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Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport has prepared this Emergency Contingency Plan pursuant to ยง42301 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. Questions regarding this plan can be directed to Matthew J. Leitner at mleitner@flyrhinelander.com. Rhinelander/Oneida County 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, Rhinelander/Oneida County 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).

Airport Information
Name of Airport:
Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport
24-hour contact information for airport:
Matthew J. Leitner

Name and title of person preparing the plan: Matthew J. Leitner
Date of submission of plan: June 24, 2022
Airport Category: Non-Hub

Plan to Provide for the Deplanement of Passengers Following Excessive Rhinelander/Oneida County 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 that have incurred excessive tarmac delays as soon as practicable after receiving requests from such airlines at the contact number listed above.

Plan to Provide for the Sharing of Facilities and Make Gates Available in an Emergency The gates at Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport are under common use leases to air carriers and are controlled by the airport. Following excessive tarmac delays and to the extent practicable, we will request our common use tenant air carriers to make gates and other facilities available to an air carrier seeking to deplane at a gate.

Plan to Provide a Sterile Area Following Excessive Tarmac Delays for Passengers Who Have Not Cleared United States Customs and Border Protection Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport has limited facility capabilities, available law enforcement and considerable distance to the nearest CBP (Green Bay, WI, Milwaukee, WI, and Duluth, MN). Rhinelander/Oneida County Airport can not accommodate International Passengers that have not yet cleared United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP), if required.

Public Access to the Emergency Contingency Plan Rhinelander/Oneida County 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 (https://www.flyrhinelander.com)
  • Make available at Airline ticket counters.