Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Laser Operations in the Navigable Airspace (Advisory Circular (AC), Outdoor Laser Operations), 36869-36870 [06-5752]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 28, 2006 / Notices Frequency: The information is collected as needed. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 135 hours per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,350 hours annually. Abstract: Section A36.5.2 and A36.5.2.5 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) noise certification standards for subsonic jet airplanes and subsonic transport category large airplanes (14 CFR part 36) contain information collection requirements. The information collected is needed for the applicant’s noise certification compliance report in order to demonstrate compliance with part 36. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA to the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 1033, Federal Aviation Administration, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, ABA–20, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility, the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2006. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, ABA–20. [FR Doc. 06–5750 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; FAA Research and Development Grants Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Jun 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The FAA Aviation Research and Development Grants Program establishes uniform policies and procedures for the award and administration of research grants to colleges, universities, not for profit organizations, and profit organizations for security research. DATES: Please submit comments by August 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney on (202) 267–9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: FAA Research and Development Grants. Type of Request: Revision of an approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0559. Forms(s): FAA–9550–1–5, SF–5, SF– 269, SF–270, SF–272, SF–LLI. Affected Public: A total of 100 Respondents. Frequency: The information is collected as semi-annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 14 hours per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,400 hours annually. Abstract: The FAA Aviation Research and Development Grants Program establishes uniform policies and procedures for the award and administration of research grants to colleges, universities, not for profit organizations, and profit organizations for security research. This program implements OMB Circular A–110, Pub. L. 101–508 Section 9205 and 9208 and Pub. L. 101–604, Section 107(d). ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 1033, Federal Aviation Administration, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, ABA–20, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36869 Issued in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2006. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, ABA–20. [FR Doc. 06–5751 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Laser Operations in the Navigable Airspace (Advisory Circular (AC), Outdoor Laser Operations) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The FAA requires the information in the interest of aviation safety to protect aircraft operations from the potential hazardous effects of laser emissions. DATES: Please submit comments by August 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney on (202) 267–9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: Laser Operations in the Navigable Airspace (Advisory Circular (AC), Outdoor Laser Operations) Type of Request: Revision of an approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0662. Forms(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: A total of 20 respondents. Frequency: The information is collected as needed. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 11 hours per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 2,200 hours annually. Abstract: The FAA requires the information in the interest of aviation safety to protect aircraft operations from the potential hazardous effects of laser emissions. The information collected is reviewed for its impact on aviation in the vicinity of the laser activity. Upon E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 36870 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 28, 2006 / Notices completion of the review of the information the FAA issues a letter of determination to the respondent in regard to their request. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 1033, Federal Aviation Administration, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, ABA–20, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2006. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, ABA–20. [FR Doc. 06–5752 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Blue Origin West Texas Commercial Launch Site Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) is the lead Federal agency for the development of this EA. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft EA for the Blue Origin West Texas Commercial Space Launch Site. Under the proposed action, the FAA would issue one or more experimental permits and/or licenses to Blue Origin to launch reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) 1 on suborbital, ballistic 1 RLVs are launch vehicles that have stages or components that can return to Earth and be VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Jun 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 trajectories. In addition, Blue Origin would construct a private launch site, which would include a vehicle processing facility, launch complex, vehicle landing and recovery area, space flight participant training facility, and other minor support facilities. The EA evaluates potential impacts to the environment from the proposed activities. The FAA may use the analysis in the EA as the basis for making a determination to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or a Finding of No Significant Impact regarding the issuance of a license and/ or permit(s) to Blue Origin. DATES: The public comment period for the NEPA process begins with distribution of the Draft