Notice of Proposed Changes on Security Service Fee in the Regulations of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) proposes to adopt regulation changes in 17 AAC 45 Rural Airports of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with charging a Security Service Fee for each passenger that requires screening by the US Transportation Security Agency.

17 AAC 45 Rural Airports is proposed to be changed as follows:  Add a new proposed section regarding Security Service Fee that may include

  1. An air carrier operating an aircraft capable of enplaning 60 or more passengers shall impose a security service fee of $0.50 for each enplaned passenger on that aircraft per one-way trip for air transportation originating at a rural airport.

    The air carrier must impose the security service fee on a passenger who obtained the ticket for air transportation with a frequent flyer award, but it may not impose the fee on any other nonrevenue passenger.

  2. Every month, the air carrier shall remit to the department all security fees collected during the preceding month and, for that month, furnish an accounting that identifies the total number of enplaned passengers on whom it assessed the fee and the amount of fees assessed per each originating rural airport.

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 at PO Box 196900, Anchorage AK 99519. Additionally, the Division of Statewide Aviation will accept comments by facsimile at 907-269-0489 and by electronic mail at . The comments must be received not later than 5:00 p.m. AKDT on October 15, 2020.

Oral or written comments may also be submitted at a hearing to be held on September 21, 2020, at the Main Conference Room, DOT&PF, 4111 Aviation Avenue, Anchorage Alaska.  The meeting can also be accessed online by  You can also attend the meeting by telephone at 1 (415) 655-0060 Access Code: 626-985-832   Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar. The hearing will be held from 1:00 p.m. AKDT to 3:00 p.m. AKDT and might be extended to accommodate those present before 3:00 p.m. AKDT who did not have an opportunity to comment.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Rich Sewell of DOT&PF by email or U.S. mail at PO Box 196900, Anchorage AK 99519. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period.  DOT&PF will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact to Rich Sewell of DOT&PF by email or call at 907-269-0725 not later than September 18, 2020, 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 Rich Sewell by email or by calling at 907-269-0725.

A copy of material proposed for adoption by reference is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System.

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. Written comments received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

Authority:                  AS 02.15.020              AS 02.15.060              AS 02.15.090
                                    AS 44.42.020              AS 44.42.030

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

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities keeps a list of individuals and organizations interested in its regulations. Those on the list will automatically be sent a copy of all of the Division of Statewide Aviation notices of proposed regulation changes. To be added to or removed from the list, send a request to the Division of Statewide Aviation at PO Box 196900, Anchorage AK  99519, giving your name, and either your e-mail address or mailing address, as you prefer for receiving notices.

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Created 9/11/2020 9:51:44 AM by mlbyrd


Department: Transportation and Public Facilities
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
Project/Regulation #:
Publish Date: 9/13/2020
Archive Date: 11/13/2020