[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 137 (Tuesday, July 17, 2012)]
[Page 42076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17290]



Federal Aviation Administration

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property 
Release at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton, ME

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Request for public comments.


SUMMARY: Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(d), 
notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from 
Hancock County, Maine to waive the surplus property requirements for 
0.77 acres of airport property located at Hancock County-Bar Harbor 
Airport, Trenton, Maine.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 16, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this document to Mr. Barry J. Hammer at the 
Federal Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, Telephone 781-238-7625.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Documents are available for review by 
appointment by contacting Ms. M. Allison Rogers, Telephone 207-667-7329 
or by contacting Mr. Barry J. Hammer, Federal Aviation Administration, 
16 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts, Telephone 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Aviation Administration is 
reviewing a request by Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport to release 
0.77 acres of airport property from surplus property obligations. The 
State of Maine is making improvements to a portion of State Highway 
``43'' (Route 3) extending from just north of the airport access road 
to the Route 230 intersection.
    The intersection upgrades include construction of a stub entrance 
for the future realignment of Caruso Drive which is the airport access 
road. The release will also allow the airport to sell the parcel to the 
State of Maine at fair market value, $9400 per appraisal, with the 
proceeds being deposited in an identifiable interest bearing account to 
be used for airport operating and maintenance expenses. The sale will 
benefit the airport both operationally and financially.
    FAA funding was used in acquiring portions of the proposed parcel 
to be released. The largest portion of the airport originally was 
transferred from the U.S. Government through the War Assets 
Administration by agreement in 1947 and 1948. Additional parcels were 
subsequently acquired from private landowners during safety area 
improvements and extensions to the Runway 4 approach end. However, the 
portions of the parcels obtained and to be released are not needed for 
aeronautical purposes.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on June 26, 2012.
Michel J. Hovan,
Acting Manager, Airports Division, New England Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-17290 Filed 7-16-12; 8:45 am]