Noise Exposure Map Notice; Lafayette Regional Airport, Lafayette, LA, 22378-22379 [2012-8963]

Download as PDF 22378 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 72 / Friday, April 13, 2012 / Notices certain proceeds from the sale. This is conditioned on repayment to the Secretary by the private owner of an amount equal to the remaining unamortized portion (amortized over a 20-year period) of any airport improvement grant made to the private owner for any purpose other than land acquisition on or after October 1, 1996, plus an amount equal to the federal share of the current fair market value of any land acquired with an airport improvement grant made to that airport on or after October 1, 1996. (3) Certain revenue derived from or generated by mineral extraction, production, lease, or other means at a general aviation airport (as defined at Section 47102 of title 49 United States Code), if the FAA determines the airport sponsor meets the requirements set forth in Sec. 813 of Public Law 112–95. * * * * * pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 29. Airport Layout Plan. a. It will keep up to date at all times an airport layout plan of the airport showing (1) boundaries of the airport and all proposed additions thereto, together with the boundaries of all offsite areas owned or controlled by the sponsor for airport purposes and proposed additions thereto; (2) the location and nature of all existing and proposed airport facilities and structures (such as runways, taxiways, aprons, terminal buildings, hangars, and roads), including all proposed extensions and reductions of existing airport facilities; (3) the location of all existing and proposed nonaviation areas and of all existing improvements thereon; and (4) all proposed and existing access points used to taxi aircraft across the airport’s property boundary. Such airport layout plans and each amendment, revision, or modification thereof, shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary which approval shall be evidenced by the signature of a duly authorized representative of the Secretary on the face of the airport layout plan. The sponsor will not make or permit any changes or alterations in the airport or any of its facilities which are not in conformity with the airport layout plan as approved by the Secretary and which might, in the opinion of the Secretary, adversely affect the safety, utility, or efficiency of the airport. b. If a change or alteration in the airport or the facilities is made which the Secretary determines adversely affects the safety, utility, or efficiency of any federally owned, leased, or funded property on or off the airport and which is not in conformity with the airport layout plan as approved by the Secretary, the owner or operator will, if requested, by the Secretary (1) eliminate such adverse effect in a manner approved by the Secretary; or (2) bear all costs of relocating such property (or replacement thereof) to a site acceptable to the Secretary and all costs of restoring such property (or replacement thereof) to the level of safety, utility, efficiency, and cost of operation existing before the unapproved change in the airport or its facilities except in the case of a relocation or replacement of an existing airport facility due to a change in the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:16 Apr 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Secretary’s design standards beyond the control of the airport sponsor. * * * * * 31. Disposal of Land. a. For land purchased under a grant for airport noise compatibility purposes, including land serving as a noise buffer, it will dispose of the land, when the land is no longer needed for such purposes, at fair market value, at the earliest practicable time. That portion of the proceeds of such disposition which is proportionate to the United States’ share of acquisition of such land will be, at the discretion of the Secretary, (1) reinvested in another project at the airport, or (2) transferred to another eligible airport as prescribed by the Secretary. The Secretary shall give preference to the following, in descending order, (1) reinvestment in an approved noise compatibility project, (2) reinvestment in an approved project that is eligible for grant funding under Section 47117(e) of title 49 United States Code, (3) reinvestment in an approved airport development project that is eligible for grant funding under Sections 47114, 47115, or 47117 of title 49 United States Code, (4) transferred to an eligible sponsor of another public airport to be reinvested in an approved noise compatibility project at that airport, and (5) paid to the Secretary for deposit in the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. If land acquired under a grant for noise compatibility purposes is leased at fair market value and consistent with noise buffering purposes, the lease will not be considered a disposal of the land. Revenues derived from such a lease may be used for an approved airport development project that would otherwise be eligible for grant funding or any permitted use of airport revenue. b. For land purchased under a grant for airport development purposes (other than noise compatibility), it will, when the land is no longer needed for airport purposes, dispose of such land at fair market value or make available to the Secretary an amount equal to the United States’ proportionate share of the fair market value of the land. That portion of the proceeds of such disposition which is proportionate to the United States’ share of the cost of acquisition of such land will, (1) upon application to the Secretary, be reinvested or transferred to another eligible airport as prescribed by the Secretary. The Secretary shall give preference to the following, in descending order: (1) Reinvestment in an approved noise compatibility project, (2) reinvestment in an approved project that is eligible for grant funding under Section 47117(e) of title 49 United States Code, (3) reinvestment in an approved airport development