These Rules and Regulations, and any amendments thereto, are designed to protect the public health, safety, interest, and general welfare at Ryan Airfield and to restrict or prevent any activity or action which would interfere with the safe, orderly, and efficient use of the Airport by its passengers, operators, tenants, and users.
It is not the intent of these Rules and Regulations to excuse any entity from performing any obligation it may have under any agreement the entity has with Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), whether the agreement is in existence on the date of the adoption of these Rules and Regulations or entered into at any time thereafter.
1.2 Applicability and Conditional Use of Ryan Airfield
Any permission granted directly or indirectly, expressly or by implication, to any entity or individual to enter upon or use the Airport (including aircraft operators; vehicle operators; aircraft crewmembers and passengers; spectators and sightseers; occupants of private and commercial vehicles; officers, employees, customers, vendors, and suppliers of operators and lessees; entities doing business with TAA, its contractors, subcontractors, and licensees; and all other entities) is conditioned upon assumption of responsibility to fully and completely comply with these Rules and Regulations, Minimum Standards, and all applicable regulatory measures that may be promulgated by any governing body or agency having jurisdiction over the Airport.
TAA may remove or evict from the Airport any person who knowingly, willfully or recklessly violates any rule or regulation prescribed herein, or any rule or regulation in effect by the federal government or the State of Arizona, and may deny use of the Airport and its facilities to any such person if it is determined that such denial is in the public interest.
1.4 Variance or Waiver
TAA may vary from the provisions of these Rules and Regulations from time to time when circumstances may require. Any variance shall not constitute a waiver or modification of any of the provisions herein for any purpose except as to the particular operator/user and the particular provision, which is the subject of the variance and only for so long as the circumstances warranting the variance exist. Because of the unique facts and circumstances surrounding a variance, a variance in one instance or under certain terms and conditions does not mandate a variance under similar or related circumstances, terms, or conditions if TAA's experiences or the differences in circumstances (however slight) lead TAA to decline to make a similar variation in the future.
2.1 Aeronautical Activity or Activities
Any activity or service that involves, makes possible, facilitates, is related to, assists in, or is required for the operation of aircraft or another aeronautical activity or which contributes to or is required for the safety of such operations.
The following activities, without limitation, which are commonly conducted on airports, are considered aeronautical activities within this definition: aircraft charter, pilot training, aircraft rental, sightseeing, aerial photography, aerial spraying and agricultural aviation services, aerial advertising, aerial surveying, air carrier operations (passenger and cargo), aircraft sales and service, sale of aviation fuel and oil, aircraft maintenance, sale of aircraft parts, and any other activities which, in the sole judgment of the TAA, because of their direct relationship to the operation of aircraft or the Airport, can be appropriately regarded as an aeronautical activity.
2.2 Air Operations Area (AOA)
A portion of the Airport designated and used for landing, taking off, or surface maneuvering of airplanes. There are two areas of the AOA, the movement area and the non-movement area.
2.3 Aircraft Design Group
A grouping of aircraft based upon wingspan. The groups are as follows:
Group I: Up to, but not including, 49 feet.
Group II: 49 feet up to, but not including, 79 feet
Group III: 79 feet up to, but not including, 118 feet
2.4 Aircraft Maintenance
The repair, maintenance, alteration, preservation, or inspection of aircraft (including the replacement of parts). Major maintenance includes major alterations to the airframe, powerplant, and propeller as defined in 14 CFR Part 43. Minor maintenance includes normal, routine annual inspection with attendant maintenance, repair, calibration, or adjustment of aircraft and their accessories. Aircraft assembly constitutes aircraft maintenance.
2.5 Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic)
A person who holds an aircraft mechanic certificate with both airframe and powerplant ratings. This certification is issued by the FAA under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 65.
2.6 Airport Layout Plan (ALP)
The currently-approved drawing depicting the physical layout of the Airport and identifying the location and configuration of current and proposed runways, taxiways, buildings, roadways, utilities, navaids, etc.
