Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Scoping Meetings for the Proposed Relocation of Runway 11R/29L and Associated Development at the Tucson International Airport in Tucson, AZ, 59800-59801 [05-20461]

Download as PDF 59800 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / Notices 1. Ordering paragraph seven of the FAA’s August 18, 2004, order limiting scheduled operations at O’Hare International Airport is amended to state that the order shall expire at 9 p.m. on April 1, 2006. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 5, 2005. Rebecca MacPherson, Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulation. [FR Doc. 05–20464 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Artisan Liens on Aircraft; Recordability Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice AGENCY: SUMMARY: Consistent with Agency practice, this notice is issued to advise interested parties of the addition of the States of Idaho and Utah to the list of those thirty-three states from which the Aircraft Registration Branch (FAA Aircraft Registry), Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, will accept artisan liens for recordation. Since December 17, 1981, the Aeronautical Center Counsel has issued these notices in the Federal Register. This notice is effective October 13, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph R. Standell, Aeronautical Center Counsel, Aeronautical Center (AMC–7), Federal Aviation Administration, 6500 S. MacArthur, Oklahoma City, OK 73169. Telephone (405) 954–3296. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 46 FR 61528, December 17, 1981, the Federal Aviation Administration published its legal opinion on the recordability of artisan liens, with the identification of those states from which artisan liens would be accepted. Subsequently, we advised that Florida, Nevada, and New Jersey had passed legislation that, in our opinion, allows the FAA Aircraft Registry to accept artisan liens from those states (49 FR 17112, April 23, 1984). The Agency continued this practice when we adivsed that the following states had passed legislation that either required or allowed recording of notice of lien thereby allowing the FAA Aircraft Registry to accept and record artisan liens claimed under those states’ law: Minnesota and New Mexico (51 FR 21046, June 10, 2986) DATE: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 Missouri (53 FR 23716, June 23, 1988) Texas, (54 FR 38584, September 19, 1989) North Dakota, (54 FR 51965, October 17, 1989) Michigan and Tennessee, (55 FR 31938, August 6, 1990) Arizona, (56 FR 27989, June 18, 1991) Iowa, (56 FR 36189–36190, July 31, 1991) California (General Aviation only), Connecticut, Ohio, and Virginia (58 FR 50387, September 27, 1993) Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island (67 FR 68902, November 13, 2002) This notice is to advise interested parties that the states of Idaho and Utah are now identified as additional states from which artisan liens will be accepted. With the addition of Idaho and Utah, the complete list of thirty-five states from which artisan liens on aircraft will be accepted as of this date is: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California (General Aviation Only), Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. Issued in Oklahoma City on September 28, 2005. Joseph R. Standell, Aeronautical Center Counsel. [FR Doc. 05–20467 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To Conduct Scoping Meetings for the Proposed Relocation of Runway 11R/29L and Associated Development at the Tucson International Airport in Tucson, AZ Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to conduct scoping meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to assess the potential impacts of the proposed relocation of Runway 11R/29L and associated development at Tucson International PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Airport. To ensure that all significant issues related to the proposed action are identified, one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) governmental agency scoping meeting will be held. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Simmons, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, Airports Division, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009–2007. Telephone: (310) 725–3614. Any scoping comments and suggestions regarding the EIS must be submitted to the address above and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, December 15, 2005. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for addressing specific improvements at Tucson International Airport. The (EIS) will be prepared in accordance with the procedures described in FAA Order 5050.4A, Airport Environmental Handbook, and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environment Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The Tucson Airport Authority, the owner of Tucson International Airport proposes the following development as identified in the 2004 Tucson International Airport Master Plan: Relocate Runway 11R/29L, 450 feet to the southwest, creating a centerline to centerline separation of 1,156 feet between the existing Runway 11L29R and the relocated Runway 11R/29L. The length of the relocated Runway 11R/29L will be 11,000 feet long by 150 feet wide. The development will also include the extension of existing Taxiways A–6 and A–17, and provisions for acute angled ‘‘high speed’’ exits at Taxiways A–11, A–13, and A–15; addition of new Taxiways A–16 and A–18; extension of Taxiway B, (which is currently marked as 11R/29L); relocation of the airport service road to accommodate the proposed runway relocation; and installation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS) in conjunction with the relocated runway, including a Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) in both directions. The Airport Master Plan Update identified the need to provide additional airfield capacity at the Airport to meet the projected levels of operational and passenger demand. Within the EIS, FAA proposed to consider a range of alternatives that could potentially meet the need for additional airport capacity in the Tucson metropolitan area including, but not limited to, the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / Notices Alternative One—Sponsor’s Proposed Action: Relocate Runway 11R/29L, 450 feet to the southwest, creating a centerline separation of 1,156 feet between the existing Runway 11L/29R and the relocated Runway 11R/29L. The relocated Runway 11R/29L will be 11,000 feet long by 150 feet wide. The relocation of Runway 11R/29L will include construction of a parallel and connecting taxiway system, and associated navigational aids. Alternative Two—Alternative Airfield Development at Tucson: Extending and upgrading the current general aviation Runway 11R/29L to an air carrier runway, maintaining a 700-foot centerline separation between the current air carrier Runway 11L/29R and the extended and upgraded runway 11R/29L, and Alternative 3—Relocating and upgrading the general aviation Runway 11R/29L, to an air carrier runway, 2,500 feet south of Runway 11L/29R and converting the current runway 11R/29L to a parallel taxiway that would serve both runways, and Alternative 4—Relocating and upgrading the general aviation Runway 11R/29L to an