Part 150 Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
Part 151 Federal Aid to Airports
Part 152 Airport Aid Program
Part 153 Airport Operations
Part 155 Release of Airport Property From Surplus Property Disposal Restrictions
Part 156 State Block Grant Pilot Program
Part 157 Notice of Construction, Alteration, Activation, and Deactivation of Airports
Part 158 Passenger Facility Charges (pfc’s)
Part 161 Notice and Approval of Airport Noise and Access Restrictions
Part 169 Expenditure of Federal Funds for Nonmilitary Airports or Air Navigation Facilities Thereon

Terms Used In CFR > Title 14 > Chapter I > Subchapter I

  • AADA: means the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, as amended (49 U. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmative action plan: means a set of specific and result-oriented procedures to which a sponsor, planning agency, state, or the aviation related activity on an airport commits itself to achieve equal employment opportunity. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • Agreement: means a document in writing signed by the airport operator. See 14 CFR 161.5
  • Airport: means any public use airport, including heliports, as defined by the ASNA Act, including: (a) Any airport which is used or to be used for public purposes, under the control of a public agency, the landing area of which is publicly owned. See 14 CFR 150.7
  • Airport: means any area of land or water, including any heliport, that is used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas that are used or intended to be used for airport buildings or other airport facilities or rights-of-way, together with all airport buildings and facilities located thereon. See 14 CFR 161.5
  • Airport layout plan: As used in this part, “airport layout plan” means the basic plan for the layout of an eligible airport that shows, as a minimum—

    (1) The present boundaries of the airport and of the offsite areas that the sponsor owns or controls for airport purposes, and of their proposed additions. See 14 CFR 151.5

  • Airport noise study area: means that area surrounding the airport within the noise contour selected by the applicant for study and must include the noise contours required to be developed for noise exposure maps specified in 14 CFR part 150. See 14 CFR 161.5
  • Airport operator: means the airport proprietor. See 14 CFR 161.5
  • allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Average sound level: means the level, in decibels, of the mean-square, A-weighted sound pressure during a specified period, with reference to the square of the standard reference sound pressure of 20 micropascals. See 14 CFR 150.7
  • Aviation related activity: means a commercial enterprise—(1) Which is operated on the airport pursuant to an agreement with the grantee or airport operator or to a derivative subagreement. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • Aviation user class: means the following categories of aircraft operators: air carriers operating under parts 121 or 129 of this chapter. See 14 CFR 161.5
  • bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Building construction: means construction of any building which receives Federal assistance under the program, which will exceed $200,000 in construction cost. See 14 CFR 152.605
  • complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Covered organization: means a grantee, a subgrantee, or an aviation related activity. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • Covered suborganization: is a subgrantee or sub-aviation related activity, of a covered organization. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the United States Department of Transportation. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Energy assessment: means an analysis of total energy requirements of a building, which, within the scope of the proposed construction activity, and at a level of detail appropriate to that scope, considers the following:

    (a) Overall design of the facility or modification, and alternative designs. See 14 CFR 152.605

  • equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
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    Average sound level means the level, in decibels, of the mean-square, A-weighted sound pressure during a specified period, with reference to the square of the standard reference sound pressure of 20 micropascals. See 14 CFR 150.7

  • evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Grant: means Federal financial assistance in the form of funds provided to a sponsor, planning agency, or state under this part. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • Grantee: means the recipient of a grant. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Major building modification: means modification of any building which receives Federal assistance under the program, which will exceed $200,000 in construction cost. See 14 CFR 152.605
  • Minority: means a person who is—(1) Black and not of Hispanic origin: A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • Noise exposure map: means a scaled, geographic depiction of an airport, its noise contours, and surrounding area developed in accordance with section A150. See 14 CFR 150.7
  • Noise or access restrictions: means restrictions (including but not limited to provisions of ordinances and leases) affecting access or noise that affect the operations of Stage 2 or Stage 3 aircraft, such as limits on the noise generated on either a single-event or cumulative basis. See 14 CFR 161.5
  • Noncompatible land use: means the use of land that is identified under this part as normally not compatible with the outdoor noise environment (or an adequately attenuated noise reduction level for the indoor activities involved at the location) because the yearly day-night average sound level is above that identified for that or similar use under appendix A (Table 1) of this part. See 14 CFR 150.7
  • obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Planning agency: means any planning agency designated by the Secretary which is authorized by the laws of the State or States (including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and Guam) or political subdivisions concerned to engage in areawide planning for the area in which assistance under this part is to be used. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Regional Airports Division Manager: means the Airports Division Manager having responsibility for the geographic area in which the airport in question is located. See 14 CFR 150.7
  • rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Transportation or an authorized representative of the Secretary within the Department of Transportation. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • SMSA: means Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • Sponsor: means any public agency that, either individually or jointly with one or more other public agencies, submits to the Administrator, in accordance with this part, an application for financial assistance, or that conducts a project for airport development or airport master planning, funded under this part. See 14 CFR 152.403
  • statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.