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  1. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Gary Cathey, Chief January 29, 2012

  2. Hot Topics • Aeronautics Organization and Budget • Grants and Loans Programs • Aviation Legislation • Office Updates: Airports, Planning, and Technical Services • Outreach: Aeronautics Newsletter and Website Update Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  3. Aeronautics Organizational Chart Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  4. Aeronautics Functional Organizational Chart

  5. Aeronautics Budget FY 2012-13 • Due to a decrease of revenues of approximately 25% and $4.0 million transferred from the State Aeronautics Account to the State General Fund in FY-2009-10. • Grant funding is limited, but as many grants as possible will be funded. Please check funding status at: www.dot.ca.gov/aeronautics. Click the link to “Airport Funding Status”. • We WILL be able to fund 100% of Annual Grants, anticipate funding 100% of AIP Matching Grants, and are skeptical that we will be able to fund any new A&D grants this FY. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  6. Aeronautics Funding Projection REVENUE: EXPENSES: 2012/13 FY Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  7. Airport Loan Program • Loan Eligibility: • Cities, counties, and airport districts • Most projects that benefit the airport are eligible, especially revenue-generating • Local Match for FAA AIP grants is eligible • Loan Approval Considerations: • Economic feasibility is a major factor for revenue-generating projects such as hangars and fueling facilities • Sponsor’s overall financial status • Sponsor’s repayment history on previously funded loans Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  8. Airport Loan Program (con’t) • Loan Process • Submit completed application to Department:Go to www.dot.ca.gov/aeronautics; click the Grants and Loans tab for complete information • Department conducts public and internal hearings • Loan agreement is prepared by Department • State Controller’s Office prepares loan payment for disbursement 6-8 weeks after the loan is approved • Total time is 2-3 months to process loan Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  9. Airport Loan Program (con’t) • Loan Conditions • First payment on loan is due one year from the date the warrant was issued by the SCO • Loan terms vary from 8 to 17 years • Simple interest is charged. Current rate is 4.24% • Loans may fund 100%; a local match is not required • Loans are subject to audit Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  10. State Dollars for Your Airport • State Dollars for Your Airport is on our website: www.dot.ca.gov/aeronautics. The document can be found under “Publications and Forms”. • This is a “How to…” manual for airport managers, sponsoring agencies, and ALUC’s to better understand the funding programs and application procedures. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  11. State Aviation Legislation • AB 511, Assembly Member Yamada-Davis • This bill added a section to the State Aeronautics Act. It provides requirements for marking and lighting (optional) meteorological evaluation towers (METs) that are erected to gather wind data over a period of time at locations where wind energy facilities may be built; specifically, those higher than 50 feet but lower than 200 feet to be marking standards that are issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). • Status: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 182, Statutes of 2012. August 27. Approved and signed by the Governor. Effective January 1, 2013. Sunset: 5 years. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  12. State Aviation Legislation • AB 662, Assembly Member Hueso-Chula Vista • This would require that new airport land use compatibility plans that are required to include AICUZ data go through a NEPA review first. If not, the AICUZ won’t need to be integrated into the CLUP. Issue: City of Coronado compliance w/NAS Coronado AICUZ. • Status: The bill died and is no longer considered. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  13. State Aviation Legislation • SB 446, State Senator Dutton-Rancho Cucamonga • This legislation would establish the Ontario International Airport Authority and require the transfer of management and operational control of the Ontario International Airport from the City of Los Angeles to the authority. • Status: Discussion on this bill stopped late last year, and the last two hearings were cancelled at the request of the author. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  14. State Aviation Legislation • SB 619, State Senator Fuller-Bakersfield • This bill provides an exemption from the regulatory jurisdiction of the state Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to flight instructors and flight schools. • Status: This bill passed at the end of last year’s session and is now law. