PORT OF SKAGIT COUNTY
RULES AND REGULATIONS
SKAGIT REGIONAL AIRPORT
BAYVIEW BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL PARK
ISSUED BY THE PORT OF SKAGIT COUNTY
P.O. BOX 348
BURLINGTON, WA 98233
TABLE OF CONTENTS
|1.2 Statement of Policy||4|
|1.5 Authorization to Administer Rules and Regulations||6|
|1.6 Applicable Laws and Regulations||6|
|1.8 Invalidity of Particular Provisions||7|
|SECTION 2||GENERAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS||8|
|2.1 Protection of Life or Property||8|
|2.2 Use of Port Facilities at Own Risk||8|
|2.3 Commercial Use of Port Facilities||8|
|2.5 Commercial or Special Events||8|
|2.9 Accident Reports||10|
|SECTION 3||AERONAUTICAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS||11|
|3.1 Airport Operation||11|
|3.2 Gate Cards||11|
|3.3 Operation of Aircraft||11|
|3.4 Maintenance, Repair, and Service of Aircraft||12|
|3.5 Hazards to Aviation||12|
|3.6 Damaged or Disabled Aircraft||13|
|3.8 Fueling of Aircraft||14|
|3.9 Changing of Oil||15|
|3.12 Vehicle Operations||16|
|SECTION 4||MOTOR VEHICLE POLICIES AND REGULATIONS||18|
|4.1 BASIC DRIVING CONDITIONS||18|
|4.2 PARKING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES, INCLUDING RESTRICTED AREAS||18|
|4.3 ABANDONED OR IMPROPERLY PARKED VEHICLES||18|
|4.4 REPAIRS TO VEHICLES||19|
|4.5 USE OF ROADS AND STREETS||19|
|SECTION 5||EXPEDITIOUS COLLECTION OF AIRPORT CHARGES, PROCEDURES AUTHORIZED|
The purpose of these rules and regulations is to promote the safe and efficient operation of Skagit Regional Airport and the Bayview Business and Industrial Park and to provide services for aircraft operators, tenants, businesses, and the public.
2.0 STATEMENT OF POLICY
The Port has developed these rules and regulations for activities at the Skagit Regional Airport and Bayview Business and Industrial Park. Port staff will be responsible for administering these rules. The Port reserves the right to allocate the use of any port facility as it deems necessary to ensure that its users are treated safely and fairly.
These rules and regulations apply to all users of the Skagit Regional Airport and Bayview Business and Industrial Park.
1.4.1 Abandoned means anything that has been deserted or left behind.
1.4.2 Air Operations Area means runways, taxiways, and taxilanes.
1.4.3 Aircraft means any craft that flies, or other artificial contrivance capable of being used as a means of transportation in the air.
1.4.4 Airport means the Skagit Regional Airport.
1.4.5 Apron means all paved areas within the secured area except runways, taxiways, and taxilanes.
1.4.6 AWOS means Automated Weather Observing System
1.4.7 BBIP means the Bayview Business and Industrial Park.
1.4.8 Bayview Business and Industrial Park means all land, airspace, buildings, and improvements outside of airport property as shown on Exhibit A, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.
1.4.9 CTAF means Common Traffic Advisory Frequency
1.4.10 Executive Director means the executive director of the Port of Skagit County or his/her designee(s). All approvals from the executive director required by these rules and regulations shall be in advance and shall be in writing.
1.4.11 FAA means the Federal Aviation Administration
1.4.12 FAR means Federal Aviation Regulation
1.4.13 FBO means any person providing aviation services with a fixed base of operation at the airport.
1.4.14 Owner means every person, firm, partnership, corporation, association, organization or agent thereof, with actual or apparent authority, who expressly or implicitly contracts to use port facilities.
1.4.15 Port Facilities means all land, buildings and other improvements located on Port property at the airport and BBIP.
1.4.16 Port means the Port of Skagit County.
1.4.17 Port Commission means the Port Commission of the Port of Skagit County. All approvals from the Port Commission required by these rules and regulations shall be in advance and shall be in writing.
1.4.18 RCW means Revised Code of Washington
1.4.19 Restricted Area means those areas within the secured area designated by signs, pavement markings, or other appropriate means.
