Sec. 151.3 - National Airport Plan.
(a) Under the Federal Airport Act, the
FAA prepares each year a "National Airport Plan" for developing public
airports in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam.
In terms of general location and type of development, the National Airport
Plan specifies the maximum limits of airport development that is necessary
to provide a system of public airports adequate to anticipate and meet the
needs of civil aeronautics.
(b) If, within the forecast period, an
airport will have a substantial aeronautical necessity, it may be included
in the National Airport Plan. Only work on an airport included in the
current Plan is eligible for inclusion in the Federal-aid Airport Program
to be undertaken within currently available appropriations and
authorizations. However, the inclusion of an airport in the National
Airport Plan does not commit the United States to include it in the
Federal-aid Airport Program. In addition, the local community concerned is
not required to proceed with planning or development of an airport
included in the National Airport Plan.
[Amdt. 151-8, 30 FR 8039, June 23, 1965]