Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower With Associated Base Building and Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9, Replacement/Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, OH, 65590-65591 [E9-29399]

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E9–29402 Filed 12–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–81–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for the Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower With Associated Base Building and Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9, Replacement/Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, OH AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower with Associated Base Building and an Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9, Replacement/Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared, and approved on November 18, 2009, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) with Associated Base Building and an Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9 (ASR–9), Replacement/ Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, (CLE) Cleveland, Ohio. The FAA prepared the Final EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and the FAA’s regulations and guidelines for environmental documents. The Final EA was reviewed and evaluated by the FAA, and was accepted on October 22, 2009 as a Federal document by the FAA’s Responsible Federal Official. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Virginia Marcks, Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Center, AJW–C14D, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Telephone number: (847) 294– 7494. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EA evaluated the construction and operation of a new ATCT and replacement and relocation of the ASR– PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 at CLE. The ATCT would be constructed in the southeast portion of CLE on Taxiway KI and have a maximum height of 325 feet above ground level (AGL). The facility would include a Base Building/Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) Facility, employee parking, security fence and an access road across abandoned Taxiway Q from Postal Road. The facility components will consist of the ATCT cab, tower shaft, Base Building, personnel parking, and guardhouse. The new ATCT and Base Building/TRACON shall be designed to incorporate, as practicable, energy-efficient design, equipment, systems and other measures in their construction in order to reduce energy consumption and improve environmental performance of the new facilities. There will be a maximum of 150 parking spaces for ATCT controllers, the TRACON staff, technical operations staff, administrative personnel, visitors, and Systems Support Center personnel. There will also be a two-story Base Building/ TRACON facility with approximately 45,000SF of space. The tower will have an 850 SF cab and a cab eye level elevation of 305 feet AGL. The total space will accommodate the needed staffing and new communications and surveillance equipment. The ATCI’s water, sewer, and electrical feeds will be extended and connected to the existing utility lines on the airport. Drainage and runoff will be collected for conveyance via the airport’s stormwater drainage system, which is reported by CLE to have excess capacity. The project also includes replacing and relocating the ASR–9 surveillance radar equipment to a location that is adjacent to the future expansion area of the CLE’s Riveredge employee parking lot. Relocation of the ASR–9 is needed because the preferred location for the ATCT lies within the 1,500-foot Clear Area of the airport’s existing ASR–9, and the new ATCT shaft would block the radar antenna’s coverage to the southeast of the airport. The ASR–9 will be relocated to the Riveredge site to provide unobstructed radar coverage of the ASR–9’s 60-mile service area. The base of the ASR–9 tower will be four concrete pylons set on a 30-foot by 30foot grid, with an equipment shelter, HVAC pads, and security fence. Utility feeds will be from adjacent services in the employee parking lot, as well as from the nearby Remote Transmitter/ Receiver (RTR) facility. Access will be via a stub driveway from the existing Riveredge employee parking lot gate. The new ASR–9 will provide enhanced coverage prior to the old ASR–9 being E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 236 / Thursday, December 10, 2009 / Notices shut down. Once the new ASR–9 is up and running, the old ASR–9 will be decommissioned and construction will begin on the new ATCT. The Final EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.’’ In addition, FAA Order 5050.4B, ‘‘National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions’’ has been used as guidance the preparation of the environmental analysis. Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on December 3, 2009. 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PHMSA has received several requests for special permits from pipeline operators who seek relief from compliance with certain pipeline safety regulations. Each request is filed in the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) and has been assigned a separate docket number in the FDMS. Each docket includes any technical analysis or other supporting documentation provided by the requestor, including a description of any alternative measures the operator proposes to take in lieu of compliance. We invite interested persons to participate by reviewing these special permit requests at http://www.Regulations.gov, and by submitting written comments, data or other views. Please include any comments on potential environmental impacts that may result if these special permits are granted. Before acting on these special permit requests, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or before the comments closing date. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (Final 
EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision 
(ROD) for the Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower With Associated 
Base Building and Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9, Replacement/
Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, OH