1.4.20 Runway means runway 4/22 or runway 10/28. Said runways are depicted on Exhibits B and C, attached hereto and by this reference incorporated herein.
1.4.21 Skagit Regional Airport means all land, airspace, buildings, and improvements within the boundaries as shown on Exhibit A.
1.4.22 Secured Area means those areas of the airport where access is restricted by the Ports perimeter fence or natural barriers.
1.4.23 Taxilane means the portion of the aircraft parking area used for access between taxiways and aircraft parking positions. The centerlines of airport taxilanes are identified with yellow striping.
1.4.24 Taxiway means a defined path established for the taxiing of aircraft from one part of the airport to another. Taxiways currently consist of A, B, C, D, F, and G and are depicted on Exhibit C. The centerlines of airport taxiways are identified with yellow striping.
1.4.25 Through the Fence Fueling means any fueling done by a commercial fuel distributor not having a base of operation at the airport.
1.4.26 UNICOM means a nongovernment air/ground radio communication station which may provide airport information at public use airports where there is no tower or FSS.
1.4.27 User means any person, including aircraft owners/operators, port permittees, port lessees, and the public.
1.5 AUTHORIZATION TO ADMINISTER RULES AND REGULATIONS
1.6 APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS
All applicable Port, municipal, county, state, and federal regulations, laws, and safety standards apply to activities at port facilities.
The Port does not accept responsibility for mailing or delivery of these rules and regulations to its customers, tenants, or users. These rules and regulations are available for review at the Ports administration office. A copy may be obtained upon request.
1. INVALIDITY OF PARTICULAR PROVISIONS
If any term or provision of these rules and regulations, or the application thereof to any user or circumstance shall, to any extent, be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these rules and regulations shall continue in full force and effect.
GENERAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
2.1 PROTECTION OF LIFE OR PROPERTY
The Port reserves the right to physically move aircraft or vehicles in an emergency for the protection of life or property.
2.2 USE OF PORT FACILITIES AT OWN RISK
Anyone visiting or using port facilities does so at their own risk. The Port does not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to property and/or injury to users on port facilities.
2.3 COMMERCIAL USE OF PORT FACILITIES
All signs shall be approved by the executive director.
2.5 COMMERCIAL OR SPECIAL EVENTS
Commercial or special use events may be authorized with approval from the executive director containing terms and conditions established by the executive director. Depending on the type or location of the special event, prior written approval may also be required from the FAA or other appropriate agencies.
2.6.1 The following items may be deposited in specifically marked containers provided by the Port:
22.214.171.124.6.1 RCW 70.105.010 moderate risk waste, dangerous waste, hazardous substances, hazardous waste, or extremely hazardous waste;
126.96.36.199.6.2 RCW 15.58.030 pesticides;
Storage of personal property shall be at designated locations established by the executive director. Any personal property placed on public use areas of port facilities without approval of the executive director shall be considered abandoned and subject to removal at owners expense.
2.9 ACCIDENT REPORTS
Any user involved in an accident on port facilities that results in damage to persons or property shall promptly report such occurrence to the executive director and all appropriate agencies.
AERONAUTICAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
AERONAUTICAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
3.1 AIRPORT OPERATION
3.2 GATE CARDS
Entry into secured areas shall be through the use of gate cards issued by the Port. Gate cards may be issued for the following:
Fees for issuance of cards, or for additional or lost cards, will be established by the executive director.
3.3 OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT
3.4 MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND SERVICE OF AIRCRAFT
3.4.2 Any person performing aircraft maintenance for hire may obtain a master gate card from the Port to enter secured areas on airport property.
3.5 HAZARDS TO AVIATION
No person shall operate or release any model aircraft, rocket, kite, or other article or substance over the boundaries of the port facilities without the approval of the executive director.
3.6 DAMAGED OR DISABLED AIRCRAFT
3.6.3 Aircraft and parts or components of the aircraft not removed when required by paragraph 1, above, or parked or stored in violation of paragraph 2, above, may be removed to and stored at a suitable storage area at the expense of the owner.
Aircraft shall be parked at tie-down areas, private fixed based operator facilities, hangars, or such other place with approval from the executive director.
