The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOTPF) issued notice of proposed regulation amendments to Title 17 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with rural airport rental and fees.

The existing rental rate regulation applicable to rural airports in Alaska, 17 AAC 45.127, includes a schedule which provides an annual 10% increase to the rental rate at each airport. The proposed amendments will delay the annual increases of rural airport lease, rental, and fees until January 1, 2023. DOTPF amended the regulations earlier this year to delay the annual increases through December 31, 2021. Under the new proposed amendments, the 10% annual increases will resume for the 2023 rental year.

Public comments may be submitted to DOTPF in writing until 5:00 p.m. on November 17, 2021. Written questions may be submitted to Questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Division of Statewide Aviation will make responses to questions available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System.