Input Requested for Airport Land Use Compatibility Planning

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prepared a draft Advisory Circular (AC) which is designed to assist airports in identifying compatible land use issues and also provides guidance to local land use planning authorities in better understanding the effects of non-compatible land use on the safety and utility of airport operations. In order to make sure that this Advisory Circular addresses compatible land use issues around airports, we are coordinating with organizations such as the American Planning Association (APA) to provide an opportunity for your members to review and comment on the Draft AC. This is particularly critical since a vast majority of your members work in local planning agencies which encounter these issues.

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Also provided in this link is a comment matrix to use to provide your comments.

We thank you in advance for your review and input. The deadline for providing comments to the FAA is by COB November 12, 2021.

Thank you for your participation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jacki Sweatt-Essick.

This letter was from Jackie Sweatt-Essick, Environmental Program Manager, Southern Region, Airports Division, FAA to APA staff.  It includes a request to distribute this land use document to APA chapter members for review and comment.  Please provide your input if this is relevant in your community.