Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee, 25338-25339 [2013-10158]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 25338 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 2013 / Notices the foreign air carrier’s ability to navigate and communicate safely within the U.S. National Airspace System. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by May 30, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954–9362, or by email at: Kathy.A.DePaepe@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0749. Title: Operations Specifications. Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: This rule clarifies and standardizes the rules for applications by foreign air carriers and foreign persons for operations specifications issued under 14 CFR part 129 and establishes new standards for amendment, suspension and termination of those operations specifications. This final rule also applies to foreign air carriers and foreign persons operating U.S.registered aircraft in common carriage solely outside the United States. This action was necessary to update the process for issuing operations specifications, and it establishes a regulatory basis for current practices, such as amending, terminating, and suspending operations specifications. Respondents: Approximately 25 new applicants for operations specifications annually. Frequency: Five FSDOs will receive approximately five applications per year. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 75 hours. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. 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Issued in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2013. Albert R. Spence, FAA Assistant Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. 2013–10155 Filed 4–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: By Federal Register notice (See 77 FR 27835–27836, May 11, 2012, 77 FR 48201–48202, August 13, 2012, and 78 FR 5242–5243, January 24, 2013) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill one opening on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to fill a vacancy representing environmental concerns due to the incumbent member’s completion of a three-year term appointment on October 9, 2012. By Federal Register notice (See 78 FR 5242–5243, January 24, 2013) NPS and FAA also invited interested persons to apply to fill one opening on the NPOAG ARC to fill a vacancy representing commercial air tour operator interests due to the incumbent member’s completion of a three-year term on May 19, 2013. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill these two vacancies on the NPOAG ARC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Lusk, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–2007, telephone: (310) 725–3808, email: Keith.Lusk@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181. The Act required the PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. The NPOAG was established in March 2001. The advisory group is comprised of a balanced group of representatives of general aviation, commercial air tour operations, environmental concerns, and Native American tribes. The Administrator of the FAA and the Director of NPS (or their designees) serve as ex officio members of the group. Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve alternating 1-year terms as chairman of the advisory group. In accordance with the Act, the advisory group provides ‘‘advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator and the Director(1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the amendments made by this title; (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour management plan; (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the interests of visitors to national parks; and (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.’’ Membership The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American interests. Current members of the NPOAG ARC are as follows: Heidi Williams representing general aviation; Alan Stephen, Elling Halvorson, and Matthew Zuccaro representing commercial air tour operators; Greg Miller, Kristen Brengel, and Dick Hingson representing environmental interests with one open seat; and Rory Majenty and Martin Begaye representing Native American tribes. Selection Selected to fill the seat representing environmental concerns is Michael Sutton who will be filling a currently open seat. Selected to represent commercial air tour operator interests is Mark Francis who will be filling incumbent Elling Halvorson’s seat which expires on May 19, 2013. The term of service for NPOAG ARC E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 2013 / Notices members is 3 years. Both of these terms will start on May 20, 2013. Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on April 23, 2013. Keith Lusk, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2013–10158 Filed 4–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2013–0012] Notice of Funding Availability for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds; and Request for Comments Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of funding availability; request for comments. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of funding for Indian tribal governments for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF) authorized within the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP–21). The FHWA will distribute these funds as described in this notice on a competitive basis in a manner consistent with the eligibilities of this program. In addition, this notice proposes criteria FHWA will use to identify projects for funding and describes application procedures. The FHWA requests comments on the content of this notice. The FHWA will take all comments into consideration and publish a final notice of funding availability. The FHWA will solicit grant applications through the governmentwide electronic grants Web site at http://www.grants.gov and will publish a solicitation memo on the FHWA Web site at http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov. DATES: All public comments must be received on or before May 30, 2013. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable. The FHWA plans to conduct outreach regarding the TTPSF in the form of Webinars on May 1 at 1:00 e.t., (participants can pre-register online at: https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/ resources/webconference/web_conf_ learner_reg.aspx?webconfid=26059) and May 8 at 4:00 e.t., (participants can preregister online at: https:// www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/ webconference/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:22 Apr 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 web_conf_learner_reg.aspx? webconfid=26060). Both Webinars will be recorded and posted on FHWA’s Web site at: http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number FHWA– 2013–0012, by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Instructions: You must include the agency name and docket number FHWA–2013–0012 on your comments. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the program discussed herein, contact Ms. Cindi Ptak by telephone at (202) 366–1586; by email at cindi.ptak@dot.gov; or by mail at Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For legal questions, contact Ms. Vivian Philbin, Office of the Chief Counsel, by telephone at (720) 963–3445; by email at vivian.philbin@dot.gov; or by mail at Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division, 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. m.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may retrieve a copy of the notice through the Federal eRulemaking portal at: http://www.regulations.gov. The Web site is available 24 hours each day, every day of the year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded from Office of the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register and the Government Printing Office’s Web page at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25339 Table of Contents I. Background II. Eligibility A. Entities Eligible To Apply for Funding B. Eligible Uses of Funds III. Selection Criteria and Policy Considerations A. Safety Planning Activities (Funding Goal 40% of TTPSF) B. Engineering Improvements (Funding Goal 30% of TTPSF) C. Enforcement and Emergency Services Improvements (Funding Goal 20% of TTPSF) D. Education Programs (Funding Goal 10% of TTPSF) IV. Evaluation Process V. Application Process A. Contents of Applications B. Standard Form 424 C. Narrative D. Contact Information E. Protection of Confidential Business Information F. Additional Information G. Experiencing Unforeseen Grants.gov Technical Issues VI. Program Funding and Award VII. Request for Comments VIII. Consultation I. Background On July 6, 2012, President Obama signed into law MAP–21 (Pub. L. 112– 141), which authorizes TTPSF as a set aside of not more than 2 percent of the funds made available under the TTP for each of Federal Fiscal Years (FY) 2013 and 2014. Section 202(e) of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.), provides that the funds are to be allocated based on an identification and analysis of highway safety issues and opportunities on tribal lands, as determined by the Secretary, on application of the Indian tribal governments for eligible projects described in 23 U.S.C. 148(a)(4). Eligible projects described in section 148(a)(4) include strategies, activities, and projects on a public road that are consistent with a State strategic highway safety plan and correct or improve a hazardous road location or feature, or address a highway safety problem. Section 202(e) further specifies that in applying for TTPSF, an Indian tribal government, in cooperation with the Secretary of the Interior and, as appropriate, with a State, local government, or metropolitan planning organization, shall select projects from the transportation improvement program (TIP), subject to the approval of the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of the Interior. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 83 (Tuesday, April 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25338-25339]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10158]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group 
Aviation Rulemaking Committee

