Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee, 5969 [E9-2203]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 21 / Tuesday, February 3, 2009 / Notices 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 26, 2009. Carla Mauney, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. E9–2202 Filed 2–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the date, format, and agenda for the meeting. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will hold a meeting on February 25th, 2009. The meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference call. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 25th. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public, Interested persons may listen in on the conference call (see Public Participation at the Meeting) 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.Brayerfaa.gov, or Vicki McCusker, National Park Service, Natural Sounds VerDate Nov<24>2008 12:52 Feb 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO, 80525, telephone: (970) 267–2117, e-mail: Vicki_McCusker@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (NPATMA), enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181, required the establishment of the NPOAG within one year after its enactment. The Act requires that the NPOAG be 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 duties of the NPOAG include providing advice, information, and recommendations to the FAA Administrator and the NPS Director on: Implementation of Public Law 106 181; quiet aircraft technology; other measures that might accommodate interests to visitors of national parks; and at the request of the Administrator and the Director, on safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over national parks or tribal lands. Agenda for the February 25, 2009, NPOAG Meeting The agenda for the meeting will include, but is not limited to, the following: Review of a Strategic Plan for the NPOAG, review and approval of the meeting minutes from the December 1, 2008 NPOAG telephone conference call meeting; discussion on the strawman for a competitive bidding process, and an update on ongoing Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) program projects. Public Participation for the Meeting This NPOAG meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference call. Members of the public will be able to listen in on the proceedings. Information regarding how the public may access this conference call in a ‘‘listen mode’’ will be posted on the FAA’s ATMP Web site (http:// www.atmp.faa.gov) by February 10, 2009. Other supplementary meeting information may also be posted on the ATMP Web site. Record of the Meeting If you are unable to participate in this NPOAG meeting conference call, a PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5969 summary record of the meeting will be made available under the NPOAG section of the FAA’s ATMP Web site at http://www.atmp.faa.gov or through the Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–207, telephone (310) 725–3800. Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on January 26, 2009. Barry S. Brayer, Manager, Special Programs Office, WesternPacific Region. [FR Doc. E9–2203 Filed 2–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board [STB Docket No. AB–33 (Sub-No. 272X)] Union Pacific Railroad Company— Abandonment Exemption—in Kootenai County, ID On January 14, 2009, Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) filed with the Surface Transportation Board a petition under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10903 to abandon a portion of its Coeur d’Alene Industrial Lead between milepost 7.5 near Gibbs, and the end of the line at milepost 8.79 near Coeur d’Alene, a distance of 1.29 miles in Kootenai County, ID.1 The line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Code 83814, and includes no stations. The line does not contain Federally granted rights-of-way. Any documentation in UP’s possession will be made available promptly to those requesting it. The interest of railroad employees will be protected by the conditions set forth in Oregon Short Line R. Co.— bandonment—Goshen, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). By issuance of this notice, the Board is instituting an exemption proceeding pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(b). A final decision will be issued by May 4, 2009. Any offer of financial assistance (OFA) under 49 CFR 1152.27(b)(2) will be due no later than 10 days after 1 According to UP, BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) holds trackage rights authority over the involved line. See The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company—Trackage Rights Exemption—Union Pacific Railroad Company, STB Finance Docket No. 34436 (STB served Dec. 2, 2003). UP states that, in a subsequent filing, BNSF will seek Board authority to discontinue the trackage rights. UP adds that the Board should condition UP’s exercise of the abandonment exemption sought here upon BNSF’s obtaining authority to discontinue its trackage rights on the line. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 21 (Tuesday, February 3, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory 
Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National 
Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour 
Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks 
Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). 
This notification provides the date, format, and agenda for the 
meeting.

Dates and Location:
    The NPOAG ARC will hold a meeting on February 25th, 2009. The 
meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference call. The meeting 
will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 
25th. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public, Interested persons 
may listen in on the conference call (see Public Participation at the 
Meeting)

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.Brayerfaa.gov, or Vicki McCusker, 
National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 
100, Fort Collins, CO, 80525, telephone: (970) 267-2117, e-mail: 
Vicki_McCusker@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (NPATMA), 
enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106-181, required the 
establishment of the NPOAG within one year after its enactment. The Act 
requires that the NPOAG be 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 duties of the NPOAG include providing advice, information, and 
recommendations to the FAA Administrator and the NPS Director on: 
Implementation of Public Law 106 181; quiet aircraft technology; other 
measures that might accommodate interests to visitors of national 
parks; and at the request of the Administrator and the Director, on 
safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour 
operations over national parks or tribal lands.

Agenda for the February 25, 2009, NPOAG Meeting

    The agenda for the meeting will include, but is not limited to, the 
following: Review of a Strategic Plan for the NPOAG, review and 
approval of the meeting minutes from the December 1, 2008 NPOAG 
telephone conference call meeting; discussion on the strawman for a 
competitive bidding process, and an update on ongoing Air Tour 
Management Plan (ATMP) program projects.

Public Participation for the Meeting

    This NPOAG meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference 
call. Members of the public will be able to listen in on the 
proceedings. Information regarding how the public may access this 
conference call in a ``listen mode'' will be posted on the FAA's ATMP 
Web site (http://www.atmp.faa.gov) by February 10, 2009. Other 
supplementary meeting information may also be posted on the ATMP Web 
site.

Record of the Meeting

    If you are unable to participate in this NPOAG meeting conference 
call, a summary record of the meeting will be made available under the 
NPOAG section of the FAA's ATMP Web site at http://www.atmp.faa.gov or 
through the Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region, Federal 
Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009-207, 
telephone (310) 725-3800.

    Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on January 26, 2009.
Barry S. Brayer,
Manager, Special Programs Office, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E9-2203 Filed 2-2-09; 8:45 am]
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