February 20, 2020
D. Kirk Shaffer, FAA Associate Administrator for Airports participated in an open mic session at the Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Reno, providing attendees the unique opportunity to engage the Associate Administrator on what’s in store for airports in the coming year. Shaffer highlighted the recent DOT announcement of $520.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports in 41 states. The current Administration has invested a total of $11.4 billion to more than two thousand airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure improvements since January 2017. Shaffer described the agency’s efforts to streamline the funding approval process and reduce unnecessary hurdles and duplicative requirements that do not contribute to safety. Shaffer also provided an update on the agency’s efforts on PFAS and upcoming deadlines regarding the phasing out of these substances from firefighting foams, and the search for effective alternatives to AFFF.
February 17, 2020
Please remember to pay your 2020 ACC Membership Dues! The grace period ends Friday, February, 28, 2020. In addition, the deadline to add or correct data for your 2020 ACC Membership Directory entry is Friday, February 21, 2020!
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