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[FR Doc. 2011–5121 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W1–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:54 Mar 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Actions Related to the Renewal of a Launch Operator License for Delta II Expendable Launch Vehicles at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of availability of the FONSI. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347 (as amended), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of a FONSI, based on the analysis and findings of the May 1988 United States Air Force (USAF) Medium Launch Vehicle Environmental Assessment (EA), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida. The 1988 EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of renovating Launch Complex (LC)–17 and other support facilities at CCAFS to support 12 annual launches of the Delta II vehicle. USAF issued a FONSI, which concluded that the environmental impacts associated with their Proposed Action would not significantly impact the quality of the human environment, and therefore the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was not required. Under the FAA’s Proposed Action as stated in the FONSI, the FAA would renew a Launch Operator License to Orbital Sciences Corporation for the continued operation of Delta II expendable launch vehicles at CCAFS. A Launch Operator License would authorize launches of Delta II vehicles over the 5-year term of the license. In accordance with the requirements of FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, paragraph 410, the FAA has independently evaluated the information contained in the 1988 EA and has verified the continued validity of the analysis contained in the EA. The FAA has determined that the 1988 EA sufficiently addresses the concerns of the FAA and complies with FAA requirements for implementing NEPA as stated in FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The FAA has determined that there is no new information or analysis that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12403 would require preparation of a new or supplemental EA or EIS according to the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(1)). Therefore, the FAA issues the FONSI concurring with the analysis of impacts and findings in the 1988 EA and formally adopts the EA in compliance with the requirements of 40 CFR 1506.3 to support renewing a Launch Operator License to Boeing for the continued operation of Delta II expendable launch vehicles at CCAFS. The 1988 EA is incorporated by reference and is summarized as necessary in the FONSI. The FAA has posted the FONSI on the Internet at https://www.faa.gov/about/ office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental Program Lead, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 325, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–5924; Email daniel.czelusniak@faa.gov. Issued in Washington, DC on March 1, 2011. Michael McElligott, Manager, Space Systems Development Division. [FR Doc. 2011–5113 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Actions Related to the Renewal of a Launch Operator License for Pegasus Expendable Launch Vehicles at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the FONSI. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347 (as amended), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of a FONSI, based on the analysis and findings of the January 2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment (EA) for Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia (hereafter referred to as the 2005 EA). The 2005 EA evaluates the potential SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 12404 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2011 / Notices srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES environmental impacts of recurring activities and proposed future actions at Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). Under the Proposed Action in the 2005 EA, NASA would construct new facilities, demolish old facilities, and improve existing facilities at WFF. In addition, NASA would expand operations at WFF while continuing existing operations. Operations activities considered in the 2005 EA included rocket launches of multiple vehicle types, including the Pegasus vehicle, among other flightrelated activities. Under the FAA’s Proposed Action as stated in the FONSI, the FAA would renew a Launch Operator License to Orbital Sciences Corporation for the continued operation of Pegasus expendable launch vehicles at WFF. A launch operator license would authorize launches of Pegasus vehicles over the 5-year term of the license. In accordance with the requirements of FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, paragraph 410, the FAA has independently evaluated the information contained in the 2005 EA and has verified the continued validity of the analysis contained in the EA. The FAA has determined that the 2005 EA sufficiently addresses the concerns of the FAA and complies with FAA requirements for implementing NEPA as stated in FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1. The FAA has determined that there is no new information or analysis that would require preparation of a new or supplemental EA or Environmental Impact Statement according to the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(1)). Therefore, the FAA issues the FONSI concurring with the analysis of impacts and findings in the 2005 EA and formally adopts the EA in compliance with the requirements 40 CFR 1506.3 to support renewing a Launch Operator License to Orbital Sciences Corporation for the continued operation of Pegasus expendable launch vehicles at WFF. The 2005 EA is incorporated by reference and is summarized as necessary in the FONSI. NASA has posted the 2005 EA on the internet at https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code250/docs/ Final%20Site-Wide%20EA.pdf. The FAA has posted the FONSI on the internet at https://www.faa.gov/about/ office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/. Mr. Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental Program Lead, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 325, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–5924; Email daniel.czelusniak@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:54 Mar 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Washington, DC on March 1, 2011. Michael McElligott, Manager, Space Systems Development Division. [FR Doc. 2011–5104 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice; JacksonEvers International Airport, Jackson, MS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. Federal Aviation Administration SUMMARY: AGENCY: Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee Pursuant to section 10(A)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the FAA Research, Engineering and Development (R,E&D) Advisory Committee. Federal Aviation Administration. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of meeting. Name: Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee. Time and Date: April 20, 2011—9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Place: Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW—Round Room (10th Floor), Washington, DC 20591. Purpose: The meeting agenda will include receiving from the Committee guidance for FAA’s research and development investments in the areas of air traffic services, airports, aircraft safety, human factors and environment and energy. Attendance is open to the interested public but seating is limited. Persons wishing to attend the meeting or obtain information should contact Gloria Dunderman at (202) 267–8937 or gloria.dunderman@faa.gov. Attendees will have to present picture ID at the security desk and be escorted to the Round Room. Members of the public may present a written statement to the Committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2011. Paul Fontaine, Director (A), Research & Technology Development. [FR Doc. 2011–4827 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority for Jackson-Evers International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s determination on the noise exposure maps is February 18, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Linquist, Federal Aviation Administration, Jackson Airports District Office, 100 West Cross Street, Suite B, Jackson, Mississippi 39208– 2307, (601) 664–9893. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds that the noise exposure maps submitted for Jackson-Evers International Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, effective February 18, 2011. Under 49 U.S.C. 47503 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’), an airport operator may submit to the FAA noise exposure maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect such maps. The Act requires such maps to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties in the local community, government agencies, and persons using the airport. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability 
of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Actions Related to 
the Renewal of a Launch Operator License for Pegasus Expendable Launch 
Vehicles at Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the FONSI.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347 (as amended), Council on Environmental 
Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations 
[CFR] parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is 
announcing the availability of a FONSI, based on the analysis and 
findings of the January 2005 National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) Final Site-Wide Environmental Assessment (EA) for 
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia (hereafter referred to as the 2005 
EA). The 2005 EA evaluates the potential

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environmental impacts of recurring activities and proposed future 
actions at Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). Under the Proposed Action in 
the 2005 EA, NASA would construct new facilities, demolish old 
facilities, and improve existing facilities at WFF. In addition, NASA 
would expand operations at WFF while continuing existing operations. 
Operations activities considered in the 2005 EA included rocket 
launches of multiple vehicle types, including the Pegasus vehicle, 
among other flight-related activities. Under the FAA's Proposed Action 
as stated in the FONSI, the FAA would renew a Launch Operator License 
to Orbital Sciences Corporation for the continued operation of Pegasus 
expendable launch vehicles at WFF. A launch operator license would 
authorize launches of Pegasus vehicles over the 5-year term of the 
license.
    In accordance with the requirements of FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, 
paragraph 410, the FAA has independently evaluated the information 
contained in the 2005 EA and has verified the continued validity of the 
analysis contained in the EA. The FAA has determined that the 2005 EA 
sufficiently addresses the concerns of the FAA and complies with FAA 
requirements for implementing NEPA as stated in FAA Order 1050.1E, 
Change 1. The FAA has determined that there is no new information or 
analysis that would require preparation of a new or supplemental EA or 
Environmental Impact Statement according to the CEQ Regulations (40 CFR 
1502.9(c)(1)). Therefore, the FAA issues the FONSI concurring with the 
analysis of impacts and findings in the 2005 EA and formally adopts the 
EA in compliance with the requirements 40 CFR 1506.3 to support 
renewing a Launch Operator License to Orbital Sciences Corporation for 
the continued operation of Pegasus expendable launch vehicles at WFF. 
The 2005 EA is incorporated by reference and is summarized as necessary 
in the FONSI. NASA has posted the 2005 EA on the internet at https://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code250/docs/Final%20Site-Wide%20EA.pdf.
    The FAA has posted the FONSI on the internet at https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental 
Program Lead, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 325, 
Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-5924; E-mail 
daniel.czelusniak@faa.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC on March 1, 2011.
Michael McElligott,
Manager, Space Systems Development Division.
[FR Doc. 2011-5104 Filed 3-4-11; 8:45 am]
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