The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), invites the United States Parachute Association, skydiving businesses, airport operators, airport consultants, industry representatives and all other interested parties to review and comment on the draft ``Parachute Landing Area Standards'' contained in Change 19 to the Airport Design Advisory Circular (``AC''), AC 150/5300-13. This change establishes new standards and recommendations for parachute landing areas on airports. This action proposes to clarify the FAA policies and standards concerning access to federally obligated airports for parachute landing activities. It also proposes to clarify Grant Assurance No. 22, ``Economic Nondiscrimination,'' which is required of a sponsor as a condition of receiving a grant under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP), to incorporate these standards.
Agency Contact: Khalil Elias Kodsi, P.E. PMP, Airport Engineering Division, (AAS-100), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-7553.
This is a proposed regulation. Comments were due on August 17, 2012.