Airport sponsors agree to certain obligations when they accept Federal grant funds or Federal property transfers for airport purposes. The FAA enforces these obligations through its Airport Compliance Program.

Regional Supplemental Guidance



Additional guidance on this topic is available for the following regions of the country:

Compliance Federal Register Notices

Airport Compliance
Subject/Title Date
Policy on the Non-aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars; Extension of Comments (79 FR 54223) (PDF) - Comment period extended to October 6, 2014. 9/11/2014
Policy on the Non-aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars (79 FR 42483) (PDF) 6/22/2014
Notice of Proposed Changes to Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue; Proceeds from Taxes on Aviation Fuel (79 FR 5318) (PDF) - Comment period extended to March 3, 2014 1/31/2014
Rules of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement Proceedings (78 FR 56135) (PDF) - Effective November 12, 2013 9/12/2013
Policy Regarding Airport Rates and Charges (78 FR 55330) (PDF) 9/10/2013
Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property (78 FR 42419) (PDF) 7/16/2013
Proposed Policy Regarding Access to Airports from Residential Property (77 FR 44515) (PDF) 7/30/2012
Airport Improvement Program (AIP): Use of Mineral Revenue at Certain Airports (77 FR 30350) (PDF) 5/22/2012
Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue: Petition of the Clark County Department of Aviation to Use a Weight-Based Air Service Incentive Program (77 FR 21146) (PDF) 4/9/2012
Notice of Proposed Policy Airport Improvement Program (AIP): Policy Regarding Access to Airports From Residential Property (75 FR 54946) (PDF) 9/9/2010
Final FAA Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue (64 FR 7696) (PDF) 2/16/1999
Airport Privatization Pilot Program: Application Procedures (62 FR 48693) (PDF) 9/16/1997
Rules of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement Proceedings (14 CFR Part 16) (61 FR 53998) (PDF) 10/16/1996
Airport Financial Reports, Extension of Filing Deadline (61 FR 39499) (PDF) 7/29/1996

Compliance Forms

Airport Financial Reports
Subject/Title Number Notes
Financial Government Payment Report

Note: This report should be filed through the Airport Financial Reporting Program (CATS) web site.

5100-126 For more information, visit the Airport Financial Reporting Program page.

Instructions can be found in AC 150/5100-19, Guide for Airport Financial Reports Filed by Airport Sponsors.

Operating and Financial Summary

This report should be filed through the Airport Financial Reporting Program (CATS) web site.

5100-127 For more information, visit the Airport Financial Reporting Program page.

Instructions can be found in AC 150/5100-19, Guide for Airport Financial Reports Filed by Airport Sponsors.

Statutes & Regulations

Compliance Program
Subject/Title
Investigative and Enforcement Procedures (Title 14 CFR Part 13)
Rules of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement Proceedings (Title 14 CFR Part 16)
Release of Airport Property From Surplus Property Disposal Restrictions (Title 14 CFR Part 155)
Title 49 - Transportation, Subtitle VII, Aviation Program, Part A, Air Commerce and Safety, Subpart I, General, Chapter 401, General Provisions (PDF, 4.22 MB) (see page 29)
  • Section 40101, Policy
  • Section 40103, Sovereignty and Use of Airspace
Title 49 - Transportation, Subtitle VII, Aviation Program, Part B, Airport Development and Noise, Chapter 471, Airport Development, Subchapter I, Airport Improvement (PDF, 4.22 MB) (see page 209)
  • Section 47101, Policies
  • Section 47105, Project Grant Applications
  • Section 47106, Project Grant Application Approval Conditioned on Satisfaction of Project Requirements
  • Section 47107, Project Grant Application Approval Conditioned on Assurances About Airport Operations
  • Section 47111, Payments Under Project Grant Agreements
  • Section 47122, Administrative
  • Section 47129, Resolution of Disputes Concerning Airport Fees (DOT)
  • Section 47131, Annual Report
  • Section 47133, Restriction on Use of Revenues
  • Section 47134, Pilot Program on Private Ownership of Airports
  • Section 47151, Authority to Transfer an Interest in Surplus Property
  • Section 47152, Terms of Conveyance
  • Section 47153, Waiving and Adding Terms
Title 49 - Transportation, Subtitle VII, Aviation Program, Part B, Airport Development and Noise, Chapter 475, Noise, Subchapter II, National Aviation Noise Policy (PDF, 4.22 MB) (see page 256)
  • Section 47524, Airport Noise and Access Restriction Review Program
  • Section 47526, Limitations for Noncomplying Airport Noise and Access Restrictions