California Aviation System Plan

[Current as of Dec. 15, 2008]



Statutory Authorization

California Public Utilities Code

21701. The division, in consultation with transportation planning agencies as designated by the director pursuant to Section 29532 of the Government Code, shall prepare a California Aviation System Plan, which shall include, but not be limited to, every California airport designated in the federal National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and any other existing or proposed public use airports, as designated by the division.

21702. The California Aviation System Plan shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following elements:

(a) A background and introduction element, which summarizes aviation activity in California and establishes goals and objectives for aviation improvement.

(b) An air transportation issues element, which addresses issues such as aviation safety, airport noise, airport ground access, transportation systems management, airport financing, airport comprehensive land use planning, and institutional relationships.

(c) A regional plan alternative element, which consists of the aviation elements of the regional transportation plans prepared by each transportation planning agency. This element shall include consideration of regional air transportation matters relating to growth, capacity needs, county activity, airport activity, and systemwide activity in order to evaluate adequately the overall impacts of regional activity in relation to the statewide air transportation system. This element shall propose general aviation and air carrier public use airports for consideration by the commission for funding eligibility under this chapter.

(d) A state plan alternative element, which includes consideration of statewide air transportation matters relating to growth, including, but not limited to, county activity, airport activity, and systemwide activity in order to evaluate adequately the state aviation system and to designate an adequate number of general aviation and air carrier public use airports for state funding in order to provide a level of air service and safety acceptable to the public.

(e) A comparative element, which compares and contrasts the regional plan alternative with the state plan alternative, including, but not limited to, airport noise, air quality, toxic waste cleanup, energy, economics, and passengers served.

(f) A 10-year capital improvement program, which is divided into two five-year phases for each airport, based on the airport's adopted master plan, prepared by each transportation planning agency, and submitted to the division for inclusion in the California Aviation System Plan.

(g) Any other element deemed appropriate by the division and the transportation planning agencies.

(h) A summary and conclusion element, which presents the findings and recommended course of action.

21703. The division shall submit the California Aviation System Plan to the [California Transportation] Commission.

21704. The division, in consultation with the transportation planning agencies, shall biennially revise the capital improvement program developed pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 21702, and the division shall submit the revised program to the commission. The division, in consultation with the transportation planning agencies, shall revise all other elements of the California Aviation System Plan every five years, and shall submit the revised plan to the commission.

21705. The [California Transportation] Commission shall review, hold public hearings on, and, based on these hearings, adopt or revise and adopt as revised, the California Aviation System Plan and its subsequent revisions.

21706. The division shall require that every project submitted for funding from the Aeronautics Account in the State Transportation Fund shall be consistent with the California Aviation System Plan. Applications for funding shall be processed in accordance with the procedures adopted by the [California Transportation] Commission. In determining the priorities of projects, the division shall, and the transportation planning agencies may, utilize the methodology adopted by the commission for determining the priorities of projects that the commission selects for allocation pursuant to Sections 21683 and 21683.2 and the procedures adopted by the commission.

21707. Any funds necessary to carry out Sections 21701, 21702, and 21704 shall be obtained from federal grants, except for updates of the capital improvement plan and policy elements of the California Aviation System Plan, which may be funded from nonfederal sourcs.


Document Availability

The California Aviation System Plan contains the following elements, each of which is available for $5.00 from the Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Program, P.O. Box 942873, Sacramento, CA 94273-0001 (Tel. 916.654.4959, fax 916.653.9531).

Inventory
Forecasts to 2005
Policy
Systems Requirements
Financial
Report on Action Plan
Phase I Report on Action Plan
Phase I Summary and Status Report
Capital Improvement Program (Public-Use Airports)
Ground Access to Airports
Air Cargo
Airspace