User Input to the Aviation Weather Technology Transfer (AWTT) Board, 36539-36540 [05-12558]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Proposed Rules more than one gin in either 2003 or 2004, the gin receiving 2004-crop cotton shall contact the other gins for production information or obtain other proof of the eligible quantity from the cotton producer so as to make or verify the calculation called for in paragraph (a) of this section. (d) If the cotton producer did not produce 2003-crop cotton the producer shall be considered a new producer. A new producer’s eligible lost quantity will be determined as provided in paragraph (a) of this section except that the amount of loss of lint will be made by comparing the producer’s actual 2004 per-acre yield with the 2003 USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service county average yield for the applicable county. (e) The gin’s lint eligibility will be calculated individually with respect to all eligible cotton producers and those individual eligibilities for the gin will then be added together to determine the total lint eligibility of the gin. From that amount of lint eligibility, the applicant gin’s payment quantity of cottonseed shall be calculated by multiplying: (1) The applicant gin’s eligible weight of lint for which payment is requested, as approved by CCC, and as determined in paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section by; (2) The Olympic average of estimated pounds of cottonseed per pound of ginned cotton lint, as determined by CCC, for the five years preceding the 2004 crop year. 10. Revise § 1427.1108 to read as follows: § 1427.1108 Total payment quantity. The total quantity of 2004-crop cottonseed eligible under this subpart shall be based on the total payment quantity of cottonseed as determined under this subpart for which timely applications are filed. Eligible cottonseed for which no application is received according to announced application instructions shall not be included in the total payment quantity of cottonseed. The total payment quantity of cottonseed (ton-basis) shall be calculated by multiplying: (a) The total weight of cotton lint (tonbasis) for which payment is requested by all applicants, as approved by CCC, by (b) The Olympic average of estimated pounds of cottonseed per pound of ginned cotton lint, as determined by CCC for the five years preceding the 2004 crop year. 11. Revise § 1427.1109 to read as follows: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:57 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 § 1427.1109 Payment rate. The payment rate (dollars per ton) shall be determined by CCC by dividing the total available program funds by the total eligible payment quantity of cottonseed. However, in no event may the total payment to an eligible applicant exceed $112 per ton of cottonseed multiplied by the applicant’s total eligible payment quantity. 12. Amend § 1427.1111 by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: § 1427.1111 Liability of first handler. * * * * * (d) For three years after the date of the application for 2004-crop payments, the applicant shall keep records, including records supporting the quantity of cottonseed for which payment was requested, and furnish such information and reports relating to the application to CCC as requested. Such records shall be available at all reasonable times for an audit or inspection by authorized representatives of CCC, United States Department of Agriculture, or the Comptroller General of the United States. Failure to keep, or make available, such records may result in refund to CCC of all payments received, plus interest thereon, as determined by CCC. In the event of a controversy concerning payments, records must be kept for such longer period as may be specified by CCC until such controversy is resolved. Destruction of records at any time is at the risk of the applicant. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 15, 2005. James R. Little, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 05–12485 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 User Input to the Aviation Weather Technology Transfer (AWTT) Board Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation, (DOT). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA will hold an informal public meeting to seek aviation weather user input on icing products. Details: July 13, 2005; Northrop Grumman, Conference Room A, 475 School Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The objective of this meeting is to provide an PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 36539 opportunity for interested Government and commercial sector representatives who use government-provided aviation weather information in operational decision-making to provide input on FAA’s plans for implementing new icing weather products. DATES: The meeting will be held at Northrop Grumman, 475 School Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024; Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 13, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debi Bacon, Air Traffic Organization, Operations Planning, Weather Policy and Standards, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone number (202) 385–7705; Fax: (202) 385–7701; e-mail: debi.bacon@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History In 1999, the FAA established an Aviation Weather Technology Transfer (AWTT) Board to manage the orderly transfer of weather capabilities and products from research and development (R&D) into operations. The Director of the National Airspace (NAS) Weather Office, Operations Planning, Air Traffic Organization chairs the AWTT Board. The board is composed of stakeholders in the Air Traffic and Aviation Safety organizations