project that is eligible for grant funding under Sections 47114, 47115, or 47117 of title 49 United States Code, (4) transferred to an eligible sponsor of another public airport to be reinvested in an approved noise compatibility project at that airport, and (5) paid to the Secretary for deposit in the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00098 * Fmt 4703 * Sfmt 4703 Issued in Washington, DC on April 10, 2012. Benito De Leon, Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming. [FR Doc. 2012–8961 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice; Lafayette Regional Airport, Lafayette, LA Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Lafayette Airport Commission for Lafayette Regional 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 April 3, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DOT/FAA Southwest Region, Tim Tandy, Environmental Resources Specialist, ASW–640D, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. Telephone (817) 222–5644. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds that the noise exposure maps submitted for Lafayette Regional Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, effective April 3, 2012. Under 49 U.S.C. section 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. An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 72 / Friday, April 13, 2012 / Notices proposes to take to reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation submitted by Lafayette Airport Commission. The documentation that constitutes the ‘‘noise exposure maps’’ as defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Exhibit 2.1, Existing Land Use and Jurisdictional Boundaries; Table 2.4, Noise-Sensitive Sites and Historic Properties; Exhibit 2.2, Noise-Sensitive Sites and Historic Properties; Table 3.3, Historical Annual Aircraft Operations; Table 3.4, Historical Annual Operations by Aircraft Category; Table 3.5, Forecast of Commercial Operations; Table 3.6, Forecast of General Aviation Operations; Table 3.7, Forecast of Military Operations; Table 3.8, Forecast of Aviation Operations; Table 3.9, Existing and Forecast Average Daily Operations; Table 4.1, INM Aircraft Substitutions; Exhibit 4.1, Year 2010— Annual and Average Daily Operations; Table 4.2, 2010 Fleet Mix at LFT; Table 4.4, 2010 Day-Night Split by Aircraft Category; Table 4.5, 2010 Runway Utilization; Exhibit 4.2, Existing and Future Condition Flight Tracks, Arrival and Departure—Runway 04L/R; Exhibit 4.3, Existing and Future Condition Flight Tracks, Arrival and Departure— Runway 11; Exhibit 4.4, Existing and Future Condition Flight Tracks, Arrival and Departure—Runway 22L/R; Exhibit 4.5, Existing and Future Condition Flight Tracks, Arrival and Departure— Runway 29; Exhibit 4.6, Existing and Future Condition Touch-and-Go Flight Tracks; Exhibit 4.7, Existing (2010) Condition Noise Contour Map; Table 4.6, 2010 Noise Exposure Estimates; Table 5.1, 2016 Aircraft Fleet Mix; Table 5.2, 2016 Day-Night Split by Aircraft Category; Exhibit 5.1, Year 2016— Annual and Average Daily Operations; Table 5.3, 2016 Runway Utilization; Exhibit 5.2, Future (2016) Noise Contour Map; Table 5.4, 2016 Noise Exposure Estimates; Exhibit 5.3, Incompatible Land Use; and Exhibit 5.4, Incompatible Land Use. The FAA has determined that these noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on April 3, 2012. FAA’s determination on an airport operator’s noise exposure maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in appendix A of FAR Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:16 Apr 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 applicant’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted under section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise contours, or in interpreting the noise exposure maps to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under Part 150 or through FAA’s review of noise exposure maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, under section 150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. Copies of the full noise exposure map documentation and of the FAA’s evaluation of the maps are available for examination at the following locations: Louisiana/New Mexico Airports Development Office, Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas; Gregory M. Roberts, Director of Aviation, Lafayette Regional Airport, 222 Tower Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, April 4, 2012. Kelvin L. Solco, Manager, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2012–8963 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22379 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2012–12] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before May 3, 2012. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8963]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Noise Exposure Map Notice; Lafayette Regional Airport, Lafayette, 
LA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Lafayette 
Airport Commission for Lafayette Regional 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 April 3, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DOT/FAA Southwest Region, Tim Tandy, 
Environmental Resources Specialist, ASW-640D, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, 
Fort Worth, Texas 76137. Telephone (817) 222-5644.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds 
that the noise exposure maps submitted for Lafayette Regional Airport 
are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, effective 
April 3, 2012. Under 49 U.S.C. section 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. An airport operator who has 
submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance 
with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, 
promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility 
program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has 
taken or

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proposes to take to reduce existing non-compatible uses and prevent the 
introduction of additional non-compatible uses.
