Noise Compatibility Program Revision Notice; Austin, TX, 52151-52152 [05-17381]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 169 / Thursday, September 1, 2005 / Notices wetland areas. The land is currently zoned residential. Parcel 15A was acquired under FAA Project No. 8–26– 0051–02. Parcel 62 was not acquired with federal funds. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease the property.The airport desires to enter into a long-term lease to provide a long-term revenue source. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance FAA’s Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 3, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Lawrence C. King, Project Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Great Lakes Region, Detroit Airports District Office, DET ADO 607, 11677 South Wayne Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174. Telephone Number (734) 229–2933/ FAX Number (734) 229–2950. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location or at Jackson County-Reynolds Field, Jackson, Michigan. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Following is a legal description of the property located in Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, and described as follows: PARCEL 15A—37.444 Acres Part of the Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 of Section 28, Town 2 South, Range 1 West, Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan being described as: Commencing at the West 1⁄4 post of said Section 28; thence North 00°11′29″ East, along the West line of said Section 28, a distance of 54.81 feet to the North right-of-way line of I–94 and being the Point of Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 00°11′29″ East, along said West section line, a distance of 1271.67 feet to the Northwest corner of the Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 of said Section 28; thence North 89°44′57″ East, along the North line of said Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4, a distance of 1325.56 feet to the Northeast corner of said Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4; thence South VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:30 Aug 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 00°02′47″ West, along the East line of said Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4, a distance of 1132.89 feet to the North right-of-way line of I–94; thence 1274.58 feet, along a curve to the right on said North right-of-way line, with a radius of 5579.65 feet, a central angle of 13°07′01″, and a chord of South 83°29′06″ West 1274.58 feet to a point of tangency; thence North 89°57′24″ West, along said North right-of-way line, a distance of 62.53 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to a road right-of-way over the West 33.00 feet as used and occupied by Doney Road. Subject to an easement for the HurdMarvin Drain. Subject to an easement for Consumers Power as recorded in Liber 804, Page 275, Jackson County Records. Subject to an easement for storm drainage over the East 10.00 feet of the Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 of Section 28 lying North of the HurdMarvin Drain as recorded in Liber 720, Page 236, Jackson County Records. PARCEL 62—30.453 Acres Part of the Southeast 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 and part of the Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northeast 1⁄4 of Section 28, Town 2 South, Range 1 West, Blackman Township, Jackson County, Michigan being described as: Commencing at the West 1⁄4 post of said Section 28; thence North 00°11′29″ East, along the West line of said Section 28, a distance of 1326.48 feet to the Northwest corner of the Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 of said Section 28; thence North 89°44′57″ East, along the North line of said Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4, a distance of 1325.56 feet to the Northeast corner of said Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 and being the Point of Beginning of this description; thence continuing North 89°44′57″ East, along the North line of the Southeast 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4, a distance of 1325.56 feet to the NorthSouth 1⁄4 line of said Section 28; thence North 89°40′07″ East, along the North line of the Southwest 1⁄4 of the Northeast 1⁄4 of said Section 28, a distance of 123.00 feet; thence South 00°05′53″ East, parallel with and 123.00 feet East of said North-South 1⁄4 line, a distance of 663.98 feet to the North right-of-way line of I–94; thence the following three courses along said I–94 right-of-way, (1) South 67°22′11″ West a distance of 193.46 feet; (2) South 71°22′56″ West a distance of 794.42 feet to a point of curvature; (3) 539.91 feet, along a curve to the right with a radius of 5579.65 feet, a central angle of 05°32′39″, and a chord of South 74° 09′ 16″ West 539.70 feet to PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52151 the West line of said Southeast 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4; thence North 00°02′47″ East, along said West line of the Southeast 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4, a distance of 1132.89 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to an easement for the HurdMarvin Drain. Subject to an easement for storm drainage over part the West 20.00 feet of the North 20.00 feet of the Southeast 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 of Section 28 as recorded in Liber 721, Page 836, Jackson County Records. Subject to easements for sanitary sewer over part of the Southeast 1⁄4 of the Northwest 1⁄4 of Section 28 as recorded in Liber 872, Page 320, and Liber 868, Page 307, Jackson County Records. Issued in Romulus, Michigan, on August 8, 2005. Winsome A. Lenfert, Acting Manager, Detroit Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 05–17382 Filed 8–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Compatibility Program Revision Notice; Austin, TX Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program revision submitted by the city of Austin under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96–52 (1980). On April 5 and May 8, 2000, The FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the city of Austin under part 150 complied with applicable requirements. On August 5, 2005, the FAA approved a revision to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Noise Compatibility Program. The program measure in this revision was fully approved. EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Noise Compatibility Program revision is August 5, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul Blackford, Environmental E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 52152 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 169 / Thursday, September 1, 2005 / Notices Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Texas Airports Development Office, ASW–650, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76193–0650. Telephone (817) 222–5607. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the Noise Compatibility Program revision for Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, effective August 5, 2005. Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has previously submitted a noise exposure may submit to the FAA a Noise Compatibility Program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within the area covered by the noise exposure maps. The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties including local communities, government agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel. Each Airport’s Noise Compatibility Program developed in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA’s approval or disapproval of FAR Part 150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following determinations. a. The Noise Compatibility Program was developed in accordance with the provisions and procedures of FAR Part 150; b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses; c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:30 Aug 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 or adversely affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator prescribed by law. Specific limitations with respect to FAA’s approval of an Airport Noise Compatibility Program are delineated in FAR Part 150, section 150.5. Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be submitted to the FAA regional office in Fort Worth, Texas. The city of Austin submitted to the FAA on April 5, 1999, the noise exposure maps, descriptions, and other documentation produced during the noise compatibility planning study conducted from August 1998 through March 1999. Subsequently, the city submitted a revised 2004 noise exposure map, which the FAA approved on May 8, 2000. