City of Manassas
Manassas Regional Airport
Executive Summary – Rules and Regulations
PUBLIC COMMENT RESPONSES
Number of People: 5
Total Submitted Comments:
Total Consolidated Comments: 0
Insertions – 5
Deletions – 2
Section 2 – General Regulations
- Comment: Page 14, Line 35 I'm asking why the change on the training to drive on the airfield. Right now we all take the course once, and are good to go. The change is to make us all take the course every year or two. That seems very onerous. As a point of reference, the SFRA course the FAA requires we all take is good for like - perhaps if we mess up, they might make us take it again. Same with the PPL - good for life, but you need to keep it current. Maybe you can change the rule to: Take the course once, (like now), but if you mess up we will require you to take it again?
Staff Analysis: It has been a requirement to take the Driver Training Course every two years for the last 10 years. At Part 139 Airports (airline service), tenants and employees are required to take the course every year. Even through Manassas Regional Airport is not a Part 139 airport we strive to meet these standards. This ensures that we are doing the best we can to keep our airport safe and secure.
Staff is putting this requirement into the Rules and Regulations in order to further document what is already been in place and to ensure continuity in procedures.
Staff Recommendation: No recommended change.
Times Submitted: 1
- Comment: Page 11, Section 2.05, Line 17 “In section 2.05, the new addition (lines 17 and 18 in the marked-up copy) seems overly broad. Anybody operating on the AOA needs driver training? What if I walk to the airport, then get in my airplane, and taxi around (perhaps even take off and land)? I am operating (my airplane), but I don’t think I should need driver training. Should it perhaps be “All persons operating a MOTOR VEHICLE ...”? The way it is written, this would also apply to transient aircraft operators, since the exceptions (a)-(d), just above the insertion, apply to AOA access only.
Staff Analysis: The intent of this section to ensure that those accessing the AOA are restricted from access unless they meet the specific training requirements or are under escort by those authorized by the Director (franchises and leaseholders). In the near future, staff will be working to ensure that all Persons who are employed at the airport are badged, which includes the training element (whether or not they operate a MOTOR VEHICLE).
Staff Recommendation: Recommend changing language to
“All Persons operating a vehicle and/or employed at the Airport shall complete the Airport’s Non-Movement and/or Movement Area Driver Training requirements.”
Times Submitted: 1
Section 6 – Motor Vehicles
- Comment: Page 40, Line 6 The City of Manassas' restriction of parking in excess of 48 hours on city property (incorporated by reference in 6.01a) and the airport's rule 6.06d with the same 48-hour restriction is not consistent with using the airport as a transportation hub. I propose the Airport work with the City to allow tenant and lessee parking in public parking facilities (particularly in front of the Terminal building and the large west side lot near Manassas Aviation Maintenance and P2J) for up to seven calendar days, with corresponding rule changes to 6.06d.
Staff Analysis: This requirement echoes Article X – Section 114-502 of the City of Manassas Code of Ordinances. Any changes to code would have to be made by City Council. Staff will look into this restriction and possible adjustments to the ordinance language.
Staff Recommendation: Recommend revising Section 6.06d to:
“No Motor Vehicle shall remain in any Public Parking Facility on the Airport for more than 48 consecutive hours. Prior written notification to the Director is required if the Motor Vehicle is to be parked for more than 48 hours.”
Times Submitted: 1
- Comment: Often - many pilots taxi to the entrance to the taxi way to get their taxi clearance, squawk code, frequency, etc. When pilots do this - it causes a log jam of several planes waiting to get onto the taxi way. It causes a bottle neck and requires other planes to wait while the plane in front communicates with Ground.
When I was taught to fly - I was taught to get my taxi instructions, squawk code, etc from my parking space - or at least out of the way of other planes and certainly not right at the entrance to the taxi way.
Is there any way we can make this a rule or a strong recommendation - that planes communicate with Ground well before getting to the entrance to the taxi way. It just seems logical to stop and communicate with Ground and not impede the traffic of other planes.
Staff Analysis: This topic should to be discussed directly with the Flight Schools and at the next Runway Safety Action Team (RSAT) Meeting with the Manassas Control Tower.
Staff Recommendation: Staff will contact Flight Schools on the field and place item on RSAT Agenda the next time they meet.
Times Submitted: 1
- Comment: We have read through the proposed rules and are not seeing any mention of drone (UAV) operations on airport property within the document. If we are correct in this observation, we feel that this class of aeronautical activity should be referenced in the document.
