Public Notice

June 23, 2021

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 26, the City of McAllen hereby announces its proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of 6.03% for Federal Aviation Administration funded contracts / agreements. The proposed goal pertains to federal fiscal years 2022 through 2024. A meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the McAllen International Airport, Board Room, 2500 S. Bicentennial Blvd., McAllen, Texas 78503, for the purpose of consulting with stakeholders to obtain information relevant to the goal-setting process.

The proposed goal and its attendant methodology are available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except City Holidays, at the Purchasing and Contracting Department, City of McAllen City Hall, 3rd Floor, 1300 W. Houston Ave. McAllen, Texas 78503, for 30 days. Comments on the DBE goal will be accepted for 30 days and can be sent to the following:

ATTENTION: Mr. Marco A. Patlan,
Properties and Compliance Manager
2500 S. Bicentennial Blvd. Suite 100
McAllen, Texas 78503-3140
Phone: (956) 681-1527
Fax: (956) 681-1510
ATTENTION: Mr. Craig H. Phipps
KSA Engineers, Inc.
816 Park 2 Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77406
Phone: (281) 494-3252
Fax: (888) 224-9418
Federal Aviation Administration
Civil Rights Staff - AWP-9
15000 Aviation Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90261

Masks are Required by Federal Mandate

Executive Order on Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic & International Travel

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) require proper wearing of masks or face coverings at all times while boarding, disembarking, and traveling through any airport within the United States in accordance with Federal law. Failure to comply constitutes a violation of Federal law and will result in denial of entry or removal from the premises of McAllen International Airport and may result in penalties.

This Order shall enter into effect on February 1, 2021, at 11:59pm and will remain in effect unless modified or rescinded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C.264(a) and 42 CFR 70.2, 71.3(b), and 71.32(b)

Public Notice

January 15, 2021

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is encouraging airports to share with passengers a video that FAA Administrator Steve Dickson recorded on the agency’s new, stricter enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers. FAA has made available the resources below to allow airports to share the video through social media and in the gate and security checkpoint areas of the terminal.

FAA’s request to airports follows the agency’s adoption of a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly passengers that went into effect on Wednesday. According to FAA, the new policy is in response to an increasing number of incidents where passengers have refused to wear masks and to recent violence at the U.S. Capitol. FAA has traditionally provided warnings and counseling or imposed civil penalties for unruly passengers. However, under the new policy, FAA is taking a “zero tolerance” approach and will pursue an enforcement action against the passenger, including imposing fines of up to $35,000 and imprisonment, if they interfere with, physically assault, or threaten to physically assault aircraft crew or anyone else on an aircraft. The policy will be in effect through March 30, 2021. AAAE remains in constant contact with senior leadership from FAA and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), including in relation to the recent safety and security related events, and will continue to do so to ensure airport needs and concerns are addressed.

For the signed order please click on the link: Order 2150.3C CHG 4