Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Scoping Meetings for Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm Beach, FL, 3902-3903 [07-322]

Download as PDF 3902 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices place at the SBA Office of Entrepreneurial Development Conference Room, 409 Third Street, SW., 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20416. The purpose of the meeting is to meet and welcome new board members; and to facilitate board briefings with the SBA Administrator, Senior staff, and SBA program offices. Anyone wishing to attend must contact Erika Fischer, Senior Program Analyst, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Small Business Development Centers, 409 3rd Street, SW., Washington, DC 20416, telephone (202) 205–7045 or fax (202) 481–0681. Matthew Teague, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–1257 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P 44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: January 18, 2007. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. E7–1265 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Cancellation of the Preparation of an Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Molokai, HI Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of preparation of an Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5678] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Oudry’s Painted Menagerie’’ Summary: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Oudry’s Painted Menagerie’’, imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, from on or about May 1, 2007, until on or about September 9, 2007, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. For Further Information Contact: For further information, including a list of the exhibit object, contact Paul Manning, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202) 453–8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA– VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it will no longer prepare an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for commercial air tour operations over Kalaupapa National Historical Park (NHP), at Molokai, Hawaii. The FAA has stopped work on preparation of the ATMP and EA based upon no further operating authority interest by commercial air tour operators who had been granted Interim Operating Authority to conduct commercial air tour operations over the park unit and there are no new entrant requests to conduct commercial air tour operations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter F. Ciesla, Program Manager, AWP– 4, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009–2007. Telephone: (310) 725–3818. E-mail: Pete.Ciesla@faa.gov. In February 2004, the FAA in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) initiated development of an ATMP for Kalaupapa NHP, pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–181) and its implementing regulations contained in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, part 136, National Parks Air Tour Management. The ATMP process for Kalaupapa NHP was initiated based on receipt of applications for Operating Authority from existing commercial air tour operators to conduct commercial air tour operations over this park unit. In accordance with the Act and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulations, the FAA issued Interim Operating Authority for these commercial air tour operators to conduct air tours over the park. The FAA and NPS also began preparing an EA to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, which requires Federal agencies to consider the environmental issues associated with a Federal action. The FAA had been notified by the commercial air tour operators that had requested Operating Authority, that they are no longer conducting commercial air tour operations over Kalaupapa NHP, indicating their intent not to conduct commercial air tours below 5,000 feet above ground level over or within onehalf mile of this park unit. The FAA has removed the Interim Operating Authority from the Operations Specifications for these commercial air tour operators to conduct commercial air tour operations over the park. Since there are no existing commercial air tour operators nor any new entrants seeking to conduct commercial air tour operations over Kalaupapa NHP, the FAA has determined that the purpose and need for an ATMP no longer exist. The FAA has decided to stop work and discontinue preparation of the ATMP and EA for Kalaupapa NHP. Issued in Hawthorne, California, on January 22, 2007. Peter F. Ciesla, Program Manager, Air Tour Management Program, Western-Pacific Region, AWP–4. [FR Doc. 07–339 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Scoping Meetings for Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm Beach, FL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and to hold one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) Governmental and Public agency scoping meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address development of proposed airfield improvements at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm Beach, Florida. To ensure the E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 17 / Friday, January 26, 2007 / Notices FAA identifies all significant issues related to the proposed action, the FAA will hold one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) governmental and public agency scoping meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda McDowell, Environmental Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822, Phone (407) 812–6331 Ext. 130, Fax: (407) 812–6978, E-mail lindy.mcdowell@faa.gov. Comments on the scope of the EIS should be submitted to the address above and must be received no later than March 27, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBI is a commercial service airport located within Palm beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2005, PBI served seven million passengers and supported 166,000 aircraft operations. The airport sponsor requests FAA approval and funding for the following airfield improvements at PBI: relocate, lengthen, and widen Runway 9R–27L, shorten Runway 13–31, construct associated taxiway improvements, and relocate the Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR) facility. Specifically, the airport sponsor proposes to relocate Runway 9R–27L 100 feet south from its current location, lengthen the runway to 8,000 feet, and widen the runway to 150 feet. The FAA will independently prepare an EIS to asses the impacts associated with the referenced proposed improvements at PBI. The alternatives to be evaluated in the EIS will include the No-Action alternative, and the Proposed Action Alternative and may also include other alternatives developed during the EIS process. The FAA will prepare the EIS in accordance with FAA Orders 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. Comments and suggestions are invited from Federal, state, and local agencies, and other interested parties to ensure that the full range of actions, alternatives, and impacts related to the proposed development are considered and that all significant issues are identified and disclosed. Written comments and suggestions concerning the scope of the EIS may be mailed to the FAA informational contact listed above and must be received no later than March 27, 2007. If, during development of the draft EIS, it is determined that the proposed project VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jan 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 would not result in significant impacts, the FAA may terminate the EIS and complete the NEPA process using an Environmental Assessment. Public and Agency 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 which have jurisdiction by law or have specific expertise with respect to any environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. The public and governmental agency scoping meetings will be held February 27, 2007 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, FL. The public meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The governmental agency scoping meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is specifically for governmental agencies. Interested parties may confirm the meeting date and location with the FAA informational contact listed above. Issued in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2007. W. Dean Stringer, Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, FAA, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 07–322 Filed 1–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2007–26823] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on November 24th, 2006. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by February 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3903 are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2007–26823. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Elissa Konove, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, HCF–10, (202) 366– 4617, Fax (202) 366–7493, or e-mail elissa.konove@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Livaughn Chapman, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–8839, livaughn.chapman@fhwa.dot.gov ; Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request Forms for Fund Transfers to Other Agencies and Among Title 23 Programs. Background: Sections 1108, 1119(b), 1935, and 1936 of Public Law 109–59, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU) expanded the transferability of funds to other agencies and among programs. This notice establishes requirements for initiating the transferring of apportioned and allocated funds between entities and between projects and programs to carry out these provisions of law. The types of transfers affected by this notice are: A. Transfer of funds from a State to the FHWA pursuant to U.S.C. Title 23, section 104(k)(3); B. Transfer of funds from a State to a Federal Agency other than FHWA; C. Transfer of funds from a State to another State; D. Transfer of funds from the Federal Transit Administration to FHWA; E. Transfer of funds between programs; and, F. Transfer of funds between projects. The party initiating the fund transfer must fill out a FHWA transfer request form. Information required to fill out a transfer form will include the requester’s contact information; a description of the program/project the transfer will come from and go to, the fiscal year, the program code, a demo ID or an urban area when applicable, and E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 17 (Friday, January 26, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Hold Scoping Meetings for Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West 
Palm Beach, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement 
and to hold one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) Governmental and 
Public agency scoping meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public it will prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) to address development of proposed airfield 
improvements at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), West Palm 
Beach, Florida. To ensure the

