Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV, 62584-62586 [E8-24817]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 62584 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 21, 2008 / Notices the Secretary of Transportation, and through delegation, the FAA Administrator, to exempt a sponsor of a public use airport that has received Federal assistance, from certain Federal requirements in connection with the privatization of the airport by sale or lease to a private party. Specifically, the Administrator may exempt the sponsor from all or part of the requirements to use airport revenues for airport-related purposes, to pay back a portion of Federal grants upon the sale of an airport, and to return airport property deeded by the Federal Government upon transfer of the airport. The Administrator is also authorized to exempt the private purchaser or lessee from the requirement to use all airport revenues for airport-related purposes, to the extent necessary to permit the purchaser or lessee to earn compensation from the operations of the airport. On September 16, 1997, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice of procedures to be used in applications for exemption under Airport Privatization Pilot Program (Notice of final application procedures for the Airport Privatization Pilot program: Application Procedures, 62 FR 48693– 48708 (September 16, 1997) (Notice) (as modified, 62 FR 63211, Nov. 26, 1997). A request for participation in the Pilot Program must be initiated by the filing of either a preliminary or final application for exemption with the FAA. The City of Chicago submitted a preliminary application to the Airport Privatization Pilot Program for Chicago Midway International Airport on September 14, 2006, the filing date of the preliminary application. The preliminary application was posted on the Docket Management System (now Regulations.gov) on September 15, 2006 at Docket No. 2006–25867 and readily available for public review. On October 3, 2006, the FAA informed the City that the application met the procedural requirements for participation in the airport privatization pilot program. This letter, posted on the Docket Management System on October 10, 2006, advised the City that the FAA accepted the application for review and that the City may select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application to the FAA. On October 14, 2008, the City of Chicago filed its final application. The City selected Midway Investment and Development Company LLC (‘‘MIDCo’’) to operate the Airport under a 99-year lease. The City will receive $2.521 billion upon signing the lease. In the final application, the City requested an VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Oct 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 exemption under 49 U.S.C. section 47134(b)(1) to permit the City to use revenue from the lease of airport property for non-airport purposes and under 49 U.S.C. section 47134(b)(2) to forego the repayment of Federal grants; and MIDCo requested an exemption under 49 U.S.C. section 47134(b)(3) to permit MIDCo to earn compensation from the operation of the airport. The purpose of the public meeting scheduled for Saturday, November 8, 2008, is to accept oral comments on the Chicago Midway final application for inclusion in Docket No. 2006–25867. The meeting will be recorded by a court reporter. A transcript of the meeting and any material accepted by the panel during the meeting will be included in the public docket. The Federal panel will not be able to discuss the application or the pending agency decision because the Midway final application is presently before the agency for a decision. Sign and oral interpretation can be made available at the meeting, if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting. The Federal panel will begin accepting comments at 10 a.m. The FAA has determined that the application is substantially complete. As part of its review of the final application, the FAA will consider all comments and written information submitted by interested parties during the 60-day comment period for this notice. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2008. Randall Fiertz, Director, Office of Airport Compliance and Field Operations. [FR Doc. E8–25050 Filed 10–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Clark County, Nevada under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 CFR Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96–52 (1980). On July 10, 2007 (72 FR 40357), the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Clark County under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On September 18, 2008, the FAA approved the McCarran International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved. One Noise Abatement Measure relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement was proposed by the airport operator. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the McCarran International Airport noise compatibility program is September 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David B. Kessler, AICP, Regional Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Pacific Region, Mailing address: P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–2007. Street Address: 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 90261. Telephone 310/725– 3615. Documents reflecting this FM action may be reviewed at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the Noise Compatibility Program for McCarran International Airport, effective September 18, 2008. Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has previously submitted a noise exposure map may submit to the FAA a noise compatibility program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within the area covered by the Noise Exposure Maps. The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties including local communities, government agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel. Each airport noise compatibility program developed in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA’s approval or disapproval of 14 CFR Part 150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following determinations: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 21, 2008 / Notices a. The Noise Compatibility Program was developed in accordance with the provisions and procedures of FAR Part 150; b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses; c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, or adversely affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator prescribed by law. Specific limitations with respect to FAA’s approval of an airport noise compatibility program are delineated in FAR Part 150, section 150.5. Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be submitted to the FAA Airports District Office in Burlingame, California. The Clark County submitted to the FAA on January 17, 2007, the Noise Exposure Maps, descriptions, and other documentation produced during the noise compatibility planning study conducted from October 2002 through June 2006. The McCarran International Airport Noise Exposure Maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on July 10, 2007. Notice of this determination was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2007 (72 FR 40357). The McCarran International Airport study contains a proposed noise VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Oct 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 compatibility program comprised of actions designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions (from 2004 to beyond the year 2009). It was requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this material as a Noise Compatibility Program as described in 49 U.S.C. 47504 of the Act. The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for LAS, effective on June 9, 2008. The FAA began its review of the program on June 9, 2008, and was required by a provision of the Act to approve or disapprove the program within 180 days (other than the use of new or modified flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or disapprove such program within the 180-day period shall be deemed to be an approval of such program. The submitted program contained 22 proposed actions for noise abatement and noise mitigation on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review and determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the Act and FAR Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program was approved, by the Manager of the Airports Division, Western-Pacific Region, effective September 18, 2008. Outright approval was granted for eleven (11) of the 13 noise abatement measures. FAA approved all nine (9) noise mitigation measures. Two Noise Abatement Measures were disapproved. The approved noise abatement measures included: Maintain and clarify the existing informal preferential runway use program: Encourage the use of existing noise abatement flight tracks to ensure that aircraft fly over historic flight corridors: Continue to use designated engine run-up areas at the airport for maintenance purposes: Continue to support the use of general aviation reliever airports in the Clark County Airport System: Continue the biannual noise monitoring program for fixed-wing aircraft and annual noise monitoring for helicopter tour traffic: Conduct a study to determine if the use of advanced navigational technologies could enable pilots to follow more predictable and precise flight tracks, thereby minimizing over flights and noise in areas developed with noisesensitive land uses: Conduct a study to determine the feasibility and noise reduction benefits of establishing continuous descent approach (CDA) procedures at the airport: Conduct a study of the ‘‘distant’’ noise abatement departure profile (NADP) as described in FAA Advisory Circular 91–53A, Noise Abatement Departure Profiles, to determine the potential for reducing PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62585 aircraft noise exposure in the airport environs: Continue to encourage airlines to use quieter aircraft and establish a recognition program for airlines that adhere to the principles of the Department of Aviation’s ‘‘fly quiet and safely’’ program; Continue to support legislation that establishes quieter engine standards for all aircraft types; Continue to pursue the construction of a Southern Nevada Regional Heliport; Expand the public information program related to the NCP for LAS and publish a ‘‘fly quietly and safely’’ program brochure. Approved noise mitigation measures include: Establish a voluntary program to acquire properties developed with airport-incompatible land uses that will be exposed to aircraft noise of DNL 70 dB and higher based on the 2011 noise exposure map; Establish a voluntary program to acquire properties developed with airport-incompatible land uses that will be exposed to aircraft noise of DNL 65–70 dB based on the 2011 noise exposure map and adjacent properties, as appropriate, to prevent neighborhood abandonment; Establish a voluntary sound insulation and/or transaction assistance program for properties developed with airport-incompatible land uses that will be exposed to aircraft noise DNL 65 to DNL 70 based on the 2011 noise exposure map; Continue to work with the Clark County Department of Comprehensive Planning, the City of Henderson Community Development Department, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and other appropriate agencies to amend land use and/or master plans to discourage the introduction of noise-sensitive and otherwise incompatible land uses in areas exposed to aircraft noise of DNL 60 and higher; Continue to support redevelopment in areas exposed to aircraft noise of DNL 65 and higher that are transitioning from noise sensitive land uses to airport-compatible land uses; Update the Airport Environs Overlay District (AEOD) map to reflect changes in aircraft noise patterns that have occurred since the AEOD was last updated, and add a new AE–60 subdistrict; Revisit land use compatibility requirements codified in the AEOD ordinance and update sections of the ordinance, as necessary, to include a new AE–60 subdistrict and to reflect sound attenuation requirements recently adopted as part of the MUOD ordinance; Continue to actively support enforcement of the AEOD through ongoing review of development applications and condition airport related issues as appropriate; Pursue the establishment of airport E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 62586 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 21, 2008 / Notices noise disclosure requirements at the local or state level. FAA disapproved the following two Noise Abatement measures: Continue to support legislation that establishes quieter engine standards for all aircraft types: Request that FAA increase the length of the final straight-in approach segment for arrivals on Runways 1 L, 1 R, 7L and 7R during visual meteorological conditions (VMC). These determinations are set forth, in detail, in the Record of Approval signed by the Manager of the Airports Division, Western-Pacific Region, on September 18, 2008. The Record of Approval, as well as other evaluation materials and the documents comprising the submittal, are available for review at the FAA office listed above and at the administrative offices of the Clark County Department of Aviation. The Record of Approval will be available online at: http://www.faa.gov/ airports_airtraffic/airports/ environmental/airport_noise/part_150/ states/ . Issued in Hawthorne, California, on September 29, 2008. Mark A. McClardy, Manager, Airports Division, Western-Pacific Region, AWP–600. [FR Doc. E8–24817 Filed 10–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield, CA Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by County of Kern, Department of Airports under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, as amended, (Public Law 96–193) (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 CFR Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 9652 (1980). On January 16, 2008, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by County of Kern, Department of Airports under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the Noise VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:06 Oct 20, 2008 Jkt 217001 Compatibility Program for Meadows Field Airport is September 18, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Globa, Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–2007, Telephone: 310/725–3637. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the Noise Compatibility Program for Meadows Field Airport, effective September 18, 2008. Under section 104(a) of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, as amended (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act’’) [recodified as 49 U.S.C. 47504], an airport operator who has previously submitted a Noise Exposure Map may submit to the FAA a Noise Compatibility Program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of additional noncompatible land uses within the area covered by the Noise Exposure Maps. The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties including local communities, government agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel. Each airport noise compatibility program developed in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA’s approval or disapproval of FAR Part 150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following determinations: a. The Noise Compatibility Program was developed in accordance with the provisions and procedures of FAR Part 150; b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses; c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, or adversely affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator prescribed by law. Specific limitations with respect to FAA’s approval of an airport noise compatibility program are delineated in FAR Part 150, section 150.5. Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be submitted to the FAA Airports District Office in Hawthorne, California. The County of Kern, Department of Airports submitted to the FAA on August 28, 2007, the Noise Exposure Maps, descriptions, and other documentation produced during the noise compatibility planning study conducted from October 19, 2005 through August 28, 2007. The Meadows Field Airport Noise Exposure Maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on January 16, 2008. Notice of this determination was published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2008 (73 FR 940 1–9402). The Meadows Field Airport study contains a proposed noise compatibility program comprised of actions designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions (from October 10, 2005 to beyond the year 2010). It was requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this material as a Noise Compatibility Program as described in 49 U.S.C. 47504 (formerly Section 104(b) of the Act). The FAA began its review of the program on June 23, 2008 and was required by a provision of the Act to approve or disapprove the program within 180 days (other than the use of new or modified flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or disapprove such E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for McCarran 
International Airport, Las Vegas, NV

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Clark County, 
Nevada under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise 
Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 
150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of 
Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 
(1980). On July 10, 2007 (72 FR 40357), the FAA determined that the 
noise exposure maps submitted by Clark County under Part 150 were in 
compliance with applicable requirements. On September 18, 2008, the FAA 
approved the McCarran International Airport noise compatibility 
program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved. One 
Noise Abatement Measure relating to new or revised flight procedures 
for noise abatement was proposed by the airport operator.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA's approval of the 
McCarran International Airport noise compatibility program is September 
18, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David B. Kessler, AICP, Regional 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 
Western Pacific Region, Mailing address: P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, 
CA 90009-2007. Street Address: 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, 
California 90261. Telephone 310/725-3615. Documents reflecting this FM 
action may be reviewed at this same location.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given 
its overall approval to the Noise Compatibility Program for McCarran 
International Airport, effective September 18, 2008.
    Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has 
previously submitted a noise exposure map may submit to the FAA a noise 
compatibility program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed 
by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible 
land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within 
the area covered by the Noise Exposure Maps. The Act requires such 
programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected 
parties including local communities, government agencies, airport 
users, and FAA personnel.
    Each airport noise compatibility program developed in accordance 
with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150 is a local program, 
not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for 
that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be 
recommended for action. The FAA's approval or disapproval of 14 CFR 
Part 150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards 
expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following 
determinations:

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    a. The Noise Compatibility Program was developed in accordance with 
the provisions and procedures of FAR Part 150;
    b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the 
goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport 
and preventing the introduction of additional non-compatible land uses;
    c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate 
or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of 
aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or 
intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and
    d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be 
implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating 
safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the 
navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, or adversely 
affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator 
prescribed by law.
    Specific limitations with respect to FAA's approval of an airport 
noise compatibility program are delineated in FAR Part 150, section 
150.5. Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of 
land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by 
itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal 
action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures 
may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an 
environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not 
constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the 
implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures 
covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the 
FAA under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. 
Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be 
submitted to the FAA Airports District Office in Burlingame, 
California.
    The Clark County submitted to the FAA on January 17, 2007, the 
Noise Exposure Maps, descriptions, and other documentation produced 
during the noise compatibility planning study conducted from October 
2002 through June 2006. The McCarran International Airport Noise 
Exposure Maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with 
applicable requirements on July 10, 2007. Notice of this determination 
was published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2007 (72 FR 40357).
    The McCarran International Airport study contains a proposed noise 
compatibility program comprised of actions designed for phased 
implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions (from 
2004 to beyond the year 2009). It was requested that the FAA evaluate 
and approve this material as a Noise Compatibility Program as described 
in 49 U.S.C. 47504 of the Act.
    The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for 
LAS, effective on June 9, 2008. The FAA began its review of the program 
on June 9, 2008, and was required by a provision of the Act to approve 
or disapprove the program within 180 days (other than the use of new or 
modified flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or 
disapprove such program within the 180-day period shall be deemed to be 
an approval of such program.
