Environmental Impact Statement: Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, Prince William, and Stafford Counties, VA, 8134-8135 [05-3079]

Download as PDF 8134 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 32 / Thursday, February 17, 2005 / Notices information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 4, 2005. Natalie Ogletree, FAA General Engineer, RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 05–3016 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Proposed FAA Order 8110.TVP, Type Validation and Post-Type Validation Procedures Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of and request for comments on the proposed Federal Aviation Administration Order 8110.TVP. This proposed order defines FAA policy and procedures in type certification and post-type certification for imported and exported products. We also define the expectations, roles and, responsibilities of the importing authority, the exporting authority, and the applicant. We set up specific procedures for certification personnel working with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and member authorities of the joint Aviation Authorities of Europe (JAA). DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send all comments on the proposed revised Order to: Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering Division, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. ATTN: Gregory A. Edwards, AIR–110. You may deliver comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or electronically submit comments to the following Internet address: 9–AWA–AVS–AIR– TVPOrder@faa.gov. Include in the subject line of your message the title of the document, ‘‘TVP Order.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory A. Edwards, Aerospace Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering Division, Certification Procedures Branch, AIR– 110, Room 815, 800 Independence VerDate jul<14>2003 14:41 Feb 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2005. Susan J.M. Cabler, Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–3021 Filed 2–16–05: 8:45 am] Comments Invited BILLING CODE 4910–13–M Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Telephone (202) 267–9287, Fax (202) 267–5340, or e-mail at: greg.edwards@faa.gov Your are invited to comment on the draft order listed in this notice by sending such written data, views, or arguments to the above listed address. Please identify ‘‘TVP Order’’ as the subject of your comments. You may also examine comments received on the draft order before and after the comment closing date at the FAA Headquarters Building, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, weekdays except Federal holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. All communications received on or before the closing date will be considered by the Director of the Aircraft Certification Service before issuing the final Order. Background In the mid-1990s, the JAA and we recognized the need to streamline the certification and continued airworthiness processes we apply to imported aviation products. We established sets of type validation and post-type validation principles in a letter of understanding, signed in November 1997. These principles were later amended in November 2001. The European Parliament approved legislation setting up EASA in July 2002. The new agency, which began operating in September 2003, assumed the certification and validation authority previously exercised by the individual National Aviation Authorities. EASA recognizes existing bilateral agreements between the United States and European Union member states until a single, new bilateral agreement is negotiated between the United States and the European Union. Forming EASA gave everyone the opportunity to look at the validation and post-validation processes, to incorporate lessons learned, and tailor them to the new European aviation certification system. As a result, we streamlined the principles and extended the scope. How To Obtain Copies You can get an electronic copy via the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/ certification/aircraft/DraftDoc/ Comments.htm or by contacting the person named in the paragraph FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, Prince William, and Stafford Counties, VA Federal Highway Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent; withdrawal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public of its intent to withdraw a notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in cooperating with the Virginia Department of Transportation for potential transportation improvements in the western portion of Northern Virginia, between Route 7 in Loudoun County and Interstate 95 in Stafford County, to address growing regional transportation needs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward S. Sundra, Senior Environmental Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Post Office Box 10249, Richmond, Virginia 23240– 0249, Telephone 804–775–3338. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 19, 2000, the Federal Highway Administration published a notice of intent in the Federal Register (69 FR 79450, December 19, 2000) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation for potential transportation improvements in the western portion of Northern Virginia. The project, more commonly known as the Western Transportation Corridor, was proposed to be located between Route 7 in Loudoun County and Interstate 95 in Stafford County and was being developed to address growing regional transportation needs. However, like many other states in the country, the Commonwealth of Virginia has had to deal with budgetary and fiscal priorities brought about by the economic recession. As a result, the Virginia Department of Transportation stopped development of the Western Transportation Corridor and terminated the consultant contract in 2003 for the preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement. E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 32 / Thursday, February 17, 2005 / Notices Despite the termination of the consultant contact, the Virginia Department of Transportation considered other options that might lead to the development of the Western Transportation Corridor. In 2004, the Virginia Department of Transportation put out a request to the private sector soliciting their interest in developing the Western Transportation Corridor. The solicitation did not elicit any interest, so the Virginia Department of Transportation will not continue to pursue the development of the Western Transportation Corridor at this time or the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this proposed action.) Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48. Issued on: February 8, 2005. Edward S. Sundra, Senior Environmental Specialist. [FR Doc. 05–3079 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 10, 2004 (69 FR 71869). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 21, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1120 Vermont Ave., NW., Mail Stop 17, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6292), or Debra Steward, Office of Information VerDate jul<14>2003 14:41 Feb 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 Technology and Productivity Improvement, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1120 Vermont Ave., NW., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (telephone: (202) 493–6139). (These telephone numbers are not tollfree.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Pub. L. 104–13, 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), and its implementing regulations, 5 CFR Part 1320, require Federal agencies to issue two notices seeking public comment on information collection activities before OMB may approve paperwork packages. 44 U.S.C. 3506, 3507; 5 CFR 1320.5, 1320.8(d)(1), 1320.12. On December 10, 2004, FRA published a 60-day notice in the Federal Register soliciting comment on ICRs that the agency was seeking OMB approval. 69 FR 71869. FRA received no comments after issuing this notice. Accordingly, DOT announces that these information collection activities have been re-evaluated and certified under 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and forwarded to OMB for review and approval pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.12(c). Before OMB decides whether to approve these proposed collections of information, it must provide 30 days for public comment. 44 U.S.C. 3507(b); 5 CFR 1320.12(d). Federal law requires OMB to approve or disapprove paperwork packages between 30 and 60 days after the 30 day notice is published. 44 U.S.C. 3507 (b)–(c); 5 CFR 1320.12(d); see also 60 FR 44978, 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. OMB believes that the 30 day notice informs the regulated community to file relevant comments and affords the agency adequate time to digest public comments before it renders a decision. 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. Therefore, respondents should submit their respective comments to OMB within 30 days of publication to best ensure having their full effect. 5 CFR 1320.12(c); see also 60 FR 44983, Aug. 29, 1995. The summary below describes the nature of the information collection requirements (ICRs) and the expected burden. The proposed requirements are being submitted for clearance by OMB as required by the PRA. Title: Safety Integration Plans. OMB Control Number: 2130–0557. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Railroads. Form(s): N/A. Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Surface Transportation Board (STB), working in conjunction with each other, issued PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8135 joint final rules establishing procedures for the development and implementation of safety integration plans (‘‘SIPs’’ or ‘‘plans’’) by a Class I railroad proposing to engage in certain specified merger, consolidation, or acquisition of control transactions with another Class I railroad, or a Class II railroad with which it proposes to amalgamate operations. The scope of the transactions covered under the two rules is the same. FRA will use the information collected, notably the required SIPs, to maintain and promote a safe rail environment by ensuring that affected railroads (Class Is and some Class IIs) address critical safety issues unique to the amalgamation of large, complex railroad operations. Annual Estimated Burden Hours: 528 hours. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding these information collections to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 Seventeenth Street, NW., Washington, DC, 20503, Attention: FRA Desk Officer. Comments are invited on the following: Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collections; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collections of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. A comment to OMB is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520. Issued in Washington, DC on February 9, 2005. Kathy A. Weiner, Director, Office of Information Technology and Support Systems, Federal Railroad Administration. [FR Doc. 05–3015 Filed 2–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with part 211 of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), notice is hereby given that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) received E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 32 (Thursday, February 17, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8134-8135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-3079]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Environmental Impact Statement: Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, 
Prince William, and Stafford Counties, VA

