Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Scoping Meeting; Gnoss Field, Novato, Marin County, CA, 40010-40011 [E8-15209]

Download as PDF 40010 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 134 / Friday, July 11, 2008 / Notices collection of information on the respondents, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Issued in Washington, DC. Todd M. Homan, Director, Office of Aviation Analysis. [FR Doc. E8–15783 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Short Form Environmental Assessment (EA); Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Approval of Documents. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: 17:19 Jul 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on June 19, 2008. James G. Keefer, Manager, Chicago Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. E8–15551 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below. The items in the local airport development project are to: Acquire approximately 18 acres of vacant land, in fee simple title, in the Runway 25 Approach and Runway Protection Zone. Copies of the environmental decision and the Short Form EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Chicago/Rockford International Airport, 60 Airport Drive, Rockford, IL 61109. 2. Division of Aeronautics—Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707. VerDate Aug<31>2005 3. Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 320, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy B. Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, Room 320, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Ms. Hanson can be contacted at (847) 294–7354 (voice), (847) 294–7046 (facsimile) or by e-mail at amy.hanson@faa.gov. Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and Hold Scoping Meeting; Gnoss Field, Novato, Marin County, CA Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent and notice of scoping meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared and considered for the proposed extension of a runway, corresponding taxiway extension, associated levee construction and realignment of drainage, and reprogramming of the GPS Instrument Approach for the extended runway. To ensure that all significant issues related to the proposed action are identified, a public scoping meeting will be held. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Franklin, Environmental Protection Specialist, San Francisco Airports District Office, Federal Aviation Administration, WesternPacific Region, 831 Mitten Road, Room 210, Burlingame, California 94010– 1303, Telephone: (650) 876–2778, extension 614. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lead Agency for the preparation of the EIS is the FAA. The FAA will prepare an EIS to evaluate the following development alternatives and the No Action Alternative as described below. The EIS will determine all environmental impacts, such as and not limited to, noise impacts, impacts on air and water PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 quality, wetlands, ecological resources, floodplains, historic resources, hazardous wastes, socioeconomics, and economic factors. Alternative One—Sponsor’s Proposed Project Runway 13/31 would be extended 1,100 feet to the north from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the airport’s ability to accommodate current and projected airport operations. To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway. Alternative Two Runway 13/31 would be extended 1,100 feet to the south from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the airport’s ability to accommodate current and projected airport operations. To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for Runway 13/31 would be extended to the south from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway. Alternative Three Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north and to the south to bring the runway length from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the airport’s ability to accommodate current and projected airport operations. To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north and to the south to bring the total taxiway length from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 134 / Friday, July 11, 2008 / Notices Alternative Four—No Action Alternative Under this alternative the existing airport would be retained with no improvements. The county would not change the infrastructure of the existing airport and no extensions or associated improvements would be constructed. In addition to this Notice of Intent, the County of Marin, California is issuing a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), per California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) of 1970 Guidelines. The FAA’s EIS and the County’s EIR will be produced concurrently. Public Scoping Meeting: To ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed project are addressed and that all significant issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. A public scoping meeting will be conducted to identify any significant issues associated with the proposed project. One (1) Public Scoping meeting for the general public will be held on August 14, 2008, at the Marin Humane Society Auditorium, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, California. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The FAA and the County will be accepting comments on the scope of both the EIS and EIR at that scoping meeting. Written comments concerning the scope of the EIS and EIR may be mailed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT above, and must be received no later than 5 p.m. PDT, August 29, 2008. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Hawthorne, California on June 27, 2008. Mark A. McClardy, Manager, Airports Division, Western—Pacific Region, AWP–600. [FR Doc. E8–15209 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request to Release Airport Property at the Hondo Municipal Airport, Hondo, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Request to Release Airport Property. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jul 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 land at the Hondo Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21). DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments on this application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. Mike Nicely, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, Airports Division, Texas Airports Development Office, ASW–650, Fort Worth, Texas 76193–0650. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to the Mr. Robert Herrera, City Manager, at the following address: 1600 Avenue M, Hondo, Texas 78861. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Cooks Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Texas Airports Development Office, ASW–650, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76193–0650, Telephone: (817) 222– 5608, e-mail: Steven.Cooks@faa.gov, Fax: (817) 222–5989. The request to release property may be reviewed in person at this same location. The FAA invites public comment on the request to release property at the Hondo Municipal Airport under the provisions of the AIR 21. The following is a brief overview of the request: The City of Hondo requests the release of 30.785 acres of nonaeronautical airport property. The total acreage consists of two tracts. One is a 25.783 acre tract and the second tract is a 5.002 acre tract, for a total of 30.785 acres. The land was acquired by Deed without Warranty from the United States on July 16, 1948. The property to be released will be sold to allow for future development of the airport. Any person may inspect the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon request, inspect the application, notice and other documents relevant to the application in person at the Hondo Municipal Airport, telephone number (830) 426–3378. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on July 1, 2008. James Michael Nicely, Acting Manager, Airports Division. [FR Doc. E8–15552 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40011 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield, CA Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Meadows Field Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 CFR Part 150 by County of Kern, California. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR Part 150 for Meadows Field Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective January 16, 2008, 73 FR 9401. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before December 19, 2008. EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of the start of FAA’s review of the noise compatibility program is June 23, 2008. The public comment period ends August 21, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Globa, Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009–2007, Telephone: 310–725–3637. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for Meadows Field Airport which will be approved or disapproved on or before December 19, 2008. This notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment. 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 reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[FR Doc No: E8-15209]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and 
Hold Scoping Meeting; Gnoss Field, Novato, Marin County, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of intent and notice of scoping meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) will be prepared and considered for the proposed extension of a 
runway, corresponding taxiway extension, associated levee construction 
and realignment of drainage, and reprogramming of the GPS Instrument 
Approach for the extended runway. To ensure that all significant issues 
related to the proposed action are identified, a public scoping meeting 
will be held.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry Franklin, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, San Francisco Airports District Office, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, 831 Mitten Road, Room 
210, Burlingame, California 94010-1303, Telephone: (650) 876-2778, 
extension 614.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Lead Agency for the preparation of the 
EIS is the FAA. The FAA will prepare an EIS to evaluate the following 
development alternatives and the No Action Alternative as described 
below. The EIS will determine all environmental impacts, such as and 
not limited to, noise impacts, impacts on air and water quality, 
wetlands, ecological resources, floodplains, historic resources, 
hazardous wastes, socioeconomics, and economic factors.

