H. R. 6891
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 15, 2008
Mr. McCrery 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—
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.