[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20168-20169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07663]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property 
at the Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, CO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

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 Boulder Municipal Airport under the provisions of 
Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for 
the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 3, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to 
the FAA at the following address: Mr. John P. Bauer, Manager, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Airports Division, 
Denver Airports District Office, 26805 E. 68th Avenue, Suite 224, 
Denver, Colorado 80249-6361.
    In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be 
mailed or delivered to Mr. Tim Head, Manager, Boulder Municipal 
Airport, Boulder, Colorado, at the following address: Mr. Tim Head, 
Manager, Boulder Municipal Airport, 3300 Airport Road, Box K, Boulder, 
Colorado 80301.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Marc Miller, Colorado Engineer/
Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest 
Mountain Region, Denver Airports District Office, 26805 E. 68th Avenue, 
Suite 224, Denver, Colorado 80249-6361.
    The request to release property may be reviewed, by appointment, in 
person at this same location.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the 
request to release property at the Boulder Municipal Airport under the 
provisions of the AIR 21 (49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2)).
    The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, HR 658, Section 817, 
gave the Secretary of Transportation the authorization to grant an 
airport, city, or county release from any of the terms, conditions, 
reservations, or restrictions contained in a deed under which the 
United States conveyed to the airport, city, or county an interest in 
real property for airport purposes pursuant to Section 16 of the 
Federal Airport Act (60 Stat. 179) or Section 23 of the Airport and 
Airway Development Act of 1970 (84 Stat. 232).
    On March 18, 2013, the FAA determined that the request to release 
property at the Boulder Municipal Airport submitted by the City of 
Boulder meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation 
Administration. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, 
no later than May 3, 2013.
    The following is a brief overview of the request:
    The City of Boulder is proposing the release from the terms, 
conditions, reservations, and restrictions on a 2.6 acre parcel of 
property acquired by the City of Boulder on August 8, 1958. No FAA 
funds were used in its purchase and no improvements have been conducted 
on the parcel using FAA funds. This parcel has since been identified on 
the Airport Layout Plan for future release as it is not conducive to 
construction of improvements related to the airport due to its sloping 
terrain and small, narrow configuration. All proceeds from the sale of 
this parcel will be at fair market value, and will remain in the 
airport fund and will provide the airport with matching funds for FAA 
and state grants, in addition to improving airside infrastructure. The 
City will ensure that the property carries an avigation easement if 
sold and that no hazard will be created. As airport land, this parcel 
was originally zoned as ``Public''. In preparation for release, this 
parcel was given a new zoning of ``Light

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Industrial'', which is the closest equivalent to its ``Public'' 
previous zoned designation; thus, its potential use remains generally 
unchanged.
    Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at 
the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    In addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect 
the application, notice and other documents germane to the application 
in person at the Boulder Municipal Airport.

    Issued in Denver, Colorado, on March 19, 2013.
John P. Bauer,
Manager, Denver Airports District Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-07663 Filed 4-2-13; 8:45 am]
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