in the Federal Aviation Administration and the Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services, the Office of Science and Technology, and the National Center for Environmental Predictions (NCEP) in the National Weather Service. The AWTT Board meets semiannually or as needed, to determine the readiness of weather R&D products for experimental use, full operational use for meteorologists or full operational use for end users. The board makes the determination based on technical and operational readiness, cost and benefits, user needs and budget considerations. FAA has the sole responsibility and authority to make decisions intended to provide a safe, secure, and efficient U.S. national airspace system. However, it behooves FAA to not make decisions in a vacuum. Rather, FAA is seeking inputs from the user community before decisions are finalized. Industry users are invited to participate in one-day meetings about three times per year to give specific feedback to the Government. Meetings will be focused on a specific domain (e.g. terminal, enroute) or specific weather phenomena (e.g. turbulence, convection). Meetings will include a time for users to provide input on specific weather products and aviation E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1 36540 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 121 / Friday, June 24, 2005 / Proposed Rules weather roadmaps and to surface issues or concerns with those products. The meetings will also include information on program and policy updates and ongoing research. The industry review sessions will be announced in the Federal Register and open to all interested parties. This meeting in the industry session focused on in-flight icing products, roadmaps and research activities. to FAA personnel for the period July 14—August 13, 2005. Meeting Procedures (a) The meeting will be informal in nature and will be conducted by representatives of the FAA Headquarters. (b) The meeting will be open to all persons on a space-available basis. Every effort was made to provide a meeting site with sufficient seating capacity for the expected participation. There will be neither admission fee nor other charge to attend and participate. Attendees must present themselves to the security guard at the Northrop Grumman office, 475 School Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024 to obtain a visitor pass and adhere to security instructions for the Northrop Grumman facility. (c) FAA personnel will conduct overview briefings on the user input process, weather products, aviation weather roadmaps and programs and policies. Research leads from the inflight icing product development team will conduct an overview briefing on the status of research efforts in the icing domain. Questions may be asked during the presentation and FAA personnel will clarify any part of the process that is not clear. (d) FAA personnel will lead a session intended to elicit user views on the inflight icing products and any issues surrounding those products. Any person present may offer comment or feedback in the session. Comments and feedback will be captured through discussion between FAA personnel and those persons attending the meeting. (e) FAA will not take any action items from this meeting nor make any commitments to accept specific user suggestions. An official verbatim transcript of the meeting will not be made. However, a list of the attendees and a digest of discussions during the meeting will be produced and posted on a web site Instructions to access the web site will be provide to all persons attending the meeting and provided to any who desire it. (f) Every reasonable effort will be made to hear each person’s feedback consistent with a reasonable closing time for the meeting. Written feedback is also solicited and may be submitted Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2005. Richard J. Heuwinkel, Manager, Aviation Weather Policy and Standards. [FR Doc. 05–12558 Filed 6–23–05; 8:45 am] VerDate jul<14>2003 16:57 Jun 23, 2005 Jkt 205001 Agenda (a) Opening Remarks. (b) Review of AWTT weather products, roadmaps and research efforts. (c) Inflight icing Products and Issues Session. (d) Closing Comments. * * * * * BILLING CODE 4910–13–M of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Manager, Safety, Alaska Flight Services Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derril Bergt, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; telephone number (907) 271–5898; fax: (907) 271–2850; e-mail: Derril.Bergt@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2005–21447; Airspace Docket No. 05–AAL–17] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Cordova, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise the Class E airspace at Cordova, AK. New and revised Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being published for Cordova, AK. Additional Class E airspace is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approaches at Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in additional Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Cordova, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2005–21447/ Airspace Docket No. 05–AAL–17, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647–5527) is on the plaza level PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2005–21447/Airspace Docket No. 05–AAL–17.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking’s (NPRM’s) An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web E:\FR\FM\24JNP1.SGM 24JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 121 (Friday, June 24, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 36539-36540]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-12558]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71


