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Airport Rules and Regulations

Richland-Lexington Airport District Rules and Regulations, Adopted April 15, 2013

Airport Certification Manual

The Airport Certification Manual (ACM) describes operating procedures, facilities, and equipment used to fulfill the requirements of Federal Air Regulation (FAR) Part 139. Being the holder of a current Operating Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it is our responsibility to comply with all requirements prescribed by FAR 139 in a manner authorized by the FAA Administrator.

The ACM is divided into three (3) Appendices:

  1. The primary objective of the Airport Emergency Plan (Appendix A) is to minimize personal injury and property damage and provide emergency response guidance for both Airport personnel and mutual aid agency personnel when addressing a declared emergency at the Airport.
  2. The primary objective of the Snow and Ice Control Plan (Appendix B) is to identify procedures and departmental responsibilities associated with managing winter weather events at the Airport.
  3. The primary objective of the Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (Appendix C) is to provide high levels of aviation safety by way of identifying and mitigating wildlife hazards whenever they are detected at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The WHMP outlines the steps for monitoring, documenting, reporting, and mitigating potential wildlife hazards and strikes.

The ACM includes the following Exhibits:

  1. Organizational Chart
  2. Airport Layout Plan
  3. Airport Grid Map
  4. Airport Obstructions
  5. Runway/Taxiway & Movement/Non-Movement Area Diagram
  6. Airfield Signage Plan (6 sheets)
    (Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3, Sheet 4, Sheet 5, Sheet 6)
  7. Letters of Agreement (10 total sheets)
    (Airport Emergency Procedures, Braking Action & Pavement Friction Survey Reporting, Designated  Movement & Non-Movement Areas, Procedures For Opening & Closing of Runways, Severe Weather Notification Procedures)
  8. Snow Removal Equipment
  9. Refueling Vehicle Inspection Report
  10. Refueling Facility Inspection Report
  11. Self Inspection Report (3 sheets)
    (Sheet 1, Sheet 2, Sheet 3)
  12. Paved Sufaces Map

It is the responsibility of the Airport Operations Department Manager to ensure the ACM is kept current at all times.  This person will coordinate updates to the ACM (i.e.: equipment, facilities, staffing, training, procedures, etc.) with all applicable parties involved and submit them to the FAA for approval.  Once the Airport has received the approved documents back from the FAA they will be forwarded to the Airport Department of Information Technology for upload to the Airport web site.  At that point all holders of our ACM will be advised via email, fax, or phone that approved updates to the ACM are available for them to download, print, and place in their copy of the ACM.

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan

This document represents the operational Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE). Best Management Practices (BMP) can be accessed in Appendix A. The figures associated with the SWPPP can be used as a visual reference and are located in Appendix B and listed below..  The Spill and Release Reporting Form (Form A-4) is found in Appendix D. All other supplemental information associated with the SWPPP can be found in the Appendices C and E (these appendices are available upon request to the SWPPP Coordinator).  The SWPPP has been complied in order to bring CAE into compliance with the requirement of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program under the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and is intended for use by CAE to provide consistent and effective management of storm water runoff. CAE has developed this SWPPP in order to facilitate compliance for its affected tenants under the storm water requirements. The SWPPP presents a description of the CAE facility, a discussion of potential pollution sources resulting from practices and activities at the airport, and identifies storm water management controls and best management practices to reduce or eliminate pollutants entering the storm water system.

Appendix B: Figures
Figure 2-1: Location Map
Figure 2-2: Impervious Surfaces & Tenant Map (updated OCT 2013)
Figure 2-3: Overall Drainage Map
Figure 3-1: Outfalls Location Map
Figure 3-2: Industrial Activities Map
Figure 3-3: Aircraft & Ground Vehicles Fueling Areas & Storage Map
Figure 3-4: Aircraft Deicing Areas (updated OCT 2013)

Tenant Compliance Forms

Form A-1 Annual Update Questionnaire 

Form A-3 Certification Statement and Signature

Form A-4 Spill and Release Reporting

Operations Department Personnel

The Airport Operations Department is comprised of members that have a very diverse background in aviation. These differences in work and educational experiences afford us the ability to see the “big picture” when making decisions in handling both day-to-day tasks as well as resolving non-routine and airport emergency situations. The Airport Operations Department Personnel Pamphlet was developed to highlight both the roles the Department plays in the overall operation of the Airport as well as ‘spotlight’ those individuals that make up the Operations Department.

Aircraft Diversion Plan (Pandemic) & Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan

In response to the outbreak of the H1N1 Virus in 2009 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urged all airport operators to update their existing Pandemic Flu Plans and to encourage those airport operators that did not already have Pandemic Flu Plans to develop such plans for their airport. Since we did not formally have a plan in place members of the airport authority (Police, Fire/Medical, Operations, and Public Relations) met with representatives of the CDC, TSA, South Carolina Aeronautics Commission, Lexington Medical Center, DHEC, Lexington and Richland County EMS, airport tenant business managers, CBP, and the FAA to develop a plan that would address ‘best practices’ and guidelines for the airport to follow in order to protect the health and welfare of travelers, staff, the public, and to reduce the opportunities for the dissemination of communicable diseases by air. Also, during the course of these meetings the working group took the opportunity to formally develop a plan that would address how the airport would provide assistance to aircraft that divert for reasons other than pandemic in nature. Therefore, as a matter of convenience, the airport elected to incorporate both situations into one resource document, hence our Aircraft Diversion & Pandemic Operations Plan.  In May of 2012, pursuant to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, (H.R. 658); CAE submitted a Tarmac Delay Contingency Plan. The plan was recently approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation in July of 2012, and is now available for review.