[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 144 (Friday, July 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 43483]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-17003]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property 
at the Rialto Municipal Airport, Rialto, San Bernardino County, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of Request to Release Airport Property.

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the 
release of land at the Rialto Municipal Airport under the provisions of 
section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for 
the 21st Century (AIR 21).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may he mailed or delivered to 
the FAA at the following address: Mr. Brian Armstrong, Manager, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, LAX--
600, 15000 Aviation Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90261. In addition, one copy of 
any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to 
Richard Scanlan, Director of Aviation and Solid Waste Management, City 
of Rialto, 150 Palm Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Brian Armstrong, Manager, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, LAX--
600, 15000 Aviation Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90261, Telephone: (310) 725-
3644, e-mail: Brian.Armstrong@faa.gov, fax: (310) 725-6849.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the 
request to release property at the Rialto Municipal Airport under the 
provisions of the AIR 21 and Section 4408 of Public Law 109-59. The 
following is a brief overview of the request:
    The Congress of the United States adopted Section 4408 of Public 
Law 109-59 on August 10, 2005. In part, Section 4408 specifically 
states; ``Notwithstanding any law, regulation or grant assurance, but 
subject to the requirements of this section, the United States shall 
release all restrictions, conditions, and limitations on the use, 
encumbrance, conveyance, or closure of the Rialto Municipal Airport, in 
Rialto, California, to the extent such restrictions, conditions, and 
limitations are enforceable by the United States.'' This legislation 
authorized the closure of the Rialto Airport, the transfer of certain 
assets of the Rialto Municipal Airport, the sale of the Rialto 
Municipal Airport Properties by the City of Rialto and the distribution 
of 45% of the fair market value of the local land sales proceeds to the 
United States for the benefit of a commercial airport complying with 
the criteria set forth in the legislation. This airport has been 
identified as the San Bernardino International Airport owned and 
operated by the San Bernardino International Airport Authority.
    The FAA is carrying out the direction of Congress. This notice 
invites public comment on FAA's intent to rule on the request for 
release for the Rialto Airport property in its totality. There will be 
no further public notices published on this matter. However, the FAA 
intends to process the release in incremental phases. Smaller parcels 
will be released individually and the entire release will occur over 
time. The purpose of processing the release, in this fashion, is to 
allow for the early sale of parcels not currently used for aviation 
purposes at the Rialto Municipal Airport. This incremental sale will 
allow the Rialto Municipal Airport to remain open and functional as an 
airport for a period of time while the proceeds from the early land 
sales are used for the design and construction of certain general 
aviation infrastructure and other aviation improvements on the San 
Bernardino International Airport.
    Any person may inspect the request in person, by appointment, at 
the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In 
addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice 
and other documents relevant to the application in person, by 
appointment, at the Rialto Municipal Airport, telephone number (909) 
820-2622.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California, on July 1, 2008.
Mark McClardy,
Manager, Airports Division, AWP-600, Western Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E8-17003 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]
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