No. B232307.

204 Cal.App.4th 509 (2012)

138 Cal. Rptr. 3d 865

SIERRA PACIFIC HOLDINGS, INC., Plaintiff and Appellant, v. COUNTY OF VENTURA, Defendant and Respondent.

Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Six.

March 20, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lloyd Kirschbaum for Plaintiff and Appellant.

McBreen & Senior and Peter J. McBreen for Defendant and Respondent.


YEGAN, Acting P. J.

Here we hold that Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety "standards" in an advisory circular do not preempt state tort law on the standard of care applicable to an airport's "runway protection zone" (RPZ). These nonmandatory federal standards are not FAA regulations and do not have the force and effect of law.

The County of Ventura (County) owns and operates Camarillo Airport. Sierra Pacific...

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