JBSA - Randolph AICUZ
Military airfields attract development—people who work on base want to live close to the base, while others want to provide services to base employees and residents. When incompatible development occurs near an installation or training area, affected parties within the community may seek relief through political channels that could restrict, degrade, or eliminate capabilities necessary to perform the defense mission. In the early 1970s, the Department of Defense (DoD) established the AICUZ Program. The goal of the program is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of those living and working in the vicinity of a military installation while sustaining the Air Force’s operational mission. The Air Force accomplishes this goal by promoting proactive, collaborative planning for compatible development to sustain mission and community objectives.
The AICUZ Program recommends that noise levels, Clear Zones (CZs), Accident Potential Zones (APZs), and flight clearance requirements associated with military airfield operations be incorporated into local community planning programs in order to maintain the airfield’s operational requirements while minimizing the impact to residents in the surrounding community. Mutual cooperation in the public planning process between military airfield planners and community-based counterparts serves to increase public awareness of the importance of air installations and the need to address mission requirements and associated noise and risk factors. As the communities that surround airfields grow and develop, the Air Force has the responsibility to communicate and collaborate with local government on land use planning, zoning, and similar matters that could affect the installations’ operations or missions. Likewise, the Air Force has the responsibility to communicate and understand the potential impacts that new and changing missions may have on the local community.
This map allows a user to enter an address for a home or business and determine if it is within a zone defined for the Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) study for Randolph Air Force Base. The types of zones defined for the AICUZ study include Accident Potential Zone 1 (APZ 1), Accident Potential Zone 2 (APZ 2), and Clear Zone (CZ).
The CZ is defined as the square area beyond the end of the runway and centered on the runway centerline, extending outward 3,000 ft. A CZ is required for all active runways and should remain undeveloped.
APZ 1 is defined as the rectangular area beyond the clear zone. APZ 1 is 3,000 ft in width and 5,000 ft in length along the extended runway centerline.
APZ 2 is defined as the rectangular area beyond APZ 1. APZ 2 is 3,000 ft in width and 7,000 ft in length along the extended runway centerline.
The following link will allow a user to go to a web mapping application. The application allows a user to enter an address for a home or business and determine if it is within one of the zones defined for the 2017 AICUZ study for Randolph Air Force Base.