Notice of Availability of the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR): Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), 3545-3546 [2012-1293]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Philadelphia International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47504 (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’’) by the City of Philadelphia. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under Part 150 for Philadelphia International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective June 1, 2010, and published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 44046 (July 27, 2010). The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before July 17, 2012. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the start of FAA’s review of this noise compatibility program is January 20, 2012. The public comment period ends March 19, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan L. McDonald, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Harrisburg Airports District Office, 3905 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 508, Camp Hill, PA 17011, email: susan.mcdonald@faa.gov, Telephone: (717) 730–2841. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA is reviewing the proposed noise compatibility program for the Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA, which will be approved or disapproved on or before July 17, 2012. This notice also announces the availability of the program for public review and comment directly to the FAA. An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jan 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has formally received the proposed noise compatibility program for the Philadelphia International Airport, effective on January 20, 2012. The airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material and that the noise mitigation measure, to be implemented jointly by the airport, be approved as a noise compatibility program under Section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to Part 150 requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before July 17, 2012. The FAA’s detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of Section 150.33 of Part 150. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measure may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether it is reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing non-compatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional non-compatible land uses. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed noise compatibility program, with specific reference to these factors. All comments relating to these factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the noise exposure maps and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination by appointment at the following locations: Philadelphia International Airport, Office of the Noise Abatement Program Manager, located at 2801 Island Avenue, Suite 13, Philadelphia, PA 19153, Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m., and Federal Aviation Administration, Harrisburg Airports District Office, 3905 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 508, Camp Hill, PA 17011, Monday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3545 Issued in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, January 13, 2012. Lori K. Pagnanelli, Manager, Harrisburg Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2012–1206 Filed 1–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Availability of the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR): Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). AGENCY: The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), SCH# 2011051018, in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act for the 2012–2035 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (2012–2035 RTP/ SCS, Plan or Project). Please find attached the Notice of Availability of this Draft PEIR for the 2012–2035 RTP/ SCS. DATES: Hard copies will be available for review at SCAG’s office in downtown Los Angeles (at the address above) and at major public libraries in the region (contact SCAG for specific locations). A limited number of CD copies are available upon request. The review period for the Draft 2012–2035 RTP/SCS begins on December 30, 2011. Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on February 14, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct written comments to Jacob Lieb at 2012PEIR@scag.ca.gov <mailto:2012PEIR@scag.ca.gov> or at the address shown above or visit our Web site at http://www.scag.ca.gov http://www.scag.ca.gov/. Please include a return address and the name of a contact person in your agency, if appropriate. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You are receiving this notice after our initial mail-out because the initial Email attempt to contact you or someone from your agency was returned as undeliverable. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we do look forward to receiving any comments and questions regarding the PEIR. The 2012–2035 RTP/SCS is a longrange regional transportation plan that SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 3546 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / Notices provides a blueprint to help achieve a coordinated and balanced regional transportation system in the SCAG region. The Proposed 2012–2035 RTP/SCS provides land use and transportation recommendations to help achieve a coordinated balance of land uses and transportation improvements such that vehicle trips and vehicle trip lengths are reduced and land is used efficiently and sustainably, thereby minimizing energy and water consumption. The 2012–2035 RTP/SCS contains transportation and urban form strategies that encourage compact growth, increased jobs/housing balance and transit-oriented development, where feasible, in all parts of the region. The Draft PEIR will be available on SCAG’s Web site at www.scag.ca.gov/ peir <http://www.scag.ca.gov/peir.> Issued on: January 18, 2012. Shawn E. Oliver, Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California 95814–4708. [FR Doc. 2012–1293 Filed 1–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket Nos. FMCSA–2006–26367 and FMCSA–2011–0131] Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC): Public Meeting Medical Review Board: Joint Public Meeting With MCSAC Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Meeting of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Joint Meeting with the Medical Review Board (MRB). AGENCY: FMCSA announces that MCSAC will hold a meeting on Monday–Thursday, February 6–9, 2012, which will include a joint meeting on Monday, February 6, 2012, with the MRB to finalize recommendations of the joint MCSAC–MRB subcommittee to the FMCSA Administrator on obstructive sleep apnea. The MCSAC will meet separately on Tuesday–Thursday, February 7–8, 2012, where it will consider issues relating to the prevention of harassment of truck and bus drivers through electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs). On Thursday, February 9, there will be a preliminary discussion of ideas and concepts the MCSAC believes the Agency should consider concerning motorcoach hours- srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jan 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 of-service (HOS). All four days of the meeting will be open to the public. Time and Dates: The meetings will be held on Monday–Wednesday, February 6–8, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time (E.T.), and on Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., E.T. The meetings will be held at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 in the Washington and Jefferson Rooms on the 2nd floor. The Hilton Alexandria Old Town is located across the street from the King Street Metro station. Copies of all MCSAC Task Statements and an agenda for the entire 4-day meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at http:// mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator for Policy, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, mcsac@dot.gov. Services for Individuals With Disabilities For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Elizabeth Turner at (617) 494–2068, elizabeth.turner@dot.gov, by Wednesday, February 1, 2012. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MCSAC Section 4144 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU, Pub. L. 109–59, 119 Stat. 1144, August 10, 2005) required the Secretary of Transportation to establish the MCSAC. The MCSAC provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations, and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App. 2). MRB Section 4116 of the SAFETEA–LU requires the Secretary of Transportation, with the advice of the MRB, to ‘‘establish, review, and revise medical standards for operators of CMVs [commercial motor vehicles] that will ensure that the physical condition of operators of CMVs is adequate to enable them to operate the vehicles safely.’’ On November 2, 2010, the Secretary of Transportation announced the five medical experts who serve on the MRB. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FMCSA is planning revisions to the physical qualification regulations of CMV drivers, and the MRB will provide the necessary science-based guidance to establish realistic and responsible medical standards. The MRB operates in accordance with FACA. Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders The MCSAC and the MRB joint subcommittee on obstructive sleep apnea will report to the full MCSAC and MRB committees its recommendations on ideas and concepts the Agency should consider for a future rulemaking on obstructive sleep apnea. The full committees will consider the report and submit recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator. Hours-of-Service (HOS) for Drivers of Passenger-Carrying CMVs The MCSAC will begin consideration of Task 11–06, concerning ideas and concepts the Agency should consider in deciding whether to initiate a rulemaking to amend or revise the HOS requirements for drivers of passengercarrying CMVs. Driver Harassment On August 26, 2011, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the Agency’s April 2010 final rule concerning EOBRs because the agency failed to consider a statutory mandate to ‘‘ensure that [EOBRs] are not used to harass vehicle operators’’ OwnerOperator Indep. Drivers Ass’n et al. v. Fed. Motor Carrier Safety Admin., 656 F.3d 580 (7th Cir. 2011). The FMCSA has requested that the MCSAC provide ideas and concepts on how the Agency could address the statutory mandate in a future EOBR rulemaking. II. Meeting Participation Oral comments from the public will be heard during the last hour of the meetings on Monday–Wednesday, and during the last 15 minutes of the meeting on Thursday. Members of the public may submit written comments on the topics to be considered during the meeting by Wednesday, February 1, 2012, to Federal Docket Management System (FDMC) Docket Number FMCSA–2006–26367 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3545-3546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1293]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Highway Administration


