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Draft ACs
Number Title Current AC Deadline for Comments
150/5000 (PDF, 303 KB)
Draft AC 150/5000-XX, Critical Aircraft and Regular Use Determination (posted 09/23/2015)

This advisory circular defines the term Critical Aircraft and provides guidance on the use of Critical Aircraft in the conduct of facility planning studies for federally obligated airports.

NA 10/23/2015
150/5100-20 (PDF, 776 KB)
Draft AC 150/5100-20, Guidance on the Extraction of Oil and Gas at Federally Obligated Airports (posted 09/29/2015)

This AC discusses oil and gas development on federally obligated airport land, including any drilling that penetrates the subsurface of the airport owned land. This AC does not create new requirements for on-airport or nearby off-airport land use or development.  It describes how existing FAA policy, guidance, standards, and obligations, as well as other applicable laws and regulations, apply to proposed oil and gas extraction from obligated airports (both use of surface land and extraction of subsurface minerals/oil/gas). 

NA 10/15/2015

Procedure for Commenting on Draft ACs

Unless specifically noted, we generally accept comments only from recognized industry organizations. If you would like to comment on a Draft Advisory Circular, please submit your comments to one of the organizations listed below.

Note 1 - For ASCE, submit comments to:
Jonathan C. Esslinger, P.E.
Director, Transportation & Development Institute of ASCE.

Note 2 - For DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation, submit comments to:
DOD Policy Board on Federal Aviation
SAF/AQKT Room 4E128
Washington, DC 20330-1060
(202) 697-6937