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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 9. AVIATION [21001 - 24451]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151. )
  

PART 1. STATE AERONAUTICS ACT [21001 - 21709]

  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 2071. )
  

CHAPTER 4. Airports and Air Navigation Facilities [21601 - 21690.29]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 151. )
  

ARTICLE 4. Aeronautics Fund [21680 - 21688]
  ( Heading of Article 4 amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1417. )

  
21683.1.  

(a) At the discretion of the commission, any balance remaining in the Aeronautics Account, after the payments made under Section 21682, may be used to provide a portion of the local match for federal Airport Improvement Program grants. Matching shall be provided only for grants at general aviation airports, or at airports that have been designated by the Federal Aviation Administration as reliever airports, as defined in Section 503(a)(19) of the federal Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended.

(b) Funds shall not be allocated by the commission until the federal grant offer is accepted by the public entity. Upon allocation by the commission, the department may pay a public entity an amount equal to 5 percent of the amount of a federal Airport Improvement Program grant. These funds are excluded from the requirements of Section 21684.

(c) Funds shall not be allocated by the commission until the federal grant offer is accepted by the public entity. Upon allocation by the commission, the department may, until December 31, 2006, pay a public entity an amount equal to the 10 percent local match required for a federal Airport Improvement Program grant for security projects at small general aviation airports. For purposes of this section, a “security project” means a project to install or maintain fencing, gates, security lighting, access controls systems, and surveillance systems. For purposes of this section a “small general aviation airport” means an airport with fewer than 80,000 annual landings and take-offs of aircraft.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 754, Sec. 1. Effective September 21, 2002.)