In accordance with section 4561.11 of the Revised Code, all public and private airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields, landing areas and bodies of water shall first be approved and issued an operating certificate by the office of aviation before being used for commercial purposes.
All commercial airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas shall be certified for commercial operations once every three years by the office of aviation based upon the requirements listed within these rules and as required by the FAA.
(A) Airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas constructed or established after January 1, 1998 must meet the requirements set forth in 14 CFR part 77, as amended, and federal aviation administration design advisory circulars.
(B) Airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas constructed or established before January 1, 1998 will be certificated in accordance with the standards set forth during original construction; however, these airports, heliports, seaplane landing sites, landing fields and landing areas must comply with the requirements of certification in rule 5501:1-2-01 of the Administrative Code, as amended.
(C) Conditional approval may be given where the office of aviation determines that additional requirements need to be met before final approval can be issued. Such conditional approval shall set forth the reasons therefor, the requirements to be met before such approval will be given and provide a reasonable time in which to satisfy such requirements.
Replaces: 5501:1-1-01, 5501:1-1-03, 5501:1-1-05
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/23/2023
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4561.05
Rule Amplifies: 4561.11
Prior Effective Dates: 04/10/1967, 08/23/1999, 5/25/00, 8/13/04, 1/19/07