Division of aeronautics created
(1)There is hereby created, in the department of transportation, the aeronautics division.
(2)The division shall provide support for the Colorado aeronautical board in fulfilling its duties. The duties of the division shall also include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a)Providing administrative support to the board in the distribution of moneys credited to the aviation fund for aviation purposes;
(b)Promoting aviation safety;
(e)Developing and maintaining the state aviation systems plan utilizing regional aviation plans;
(f)Assisting the FAA and local governments in the identification and control of potentially hazardous obstructions to navigable airspace utilizing the standards described in federal rules and regulations for identifying such hazardous obstructions;
(g)Administering the state aviation system grant program established by the general assembly pursuant to section 43-10-108.5;
(h)Developing annual projections of revenue and expenses for review by the board;
(i)Collecting and analyzing data relating to the use of aircraft in the state;
(j)Advising the FAA in regard to federal programs in the state;
(k)Publishing information relating to aeronautics in the state; and
(3)The division is authorized to enter into contracts with the FAA for the collection of airport data.
(4)The authority of the division shall be limited to public airports, commercial service airports, and reliever airports as defined in 49 U.S.C. sec. 47102.
(5)Except as otherwise provided in section 43-10-105 (2), the division is authorized to assist only those airports that request assistance by means of a resolution passed by the governing board of the airport and forwarded to the division.
(6)The division is authorized, under the supervision of the board, to contract with a public or private entity for any of the following purposes:
(a)To provide the division with any work, services, or equipment needed for aviation purposes;
(b)To carry out the express duties of the division under this section; or
(c)To otherwise implement the intent of this article.
Section 43-10-103 — Division of aeronautics created - duties,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-43.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).