3.8 FUELING OF AIRCRAFT
3.9 CHANGING OF OIL
Users changing oil in aircraft engines shall be responsible for the lawful disposal of the waste oil. Waste oil and filters shall be removed from the airport or disposed of in the appropriate Port-supplied containers. Disposal shall be in a manner that avoids environmental contamination and complies with all applicable laws and regulations.
The operation of ultralight aircraft shall conform to the following:
3.12 VEHICLE OPERATIONS
MOTOR VEHICLE POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
4.1 BASIC DRIVING CONDITIONS
4.2 PARKING AND STORAGE OF VEHICLES, INCLUDING RESTRICTED AREAS
No user shall park or store vehicles except in areas specifically posted and designated for such purposes in accordance with the rules regulating vehicle parking and storage of vehicles. Specific regulations governing parking are contained in separate rules available at the Port administrative offices.
4.3 ABANDONED OR IMPROPERLY PARKED VEHICLES
4.3.1 Any vehicle which has been:
may be towed to a vehicle storage area designated by the Port or to a designated commercial impound yard per signs posted throughout port facilities.
4.4 REPAIRS TO VEHICLES
No person shall clean or make any repairs to vehicles on port facilities, except emergency repairs necessary to remove a vehicle from port facilities.
4.5 USE OF ROADS AND STREETS
The right to use any and all roads, streets, parking area or lots within the airport is revocable at any time by the Port. Any designation of roads, streets, parking area or lot, and/or the use thereof, shall not in any way be construed as a dedication thereof.
EXPEDITIOUS COLLECTION OF AIRPORT CHARGES,
The airport operator's Executive Director and/or assigned subordinates are authorized to take reasonable measures, including the use of chains, ropes and locks, to secure aircraft within the Airport facility so that the aircraft is in the possession and control of the Airport Operator and cannot be removed from the Airport facility. These procedures may be used if an owner hangaring or parking an aircraft at the Airport facility fails, after being notified that the charges are owing and of the owner's right to contest that such charges are owing, to pay the Airport charges owed or to commence legal proceedings. At the time of securing the aircraft, an Airport employee shall attach to the aircraft a readily visible notice. The notice shall be of a reasonable size and shall contain the following information:
5.1.2 a reasonable description of the aircraft;
5.1.4 the amount of Airport charges owing;
5.1.6 a statement of the owner's right to commence legal proceedings to contest the charges owing and to have the aircraft released upon posting of an adequate cash bond or other security;
5.1.7 the address and telephone number where additional information may be obtained concerning the release of the aircraft.
After an aircraft is secured, an authorized Airport employee shall send a copy of the notice attached to the aircraft by registered mail, return receipt requested, and also by first class mail, to the owner at the owner's last known address.
5.2 MOVEMENT OF AIRCRAFT
In lieu of securing an aircraft in place, the Airport Operator's Executive Director and/or assigned subordinates are authorized to place aircraft in an area within the Airport Operator's control for storage with private persons under the Airport Operator's control as bailees of the Airport facility, if the aircraft is owing Airport charges. Reasonable costs of any such procedure shall be paid by the aircraft's owner. After an aircraft is moved, an authorized airport employee shall send a notice to the owner at the last known address by registered mail, return receipt requested, and an additional copy by first class mail. The notice shall be identical to that of subsection A above, except that the notice need not be attached to the aircraft, but shall specify the date and time the aircraft was moved.
5.3 PAYMENT OF CHARGES AND RELEASE OF AIRCRAFT
If an aircraft is secured under subsection A or moved under subsection B hereof, the owner who is obligated to the Airport Operator for Airport charges may regain possession of the aircraft by:
5.3.1 Making arrangements satisfactory with the Airport Operator for the immediate removal of the aircraft from the Airport's hangar, or making arrangements for authorized parking; and
5.3.2 Making payment to the Airport Operator of all aircraft charges or by posting with the aircraft operator a sufficient cash bond or other acceptable security, to be held in trust by the Airport Operator pending written agreement of the parties with respect to payment by the aircraft owner of the amount owing, or pending resolution of the matter of the charges in a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction. After entry of judgment, including any appeals, in a court of competent jurisdiction, or after the parties reach agreement with respect to payment, the trust shall terminate and the Airport Operator shall receive as much of the bond or other security as is agreed or as is necessary to satisfy any judgment, costs, and interest as may be awarded to the Airport Operator. The balance shall be refunded immediately to the owner at his/her last known address by registered mail, return receipt requested. The Airport Operator shall send to the owner by first class mail a notice that the balance of funds was forwarded to him or her by registered mail, return receipt requested.
