1 BY ORDER OF THE AIR FORCE INSTRUCTION AFI 32-7063. SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE . 18 DECEMBER 2015. Civil Engineering AIR INSTALLATIONS COMPATIBLE USE. ZONES PROGRAM. COMPLIANCE WITH THIS PUBLICATION IS MANDATORY. ACCESSIBILITY: Publications and forms are available on the e-Publishing website at for downloading or ordering. RELEASABILITY: There are no releasability restrictions on this publication. OPR: HQ USAF/A4 CIP Certified by: HQ USAF/A4C. (Brig Gen Timothy Green). Supersedes: AFI32-7063, 13 September 2005 Pages: 70. This INSTRUCTION implements: 1) the most recent version of the Department of Defense INSTRUCTION (DoDI) , Air Installations Compatible Use Zones by identifying the requirements to implement, and maintain the Air FORCE Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ). program, and 2) Air FORCE Policy Directive (AFPD) 90-20, Encroachment Management, by identifying requirements for compatible land use and development to preserve operational capability.
2 It applies to all Air FORCE (AF) installations with active runways located in the United States and its territories, including government-owned contractor-operated facilities. Major Commands (MAJCOMs) with overseas installations shall apply the AICUZ program recommended land use criteria for on-base planning purposes only, subject to the requirements of any applicable host country or basing agreements. This AFI may be supplemented at any level, but all supplements are routed through the Office of Primary Responsibility for coordination prior to certification and approval. This INSTRUCTION interfaces with Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) , Sustaining Access to the Live Training and Test Domain. It also interfaces with AF INSTRUCTION (AFI) 32- 7062, Base Comprehensive Planning; and AFI 90-2001, Encroachment Management, which provides comprehensive encroachment management guidance for the AF Encroachment Management (AFEM) Program. Ensure that all records created as a result of processes prescribed in this publication are maintained IAW Air FORCE Manual (AFMAN) 33-363, Management of Records, and disposed of IAW the Air FORCE Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) in the Air FORCE Records Information Management System (AFRIMS).
3 The authorities to waive wing/unit level requirements in this publication are identified with a Tier ( T-0, T-1, T-2, T-3 ) number following the compliance statement. See AFI 33-360, Publications and Forms Management, Table for a description of the authorities associated with the Tier numbers. Submit requests for waivers through the chain of command to the appropriate Tier waiver 2 AFI32-7063 18 DECEMBER 2015. approval authority or alternately, to the Publication OPR for non-tiered compliance items. Refer recommended changes and questions about this publication to the OPR listed above using the AF. Form 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication; route AF Forms 847 from the field through the appropriate chain of command. SUMMARY OF CHANGES. This document has been substantially revised and requires a complete review. Major changes include updated recommended land use tables; incorporation of Floor Area Ratios (FAR) for Accident Potential Zones (APZs); development of 5-10 year planning contours; creation of a Hazards to Aircraft Flight Zone (HAFZ), and guidance on evaluating the need to define a line- of-sight/look angle zone for evaluating compatibility related to radars, radar/radio relay sights, and telemetry equipment.
4 Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION 5. Background.. 5. Concept.. 5. Applicability of AICUZ program to Joint Use Airfields.. 6. Relationship of the AICUZ program and the Air FORCE Encroachment Management (AFEM) Program.. 7. Chapter 2 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 8. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations, (SAF/IEI) will: .. 8. Deputy General Counsel of the Air FORCE for Installations, Energy, and Environment (SAF/GCN) will provide legal counsel and oversight for all aspects of the compatible use and real property acquisition and disposal policies and procedures in this INSTRUCTION .. 8. Air FORCE Director of Civil Engineers (HQ USAF/A4C) will: .. 8. Environmental Law and Litigation Division (AFLOA/JACE) will: .. 8. Director of Planning and Integration (CP) Directorate, Air FORCE Civil Engineer Center will: .. 9. Director of Installations (CI) Directorate, Air FORCE Civil Engineer Center will: . 9. Director of Environmental Directorate (AFCEC/CZ), Air FORCE Civil Engineer Center will.
5 10. Air FORCE Flight Standards Agency (AFFSA).. 10. Air FORCE Safety Center (AFSEC) will: .. 10. Air FORCE Spectrum Management Office (AFSMO).. 10. MAJCOM Director of Operations (A3) will: .. 10. MAJCOM and/or AFIMSC Detachment Civil Engineers will: .. 10. AFI32-7063 18 DECEMBER 2015 3. MAJCOM Spectrum Managers (A6).. 11. DRU Civil Engineers will: .. 11. DRU Spectrum Managers (A6).. 11. Installation Commanders.. 11. Executive Director of IEMT.. 11. The Base Civil Engineer.. 11. Wing Public Affairs Officer will: .. 14. Wing Flight Safety Officer will: .. 14. Operations Group/Squadron Commander will: .. 14. Maintenance Group/Squadron Commander will: .. 14. Weather Officer.. 14. Airfield Operations Flight Commander will: .. 14. Installation Staff Judge Advocate will: .. 14. Installation Spectrum Manager will: .. 15. Installation Tenant Commanders.. 15. Chapter 3 TECHNICAL CRITERIA FOR COMPATIBILITY ZONES 16. General.. 16. Fixed Wing Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones.
