The CAC actively tracks State & Federal policy issues affecting CA commercial airports. Policy & comment letters of the association can be found below.
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Support Renewal of the Alternative Minimum Tax Exemption for Private Activity Bonds
The Senate bill, MAP21, included a provision to renew the exemption from the application of the AMT to PAB interest. This provision, if included in the Conference Report, will have a substantial benefit for California airports and their ability to finance a variety of infrastructure projects.
Support Letter for Modernization of Nation’s Airport Infrastructure and Financing Mechanisms
The CAC firmly believe’s that modernizing airport infrastructure is the best option for strengthening our nation’s aviation system to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow. California’s airports are powerful economic engines, generating more than $62 billion in annual activity and supporting more than 300,000 jobs. However, our airports’ needs far exceed […]
Support for Passenger Facility Charge
On October 27, 2011, a coalition of twelve airport operators wrote recommending consideration of easing the federal regulation of the Passenger Facility Charge. This would allow airports to forego Airport Improvement Program entitlement funds, allowing the federal government to use the savings as spending cuts for deficit reduction. The CAC offers support of this initiative.
Request for Reconsideration of TSA Exit Lane Security Proposal
The California Airports Council (CAC) strongly opposes the proposal to cease staffing airport terminal exit lanes and turn this duty and expense over to airports. The staffing of airport exit lanes has never been the financial responsibility of airports. After 9/11, Congress directed the responsibility for airport security to the TSA. As this transition was implemented […]
Protect Airport Improvement Program Funding for Airports
The CAC urges to protect vital airport funding by preventing the FAA from potentially using additional Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant money to alleviate the FAA’s budgetary deficit. In Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13), the FAA transferred $250 million from the program to eliminate furloughs and prevent air traffic control tower closures at the expense of airports’ […]
Policy Statement on Customs and Border Protection
California serves as a gateway into the United States from many worldwide destinations. Ten of California’s 30 commercial service airports offer flights to international destinations. Over 27% of all flights at Los Angeles International Airport are to foreign destinations. However, staffing resource allocations in California by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) are […]
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Letter on FAA Reauthorization Bill to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
The CAC offers strong recommendation that airport infrastructure be held as a high priority in the Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The associations urges to fully fund, if not increase, annual appropriations to the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) as well as raise the ceiling on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC).
Comments on TSA Exit Lane Security Personnel Proposal
The CAC strongly opposes the proposal to cease staffing airport terminal exit lanes and turn this duty and expense over to airports. The staffing of airport exit lanes has never been the financial responsibility of airports. After 9/11, Congress directed the responsibility for airport security to the TSA.