Notice of Release of an Easement Restriction at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa, AZ, 51462 [2011-21082]

Download as PDF 51462 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Release of an Easement Restriction at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, Mesa, AZ Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Request to Release Airport Land. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of a U.S. Air Force easement restriction covering 52.6 acres of property abutting Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Mesa, Arizona, from all conditions contained in a grant of an easement, since the easement is not needed for civilian airport purposes. In exchange for the easement, the airport will receive 19 acres of land and a new avigation easement. Reuse of the land under the easement will remain compatible and not interfere with the airport or its operation. The interest of civil aviation is properly served by the release. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 19, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments on the request may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Tony Garcia, Airports Compliance Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, Federal Register Comment, 15000 Aviation Blvd., Lawndale, CA 90261. In addition, one copy of the comment submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Mr. Walter Fix, Phoenix-Gateway Airport Authority, 5835 S. Sossaman Road, Mesa, Arizona 85212, Telephone: (480) 988–7709. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), Public Law 10–181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the Secretary may waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by surplus property conveyance deeds or grant agreements. The following is a brief overview of the request: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, Mesa, Arizona requested a release of an easement that was obtained from the U.S. Air Force via an Assignment of Easement on April 14, 1998. The easement covers approximately 52.6 acres of private property. It extends eastward from the airport boundary and is located east of mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Aug 17, 2011 Jkt 223001 Ellsworth Road and north of Pecos Road. Use of the private property east of the airport is restricted by the easement. Relinquishment of the easement will not harm the airport because it is being replaced with a standard avigation easement. The new easement will provide the airport with a continued right for aircraft to fly in the airspace above the private property. It will also prevent interference with airport operations and the erection of obstructions that pose a hazard to aircraft. As compensation, the private land owner will convey 17.53 acres of land at no cost to the Airport Authority that will serve an airport purpose. The land will allow the airport to have a complete runway protection zone for runway end 30R on airport property. Presently, a portion of the RPZ extends beyond the airport boundary to the private property located east of Ellsworth Road. The Airport Authority has agreed to the exchange because the restrictive easement is not needed and will be replaced with an avigation easement. The airport will be additionally compensated with a donation of land that has an immediate airport purpose. The use of the property under the new easement will continue to be used compatibly with the airport and not cause interference with airport operations. The exchange is equitable and the donation of land to the airport clearly serves the interests of civil aviation. By this notice, the FHWA is advising the public of final agency actions subject to 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). A claim seeking judicial review of the Federal agency actions that are covered by this notice will be barred unless the claim is filed on or before February 14, 2012. If the Federal law that authorizes judicial review of a claim provides a time period of less than 180 days for filing such claim, then that shorter time period still applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For FHWA: Mr. Edward Woolford, Environmental Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 2520 West 4700 South, Suite 9A, Salt Lake City, Utah 84118–1880; Telephone: (801) 955–3524; e-mail: Edward.Woolford@dot.gov. The FHWA Utah Division Office’s normal business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Mountain Time). For the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT): Mr. Matt Zundel, 2010 South 2760 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104; Telephone: (801) 887–3421; e-mail: mzundel@utah.gov. The UDOT’s normal business hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (M. Time). