Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2009, 64006-64007 [E8-25712]

Download as PDF 64006 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 28, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 22, 2008. Elizabeth A. Davidson, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25691 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; National Flight Attendant Duty/Rest/Fatigue Field Study Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In response to a Congressional directive to conduct a flight attendant fatigue study, FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, will initiate a comprehensive analysis of fatigue in flight attendants across a range of operational conditions. DATES: Please submit comments by November 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Mauney on (202) 267–9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Title: National Flight Attendant Duty/ Rest/Fatigue Field Study. Type of Request: New collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Forms(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Affected Public: A total of 210 Respondents. Frequency: The information will be collected daily for one month. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 45 minutes per response. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 4,725 hours. Abstract: In response to a Congressional directive to conduct a flight attendant fatigue study, FAA’s Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, will initiate a comprehensive analysis of fatigue in flight attendants across a range of operational conditions. The specific goals of this project are to systematically assess activity patterns, fatigue, and performance on- and offduty in 210 flight attendants of various levels of seniority from US-based network, low-cost, and regional carriers embarking on domestic and extended international flights. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Oct 27, 2008 Jkt 217001 Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 712, Federal Aviation Administration, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591. 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. ADDRESSES: Issued in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2008. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. E8–25507 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2009 Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces February 2, 2009, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds available under Public Law No. 110–330 to accomplish Airport Improvement Program (AIP)eligible projects that the sponsor previously identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process during the preceding year. If a sponsor does not declare their intention regarding the use of fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds by February 2, 2009, FAA will be unable to take the necessary actions to designate these as ‘‘protected’’ carryover funds; these funds will not be carried over without a legislative enactment that provides an additional AIP authorization and an extension of the FAA’s spending authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund beyond March 31, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Frank J. San Martin, Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division, APP– 500, on (202) 267–3831. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 49 of the United States Code, section 47105(f), provides that the sponsor of each airport to which funds are apportioned shall notify the Secretary by such time and in a form as prescribed by the Secretary, of the sponsor’s intent to apply for the funds apportioned to it (entitlements). This notice applies only to those airports that have had entitlement funds apportioned to them, except those nonprimary airports located in designated Block Grant States. Sponsors intending to apply for any of their available entitlement funds, including those unused from prior years, shall submit by February 2, 2009, a written indication to the designated Airports District Office (or Regional Office in regions without Airports District Offices) that they will advertise, bid, and submit an application prior to February 11, 2009, or by the date established by the designated Airport District or Regional Office. This notice is promulgated to expedite and prioritize the grant-making process. In the past when there has been full-year funding for AIP, the FAA has established a deadline of May 1 for an airport sponsor to declare that it will defer use of its entitlement funding. Considering that Congress has authorized the AIP program only until March 31, 2009, i.e. into the middle of a fiscal year, and uncertainty about additional statutory action before the end of the fiscal year, the FAA is establishing February 2, 2009, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds. The AIP grant program is operating under the requirements of Public Law 110–329, the ‘‘Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009’’, which is a continuing resolution through March 6, 2009, and Public Law 110–330, the ‘‘Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2008, Part II’’, enacted on September 30, 2008, which amends 49 U.S.C. 48103, to extend AIP for a sixmonth period beginning October 1, 2008 and ending on March 31, 2009. The FAA’s expenditure authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund will expire on March 31, 2009, in the absence of an additional statutory extension. Therefore, to avoid the risk of not being able to carryover funds should an additional extension not be enacted, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 28, 2008 / Notices ebenthall on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES and to allow at least three days for accounting processing time, AIP funds should be obligated in FAA’s accounting records on or before March 3, 2009. Sponsors have three options available to them regarding AIP grants during this period. First, sponsors may elect to make an application for a grant based on entitlements currently available to them. Sponsors that elect to take such a grant must submit grant applications to the FAA no later than February 11, 2009, in order to meet the March 3, 2009 obligation deadline. Second, sponsors may elect to wait until after the February 2, 2009 notification date for protection of carryover entitlements. However, if a sponsor does not declare their intention regarding the use of fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds by the February 2, 2009 deadline, FAA will be unable to take the necessary actions to designate these as ‘‘protected’’ carryover funds, and these funds would not be carried over without a legislative enactment that provides additional AIP authorization for fiscal year 2009 and extends the FAA’s spending authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund beyond March 31, 2009. Third, sponsors may elect to declare their intention to carryover the entitlements prior to the February 2, 2009 deadline through sending an acceptable written notification of such intention by February 2, 2009. Unused carryover entitlements that have been deferred will be available in fiscal year 2010 as provided in current law. FAA will then issue discretionary grants from the deferred entitlement funds pursuant to the authority and limitations in section 471 17(f). If a statutory extension beyond March 31, 2009 of the AIP program and the FAA’s authority to make expenditures from the Trust Fund is enacted, additional entitlement funds may be available to sponsors. In that case, airport sponsors who did not previously declare their intention to carryover the entitlements must provide a written indication to the designated Airports District Office (or Regional Office in regions without Airports District Offices) that they will either carryover or use their fiscal year 2009 entitlements by May 1, 2009. SUMMARY: The Board will meet with Christensen Associates at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 6, 2008, in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss Christensen Associates’ independent study entitled Report to the U.S. STB on Competition and Related Issues in the U.S. Freight Railroad Industry. The report assesses the current state of competition in the United States freight railroad industry. The meeting will be open for public observation but not public participation. DATES: The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2008, beginning at 10 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Hearing Room on the first floor of the Board’s headquarters at Patriot’s Plaza, 395 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Dennis Watson, Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs, and Compliance, Telephone: (202) 245– 0234, FIRS: (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In September 2007, the Board awarded a contract to Christensen Associates to conduct an independent study that provides a comprehensive analysis of a wide range of issues including competition, capacity, and the interplay between the two. The report also includes an examination of various regulatory policy alternatives that could lead to changes in the Board’s regulatory approach if necessary. The Board will release the report to the public in early November and will solicit written public comments at that time. This action will not significantly affect either the quality of the human environment or the conservation of energy resources. Issued in Washington, DC on October 21, 2008. Benito DeLeon, Director, FAA Office of Airport Planning and Programming. [FR Doc. E8–25712 Filed 10–27–08; 8:45 am] Dated: October 23, 2008. By the Board, Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. Anne K. Quinlan, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Deadline for Notification of Intent To Use the Airport 
Improvement Program (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary Entitlement 
Funds for Fiscal Year 2009

