Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee To Represent Environmental Concerns, 68023 [2010-27833]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 213 / Thursday, November 4, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee To Represent Environmental Concerns ACTION: Notice. The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public of two vacancies (due to completion of membership on May 30, 2011) on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) for a member representing environmental concerns and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy. DATES: Persons interested in serving on the NPOAG ARC should contact Mr. Barry Brayer at the mailing or e-mail address below in writing on or before December 20, 2010. 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.Brayer@faa.gov, or Karen Trevino, National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80525, telephone (970) 225–3563, e-mail: Karen_Trevino@nps.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181. The Act required the establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. The advisory group was established in March 2001, and is comprised of 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Nov 03, 2010 Jkt 223001 alternating 1-year terms as chairperson of the advisory group. The advisory group provides ‘‘advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator and the Director— (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the amendments made by this title; (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or Tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour management plan; (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the interests of visitors to national parks; and (4) On safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.’’ Members of the advisory group may be allowed certain travel expenses as authorized by section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code, for intermittent Government service. By FAA Order No. 1110–138, signed by the FAA Administrator on October 10, 2003, the NPOAG became an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). FAA Order No. 1110–138, was amended and became effective as FAA Order No. 1110–138A, on January 20, 2006. The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American Tribal concerns. Current members of the NPOAG ARC are: Heidi Williams, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Alan Stephen, fixed-winged air tour operator representative; Elling Halvorson, Papillon Airways, Inc.; Matthew Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International; Chip Dennerlein, Siskiyou Project; Gregory Miller, American Hiking Society; Kristen Brengel, National Parks Conservation Association; Bryan Faehner, National Parks Conservation Association; Rory Majenty, Hualapai Nation; and Ray Russell, Navajo Parks and Recreation. Members with expiring terms are Kristen Brengel and Bryan Faehner from the National Parks Conservation Association representing environmental concerns. Public Participation in the NPOAG ARC In order to retain balance within the NPOAG ARC, the FAA and NPS invite persons interested in serving on the ARC to represent environmental concerns, to contact Mr. Barry Brayer PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68023 (contact information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Requests to serve on the ARC must be made to Mr. Brayer in writing and postmarked or e-mailed on or before December 20, 2010. The request should indicate whether or not you are a member of an association or group representing environmental concerns, or have another affiliation with issues relating to aircraft flights over national parks. The request should also state what expertise you would bring to the NPOAG ARC as related to the vacancy you are seeking to fill (e.g., environmental concerns). The term of service for NPOAG ARC members is 3 years. Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on October 27, 2010. Barry Brayer, NPOAG Chairman, Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2010–27833 Filed 11–3–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2010 0095] Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Invitation for public comments on a requested administrative waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws for the vessel BARCODE. AGENCY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights 
Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee To Represent Environmental 
Concerns

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour 
Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights 
Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide 
continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour 
operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public 
of two vacancies (due to completion of membership on May 30, 2011) on 
the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) for a 
member representing environmental concerns and invites interested 
persons to apply to fill the vacancy.

DATES: Persons interested in serving on the NPOAG ARC should contact 
Mr. Barry Brayer at the mailing or e-mail address below in writing on 
or before December 20, 2010.

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.Brayer@faa.gov, or Karen Trevino, 
National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 
100, Fort Collins, CO 80525, telephone (970) 225-3563, e-mail: Karen_Trevino@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was 
enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106-181. The Act required the 
establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. 
The advisory group was established in March 2001, and is comprised of 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 
chairperson of the advisory group.
    The advisory group provides ``advice, information, and 
recommendations to the Administrator and the Director--
    (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the 
amendments made by this title;
    (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in 
commercial air tour operations over a national park or Tribal lands, 
which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour 
management plan;
    (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the 
interests of visitors to national parks; and
    (4) On safety, environmental, and other issues related to 
commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.''
    Members of the advisory group may be allowed certain travel 
expenses as authorized by section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code, 
for intermittent Government service.
    By FAA Order No. 1110-138, signed by the FAA Administrator on 
October 10, 2003, the NPOAG became an Aviation Rulemaking Committee 
(ARC). FAA Order No. 1110-138, was amended and became effective as FAA 
Order No. 1110-138A, on January 20, 2006.
    The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general 
aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, 
four members representing environmental concerns, and two members 
representing Native American Tribal concerns. Current members of the 
NPOAG ARC are: Heidi Williams, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; 
Alan Stephen, fixed-winged air tour operator representative; Elling 
Halvorson, Papillon Airways, Inc.; Matthew Zuccaro, Helicopter 
Association International; Chip Dennerlein, Siskiyou Project; Gregory 
Miller, American Hiking Society; Kristen Brengel, National Parks 
Conservation Association; Bryan Faehner, National Parks Conservation 
Association; Rory Majenty, Hualapai Nation; and Ray Russell, Navajo 
Parks and Recreation. Members with expiring terms are Kristen Brengel 
and Bryan Faehner from the National Parks Conservation Association 
representing environmental concerns.

Public Participation in the NPOAG ARC

    In order to retain balance within the NPOAG ARC, the FAA and NPS 
invite persons interested in serving on the ARC to represent 
environmental concerns, to contact Mr. Barry Brayer (contact 
information is written above in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).
    Requests to serve on the ARC must be made to Mr. Brayer in writing 
and postmarked or e-mailed on or before December 20, 2010. The request 
should indicate whether or not you are a member of an association or 
group representing environmental concerns, or have another affiliation 
with issues relating to aircraft flights over national parks. The 
request should also state what expertise you would bring to the NPOAG 
ARC as related to the vacancy you are seeking to fill (e.g., 
environmental concerns). The term of service for NPOAG ARC members is 3 
years.

    Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on October 27, 2010.
Barry Brayer,
NPOAG Chairman, Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific 
Region.
[FR Doc. 2010-27833 Filed 11-3-10; 8:45 am]
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