Attached is the Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment as required by Part 158-Passenger Facility
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Attached is the Notice and Opportunity for Public Comment as required by Part 158-Passenger Facility

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NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE Posted July 23, 2009 The City of Atlanta is providing an opportunity for public comment until August 24, 2009 related to the proposed new Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application #11. The City of Atlanta, operator of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, plans to continue the maximum PFC allowable of $4.50 per enplaned passenger. We anticipate collection to begin June 1, 2020 when the previous application is fully collected, with a total revenue impact of $423,880,178. The PFC expiration date for the twelve projects listed below is estimated to be January 1, 2023. Future PFC applications will likely extend the expiration date. “Impose and Use” Projects Project #1 – Noise Mitigation Program The project consists of design and construction, including associated soft costs, to implement noise insulation to aircraft noise-sensitive structures bordering the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The project also includes acquisition of property and relocation of residents from the most noise-impacted areas. The structures include single family homes, apartment buildings, schools, daycare centers and churches. Noise insulation and acquisition measures will be implemented as described in Hartsfield-Jackson's Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program approved by the FAA on January 24, 2008. The total cost of the Noise Mitigation ...

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NOTICE OF
OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO
PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGE
Posted July 23, 2009
The City of Atlanta is providing an opportunity for public comment until
August 24, 2009 related to the proposed new Passenger Facility Charge
(PFC) Application #11.
The City of Atlanta, operator of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Airport, plans to continue the maximum PFC allowable of $4.50 per
enplaned passenger. We anticipate collection to begin June 1, 2020
when the previous application is fully collected, with a total revenue
impact of $423,880,178. The PFC expiration date for the twelve projects
listed below is estimated to be January 1, 2023. Future PFC applications
will likely extend the expiration date.
“Impose and Use” Projects
Project #1
Noise Mitigation Program
The project consists of design and construction, including associated soft
costs, to implement noise insulation to aircraft noise-sensitive structures
bordering the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The project
also includes acquisition of property and relocation of residents from the
most noise-impacted areas. The structures include single family homes,
apartment buildings, schools, daycare centers and churches. Noise
insulation and acquisition measures will be implemented as described in
Hartsfield-Jackson's Part 150 Noise Compatibility Program approved by
the FAA on January 24, 2008.
The total cost of the Noise Mitigation Program is estimated to be
$130,763,344. The project will be funded $95,012,471 with AIP Noise Grants
and $35,750,873 with Passenger Facility Charges, which includes financing
and interest costs of $11,950,873. The project started in November 2008
and is estimated to be completed by November 2013.
Project #2
Capacity Study
The project includes the planning efforts to determine the means to
enhance long-term commercial airport airfield capacity in the Atlanta
metropolitan area. The project will describe Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport’s current status and lev
els of service. Possible near
and intermediate term measures will be identified that could be
implemented on the current airfield. Measures to be evaluated will
include technology-based, taxiway construction, and air traffic
procedures. Longer-term, off-airport options will be reviewed by
applicability of commercial airport potential. Options to be evaluated will
include metropolitan general aviation airports, military facilities and new
airport sites.
The total cost of the Capacity Study project is estimated to be $1,320,000.
The project is being funded $990,000 with AIP Grant 3-13-0008-80 and
$330,000 with Passenger Facility Charges. The project started in July 2007
and is estimated to be complete by June 2009.
Project #3
Spill Containment Upgrades
The project will provide secondary containment for underground waste
storage tanks and generator fuel tanks at facilities on the Airport in
compliance with the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
Twelve (12)
areas have been identified to provide spill control for the refilling of all fuel
tanks or the removal of contents from underground waste storage tanks.
Federal Regulations 40CFR112 requires the Airport to plan for the “most
likely discharge” during fueling and waste removal operations.
The total cost of the Spill Containments Upgrades project is estimated to
be $1,500,000. The project will be funded 100% with Passenger Facility
Charges.
The project started in April 2004 and is estimated to be
complete October 2009.
Project #4
Terminal Upgrades
Restrooms/Water
The
project
will
retrofit
terminal
restrooms
and
construct
water
conservation infrastructure. It will replace 1,250 existing toilets and flush
valve rated at 1.5 gallons per flush (gpf) with new high-efficiency toilets
and valves rated at 1.28 gpf. It will also replace 630 existing urinal flush
valves rated at 1.0 gpf with new valves rated at .5 gpf. Additionally, the
existing train tunnel dewatering wells will be refurbished, additional wells
will be installed and water will be conveyed to be used as make-up water
to the cooling towers and the central equipment plant.
The total cost of the Terminal Upgrades
Restrooms/Water project is
estimated to be $5,052,000.
The project will be funded 100% with
Passenger Facility Charges.
The project started in March 2008 and is
estimated to be complete in June 2010.
Project #5
Terminal Capacity Enhancement
The project will provide additional capacity for the movement of
passengers. It will enhance a functional corridor within the public space
through which terminating passengers access baggage claim areas. The
project will expand the corridor by providing a crescent-shaped
arrangement of the standing and seating areas.
This arrangement
creates an enlarged area directly adjacent to the egress escalators for
passengers requiring additional time to identify way-finding signage
guiding them to their airline’s baggage claim area. This facility, a critical
junction between Terminal South and Terminal North, will enable the
optimum flow of destination passengers to the baggage claim areas.
The total cost of the Terminal Capacity Enhancement project is
$7,200,000.