Federal regulations cover the topic of UAVs quite extensively, but we feel it may nevertheless be wise for the airport to also to have a section in the airport’s written rules that addresses UAV activity – or at least place a category of operation in the rules document that opens the door for future consideration of the impact of such operations on the airport environment.
Minimally, we feel that airports should reference the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, (and perhaps incorporate then by reference), define what operations, if any, are permitted (including indoor), and what procedures should be followed if a variance is being requested, including notification / coordination information.
The intent of this suggestion is not to introduce overly burdensome restrictions or regulations, but to bring the topic to light and provide a future path for adapting to the needs of a quickly evolving airspace user as it may involve other airport users and operations.
Staff Analysis: The FAA already puts out guidance and restrictions regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This includes but not limited to airspace and altitude restriction, registration, and training. As UAS operations continue to increase, it is important to keep up with the rise in technology at a minimum have it addresses by reference. Staff can add a new section in 5.02 that will cover UAS operations, limitations, and restrictions. There will also be a new definition added for UAS that will mirror the FAA’s definitions.
Staff Recommendation: Recommend adding new language under Section 5.02g:
“All UAS activities should be conducted in compliance with the most current applicable FAA Part 107 regulations and Airport’s Rules and Regulations.”
Recommend adding new definitions under Section 1:
Unmanned Aircraft - An Aircraft that is operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – An unmanned aircraft and associated elements that are required for the pilot in command to operate safely and efficiently in the national airspace system.
Times Submitted: 1
- Comment: In review of the revised Rules and Regulations, has the issue of storage on premise been addressed.?
Specifically a tenant has turned their parking lot into a storage lot. Is that permitted? I don’t understand how the trailer between the hangars complies with the fire code. I don’t want to be a difficult neighbor and if the airport is OK with how they are storing their wares, we can live with it.
I was just wondering if there is any guidance to tenants on this subject.
Staff Analysis: Most executed Franchises on the Airport include the following language that limits outside storage, particularly as it relates to Aeronautical Activities.
The Lessee understands that no outside storage is permitted unless the Lease specifically designates an area for that purpose. In this regard, it is specifically understood and agreed that no personal vehicles, trailers or equipment such as campers, boats, recreational vehicles, or tractor-trailers are to be stored on the Airport. Vehicles, trailers, tugs, auxiliary power units, de-icing units and any other equipment that is owned by the Lessee or his tenants and that is used in conjunction with the Lessee or his tenant's approved business uses are excluded from this provision. At no time will the Lessee or his tenants park any vehicle, aircraft or equipment in any airport safety area, obstacle free area (OFA), taxilane or taxiway that may obstruct the use of such taxiway or taxilane.
Staff Recommendation: Staff will continue to work with the tenant to keep their storage to a minimum.
Times Submitted: 1
The City of Manassas Engineering Department, in accordance with National Flood Insurance Program regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the City’s intent to revise the flood hazard information, generally located along Observation Road in the vicinity of the Manassas Regional Airport. The flood hazard revisions are being proposed as part of the Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR) Case No. 20-03-1427R for a proposed project along Broad Run. The Manassas Regional Airport is proposing to relocate Observation Road as part of an effort to increase accessibility and developmental area on the west side of the airport. Once the project has been completed, a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) request should be submitted that will, in part, revise the following flood hazards along Broad Run.
Observation Road Map Revision
- Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) will decrease along Broad Run.
- The SFHA will increase/decrease along Broad Run.
Manassas, VA 20110Interested persons may call the Engineering Director at 703-257-8251 for additional information from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
CITY OF MANASSAS
NOTICE OF PROPOSED DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE GOAL FOR FEDERALLY-ASSISTED PROJECTS FOR FEDERAL FISCAL YEARS 2020-FY 2022
September 30, 2020
In accordance with 49 CFR Part 26, the City of Manassas announces and gives notice that the Manassas Regional Airport’s overall goal for DBE participation in USDOT-funded projects for federal fiscal years (FFY) 2020-2022 is 6.71%. A copy of the Airport’s goal and rationale are available for inspection for 30 days from the date of this notice during normal business hours at the Office of the Airport Director, which is at 10600 Harry J Parrish Blvd, 2nd Floor, Manassas, Virginia, or at Flyhef.com.
The City also hereby solicits public comment from any group or individual wishing to comment on the above DBE overall goal and rationale. Public comment will be accepted by the City for 30 days from the date of this notice and should be submitted in writing to:
Juan E. Rivera, Director
10600 Harry J Parrish Blvd
Manassas, Virginia 20110