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces February 
2, 2009, as the deadline for each airport sponsor to notify the FAA 
whether or not it will use its fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds 
available under Public Law No. 110-330 to accomplish Airport 
Improvement Program (AIP)-eligible projects that the sponsor previously 
identified through the Airports Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) process 
during the preceding year. If a sponsor does not declare their 
intention regarding the use of fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds by 
February 2, 2009, FAA will be unable to take the necessary actions to 
designate these as ``protected'' carryover funds; these funds will not 
be carried over without a legislative enactment that provides an 
additional AIP authorization and an extension of the FAA's spending 
authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund beyond March 31, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Frank J. San Martin, Manager, 
Airports Financial Assistance Division, APP-500, on (202) 267-3831.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title 49 of the United States Code, section 47105(f), provides that 
the sponsor of each airport to which funds are apportioned shall notify 
the Secretary by such time and in a form as prescribed by the 
Secretary, of the sponsor's intent to apply for the funds apportioned 
to it (entitlements). This notice applies only to those airports that 
have had entitlement funds apportioned to them, except those nonprimary 
airports located in designated Block Grant States. Sponsors intending 
to apply for any of their available entitlement funds, including those 
unused from prior years, shall submit by February 2, 2009, a written 
indication to the designated Airports District Office (or Regional 
Office in regions without Airports District Offices) that they will 
advertise, bid, and submit an application prior to February 11, 2009, 
or by the date established by the designated Airport District or 
Regional Office.
    This notice is promulgated to expedite and prioritize the grant-
making process. In the past when there has been full-year funding for 
AIP, the FAA has established a deadline of May 1 for an airport sponsor 
to declare that it will defer use of its entitlement funding. 
Considering that Congress has authorized the AIP program only until 
March 31, 2009, i.e. into the middle of a fiscal year, and uncertainty 
about additional statutory action before the end of the fiscal year, 
the FAA is establishing February 2, 2009, as the deadline for each 
airport sponsor to notify the FAA whether or not it will use its fiscal 
year 2009 entitlement funds.
    The AIP grant program is operating under the requirements of Public 
Law 110-329, the ``Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and 
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009'', which is a continuing resolution 
through March 6, 2009, and Public Law 110-330, the ``Federal Aviation 
Administration Extension Act of 2008, Part II'', enacted on September 
30, 2008, which amends 49 U.S.C. 48103, to extend AIP for a six-month 
period beginning October 1, 2008 and ending on March 31, 2009. The 
FAA's expenditure authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund will 
expire on March 31, 2009, in the absence of an additional statutory 
extension. Therefore, to avoid the risk of not being able to carryover 
funds should an additional extension not be enacted,

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and to allow at least three days for accounting processing time, AIP 
funds should be obligated in FAA's accounting records on or before 
March 3, 2009.
    Sponsors have three options available to them regarding AIP grants 
during this period. First, sponsors may elect to make an application 
for a grant based on entitlements currently available to them. Sponsors 
that elect to take such a grant must submit grant applications to the 
FAA no later than February 11, 2009, in order to meet the March 3, 2009 
obligation deadline. Second, sponsors may elect to wait until after the 
February 2, 2009 notification date for protection of carryover 
entitlements. However, if a sponsor does not declare their intention 
regarding the use of fiscal year 2009 entitlement funds by the February 
2, 2009 deadline, FAA will be unable to take the necessary actions to 
designate these as ``protected'' carryover funds, and these funds would 
not be carried over without a legislative enactment that provides 
additional AIP authorization for fiscal year 2009 and extends the FAA's 
spending authority from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund beyond March 
31, 2009. Third, sponsors may elect to declare their intention to 
carryover the entitlements prior to the February 2, 2009 deadline 
through sending an acceptable written notification of such intention by 
February 2, 2009. Unused carryover entitlements that have been deferred 
will be available in fiscal year 2010 as provided in current law. FAA 
will then issue discretionary grants from the deferred entitlement 
funds pursuant to the authority and limitations in section 471 17(f).
    If a statutory extension beyond March 31, 2009 of the AIP program 
and the FAA's authority to make expenditures from the Trust Fund is 
enacted, additional entitlement funds may be available to sponsors. In 
that case, airport sponsors who did not previously declare their 
intention to carryover the entitlements must provide a written 
indication to the designated Airports District Office (or Regional 
Office in regions without Airports District Offices) that they will 
either carryover or use their fiscal year 2009 entitlements by May 1, 
2009.

    Issued in Washington, DC on October 21, 2008.
Benito DeLeon,
Director, FAA Office of Airport Planning and Programming.
[FR Doc. E8-25712 Filed 10-27-08; 8:45 am]
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