The FAA published an Extension of Comment Period today in the Federal Register extending the comment period from September 23, 2004 to November 8, 2004 for submission of comments to the proposed modifications to the Airport Improvement Program’s grant assurances. The proposed modifications were discussed in my August 26, 2004 post.
Apparently multiple parties asked the FAA to extend the comment period by either 45 or 60 days arguing that “an extension is necessary due to the impact of the grant assurances on airport costs and operating efficiency”. In granting the 45-day extension, the FAA felt that 45 days “allows adequate time for interested persons to submit comments without significantly delaying the implementation of the grant assurances.”
Comments may be mailed or delivered to the FAA, Airports Financial Assistance Division, APP-500, Attn: Mr. Kendall Ball, Room 619, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.