[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 20 (Wednesday, January 30, 2013)]
[Pages 6401-6402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02040]



Federal Aviation Administration

Public Notice for Release of Aeronautical Property at the Wilkes-
Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP), Avoca, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public 
comment on the Bi-County Board of Commissioners of Luzerne and 
Lackawanna Counties request to release airport property and granting 
right-of-way easements for use by the Pennsylvania Department of 
Transportation (PennDOT) to construct an access roadway and required 
drainage facilities. The request consists of a permanent release of 
land (16.037 acres) for the roadway construction, a right-of-way 
drainage easement (0.2 acre) for the highway, and a right-of-way 
easement (0.183 acre) for the substitute sewer (supersedes previous 
easement) for the Lower Lackawanna Valley Sanitary Authority.
    The parcel is located in the Borough of DuPont and Pittstown 
Township, Luzerne County within the existing Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 
International Airport property and consists of three areas. The first 
area is located southeast of the northbound off ramp (exit 178A) of 
Interstate 81 near its intersection with Terminal Road (SR 2059) to 
Navy Way Road then along the Navy Way Road alignment south to the Lidy 
Road intersection with Gedrich Street containing approximately 8 +/- 
acres. The second area is located southeast of Laurel Lane and extends 
southeast under the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport 
approach light towers and the wooded area to the Pennsylvania Turnpike 
Northeast Extension containing approximately 8 +/- acres. The third 
area is located northwest of Campbell Street along Interstate 81 and 
the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 81 containing approximately 0.26 
+/- acres. This release request is for the purpose of permitting the 
Airport Owner to sell and convey title of 16.037 acres for public 
roadway, 0.20 acres for a drainage easement associated with the highway 
and 0.183 acres for a substitute sewer easement displaced due to the 
public road for a total of 16.42 acres.
    The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport will receive fair 
market value from the sale of the land. Areas impacted are not needed 
for aeronautical use for current or foreseeable future aeronautical 
    Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by 
appointment only, for inspection at the Airport Managers office and the 
FAA Harrisburg Airport District Office.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Documents are available for review at the Airport Manager's 
office: Barry J. Centini, Airport Director, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 
International Airport, 100 Terminal Drive, Avoca, PA, 570-602-2000; and 
at the FAA Harrisburg Airports District Office: Lori K. Pagnanelli, 
Manager, Harrisburg Airports District Office, 3905 Hartzdale Dr., Suite 
508, Camp Hill, PA 17011, (717) 730-2830.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian J. Gearhart, Project Manager at 
the Harrisburg Airports District Office location listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the 
release of land and right-of-way easements at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 
International Airport, Avoca, Pennsylvania at fair market value under 
the provisions of Section 47125(a) of Title 49 United States Code 
    Approximately 8+/- acres of the property is currently non-
aeronautical use vacant land and access roadway and approximately 8+/- 
acres of the property is aeronautical use and is under the approach 
near the Approach

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Lighting System for Runway 4. The requested release is for the purpose 
of permitting the Sponsor to sell and convey an easement for the 
subject 16.42 Acres to be used as a public road. The majority of the 
parcel was acquired with Federal participation through grant (9-36-034-
C407) issued on September 25, 1963 for parcels 52A, 52B, and 52C; grant 
(6-42-0105-12) issued on September, 1980 for parcels 19, 20 and 27; and 
grant (3-42-0105-06-85) issued on December 13, 1984 for parcel 50. 
There are no known adverse impacts to the operation of the airport and 
the land is not needed for any foreseeable future aeronautical 
development as shown on the current approved Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 
International Airport Layout Plan (ALP). All sales proceeds are to 
remain on the airport for eligible Airport Improvement Program projects 
at the airport.
    Any person may inspect the request by appointment at the FAA office 
address listed above. Interested persons are invited to comment on the 
proposed release from obligations. All comments will be considered by 
the FAA to the extent practicable.

    Issued in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, January 18, 2013.
Lori K. Pagnanelli,
Manager, Harrisburg Airports District Office.
[FR Doc. 2013-02040 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]