air carrier runway, 1,156 feet south of Runway 11L/29R, and converting the runway to a parallel taxiway that would serve both runways. This alternative incorporates a localizer directional aide (LDA) approach. These airfield development alternatives identified under Alternative 2, 3 and four would likely include several of the support features of Alternative One, including taxiway improvements and associated navigational aids. The specific details of the alternative airfield development at Tucson International Airport will be refined following the scoping process during the preparation of the EIS. Alternative Five—Use of Other Existing Airports: The possible use of other existing area airports including, but not limited to, Ryan Airfield and Marana Regional Airport will be evaluated. Alternative Six—Use of Other Modes of Transportation: Use of intercity bus line, rail, and automobile transportation will be evaluated. Alternative Seven—No Action Alternative: Under this alternative, the existing airport would remain unchanged. Runway 11R/29L would remain in its current configuration. Comments and suggestions are invited from Federal, State and local agencies, and other interested parties to ensure that the full range of issues related to these proposed projects are addressed and all significant issues are identified. Written comments and suggestions may VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 be mailed to the FAA informational contact listed above and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, December 15, 2005. Scoping Meetings: The FAA will hold one (1) public and one (1) governmental agency scoping meeting to solicit input from the public and various Federal, State and local agencies having jurisdiction or having specific expertise with respect to any environmental impacts associated with the proposed projects. The public scoping meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, in the Tucson Airport Authority Boardroom at 7005 South Plumer Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85706. The meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST). A scoping meeting will be held specifically for governmental agencies on the same day at the same location from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST. Issued in Hawthorne, California on Tuesday, October 4, 2005. Mark A. McClardy, Manager, Airports Division, Western-Pacific, Region AWP–600. [FR Doc. 05–20461 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Proposed Policy Statement No. ANE–200X– 33.3–X] Policy for Repair and Alteration of Rotating Turbine Engine Life Limited Parts Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability for proposed policy statement; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of proposed policy for the repair and alteration of rotating turbine engine-life limited parts (RTE–LLPs). This proposed policy establishes that the FAA will treat all repairs and alterations of RTE–LLPs as major repairs and major alterations. We are also proposing that all RTE–LLP repair and alteration data must include a methodology to assess the life of the repaired or altered part and the continued operational safety of the repaired product. This proposed policy provides guidance for: (1) Technical substantiation for repair or alteration of RTE–LLPs; and (2) Aircraft Certification Offices (ACOs) and Designated Engineering Representatives to evaluate and approve repair and alteration data. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59801 Comments must be received by November 14, 2005. DATES: Send all comments on the proposed policy to the individual identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen M. Grant, FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Staff, ANE–110, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: karen.m.grant@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238–7119; fax: (781) 238–7199. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited: The proposed policy is available on the Internet at the following address: http://www.faa.gov/ aircraft/draft_docs/. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may request a copy by contacting the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The FAA invites interested parties to comment on the proposed policy. Comments should identify the subject of the proposed policy and be submitted to the individual identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The FAA will consider all comments received by the closing date before issuing the final policy. We will file in the docket all comments received, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed policy. The docket is available for public inspection before and after the comment date. If you wish to review the docket in person, go to the above address between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Background: During the past year, we reviewed the technical data for numerous RTE–LLP repairs. We observed deficiencies in the data for many of these repairs. We also noted that may repairs were improperly assessed as minor and were not properly coordinated with the appropriate ACOs. This proposed policy would provide guidance on the coordination and the technical data needed for RTE–LLP repairs and alterations. (Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701– 44702, 44704). Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 3, 2005. Francis A. Favara, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–20457 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and To 
Conduct Scoping Meetings for the Proposed Relocation of Runway 11R/29L 
and Associated Development at the Tucson International Airport in 
Tucson, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION:  Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
and to conduct scoping meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) will be prepared to assess the potential impacts of the proposed 
relocation of Runway 11R/29L and associated development at Tucson 
International Airport. To ensure that all significant issues related to 
the proposed action are identified, one (1) public scoping meeting and 
one (1) governmental agency scoping meeting will be held.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Simmons, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific 
Region, Airports Division, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 
90009-2007. Telephone: (310) 725-3614. Any scoping comments and 
suggestions regarding the EIS must be submitted to the address above 
and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, 
December 15, 2005.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for addressing 
specific improvements at Tucson International Airport. The (EIS) will 
be prepared in accordance with the procedures described in FAA Order 
5050.4A, Airport Environmental Handbook, and FAA Order 1050.1E, 
Environment Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The Tucson Airport 
Authority, the owner of Tucson International Airport proposes the 
following development as identified in the 2004 Tucson International 
Airport Master Plan: Relocate Runway 11R/29L, 450 feet to the 
southwest, creating a centerline to centerline separation of 1,156 feet 
between the existing Runway 11L29R and the relocated Runway 11R/29L. 
