Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport, 30385-30386 [2013-12178]

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[FR Doc. 2013–12108 Filed 5–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96–193) and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96–52 (1980). On November 26, 2012, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Portland under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On May 9, 2013, the New England Region Airports Division Regional Manager approved the noise compatibility program. Seventeen of the proposed program elements were approved, or approved in part. Four of the elements were disapproved. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30385 Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the TweedNew Haven Regional Airport noise compatibility program is May 9, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Federal Aviation Administration, New England Region, Airports Division, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, Telephone (781) 238–7613. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be obtained from the same individual. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the TweedNew Haven Regional Airport noise compatibility program, effective May 9, 2013. Under Section 104(a) of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (hereinafter the Act), an airport operator who has previously submitted a noise exposure map may 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 Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), 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 FAR 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 FAR 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 30386 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / Notices 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 as prescribed by law. Specific limitations with respect to FAA’s approval of an airport noise compatibility program are delineated in FAR 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 a FAA implementing action. A request for Federal action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be submitted to the FAA Regional Office in Burlington, Massachusetts. The Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority submitted to the FAA, on November 13, 2012, noise exposure maps, descriptions, and other documentation produced during the noise compatibility planning study conducted from 2010 to 2012. The Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport noise exposure maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on November 26, 2012. Notice of this determination was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2013. The Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport study contains a proposed noise compatibility program comprised of actions designed for implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions from the date of study completion to beyond the year 2018. The Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this material as a noise compatibility program as described in Section 104(b) of the Act. The FAA began its review of the program on November 26, 2012, and was required by a provision of the Act to approve or disapprove the program within 180 days (other than the use of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:59 May 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 new flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or disapprove such a program within the 180-day period shall be deemed to be an approval of such a program. The submitted program contained 21 proposed actions for noise mitigation on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review and determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the Act and FAR Part 150 have been satisfied. The New England Region Airports Division Manager therefore approved the overall program effective May 9, 2013. FAA’s determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of Approval endorsed by the Acting Associate Administrator on May 9, 2013. The Record of Approval, as well as other evaluation materials and the documents comprising the submittal, are available for review at the FAA office listed above and at the administrative offices of Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on May 9, 2013. Mary Walsh, Manager, Airports Division, FAA New England Region. [FR Doc. 2013–12178 Filed 5–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket Number FRA–2013–0028] Petition for Waiver of Compliance In accordance with Part 211 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), this document provides the public notice that by a document received on March 19, 2013, the North Shore Railroad Company (NSHR) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR part 223. FRA assigned the petition Docket Number FRA–2013–0028. NSHR petitioned FRA to grant a waiver of compliance from the safety glazing provisions of 49 CFR 223.15, Requirements for existing passenger cars. NSHR seeks this relief for a 1954 M500-type coach car, Number ORXX 3247, which is being purchased from a private owner, Ontario Rail (ORRX), from Canada. Once acquired, NSHR intends to use ORXX 3247 in excursion, VIP, and shipper service on tracks owned by the Susquehanna Economic Development Authority–Council of Governments (SEDA–COG) Joint Rail Authority and the Union County PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Industrial Railroad. The component railroads in SEDA–COG include the Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad (72 miles), the Lycoming Valley Railroad (34 miles), NSHR (38 miles), and the Shamokin Valley Railroad (25 miles). NSHR intends to operate on two additional lines. The West Shore Railroad Corporation owns approximately 5 miles on the Milton Branch; the Lewisburg and Buffalo Creek Railroad owns approximately 10 miles on the Winfield Branch on the Union County Industrial Railroad. ORXX 3247 will be operated at a maximum timetable track speed authorized by each of the railroads mentioned above, but not to exceed 50 mph. ORXX 3247 has 24 side windows and no end windows. Nineteen side windows are 27″ × 61″ and five are 27″ × 25″. Each window has dual-pane-style laminated safety glazing (plated outside and laminated inside). None of the windows opens; however, the two emergency exit windows on each end of ORXX 3247 are clearly marked and have hammers mounted on them to break out glazing under emergency conditions. ORXX 3247 is equipped with flashlights, other battery-powered lighting, and an axe. A copy of the petition, as well as any written communications concerning the petition, is available for review online at www.regulations.gov and in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Docket Operations Facility, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Operations Facility is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Interested parties are invited to participate in these proceedings by submitting written views, data, or comments. FRA does not anticipate scheduling a public hearing in connection with these proceedings since the facts do not appear to warrant a hearing. If any interested party desires an opportunity for oral comment, they should notify FRA, in writing, before the end of the comment period and specify the basis for their request. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 22, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30385-30386]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-12178]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Tweed-New Haven 
Regional Airport

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Tweed-New 
Haven Airport Authority under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation 
Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR part 
150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of 
federal and non-federal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 
(1980). On November 26, 2012, the FAA determined that the noise 
exposure maps submitted by the City of Portland under Part 150 were in 
compliance with applicable requirements. On May 9, 2013, the New 
England Region Airports Division Regional Manager approved the noise 
compatibility program. Seventeen of the proposed program elements were 
approved, or approved in part. Four of the elements were disapproved.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA's approval of the 
Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport noise compatibility program is May 9, 
2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Federal Aviation 
Administration, New England Region, Airports Division, 12 New England 
Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803, Telephone (781) 238-
7613. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be obtained from the 
same individual.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given 
its overall approval to the Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport noise 
compatibility program, effective May 9, 2013.
    Under Section 104(a) of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act 
of 1979 (hereinafter the Act), an airport operator who has previously 
submitted a noise exposure map may 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 Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR), 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 FAR 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 FAR 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 non-compatible 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

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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 as 
prescribed by law.
    Specific limitations with respect to FAA's approval of an airport 
noise compatibility program are delineated in FAR 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 a FAA implementing action. A request for Federal 
action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures 
may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an 
environmental assessment of the proposed action.
    Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially 
assist in the implementation of the program nor a determination that 
all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid 
funding from the FAA under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 
1982. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must 
be submitted to the FAA Regional Office in Burlington, Massachusetts.
    The Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority submitted to the FAA, on 
November 13, 2012, noise exposure maps, descriptions, and other 
documentation produced during the noise compatibility planning study 
conducted from 2010 to 2012. The Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport noise 
exposure maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with 
applicable requirements on November 26, 2012. Notice of this 
determination was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 
2013.
    The Tweed-New Haven Regional Airport study contains a proposed 
noise compatibility program comprised of actions designed for 
implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions from 
the date of study completion to beyond the year 2018. The Tweed-New 
Haven Airport Authority requested that the FAA evaluate and approve 
this material as a noise compatibility program as described in Section 
104(b) of the Act. The FAA began its review of the program on November 
26, 2012, and was required by a provision of the Act to approve or 
disapprove the program within 180 days (other than the use of new 
flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or disapprove 
such a program within the 180-day period shall be deemed to be an 
approval of such a program.
    The submitted program contained 21 proposed actions for noise 
mitigation on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review and 
determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the Act 
and FAR Part 150 have been satisfied. The New England Region Airports 
Division Manager therefore approved the overall program effective May 
9, 2013.
    FAA's determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of 
Approval endorsed by the Acting Associate Administrator on May 9, 2013. 
The Record of Approval, as well as other evaluation materials and the 
documents comprising the submittal, are available for review at the FAA 
office listed above and at the administrative offices of Tweed-New 
Haven Regional Airport.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on May 9, 2013.
Mary Walsh,
Manager, Airports Division, FAA New England Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-12178 Filed 5-21-13; 8:45 am]
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