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H.R. 6891 (110th): To authorize the closure of a municipal airport in Pollock, Louisiana, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 15, 2008 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 6891


September 15, 2008

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


To authorize the closure of a municipal airport in Pollock, Louisiana, and for other purposes.


Pollock Municipal Airport, Louisiana



Congress finds that—


Pollock Municipal Airport located in Pollock, Louisiana (in this section referred to as the airport), has never been included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems pursuant to section 47103 of title 49, United States Code, and is therefore not considered necessary to meet the current or future needs of the national aviation system; and


closing the airport will not adversely affect aviation safety, aviation capacity, or air commerce.


Request for closure



Notwithstanding any other provision of law, requirement, or agreement and subject to the requirements of this section, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall—


approve a request from the town of Pollock, Louisiana, to close the airport as a public airport; and


release the town from any term, condition, reservation, or restriction contained in a surplus property conveyance or transfer document, and from any order or finding by the Department of Transportation on the use and repayment of airport revenue applicable to the airport, that would otherwise prevent the closure of the airport and redevelopment of the facilities to nonaeronautical uses.


Continued airport operation prior to approval

The town of Pollock shall continue to operate and maintain the airport until the Administrator grants the town’s request for closure of the airport.


Use of proceeds from sale of airport

Upon the approval of the request to close the airport, the town of Pollock shall obtain fair market value for the sale of the airport property and shall immediately upon receipt transfer all such proceeds from the sale of the airport property to the sponsor of a public airport designated by the Administrator to be used for the development or improvement of such airport.


Relocation of aircraft

Before closure of the airport, the town of Pollock shall provide adequate time for any airport-based aircraft to relocate.