Notice of the Availability of the Record for Decision of O'Hare Modernization, at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL, 58784-58785 [05-19861]

Download as PDF 58784 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 194 / Friday, October 7, 2005 / Notices National park/abutting Tribal land Operator name DBA Windrock Aviation Inc ............................... Windrock Aviation, Windrock Airlines, Sky Eye Air Tours. IOA auth/yr 3 1 Subsequent to the June 23, 2005 notice, each of the listed air tour operators formally withdrew their application for commercial air tour operating authority for this park unit. FAA has responded by removing this park from the operator’s Interim Operating Authority. No commercial air tour operations are currently authorized over this park unit. 2 Subsequent to the June 23, 2005 notice, each of the listed air tour operators formally withdrew their application for commercial air tour operating authority for this park unit. FAA has responded by removing this park from the operator’s Interim Operating Authority. No commercial air tour operations are currently authorized over this park unit. 3 See note 2 above. 4 The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 and Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 136.3(d)(1)(i) excepts operations conducted solely for the purposes of takeoff or landing from the definition of a commercial air tour operation. Subsequent to the June 23, 2005 notice, each of the listed air tour operators formally withdrew their applications for commercial air tour operating authority for this park unit. The FAA has responded by removing the Memorial from each of the operator’s Interim Operating Authority (IOA). Dated: September 20, 2005. James J. Ballough, Director, Flight Standards Service. [FR Doc. 05–20185 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Oklahoma Launch Site Operator License for the ClintonSherman Industrial Airpark (CSIA) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. SUMMARY: On October 23, 2002, the FAA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority’s (OSIDA’s) proposal to operate a commercial launch site at the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark (CSIA) in the Federal Register (67 FR 65169). The original proposed action included horizontal and vertical launches, significant construction activities, orbital launches, and vehicle manufacturing. The nature of these activities necessitated that the proposed action be addressed through the preparation of an EIS. Subsequent changes to the proposed action have eliminated the need for vertical launch, construction of any kind, orbital launches, and vehicle manufacturing. The proposed action as currently stated involves the horizontal launch of suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles from an existing runway at the CSIA. The horizontal launch activities are similar to the current Air Force activities at the CSIA and are not expected to produce significant impacts, indicating that an EA would be the most appropriate NEPA analysis for OSIDA’s proposed activities. Scoping meetings were held in Oklahoma in November 2002. Because the proposed action is a subset of the information originally presented during AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Oct 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 scoping, we do not propose to re-initiate scoping meetings. For the reasons stated above, the FAA is canceling the EIS and will prepare an Environmental Assessment to analyze the impacts of the proposed action. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be directed to Doug Graham, FAA Environmental Specialist, c/o ICF Consulting, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031 or (202) 267–8568. Date Issued: September 30, 2005. Herbert Bachner, Manager, Space Systems Development Division. [FR Doc. 05–20180 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of the Availability of the Record for Decision of O’Hare Modernization, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of the Availability of the Record of Decision for O’Hare Modernization. AGENCY: Location of Proposed Action: O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, (Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, and 18, Township 41 North, Range 10 East, 3rd P.M.). SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the Record of Decision (ROD) for O’Hare Modernization, for Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois is available. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Chicago (City), Department of Aviation, as owner and operator of Chicago O’Hare International Airport (O’Hare or the Airport), PO Box 66142, Chicago, IL, 60666, proposes to modernize O’Hare to address existing and future capacity and delay problems. The City initiated master planning and PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the process of seeking FAA approval to amend its airport layout plan to depict the O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). The city is also seeking the other necessary FAA approvals to implement the OMP and associated capital improvements and procedures. The FAA prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) addressing specific improvements at and adjacent to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois. The Draft EIS was issued on January 21, 2005 and the Final EIS was issued on July 22, 2005. The FAA also held three public hearings on February 22, 23, and 24, 2005. The FAA’s EIS presents an evaluation of the City’s proposed project and reasonable alternatives. Under the City’s concept, O’Hare’s existing seven-runway configuration would be replaced by an eight-runway configuration, in which six runways would be oriented generally in the east/west direction, the existing northeast/southwest-oriented Runways 4L/22R and 4R/22L would remain, and Runways 14L/32R and 14R/ 32L would be closed. On September 29, 2005 the FAA approved the Record of Decision for O’Hare Modernization which approves: A. The unconditional approval of the revised Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the projects summarized in Chapter 3 of the Final EIS, which constitute the proposed development. B. Eligibility for Federal grant-in-aid funds and/or PFC, including the following elements: 1. Land Acquisition. 2. Site Preparation. 3. Runway, Taxiway, and Runway Safety Area Construction. 4. Terminal and Other Landside Development. 5. Installation of Navigational Aids. 6. Environmental Mitigation. 7. Noise Mitigation Projects. C. Determination and actions, through the aeronautical study process of any off-airport obstacles that might be obstructions to the navigable airspace under the standards and criteria of 14 CFR part 77 and evaluate the E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 194 / Friday, October 7, 2005 / Notices appropriateness of proposals for onairport development from an airspace utilization and safety perspective based on aeronautical studies conducted pursuant to the processes under the standards and criteria of 14 CFR part 157. D. Development of air traffic control and airspace management procedures to establish and maintain safe and efficient handling and movement of air traffic into and out of the airport under 49 U.S.C. 40103, 40113, and 40120; development and approval of revision to Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP), Standard Instrument Departures (SID) and Standard Approach Routes (STAR) procedures for the reconfigured runways (14 CFR part 97). E. Determinations that the proposed new airfield alignment, including runways and taxiways, conform to FAA design criteria. Approval of protocols for maintaining coordination among sponsor offices, construction personnel, and appropriate FAA program offices, ensuring safety during construction. F. Determinations that air quality impacts associated with the proposed project conform to the State Implementation Plan under section 176(c)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7506(c)(1), and 40 CFR part 93). G. Review and subsequent approval of an amended Airport Certification Manual for ORD (per 14 CFR part 139). H. Review and subsequent approval of amended air carrier operations specifications for service at ORD. This Notice of Availability and the ROD are also available on the FAA’s Web site at http://www.agl.faa.gov/ OMP/ROD.htm under the titles Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision of O’Hare Modernization and Record of Decision, respectively. The ROD is available at the following libraries: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 North Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave., Bellwood Bensenville Community Public Library, 200 S Church Rd., Bensenville Berkeley Public Library, 1637 Taft Ave., Berkeley Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale College of DuPage Library, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave., Des Plaines Eisenhower Public Library, 4652 N Olcott Ave., Harwood Heights Elk Grove Village Public Library, 1001 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Oct 06, 2005 Jkt 208001 Elmhurst Public Library, 211 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst Elmwood Park Public Library, 4 W Conti Pkwy., Elmwood Park Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave., Franklin Park Glendale Heights Library, 25 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., Chicago Hoffman Estates Library, 1550 Hassell Rd., Hoffman Estates Itasca Community Library, 500 W. Irving Park Rd., Itasca Lombard Public Library, 110 W Maple St., Lombard Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave., Maywood Melrose Park Public Library, 801 N. Broadway, Melrose Park Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S Emerson St., Mount Prospect Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St., Niles Northlake Public Library, 231 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park Oakton Community College Library, 1616 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S Prospect Ave., Park Ridge River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest River Grove Public Library, 8638 W. Grand Ave., River Grove Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S Roselle Rd., Schaumburg Schiller Park Public Library, 4200 Old River Rd., Schiller Park Villa Park Public Library, 305 S Ardmore Ave., Villa Park Wood Dale Public Library, 520 N Wood Dale Rd., Wood Dale Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on September 29, 2005. Barry Cooper, Manager, Chicago Area Modernization Program Office, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 05–19861 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 159 meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58785 SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System. DATES: The meeting will be held October 24–28, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (unless stated otherwise). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, Inc., 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., appendix 2), notice is hereby given for a Special Committee 159 meeting. Note: Specific working group sessions will be held October 24– 27. The plenary agenda will include: • October 28: • Opening Plenary Session (Welcome and Introductory Remarks, Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting) • Review Working Group Progress and Identify Issues for Resolution • Global Positioning System (GPS)/ 3rd Civil Frequency (WG–1) • GPS/Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) (WG–2) • GPS/GLONASS (WG–2A) • GPS/inertial (WG–2C) • GPS/Precision Landing Guidance (WG–4) • GPS/Airport Surface Surveillance (WG–5) • GPS/Interference (WG–6) • GPS/Antennas (WG–7) • GPS/GRAS (WG–8) • Review of EUROCAE activities • Closing Plenary Session (Assignment/ Review of Future Work, Other Business, Date and Place of Next Meeting Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain 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 September 28, 2005. Natalie Ogletree, FAA General Engineer, RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 05–20280 Filed 10–6–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of the Availability of the Record for Decision of O'Hare 
Modernization, at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of the Availability of the Record of Decision for O'Hare 
Modernization.

