Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee-Representatives of Environmental Concerns, 61202-61203 [07-5322]

Download as PDF 61202 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 208 / Monday, October 29, 2007 / Notices Please submit comments by November 28, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney at Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: Reporting of Information Using Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins. Type of Request: Approval of a new collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Form(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: An estimated 1,120 respondents. Frequency: This information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 5 minutes per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 933 hour annually. Abstract: The FAA issues Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIBs) to alert, educate, and make recommendations to the aviation community and individual aircraft owners and operators about ways to improve the safety of a product. It contains non-regulatory information and guidance that is advisory; recommended actions or inspections; and may include a request for voluntary reporting of results from those actions/inspections. This reported information is used to help the FAA assess whether a potential unsafe condition warrants issuance of an airworthiness directive (AD). ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Oct 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2007. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. 07–5362 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 9, 2007, vol. 72, no. 130, page 37305. This project involves collecting data from individual applicants who have recently taken, for the first time, and passed an oral and/or practical Airframe and/or Powerplant (A and/or P) Mechanic Certification test. DATES: Please submit comments by November 28, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney at Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: 2008 Newly Certificated Airframe and/or Powerplant Mechanics: Assessment of the Mechanic’s Practical Test Program. Type of Request: Approval of a new collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Forms(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: An estimated 2,200 respondents. Frequency: This information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 1 hour per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 2,200 hours annually. Abstract: This project involves collecting data from individual applicants who have recently taken, for the first time, and passed an oral and/ or practical Airframe and/or Powerplant (A and/or P) Mechanic Certification test. The goal of this effort is ‘‘to reduce the number of fatal accidents in general PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aviation’’ by identifying areas of concerns so that the FAA may affect corrections in FAA policy, guidance material, and FAA-sponsored programs in order to improve the overall quality of the designated mechanic examiner oral and/or practical test program. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.cop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–6974. 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 October 23, 2007. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. 07–5363 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee— Representatives of Environmental Concerns ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public of two vacancies (due to completion of membership on May 30, 2008), on the E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 208 / Monday, October 29, 2007 / Notices NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)) for representatives of environmental concerns and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancies. DATES: Persons interested in serving on the NPOAG ARC should contact Mr. Barry Bryer in writing and postmarked or e-mailed on or before December 5, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Brayer, AWP–1SP, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–2007, telephone: (310) 725–3800, e-mail: Barry.Brayer@faa.gov or Karen Trevino, National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80525, telephone (970) 225–3563, e-mail: karen_Trevino@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181. The Act required the establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. The advisory group is comprised of a balanced group of representatives of general aviation, commercial air tour operations, environmental concerns, and Native American tribes. The Administrator of the FAA and the Director of NPS (or their designees) serve as ex officio members of the group. Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve alternating 1-year terms as chairman of the advisory group. The advisory group provides ‘‘advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator and the Director— (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the amendments made by this title; (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour management plan; (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the interests of visitors to national parks; and (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.’’ Members of the advisory group may be allowed certain travel expenses as authorized by Section 5703 of Title 5, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Oct 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 United States Code, for intermittent Government service. By FAA Order No. 1110–138, signed by the FAA Administrator on October 10, 2003, the NPOAG became an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). FAA Order No. 1110–138, was amended and became effective as FAA Order No. 1110–138A, on January 20, 2006. The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American interests. Current members of the NPOAG ARC are: Heidi Williams, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Alan Stephen, fixed-winged air tour operator representative; Elling Halvorson, Papillon Airways, Inc.; Matthew Zuccaro, Helicopters Association International.; Chip Dennerlein, Siskiyou Project; Greg Miller, American Hiking Society; Mark Peterson, National Audubon Society; Don Barger, National Parks Conservation Association; Rory Majenty, Hualapai Nation; and Richard Deertract, Taos Pueblo. Public Participation in the NPOAG ARC In order to retain balance within the NPOAG ARC, the FAA and NPS invite persons interested in serving on the ARC to represent environmental concerns, to contact Mr. Barry Brayer (contact information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Requests to serve on the ARC must be made to Mr. Brayer in writing and postmarked or e-mailed on or before December 5, 2007. The request should indicate whether or not you are a member of an association or group related to environmental issues or concerns or have another affiliation with issues relating to aircraft flights over national parks. The request should also state what expertise you would bring to the NPOAG ARC as related to environmental concerns. The term of service for NPOAG ARc members is 3 years. Issued in Hawthorne, CA on October 22, 2007. Barry Brayer, Manager, Special Programs Staff, WesternPacific Region. [FR Doc. 07–5322 Filed 10–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61203 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Klamath Falls Airport, Klamath Falls, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request to release airport property. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Klamath Falls Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2). DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 28, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Airports Division, Seattle Airports District Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Suite 250, Renton, Washington 98057–3356. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Derek Martin, Airport Director, at the following address: Klamath Falls Airport, 6775 Arnold Avenue, Klamath Falls, OR 97603. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Trang D. Tran, Civil Engineer, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Seattle Airports District Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Suite 250, Renton, Washington 98057– 3356. The request to release property may be reviewed, by appointment, in person at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA invites public comment on the request to release property at the Klamath Falls Airport under the provisions of the AIR 21 (49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2)). On October 16, 2007, the FAA determined that the request to release property at Klamath Falls Airport submitted by the airport meets the procedural requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA may approve the request, in whole or in part, no later than November 28, 2007. The following is a brief overview of the request: Klamath Falls Airport is proposing the release of approximately 7.89 acres of airport property to the State of Oregon. The revenue generated from the land release will be used to fund Airport Improvement Projects. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights 
Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee--Representatives of 
Environmental Concerns

