Commercial Air Tour Management Agreements Available for Review

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) announce the availability of two draft air tour management agreements for commercial air tour operations at Biscayne National Park for public review.

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 allows the FAA and NPS to enter into an air tour management agreement with a commercial air tour operator. An agreement manages commercial air tour operations over the national park unit and addresses management issues necessary to protect the resources and visitor use of the park without compromising aviation safety or the air traffic control system.

The air tour agreements establish conditions for the conduct of air tours over the park. These conditions include routes and altitudes, number of operations, type of aircraft, hours of operations, and reporting requirements. Copies of the draft agreements are available at Those wishing to comment may submit comments online or by mail to Superintendent, Biscayne National Park, 9700 SW 328 Street, Homestead, Florida 33033. Please submit comments by August 31, 2015. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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