Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period for the Draft Air Quality General Conformity Determination (DGCD) for Proposed Southwest Airlines Commercial Air Service at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA, 41809-41810 [07-3720]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices Docket Number: OST–2007–28547. Date Filed: June 18, 2007. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: July 9, 2007. Description: Application of First Choice Airways Limited (‘‘First Choice’’), requesting an exemption and an amended foreign air carrier permit authorizing First Choice to conduct: (i) Charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from any point(s) behind any European Community Member State via any point(s) in the European Community Member States and intermediate points to any point(s) in the United States and beyond; (ii) charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between any point(s) in the United States and any point(s) in the European Common Aviation Area; (iii) other charters pursuant to Part 212; and (iv) charters as authorized in the future under the U.S.-E.U. Agreement. Docket Number: OST–2006–26702. Date Filed: June 18, 2007. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: July 9, 2007. Description: Application of Flying Service N.V. (‘‘Flying Service’’), requesting an amendment to its foreign air carrier permit for additional authority to the full extent authorized by the US–EC Agreement to enable it to engage in: (i) Foreign air transportation of persons and property from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union via any point or points in any Member State and via intermediate points to any point or points in the United States and beyond; and (ii) foreign air transportation of persons and property between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area. Flying Service further requests corresponding amendment to its exemption to enable it to provide the additional service described above pending issuance of an effective foreign air carrier permit and such additional or other relief as the Department may deem necessary or appropriate. Docket Number: OST–2007–28550. Date Filed: June 18, 2007. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: July 9, 2007. Description: Application of Aer Lingus Limited (‘‘Aer Lingus’’), requesting an exemption and an amended foreign air carrier permit authorizing Aer Lingus to conduct operations to and from the United States to the full extent authorized by the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 recently signed United States-European Union Air Transport Agreement (‘‘U.S.– E.U. Agreement’’), for flight operations on or after March 30, 2008, including authority to engage in: (i) Scheduled and charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from any point(s) behind any Member State(s) of the European Community via any point(s) in any Member State(s) and intermediate points to any point(s) in the United States and beyond; (ii) scheduled and charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between any point(s) in the United States and any point(s) in any member of the European Common Aviation Area; (iii) scheduled and charter foreign cargo air transportation between any point(s) in the United States and any other point(s); (iv) other charters pursuant to Part 212; and (v) transportation authorized by any additional route or other right(s) made available to European Community carriers in the future. Docket Number: OST–1996–923. Date Filed: June 21, 2007. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: July 12, 2007. Description: Application of Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. (‘‘Virgin Atlantic’’), requesting an amendment to its existing foreign air carrier permit to provide: (i) Foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union via any point or points in any Member State and via intermediate points to any point or points in the United States and beyond; (ii) foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area; (iii) foreign scheduled and charter cargo air transportation between any point or points in the United States and any other point or points; (iv) other charters pursuant to the prior approval requirements set forth in Part 212; and transportation authorized by any additional route rights made available to European Community carriers in the future. Virgin Atlantic also requests exemption authority to enable it to provide services covered by its foreign air carrier permit. Docket Number: OST–2007–28588. Date Filed: June 22, 2007. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: July 13, 2007. Description: Application of Skybus Airlines, Inc., requesting a certificate of PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41809 public convenience and necessity authorizing it to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail between Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio on the one hand, and Nassau, Bahamas and Cancun, Mexico on the other. Barbara J. Hairston, Supervisory Docket Officer, Docket Operations, Alternate Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. E7–14794 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2007–28350] Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period for the Draft Air Quality General Conformity Determination (DGCD) for Proposed Southwest Airlines Commercial Air Service at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Air Quality General Conformity Determination and notice of public comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FAA has prepared a Draft General Conformity Determination (DGCD) for Proposed Operations of Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). In accordance with Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), FAA has assessed whether the emissions that would result from FAA’s action in approving the proposed operation specifications (OpSpec) for Southwest’s proposed operations at SFO conform to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). Submit comments on or before August 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: The DGCD is available for review until August 30, 2007: 1. Electronically on the Department of Transportation’s Docket Management System (DMS) at http://dms.dot.gov/. Do a simple search for docket number 28350. 2. Hard copies are available for review between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at SFO at the offices of the City of San Francisco: Planning Design & Construction, Singapore/Delta Building, 710 N. DATES: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES 41810 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices McDonnell Road, Second Floor, Suite S232, San Francisco, CA 94128. 