Safety Enhancements, Certification of Airports; Reopening of Comment Period, 20570-20571 [2011-8838]

Download as PDF 20570 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2011 / Proposed Rules organizations to impose minimum penalties for violations, and decertifying noncompliant horse industry organizations. The HPA does not provide APHIS with the authority to implement certain requests in the petition. Specifically, APHIS does not have the authority under the HPA to permanently disqualify horses that have been scarred from soring from competitions, nor does APHIS have the authority to permanently disqualify repeat violators of the HPA. The disqualification provisions and penalty provisions are clearly enumerated in the HPA. You may review the petition and submit comments through the Regulations.gov Web site (see ADDRESSES above for instructions for accessing Regulations.gov). We welcome all comments on the issues outlined in the petition. We are particularly interested in receiving comments regarding those areas where APHIS has existing authority under the HPA. We encourage the submission of scientific data, studies, or research to support your comments and position, including scientific data or research that supports any industry or professional standards that pertain to horse care. We also invite data on the costs and benefits associated with any recommendations. We will consider all comments and recommendations we receive. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1823–1825 and 1828; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.7. Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of April 2011. Gregory L. Parham, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2011–8773 Filed 4–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 139 [Docket No. FAA- 2010–0247; Notice No. 11– 01] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 2120–AJ70 Safety Enhancements, Certification of Airports; Reopening of Comment Period Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); Reopening of comment period. AGENCY: The FAA published a proposed rule on February 1, 2011, to establish minimum standards for SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:03 Apr 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 training of personnel who access the airport non-movement area (ramp and apron) to help prevent accidents and incidents in that area. This proposal would require a certificate holder to conduct pavement surface evaluations to ensure reliability of runway surfaces in wet weather conditions. This proposed action would also require a Surface Movement Guidance Control System (SMGCS) plan if the certificate holder conducts low visibility operations, facilitating the safe movement of aircraft and vehicles in low visibility conditions. Finally, this proposal would clarify the applicability of part 139 and explicitly prohibit fraudulent or intentionally false statements in a certificate application or record required to be maintained. This action reopens the comment period. DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on February 1, 2011, (76 FR 5510) closed on April 4, 2011, and is reopened until May 13, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2010–0247 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 accessing the docket or go to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Langert, AAS–300, Office of Airports, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 493–4529; e-mail kenneth.langert@faa.gov. See the ‘‘Additional Information’’ section for information on how to comment on this proposal and how the FAA will handle comments received. The ‘‘Additional Information’’ section also contains related information about the docket, privacy, and the handling of proprietary or confidential business information. In addition, there is information on obtaining copies of related rulemaking documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 1, 2011, the FAA issued Notice No. 11–01, entitled ‘‘Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports’’ [76 FR 5510]. Comments to that document were to be received on or before April 4, 2011. Historically, the FAA’s Flight Standards Service (AFS) has approved airlines (via Operations Specifications) to depart at visibilities less than runway visual range (RVR) 1200 feet even in cases where the instrument approach procedures are published at landing visibilities above RVR 1200. These departure operations are routinely available where runway centerline lights and RVR equipment are installed. Recently, the FAA Office of Airports (ARP) learned that a number of airport operators may not be aware that lowvisibility approaches and departures have been approved for their airport. Advisory Circular AC 120–57A, Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS) Plans, includes recommendations that airports should follow in low-visibility take-off operations or develop their own similar procedures. The proposed rule would require a SMGCS plan, similar to that described in AC–120–57A, for each certificate holder where departures below RVR 1200 are authorized, as well as where approach minima less than RVR 1200 are published. The FAA would like to ensure all airports and industry associations are fully aware of both AC 120–57A and the proposed rule. For this reason, and in the