2021 ALUCP

About the ALUC and the ALUCP

Airport Land Use Commission

The Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) functions as the Placer County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) for the three airports in Placer County: Auburn Municipal Airport, Blue Canyon Airport, and Lincoln Regional Airport.  The ALUC is responsible for promoting compatible land uses around airports.

Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan

The Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP), adopted by the ALUC, is the State-mandated planning tool used to ensure compatibility between airports and future land use development within areas around airports. The ALUCP includes individual plans tailored for each airport, Auburn Municipal Airport, Blue Canyon Airport, and Lincoln Regional Airport. The plans define policies designed to minimize public exposure to excessive noise and safety hazards. The plans also provide airport specific maps, identify compatibility criteria for allowable density and intensity of land uses, and establish height and noise restrictions. Implementation of the ALUCP by local jurisdictions promotes compatible development and restricts incompatible development, to allow for continued airport operations.

2021 ALUCP Update

State aviation law requires Compatibility Plans be updated regularly and Placer County last adopted its ALUCP in 2014. Both the Auburn Municipal and Lincoln Regional Airports updated their airport layout plans, triggering a need to update the county-wide ALUCP. Essential to this update’s success is to provide consistent opportunities for local jurisdictions, community stakeholders, the public, and property owners to actively engage in the ALUCP planning effort. This planning effort has involved a Project Development Team consisting of staff representatives from PCTPA, Caltrans Division of Aeronautics, the cities of Auburn and Lincoln, and Placer County. This page contains information to educate stakeholders and the public on the update and solicit feedback. If you own property near the Auburn or Lincoln airports, you may have received a notice directing you to this page. Please scroll down to the section for the applicable airport to register for workshops and view more information specifically for property owners.

Draft ALUCP and Environmental Documents

At their June 23rd meeting, the Placer County Airport Land Use Commission Board will authorize the release the draft ALUCP and associated environmental documents that have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The draft documents will be available for a 30-day public review. Comments on the documents can be made using the form below or by attending one of the public workshops detailed below.

June 23rd Public Workshop Materials

At their June 23rd meeting, the Placer County Airport Land Use Commission Board received a staff presentation on the draft ALUCP and environmental documents. The presentation covers the plan’s topics, focusing on changes since the last update, and outlines the public outreach process. The staff report from the Commission agenda packet, a recording of the staff presentation, public workshop notice, environmental Notice of Intent, and the slides used during the presentation are all available for review below. 

September 22nd Public Hearing Materials

At their September 22nd meeting, the Placer County Airport Land Use Commission Board will consider the final ALUCP and environmental documents. The presentation will cover the plan’s content, summarize the public outreach process since the June workshop, and highlight any changes made since the draft plan. The staff report from the Commission agenda packet will be available September 13th. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides used during the public workshop will be available on September 23rd. 

Auburn Municipal Airport

The 2021 Placer County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan takes into account the new Auburn Airport Layout Plan and Narrative Report, which was last updated in 2019. Among other changes, the Auburn Airport Layout Plan and Narrative Report proposes extending its runway 600 feet. This results in an expansion of the airport influence area, changing compatibility zones for some of the property around the Auburn Airport. Click the button below to view a map of the proposed compatibility zones and see if your property is affected. To discuss these changes and explain how the updated ALUCP will affect the Auburn and North Auburn communities, PCTPA held a virtual public workshop on July 14th. A recording of the workshop and a link to the slides are below.

Lincoln Regional Airport

The 2021 Placer County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan takes into account the new Lincoln Airport Layout Plan and Narrative Report, which was last updated in 2020. Among other changes, the Lincoln Airport Layout Plan and Narrative Report proposes extending Runway 15 and adding a new parallel runway to address business jet activity. This results in an expansion of the airport influence area, changing compatibility zones for some of the property around the Lincoln Airport. Click the button below to view a map of the proposed compatibility zones and see if your property is affected. To discuss these changes and explain how the updated ALUCP will affect the Lincoln and Sheridan communities, PCTPA held a virtual public workshop on July 15th. A recording of the workshop and a copy of the slides are linked below.

Blue Canyon Airport

The 2021 Placer County Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan also covers the Blue Canyon Airport, which primarily serves emergency services including CalFire. However, because the Blue Canyon Layout Plan and Narrative Report has not changed since the last ALUCP update, there are no proposed changes to the compatibility zones around Blue Canyon Airport. The Blue Canyon Airport will be subject to countywide changes proposed by the plan, but those are not expected to impact Blue Canyon. PCTPA will not be hosting a public workshop for the Blue Canyon Airport but interested individuals are welcome to submit any comments to the ALUCP Project Manager, David Melko at dmelko@pctpa.net.