The length of the relocated Runway 11R/29L will be 11,000 feet long by 
150 feet wide. The development will also include the extension of 
existing Taxiways A-6 and A-17, and provisions for acute angled ``high 
speed'' exits at Taxiways A-11, A-13, and A-15; addition of new 
Taxiways A-16 and A-18; extension of Taxiway B, (which is currently 
marked as 11R/29L); relocation of the airport service road to 
accommodate the proposed runway relocation; and installation of an 
Instrument Landing System (ILS) in conjunction with the relocated 
runway, including a Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with 
Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) in both directions. The 
Airport Master Plan Update identified the need to provide additional 
airfield capacity at the Airport to meet the projected levels of 
operational and passenger demand. Within the EIS, FAA proposed to 
consider a range of alternatives that could potentially meet the need 
for additional airport capacity in the Tucson metropolitan area 
including, but not limited to, the following:

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    Alternative One--Sponsor's Proposed Action: Relocate Runway 11R/
29L, 450 feet to the southwest, creating a centerline separation of 
1,156 feet between the existing Runway 11L/29R and the relocated Runway 
11R/29L. The relocated Runway 11R/29L will be 11,000 feet long by 150 
feet wide. The relocation of Runway 11R/29L will include construction 
of a parallel and connecting taxiway system, and associated 
navigational aids.
    Alternative Two--Alternative Airfield Development at Tucson: 
Extending and upgrading the current general aviation Runway 11R/29L to 
an air carrier runway, maintaining a 700-foot centerline separation 
between the current air carrier Runway 11L/29R and the extended and 
upgraded runway 11R/29L, and
    Alternative 3--Relocating and upgrading the general aviation Runway 
11R/29L, to an air carrier runway, 2,500 feet south of Runway 11L/29R 
and converting the current runway 11R/29L to a parallel taxiway that 
would serve both runways, and
    Alternative 4--Relocating and upgrading the general aviation Runway 
11R/29L to an air carrier runway, 1,156 feet south of Runway 11L/29R, 
and converting the runway to a parallel taxiway that would serve both 
runways. This alternative incorporates a localizer directional aide 
(LDA) approach.
    These airfield development alternatives identified under 
Alternative 2, 3 and four would likely include several of the support 
features of Alternative One, including taxiway improvements and 
associated navigational aids. The specific details of the alternative 
airfield development at Tucson International Airport will be refined 
following the scoping process during the preparation of the EIS.
    Alternative Five--Use of Other Existing Airports: The possible use 
of other existing area airports including, but not limited to, Ryan 
Airfield and Marana Regional Airport will be evaluated.
    Alternative Six--Use of Other Modes of Transportation: Use of 
intercity bus line, rail, and automobile transportation will be 
evaluated.
    Alternative Seven--No Action Alternative: Under this alternative, 
the existing airport would remain unchanged. Runway 11R/29L would 
remain in its current configuration.
    Comments and suggestions are invited from Federal, State and local 
agencies, and other interested parties to ensure that the full range of 
issues related to these proposed projects are addressed and all 
significant issues are identified. Written comments and suggestions may 
be mailed to the FAA informational contact listed above and must be 
received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, December 15, 
2005.
    Scoping Meetings: The FAA will hold one (1) public and one (1) 
governmental agency scoping meeting to solicit input from the public 
and various Federal, State and local agencies having jurisdiction or 
having specific expertise with respect to any environmental impacts 
associated with the proposed projects. The public scoping meeting will 
be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, in the Tucson Airport Authority 
Boardroom at 7005 South Plumer Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85706. The 
meeting will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mountain Standard Time 
(MST). A scoping meeting will be held specifically for governmental 
agencies on the same day at the same location from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
MST.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California on Tuesday, October 4, 2005.
Mark A. McClardy,
Manager, Airports Division, Western-Pacific, Region AWP-600.
[FR Doc. 05-20461 Filed 10-12-05; 8:45 am]
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