Notice of Proposed Changes on Aircraft Tiedown Permits in the Regulations of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities


The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposes to amend, add, or repeal regulations in Title 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with aircraft tiedown permits at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport with the intention of updating, simplifying, and clarifying permit regulations.

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with aircraft tiedown permits at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, including the following:

            17 AAC 42.500-.599, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Tiedown Permits –The intended effects of the proposed changes are to simplify and clarify the regulations, add provisions for tiedown assignment priority, temporary airport use of a permitted tiedown, definitions, transitional compliance provisions, and repeal requirements related to notarization of documents, redundancies, medical certification, definitions, and findings, and amend tiedown categories, allowable improvements, pilot and flight activity requirements, wait-list and switch-list procedures, permit qualifications, application, approval, terms and conditions, duration, renewal, deficiency compliance, and cancellation.

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 Alex Moss, AIAS Planning Manager at P.O. Box 196960, Anchorage, Alaska, 99519-6960. Additionally, the DOT&PF will accept comments by electronic mail at  The comments must be received no later than 4:00pm on January 19, 2018.

Oral or written comments also may be submitted at a hearing to be held on December 12, 2017, in the Susitna Room of the Coast International Inn, 3450 Aviation Avenue, Anchorage, AK, 99502. The hearing will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and might be extended to accommodate those present before 8:00pm who did not have an opportunity to comment.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Alex Moss, AIAS Planning Manager at P.O. Box 196960, Anchorage, Alaska, 99519-6960 or by email to The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The DOT&PF will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System. The DOT&PF 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 Alex Moss, AIAS Planning Manager at 266-2540 or by email to not later than December 10, 2017, to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Alex Moss, AIAS Planning Manager at (907)266-2540, or P.O. Box 196960, Anchorage, Alaska, 99519-6960.

After the public comment period ends, the DOT&PF 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 regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.

Statutory authority: AS 02.15.020; AS 02.15.060; AS 02.15.070; AS 02.15.090; AS 44.42.030

Statutes being implemented, interpreted, or made specific: AS 02.15.010; AS 02.15.020; 02.15.060; AS 02.15.070; AS 02.15.090; AS 02.15.160; AS 02.15.210; AS 02.15.220; AS 02.15.230; AS 02.15.240; AS 37.15.500

Fiscal information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.


(AS 44.62.190(d))

1.         Adopting agency:    Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                       

2.         General subject of regulation:    Aircraft tiedown permits                                              

3.         Citation of regulation (may be grouped):    17 AAC 42.500-.599                                  

4.         Department of Law file number, if any:    JU2017200741                                             

5.         Reason for the proposed action:

(   )    Compliance with federal law or action (identify):                                                  

(   )    Compliance with new or changed state statute

(   )    Compliance with federal or state court decision (identify):                                   

(x)     Development of program standards

(x)     Other (identify):    corrections to outdated provisions                                           

6.         Appropriation/Allocation:    None                                                                                   

7.         Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:

A private person:   None                                                                                                  

Another state agency:   None                                                                                          

A municipality:   None                                                                                                     


8.         Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):

                                                 Initial Year      Subsequent

                                                 FY 17              Years

Operating Cost                        $                0    $                0

Capital Cost                            $                0    $                0


1002 Federal receipts              $                0    $                0

1003 General fund match       $                0    $                0

1004 General fund                  $                0    $                0

1005 General fund/

   program                                $                0    $                0

Other (identify)                       $                0    $                0

9.         The name of the contact person for the regulation:

Name:    Alex Moss                                                                

Title:    AIAS Planning Manager                                             

Address:    P.O. Box 196960, Anchorage, AK 99519-6960   

Telephone:     (907)266-2540                                                 

E-mail address                                

10.       The origin of the proposed action:

__x___   Staff of state agency

_____     Federal government

__x___   General public

_____     Petition for regulation change

_____     Other (identify):                                                                                                

11.       Date:  November 7, 2017     Prepared by:     

Name (printed): William A. Moss

Title (printed): AIAS Planning Manager

Telephone: (907)266-2540

Attachments, History, Details

Revision History

Created 11/21/2017 3:30:11 PM by mlbyrd
Modified 11/27/2017 3:15:59 PM by mlbyrd
Modified 12/5/2017 1:42:27 PM by mlbyrd


Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Anchorage
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 11/21/2017
Archive Date: 2/10/2018