East Texas Regional Airport Emergency Contingency Plan
East Texas Regional Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to Roy Miller at email@example.com.
East Texas Regional Airport is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because:
(1) It is a commercial airport.
(2) This airport may be used by an air carrier described in USC 42301(a)(1) for diversions.
This plan describes how, following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable, East Texas Regional Airport will:
- Provide for the deplanement of passengers;
- Provide for the sharing of facilities and make gates available at the airport; and
- Provide a sterile area following excessive tarmac delays for passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP).
Name of Airport: East Texas Regional Airport
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Roy Miller, Airport Director
Preparer contact number: (903) 643-3031 x 30
Preparer contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgDate of submission of plan: May 2012
Airport Category: Non Hub
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
East Texas Regional Airport has limited equipment and personnel needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft. We will utilize this equipment to deplane passengers as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines at the contact number listed above. We will also provide a list of airlines, ground handlers, fixed base operators and others who may have the necessary equipment and personnel to safely deplane passengers to airlines as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines experiencing excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.
Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency
The gates at East Texas Regional Airport are under common use gate leases permits, or agreements to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. We direct our common use air carrier users to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate to the maximum extent practicable.
Plan to Provide a Sterile Area for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United States Customs and Border Protection5
East Texas Regional Airport does not have international passenger processing facilities. We will coordinate with local CBP and law enforcement officials to identify suitable areas and procedures for establishing a temporary sterile area into which international passengers on diverted aircraft who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection can be deplaned. Once these efforts are complete, we will coordinate with local CBP officials to develop procedures that will allow international passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection to be deplaned into these sterile areas to the extent practicable.
Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan
East Texas Regional Airport will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through one or more of the following means:
- Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website http://www.flyggg.com
- Posting signs in conspicuous locations in the terminals.