    The submitted program contained 22 proposed actions for noise 
abatement and noise mitigation on and off the airport. The FAA 
completed its review and determined that the procedural and substantive 
requirements of the Act and FAR Part 150 have been satisfied. The 
overall program was approved, by the Manager of the Airports Division, 
Western-Pacific Region, effective September 18, 2008.
    Outright approval was granted for eleven (11) of the 13 noise 
abatement measures. FAA approved all nine (9) noise mitigation 
measures. Two Noise Abatement Measures were disapproved.
    The approved noise abatement measures included: Maintain and 
clarify the existing informal preferential runway use program: 
Encourage the use of existing noise abatement flight tracks to ensure 
that aircraft fly over historic flight corridors: Continue to use 
designated engine run-up areas at the airport for maintenance purposes: 
Continue to support the use of general aviation reliever airports in 
the Clark County Airport System: Continue the biannual noise monitoring 
program for fixed-wing aircraft and annual noise monitoring for 
helicopter tour traffic: Conduct a study to determine if the use of 
advanced navigational technologies could enable pilots to follow more 
predictable and precise flight tracks, thereby minimizing over flights 
and noise in areas developed with noise-sensitive land uses: Conduct a 
study to determine the feasibility and noise reduction benefits of 
establishing continuous descent approach (CDA) procedures at the 
airport: Conduct a study of the ``distant'' noise abatement departure 
profile (NADP) as described in FAA Advisory Circular 91-53A, Noise 
Abatement Departure Profiles, to determine the potential for reducing 
aircraft noise exposure in the airport environs: Continue to encourage 
airlines to use quieter aircraft and establish a recognition program 
for airlines that adhere to the principles of the Department of 
Aviation's ``fly quiet and safely'' program; Continue to support 
legislation that establishes quieter engine standards for all aircraft 
types; Continue to pursue the construction of a Southern Nevada 
Regional Heliport; Expand the public information program related to the 
NCP for LAS and publish a ``fly quietly and safely'' program brochure.
    Approved noise mitigation measures include: Establish a voluntary 
program to acquire properties developed with airport-incompatible land 
uses that will be exposed to aircraft noise of DNL 70 dB and higher 
based on the 2011 noise exposure map; Establish a voluntary program to 
acquire properties developed with airport-incompatible land uses that 
will be exposed to aircraft noise of DNL 65-70 dB based on the 2011 
noise exposure map and adjacent properties, as appropriate, to prevent 
neighborhood abandonment; Establish a voluntary sound insulation and/or 
transaction assistance program for properties developed with airport-
incompatible land uses that will be exposed to aircraft noise DNL 65 to 
DNL 70 based on the 2011 noise exposure map; Continue to work with the 
Clark County Department of Comprehensive Planning, the City of 
Henderson Community Development Department, the University of Nevada, 
Las Vegas (UNLV), and other appropriate agencies to amend land use and/
or master plans to discourage the introduction of noise-sensitive and 
otherwise incompatible land uses in areas exposed to aircraft noise of 
DNL 60 and higher; Continue to support redevelopment in areas exposed 
to aircraft noise of DNL 65 and higher that are transitioning from 
noise sensitive land uses to airport-compatible land uses; Update the 
Airport Environs Overlay District (AEOD) map to reflect changes in 
aircraft noise patterns that have occurred since the AEOD was last 
updated, and add a new AE-60 subdistrict; Revisit land use 
compatibility requirements codified in the AEOD ordinance and update 
sections of the ordinance, as necessary, to include a new AE-60 
subdistrict and to reflect sound attenuation requirements recently 
adopted as part of the MUOD ordinance; Continue to actively support 
enforcement of the AEOD through ongoing review of development 
applications and condition airport related issues as appropriate; 
Pursue the establishment of airport

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noise disclosure requirements at the local or state level.
    FAA disapproved the following two Noise Abatement measures: 
Continue to support legislation that establishes quieter engine 
standards for all aircraft types: Request that FAA increase the length 
of the final straight-in approach segment for arrivals on Runways 1 L, 
1 R, 7L and 7R during visual meteorological conditions (VMC).
    These determinations are set forth, in detail, in the Record of 
Approval signed by the Manager of the Airports Division, Western-
Pacific Region, on September 18, 2008. The Record of Approval, as well 
as other evaluation materials and the documents comprising the 
submittal, are available for review at the FAA office listed above and 
at the administrative offices of the Clark County Department of 
Aviation. The Record of Approval will be available on-line at: http://
www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/airports/environmental/airport_noise/
part_150/states/ .

    Issued in Hawthorne, California, on September 29, 2008.
Mark A. McClardy,
Manager, Airports Division, Western-Pacific Region, AWP-600.
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