6 16. Figure Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones.. 17. Table Clear Zone and Accident Potential Zone Dimensions.. 17. Modifications to Fixed Wing APZs.. 18. Rotary Wing Aircraft Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones.. 18. Noise.. 18. Hazard to Aircraft Flight Zone (HAFZ).. 21. Areas of Critical Concern Beyond the AICUZ Footprint.. 22. Land Use Compatibility Guidelines.. 23. Clear Zone Land Use Compatibility.. 24. Accident Potential Zone Land Use Compatibility.. 24. Land Use Compatibility for Noise.. 24. Energy Related Land Uses.. 25. Applicability of AICUZ to Air FORCE Land and Facilities.. 27. Chapter 4 AICUZ STUDY AND PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION 30. General.. 30. 4 AFI32-7063 18 DECEMBER 2015. The AICUZ Study.. 30. Joint Base AICUZ Studies.. 30. Exemptions from preparing and releasing an AICUZ Study.. 30. Updating the AICUZ Study.. 31. AICUZ Program Implementation and Maintenance.. 31. Chapter 5 ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY INTERESTS 33.
7 General.. 33. Priorities.. 33. Authorities and Methods.. 33. Real Estate Interests in the Clear Zones.. 35. Documentation of Real Property Interests Acquired in Support of the AICUZ. Program.. 36. Monitoring Terms of Easements.. 36. Chapter 6 GEOSPATIAL DATA 37. General.. 37. AICUZ geospatial data layers created by the Air FORCE or its contractors may consist of: .. 37. AICUZ geospatial data layers that are externally generated include: .. 37. Attachment 1 GLOSSARY OF REFERENCES AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION 39. Attachment 2 LAND USE COMPATIBILITY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APZS 45. Attachment 3 RECOMMENDED LAND USE COMPATIBILITY FOR NOISE ZONES 51. Attachment 4 CLEAR ZONE AND ACCIDENT POTENTIAL ZONE VARIANCE. PACKAGE 64. Attachment 5 PREPARING AND UPDATNG AN AICUZ STUDY 67. AFI32-7063 18 DECEMBER 2015 5. Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION. Background. The procedures in this INSTRUCTION are essential to develop, implement and maintain a compatible land use program in compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements.
8 The Office of Management and Budget, Federal Management Circular (FMC) 75-2. Compatible Land Uses at Federal Airfields requires federal agencies operating airfields to work with local, regional, state and other federal officials on compatible land use planning. It requires other federal agencies to ensure their programs foster compatible use according to plans (such as AICUZ) developed by the federal agency operating the airfield. DoDI , May 2, 2011, with change 1, 12 March 2015, and requires the military departments to develop, implement, and maintain an AICUZ program for each installation, and requires military departments to develop and update, as necessary, AICUZ studies that contain an analysis of land use compatibility problems and potential solutions. The DODI: Establishes Department of Defense (DoD) policy for achieving compatible use of lands in the vicinity of military airfields to protect public health, safety and welfare without degrading flight safety and mission requirements including: Promoting long-term compatible land use in the vicinity of air installations through State and local government adoption of compatible land use regulations in local land use planning and control processes or, when necessary, acquisition of development rights or conservation easements using existing acquisition authorities or through partnering with communities or other eligible entities.
9 Limiting acquisition of real property interests to the minimum necessary and Promoting education and engagement with communities affected by military operations. Defines the procedures DoD Components shall take to address land use compatibility where: Aircraft operations may affect public health, safety, and/or welfare Certain uses or structures may obstruct the airspace, attract birds, create electromagnetic or thermal interference, or produce dust, smoke, steam, or light emissions that could impact a pilot's vision, or otherwise be hazardous to or incompatible with aircraft operations. Defines areas of higher risk from aircraft accidents and high noise exposure and provides recommended land uses Concept. The concept of compatible use applies to both land and water bodies within the installation complex and is evaluated from two perspectives. The first is evaluating how AF. activities could affect the use proposed for the land or water areas, and the second is whether 6 AFI32-7063 18 DECEMBER 2015.
10 The use of land or water areas could either directly or indirectly affect Air FORCE activities. The program emphasizes the development of long-term solutions to achieve compatibility rather than achieving it on a case by case basis. This INSTRUCTION and the associated handbook (AFH 32-7063, AICUZ Program Managers Guide) provide a foundation for engaging with the local land use planning processes and evaluating compatible land uses. This INSTRUCTION is not intended to duplicate federal, state, or local requirements, but is intended to provide MAJCOMs and installations guidance for achieving compatible development in accordance with AFPD 90-20. MAJCOMs may provide additional implementing guidance in their supplemental publication(s) to this INSTRUCTION . The AICUZ program objectives are to: Assist local, regional, state and federal officials in protecting the public health, safety, and welfare by promoting long-term land use compatible with military operations.