Chapter 6. Airport Planning of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 9. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 6.
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.
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 land
use compatibility 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
(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 plan for each airport, based on
each airport's adopted master plan if the airport has a master plan,
approved by the applicable transportation planning agency, and
submitted to the division for inclusion in the California Aviation
(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.
The division shall submit the California Aviation System
Plan to the commission.
The division, in consultation with the transportation
planning agencies, shall biennially revise the capital improvement
plan developed pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 21702, and the
division shall submit the revised capital improvement plan 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
system plan to the commission.
The 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.
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 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.
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 sources.