Notice of Availability of the Draft Program Environmental Impact 
Report (PEIR): Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)

AGENCY: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Program Environmental 
Impact Report (PEIR).

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SUMMARY: The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has 
prepared a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR), 
SCH 2011051018, in accordance with the California 
Environmental Quality Act for the 2012-2035 Regional Transportation 
Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy (2012-2035 RTP/SCS, Plan or 
Project). Please find attached the Notice of Availability of this Draft 
PEIR for the 2012-2035 RTP/SCS.

DATES: Hard copies will be available for review at SCAG's office in 
downtown Los Angeles (at the address above) and at major public 
libraries in the region (contact SCAG for specific locations). A 
limited number of CD copies are available upon request. The review 
period for the Draft 2012-2035 RTP/SCS begins on December 30, 2011. 
Written comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on February 14, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct written comments to 
Jacob Lieb at 2012PEIR@scag.ca.gov 
2012PEIR@scag.ca.gov or at the address shown above 
or visit our Web site at http://www.scag.ca.gov http://www.scag.ca.gov/. Please include a return address and the name of a 
contact person in your agency, if appropriate.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: You are receiving this notice after our 
initial mail-out because the initial Email attempt to contact you or 
someone from your agency was returned as undeliverable. We apologize 
for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we do look forward to 
receiving any comments and questions regarding the PEIR.
    The 2012-2035 RTP/SCS is a long-range regional transportation plan 
that

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provides a blueprint to help achieve a coordinated and balanced 
regional transportation system in the SCAG region.
    The Proposed 2012-2035 RTP/SCS provides land use and transportation 
recommendations to help achieve a coordinated balance of land uses and 
transportation improvements such that vehicle trips and vehicle trip 
lengths are reduced and land is used efficiently and sustainably, 
thereby minimizing energy and water consumption. The 2012-2035 RTP/SCS 
contains transportation and urban form strategies that encourage 
compact growth, increased jobs/housing balance and transit-oriented 
development, where feasible, in all parts of the region.
    The Draft PEIR will be available on SCAG's Web site at 
www.scag.ca.gov/peir <http://www.scag.ca.gov/peir.

    Issued on: January 18, 2012.
Shawn E. Oliver,
Transportation Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, 
California 95814-4708.
[FR Doc. 2012-1293 Filed 1-23-12; 8:45 am]
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