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State Owned Airports Reserve (SOAR)

The Aviation System Action Program (ASAP) was created by the Oregon State Legislature in HB 2075 (2015) to invest in Oregon's public use airports statewide.  The Legislature made the program permanent in 2021 (HB 2434) thus the fuel tax of two cents per gallon of Aviation Gas and Jet Fuel will continue to provide funds for grants.

The State Owned Airports Reserve (SOAR) Program receives 25% of the ASAP fuel tax funds.

The funds are invested in projects that focus on two objectives:



1 Safety improvements recommended by the State Aviation Board and local community airports.
2 Infrastructure projects at public use airports.


Program Highlights

The State Airports Manager and ODA Director assess the needs and priorities for the 28 State owned airports to create projects.
 Projects are planned on a two-year cycle to align with the state's fiscal biennium.
 Projects and projects budgets are presented to the State Aviation Board for approval.
 The majority of projects are ones that do not usually receive federal grants.


 

Projects

SOAR CYCLE 2 APPROVED PROJECTS
Airport Project Cost
ALL Seasonal & Temporary Workers $140,000.00
ALL Contingency Fund for Small Projects $100,000.00
Bandon State Airport Bandon State Property Purchase $200,000.00
​Cottage Grove State Airport ​Cottage Grove State Replacement of Fuel Tank and Card Reader ​$130,000.00
Joseph State Airport Joseph Card Reader Replacement $20,000.00
Mulino State AirportState Airport Mulino Water/Fire Suppression $500,000.00
Pacific City State Airport Pacific City Obstructions/Ditch/Cleanout/Flood Gate Repair $60,000.00
Prospect State Airport Prospect State Runway Reconstruction $2,000,000.00
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SOAR CYCLE 1 APPROVED PROJECTS
Airport Project Cost
ALL Seasonal & Temporary Workers $134,830.00
ALL Tractor Flail Mower Replacement $79,233.00
ALL Lights & Radios for Operation Vehicles $12,000.00
ALL Contingency Fund for Small Projects $40,255.99
Aurora State Airport Aurora State Ramp Light Repairs $13,000.00
Aurora State Airport Aurora State Master Plan Update $70,000.00
Bandon State Airport Bandon State Gorse Removal $20,000.00
Cape Clanco State Airport Cape Clanco State Airport Gate & Fencing Project $55,070.10
Cascade Locks State Airport Cascade Locks State Restroom Removal $4,840.85
​Cottage Grove State Airport ​Cottage Grove State Sacrificial Anodes & Complete Tank Inspection ​$18,623.50
Crescent Lake State Airport Crescent Lake Minor Repairs to Runway In Order to Open $5,873.99
Crescent Lake State Airport Crescent Lake Reconstruct Runway $910,000.00
Crescent Lake State Airport Crescent Lake Obstruction Removal $45,000.00
Independence State Airport Independence State Drainage Improvements $65,379.66
Independence State Airport Independence State Install Two (2) Automatic Gates $23,596.00
Nehalem Bay State Airport Nehalem Bay State Obstruction Removal/Easements $54,827.47
Prospect State Airport Prospect State Obstruction Removal $32,190.00
Wasco State Airport Wasco State Sweep & Repair Access Road/Taxilane $77,507.04
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