Environmental Impact Statement; Taos Regional Airport, Taos, NM, 59703 [2012-23830]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 189 / Friday, September 28, 2012 / Notices using the http:www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ tab.) The http:// www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a comments field, or by attaching a document. USTR prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission is in an application other than those two, please indicate the name of the application in the ‘‘Comments’’ field. Daniel Mullaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East. [FR Doc. 2012–23613 Filed 9–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F2–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Environmental Impact Statement; Taos Regional Airport, Taos, NM Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability of Record of Decision. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we have prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) for the ‘‘Taos Regional Airport, Airport Layout Plan Improvements’’ Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Town of Taos, owner and operator of Taos Regional Airport located in Taos, New Mexico, has requested the FAA to approve revisions to its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to reflect and allow construction of a new runway and other associated airport projects; the Town is requesting Federal funding for the project. This ROD sets forth FAA’s final determination and environmental approvals for the federal actions necessary to implement the proposed airport improvements under Alternative 2D, the FAA’s selected alternative, and the Airport Sponsor to proceed with processing an application for federal funding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DOT/FAA Southwest Region, Dean McMath, Regional Environmental Programs, Manager, ASW613, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76137, telephone (817) 222–5617. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Town of Taos, as owner and operator of SKX requested FAA to approve revisions to its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and provide funding for a proposed new srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Sep 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 Runway 12/30 measuring 8,600-foot by 100-foot, a full length parallel taxiway, runway lighting, navigational aids, runway safety areas (RSA), runway protection zones, associated grading, drainage, utility relocations, installation of a Remote Transmitter/Receiver, shortening of the existing Runway 4/22 by 420 feet to the northeast with an associated shift of the RSA Runway Object Free Area (ROFA), and Runway Protection Zone (RPZ), establishment of new flight procedures for both runways, construction of a new airport access road, and extension of the existing airport access road from the existing automobile parking lot to the Fixed Base Operator hangar/terminal. The purpose of the proposed improvements is to correct the operational deficiencies of the existing runway system at SKX and improve safety of the operating environment at the airport. The Draft and Final EIS were prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), [42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.], the implementing regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) [40 CFR parts 1500–15081, and FAA directives [Order 1050.1E and Order 5050.4B]. The Taos Pueblo and National Park Service served as cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of availability of the Final EIS in the Federal Register on June 29, 2012. In accordance with CEQ regulations, the ROD discusses the alternatives considered for the project; the basis for selecting the Preferred Alternative, a summary of impacts; and mitigation measures for the Preferred Alternative. The ROD documents the final Agency decisions regarding the proposed project as described and analyzed in the EIS. The FAA is granting approval to amend the ALP with the conditions noted in Section 9.7 of the ROD and approval to proceed with processing an application for federal funding of those development items qualifying for financial aid under the Airports Improvement Program (AlP). The ROD is available for review during normal business hours at the following locations: FAA Southwest Regional Office, 2601 Meacham Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76137– 4298, Taos Regional Airport, Highway 64 West, 1 Airport Road, Taos, New Mexico 87571, Taos Town Hall, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, New Mexico 87571 and Taos Public Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos, New Mexico 87571. PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59703 Issued on September 20, 2012. Kelvin L. Solco, Manager, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2012–23830 Filed 9–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2012–0117; Notice 1] Mazda North American Operations, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Mazda North American Operations (MNAO),1 on behalf of Mazda Motor Corporation of Hiroshima, Japan (Mazda),2 has determined that certain Mazda brand motor vehicles manufactured between 2000 and 2012 for sale or lease in Puerto Rico, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 225, Child Restraint Anchorage Systems. MNAO has filed an appropriate report dated June 21, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see implementing rule at 49 CFR Part 556), MNAO submitted a petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. This notice of receipt of MNAO’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of the petition. Vehicles Involved: Affected are approximately 60,509 Mazda brand motor vehicles manufactured between 2000 and 2012 for sale or lease in Puerto Rico. NHTSA notes that the statutory provisions (49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h)) that permit manufacturers to file petitions for a determination of inconsequentiality allow NHTSA to exempt manufacturers only from the duties found in sections 30118 and 30120, respectively, to notify owners, purchasers, and dealers of a defect or SUMMARY: 1 Mazda North American Operations, is a U.S. company that manufacturers and imports motor vehicles. 2 Mazda Motor Corporation, is a Japanese company that manufacturers motor vehicles. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Environmental Impact Statement; Taos Regional Airport, Taos, NM

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); DOT.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Record of Decision.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we 
have prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) for the ``Taos Regional 
Airport, Airport Layout Plan Improvements'' Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS). The Town of Taos, owner and operator of Taos Regional 
Airport located in Taos, New Mexico, has requested the FAA to approve 
revisions to its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to reflect and allow 
construction of a new runway and other associated airport projects; the 
Town is requesting Federal funding for the project. This ROD sets forth 
FAA's final determination and environmental approvals for the federal 
actions necessary to implement the proposed airport improvements under 
Alternative 2D, the FAA's selected alternative, and the Airport Sponsor 
to proceed with processing an application for federal funding.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DOT/FAA Southwest Region, Dean McMath, 
Regional Environmental Programs, Manager, ASW613, 2601 Meacham 
Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76137, telephone (817) 222-5617.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Town of Taos, as owner and operator of 
SKX requested FAA to approve revisions to its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) 
and provide funding for a proposed new Runway 12/30 measuring 8,600-
foot by 100-foot, a full length parallel taxiway, runway lighting, 
navigational aids, runway safety areas (RSA), runway protection zones, 
associated grading, drainage, utility relocations, installation of a 
Remote Transmitter/Receiver, shortening of the existing Runway 4/22 by 
420 feet to the northeast with an associated shift of the RSA Runway 
Object Free Area (ROFA), and Runway Protection Zone (RPZ), 
establishment of new flight procedures for both runways, construction 
of a new airport access road, and extension of the existing airport 
access road from the existing automobile parking lot to the Fixed Base 
Operator hangar/terminal. The purpose of the proposed improvements is 
to correct the operational deficiencies of the existing runway system 
at SKX and improve safety of the operating environment at the airport.
    The Draft and Final EIS were prepared in compliance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), [42 U.S.C. 4321, et 
seq.], the implementing regulations of the Council on Environmental 
Quality (CEQ) [40 CFR parts 1500-15081, and FAA directives [Order 
1050.1E and Order 5050.4B]. The Taos Pueblo and National Park Service 
served as cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS. The 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of 
availability of the Final EIS in the Federal Register on June 29, 2012.
    In accordance with CEQ regulations, the ROD discusses the 
alternatives considered for the project; the basis for selecting the 
Preferred Alternative, a summary of impacts; and mitigation measures 
for the Preferred Alternative. The ROD documents the final Agency 
decisions regarding the proposed project as described and analyzed in 
the EIS. The FAA is granting approval to amend the ALP with the 
conditions noted in Section 9.7 of the ROD and approval to proceed with 
processing an application for federal funding of those development 
items qualifying for financial aid under the Airports Improvement 
Program (AlP).
    The ROD is available for review during normal business hours at the 
following locations: FAA Southwest Regional Office, 2601 Meacham 
Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76137-4298, Taos Regional Airport, Highway 
64 West, 1 Airport Road, Taos, New Mexico 87571, Taos Town Hall, 400 
Camino de la Placita, Taos, New Mexico 87571 and Taos Public Library, 
402 Camino de la Placita, Taos, New Mexico 87571.

    Issued on September 20, 2012.
Kelvin L. Solco,
Manager, Airports Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-23830 Filed 9-27-12; 8:45 am]
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