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Title 49 U.S.C. Section 47134 establishes an airport privatization pilot program and authorizes the Department of Transportation to grant exemptions from certain Federal statutory and regulatory requirement for up to five airport privatization projects. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 expanded the pilot program from five to ten airports. The application procedures require the FAA to publish a notice of receipt of the final application in the
On Friday, September 28, 2012, beginning at 8 a.m., the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a public meeting to receive oral comments about the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport final application; the Transportation Security Administration will also participate.
Individuals wishing to address the Federal panel are limited to a five minute presentation. Those individuals needing more time can put their additional comments in writing and submit to the FAA the day of the listening session or submit at a later time to the below named addresses.
Individuals wanting to address the Federal panel are strongly encouraged to pre-register by emailing their name, affiliation and applicable group category to
On-site registration will begin 7:30 a.m. and close at 12 noon. All testimony will be completed no later than 6 p.m.
You may also send written comments by any of the following methods.
Identify all transmission with "Docket Number FAA 2009-1144" at the beginning of the document.
The final application has been filed under Docket Number FAA-2009-1144. You may examine the final application on the Internet at:
Puerto Rico Department of State, One-Stop Service Center, Corner of San Jose Street and San Francisco Street, Diputacion Provincial Building, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Department de Estado de Puerto Rico, Centro Unico de Servicio, Edificio Diputacion Provincial, Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Title 49 of the U.S. Code 47134 authorizes the Secretary of Transportation, and throughdelegation, the FAA Administrator, to exempt a sponsor of a public use airport that has receivedFederal assistance, from certain Federal requirements in connection with the privatization of theairport by sale or lease to a private party. Specifically, the Administrator may exempt thesponsor from all or part of the requirements to use airport revenues for airport-related purposes,to pay back a portion of Federal grants upon the sale of an airport, and to return airport propertydeeded by the Federal Government upon transfer of the airport. The Administrator is alsoauthorized to exempt the private purchaser or lessee from the requirements to use all airportrevenues for airport-related purposes, to the extent necessary to permit the purchaser or lessee toearn compensation from the operations of the airport.
On September 16, 1997, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice of procedures to beused in applications for exemption under Airport Privatization Pilot Program (Notice
The Puerto Rico Ports Authority and Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority submitted a preliminary application to the Airport Privatization Pilot Program for Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on December 1, 2009, the filing date of the preliminary application. On December 22, 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration advised the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority that the agency accepted the application for review and that they may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application. The preliminary application is posted on
On September 10, 2012, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority and Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority filed its final application. The Puerto Rico Ports Authority and Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships Authority selected Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC, (AEROSTAR) to operate the Airport under a 40-year lease. The Puerto Rico Ports Authority will receive $615 million upon signing the lease and annual revenue payments over the life of the lease. In the final application, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority requested an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 47134(b)(1) to permit the Puerto Rico Ports Authority to use revenue from the lease of airport property for non-airport purposes and under 49 U.S.C. 47134(b)(2) to forego the repayment of Federal grants; and AEROSTAR asked for an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 47134(b)(3) to permit them to earn compensation from the operation of the airport.
The purpose of the public meeting scheduled for September 28, 2012, is to accept oral comments on the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport final application, for inclusion in Docket Number FAA 2009-1144. The meeting will be recorded by a court reporter. A transcript of the meeting and any material accepted by the panel during the meeting will be included in the public docket posted on
As part of its review of the final application, the FAA will consider all comments, written and oral, that are submitted by interested parties during the 60-day comment period for this notice.