Those paved areas of the Airport within the AOA designated by TAA for the loading or unloading of passengers or cargo, servicing, or parking of aircraft.
Air Traffic Control
Code of Federal Regulations.
That which involves or makes possible earnings, income, compensation (including exchange of service), and/or profit, whether or not such objectives are accomplished.
Department of Homeland Security.
2.12 Environmental Law
Any and all laws, rules, regulations, regulatory agency guidances and policies, ordinances, applicable court decisions, and airport guidance documents, directives, policies (whether enacted by any local, state or federal governmental authority, or by TAA) now in effect or hereafter enacted that deal with the regulation or protection of the environment (including the ambient air, ground water, surface water and land, including subsurface land and soil), or with the generation, handling, storage, disposal or use of chemicals or substances that could be detrimental to human health, the workplace, the public welfare, or the environment.
2.13 Extremely Hazardous Substances
Any substance or material designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as an "extremely hazardous substance" under either Section 302(a)(2) of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act ("EPCRTKA") (42 U.S.C. § 11002(a)(2)) or any other Environmental Law.
Federal Aviation Administration.
2.15 Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
A commercial operator engaged in the sale of products, services, and facilities to include, at a minimum, aviation fuels and lubricants; passenger, crew, and aircraft ground services, support, and amenities; aircraft maintenance; and tiedown, hangar, aircraft parking, office, and shop.
2.16 Fuel Handling
The transporting, delivering, fueling, or draining of fuel or fuel waste products.
2.17 Hazardous Materials
All solid, liquid or gaseous substances, materials and wastes that are, or that become, regulated under, or that are classified as hazardous or toxic or a "contaminant" or "pollutant" under any Environmental Law (including, but not limited to, Extremely Hazardous Substances and Toxic Chemicals and asbestos).
International Fire Code.
2.19 Master Plan
An assembly of appropriate documents and drawings covering the development of the Airport from a physical, economical, social, and political jurisdictional perspective and adopted by TAA, a copy of which is on file and available for inspection in the office of TAA, and any amendments, modifications, revisions, or substitutions thereof. The Airport Layout Plan is a part of the Master Plan.
2.20 Movement Area
Runways, runway safety areas, taxiways, taxiway safety area and other areas of the Airport that aircraft use for taxiing/hover taxiing, air taxiing, takeoff and landing, exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas, and that are under the control of the air traffic control tower.
2.21 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
All codes, standards, rules, and regulations contained in the Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, as may be amended from time to time, and are incorporated herein by reference.
Not for the purpose of securing earnings, income, compensation (including exchange of service), and/or profit.
2.23 Non-Movement Area
Taxilanes, aprons and other areas not under the control of the air traffic control tower.
The Chief Executive Officer of TAA or her/his designee, specifically authorized to act in her/his behalf.
2.25 Refueling Vehicle
Any vehicle used for fuel handling, including without limitation fuel servicing trucks and trailers.
2.26 Regulatory Measures
Federal, state, county, local, TAA laws, codes, statutes, ordinances, orders, policies, rules, and regulations, including, without limitation, those of the United States Department of Transportation, United States Department of Homeland Security, FAA, TSA, NFPA, Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Standard Operating Guidelines, and these Rules and Regulations; all as may be in existence, hereafter enacted, and amended from time to time.
Any releasing, disposing, discharging, injecting, spilling, leaking, leaching, pumping, dumping, emitting, escaping, emptying, seeping, dispersal, migration, transporting, placing, and actions of similar nature, including without limitation, the moving of any material through, into or upon any land, soil, surface water, ground water, or air, or otherwise entering into the environment.
2.28 Restricted Area
Areas of the Airport posted to prohibit or limit entry or access by the general public. All areas other than public areas.
Aircraft engine operation above normal idle speed, the purpose of which is engine maintenance or testing, but excluding engines operating for purposes of preparing for and taking off.
