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1Caltrans Division of Aeronautics. 2 Aeronautics Mission Assist in the development and preservation of a safe and environmentally compatible air transportation.

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1 1Caltrans Division of Aeronautics

2 2 Aeronautics Mission Assist in the development and preservation of a safe and environmentally compatible air transportation system that meets the economic needs of the state.

3 3Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Division Offices AIRPORTS Airport/Heliport Use Permits Airport/Heliport Safety Inspections Evaluation of Proposed School Sites Near Airports Helicopter Landing Site Approvals Near Schools Information Source for Federal and State Aviation Laws and Regulations TECHNICAL SERVICES Capital Improvement Plan Review Environmental Review Airport Land Use Issues Airport Pavement Management System SPECIAL PROJECTS Administer Airport Noise Regulations Represent State in Airspace Issues Grants and Loans to Airports AVIATION PLANNING California Aviation System Plan Regional Aviation Systems Inter-modal Connectivity Plans Source for Aviation Statistics Legislation Monitoring

4 4Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Aeronautics Issues Airport and Heliport Minimum Standards and Operational Safety Land Use (In)Compatibility Noise Variances School Site Evaluations Ground (road) Access to Airports Environmental Compliance Resources/Funding Aviation Research & Education

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10 10Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Office of Airports – Activities in 12 mo.s 5 Associate Aviation Consultants (2 new, 1 Vacancy): Airport Inspections (Compliance and Compliance/ ): 167 Heliport Compliance Inspections (Compliance): 66 Other inspections: 100+ Site Evaluations (School, State Building): 29 Inspection Letters Sent: 235 Satisfactory Response Received: 212 (90%)

11 11Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Office of Aviation Planning Relationships Coordination is routine between Aeronautics and: CT Districts, RTPAs, ALUCs, States, FAA on aviation issues. –Districts: DSMP, TCRs, ITIP –Local: CLUP and General Plan review Early awareness and proactive coordination is the key to good planning! Coordinating to prevent/minimize adverse impacts is our goal

12 12Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Office of Aviation Planning Relationships Counter program - We continue to upgrade our acoustic counters; available for airport sponsor use. Use them to get traffic counts for forecasts in your master plans. ALUC issues - 2 planners dedicated (Northern and Southern CA). 2-year Legislative Session - almost over. Only AB 2650 (Monterey) passed. AB 2501 called for extensive monitoring of the air around Santa Monica Airport - Failed. Look for a new aviation related bills to show up starting Dec. 4, the start of the next session, California Transportation Commission's Annual Report - Planning is creating an Aviation Report to be included. Aviation “wish list” to include many projects and studies to benefit the State's aviation community. Airport Master Plans - We continue to review and comment and on individual land use issues that occur nearby CA airports.

13 13Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Aeronautics’ Partners & Liaisons Government USDOT (FAA, FHWA, FTA) MPO/RTPA/LTC Agencies Airport Land Use Commissions Local Governments (City and County) Airport Management Industry NASAO NBAA ATA AOPA SWAAAE NATA CPA ACA CAA Research Liaisons MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE FAA CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE TRB/ACRP AASHTO

14 14Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Policy Guidance California Transportation Commission –Technical Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (TACA) 14 Members from government and industry Regional Transportation Planning Agency –Aviation Planning Working Group 14 RTPAs, industry representatives, Caltrans Divisions & Districts

15 15Caltrans Division of Aeronautics Contact Aeronautics Website: Telephone: (916) FAX (916)


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