Application Submittal

You must wait at least 30 days after the air carrier consultation meeting before submitting an application to the Airports District Office.

Charge Effective Date

You must wait at least 60 days after the PFC approval date before airlines can start charging passengers the approved PFC amount. (Collection is usually started on the first day of a month — so more than 60 days may be required.)

Project Implementation Date

The project implementation date is the notice to proceed date for construction projects (even if they include design), the contract award date for equipment/vehicle refurbishment, the titling or delivery date for equipment/vehicle purchases, the contract purchase date for land purchases, the notice to proceed date for planning projects, and the notice to proceed for design only projects.

IMPOSE AND USE Projects

An IMPOSE AND USE project must have an implementation date that is no more than two years after its charge effective date. If there is a significant difference in the application approval date and the charge effective date (more than a few months), the project implementation date must be no more than two years after the application approval date.

IMPOSE ONLY Projects

IMPOSE ONLY projects must have an implementation date that is no more than two years after its USE application approval date or five years after its IMPOSE application charge effective date. If there is a significant difference in the IMPOSE application approval date and the charge effective date (more than a few months), the project implementation date must be no more than five years after the IMPOSE application approval date.

USE Application for an IMPOSE ONLY Project

An IMPOSE ONLY project must have an associated USE application submitted no more than three years after the IMPOSE charge effective date. If there is a significant difference in the IMPOSE application approval date and the charge effective date (more than a few months), the USE application submittal date must be no more than three years after the IMPOSE application approval date.

New Application in Time to Maintain Collection Without Interruption

A new application must be submitted at least 180 days (6 months) prior to the charge expiration date of the previous application if the public agency wishes to maintain collection without interruption. This means that the air carrier consultation meeting notice must be sent at least 240 days (8 months) prior to the charge expiration date of the previous application.


National Policy and Resources

Federal Register Notices

Passenger Facility Charge (PFC)
Subject/Title Date
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charge Program, Debt Service, Air Carrier Bankruptcy, and Miscellaneous Changes; Final Rule (PDF)

5/23/2007

6/8/2007

2/1/2006

Passenger Facility Charge Program, Non-Hub Pilot Program and Related Changes; Final Rule (PDF) 3/23/2005
Notice Concerning the Use of Passenger Facility Charge Revenue for Debt Service on Non Eligible Airport-Related Projects (PDF) 4/19/2004
Revisions to Passenger Facility Charge Rule for Compensation to Air Carriers (PDF) 3/18/2004
Notice of Policy Regarding the Eligibility of Airport Ground Access Transportation Projects for Funding Under the Passenger Facility Charge Program (PDF) 2/10/2004
Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Air Carriers--Procedures for Examining Air Carrier Passenger Facility Charge Collection, Remittance, and Reporting Practices (PDF) 7/26/2002
Passenger Facility Charge Audit Guide for Public Agencies--Procedures for Examining Public Agency Passenger Facility Charge Revenue (PDF) 10/11/2000
Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 158, Passenger Facility Charges (PDF) 5/30/2000
More Federal Register Notices