The project will be funded 100% with Passenger Facility
Charges.
The project started in May 2009 and is estimated to be
complete in December 2012.
Project #6
Taxiways SC & SJ Extensions
The project will extend Taxiways SC & SJ from Taxiway R intersection north
to Taxiway L and is intended to provide connectivity between Runway 10-
28 and the Central Passenger Terminal Complex.
The project will also
include utility relocation, demolition activities, airfield marking and lighting,
grading and drainage. Reduction in taxi times is the primary benefit of
the extensions and will thereby enhance capacity.
The total cost of the Taxiways SC & SJ Extensions project is estimated to be
$45,064,126, which includes financing and interest costs of $15,064,126.
The project will be funded 100% with Passenger Facility Charges.
The
project started in December 2007 and is estimated to be complete in
June 2012.
Project #7
Kennel Facility
The project will provide a new kennel for the APD and EOD canine teams.
A kennel facility is part of the Airport’s approved security plan.
The current
facility has insufficient capacity to handle the current number of teams
assigned to fulfill a critical mission in homeland security.
The total cost of the Kennel Facility project is $1,400,000. The project will
be funded 100% with Passenger Facility Charges. The project stated in
May 2009 and is estimated to be complete in October 2011.
Project #8
Closed Circuit Television Phase 3
The project, which is the final phase of a three-phase closed circuit
television project, includes the design, installation and configuration work
required to integrate multiple disparate Closed Circuit Television Systems
(CCTV) at the airport into a single, digitized, and remote-capable system.
CCTV is a vital part of the Airport Security Program and is used throughout
all terminals, concourses and remote sites. Associated cameras will be
integrated with computer aided design (CAD) to assist security and law
enforcement personnel to more accurately assess real-time events and
also allow first responders to coordinate the most efficient, safest response
while increasing airport situational awareness. .
The total cost of the CCTV Phase 3 project is $5,600,000. The project will
be funded 100% with Passenger Facility Charges. The project will start in
December 2010 and is estimated to be complete in July 2012.
Project #9
Elevated Walkways
The project will provide four pedestrian bridges to span over the terminal
curb front roadways (north and south) with up and down escalators and
multiple elevators. Passengers will be restricted to using these new routes
over vehicular traffic, and surface walks across the roads will be blocked
off.
This will improve capacity and safety by reducing delays on the
roadway without building additional lanes, and by reducing interfaces
with pedestrians and vehicles.
The total cost of the Elevated Walkways project is $41,909,637, which
includes financing and interest costs of $14,009,637. The project will be
funded 100% with Passenger Facility Charges. The project will start in
January 2010 and is estimated to be completed in December 2014.
Project #10
Airport Inbound Roadway Replacement/Reconfiguration
The project will replace/reconfigure the on-airport inbound roadway
network from Interstate 85 and Camp Creek Parkway to the terminal
building. This project will permit air travelers to drive or ride safely to the
airport.
The current roadway network has insufficient capacity to
adequately handle traffic demand and geometric deficiencies which
degrade the safety of the roadway to the terminal.
The total cost of the Airport Inbound Roadway Upgrades is estimated to
be $135,192,378, which includes
financing and interest
costs of
$45,192,378.
The project will be funded 100% with Passenger Facility
Charges. The project started in November 2007 and is estimated to be
completed by December 2014.
Project #11 - Terminal Area Design
Th
is “design only”
project includes the design of the West Terminal
Expansion (WTE). The design effort will examine a 5-level expansion of the
Main Terminal to the west. It will include both landside and airside design
work and address capacity constraints based on current and future
aviation demand.
The total cost for the Terminal Area Design project is estimated to be
$75,106,876, which includes financing and interest costs of $25,106,876.
The project will be funded 100% with Passenger Facility Charges.
The
project is scheduled to begin in March 2010 and estimated to be
completed in March 2013.
“Impose Only” Projects
Project #12
Runway 27R Extension
This “Impose only” project includes
design and construction of a 500-foot
extension of Runway 27R and the parallel taxiways Lime and Mike to the
east. The project will include 44,000 square yards of pavement and
associated sub-grade, lighting, striping, and relocation of the NAVAIDs
(Lights and localizer). This runway extension will allow for greater safety
and variety of aircraft using this runway.
The total cost of the Runway 27R Extension is estimated to be $69,774,288,
which includes financing and interest costs of $23,324,288. Passenger
Facility Charges are currently anticipated to provide $69,774,288.
The
project is estimated to begin in July 2009 with design and is estimated to
be completed by December 2011.
Alternative Project for “Impose Only” Projects
Project #1 - Terminal Area Construction
The project includes the early stages of construction work to expand the
main terminal to the west. The existing terminal will be expanded to a 5-
level Main Terminal building. It will include enabling work for the
expansion of the APM tunnel, baggage handling systems and site utilities
to address capacity constraints currently causing congestion in the main
terminal. The expansion of the Main Terminal Building will increase public
space and allow for a more effective flow of passengers and their
luggage.
The total cost of the Terminal Area Construction project is estimated to be
$685,000,000. Of this amount, Passenger Facility Charges are anticipated
to provide $70,000,000.
Comments or a request for more detailed project justification or project
documents should be sent to Milton Castillo, Chief Financial Officer, City
of Atlanta Department of Aviation, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport, P.O. Box 20509, Atlanta, Georgia 30320-2509.