[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 48 (Tuesday, March 12, 2013)]
[Pages 15804-15805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05579]



Federal Aviation Administration

Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance: Rolla National Airport 
(VIH), Rolla, MO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Intent of Waiver with respect to land.


SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a 
proposal from the City of Rolla (sponsor), Rolla, MO, to release a 10 
acre parcel (Lot 1) of land from the federal obligation dedicating it 
to aeronautical use and to authorize this parcel to be used for 
revenue-producing, non-aeronautical purposes.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 11, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to 
the FAA at the following address: Lynn D. Martin, Airports Compliance 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, ACE-
610C, 901 Locust Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106.
    In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be 
mailed or delivered to: John Butz, City Administrator, City of Rolla, 
901 N. Elm St., Rolla, MO 65401, (573) 426-6948.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynn D. Martin, Airports Compliance 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, ACE-
610C, 901 Locust Room 364, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone number 
(816) 329-2644, Fax number (816) 329-2611, email address: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the 
request to change approximately 10 acres of airport property at the 
Rolla National Airport (VIH) from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical 
for revenue producing use. The parcel of land is located along the 
Southwest corner of the airport, near Missouri State Highway 28. This 
parcel will be used for construction and operation of The Brewer 
Science Building. Brewer Science is a high technology electronics firm 
that produces products such as anti-reflective coating, lift-off 
materials, protective coatings, temporary bondings, etc. which is 
headquartered in Rolla. The firm conducts business around the world 
with an emphasis in North America, Europe and China.
    No airport landside or airside facilities are presently located on 
this parcel, nor are airport developments contemplated in the future. 
There is no current use of the surface of the parcel. The parcel will 
serve as a revenue producing lot with the proposed change from 
aeronautical to non-aeronautical. The request submitted by the Sponsor 
meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation 
Administration and the change to non-aeronautical status of the 
property does not and will not impact future aviation needs at the 
airport. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no 
sooner than thirty days after the publication of this Notice.
    The following is a brief overview of the request:
    The Rolla National Airport (VIH) is proposing the release of one 
parcel, of 10 acres, more or less from aeronautical to non-
aeronautical. The release of land is necessary to comply with Federal 
Aviation Administration Grant Assurances that do not allow federally 
acquired airport property to be used for non-aviation purposes. The 
rental of the subject property will result in the land at the Rolla 
National Airport (VIH) being changed from aeronautical to 
nonaeronautical use and release the

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lands from the conditions of the Airport Improvement Program Grant 
Agreement Grant Assurances. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 47107(c)(2)(B) 
(i) and (iii), the airport will receive fair market rental value for 
the property. The annual income from rent payments will generate a 
long-term, revenue-producing stream that will further the Sponsor's 
obligation under FAA Grant Assurance number 24, to make the Rolla 
National Airport as financially self-sufficient as possible.
    Following is a legal description of the subject airport property at 
the Rolla National Airport (VIH):
    A fractional part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 2, Township 
39 North, Range 8 West of the 5th P.M. described as follows: Commencing 
at the Southwest Corner of said Section 2; thence North 38[deg]25'20'' 
East, 1062.05 feet to the southeasterly right of way of Missouri 
Highway 28, being a point left of Station 647+00; thence North 
34[deg]35'40'' East, 817.43 feet along said southeasterly right of way 
to the true point of beginning of the hereinafter described tract: 
Thence continuing North 34[deg]35'40'' East, 612.29 feet along said 
southeasterly right of way; thence South 43[deg]54'30'' East, 787.11 
feet; thence South 46[deg]06'30'' West, 600.00 feet; thence North 
43[deg]54'30'' West, 664.89 feet to the true point of beginning. Above 
described tract contains 10.00 acres, more or less, per plat of survey 
J-475, dated June 15, 2012, by Archer-Elgin Surveying and Engineering, 
    Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at 
the FAA office listed above FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In 
addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect the 
application, notice and other documents determined by the FAA to be 
related to the application in person at the Rolla National Airport.

    Issued in Kansas City, MO, on February 25, 2013.
Jim A. Johnson,
Manager, Airports Division.
[FR Doc. 2013-05579 Filed 3-11-13; 8:45 am]