OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5467

AN ACT CREATING A WORKFORCE TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AROUND CONNECTICUT'S PUBLIC AIRPORTS.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Department of Transportation

TF - Potential Cost

230,000-550,000

230,000-550,000

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires each licensed, privately-owned and publicly-used airport to conform to Federal Aviation regulations and Environmental Protection Agency standards for proposed development within the airport's “imaginary surfaces”. This will result in a potential cost of $230,000-$550,000 to the Department of Transportation (DOT) for each airport dependent on DOT incurring the cost instead of a private developer.

The $230,000-$550,000 cost is comprised of (1) $130,000-$350,000 for each airport to hire a consultant to complete environmental assessments consistent with Federal Aviation regulations and Environmental Protection Agency standards and (2) $100,000-$200,000 for each airport to hire a consultant to complete environmental compatibility planning.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to inflation.