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    Location of Proposed Action: O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, 
Illinois, (Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, and 18, Township 41 
North, Range 10 East, 3rd P.M.).
SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the Record 
of Decision (ROD) for O'Hare Modernization, for Chicago O'Hare 
International Airport, Chicago, Illinois is available.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City of Chicago (City), Department of 
Aviation, as owner and operator of Chicago O'Hare International Airport 
(O'Hare or the Airport), PO Box 66142, Chicago, IL, 60666, proposes to 
modernize O'Hare to address existing and future capacity and delay 
problems. The City initiated master planning and the process of seeking 
FAA approval to amend its airport layout plan to depict the O'Hare 
Modernization Program (OMP). The city is also seeking the other 
necessary FAA approvals to implement the OMP and associated capital 
improvements and procedures. The FAA prepared an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) addressing specific improvements at and adjacent to 
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois. The Draft EIS 
was issued on January 21, 2005 and the Final EIS was issued on July 22, 
2005. The FAA also held three public hearings on February 22, 23, and 
24, 2005. The FAA's EIS presents an evaluation of the City's proposed 
project and reasonable alternatives. Under the City's concept, O'Hare's 
existing seven-runway configuration would be replaced by an eight-
runway configuration, in which six runways would be oriented generally 
in the east/west direction, the existing northeast/southwest-oriented 
Runways 4L/22R and 4R/22L would remain, and Runways 14L/32R and 14R/32L 
would be closed.
    On September 29, 2005 the FAA approved the Record of Decision for 
O'Hare Modernization which approves:
    A. The unconditional approval of the revised Airport Layout Plan 
(ALP) for the projects summarized in Chapter 3 of the Final EIS, which 
constitute the proposed development.
    B. Eligibility for Federal grant-in-aid funds and/or PFC, including 
the following elements:
    1. Land Acquisition.
    2. Site Preparation.
    3. Runway, Taxiway, and Runway Safety Area Construction.
    4. Terminal and Other Landside Development.
    5. Installation of Navigational Aids.
    6. Environmental Mitigation.
    7. Noise Mitigation Projects.
    C. Determination and actions, through the aeronautical study 
process of any off-airport obstacles that might be obstructions to the 
navigable airspace under the standards and criteria of 14 CFR part 77 
and evaluate the

