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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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SB 747 Aviation Fuel Taxes in California Support Letter

In November 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration issued Docket 2013-0988, which directs all states and local jurisdictions to become compliant with long-standing regulations requiring aviation fuel tax proceeds to be used for aviation purposes (64 FR 7696). SB 747 will begin the process of returning this much needed funding to California’s aviation program and will also […]

SB 616 Flexibility for the California Aid to Airports Program

This measure was sponsored by the CAC to provide the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Division of Aeronautics increased flexibility when providing matching grants for California’s general aviation airports.

Opposition to Diversion of Jet Fuel Excise Tax to State General Fund

The CAC expresses objections to the Legislature’s proposed diversion of excise tax revenue from jet fuel sales to the state General Fund. The primary purpose of these funds is to provide matching grants for small and medium-sized airports to leverage funds from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Comments to Order Instituting Rulemaking on Regulations Relating to Passenger Carriers, Ridesharing, and New Online-Enabled Transportation Services (R. 12-12-011)

In accordance with the Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling providing for Opening Comments, dated May 10, 2013, the California Airports Council submits Opening Comments.

Comments on the Draft Sustainable Freight Action Plan to State Action Plan Partners

California’s airports remain committed environmental stewards, investing millions of dollars in both infrastructure and equipment to support a cleaner future for the industry. We appreciate the dedication of the State Action Plan Partners to implement the plan in response to the Governor’s Executive Order (B-32-15) and offer the following considerations as the freight industry transitions to […]

Comments on Draft Industrial General Permit under the State Water Resources Control Board

Comment letter submitted on behalf of the CAC for the State Water Resources Control Board draft Industrial General Permit. Airports are considered industrial facilities (SIC code 45XX Sector S.) due to fueling and maintenance activities performed on site.

Comments on Draft FAA AC 150/5200-XX– Protocol for Hazardous Wildlife Site Visits, Wildlife Hazard Assessments, and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans

This letter conveys the comments of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) of the California Airports Council (CAC) on the proposed new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5200-XX, Protocol for the Conduct and Review of Wildlife Hazard Site Visits, Wildlife Hazard Assessments, and Wildlife Hazard Management Plans. As with our comment letter on the […]

Comments in Response to Whether the CPUC has Exclusive Jurisdiction to Regulate Vehicle Standards for Charter Party Carriers

The CAC submitted the following comments in response to the Assigned Commissioners July 16th Ruling soliciting input on the California Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) jurisdiction to regulate vehicle standards for Charter Party Carriers.

AB 612 Charter-Party Carriers of Passengers: Permit Requirements: Drivers – Support Letter

The CAC supports AB 612 which would require charter-party carriers to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles pull-notice system, submit drivers to Department of Justice background checks, and enforce a mandatory drug and alcohol testing program.  Our airports strongly support these provisions as they will provide clarification and guidance on the regulatory requirements of […]

AB 2471 Change Orders for Public Contracts Oppose Letter

AB 2471 would require public entities, such as airports, to issue change orders no later than 30 days after modifications are required.  Due to the size and scope of airport operations, terminal and airfield construction can result in a surplus of change orders that can significantly increase project costs.

AB 24 Screening Requirements for Charter-Party Carriers Support Letter

The bill, as amended March 16th, would require charter-party carriers and TNCs to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles Employer Pull Notice Program, submit drivers to Department of Justice background checks, and enforce a mandatory drug and alcohol testing program. These provisions are instrumental as they would provide further clarification and guidance on the […]

AB 2293 Insurance Coverage for Transportation Network Companies Support Letter

California airports are embracing TNCs and the technological innovation they bring to the ground transportation space.  Other states and cities outside California have been much more restrictive.  San Francisco International Airport is the first airport in the nation to offer a TNC permit and Los Angeles International Airport has circulated a draft TNC permit seeking […]

AB 1787 Nursing Mother Facilities at Commercial Service Airports Comment Letter

AB 1787 requires commercial service airports to provide post security nursing facilities to accommodate new mothers traveling through the major hubs of California.

AB 1347 Public Works Contracts Dispute Resolution Process Oppose Letter

AB 1347 would require public entities, such as airports, to respond to claims including change orders no later than 30 days after notification from contractors and pay undisputed portions of the claim within 7 days. Due to the size and scope of airport operations, change orders for terminal and airfield construction projects can be numerous […]