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serve general aviation and to relieve congestion at airports having high density of traffic serving other segments of aviation. The amounts appropriated under this provision of the Act are in addition to those authorized by Sections 5(a), 5(d)(1) and 5(d) (4) and will not be used in those states having Unprogrammed State Apportionment.
SECTION 3. PERCENTAGE OF FEDERAL PARTICIPATION
GENERAL. The maximum percentage of Federal participation in allowable
PUBLIC LAND STATES. The following table shows the United States percentage share of allowable project costs in states containing unappropriated and unreserved public lands and nontaxable Indian lands:
The Department of the Interior annually provides the FAA with the latest
LANDING AIDS. The United States share of the project costs of an approved project which represent the costs of the following items shall be 75 per cent of the allowable costs of such installation:
Installation of high intensity runway edge lighting on a
Installation of in-runway (narrow gauge, centerline and turnoff) lighting.
c. Installation of runway distance markers.
Acquiring land, or a suitable property interest in land, or in or over water, required for the installation, operation and maintenance of an ALS.
VIRGIN ISLANDS. The United States share of the project costs of an
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SECTION 4. PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY
GENERAL STATEMENT. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 and the Federal
30. SPECIFIC GUIDES.
Listed below are the statements of philosophy which will serve as guide lines in the administration of the Federal-aid Airport Program:
a. The object of the Federal-aid Airport Program is to construct
If a project is not necessary, do not approve it even if unobligated funds are available.
Personnel should actively encourage and stimulate local airport
d. Personnel should bear in mind at all times that it is the primary objective of the Airports Service to foster the development of new airports and the improvement of existing airports in such a way as to achieve the ultimate goal of establishing a National System of airports adequate to meet the present and future needs of civil aviation. As an aid in attaining this goal, the Federalaid Airport Program should be widely publicized by FAA personnel and local public agencies should be encouraged to the fullest extent possible to take advantage of this financial assistance in accomplishing needed airport development. Therefore, field personnel
must maintain close contact with potential sponsors and advise them
FAA has two basic airport programs, Advisory and Federal Aid.
f. Limit Federal participation within a project to "necessary work" not "frills" or monuments to local pride.
FAA personnel should direct all their energies and efforts to the promotion of aviation and the development of airports and the utilization of Federal-aid Airport Program funds to obtain the greatest benefit for aviation. However, this does not mean that personnel should so identify themselves with the sponsor's interests that they would find themselves in a position of recommending the use of Federal funds for development which is not necessary to the accomplishment of the overall program objectives or of searching for loopholes in either the Act or Regulations which would tend to circumvent the stated purposes of the program.
Live by the policy! If it is not good or right, let's take steps
Handle Grant Agreements as contracts between the United States and sponsors on which FAA is resident-engineer for the Government. Enforce terms firmly and relentlessly, but diplomatically. Remember our dual character whereby we must act as the Government's representative and also as the sponsor's consultant.
j. Reject a project rather than accept inferior plans, specifications, assurances, etc.
k. Reject inferior construction work even though accepted by sponsor's engineer. Avoid temptation to compromise or accept work for Federal payment simply because sponsor may be obligated to pay the contractor.
If bids or costs of authorized work are below the allocation or