Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield, CA, 40011-40012 [E8-15550]

Download as PDF 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. 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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 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 40012 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 134 / Friday, July 11, 2008 / Notices The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for Meadows Field Airport, effective on June 23, 2008. The airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise compatibility program under section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to FAR Part 150 requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before December 19, 2008. The FAA’s detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 150, section 150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing noncompatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. AD comments relating to these factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the noise exposure maps and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, National Headquarters, Planning and Environmental Division, APP–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 621, Washington, DC 20591. Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Office, Airports Division, Room 3012, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 90261. Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Room 3000, Hawthorne, California 90261. Mr. Jack Gotcher, Meadows Field Airport, 3701 Wings Way, Suite 300, Bakersfield, California 93308. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jul 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 Issued in Hawthorne, California on June 23, 2008. Mark A. McClardy, Manager, Airports Division, AWP–600, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E8–15550 Filed 7–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Anchorage, Alaska Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for the proposed Seward Highway to Glenn Highway (Highwayto-Highway) project in Anchorage, Alaska. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Vanderhoof, Division Environmental Coordinator, Federal Highway Administration, Alaska Division, 709 West 9th Street, Room 851, Juneau, AK 99802, Phone: 907– 586–7464; Fax: 907–586–7420; e-mail: michael.vanderhoof@dot.gov or Jerry Ruehle, Central Region Environmental Coordinator; Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities; 4111 Aviation Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502; Phone: (907) 269–0534; Fax: (907) 243–6927; e-mail: jerry.ruehle@alaska.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in cooperation with the Municipality of Anchorage, propose to improve the connection between the Seward and Glenn Highways (State Route Number 1) in Anchorage, Alaska. The facilities needing improvement are part of the National Highway System (NHS) and are designated as Interstate Highway Routes. The proposed project is identified in the adopted Anchorage Metropolitan Area Transportation Solutions’ ‘‘Anchorage Bowl Long Range Transportation Plan’’ (LRTP) (2007). The LRTP conducted extensive public involvement and studied the existing transportation problems, planned development patterns, and resultant transportation needs in Anchorage which led to identification of the Highway-to-Highway project in the plan. The Highway-to-Highway improvements are considered necessary to address capacity, travel demand, PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 safety, and system linkage to major destinations and freight mobility on the existing Seward Highway and Glenn Highway NHS routes. These NHS routes provide access to major employment centers in downtown and midtown Anchorage and major intermodal port, rail, and airport facilities. The Seward and Glenn Highway NHS routes are divided highways coming into the center of Anchorage, which transition to urban arterial streets with connecting roads, stop lights, and commercial and residential access. The urban arterial segments of the routes are characterized by high travel demand, congestion, and resulting safety issues caused by traffic levels that have exceeded the capacity of the existing arterial street network. Alternatives under consideration include: (1) Taking no action; (2) transportation system management and transportation demand management; (3) transit; (4) connecting the Seward Highway and Glenn Highways on a new alignment; (5) upgrading the Seward Highway and Glenn Highway NHS routes on their existing alignments; and (6) multi-modal options combining elements of alternatives 2 through 5. Incorporated into and studied with the various build alternatives will be design variations of facility type, number of lanes, grade, and alignment. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this project. Coordination with Cooperating and Participating Agencies and the public will be conducted in accordance with Section 6002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU), 23 U.S.C. 139. A coordination plan will be prepared to describe the EIS process, identify roles and responsibilities, and explain the project schedule and key coordination points. A series of public meetings will be held in Anchorage over the course of the project. Formal scoping meetings will be held in Anchorage on July 29th and 31st 2008 and an agency scoping meeting will be held in mid-August. While the project team will take comments throughout the development of the project, formal scoping comments should be submitted within 90 days of this notice. Additional meetings and other opportunities to provide input on the project will be provided as the project develops. A public hearing will be held on the draft EIS. The draft EIS will be available for public and agency review and comment prior to the public E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 134 (Friday, July 11, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40011-40012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15550]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for 
Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 non-compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional 
non-compatible uses.

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    The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for 
Meadows Field Airport, effective on June 23, 2008. The airport operator 
has requested that the FAA review this material and that the noise 
mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airport and 
surrounding communities, be approved as a noise compatibility program 
under section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted 
material indicates that it conforms to FAR Part 150 requirements for 
the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review 
will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The 
formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be 
completed on or before December 19, 2008.
    The FAA's detailed evaluation will be conducted under the 
provisions of 14 CFR Part 150, section 150.33. The primary 
considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed 
measures may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue 
burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are 
reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing non-
compatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional 
noncompatible land uses.
    Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program 
with specific reference to these factors. AD comments relating to these 
factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use 
authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. 
Copies of the noise exposure maps and the proposed noise compatibility 
program are available for examination at the following locations:

Federal Aviation Administration, National Headquarters, Planning and 
Environmental Division, APP-400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 
621, Washington, DC 20591.
Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Office, 
Airports Division, Room 3012, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, 
California 90261.
Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, 
15000 Aviation Boulevard, Room 3000, Hawthorne, California 90261.
Mr. Jack Gotcher, Meadows Field Airport, 3701 Wings Way, Suite 300, 
Bakersfield, California 93308.

    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California on June 23, 2008.
 Mark A. McClardy,
Manager, Airports Division, AWP-600, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E8-15550 Filed 7-10-08; 8:45 am]
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