[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 12 (Thursday, January 17, 2013)]
[Page 3964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00854]



Federal Aviation Administration

Request for Public Comment, Raleigh County Memorial Airport, 
Beckley, WV

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public 
comment on the proposed release of 154.0957 acres of land currently 
owned by the Raleigh County Commission, Sponsor for the Raleigh County 
Memorial Airport, Beckley, West Virginia. The parcel is located off the 
north end of the airport and descends in to ``Piney Creek Gorge'' to a 
depth in excess of 600ft below the airport elevation and has no 
aeronautical benefit. The land is dormant, no infrastructure exists and 
land has no practical use. Due to terrain, no future development 
opportunities exist for the airport. Once released, the land will be 
sold and placed in a Conservation Easement, with restriction of no 
future development. Proposed buyer would be placing the area of request 
in a conservation easement for wildlife enhancement, with no adverse 
impact to the airport. Land will remain as compatible use to the 
airport. Land will be sold as surface rights only, no conveyance of 
mineral rights. The airport land being released is not needed for 
airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market 
Value has been determined based upon an appraisal of the Property.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered in 
triplicate to the FAA at the following address: Connie Boley-Lilly, 
Program Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Beckley Airports 
Field Office, 176 Airport Circle, Room 101, Beaver, West Virginia 
    In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be 
mailed or delivered to Mr. Tom Cochran, Airport Manager of the Raleigh 
County Memorial Airport at the following address: Thomas Cochran, 
Airport Manager, Raleigh County Memorial Airport, 176 Airport Circle, 
Room 105, Beaver, West Virginia 25813.

Specialist, Beckley Airport Field Office, (304) 252-6216 ext. 125, Fax 
(304) 253-8028. Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public 
comment on the request to release property at the Raleigh County 
Memorial Airport, Beckley, WV. Under the provisions of AIR 21(49 U.S.C. 
    The Raleigh County Memorial Airport is proposing the release of 
approximately 154.0957 acres of a `surface rights only' property to be 
sold and then placed in a Conservation Easement with restriction of no 
future development. The release and sale of this property will allow 
the Sponsor to take advantage of un-useable land and use the proceeds 
for that sale, for the future development of the airport.

    Issued in Beckley, West Virginia, on January 8, 2013.
Matthew P. DiGiulian,
Manager, Beckley Airport Field Office, Eastern Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-00854 Filed 1-16-13; 8:45 am]