BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN AIRPORT EMERGENCY CONTINGENCY PLAN
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to §42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to Mike Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is filing this plan with the Department of Transportation because (1) it is a commercial airport or (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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan 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 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport has a facility constraint that limits our ability to accommodate diverted flights or maintain the airport's safe operation and strongly encourages aircraft operators to contact the airport at 225-355-0333 for prior coordination of diverted flights, except in the case of a declared in-flight emergency. The specific facility constraint is the following: the lack of international passenger processing facilities. We have noted these constraints in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport's Airport/Facility Directory record. During diversion events, the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport issues NOTAMs regarding its ability to accommodate diverted flights to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the airport, and its ability to serve the civil aviation needs of the public during irregular operations events.
Name of Airport: Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
Name and title of person preparing the plan: Mike Edwards, Airport Safety & Operations Manager
Preparer contact number: 225-355-0333
Preparer contact e-mail: email@example.com
Date of submission of plan: 5/11/2012
Airport Category: Small Hub
In the event of diversion or other irregular operations events during regular business hours (M-F, 8:00 am-5:00 pm), aircraft operators should contact the Airport Safety and Operations Manager at 225-355-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. After hours or on weekends/holidays, aircraft operators should contact the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Police at 225-355-2068 for assistance.
Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Tarmac Delays
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport does not own or operate any of the equipment needed to safely deplane passengers from air carrier aircraft and is, therefore, unable on its own to provide for the deplanement of passengers. Additionally airport personnel are not trained to assist in the deplanement of passengers using equipment owned or operated by air carriers or contract service providers. We will provide a list of airlines, ground handlers, fixed base 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 excessive tarmac delays at the contact number listed above.
Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency
The gates at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport are under common use gate leases, permits, or agreements to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. We 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 and Border Protection
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport does not have international passenger processing facilities. We will coordinate with local CBP and law enforcement 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 United States Customs and Border Protection can be deplaned. Once these efforts are complete, we will coordinate with local CBP officials to develop procedures that will allow international passengers who have not yet cleared United States Customs and Border Protection to be deplaned into these sterile areas to the extent practicable.
Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will provide public access to its emergency contingency plan through one or more of the following means:
• Posting in a conspicuous location on the airport website (http://www.flybtr.com)
• Providing notice of the availability of the plan on the airport's social media accounts.
• Posting signs in conspicuous locations in the terminals.
• Advertising the availability of the plan in local newspapers of record.