The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with Chapter 45 Rural Airports, related to After Hours Requests for Airport Services, including the following: a new section, 17 AAC 45.035, will be added implementing fees and process at rural airports for After Hours Requests for Airport Services.
You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Rich Sewell, Aviation Policy Planner, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, P.O. Box 196900, Anchorage Alaska 99519-6900. Additionally, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will accept comments by facsimile at 907-269-0489 and by electronic mail at StatewideAviation@alaska.gov. The comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ADT on April 4, 2017.
Oral or written comments also may be submitted at hearings to be held on March 6, 2017 in the Central Region Main Conference Room, Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, 4111 Aviation Avenue, Anchorage AK, and to be held on March 7, 2017, in the Northern Region Main Conference Room, Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities, 2301 Peger Road, Fairbanks AK, and to be held on March 10, 2017, in the first floor conference room, Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities at 3 Mile Road in Juneau, AK. The hearings will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Anchorage, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Fairbanks, and 10:00 a.m. to noon at Juneau, and might be extended to accommodate those present before indicated end times who did not have time to comment.
You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Rich Sewell, Aviation Policy Planner, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, P.O. Box 196900, Anchorage Alaska 99519-6900, or by email to StatewideAviation@alaska.gov. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period, no later than 5:00pm ADT on March 25, 2017. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and response available on Alaska Online Public Notice System. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date and before the end of the comment period.
If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Rich Sewell at (907) 269-0725 or by email at StatewideAviation@alaska.gov no later than February 28, 2017 to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Rich Sewell, Aviation Policy Planner at the mailing address or telephone number above. Or you may obtain an electronic copy of the proposed regulations at the webpage http://dot.alaska.gov/stwdav/documents/after_hours_draft_regulations.pdf
After the public comment period ends, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected. Written comments received are public records and are subject to public inspection.
Statutory Authority: AS 02.10.010; AS 02.15.020; AS 02.15.060; AS 02.15.090; AS 02.15.160; AS 02.15.200; and AS 44.42.030.
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 02.10.010; AS 02.15.060; AS 02.15.090; AS 02.15.160; AS 02.15.200; and AS 44.42.020.
Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.