OKLAHOMA AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018, AT 10 AM
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FIRST FLOOR COMMISSION ROOM
200 NE 21ST STREET
OKLAHOMA CITY OK
1. Announcement of COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETING AcT, filing of meeting notice, and posting of the agenda — Chairman David Conway
2. CALL TO ORDER AND RECORDING OF MEMBERS PRESENT AND ABSENT —Chairman David Conway
3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION MEETING JANUARY 11, 2018 — Chairman David Conway
4. DIRECTOR’S REPORT— Director Victor Bird
- January 26 – Governor’s announcement on Kratos
- Feb. 20 – Boeing: NASA Roadshow and Legislative Reception
- Feb. 28 - Mar. 2 – NASAO Legislative Conference and delegation visits
- Report to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Select Agencies
- Feb. 13 – Presentation regarding the Commission to Senate Transportation
5. NEW AVIATION PROGRAM INTERN — Victor Bird
Commissioners will be informed regarding the agency’s new aviation program intern, Joe Seagraves, who started with the Commission on 1/15/18.
6. LEGISLATIVE, CONGRESSIONAL AND REGULATORY UPDATE — Victor Bird, Sandra Shelton, Public and Government Affairs Liaison
The Commission will be briefed on legislation and public policy issues concerning airports, aviation and aerospace in the state.
- 2018 Commission Legislative Initiatives
- HB 2253 aircraft excise tax charter exemption fairness (continued)
- SB 705 raising the cap on aircraft excise tax revenue (continued)
- 2018 Legislation relating to the Commission
- HB 2578 would create the Aerospace Commerce Economic Services (ACES) Act, transferring the CADSQ program to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
- HB 2719 appropriates $1 million to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce from the General Revenue Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to perform the duties imposed upon the Oklahoma Department of Commerce by law related to Aeronautic Commerce Economic Services (ACES) Act.
- HB 2877 would create the Department of Transportation and Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Reform Act. The bill consolidates the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. It establishes policies and procedures for the consolidation and repeals language concerning the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.
- SB 1083 would consolidate the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. It establishes policies and procedures for the consolidation. The bill repeals language concerning the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.
C. Congressional Update
1. FAA Reauthorization
a. Air Traffic Control (ATC) Privatization
2. Trump Infrastructure Proposal
D. Protecting Military Training Airspace
1. State Legislation
2. Federal Legislation
7. AVIATION ART CONTEST — Sandra Shelton
Commissioners will be briefed on the 2018 State Aviation Art Contest. Thirteen students placed in the contest, and the Commission added a new Heart of Oklahoma Aviation Honor (HOOAH) award for an exceptional art entry by a student with a disability. This year’s contest theme was “Flight into the Future.” The entries for 2018 accounted for 1,301 entries and 81 schools across the state. A ceremony for the participating and winning students will be held March 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm in the Governor’s Blue Room at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
8. AVIATION & AEROSPACE DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL — Sandra Shelton
The Commission will be briefed on the new format of the aviation and aerospace advocacy day entitled “AERO Oklahoma” Day which will be held April 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
9. AVIATION AND AEROSPACE EVENTS REPORT — Sandra Shelton
Commissioners will be briefed on upcoming aviation and aerospace events.
10. FINANCIAL REPORT— Jane Mitchell, Chief Operations Officer
The Commission will be briefed on the current budget figures for FY 2018.
11. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE AVIATION OFFICIALS (NASAO) CONFERENCE IN OKLAHOMA CITY— Jane Mitchell
The Commission will be briefed on NASAO’s 87th Annual Convention & Tradeshow, September 23-26, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The conference agenda promises to cover the latest on Reauthorization, NextGen, UAS and many other issues impacting aviation across America.
12. FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) REGIONAL AIRPORT CONFERENCE — Grayson Ardies, Manager, Airport Development Division
A. The Commission will be briefed on the FAA Regional Airport Conference in Hurst, TX.
13. OKLAHOMA AIRPORT OPERATORS ASSOCIATION (OAOA) Quarterly Meeting — Grayson Ardies
A. The Commission will be briefed on the OAOA Quarterly Meeting.
14. THREE-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM — Grayson Ardies
A. The Commission will be briefed on the projects being recommended for inclusion in the Commission’s FY2019-2021 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Commission’s CIP is the programming guide for federal, state, and local funds for airport development consistent with the Oklahoma Airport System Plan. Staff requests that the CIP move into the public comment phase. The CIP will be presented to the Commission for formal approval during the May Commission meeting.
15. CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM - Dale Williams, Deputy Director- Airports
- The Commission will consider approving an amendment, ELK-18-FS-AMEND A, to state grant ELK-18-FS. The project consists of reconstruction and widening of 3,600’
of the parallel taxiway system and installing new medium intensity taxiway lights (MITL)
at Elk City Regional Airport. The amendment will fund upgrading the MITL system
from incandescent to LED. The total cost of the lighting upgrade is $7,680 and will be
funded $3,840 of state grant funds and $3,840 sponsor matching funds.
16. OKLAHOMA AIRPORT SYSTEM — Grayson Ardies
The Commission will be briefed on the request by the Town of Laverne to remove the Laverne Municipal Airport from the Oklahoma Airport System Plan so that the airport can be changed from public-use to private-use. Commission staff recommends removal of the airport from the state airport system.
17. EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2018 — Grayson Ardies
Commissioners will consider approving a partnership for the Aeronautics Commission’s participation at AirVenture Oshkosh, July 23-29 up to $4,000. OAC is partnering with several other Oklahoma entities to rent booth space in one of the large exhibit hangars.
18. ADMINISTRATIVE RULES FOR THE OKLAHOMA AERONAUTICS COMMISSION — Grayson Ardies
A. The Commission will consider approving the recommended changes to the agency's administrative rules regarding the Aircraft Pilot and Passenger Protection Act. The changes will update the administrative rules to ensure they are in line with statutory changes passed in HB 2179.
B. The Commission will consider approving the recommended changes to the agency's administrative rules regarding the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Airport Grant Program. The changes will move the CIP from a three year to a five year program as well as clarify the airport infrastructure that can be funded by program.
19. CONCLUDING REMARKS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS — Victor Bird and Commissioners
20. ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEXT MEETING — Chairman David Conway
The Commission will announce the date, time and place for the next Commission meeting which will be May 10, 2018 at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) building in the Commission Conference Room.
21. NEW BUSINESS (“any matter not known about or which could not be reasonably foreseen 24 hours before the meeting”)