Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting, 77853-77854 [E6-22167]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of OREGON dated 12/19/ 2006. Incident: Severe Winter Storm & Flooding. Incident Period: 11/02/2006 through 11/08/2006. Effective Date: 12/19/2006. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 02/20/2007. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/19/2007. Submit completed loan applications to: ≤U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing And Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road Fort, Worth, TX 76155. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Dated: December 19, 2006. Steven C. Preston, Administrator. [FR Doc. 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(e) Serving as Acting Administrator has no effect on the officials listed in subparagraphs (a) (1) through (5), above, with respect to their full-time position’s authorities, duties and responsibilities (except that such official cannot both recommend and approve an action). Stephen C. Preston, Administrator. [FR Doc. E6–22143 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5628] Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 in room 6319 of the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters building, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC, 20593–0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the 51st Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Subcommittee on Fire Protection to be held at the Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Center in London, UK from February 5– 9, 2007. Discussion will focus on papers received and draft U.S. positions regarding: —Performance testing & approval standards for fire safety systems; —Comprehensive review of the Fire Test Procedures Code; —Recommendations on evacuation analysis for new and existing passenger ships; —Review of the SPS Code; —Development of provisions for gas fueled ships; —Measures to prevent fires in enginerooms and cargo pump-rooms; —Consideration of IACS unified interpretations; —Analysis of fire casualty records; —Fire resistance of ventilation ducts; —Application of requirements for dangerous goods in SOLAS and the 2000 HSC Code; —Unified interpretation on the number and arrangement of portable extinguishers; —Review of the fire safety of external areas on passenger ships; and —Performance standards for fixed water spraying, fire detection and fire alarm systems for cabin balconies. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 77854 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. Interested persons may seek information by writing: Chief, Lifesaving and Fire Safety Standards Division, Commandant (CG–3PSE–4), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 1308, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001, by calling: Mr. R. Eberly at (202) 372 -1393, or by e-mail at Randall.Eberly@uscg.mil. Dated: December 18, 2006. Michael Tousley, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. E6–22167 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2006–25755] Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport; Notice of Order Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of order. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: On September 11, 2006, the FAA issued a proposed order, which requested written views on the FAA’s tentative determination to place temporary limitations on flight operations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia). The temporary limits are intended to prevent the congestion-related delays that would otherwise occur during the interval between the expiration of the High Density Rule and the effective date of a long-term regulation. In response to comments, the FAA is issuing a final order (the Order) that adopts the proposed limitations with some modifications. The limitations will permit 75 scheduled and six unscheduled operations per hour between 6 a.m. through 9:59 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday and from 12 noon through 9:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Sundays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Komal K. Jain, Office of the Chief Counsel, Regulations Division, AGC– 240, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3073. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: LaGuardia’s runway capacity cannot accommodate the number of flight operations that carriers would like to operate without the development of significant congestion. Rules adopted by the FAA have long limited the number VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 of LaGuardia operations during peak demand periods. By statute enacted six years ago, those rules will terminate as of January 1, 2007. The FAA has proposed a long-term rule in a separate docket that would limit the number of scheduled and unscheduled operations at LaGuardia.1 We are currently soliciting comments on that notice of proposed rulemaking. Because the FAA will be unable to complete that rulemaking by January 1, carrier operations at LaGuardia would be unrestricted unless the FAA adopts temporary limits that will remain in place until the rulemaking’s completion. Without such operational limitations, the FAA expects that severe congestionrelated delays will occur, both at LaGuardia and at other airports throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) as a result of capacity constraints at LaGuardia. The FAA therefore has proposed to adopt shortterm limitations on LaGuardia flights while that rulemaking is completed, and, after considering the comments, is issuing this final Order limiting LaGuardia operations. The FAA’s authority to limit the number of flight operations at LaGuardia is an essential component of the FAA’s statutory responsibilities.2 The FAA holds broad authority under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b) to regulate the use of the navigable airspace of the United States. This provision authorizes the FAA to develop plans and policy for the use of navigable airspace and, by order or rule, to regulate the use of the airspace as necessary to ensure its efficient use. I. Background LaGuardia’s runway capacity cannot accommodate the number of flight operations that carriers would like to operate without the development of significant congestion. Rules adopted by the FAA have long limited the number of LaGuardia operations during peak demand periods. By statute enacted six years ago, those rules will terminate as of January 1, 2007. The FAA has proposed a long-term rule in a separate docket that would limit the number of scheduled and unscheduled operations at LaGuardia.3 We are currently soliciting comments on that notice of proposed rulemaking. Because the FAA will be unable to complete that rulemaking by January 1, carrier operations at LaGuardia would be 1 Docket FAA–2006–25709. one commented on the FAA’s statutory authority to adopt an Order limiting flights at LaGuardia. 3 Docket FAA–2006–25709. 2 No PO 00000 Frm 00138 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unrestricted unless the FAA adopts temporary limits that will remain in place until the rulemaking’s completion. Without such operational limitations, the FAA expects that severe congestionrelated delays will occur, both at LaGuardia and at other airports throughout the National Airspace System (NAS) as a result of capacity constraints at LaGuardia. The FAA therefore has proposed to adopt shortterm limitations on LaGuardia flights while that rulemaking is completed, and, after considering the comments, is issuing this final Order limiting LaGuardia operations. The FAA’s authority to limit the number of flight operations at LaGuardia is an essential component of the FAA’s statutory responsibilities.4 The FAA holds broad authority under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b) to regulate the use of the navigable airspace of the United States. This provision authorizes the FAA to develop plans and policy for the use of navigable airspace and, by order or rule, to regulate the use of the airspace as necessary to ensure its efficient use. As a result of LaGuardia’s history of congestion-related delays, the FAA, over the course of nearly forty years, applied increasingly detailed rules to govern the allocation and use of the limited capacity at the airport.5 These regulations, collectively known as the High Density Rule (HDR) and the BuySell Rule (or slot rules), effectively controlled congestion at LaGuardia. In 2000, however, out of concern with the collateral effects of the slot rules at LaGuardia on airport access and competition, Congress included a provision in the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR–21) that terminates the LaGuardia slot rules as of January 1, 2007.6 Congress simultaneously directed the U.S. Department of Transportation, effective immediately, to grant exemptions from the HDR for flights that would serve small hub and non-hub airports with aircraft with less than 71 seats and to grant a limited number of applications for slot exemptions from new entrant and limited incumbent carriers.7 As carriers began using the slot exemptions permitted under AIR–21, the number of scheduled flight 4 No one commented on the FAA’s statutory authority to adopt an Order limiting flights at LaGuardia. 5 See 33 FR 17896 (Dec. 3, 1968); 34 FR 2603 (Feb. 26, 1969); cf. 14 CFR 93.121–93.133, 93.211– 93.227 (2006). 6 49 U.S.C. 41715(a)(2), enacted by Pub. L. No. 106–181, § 231, 114 Stat. 61, 106–10 (2000). 7 49 U.S.C. 41716. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77853-77854]
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[FR Doc No: E6-22167]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 5628]


Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting

    The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open 
meeting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 in room 6319 of the 
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters building, 2100 Second Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, 20593-0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is to 
prepare for the 51st Session of the International Maritime Organization 
(IMO) Subcommittee on Fire Protection to be held at the Royal 
Horticultural Halls and Conference Center in London, UK from February 
5-9, 2007.
    Discussion will focus on papers received and draft U.S. positions 
regarding:
    --Performance testing & approval standards for fire safety systems;
    --Comprehensive review of the Fire Test Procedures Code;
    --Recommendations on evacuation analysis for new and existing 
passenger ships;
    --Review of the SPS Code;
    --Development of provisions for gas fueled ships;
    --Measures to prevent fires in engine-rooms and cargo pump-rooms;
    --Consideration of IACS unified interpretations;
    --Analysis of fire casualty records;
    --Fire resistance of ventilation ducts;
    --Application of requirements for dangerous goods in SOLAS and the 
2000 HSC Code;
    --Unified interpretation on the number and arrangement of portable 
extinguishers;
    --Review of the fire safety of external areas on passenger ships; 
and
    --Performance standards for fixed water spraying, fire detection 
and fire alarm systems for cabin balconies.

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    Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating 
capacity of the room. Interested persons may seek information by 
writing: Chief, Lifesaving and Fire Safety Standards Division, 
Commandant (CG-3PSE-4), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Room 1308, 2100 
Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593-0001, by calling: Mr. R. 
Eberly at (202) 372 -1393, or by e-mail at Randall.Eberly@uscg.mil.

    Dated: December 18, 2006.
Michael Tousley,
Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. E6-22167 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]
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