2.30 Specialized Aviation Service Operator (SASO)
A commercial operator that provides any one or a combination of the following activities: aircraft maintenance, avionics or instrument maintenance, aircraft rental, flying club or flight training, aircraft charter or aircraft management, aircraft sales, specialized commercial aviation service, or temporary specialized commercial aviation service.
The portion of the aircraft parking area used for access between taxiways and aprons and not under ATC control.
A defined path, usually paved, over which aircraft can taxi from one part of an airport to another (excluding the runway) and which may be under ATC control
2.33 Toxic Chemicals
Any substance or material subject to Section 313 of EPCRTKA (42 U.S.C. § 11002(a)(2)) or the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. §2601 et seq., or any comparable Environmental Law.
2.34 Transient Aircraft
Any aircraft utilizing the Airport for occasional transient purposes and which is not based at the Airport.
Transportation Security Administration
2.36 Vehicle Service Road or Perimeter Roadway
A designated roadway for vehicles in a non-movement area.
3. GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
3.1 Abandoned, Derelict, or Lost Property
3.1.1 Property shall not be abandoned on the Airport.
3.1.2 Abandoned, derelict, or lost property found in public areas at the Airport including, without limitation, aircraft, vehicles, equipment, machinery, baggage, or personal property should be reported to the Director of Ryan Airfield or the TAA Police Department.
3.1.3 Property unclaimed by its proper owner or items for which ownership cannot be established will be handled in accordance with standard procedures and applicable law.
3.1.4 Nothing in this section shall be construed to deny the right of operators and lessees to maintain "lost and found" service for property of their customers and/or employees.
3.2 Accidents or Incidents
Accidents resulting in damage to property, injury requiring medical treatment, or interference with normal Airport operations shall be reported to TAA Dispatch at 573-8182 immediately after the occurrence. Emergencies should be reported by dialing 911.
3.3.1 All animals, present in the common areas of the Airport shall be controlled and restrained by a leash, harness, restraining strap, portable kennel, or other appropriate device. Leashes, harnesses and straps shall not exceed six (6) feet.
3.3.2 It shall be the responsibility of the owner or handler to exercise control over the animal at all times. Owners or handlers are responsible for the immediate removal and disposal of animal waste.
3.3.3 No person, except those authorized by TAA, shall intentionally hunt, pursue, trap, catch, injure, or kill any bird or animal on the Airport.
3.3.4 Feeding or otherwise encouraging the congregation of birds or animals on the Airport is prohibited.
3.4 Commercial Activities
Commercial activity of any kind requires the express written permission of TAA through a specifically authorized contract, lease, sublease, operating agreement, license, permit or written temporary permission and the payment of any required fees.
A commercial activity permit may not be assigned or transferred and shall be limited solely to the approved activity.
3.5 Compliance with Regulatory Measures
All persons or entities occupying or using, engaging in an Aeronautical Activity on, or developing Airport land or Improvements shall comply, at the person's or entity's expense, with all applicable Regulatory Measures including, without limitation, those of the federal, state, and local government and any other Agency having jurisdiction over the Airports, the businesses operating at the Airports, and the activities occurring at the Airports including the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the State of Arizona (State), Pima County (County), the City of Tucson (City), and these Rules and Regulations; all as may be in effect and amended from time to time.
3.6 Fire/Open Flames
3.6.1 Open flames of any kind are prohibited except (i) as provided in Ground Rules for Construction for "hot work" permits; or (ii) for open flames utilized by operators/lessees in the performance of approved aircraft Maintenance. Hot work permits are issued in the discretion of the TAA Fire Department and only in compliance with applicable building and fire code.
3.6.2 The use of open flame space heaters that utilize kerosene or gas is prohibited on Airport property.
3.6.3 Smoking and the use of any open-flame device is prohibited in or about any aircraft, on any apron, or within 50 feet of any aircraft, fuel truck, fueling facility, or other flammable storage facility.
3.6.4 Any fires (regardless of the size of the fire or whether or not the fire has been extinguished) shall be reported immediately to the TAA Dispatch at 573-8182.