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) 
and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD) 
for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower with Associated Base 
Building and an Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9, Replacement/
Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Cleveland, Ohio.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared, and approved on 
November 18, 2009, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of 
Decision (ROD) based on the Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA) 
for a Proposed Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) with Associated 
Base Building and an Airport Surveillance Radar, Model 9 (ASR-9), 
Replacement/Relocation at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, 
(CLE) Cleveland, Ohio. The FAA prepared the Final EA in accordance with 
the National Environmental Policy Act and the FAA's regulations and 
guidelines for environmental documents. The Final EA was reviewed and 
evaluated by the FAA, and was accepted on October 22, 2009 as a Federal 
document by the FAA's Responsible Federal Official.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Virginia Marcks, Manager, 
Infrastructure Engineering Center, AJW-C14D, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. 
Telephone number: (847) 294-7494.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EA evaluated the construction and 
operation of a new ATCT and replacement and relocation of the ASR-9 at 
CLE. The ATCT would be constructed in the southeast portion of CLE on 
Taxiway KI and have a maximum height of 325 feet above ground level 
(AGL). The facility would include a Base Building/Terminal Radar 
Approach Control (TRACON) Facility, employee parking, security fence 
and an access road across abandoned Taxiway Q from Postal Road. The 
facility components will consist of the ATCT cab, tower shaft, Base 
Building, personnel parking, and guardhouse. The new ATCT and Base 
Building/TRACON shall be designed to incorporate, as practicable, 
energy-efficient design, equipment, systems and other measures in their 
construction in order to reduce energy consumption and improve 
environmental performance of the new facilities. There will be a 
maximum of 150 parking spaces for ATCT controllers, the TRACON staff, 
technical operations staff, administrative personnel, visitors, and 
Systems Support Center personnel. There will also be a two-story Base 
Building/TRACON facility with approximately 45,000SF of space. The 
tower will have an 850 SF cab and a cab eye level elevation of 305 feet 
AGL. The total space will accommodate the needed staffing and new 
communications and surveillance equipment. The ATCI's water, sewer, and 
electrical feeds will be extended and connected to the existing utility 
lines on the airport. Drainage and runoff will be collected for 
conveyance via the airport's stormwater drainage system, which is 
reported by CLE to have excess capacity.
    The project also includes replacing and relocating the ASR-9 
surveillance radar equipment to a location that is adjacent to the 
future expansion area of the CLE's Riveredge employee parking lot. 
Relocation of the ASR-9 is needed because the preferred location for 
the ATCT lies within the 1,500-foot Clear Area of the airport's 
existing ASR-9, and the new ATCT shaft would block the radar antenna's 
coverage to the southeast of the airport. The ASR-9 will be relocated 
to the Riveredge site to provide unobstructed radar coverage of the 
ASR-9's 60-mile service area. The base of the ASR-9 tower will be four 
concrete pylons set on a 30-foot by 30-foot grid, with an equipment 
shelter, HVAC pads, and security fence. Utility feeds will be from 
adjacent services in the employee parking lot, as well as from the 
nearby Remote Transmitter/Receiver (RTR) facility. Access will be via a 
stub driveway from the existing Riveredge employee parking lot gate. 
The new ASR-9 will provide enhanced coverage prior to the old ASR-9 
being

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shut down. Once the new ASR-9 is up and running, the old ASR-9 will be 
decommissioned and construction will begin on the new ATCT.
    The Final EA has been prepared in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and FAA Order 
1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.'' In 
addition, FAA Order 5050.4B, ``National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) 
Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions'' has been used as 
guidance the preparation of the environmental analysis.

    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on December 3, 2009.
Virginia Marcks,
Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Center, Chicago, AJW-C14D Federal 
Aviation Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-29399 Filed 12-9-09; 8:45 am]
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