interest of transparency, the FAA will notify, by letter, airports with E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2011 / Proposed Rules approved low-visibility departures. The reopening of the comment period will allow time for affected airports to receive notice from the FAA, review this NPRM, and adequately assess, prepare, and submit comments on the possible impact of this NPRM. Reopening of Comment Period In accordance with § 11.47(c) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the FAA has determined that re-opening of the comment period is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause exists for taking this action. To accomplish the strategies for providing additional information to the public, the FAA has determined that re-opening the comment period is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause exists for this action. Absent unusual circumstances, the FAA does not anticipate any further extension of the comment period for this rulemaking. Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 11–01 is reopened until May 13, 2011. Additional Information srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS A. Comments Invited The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this proposal, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. The agency may change this proposal in light of the comments it receives. Proprietary or Confidential Business Information: Do not file proprietary or confidential business information in the docket. Such information must be sent or delivered directly to the person identified in the FOR FURTHER VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:03 Apr 12, 2011 Jkt 223001 INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document, and marked as proprietary or confidential. If submitting information on a disk or CD–ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM, and identify electronically within the disk or CD– ROM the specific information that is proprietary or confidential. Under 14 CFR 11.35(b), if the FAA is aware of proprietary information filed with a comment, the agency does not place it in the docket. It is held in a separate file to which the public does not have access, and the FAA places a note in the docket that it has received it. If the FAA receives a request to examine or copy this information, it treats it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The FAA processes such a request under Department of Transportation procedures found in 49 CFR part 7. B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the Internet by— 1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (https://www.regulations.gov); 2. Visiting the FAA’s Regulations and Policies web page at https:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or 3. Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at https:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/. Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–1, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–9680. Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this rulemaking. All documents the FAA considered in developing this proposed rule, including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item (1) above. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2011. James R. White, Deputy Director of Airport Safety and Standards. [FR Doc. 2011–8838 Filed 4–12–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 20571 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 284 [Docket No. RM11–15–000] Bidding by Affiliates in Open Seasons for Pipeline Capacity Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking, DOE. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing revisions to its regulations governing interstate natural gas pipelines to prohibit multiple affiliates of the same entity from bidding in an open season for pipeline capacity in which the pipeline may allocate capacity on a pro rata basis, unless each affiliate has an independent business reason for submitting a bid. The Commission is also proposing that if more than one affiliate of the same entity participates in such an open season, then none of those affiliates may release any capacity obtained in that open season pursuant to a pro rata allocation to any affiliate, or otherwise allow any affiliate to obtain the use of the allowed capacity. DATES: Comments are due May 31, 2011. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and in accordance with the requirements posted on the Commission’s Web site, https://www.ferc.gov. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Agency Web Site: Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format, and not in a scanned format, at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. • Mail/Hand Delivery: Commenters unable to file comments electronically must mail or hand deliver an original copy of their comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. These requirements can be found on the Commission’s Web site, see, e.g., the ‘‘Quick Reference Guide for Paper Submissions,’’ available at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp or via phone from FERC Online Support at (202) 502–6652 or toll-free at 1–866– 208–3676. Instructions: For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-8838]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 139

