Noise Exposure Map Notice for McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, CA, 40357 [07-3605]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice for McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, CA Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Clark County Department of Aviation, Las Vegas, Nevada for McCarran International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. EFFECTIVE DATES: The effective date of the FAA’s determination on the noise exposure maps is July 10, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph R. Rodriguez, Federal Aviation Administration, San Francisco Airports District Office, 831 Mitten Road, Room 210, Burlingame, California 94010– 1303, Telephone: 650/876–2778, extension 610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds that the noise exposure maps submitted for McCarran International Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, effective July 10, 2007. Under 49 U.S.C. 47503 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’), an airport operator may submit to the FAA noise exposure maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect such maps. The Act requires such maps to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties in the local community, government agencies, and persons using the airport. An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to take to reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 accompanying documentation submitted by the Clark County Department of Aviation. The documentation that constitutes the ‘‘Noise Exposure Maps’’ as defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Exhibit V–1 ‘‘2004 Noise Exposure Map,’’ and Exhibit V–2 ‘‘Preliminary 2011 Noise Exposure Map.’’ The Noise Exposure Maps contain current and forecast information including the depiction of the airport and its boundaries, the runway configurations, land uses such as residential, open space, commercial/office, community facilities, libraries, churches, open space, infrastructure, vacant and warehouse and those areas within the Day-Night Average Sound Level (DNL) 60, 65, 70 and 75 noise contours. Estimates for the number of people within these contours for the year 2004 are shown in Table V–1. Estimates of the future residential population within the 2011 noise contours are shown in Table 7.1. Exhibit IV–10 displays the location of noise monitoring sites. Flight tracks for the existing and the five-year forecast Noise Exposure Maps are found in Exhibits IV–7, IV–8, and IV–9. The type and frequency of aircraft operations (including nighttime operations) are found in Tables IV–15, IV–16, IV–17, IV–18, IV–19, and IV–20. The FAA has determined that these noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on July 10, 2007. FAA’s determination on an airport operator’s noise exposure maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of FAR Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the applicant’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted under section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard tot he depicted noise contours, or in interpreting the noise exposure maps to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40357 way under Part 150 or through FAA’s review of noise exposure maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, under section 150.21 of FAR Part 150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. Copies of the full noise exposure map documentation of the FAA’s evaluation of the maps are available for examination at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, Planning and Environmental Division, APP–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, Airports Division, Room 3012, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 90261. Federal Aviation Administration, San Francisco Airports District Office, 831 Mitten Road, Room 210, Burlingame, California 94010–1303. Randall H. Walker, Director of Aviation, Clark County Department of Aviation, P. O. Box 11005, Las Vegas, Nevada 89111–1005. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Hawthorne, California on July 10, 2007. Mia Paredes Ratcliff, Acting Manager, Airports Division, AWP–600, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 07–3605 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management Systems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management System. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 210, Cabin Management. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Noise Exposure Map Notice for McCarran International Airport, Las 
Vegas, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Clark County 
Department of Aviation, Las Vegas, Nevada for McCarran International 
Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation 
Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance 
with applicable requirements.

EFFECTIVE DATES: The effective date of the FAA's determination on the 
noise exposure maps is July 10, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph R. Rodriguez, Federal Aviation 
Administration, San Francisco Airports District Office, 831 Mitten 
Road, Room 210, Burlingame, California 94010-1303, Telephone: 650/876-
2778, extension 610.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds 
that the noise exposure maps submitted for McCarran International 
Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, 
effective July 10, 2007. Under 49 U.S.C. 47503 of the Aviation Safety 
and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act''), an 
airport operator may submit to the FAA noise exposure maps which meet 
applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible land uses as of 
the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected 
aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect 
such maps. The Act requires such maps to be developed in consultation 
with interested and affected parties in the local community, government 
agencies, and persons using the airport. An airport operator who has 
submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance 
with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, 
promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility 
program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has 
taken or proposes to take to reduce existing non-compatible uses and 
prevent the introduction of additional non-compatible uses.
    The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and 
accompanying documentation submitted by the Clark County Department of 
Aviation. The documentation that constitutes the ``Noise Exposure 
Maps'' as defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Exhibit V-1 
``2004 Noise Exposure Map,'' and Exhibit V-2 ``Preliminary 2011 Noise 
Exposure Map.'' The Noise Exposure Maps contain current and forecast 
information including the depiction of the airport and its boundaries, 
the runway configurations, land uses such as residential, open space, 
commercial/office, community facilities, libraries, churches, open 
space, infrastructure, vacant and warehouse and those areas within the 
Day-Night Average Sound Level (DNL) 60, 65, 70 and 75 noise contours. 
Estimates for the number of people within these contours for the year 
2004 are shown in Table V-1. Estimates of the future residential 
population within the 2011 noise contours are shown in Table 7.1. 
Exhibit IV-10 displays the location of noise monitoring sites. Flight 
tracks for the existing and the five-year forecast Noise Exposure Maps 
are found in Exhibits IV-7, IV-8, and IV-9. The type and frequency of 
aircraft operations (including nighttime operations) are found in 
Tables IV-15, IV-16, IV-17, IV-18, IV-19, and IV-20. The FAA has 
determined that these noise exposure maps and accompanying 
documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This 
determination is effective on July 10, 2007.
    FAA's determination on an airport operator's noise exposure maps is 
limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with 
the procedures contained in Appendix A of FAR Part 150. Such 
determination does not constitute approval of the applicant's data, 
information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility 
program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions 
arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to 
noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted 
under section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not 
involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific 
properties with regard tot he depicted noise contours, or in 
interpreting the noise exposure maps to resolve questions concerning, 
for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of 
section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the 
ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local 
government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way 
under Part 150 or through FAA's review of noise exposure maps. 
Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise 
exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface 
rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, 
or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which 
consultation is required under section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has 
relied on the certification by the airport operator, under section 
150.21 of FAR Part 150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily 
required consultation has been accomplished.
    Copies of the full noise exposure map documentation of the FAA's 
evaluation of the maps are available for examination at the following 
locations:
    Federal Aviation Administration, Planning and Environmental 
Division, APP-400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.
    Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, Airports 
Division, Room 3012, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 
90261.
    Federal Aviation Administration, San Francisco Airports District 
Office, 831 Mitten Road, Room 210, Burlingame, California 94010-1303.
    Randall H. Walker, Director of Aviation, Clark County Department of 
Aviation, P. O. Box 11005, Las Vegas, Nevada 89111-1005.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California on July 10, 2007.
Mia Paredes Ratcliff,
Acting Manager, Airports Division, AWP-600, Western-Pacific Region.
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