Project eligibility at PFC levels of $4 or $4.50.
(a) A project for any airport is eligible for PFC funding at levels of $4 or $4.50 if—
(1) The project meets the eligibility requirements of § 158.15;
(2) The project costs requested for collection at $4 or $4.50 cannot be paid for from funds reasonably expected to be available for the programs referred to in 49 U.S.C. 48103; and
(3) In the case of a surface transportation or terminal project, the public agency has made adequate provision for financing the airside needs of the airport, including runways, taxiways, aprons, and aircraft gates.
(b) In addition, a project for a medium or large airport is only eligible for PFC funding at levels of $4 or $4.50 if the project will make a significant contribution to improving air safety and security, increasing competition among air carriers, reducing current or anticipated congestion, or reducing the impact of aviation noise on people living near the airport.
[Doc. No. FAA-2000-7402, 65 FR 34541, May 30, 2000]