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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at Ontario Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 26, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. J. Wade Bryant, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Airports Division, Seattle Airports District Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Suite 250, Renton, Washington 98055–4056. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Scott Trainor, City Manager, City of Ontario, at the following address: Mr. Scott Trainor, City Manager, City of Ontario, 444 SW 4th Street, Ontario, OR 97914. Mr. William L. 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The revenue made from this sale will be used toward purchase of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15249 Montgomery and Snow properties, which sit directly in the Runway Protection Zone. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect the application, notice and other documents germane to the application in person at Ontario Municipal Airport. Dated: Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 10, 2006. J. Wade Bryant, Manager, Seattle Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 06–2916 Filed 3–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2005–22020, FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1] Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures Federal Aviation Administration, DOT ACTION: Notice of adoption; notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised its procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act by revising Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, with Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The revisions include: changes for clarification, consistency, and addition of information; corrections; and editorial changes. This notice informs the public of the availability of the Final Order. This notice also provides the public with information on how to access Order 1050.1E, Change 1 on FAA’s Office of Environment and Energy Web site. DATES: Order 1050.1E is effective March 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew McMillen, Office of Environment and Energy, FAA, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; Telephone (202) 493–4018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and implementing regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR parts 1500–1508) establish a broad national policy to protect the quality of the human environment and provide policies and goals to ensure that \\ALPHA3\E\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 15250 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 58 / Monday, March 27, 2006 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES environmental considerations and associated public concerns are given careful attention and appropriate weight in all decisions of the Federal Government. Section 102(2) of NEPA and 40 CFR 1505.1 require Federal agencies to develop and, as needed, revise implementing procedures consistent with the CEQ regulations. The FAA’s previous NEPA Order, 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, provides FAA’s policy and procedures for complying with the requirements of: (a) The CEQ regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA; (b) Department of Transportation (DOT) Order DOT 5610.1C, Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts, and (c) other applicable environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders and policies. The FAA proposed to revise Order 1050.1E with Order 1050.1E, Change 1. As part of revising its environmental order, the FAA requested public comment on the draft Order in a Federal Register notice dated Tuesday, December 20, 2006 (Vol. 70, No. 243, p. 75529). The FAA received one comment, which was considered in the issuance of the final Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The Order is distributed primarily by electronic means. The Order will be located for viewing and downloading by all interested parties at http://www.faa.gov/ regulations_policies/orders_notices. If the public does not have access to the internet, they may obtain a computer disk containing the Order by contacting the Office of Environment and Energy, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. If the public is not able to use an electronic version, they may obtain a photocopy of the Order by contacting FAA’s rulemaking docket at Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Chief Council, Attn: Rules Docket (AGC–200)—Docket FAA–22005–22020, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Synopsis of Changes The FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, includes changes to the previous version of the Order that may be of interest to the public and other government agencies. The final Order contains the same language as the proposed Order with the exception of the explicit language categorically excluding the establishment or modification of prohibited areas. The changes in Order 1050.1E, Change 1 include the following: 1. Change for clarification (Ch. 3, Para. 301c, Ch. 3, Para. 304c, Ch. 4, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:19 Mar 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 Para. 401p, Ch. 4, Para. 401p.(5), Ch. 5, text box on page 5–16, Appendix A, Section 9. Floodplains, Appendix A, Section 11. Historical, Architectural, Archeological, and Cultural Resources; 2. Editorial Change (Ch. 3, Para. 309c); 3. Change for consistency (Ch. 4, Para. 404e); 4. Change for consistency with CEQ regulations (Ch. 5, Para. 506b, Ch. 5, Para. 506e, Ch. 5, Para. 512); 5. Change for consistency with FAA Office of Environment and Energy policy (Ch. 5, Para. 509a.(1) and (4)); 6. Change for correction (Appendix A, Section 3. Coastal Resources, Appendix A, Section 6. Department of Transportation Act, Section 4(f), Appendix C, Figure 3. Related Memoranda and Guidance); 7. Change for correction and consistency (Appendix A, Section 10. Hazardous Material, Pollution Prevention, and Solid Waste); The draft Order 1050.1E, Change 1, published in the Federal Register, Volume 70, No. 243, at page 75529, dated Tuesday December 20, 2005, included the addition of a specific categorical exclusion (CATEX) for establishing or modifying a prohibited area. A prohibited area is established or modified through a rulemaking. The addition of this CATEX has been deferred pending further consideration. In the meantime, Order 1050.1E currently includes another, general, CATEX for rulemakings. This CATEX can, as is the case with all CATEXs, be used if there are no extraordinary circumstances. Consequently, it can be applied when accompanied with supporting documentation showing that there would be no extraordinary circumstances resulting in potentially significant impacts on the human environment as the result of establishing or modifying a prohibited area. If there are extraordinary circumstances, then preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement would be required for the rulemaking. Disposition of Comments The FAA received one comment on the proposed revision of 1050.1E, Change 1 from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) concerning the addition of CATEX 311f. As stated above, addition of this CATEX has been deferred. Issued in Washington, DC, March 20, 2006. Carl E. Burleson, Federal Aviation Administration, Director, Office of Environment and Energy. [FR Doc. E6–4375 Filed 3–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA); Southern Illinois Airport, CarbondaleMurphysboro, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of approval of documents. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale-Murphysboro, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; (b) Approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; and (c) Establish eligibility of the Southern Illinois Airport Authority to compete for Federal funding for the development projects depicted on the Airport Layout Plan. The specific items in the local airport development project include: Acquisition of approximately 210 acres of land in fee simple title including relocation assistance for one (1) residence; Widening of the existing Runway 18R/36L by 15 feet and construction of a 500-foot extension to Runway 36L to provide a total runway dimension of 4,000 feet × 75 feet. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 58 (Monday, March 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15249-15250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-4375]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22020, FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1]


Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT

ACTION: Notice of adoption; notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revised its 
procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act by 
revising Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, 
with Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The revisions include: changes for 
clarification, consistency, and addition of information; corrections; 
and editorial changes. This notice informs the public of the 
availability of the Final Order. This notice also provides the public 
with information on how to access Order 1050.1E, Change 1 on FAA's 
Office of Environment and Energy Web site.

DATES: Order 1050.1E is effective March 20, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Matthew McMillen, Office of 
Environment and Energy, FAA, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20591; Telephone (202) 493-4018.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
and implementing regulations promulgated by the Council on 
Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR parts 1500-1508) establish a broad 
national policy to protect the quality of the human environment and 
provide policies and goals to ensure that

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environmental considerations and associated public concerns are given 
careful attention and appropriate weight in all decisions of the 
Federal Government. Section 102(2) of NEPA and 40 CFR 1505.1 require 
Federal agencies to develop and, as needed, revise implementing 
procedures consistent with the CEQ regulations.
    The FAA's previous NEPA Order, 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: 
Policies and Procedures, provides FAA's policy and procedures for 
complying with the requirements of: (a) The CEQ regulations for 
implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA; (b) Department of 
Transportation (DOT) Order DOT 5610.1C, Procedures for Considering 
Environmental Impacts, and (c) other applicable environmental laws, 
regulations, and executive orders and policies. The FAA proposed to 
revise Order 1050.1E with Order 1050.1E, Change 1.
    As part of revising its environmental order, the FAA requested 
public comment on the draft Order in a Federal Register notice dated 
Tuesday, December 20, 2006 (Vol. 70, No. 243, p. 75529). The FAA 
received one comment, which was considered in the issuance of the final 
Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The Order is distributed primarily by 
electronic means. The Order will be located for viewing and downloading 
by all interested parties at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/
orders_notices. If the public does not have access to the internet, 
they may obtain a computer disk containing the Order by contacting the 
Office of Environment and Energy, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591. If the public is not able to use an electronic 
version, they may obtain a photocopy of the Order by contacting FAA's 
rulemaking docket at Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Chief 
Council, Attn: Rules Docket (AGC-200)--Docket FAA-22005-22020, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.

Synopsis of Changes

    The FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures, includes changes to the previous version of the Order 
that may be of interest to the public and other government agencies. 
The final Order contains the same language as the proposed Order with 
the exception of the explicit language categorically excluding the 
establishment or modification of prohibited areas. The changes in Order 
1050.1E, Change 1 include the following:
    1. Change for clarification (Ch. 3, Para. 301c, Ch. 3, Para. 304c, 
Ch. 4, Para. 401p, Ch. 4, Para. 401p.(5), Ch. 5, text box on page 5-16, 
Appendix A, Section 9. Floodplains, Appendix A, Section 11. Historical, 
Architectural, Archeological, and Cultural Resources;
    2. Editorial Change (Ch. 3, Para. 309c);
    3. Change for consistency (Ch. 4, Para. 404e);
    4. Change for consistency with CEQ regulations (Ch. 5, Para. 506b, 
Ch. 5, Para. 506e, Ch. 5, Para. 512);
    5. Change for consistency with FAA Office of Environment and Energy 
policy (Ch. 5, Para. 509a.(1) and (4));
    6. Change for correction (Appendix A, Section 3. Coastal Resources, 
Appendix A, Section 6. Department of Transportation Act, Section 4(f), 
Appendix C, Figure 3. Related Memoranda and Guidance);
    7. Change for correction and consistency (Appendix A, Section 10. 
Hazardous Material, Pollution Prevention, and Solid Waste);
    The draft Order 1050.1E, Change 1, published in the Federal 
Register, Volume 70, No. 243, at page 75529, dated Tuesday December 20, 
2005, included the addition of a specific categorical exclusion (CATEX) 
for establishing or modifying a prohibited area. A prohibited area is 
established or modified through a rulemaking. The addition of this 
CATEX has been deferred pending further consideration. In the meantime, 
Order 1050.1E currently includes another, general, CATEX for 
rulemakings. This CATEX can, as is the case with all CATEXs, be used if 
there are no extraordinary circumstances. Consequently, it can be 
applied when accompanied with supporting documentation showing that 
there would be no extraordinary circumstances resulting in potentially 
significant impacts on the human environment as the result of 
establishing or modifying a prohibited area. If there are extraordinary 
circumstances, then preparation of an environmental assessment or 
environmental impact statement would be required for the rulemaking.

Disposition of Comments

    The FAA received one comment on the proposed revision of 1050.1E, 
Change 1 from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 
concerning the addition of CATEX 311f. As stated above, addition of 
this CATEX has been deferred.

    Issued in Washington, DC, March 20, 2006.
Carl E. Burleson,
Federal Aviation Administration, Director, Office of Environment and 
Energy.
 [FR Doc. E6-4375 Filed 3-24-06; 8:45 am]
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