EA. To ensure that all comments can be addressed in the Final EA, comments must be received by the FAA no later than July 27, 2006. The Draft EA is available for download at http://ast.faa.gov. A paper copy of the Draft EA can also be viewed at the Van Horn City County Library at 410 Crockett Street, Van Horn, Texas 79855. A public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the Van Horn Convention Center at 1801 West Broadway, Van Horn, Texas 79855. Contact Information: Comments, statements, or questions concerning the Draft EA should be mailed to Mr. Doug Graham, FAA Environmental Specialist, FAA Blue Origin EA c/o ICF Consulting, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031. Comments can also be sent by e-mail to BlueOriginEA@icfi.com or by fax to 703–934–3951. Additional Information: Under the proposed action, the FAA would issue one or more experimental permits and appropriate licenses to Blue Origin to authorize Blue Origin to conduct the activities described in the EA. Blue Origin proposes to launch space flight participant-carrying RLVs on suborbital, ballistic trajectories. To conduct these operations, Blue Origin proposes to construct a private launch site on privately-owned land in Culberson County, Texas. Blue Origin proposes to develop, launch, and land a suborbital RLV referred to as the New Shepard Reusable Launch System. Blue Origin proposes to develop the RLV incrementally, beginning with low-altitude vehicle testing, progressing to higher-altitude testing, and culminating with commercial flights. recovered or reused. A suborbital rocket is a vehicle, rocket-propelled in whole or in part, intended for flight on a suborbital trajectory, and the thrust of which is greater than its lift for the majority of the rocket-powered portion of its ascent. (49 U.S.C. 70102(19)). PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Blue Origin’s proposed activities would include: Construction of an RLV launch site and landing/recovery area, Launch and landing/recovery operations, Space flight participant training activities, and Sustained commercial launch, flight, landing, and recovery of space flight participants. The FAA considered the no action alternative in addition to the proposed action in the Draft EA. Two alternatives were considered but dismissed. One alternative would use an alternative facility configuration, and another alterative would use a different plot of land in Culberson County. Different locations of the proposed facility layout within the proposed site boundaries were also considered and dismissed. Under the no action alternative, the FAA would not issue permits or licenses to Blue Origin to conduct launch operations in Culberson County, Texas. Blue Origin would not conduct RLV testing or launch operations, and the proposed site in Culberson County would remain private property. Potential impacts of the proposed action and alternatives were analyzed in the Draft EA. Potential environmental impacts of successful launches include impacts to the air resources, ecological resources, cultural/Native American resources, hazardous materials and hazardous waste management, health and safety, geology and soils, land use, noise, socioeconomics and environmental justice, transportation, visual and aesthetic resources, and water resources. Department of Transportation Section 4(f) lands are addressed as part of land use; floodplains, wetlands, and wild and scenic rivers are addressed as part of water resources; and natural resources and energy supply are addressed as part of socioeconomics. Potential impacts of the no action alternative would be the same as those described in the affected environment in the Draft EA. Potential cumulative impacts of the proposed action also are addressed in the Draft EA. Date Issued: June 16, 2006. Place Issued: Washington, DC. Herbert Bachner, Manager, Space Systems Development Division. [FR Doc. E6–10191 Filed 6–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36869-36870]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5752]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of 
Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection 
Activity, Request for Comments; Laser Operations in the Navigable 
Airspace (Advisory Circular (AC), Outdoor Laser Operations)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current 
information collection. The FAA requires the information in the 
interest of aviation safety to protect aircraft operations from the 
potential hazardous effects of laser emissions.

DATES: Please submit comments by August 28, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney on (202) 267-9895, or by 
e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    Title: Laser Operations in the Navigable Airspace (Advisory 
Circular (AC), Outdoor Laser Operations)
    Type of Request: Revision of an approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0662.
    Forms(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection.
    Affected Public: A total of 20 respondents.
    Frequency: The information is collected as needed.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 11 hours per 
response.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 2,200 hours annually.
    Abstract: The FAA requires the information in the interest of 
aviation safety to protect aircraft operations from the potential 
hazardous effects of laser emissions. The information collected is 
reviewed for its impact on aviation in the vicinity of the laser 
activity. Upon

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completion of the review of the information the FAA issues a letter of 
determination to the respondent in regard to their request.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla 
Mauney, Room 1033, Federal Aviation Administration, Information Systems 
and Technology Services Staff, ABA-20, 800 Independence Ave., SW., 
Washington, DC 20591.
    Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimates of the burden of 
the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 23, 2006.
Carla Mauney,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Information Systems and 
Technology Services Staff, ABA-20.
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