Strategies for Reducing Local Stormwater Utility Fees for Airports

Many local and regional governments charge stormwater utility fees to maintain and operate stormwater infrastructure and implement regulatory programs. Airports within their jurisdictions are often required to pay these fees. The airport community is seeing both a trend toward more governments charging these fees as well as significant increases in the amount of fees airports must pay, resulting in impacts to their budgets. Airports are looking for strategies to reduce these fees (including exemptions); yet airports face unique challenges (e.g., FAA requirements) that limit the ability to implement the most common practices that may reduce fees. Research is needed to help airports develop strategies to reduce fees and recover costs. The objective of this research is to prepare a guidebook to help airport industry practitioners reduce their local stormwater utility fees.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $325000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-68

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Navarrete, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cadmus Group, Inc.

    Waltham, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jolley, James

  • Start Date: 20160921
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180629
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180629
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40169

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572151
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-68
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2015 1:30AM