5.4 ABANDONED AIRCRAFT
If an aircraft has been secured by the Airport Operator under subsection A or secured under subsection B hereof and it is not released to the owner under the bonding provisions of this section within ninety (90) days after notifying, or attempting to notify, the owner under subsections A or B hereof, the aircraft shall be conclusively presumed to have been abandoned by the owner.
5.5 SALE OF AIRCRAFT
If an aircraft parked or hangared at the Airport is abandoned, the Airport Operator's Executive Director and/or assigned subordinates may, by resolution of its legislative authority, authorize the public sale of the aircraft by authorized personnel to the highest and best bidder for cash as follows:
5.5.1 Before the aircraft is sold, the owner of the aircraft shall be given at least twenty (20) days notice of the sale by registered mail, return receipt requested, if the name and address of the owner is known. The notice of sale shall be published at least once, more than ten (10) but not more than twenty (20) days before the sale, in a newspaper of general circulation in Skagit County. Such notice shall include the name of the aircraft, if any, its aircraft identification number, the last known owner and address, the time and place of sale, the amount of Airport charges that will be owing at the time of sale, a reasonable description of the aircraft to be sold, and a statement that the Airport Operator may bid all or part of its Airport charges at the sale and may become a purchaser at the sale.
5.5.2. Before an aircraft is sold, any person seeking to redeem an impounded aircraft under this section may commence a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Skagit County to contest the validity of the impoundment or the amount of the Airport charges owing. Such lawsuit must be commenced within ten (10) days of the date the notification was provided pursuant to the subsections A or B hereof, or the right to a hearing shall be deemed waived and the owner shall be liable for any Airport charges owing the Airport Operator. In the event of litigation, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorneys' fees and costs.
5.5.3. The proceeds of a sale shall first be applied to the payment of Airport charges owed. The balance, if any, shall be deposited with the department of revenue to be held in trust for the owner or owners and lienholders for a period of one (1) year. If more than one (1) owner appears on the aircraft title, and/or if any liens appear on the title, the department must, if a claim is made, interplead the balance into a court of competent jurisdiction for distribution. The department may release the balance to the legal owner provided that the claim is made within one (1) year of sale and only one (1) legal owner and no lienholders appear on the title. If no valid claim is made within one (1) year of the date of sale, the excess funds from the sale shall be deposited in the aircraft search and rescue, safety, and education account created in RCW 47.68.236. If the sale is for a sum less than the applicable Airport charges, the Airport Operator is entitled to assert a claim against the aircraft owner or owners for the deficiency. In the event that no one purchases the aircraft at a sale, or that the aircraft is not removed from the premises or other arrangements are not made within ten days of the sale, title to the aircraft shall revert to the aircraft operator.
5.6 POSTING AND RECITAL REGULATIONS
That which is set forth herein is enforceable only if:
5.6.1. The Airport Operator has had its tariff and/or regulations containing these Regulations authorizing the impoundment of an aircraft that is the subject of delinquent Airport charges, conspicuously posted at its Airport Manager's office at all times;
5.6.2. All impounding remedies available to the Airport Operator are included in any written contract for Airport charges between an Airport Operator and an aircraft owner; and
5.6.3. That the rules laid out here for expeditious collection have been adopted by resolution of the Port Commission.
Nothing hereinbefore contained may be construed as a limitation of any rights, privileges, or remedies previously existing under any applicable laws affecting the Airport Operator.
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EXHIBIT C Page 2
Object Free Area means a two-dimensional ground area surrounding runways, taxiways, and taxilanes that is clear of objects except for objects whose locations is fixed by function. The following areas as shown on Exhibit A exist at the airport:
Runway Safety Area means a defined surface surrounding the runway prepared or suitable for reducing the risk of damage to airplanes in the event of an undershoot, overshoot, or excursion from the runway. The following areas as shown on Exhibit A exist at the airport:
Taxiway Safety Area means a defined surface alongside the taxiway prepared or suitable for reducing the risk of damage to an airplane unintentionally departing the taxiway. The following areas as shown on Exhibit A exist at the airport: