Surplus Property Act of 1944: Public Airports

Public Airports

Section 13 (g) of the Surplus Property Act of 1944 (49 U.S.C. 47151), which is continued in effect by section 602(a) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 and amended by Public Law 311, 81st Congress (50 U.S.C. App. 1622(a)-(c)), authorizes the conveyance or disposal of all right, title, and interest of the United States in and to any surplus real property or personal property (exclusive of property the highest and best use of which is determined by the Administrator to be industrial) to any State, political subdivision, municipality or tax-supported institution without monetary consideration to the United States. Such property must be determined by the Secretary, Department of Transportation to be suitable, essential, or desirable for development, improvement, operation, or maintenance of a public airport, including property needed to develop sources of revenue from non-aviation businesses at a public airport. This section provides specific terms, conditions, reservations, and restrictions upon which such conveyances or disposals may be made.