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to 
advise the public of its intent to withdraw a notice of intent to 
prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in cooperating with the 
Virginia Department of Transportation for potential transportation 
improvements in the western portion of Northern Virginia, between Route 
7 in Loudoun County and Interstate 95 in Stafford County, to address 
growing regional transportation needs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward S. Sundra, Senior Environmental 
Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, Post Office Box 10249, 
Richmond, Virginia 23240-0249, Telephone 804-775-3338.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 19, 2000, the Federal Highway 
Administration published a notice of intent in the Federal Register (69 
FR 79450, December 19, 2000) to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation 
for potential transportation improvements in the western portion of 
Northern Virginia. The project, more commonly known as the Western 
Transportation Corridor, was proposed to be located between Route 7 in 
Loudoun County and Interstate 95 in Stafford County and was being 
developed to address growing regional transportation needs. However, 
like many other states in the country, the Commonwealth of Virginia has 
had to deal with budgetary and fiscal priorities brought about by the 
economic recession. As a result, the Virginia Department of 
Transportation stopped development of the Western Transportation 
Corridor and terminated the consultant contract in 2003 for the 
preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement.

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    Despite the termination of the consultant contact, the Virginia 
Department of Transportation considered other options that might lead 
to the development of the Western Transportation Corridor. In 2004, the 
Virginia Department of Transportation put out a request to the private 
sector soliciting their interest in developing the Western 
Transportation Corridor. The solicitation did not elicit any interest, 
so the Virginia Department of Transportation will not continue to 
pursue the development of the Western Transportation Corridor at this 
time or the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement.

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, 
Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing 
Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on 
Federal programs and activities apply to this proposed action.)

    Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 49 CFR 1.48.

    Issued on: February 8, 2005.
Edward S. Sundra,
Senior Environmental Specialist.
[FR Doc. 05-3079 Filed 2-16-05; 8:45 am]
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