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour 
Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights 
Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide 
continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour 
operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public 
of two vacancies (due to completion of membership on May 30, 2008), on 
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NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC)) for 
representatives of environmental concerns and invites interested 
persons to apply to fill the vacancies.

DATES: Persons interested in serving on the NPOAG ARC should contact 
Mr. Barry Bryer in writing and postmarked or e-mailed on or before 
December 5, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Brayer, AWP-1SP, Special 
Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region 
Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2007, telephone: 
(310) 725-3800, e-mail: Barry.Brayer@faa.gov or Karen Trevino, National 
Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 100, 
Fort Collins, CO 80525, telephone (970) 225-3563, e-mail: karen--
Trevino@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was 
enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106-181. The Act required the 
establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. 
The advisory group is comprised of a balanced group of representatives 
of general aviation, commercial air tour operations, environmental 
concerns, and Native American tribes. The Administrator of the FAA and 
the Director of NPS (or their designees) serve as ex officio members of 
the group. Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve 
alternating 1-year terms as chairman of the advisory group.
    The advisory group provides ``advice, information, and 
recommendations to the Administrator and the Director--
    (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the 
amendments made by this title;
    (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in 
commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, 
which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour 
management plan;
    (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the 
interests of visitors to national parks; and
    (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, 
environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour 
operations over a national park or tribal lands.''
    Members of the advisory group may be allowed certain travel 
expenses as authorized by Section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code, 
for intermittent Government service.
    By FAA Order No. 1110-138, signed by the FAA Administrator on 
October 10, 2003, the NPOAG became an Aviation Rulemaking Committee 
(ARC). FAA Order No. 1110-138, was amended and became effective as FAA 
Order No. 1110-138A, on January 20, 2006.
    The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general 
aviation, three members representing the air tour industry, four 
members representing environmental concerns, and two members 
representing Native American interests. Current members of the NPOAG 
ARC are: Heidi Williams, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Alan 
Stephen, fixed-winged air tour operator representative; Elling 
Halvorson, Papillon Airways, Inc.; Matthew Zuccaro, Helicopters 
Association International.; Chip Dennerlein, Siskiyou Project; Greg 
Miller, American Hiking Society; Mark Peterson, National Audubon 
Society; Don Barger, National Parks Conservation Association; Rory 
Majenty, Hualapai Nation; and Richard Deertract, Taos Pueblo.

Public Participation in the NPOAG ARC

    In order to retain balance within the NPOAG ARC, the FAA and NPS 
invite persons interested in serving on the ARC to represent 
environmental concerns, to contact Mr. Barry Brayer (contact 
information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). 
Requests to serve on the ARC must be made to Mr. Brayer in writing and 
postmarked or e-mailed on or before December 5, 2007. The request 
should indicate whether or not you are a member of an association or 
group related to environmental issues or concerns or have another 
affiliation with issues relating to aircraft flights over national 
parks. The request should also state what expertise you would bring to 
the NPOAG ARC as related to environmental concerns. The term of service 
for NPOAG ARc members is 3 years.

    Issued in Hawthorne, CA on October 22, 2007.
Barry Brayer,
Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 07-5322 Filed 10-26-07; 8:45 am]
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