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s noise exposure maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on April 5, 1999 and May 8, 2000. Notices of these determinations were published in the Federal Register on April 20, 1999 and May 25, 2000, respectively. The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport study contains a proposed Noise Compatibility Program revision comprised of actions designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions. It was requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this material as a Noise Compatibility Program revision as described in section 47504 of the Act. The FAA began its review of the program revision on February 11, 2005, and was required by a provision of the Act to approve or disapprove the program within 180 days (other than the use of new or modified flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or disapprove such program within the 180-day period shall be deemed an approval of such program. The submitted program revision contained one (1) proposed action for noise mitigation off the airport. The FAA completed its review and PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determined that the procedural land substantive requirements of the Act and FAR Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program revision, therefore, was approved by the FAA effective August 5, 2005. Outright approval was granted for the one (1) specific program measure. Approved action elements included a land use mitigation measure involving a land acquisition program and a sound insulation program. These determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of Approval signed by the Associate Administrator for Airports, ARP–1, on August 5, 2005. The Record of Approval, as well as other evaluation materials and the documents comprising the submittal, are available for review at the FAA office listed above and at the administrative offices of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Record of Approval also will be available on-line at http://www.faa.gov/ arp/environmental/14cfr150/ index14.cfm. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, August 24, 2005. Kelvin L. Solco, Manager, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 05–17381 Filed 8–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. On October 10, 2003, the Administrator signed Order No. 1110–138 establishing the NPOAG as an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC). 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 169 (Thursday, September 1, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Noise Compatibility Program Revision Notice; Austin, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
findings on the Noise Compatibility Program revision submitted by the 
city of Austin under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety 
and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 
CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description 
of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 
(1980). On April 5 and May 8, 2000, The FAA determined that the noise 
exposure maps submitted by the city of Austin under part 150 complied 
with applicable requirements. On August 5, 2005, the FAA approved a 
revision to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Noise 
Compatibility Program. The program measure in this revision was fully 
approved.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of the FAA's approval of the Austin-
Bergstrom International Airport Noise Compatibility Program revision is 
August 5, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul Blackford, Environmental

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Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Texas Airports Development 
Office, ASW-650, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76193-0650. 
Telephone (817) 222-5607. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be 
reviewed at this same location.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given 
its overall approval to the Noise Compatibility Program revision for 
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, effective August 5, 2005.
    Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has 
previously submitted a noise exposure may submit to the FAA a Noise 
Compatibility Program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed 
by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible 
land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within 
the area covered by the noise exposure maps. The Act requires such 
programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected 
parties including local communities, government agencies, airport 
users, and FAA personnel.
    Each Airport's Noise Compatibility Program developed in accordance 
with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150 is a local program, 
not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for 
that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be 
recommended for action. The FAA's approval or disapproval of FAR Part 
150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards 
expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following 
determinations.
    a. The Noise Compatibility Program was developed in accordance with 
the provisions and procedures of FAR Part 150;
    b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the 
goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport 
and preventing the introduction of additional non-compatible land uses;
    c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate 
or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of 
aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or 
intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and
    d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be 
implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating 
safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the 
navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, or adversely 
affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator 
prescribed by law.
    Specific limitations with respect to FAA's approval of an Airport 
Noise Compatibility Program are delineated in FAR Part 150, section 
150.5. Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of 
land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by 
itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal 
action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures 
may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an 
environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not 
constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the 
implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures 
covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the 
FAA. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must 
be submitted to the FAA regional office in Fort Worth, Texas.
    The city of Austin submitted to the FAA on April 5, 1999, the noise 
exposure maps, descriptions, and other documentation produced during 
the noise compatibility planning study conducted from August 1998 
through March 1999. Subsequently, the city submitted a revised 2004 
noise exposure map, which the FAA approved on May 8, 2000. The Austin-
Bergstrom International Airport's noise exposure maps were determined 
by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on April 5, 
1999 and May 8, 2000. Notices of these determinations were published in 
the Federal Register on April 20, 1999 and May 25, 2000, respectively.
    The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport study contains a 
proposed Noise Compatibility Program revision comprised of actions 
designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent 
jurisdictions. It was requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this 
material as a Noise Compatibility Program revision as described in 
section 47504 of the Act. The FAA began its review of the program 
revision on February 11, 2005, and was required by a provision of the 
Act to approve or disapprove the program within 180 days (other than 
the use of new or modified flight procedures for noise control). 
Failure to approve or disapprove such program within the 180-day period 
shall be deemed an approval of such program.
    The submitted program revision contained one (1) proposed action 
for noise mitigation off the airport. The FAA completed its review and 
determined that the procedural land substantive requirements of the Act 
and FAR Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program revision, 
therefore, was approved by the FAA effective August 5, 2005.
    Outright approval was granted for the one (1) specific program 
measure. Approved action elements included a land use mitigation 
measure involving a land acquisition program and a sound insulation 
program. These determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of 
Approval signed by the Associate Administrator for Airports, ARP-1, on 
August 5, 2005. The Record of Approval, as well as other evaluation 
materials and the documents comprising the submittal, are available for 
review at the FAA office listed above and at the administrative offices 
of the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Record of Approval 
also will be available on-line at http://www.faa.gov/arp/environmental/
14cfr150/index14.cfm.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, August 24, 2005.
Kelvin L. Solco,
Manager, Airports Division.
[FR Doc. 05-17381 Filed 8-31-05; 8:45 am]
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