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: By Federal Register notice (See 77 FR 27835-27836, May 11, 
2012, 77 FR 48201-48202, August 13, 2012, and 78 FR 5242-5243, January 
24, 2013) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill one 
opening on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) 
Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to fill a vacancy representing 
environmental concerns due to the incumbent member's completion of a 
three-year term appointment on October 9, 2012. By Federal Register 
notice (See 78 FR 5242-5243, January 24, 2013) NPS and FAA also invited 
interested persons to apply to fill one opening on the NPOAG ARC to 
fill a vacancy representing commercial air tour operator interests due 
to the incumbent member's completion of a three-year term on May 19, 
2013. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill 
these two vacancies on the NPOAG ARC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Lusk, Special Programs Staff, 
Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, 
P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2007, telephone: (310) 725-3808, 
email: Keith.Lusk@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was 
enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106-181. The Act required the 
establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. 
The NPOAG was established in March 2001. The advisory group is 
comprised of a balanced group of representatives of general aviation, 
commercial air tour operations, environmental concerns, and Native 
American tribes. The Administrator of the FAA and the Director of NPS 
(or their designees) serve as ex officio members of the group. 
Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve alternating 1-
year terms as chairman of the advisory group.
    In accordance with the Act, the advisory group provides ``advice, 
information, and recommendations to the Administrator and the Director-
    (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the 
amendments made by this title;
    (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in 
commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, 
which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour 
management plan;
    (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the 
interests of visitors to national parks; and
    (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, 
environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour 
operations over a national park or tribal lands.''

Membership

    The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general 
aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, 
four members representing environmental concerns, and two members 
representing Native American interests. Current members of the NPOAG 
ARC are as follows:
    Heidi Williams representing general aviation; Alan Stephen, Elling 
Halvorson, and Matthew Zuccaro representing commercial air tour 
operators; Greg Miller, Kristen Brengel, and Dick Hingson representing 
environmental interests with one open seat; and Rory Majenty and Martin 
Begaye representing Native American tribes.

Selection

    Selected to fill the seat representing environmental concerns is 
Michael Sutton who will be filling a currently open seat. Selected to 
represent commercial air tour operator interests is Mark Francis who 
will be filling incumbent Elling Halvorson's seat which expires on May 
19, 2013. The term of service for NPOAG ARC

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members is 3 years. Both of these terms will start on May 20, 2013.

    Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on April 23, 2013.
Keith Lusk,
Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-10158 Filed 4-29-13; 8:45 am]
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