3. To request mailed hard copies of the DGCD, contact Ms. Joan Seward, All Weather Operations Program Manager ASW–230.1, FAA SW. Region, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Forth Worth, TX 76137; telephone: 817–222–5256; e-mail: Joan.M.Seward@faa.gov. You may submit comments, identified by docket number FAA–2007–28350, by any of the following methods: 1. By mail to: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001; 2. By hand delivery to Docket Management Facility 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays; 3. By fax to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251; or 4. By electronic submission through the DMS Web site at http://dms.dot.gov/ submit/. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional information about electronic filing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joan Seward, telephone: 817–222–5256; e-mail: Joan.M.Seward@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 2, 2007, Southwest submitted a request to FAA for approval to re-initiate scheduled passenger service at SFO commencing August 26, 2007. Southwest had served SFO until February 2001, but discontinued service. As required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 119.51), Southwest applied to the FAA to amend Southwest’s OpSpecs to include SFO, thereby authorizing Southwest to conduct scheduled SFO service. The request to the FAA detailed Southwest’s startup plans, commencing on August 26, 2007, with 18 daily landing/take-off cycles (LTOs), which would produce emissions below the General Conformity de minimis thresholds, and contained other information for the FAA to conduct the environmental review required under the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) (40 CFR 93.150 et seq.), and by FAA Order 1050.1E Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. FAA issued an OpSpec to Southwest for this initial level of operations accompanied by a NEPA environmental categorical exclusion determining that the 18 daily LTOs were below de minimis thresholds and were not regionally significant. Southwest wishes to grow their operations to 40 LTOs within 2 years. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comment Filing Instructions All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN). You may submit comments electronically through the DMS Web site at http://dms.dot.gov/submit/. You have the option of submitting comments either by typing your comment into the DMS or by uploading a previously completed comment document as a file. If you upload a file it must be in one of the following file format types: MSWord (versions 95–97); MSWord for Mac (versions 6–8); Rich Text File (RTF); American Standard Code Information Interchange (ASCII)(TXT); Portable Document Format (PDF); or WordPerfect (WPD) (versions 7–8). See the Electronic Submission Help & Guidelines screen at http://dms.dot.gov/help/es_help.cfm for additional guidance. The FAA will accept comments on the DCGD until August 30, 2007. Written comments must be postmarked and electronic submissions received by not later than midnight August 30, 2007. After FAA reviews and addresses all comments, FAA will publish a notice of availability of the Final General Conformity Determination. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2007. Carol E. Giles, Acting Director, Flight Standards Service. [FR Doc. 07–3720 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending June 22, 2007 The following Agreements were filed with the Department of Transportation under the Sections 412 and 414 of the Federal Aviation Act, as amended (49 U.S.C. 1383 and 1384) and procedures governing proceedings to enforce these provisions. Answers may be filed within 21 days after the filing of the application. Docket Number: OST–2007–28558. Date Filed: June 19, 2007. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: Resolution 047a—Provisions for Inclusive Tours except between points in the ECAA, between Canada, USA and Europe. Resolution 090—Individual Fares for Ship Crews except between points in the ECAA, between Canada, USA and Europe. PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Resolution 092—Student Fares except between points in the ECAA, between Canada, USA and Europe. Resolution 200h—Free and Reduced Fare Transportation for Inaugural Flights except between points in the ECAA, between Canada, USA and Europe. Intended effective date: 1 July 2007. Docket Number: OST–2007–28555. Date Filed: June 19, 2007. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: CAC/35/Meet/008/07 dated Normal Resolutions 801, 801r, 801re, 803, 805, 805ee, 805g, 805zz, 807, 809, 813, 815, 887b. (Minutes relevant to the Resolutions are included in CAC/35/Meet/006/07 dated 01 May 2007). Intended effective date: 1 October 2007. Docket Number: OST–2007–28556. Date Filed: June 19, 2007. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: Resolution 111aa TC12 Flex Fares between Canada and USA– Europe. Resolution 044aa—Intermediate/ Business Class Flex Fares between Canada and USA–Europe. Resolution 054aa—First Class Flex Fares between Canada and USA– Europe. Resolution 064aa—Economy Class Flex Fares between Canada and USA– Europe. Intended effective date: 1 July 2007. Docket Number: OST–2007–28568. Date Filed: June 20, 2007. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: 250n Improved Seating Surcharge. Expedited effective date: 1 July 2007. Docket Number: OST–2007–28569. Date Filed: June 20, 2007. Parties: Members of the International Air Transport Association. Subject: 002 Special Amending Resolution between South West Pacific and North America, Caribbean. 111dd South Pacific Flex Fares, South West Pacific-Canada, USA (except between French Polynesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and USA) via PA. 046dd Intermediate/Business Class Flex Fares, South West Pacific-Canada, USA (except between French Polynesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and USA) via PA. 056dd First Class Flex Fares, South West Pacific-Canada, USA (except between French Polynesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand and USA) via PA. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 31, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41809-41810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-3720]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2007-28350]


Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period for the Draft 
Air Quality General Conformity Determination (DGCD) for Proposed 
Southwest Airlines Commercial Air Service at San Francisco 
International Airport, San Francisco, CA

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

ACTION: Notice of availability of the Draft Air Quality General 
Conformity Determination and notice of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FAA 
has prepared a Draft General Conformity Determination (DGCD) for 
Proposed Operations of Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) at San 
Francisco International Airport (SFO). In accordance with Section 
176(c) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), FAA has assessed whether the 
emissions that would result from FAA's action in approving the proposed 
operation specifications (OpSpec) for Southwest's proposed operations 
at SFO conform to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP).

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES: The DGCD is available for review until August 30, 2007:
    1. Electronically on the Department of Transportation's Docket 
Management System (DMS) at http://dms.dot.gov/. Do a simple search for 
docket number 28350.
    2. Hard copies are available for review between 9 a.m. and 4:30 
p.m. at SFO at the offices of the City of San Francisco: Planning 
Design & Construction, Singapore/Delta Building, 710 N.

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McDonnell Road, Second Floor, Suite S232, San Francisco, CA 94128.
    3. To request mailed hard copies of the DGCD, contact Ms. Joan 
Seward, All Weather Operations Program Manager ASW-230.1, FAA SW. 
Region, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Forth Worth, TX 76137; telephone: 817-
222-5256; e-mail: Joan.M.Seward@faa.gov.
    You may submit comments, identified by docket number FAA-2007-
28350, by any of the following methods:
    1. By mail to: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001;
    2. By hand delivery to Docket Management Facility 1200 New Jersey 
Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays;
    3. By fax to the Docket Management Facility at 202-493-2251; or
    4. By electronic submission through the DMS Web site at http://
dms.dot.gov/submit/. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for additional 
information about electronic filing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Joan Seward, telephone: 817-222-
5256; e-mail: Joan.M.Seward@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 2, 2007, Southwest submitted a 
request to FAA for approval to re-initiate scheduled passenger service 
at SFO commencing August 26, 2007. Southwest had served SFO until 
February 2001, but discontinued service. As required by Title 14 of the 
Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 119.51), Southwest applied to the 
FAA to amend Southwest's OpSpecs to include SFO, thereby authorizing 
Southwest to conduct scheduled SFO service. The request to the FAA 
detailed Southwest's startup plans, commencing on August 26, 2007, with 
18 daily landing/take-off cycles (LTOs), which would produce emissions 
below the General Conformity de minimis thresholds, and contained other 
information for the FAA to conduct the environmental review required 
under the regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), Section 176(c) of the Clean Air 
Act (CAA) (40 CFR 93.150 et seq.), and by FAA Order 1050.1E 
Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. FAA issued an OpSpec to 
Southwest for this initial level of operations accompanied by a NEPA 
environmental categorical exclusion determining that the 18 daily LTOs 
were below de minimis thresholds and were not regionally significant. 
Southwest wishes to grow their operations to 40 LTOs within 2 years.

Comment Filing Instructions

    All submissions received must include the agency name and docket 
number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN).
    You may submit comments electronically through the DMS Web site at 
http://dms.dot.gov/submit/. You have the option of submitting comments 
either by typing your comment into the DMS or by uploading a previously 
completed comment document as a file. If you upload a file it must be 
in one of the following file format types: MSWord (versions 95-97); 
MSWord for Mac (versions 6-8); Rich Text File (RTF); American Standard 
Code Information Interchange (ASCII)(TXT); Portable Document Format 
(PDF); or WordPerfect (WPD) (versions 7-8). See the Electronic 
Submission Help & Guidelines screen at http://dms.dot.gov/help/es_
help.cfm for additional guidance.
    The FAA will accept comments on the DCGD until August 30, 2007. 
Written comments must be postmarked and electronic submissions received 
by not later than midnight August 30, 2007. After FAA reviews and 
addresses all comments, FAA will publish a notice of availability of 
the Final General Conformity Determination.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2007.
Carol E. Giles,
Acting Director, Flight Standards Service.
[FR Doc. 07-3720 Filed 7-30-07; 8:45 am]
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