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FAA identifies all significant issues related to the proposed action, 
the FAA will hold one (1) public scoping meeting and one (1) 
governmental and public agency scoping meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda McDowell, Environmental 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District 
Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, FL 32822, 
Phone (407) 812-6331 Ext. 130, Fax: (407) 812-6978, E-mail 
lindy.mcdowell@faa.gov.
    Comments on the scope of the EIS should be submitted to the address 
above and must be received no later than March 27, 2007.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBI is a commercial service airport located 
within Palm beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2005, PBI served 
seven million passengers and supported 166,000 aircraft operations. The 
airport sponsor requests FAA approval and funding for the following 
airfield improvements at PBI: relocate, lengthen, and widen Runway 9R-
27L, shorten Runway 13-31, construct associated taxiway improvements, 
and relocate the Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR) 
facility. Specifically, the airport sponsor proposes to relocate Runway 
9R-27L 100 feet south from its current location, lengthen the runway to 
8,000 feet, and widen the runway to 150 feet.
    The FAA will independently prepare an EIS to asses the impacts 
associated with the referenced proposed improvements at PBI. The 
alternatives to be evaluated in the EIS will include the No-Action 
alternative, and the Proposed Action Alternative and may also include 
other alternatives developed during the EIS process. The FAA will 
prepare the EIS in accordance with FAA Orders 1050.1E, Environmental 
Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and 5050.4B, National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.
    Comments and suggestions are invited from Federal, state, and local 
agencies, and other interested parties to ensure that the full range of 
actions, alternatives, and impacts related to the proposed development 
are considered and that all significant issues are identified and 
disclosed. Written comments and suggestions concerning the scope of the 
EIS may be mailed to the FAA informational contact listed above and 
must be received no later than March 27, 2007. If, during development 
of the draft EIS, it is determined that the proposed project would not 
result in significant impacts, the FAA may terminate the EIS and 
complete the NEPA process using an Environmental Assessment.
    Public and Agency 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 which 
have jurisdiction by law or have specific expertise with respect to any 
environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. The public 
and governmental agency scoping meetings will be held February 27, 2007 
at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, FL. The public 
meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The governmental agency 
scoping meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and is specifically 
for governmental agencies. Interested parties may confirm the meeting 
date and location with the FAA informational contact listed above.

    Issued in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2007.
W. Dean Stringer,
Manager, Orlando Airports District Office, FAA, Southern Region.
[FR Doc. 07-322 Filed 1-25-07; 8:45 am]
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