of Transportation proposing
to repeal rules on airport safety
aid and replace with the Airport Safety Fund Program
- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) proposes to
repeal N.J.A.C. 16:56, the rule governing the Department's regulations
on Airport Safety Improvement Aid and replace it with new regulations
outlining the Airport Safety Fund Program.
new regulation establishes the criteria and application procedures
for grants and loans funded by the Airport Safety Fund, formerly
described under the Airport Safety Improvement Aid regulations.
Applicants may include publicly and privately owned unrestricted
public use airports, counties, municipalities, and education-based
proposed program changes will make the regulations more user-friendly
and substantially simplify the airport aid application process.
Under the proposed rule, applicants for NJDOT-funded projects
will be responsible for five percent of the project, rather than
ten percent under the previous rule. In addition, airports
under the proposed rule may to apply for aid twice a year, whereas
previously they applied annually. Newly eligible project types
include airport fueling facilities and tie-down areas.
proposed rule appears in the February 21, 2006 issue of the New
Jersey Register. The public has until April 22, 2006
to comment on the proposal.
Persons wishing to comment on the proposal must provide
their comments in writing to Miriam Crum, Administrative Practice
Officer, NJ Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue,
PO Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625-0600. Fax: (609) 530-3841.
Comments must be postmarked or sent by telefacsimile on
or before April 22, 2006, which is the close of the 60-day public
submitted to the Department on the proposed rulemaking are public
records and are available for public inspection by prior appointment
during normal NJDOT business hours.