STS Emergency Contingency Plan
Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport Emergency Contingency Plan
The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursant to 42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Question regarding this plan can be directed to Steve Lange, Assistant Airport Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport is filiing this plan with the Department of Transportation because (1) it is a commercial airport and (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, the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County 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).
The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport has facility constraints that may limit our ability to accommodate diverted flights or maintain the Airport’s safe operation and strongly encourages aircraft operators to contact the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport at (707) 565-7243 for prior coordination of diverted flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. Specific facility constraints include the following:
- Runway 14/32 length: 5119 feet
- Runway 14/32 weight restrictions: S-61, D-95, 2S-121, 2D-150
- Runway 1/19 length: 5004 feet
- Runway 1/19 weight restrictions: S-61, D-95, 2S-121, 2D-150
- No international passenger processing facilities
We have noted these constraints in the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport’s Airport/Facility Directory record. During diversion events the Airport will issue NOTAMs regarding its ability to serve the civil aviation needs of teh public during irregular operations events.
Name of Airport: Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Steve Lange, Assistant Airport Manager
Preparer contact number: (707) 565-7243
Preparer contact email: email@example.com
Date of submission of plan: May 9, 2012
Airport Category: Non Hub
In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events, aircraft operators should contact the Airport Duty Phone at (707) 484-0236 where Airport staff is available from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. After hours, aircraft operators should contact the Sonoma County Sheriff at (707) 565-2121 (9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.). The Sheriff’s Department works closely with the Airport and has 24/7 contact information for the Airport Manager.
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport has limited equipment and personnel needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft. The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport will utilize this equipment to deplane passengers as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines at the contact number listed above. The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport will also provide a list of fixed based 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 tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.
Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency
The gate at the Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport is under a common use gate agreement to air carriers and is controlled by the Airport. The Airport uses ground boarding at all gates rather than passenger boarding bridges which facilitates the sharing of gate facilities. We will 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 & Boarder Protection
The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport does not have international passenger processing facilities. We have initiated communication with local Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and law inforcement 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 US Customs and Border Protection can be deplaned. We contacted Officer McGarrity at the San Francisco DPB on May 8, 2012 by email to begin the discussion of temporary sterile area requirements. We intend to submit a draft sterile area plan to CBP once these efforts are complete.
Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan
The Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport will provide public access to the Emergency Contingency Plan through the following means:
- Posting in a conspicuous location on this website
- Providing copies at the Airport Manager’s Office
Important Phone Numbers
(707) 484-0236 (5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
(707) 565-2121 (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.)
Custom and Border Protection (CBP)
(650) 624-7200 x4115
Transportation Security Administration