    The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and 
accompanying documentation submitted by Lafayette Airport Commission. 
The documentation that constitutes the ``noise exposure maps'' as 
defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Exhibit 2.1, Existing 
Land Use and Jurisdictional Boundaries; Table 2.4, Noise-Sensitive 
Sites and Historic Properties; Exhibit 2.2, Noise-Sensitive Sites and 
Historic Properties; Table 3.3, Historical Annual Aircraft Operations; 
Table 3.4, Historical Annual Operations by Aircraft Category; Table 
3.5, Forecast of Commercial Operations; Table 3.6, Forecast of General 
Aviation Operations; Table 3.7, Forecast of Military Operations; Table 
3.8, Forecast of Aviation Operations; Table 3.9, Existing and Forecast 
Average Daily Operations; Table 4.1, INM Aircraft Substitutions; 
Exhibit 4.1, Year 2010--Annual and Average Daily Operations; Table 4.2, 
2010 Fleet Mix at LFT; Table 4.4, 2010 Day-Night Split by Aircraft 
Category; Table 4.5, 2010 Runway Utilization; Exhibit 4.2, Existing and 
Future Condition Flight Tracks, Arrival and Departure--Runway 04L/R; 
Exhibit 4.3, Existing and Future Condition Flight Tracks, Arrival and 
Departure--Runway 11; Exhibit 4.4, Existing and Future Condition Flight 
Tracks, Arrival and Departure--Runway 22L/R; Exhibit 4.5, Existing and 
Future Condition Flight Tracks, Arrival and Departure--Runway 29; 
Exhibit 4.6, Existing and Future Condition Touch-and-Go Flight Tracks; 
Exhibit 4.7, Existing (2010) Condition Noise Contour Map; Table 4.6, 
2010 Noise Exposure Estimates; Table 5.1, 2016 Aircraft Fleet Mix; 
Table 5.2, 2016 Day-Night Split by Aircraft Category; Exhibit 5.1, Year 
2016--Annual and Average Daily Operations; Table 5.3, 2016 Runway 
Utilization; Exhibit 5.2, Future (2016) Noise Contour Map; Table 5.4, 
2016 Noise Exposure Estimates; Exhibit 5.3, Incompatible Land Use; and 
Exhibit 5.4, Incompatible Land Use.
    The FAA has determined that these noise exposure maps and 
accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable 
requirements. This determination is effective on April 3, 2012.
    FAA's determination on an airport operator's noise exposure maps is 
limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with 
the procedures contained in appendix A of FAR Part 150. Such 
determination does not constitute approval of the applicant's data, 
information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility 
program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions 
arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to 
noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted 
under section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not 
involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific 
properties with regard to the depicted noise contours, or in 
interpreting the noise exposure maps to resolve questions concerning, 
for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of 
section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the 
ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local 
government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way 
under Part 150 or through FAA's review of noise exposure maps. 
Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise 
exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface 
rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, 
or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which 
consultation is required under section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has 
relied on the certification by the airport operator, under section 
150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has 
been accomplished.
    Copies of the full noise exposure map documentation and of the 
FAA's evaluation of the maps are available for examination at the 
following locations: Louisiana/New Mexico Airports Development Office, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, 
Texas; Gregory M. Roberts, Director of Aviation, Lafayette Regional 
Airport, 222 Tower Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508. Questions may be 
directed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, April 4, 2012.
Kelvin L. Solco,
Manager, Airports Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-8963 Filed 4-12-12; 8:45 am]
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