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Friday, January 14, 2011, the FHWA published the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register in Volume 76, No. 10, page 2680, for the following highway project in the State of Utah: Tooele County Midvalley Highway Project, To Address Issued in Hawthorne, California, on August Traffic Congestion on UT–36 and at the 10, 2011. I–80 Lake Point interchange through the Year 2030. The proposed action Brian Armstrong, includes capacity improvements to the Manager, Safety and Standards, Airports north-south transportation system in the Division, Western-Pacific Region. Tooele Valley that provide additional [FR Doc. 2011–21082 Filed 8–17–11; 8:45 am] north-south transportation capacity, BILLING CODE 4910–13–P reduce anticipated congestion on SR– 36, and reduce anticipated congestion at DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION the Lake Point interchange with I–80. The actions by the Federal agencies, and Federal Highway Administration the laws under which such actions were taken, are described in the Final Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on Proposed Highway in Utah for the project, approved on January 3, 2011, and in the FHWA Record of AGENCY: Federal Highway Decision (ROD) issued on July 27, 2011, Administration (FHWA), USDOT. and in other documents in the FHWA ACTION: Notice of Limitation on Claims project files. The FEIS, ROD, and other for Judicial Review of Actions by project records are available by FHWA. contacting the FHWA or the UDOT at SUMMARY: This notice announces actions the addresses provided above. The taken by the FHWA that are final within FHWA FEIS and ROD can be viewed and downloaded from the project Web the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 39(l)(1). The site at https:// actions relate to a proposed highway www.midvalleyhighway.com or viewed project, Tooele Midvalley Highway, at public libraries in the project area. from I–80 to State Route 36 Tooele This notice applies to all Federal County, State of Utah. Those actions agencies’ final actions taken after the grant licenses, permits, and approvals issuance date of the FHWA Federal for the project. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 160 (Thursday, August 18, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Release of an Easement Restriction at Phoenix-Mesa 
Gateway Airport, Mesa, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Request to Release Airport Land.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and 
invites public comment on the application for a release of a U.S. Air 
Force easement restriction covering 52.6 acres of property abutting 
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, Mesa, Arizona, from all conditions contained in a 
grant of an easement, since the easement is not needed for civilian 
airport purposes. In exchange for the easement, the airport will 
receive 19 acres of land and a new avigation easement. Reuse of the 
land under the easement will remain compatible and not interfere with 
the airport or its operation. The interest of civil aviation is 
properly served by the release.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 19, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments on the request may be mailed 
or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Tony Garcia, Airports 
Compliance Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports 
Division, Federal Register Comment, 15000 Aviation Blvd., Lawndale, CA 
90261. In addition, one copy of the comment submitted to the FAA must 
be mailed or delivered to Mr. Walter Fix, Phoenix-Gateway Airport 
Authority, 5835 S. Sossaman Road, Mesa, Arizona 85212, Telephone: (480) 
988-7709.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford 
Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), 
Public Law 10-181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be 
published in the Federal Register 30 days before the Secretary may 
waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by surplus 
property conveyance deeds or grant agreements.
    The following is a brief overview of the request:
    Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, Mesa, Arizona requested a 
release of an easement that was obtained from the U.S. Air Force via an 
Assignment of Easement on April 14, 1998. The easement covers 
approximately 52.6 acres of private property. It extends eastward from 
the airport boundary and is located east of Ellsworth Road and north of 
Pecos Road. Use of the private property east of the airport is 
restricted by the easement. Relinquishment of the easement will not 
harm the airport because it is being replaced with a standard avigation 
easement. The new easement will provide the airport with a continued 
right for aircraft to fly in the airspace above the private property. 
It will also prevent interference with airport operations and the 
erection of obstructions that pose a hazard to aircraft. As 
compensation, the private land owner will convey 17.53 acres of land at 
no cost to the Airport Authority that will serve an airport purpose. 
The land will allow the airport to have a complete runway protection 
zone for runway end 30R on airport property. Presently, a portion of 
the RPZ extends beyond the airport boundary to the private property 
located east of Ellsworth Road. The Airport Authority has agreed to the 
exchange because the restrictive easement is not needed and will be 
replaced with an avigation easement. The airport will be additionally 
compensated with a donation of land that has an immediate airport 
purpose. The use of the property under the new easement will continue 
to be used compatibly with the airport and not cause interference with 
airport operations. The exchange is equitable and the donation of land 
to the airport clearly serves the interests of civil aviation.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California, on August 10, 2011.
Brian Armstrong,
Manager, Safety and Standards, Airports Division, Western-Pacific 
Region.
[FR Doc. 2011-21082 Filed 8-17-11; 8:45 am]
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