3.6.5 No welding/cutting activities shall be conducted on the Airport without prior approval of the TAA Fire Department and a permit from TAA. In all cases, an approved fire extinguisher and a person trained in its proper usage shall be present for the duration of any welding/cutting activities.
3.7 General Conduct
3.7.1 No person shall use or otherwise conduct himself upon any portion of the Airport in any manner contrary to the posted or otherwise visually indicated directions applicable to that area.
3.7.2 Washing clothes on the Airport is prohibited.
3.7.3 Extended lodging on the airport is prohibited.
3.7.4 No entity shall use, keep, or permit to be used or kept, any foul or noxious gas or substance at the Airport, or permit the Airport to be occupied or used in a manner offensive or objectionable to TAA or other users by reason of noise, odors, or vibrations, or interfere in any way with other occupants or those conducting business at the Airport.
3.7.5 Spitting on, marking, or defacing the floors, walls, or other surfaces of the Airport is prohibited.
3.8 Hazardous Materials
3.8.1 No person or entity shall cause or permit any Hazardous Material to be used, generated, manufactured, produced, stored, brought upon, or Released, on, under or about the premises, or transported to and from the Airport, by itself, its agents, employees, contractors, invitees, sublessees or any third party in violation of any Environmental Law, provided that, in no circumstances shall any person or entity cause or permit any Extremely Hazardous Substance or toxic chemical to be used, generated, manufactured, produced, stored, brought upon, or Released, on, under or about the Airport, or transported to and from the premises. All persons or entities shall promptly notify TAA of any action or condition that is contrary to any prohibition in the previous sentence.
3.8.2 Approved Hazardous Material must be stored in suitable containers that are properly secured.
3.8.3 Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all hazardous materials shall be maintained on site so as to be readily available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency and for review by the TAA Fire Department.
3.8.4 No fuels, oils, dopes, paints, solvents, acids, or any other Hazardous Material shall be Released in storm water conveyances, drains, catch basins, ditches, the Air Operations Area or elsewhere on the Airport.
3.8.5 Tenants and operators who generate and dispose of "Special Waste" shall comply with the requirements of 40 CFR 266 & 273. Special Waste includes widely generated wastes such as batteries, agricultural pesticides, mercury-containing devices, hazardous mercury-containing lamps, and used oil.
3.8.6 Used engine oil shall be disposed of only at approved waste oil stations or disposal points.
3.8.7 Secondary containment is required for the storage of gasoline, oils, solvents, or other hazardous waste in drums or receptacles.
3.8.8 Storage of flammable or combustible liquids inside hangars shall comply with applicable code requirements.
3.8.9 No hazardous substance or pollutant shall be disposed of on the Airport or into the air at the Airport during aircraft preflight inspection.
3.9 Hazardous Material Spills
3.9.1 Any person who experiences overflowing or spilling of oil, grease, fuel, alcohol, glycol or any other Hazardous Material anywhere on the Airport shall immediately notify the TAA Dispatch at (520) 573-8182.
3.9.2 Persons involved in Hazardous Material incidents shall take action to prevent/minimize danger to personnel, property and the environment in accordance with TAA's Hazardous Material Spill Reporting and Cleanup Procedure.
3.9.3 At the request of the TAA Director of Environmental Services, the entity responsible for the spill may be required to clean and properly dispose of the material/substance which shall be performed in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and guidelines. In addition, the entity must provide TAA with required documentation of proper disposal.
3.9.4 All costs incurred by TAA in such instances shall be reimbursable to TAA by the entity responsible for the spill.
3.10 Licenses, Permits, Certifications and Ratings
3.10.1 Operators shall obtain and comply with all necessary licenses, permits, certifications, or ratings required for the conduct of operator's activities at the Airport as required by TAA or any other duly authorized agency prior to engaging in any activity at the Airport. Upon request, operators shall provide copies of such licenses, permits, certifications, or ratings to TAA within 5 business days.
3.10.2 Operators shall keep in effect and post in a prominent place all necessary or required licenses, permits, certifications, or ratings.