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appropriateness of proposals for on-airport development from an 
airspace utilization and safety perspective based on aeronautical 
studies conducted pursuant to the processes under the standards and 
criteria of 14 CFR part 157.
    D. Development of air traffic control and airspace management 
procedures to establish and maintain safe and efficient handling and 
movement of air traffic into and out of the airport under 49 U.S.C. 
40103, 40113, and 40120; development and approval of revision to 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP), Standard Instrument 
Departures (SID) and Standard Approach Routes (STAR) procedures for the 
reconfigured runways (14 CFR part 97).
    E. Determinations that the proposed new airfield alignment, 
including runways and taxiways, conform to FAA design criteria. 
Approval of protocols for maintaining coordination among sponsor 
offices, construction personnel, and appropriate FAA program offices, 
ensuring safety during construction.
    F. Determinations that air quality impacts associated with the 
proposed project conform to the State Implementation Plan under section 
176(c)(1) of the Clean Air Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7506(c)(1), and 
40 CFR part 93).
    G. Review and subsequent approval of an amended Airport 
Certification Manual for ORD (per 14 CFR part 139).
    H. Review and subsequent approval of amended air carrier operations 
specifications for service at ORD.
    This Notice of Availability and the ROD are also available on the 
FAA's Web site at http://www.agl.faa.gov/OMP/ROD.htm under the titles 
Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision of O'Hare 
Modernization and Record of Decision, respectively.
    The ROD is available at the following libraries:

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 North Dunton Ave., Arlington 
Heights
Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave., Bellwood
Bensenville Community Public Library, 200 S Church Rd., Bensenville
Berkeley Public Library, 1637 Taft Ave., Berkeley
Bloomingdale Public Library, 101 Fairfield Way, Bloomingdale
College of DuPage Library, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn
Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave., Des Plaines
Eisenhower Public Library, 4652 N Olcott Ave., Harwood Heights
Elk Grove Village Public Library, 1001 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove
Elmhurst Public Library, 211 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst
Elmwood Park Public Library, 4 W Conti Pkwy., Elmwood Park
Franklin Park Public Library, 10311 Grand Ave., Franklin Park
Glendale Heights Library, 25 E. Fullerton Ave., Glendale Heights
Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Rd., Glenview
Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., Chicago
Hoffman Estates Library, 1550 Hassell Rd., Hoffman Estates
Itasca Community Library, 500 W. Irving Park Rd., Itasca
Lombard Public Library, 110 W Maple St., Lombard
Maywood Public Library, 121 S. 5th Ave., Maywood
Melrose Park Public Library, 801 N. Broadway, Melrose Park
Morton Grove Public Library, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove
Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S Emerson St., Mount Prospect
Niles Public Library, 6960 W Oakton St., Niles
Northlake Public Library, 231 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake
Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake St., Oak Park
Oakton Community College Library, 1616 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines
Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S Prospect Ave., Park Ridge
River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest
River Grove Public Library, 8638 W. Grand Ave., River Grove
Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S Roselle Rd., Schaumburg
Schiller Park Public Library, 4200 Old River Rd., Schiller Park
Villa Park Public Library, 305 S Ardmore Ave., Villa Park
Wood Dale Public Library, 520 N Wood Dale Rd., Wood Dale

    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on September 29, 2005.
Barry Cooper,
Manager, Chicago Area Modernization Program Office, Great Lakes Region.
[FR Doc. 05-19861 Filed 10-6-05; 8:45 am]
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