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  15. Office of Airports • In CY 2011, Aviation Safety Officers inspected 152 Public-Use Airports and 91 Hospital Heliports (>60%). • Updated “5010” Airport Master Records for 131 airports (>100% of FAA contract) • Evaluated 29 schools & State buildings • Continue to work with airport and heliport managers and sponsors to improve safety and meet standards Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  16. Wildlife Hazard Assessment • $1.3M FAA grant to conduct WHA studies at 10 GA airports in Southern California • Contract with Meade & Hunt • Aeronautics POC: Derek Kantar • (916)-651-0597 Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  17. Airport Economic Study • Grant from FHWA to study the socio-economic value of the State’s airport functional classification system. • Study will also evaluate the system with and without the inclusion of smart growth elements. • Contract with Cambridge Associates • Aero POC: Derek Kantar (916) 651-0597 Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  18. Disaster Recovery Study • Funding from the Division of Research and Innovation to study the role airports can play in the recovery of disasters in the San Francisco Bay Area. • Study will coordinate with FEMA, CalEMA, MTC, and Caltrans District 4 emergency response efforts. • Aeronautics POC: Colette Armao • (916) 654-5346 Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  19. Caltrans Division of AeronauticsOffice of Technical Services and Programs (OTS) Office of Technical Services Staff Lee Provost, OTS Chief, Senior Transportation Engineer Lee_Provost@dot.ca.gov Parvin Bijani, Airport Engineer Patrick Kyo, Airport Engineer Danny Uppal, Airport Engineer Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  20. Office of Technical Services & Programs • Provide engineering assistance (internal and external). • Review and manage State Acquisition & Development (A&D) grants. • Develop the 3 Year Aeronautics Program based on our Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). • Prepare School Site Evaluation Maps and AutoCAD drawings for Airports. • FAA Contract Administration and Management. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  21. 2011 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) $3.62 Billion 2,057 projects Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  22. Project Delivery • Acquisition and Development Project Grants (90% State match) • 2006 and 2008 Aeronautics Program: 10 Projects (allocated) $1.2 million • 2010 Aeronautics Program : 42 projects (allocated) $5.7 million • 2012 Aeronautics Program : 18 projects (programmed) $3.1 million • All projects in the 2012 Aeronautics Program will be subject to the California Transportation Commission’s 2012 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Timely Use of Funds (TUF) policy. • All projects not allocated (encumbered) for FY 12/13 and beyond are currently on hold due to budget restrictions. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  23. Proposed School Site EvaluationsAirport Safety Zones Map Depicts safety zones around a runway & air traffic pattern Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  24. Airport Pavement Maintenance System (APMS)- Recently Surveyed 85 Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  25. Lateral Precision with Vertical Guidance (LPV) Obstruction Surveys – 10 GA Airports in CA Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  26. Baker AirportRunway Rehab Project Before After Project used an innovative recycling process to construct a new base from the existing asphalt pavement, placed a new 3-inch overlay of asphalt, and was re-striped markings to FAA standards. The project was completed in March 2010 at a State cost of $444,000. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  27. Blue Canyon AirportResurface Runway and Parking Ramp BeforeAfter Existing Runway 15/33 had undulations & pot holes. Ground AC and used leveling course, then a 1.5 inch HMA over existing pavement was added. Project completed JAN 2011. Total project cost $165 K, State max. = $140 K. Runway markings painted by county. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  28. Spaulding AirportEnlarge Tiedown Area &Widen Runway Before After Runway 16/34 widened to 60 feet (5’ on both sides) and all cracks were filled. Completed July 2011. State Max Allocation $282K . Total Cost $305K. Future projects include pavement overlay of the runway, taxiway & tie down area. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  29. Shelter Cove AirportRunway Overlay & Restripe Pavement Before After Runway 12/30 overlay. $499,000 max State with a total cost of $563,000. The District paid $30,000 for resurfacing six aircraft parking spaces: three overlay, three spaces with leftover asphalt grindings. Completed in December 2011. Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  30. CalAERO Newsletter • New quarterly • Division of Aeronautics publication • First edition published January 2010 • Past and current editions available online at:www.dot.ca.gov/aeronautics Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  31. “Airports” Website Update • Default view on Aero homepage • Provides clearer info on Permitting, Site Eval, & HLA steps & processes • Provides excerpts from PUC & CCR to help determine applicable requirements Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  32. Upcoming Conferences /Events • Reno Air Races, September 12-16, 2012, Stead Field, Reno, NV. Information: www.airrace.org • Association of California Airports Annual Conference, September 14-16, 2012, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Information: www.calairports.com • FAA/National Association of State Aviation Officials 2012 Regional Aviation Directors Workshop, October 1-3, 2012, Carson City, NV. See Gary Cathey for details. • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit, October 11-13, 2012, Palm Springs, CA. Information: www.aopa.org Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

  33. Thank you! Questions and Answers? Please visit the Aeronautics website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/aeronautics Caltrans Division of Aeronautics