[Docket No. FAA- 2010-0247; Notice No. 11-01]
RIN 2120-AJ70


Safety Enhancements, Certification of Airports; Reopening of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); Reopening of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: The FAA published a proposed rule on February 1, 2011, to 
establish minimum standards for training of personnel who access the 
airport non-movement area (ramp and apron) to help prevent accidents 
and incidents in that area. This proposal would require a certificate 
holder to conduct pavement surface evaluations to ensure reliability of 
runway surfaces in wet weather conditions. This proposed action would 
also require a Surface Movement Guidance Control System (SMGCS) plan if 
the certificate holder conducts low visibility operations, facilitating 
the safe movement of aircraft and vehicles in low visibility 
conditions. Finally, this proposal would clarify the applicability of 
part 139 and explicitly prohibit fraudulent or intentionally false 
statements in a certificate application or record required to be 
maintained. This action reopens the comment period.

DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on February 1, 2011, 
(76 FR 5510) closed on April 4, 2011, and is reopened until May 13, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA-2010-
0247 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to https://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the 
docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all 
comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the 
individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an 
association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477-19478), as well as at https://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
https://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or go to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of 
the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Langert, AAS-300, Office of 
Airports, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 493-4529; e-mail 
kenneth.langert@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the ``Additional Information'' section 
for information on how to comment on this proposal and how the FAA will 
handle comments received. The ``Additional Information'' section also 
contains related information about the docket, privacy, and the 
handling of proprietary or confidential business information. In 
addition, there is information on obtaining copies of related 
rulemaking documents.

Background

    On February 1, 2011, the FAA issued Notice No. 11-01, entitled 
``Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports'' [76 FR 
5510]. Comments to that document were to be received on or before April 
4, 2011.
    Historically, the FAA's Flight Standards Service (AFS) has approved 
airlines (via Operations Specifications) to depart at visibilities less 
than runway visual range (RVR) 1200 feet even in cases where the 
instrument approach procedures are published at landing visibilities 
above RVR 1200. These departure operations are routinely available 
where runway centerline lights and RVR equipment are installed.
    Recently, the FAA Office of Airports (ARP) learned that a number of 
airport operators may not be aware that low-visibility approaches and 
departures have been approved for their airport. Advisory Circular AC 
120-57A, Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (SMGCS) Plans, 
includes recommendations that airports should follow in low-visibility 
take-off operations or develop their own similar procedures. The 
proposed rule would require a SMGCS plan, similar to that described in 
AC-120-57A, for each certificate holder where departures below RVR 1200 
are authorized, as well as where approach minima less than RVR 1200 are 
published.
    The FAA would like to ensure all airports and industry associations 
are fully aware of both AC 120-57A and the proposed rule. For this 
reason, and in the interest of transparency, the FAA will notify, by 
letter, airports with

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approved low-visibility departures. The reopening of the comment period 
will allow time for affected airports to receive notice from the FAA, 
review this NPRM, and adequately assess, prepare, and submit comments 
on the possible impact of this NPRM.

Reopening of Comment Period

    In accordance with Sec.  11.47(c) of title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations, the FAA has determined that re-opening of the comment 
period is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause 
exists for taking this action. To accomplish the strategies for 
providing additional information to the public, the FAA has determined 
that re-opening the comment period is consistent with the public 
interest, and that good cause exists for this action. Absent unusual 
circumstances, the FAA does not anticipate any further extension of the 
comment period for this rulemaking.
    Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 11-01 is reopened 
until May 13, 2011.

Additional Information

A. Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this 
rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency 
also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, 
or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in 
this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion 
of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and 
include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain 
duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written 
comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should 
submit only one time.
    The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well 
as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this 
proposal, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before 
the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed 
after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without 
incurring expense or delay. The agency may change this proposal in 
light of the comments it receives.
    Proprietary or Confidential Business Information: Do not file 
proprietary or confidential business information in the docket. Such 
information must be sent or delivered directly to the person identified 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document, and 
marked as proprietary or confidential. If submitting information on a 
disk or CD-ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM, and identify 
electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that 
is proprietary or confidential.
    Under 14 CFR 11.35(b), if the FAA is aware of proprietary 
information filed with a comment, the agency does not place it in the 
docket. It is held in a separate file to which the public does not have 
access, and the FAA places a note in the docket that it has received 
it. If the FAA receives a request to examine or copy this information, 
it treats it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552). The FAA processes such a request under Department of 
Transportation procedures found in 49 CFR part 7.

B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the 
Internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (https://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies web page at https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or
    3. Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at https://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680. 
Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this 
rulemaking.
    All documents the FAA considered in developing this proposed rule, 
including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from 
the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item 
(1) above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2011.
James R. White,
Deputy Director of Airport Safety and Standards.
[FR Doc. 2011-8838 Filed 4-12-11; 8:45 am]
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