Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Aviation
Virginia Aviation Board
Regulations Governing the Licensing and Operation of Airports and Aircraft and Obstructions to Airspace in the Commonwealth of Virginia [24 VAC 5 ‑ 20]
Amend the minimum airport licensing requirements, the conditional licensing process, and update proc
Action 3471
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to consider changes to the regulations regarding airport licensure, with a focus on 24 VAC 5-20-140 Minimum requirements for licensing and 24 VAC 5-20-275 Conditional licenses. The proposed change for 24 VAC 5-20-140 would more closely align state minimum requirements with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. The proposed change for 24 VAC 5-20-275 would modify the process for addressing airports not in compliance with state minimum licensing standards. The modification would offer better defined solutions to address non-compliant situations that would lead to finite resolutions not currently realized, thereby improving the efficiency of the licensing process. The changes for minimum licensing requirements and conditional licenses will benefit the operation and safety of the statewide air transportation system. The proposal also includes changes to clarify procedural information, reduce redundancy, update citations, and provide consistency throughout the chapter.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002811]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5856 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/06/2011.
6095 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/23/2012.
6475 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/20/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan H. Simmers  / Senior Airport Planner
Address: 5702 Gulfstream Road
Richmond, VA 23250
Email Address:
Phone: (804)236-3632 ext: 105    FAX: (804)236-3635    TDD: ()-