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Open Land Use (OLU) Guidance

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Aviation Department Open Land Use (OLU) Guidance

This Guidance has been developed to help streamline the City’s OLU administrative review process.

The City reserves the right to require an Avigation Easement for a proposed OLU that is potentially incompatible with airport operations.

Please contact the Aviation Department if you have questions.


Wildlife

OLU within 2 miles of an airport that impacts wildlife are considered prohibited.

Prior to commencing OLU within 5 miles of an airport that impacts wildlife, the applicant must provide FAA 7460-1 notification and a no adverse impact determination.

Examples of OLU that impact wildlife include open landfills, waste transfer, wastewater treatment, settling ponds and livestock production activity.


Noise

OLU may be impacted by aircraft operations in the vicinity of an airport as defined by Arizona Revised Statutes.

Noise Map

By establishing an OLU in the airport vicinity you acknowledge the continued right of these aircraft operations and their impacts.

Height

OLU must comply with the airport height zoning map.

OLU are subject to FAA airspace evaluation rules

FAA 7460-1

Drones

OLU that involves drone or UAS operations are subject to federal and local rules.

Avigation

OLU that negatively impact aircraft navigation are considered prohibited.

Prior to commencing OLU that may cause smoke, dust, glare or electro-magnetic disturbance to navigation, the applicant must provide FAA 7460-1 notification and a no adverse impact determination.

Examples of OLU that may cause navigational disturbance include satellite transmissions, surface mining, reflectivity from solar facilities and intense unshielded lighting.