Public Meeting in Midwest City, OK, for the Proposed Keystone XL Project; Correction, 55157-55158 [2011-22690]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 6, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 7574] Final Public Meeting in Washington, DC for the Proposed Keystone XL Project Department of State. Notice of final public meeting in Washington, DC for the proposed Keystone XL project. AGENCY: ACTION: Following the release of the final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Executive Order 13337 calls on the Secretary of State, or her designee, to determine if issuance of a Presidential Permit to the applicant would serve the national interest. This decision on the application will take into account a wide range of factors, including environmental, economic, energy security, foreign policy, and pipeline safety concerns. No decision will be made until the completion of this thorough review process. The Department expects to make a decision on whether to grant or deny the Permit before the end of the year. As part of the review and analysis of the national interest, on August 26, 2011 the U.S. Department of State announced public meetings to be held along the proposed pipeline route in the Federal Register on pages 53525 and 53526 (volume 76, number 166). These meetings will provide opportunities for the public to comment on the project and the comments will be considered in the final decision. In addition to these meetings along the pipeline route, a final meeting will be held in Washington, DC. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Friday, October 7, 2011 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia 20004; 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Procedures for Public Meetings Speakers: All members of the public are welcome to attend the meetings and state their comments for the administrative record. Persons who want to speak at the meeting will need to sign up in person at the entrance of the meeting venue and be given a number. The order of speakers will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the sign-up sheet. Those wishing to speak must be present when their name or number is called or they will forfeit their time. Comments: Remarks made at the meetings will be recorded, transcribed, and entered into the administrative VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Sep 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 record for the State Department’s consideration of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Each speaker will be allowed 3–5 minutes to make remarks, depending on the number of people who sign up to speak. Speakers will be asked to state their name and any organization with which they are affiliated. Depending on attendance, it may not be possible for all those who sign up to have the opportunity to speak. The State Department encourages individuals who do not have the opportunity to speak or who are unable to complete their comments in the allotted time to submit comments on the national interest determination in written form. A State Department official will be available to accept written comments, and a summary of all comments will be incorporated in the record of decision for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Department will also accept written comments on the national interest determination beginning on the date the final Environmental Impact Statement is issued. In order to ensure that comments are processed and considered before the decision is made on the permit application, all comments must be submitted by midnight on October 9, 2011. Purpose: These meetings are an opportunity for the public to express views on all aspects of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Participants are encouraged to recount information illustrating their view about whether the issuance of a Presidential Permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project is in the U.S. national interest. Presiding Officer: The meetings will be chaired by a senior official from the U.S. Department of State. At the beginning of the meeting, the presiding officer will explain the status of the application for the permit and the Department’s process for making a decision on the Permit, but will not answer questions. The presiding officer or an assistant will announce the name of each speaker from the sign-up list. Protocol: We ask attendees to respect the meeting procedures in order to ensure a constructive information gathering session. No signs or banners will be allowed inside the meeting venue. The presiding officer will use his/her discretion to conduct the meeting in an orderly manner. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A comprehensive description of the proposed Project and up-to-date information regarding the public meetings are available at http:// www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov. The final Environmental Impact Statement, PO 00000 Frm 00160 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55157 including a summary of public comments received during two prior public comment periods, will also be available online. Comments can be submitted by the following methods: Online at http:// www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov; e-mail at keystonexl-nid@cardno.com; fax at 206–269–0098; or mailed to the following address: Alexander Yuan, Keystone XL EIS Project, P.O. Box 96503–98500, Washington, DC 20090– 6503. As noted above, in order for comments to be considered they must be submitted by midnight on October 9, 2011. Media Contacts: Please contact Wendy Nassmacher at 202–647–6664 or via e-mail at NassmacherWL@state.gov. Dated: August 30, 2011. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 2, 2011. John E. Thompson, Acting Director, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs/Office of Environmental Policy, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–22692 Filed 9–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7575] Public Meeting in Midwest City, OK, for the Proposed Keystone XL Project; Correction Department of State. Notice of correction for time of public meeting in Midwest City, Oklahoma for the proposed Keystone XL project. AGENCY: ACTION: On August 26, 2011, an announcement for public meetings for the proposed Keystone XL project was published in the Federal Register on pages 53525 and 53526 (volume 76, number 166). The referenced notice is corrected as to the meeting times: SUMMARY: Friday, September 30, 2011. Reed Center Exhibition Hall, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, Oklahoma 73110, 4:30–10 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A comprehensive description of the proposed Project and up-to-date information regarding the public meetings are available at http:// www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov. The final Environmental Impact Statement, including a summary of public comments received during two prior public comment periods, will also be available online. E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 55158 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 172 / Tuesday, September 6, 2011 / Notices Dated: August 30, 2011. