Airport Buffer Zone

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The filing requirement to notify the FAA prior to construction commencement on certain objects that may affect the navigable airspace is contained in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 77. “Objects Affecting Navigable Airspace.” The FARs are part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulation. The filing requirement set forth in FAR Part 77 states failure to file Notice of Construction with the FAA subjects a $1000.00 per day civil penalty for each day FAR Part 77 filing requirements are violated. 

Below are files in a PDF format that will help you in finding detailed information regarding the Nevada Airport Buffer Zone regulations, standards and filing FAA form 7460-1.

Due to the large size of the original PDF document, the original document has been divided into three smaller sized documents based on the three (3) designated NDOT districts.

District One

Airport Name Code
ALAMO L92
BEATTY BTY
BOULDER CITY BVU
CALVADA MEADOWS 74P
CURRANT 9U7
DYER 2Q9
ECHO BAY, OVERTON 0L9
HENDERSON EXEC HND
GABBS GAB
JEAN 0L7
KIDWELL 1L4
KINGSTON N15
LIDA JUNCTION 0L4
LINCOLN COUNTY 1L1
MESQUITE 67L
MINA 3Q0
NORTH LAS VEGAS VGT
PERKINS U08
SEARCHLIGHT 1L3
SKY RANCH 3L2
TONOPAH TPH

District Two

Airport Name Code
CARSON CITY CXP
DAYTON A34
DENIO JUNCTION E85
DERBY FIELD LOL
FALLON MUNICIPAL FLX
HAWTHORNE HTH
MINDEN-TAHOE MEV
RENO STEAD RTS
ROSASCHI N59
SILVER SPRINGS SPZ
SPANISH SPRINGS N86
TIGER FIELD N58
YERINGTON MUNI O43

District Three

Airport Name
Code
AUSTIN TMT
BATTLE MOUNTAIN BAM
CRESCENT VALLEY U74
ELKO REGIONAL EKO
ELY/ YELLAND FIELD ELY
EUREKA 05U
JACKPOT 06U
OWYHEE 10U
STEVENS CROSBY 08U
WINNEMUCCA MUNI WMC
WELLS MUNICIPAL LWL

When to File a Notice for Construction, Alteration and Deactivation of Airports

Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 157 requires all persons to notify the FAA at least 90 days before construction, alteration, activation, deactivation, or change to the status or use of a civil or joint-use (civil/military) airport or heliport. Notice is not required for:

  • 1.Establishment of a temporary airport at which operations will be conducted under visual flight rule(VFR) and will be used for less than 30 days with no more than 10 operations per day.
    2.Intermittent use of a site that is not an established airport, which is used for less than one yearand at which flight operations will be conducted only under VFR. (Intermittent use means the useof the site for no more than 3 days in any one week and for no more than 10 operations per day.)
  • FAA Form 7480-1

*As used herein, the term “Airport” means: Any Landing or Takeoff Area, e.g. Airport, Heliport, Vertiport,Gliderport, Seaplane Base, Ultralight Flightpark or Balloonport.

Required notice will be submitted on this form from each person who intends to the any of the following:

  • 1.Construct or otherwise establish a new airport or activate an airport.
    2.Construct, alter, realign, or activate any runway, or other aircraft landing or takeoff area of an airport.
    3.Construct, alter realign, or activate a taxiway associated with a landing or takeoff area on a public-use airport.
    4.Deactivate, discontinue using, or abandon an airport or any landing or takeoff area of an airport for a period of one year or more.
    5.Deactivate, abandon, or discontinue using a taxiway associated with a landing or takeoff area on a public-use airport.
    6.Change the status of an airport from private use (use by the owner or use by the owner and other person authorized by the owner) to an airport open to the public or from public-use to another status.
    7.Change status from IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) to VFR or VFR to IFR.
    8.Establish or change any traffic pattern or traffic pattern altitude or direction.
    Section 901 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended, provides that any person who violates a rule, regulation, or order issued under Title III of this Act will be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $1,000 for each violation.
  • FAA Form 7480-1

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