Alternative One--Sponsor's Proposed Project

    Runway 13/31 would be extended 1,100 feet to the north from 3,300 
linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the 
airport's ability to accommodate current and projected airport 
operations.
    To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for 
Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north from 3,300 linear feet to 
4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and 
major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension 
against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be 
reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway.

Alternative Two

    Runway 13/31 would be extended 1,100 feet to the south from 3,300 
linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. This length would maintain the 
airport's ability to accommodate current and projected airport 
operations.
    To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for 
Runway 13/31 would be extended to the south from 3,300 linear feet to 
4,400 linear feet. There would be associated levee construction and 
major realignment of drainage in order to protect the runway extension 
against flooding. The GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be 
reprogrammed to accommodate the extension of the runway.

Alternative Three

    Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north and to the south to 
bring the runway length from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. 
This length would maintain the airport's ability to accommodate current 
and projected airport operations.
    To compliment the runway extension, the corresponding taxiway for 
Runway 13/31 would be extended to the north and to the south to bring 
the total taxiway length from 3,300 linear feet to 4,400 linear feet. 
There would be associated levee construction and major realignment of 
drainage in order to protect the runway extension against flooding. The 
GPS instrument approach for Runway 13/31 would be reprogrammed to 
accommodate the extension of the runway.

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Alternative Four--No Action Alternative

    Under this alternative the existing airport would be retained with 
no improvements. The county would not change the infrastructure of the 
existing airport and no extensions or associated improvements would be 
constructed.
    In addition to this Notice of Intent, the County of Marin, 
California is issuing a Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft 
Environmental Impact Report (EIR), per California Environmental Quality 
Act (CEQA) of 1970 Guidelines. The FAA's EIS and the County's EIR will 
be produced concurrently.
    Public Scoping Meeting: To ensure that the full range of issues 
related to the proposed project are addressed and that all significant 
issues are identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all 
interested parties. A public scoping meeting will be conducted to 
identify any significant issues associated with the proposed project.
    One (1) Public Scoping meeting for the general public will be held 
on August 14, 2008, at the Marin Humane Society Auditorium, 171 Bel 
Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, California. The meeting will be held from 6:30 
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The FAA and the County 
will be accepting comments on the scope of both the EIS and EIR at that 
scoping meeting.
    Written comments concerning the scope of the EIS and EIR may be 
mailed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT above, and must be received no later than 5 p.m. 
PDT, August 29, 2008.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California on June 27, 2008.
Mark A. McClardy,
Manager, Airports Division, Western--Pacific Region, AWP-600.
 [FR Doc. E8-15209 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]
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