User Input to the Aviation Weather Technology Transfer (AWTT) 
Board

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation, (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The FAA will hold an informal public meeting to seek aviation 
weather user input on icing products. Details: July 13, 2005; Northrop 
Grumman, Conference Room A, 475 School Street, SW., Washington, DC 
20024; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The objective of this meeting is to provide an 
opportunity for interested Government and commercial sector 
representatives who use government-provided aviation weather 
information in operational decision-making to provide input on FAA's 
plans for implementing new icing weather products.

DATES: The meeting will be held at Northrop Grumman, 475 School Street, 
SW., Washington, DC 20024; Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 13, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Debi Bacon, Air Traffic Organization, 
Operations Planning, Weather Policy and Standards, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone number (202) 385-7705; Fax: (202) 385-7701; e-mail: 
debi.bacon@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    In 1999, the FAA established an Aviation Weather Technology 
Transfer (AWTT) Board to manage the orderly transfer of weather 
capabilities and products from research and development (R&D) into 
operations. The Director of the National Airspace (NAS) Weather Office, 
Operations Planning, Air Traffic Organization chairs the AWTT Board. 
The board is composed of stakeholders in the Air Traffic and Aviation 
Safety organizations in the Federal Aviation Administration and the 
Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services, the Office of Science 
and Technology, and the National Center for Environmental Predictions 
(NCEP) in the National Weather Service.
    The AWTT Board meets semi-annually or as needed, to determine the 
readiness of weather R&D products for experimental use, full 
operational use for meteorologists or full operational use for end 
users. The board makes the determination based on technical and 
operational readiness, cost and benefits, user needs and budget 
considerations.
    FAA has the sole responsibility and authority to make decisions 
intended to provide a safe, secure, and efficient U.S. national 
airspace system. However, it behooves FAA to not make decisions in a 
vacuum. Rather, FAA is seeking inputs from the user community before 
decisions are finalized.
    Industry users are invited to participate in one-day meetings about 
three times per year to give specific feedback to the Government. 
Meetings will be focused on a specific domain (e.g. terminal, enroute) 
or specific weather phenomena (e.g. turbulence, convection). Meetings 
will include a time for users to provide input on specific weather 
products and aviation

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weather roadmaps and to surface issues or concerns with those products. 
The meetings will also include information on program and policy 
updates and on-going research. The industry review sessions will be 
announced in the Federal Register and open to all interested parties.
    This meeting in the industry session focused on in-flight icing 
products, roadmaps and research activities.

Meeting Procedures

    (a) The meeting will be informal in nature and will be conducted by 
representatives of the FAA Headquarters.
    (b) The meeting will be open to all persons on a space-available 
basis. Every effort was made to provide a meeting site with sufficient 
seating capacity for the expected participation. There will be neither 
admission fee nor other charge to attend and participate. Attendees 
must present themselves to the security guard at the Northrop Grumman 
office, 475 School Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024 to obtain a 
visitor pass and adhere to security instructions for the Northrop 
Grumman facility.
    (c) FAA personnel will conduct overview briefings on the user input 
process, weather products, aviation weather roadmaps and programs and 
policies. Research leads from the inflight icing product development 
team will conduct an overview briefing on the status of research 
efforts in the icing domain. Questions may be asked during the 
presentation and FAA personnel will clarify any part of the process 
that is not clear.
    (d) FAA personnel will lead a session intended to elicit user views 
on the inflight icing products and any issues surrounding those 
products. Any person present may offer comment or feedback in the 
session. Comments and feedback will be captured through discussion 
between FAA personnel and those persons attending the meeting.
    (e) FAA will not take any action items from this meeting nor make 
any commitments to accept specific user suggestions. An official 
verbatim transcript of the meeting will not be made. However, a list of 
the attendees and a digest of discussions during the meeting will be 
produced and posted on a web site Instructions to access the web site 
will be provide to all persons attending the meeting and provided to 
any who desire it.
    (f) Every reasonable effort will be made to hear each person's 
feedback consistent with a reasonable closing time for the meeting. 
Written feedback is also solicited and may be submitted to FAA 
personnel for the period July 14--August 13, 2005.

Agenda

    (a) Opening Remarks.
    (b) Review of AWTT weather products, roadmaps and research efforts.
    (c) Inflight icing Products and Issues Session.
    (d) Closing Comments.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2005.
Richard J. Heuwinkel,
Manager, Aviation Weather Policy and Standards.
[FR Doc. 05-12558 Filed 6-23-05; 8:45 am]
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