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 2, 2011. John E. Thompson, Acting Director, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs/Office of Environmental Policy, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2011–22690 Filed 9–2–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, St. Louis, MO Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the St. Louis Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘Part 150’’). On April 5, 2011, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the St. Louis Airport Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On August 26, 2011, the FAA approved the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the Noise Compatibility Program for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is August 26, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FAA, Todd Madison, ACE–611B, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106– 2325, todd.madison@faa.gov, 816–329– 2640. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the Noise Compatibility Program for Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, effective August 26, 2011. Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has previously submitted a Noise Exposure Map may mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Sep 02, 2011 Jkt 223001 submit to the FAA a Noise Compatibility Program which sets forth the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within the area covered by the Noise Exposure Maps. The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties including local communities, government agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel. Each airport noise compatibility program developed in accordance with Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA’s approval or disapproval of Part 150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following determinations: a. The Noise Compatibility Program was developed in accordance with the provisions and procedures of Part 150; b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses; c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, or adversely affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator prescribed by law. Specific limitations with respect to FAA’s approval of an airport noise compatibility program are delineated in Part 150, section 150.5. Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures may be required. Prior to a FAA decision on a request to implement the action, an environmental review of the proposed action may be required. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the PO 00000 Frm 00161 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FAA to financially assist in the implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-inaid funding from the FAA under applicable law contained in Title 49 U.S.C. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be submitted to the FAA Airports Regional Office in Kansas City, Missouri. The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport study contains a proposed noise compatibility program comprised of actions designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions from November 29, 2010, beyond the year 2015. It was requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this material as a Noise Compatibility Program as described in section 47504 of the Act. The FAA began its review of the program on April 5, 2011, and was required by a provision of the Act to approve or disapprove the program within 180 days (other than the use of new or modified flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or disapprove such program within the 180-day period shall be deemed to be an approval of such program. The submitted program contained twenty-three proposed actions for noise abatement, land use planning and program management on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review and determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the Act and Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program was approved by the FAA, effective August 26, 2011. Outright approval was granted for twenty-three specific program measures. The noise compatibility program recommended ten measures for noise abatement, ten measures for land use planning policies and land use management, and three measures for oversight and implementation of the abatement and land use measures. Of the noise abatement measures, one previously approved measure was withdrawn, and nine previously approved measures will continue. Of the land use management measures, five new measures are approved, and five previously approved measures will continue. Of the program management measures, three previously approved measures will continue and were updated for the current administrative and management conditions at LambertSt. Louis International Airport. Each measure is described in the following summary. Noise Abatement Measure NA–1 will continue, as previously approved, the daytime use of Runway 6–24 between E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 6, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55157-55158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22690]


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 DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 7575]


Public Meeting in Midwest City, OK, for the Proposed Keystone XL 
Project; Correction

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of correction for time of public meeting in Midwest 
City, Oklahoma for the proposed Keystone XL project.

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SUMMARY: On August 26, 2011, an announcement for public meetings for 
the proposed Keystone XL project was published in the Federal Register 
on pages 53525 and 53526 (volume 76, number 166). The referenced notice 
is corrected as to the meeting times:

Friday, September 30, 2011.

Reed Center Exhibition Hall, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City, 
Oklahoma 73110, 4:30-10 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A comprehensive description of the 
proposed Project and up-to-date information regarding the public 
meetings are available at http://www.keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov. The 
final Environmental Impact Statement, including a summary of public 
comments received during two prior public comment periods, will also be 
available online.


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    Dated: August 30, 2011.
    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 2, 2011.
John E. Thompson,
Acting Director, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and 
Scientific Affairs/Office of Environmental Policy, U.S. Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 2011-22690 Filed 9-2-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-09-P