Media inquiries should be directed to the Information Department in TAA's Administrative Office. A TAA Media Manual is available to assist with general coverage of the Airport complex.
Doping processes, painting, or paint stripping shall be performed only in those facilities approved for such activities and in compliance with air quality regulations, applicable building and fire codes, and the Airport's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan.
3.13 Preservation of Property
3.13.1 No person shall destroy or cause to be destroyed, injure, damage, deface, or disturb, in any way, property of any nature located on the Airport. Any person causing or responsible for such injury, destruction, damage or disturbance to TAA-owned property shall immediately report such damage to the Operations Department and shall reimburse TAA the full amount of repair and replacement of property.
3.13.2 No person shall take or use any aircraft, aircraft parts, instruments, tools owned, controlled, or operated by any person while on the Airport or within its hangars, except with the consent of the owner or operator thereof.
3.13.3 No individual or group shall prevent the lawful use and enjoyment of the Airport by others. Any activity which results in littering, environmental pollution or vandalism on the Airport is not permitted and violators are subject to arrest, prosecution, and fines.
3.13.4 Any individual or group observing damage, destruction or disturbance on the Airport should contact TAA Dispatch at 573-8182.
3.14 Payment of Rents, Fees, and Charges
3.14.1 Operator shall pay the rents, fees, or other charges specified by TAA for engaging in Activities.
3.14.2 Operator's failure to remain current in the payment of any and all rents, fees, charges, and other sums due to TAA shall be grounds for revocation of any agreement or approval authorizing the conduct of activities at the Airport.
3.15.1 Written advertisements, signs, notices, circulars, and/or handbills may be posted or distributed only with the prior written permission of TAA.
3.15.2 TAA has the right to remove any such sign, placard, picture, advertisement, name or notice in any such manner as TAA may designate.
3.15.3 Signage installed on the Airport must meet the specifications approved by TAA.
3.15.4 All buildings with frontage on roadways must have the address affixed to the roadway side of the building. The numbers should be reflective (preferable illuminated) and measure, at minimum, 12 inches in height.
3.15.5 Individual hangars should have the unit number affixed to the front of the hangar. The numbers should be reflective and measure, at a minimum, 6 inches in height.
3.16 Solicitation, Picketing, and/or Demonstrations
Airport users shall comply with TAA's policy regarding solicitation, demonstration, or the distribution of literature on Airport premises.
3.17 Sound Amplifying Devices
The use of sound amplifying devices requires prior approval by the Director of Ryan Airfield.
3.18 Special Events
3.19 Through-the-Fence Activities
"Through-the-Fence" activities are prohibited at the Airport. TAA does not permit access to the public landing area by aircraft or for other aeronautical activities from land adjacent to, but not part of, the Airport.
3.20 Trash and Other Waste Containers
3.20.1 Tenants, operators and other users of the airport shall not move or otherwise re-locate TAA-placed trash and waste containers.
3.20.2 Garbage, empty boxes, crates, rubbish, trash, papers, refuse, or litter of any kind shall not be placed, discharged, or deposited on the Airport, except in the receptacles provided specifically for that purpose.
3.20.3 The burning of garbage, empty boxes, crates, rubbish, trash, papers, refuse, or litter of any kind on the Airport is prohibited.
3.20.4 Trash and other waste containers at the Airport shall only be used for trash generated on Airport property (does not apply to the Pima County Transfer Station).
3.20.5 Trash and other waste container areas shall be kept clean and sanitary at all times.
3.20.6 Tenant and operator trash and waste containers shall be emptied with sufficient frequency to prevent overflowing and shall be cleaned with sufficient frequency to prevent the development of offensive odors.
3.20.7 Tenant and operator trash and waste containers shall be equipped with securely fastened lids which shall be closed and fastened at all times other than while the receptacles are being loaded or unloaded.
3.21 Use of Roadways and Walkways
3.21.1 No person shall travel on the Airport other than on the roadways, walkways, or other areas provided for the particular class of traffic.
3.21.2 No person s