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File #: 12-0999    Version: 1 Name: 8/20/12 - FAA reimbursement agreement EA
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/20/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/20/2012 Final action: 8/20/2012
Enactment date: 8/20/2012 Enactment #: R-12-398
Title: Resolution to Approve a Reimbursement Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for Work Related to the Environmental Assessment Study for the Safety Extension of Runway 6/24 at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. FAA Reimbursement agreement.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve a Reimbursement Agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for Work Related to the Environmental Assessment Study for the Safety Extension of Runway 6/24 at the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport ($40,000.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to approve a reimbursement agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the amount of $40,000.00 for work associated to complete the environmental assessment (EA) study for the extension of runway 6/24 at the airport. Specifically, the FAA will review the proposed changes to runway 6/24 for impacts to federally owned navigational systems.

The EA study for the proposed safety extension of runway 6/24 at the Ann Arbor Airport has been underway since 2009. As part of the proposed project, runway 6/24 would be shifted 150’ to the southwest to allow for the future widening of the State Road corridor by the Washtenaw County Road Commission. Since there are federally owned navigational aids (ODAL lighting system) at the end of this runway, the FAA needs to determine if this system also needs to be shifted and what impacts this may have. The proposed reimbursement agreement funds the FAA work associated with this review.

It was originally anticipated that this work would be done as part of the FAA’s earlier review of the draft EA. When the FAA-Great Lakes Region Office determined they would not need to sign off on the EA, this work was not undertaken. FAA Technical Operations notified the City in April 2012 that they would need to complete this task under a reimbursement agreement. The FAA has indicated that the review will likely take the remainder of the calendar year to complete.

The reimbursement agreement amount of $40,000.00 will be funded by a grant contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation-Office of Aeronautics (MDOT-Aero) which is also on the agenda for Council’s consideration. The grant is administered by MDOT-Aero and they...

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