Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment, 38092-38093 [2013-15134]

Download as PDF 38092 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / Notices D Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m., and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Albert Mercado, Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106, telephone (816) 329– 4119, facsimile (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed design criteria by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Commenters should identify the proposed design criteria on the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics model LMZ1M airship and submit comments, in duplicate, to the address specified above. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered by the Small Airplane Directorate before issuing the final design criteria. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Proposed Design Criteria Applicable Airworthiness Criteria Under 14 CFR part 21 The only applicable requirement for airship certification in the United States is FAA document ‘‘FAA–P–8110–2, Airship Design Criteria (ADC),’’ dated November 2, 1987 with Change 1, dated July 24, 1992 and Change 2, dated July 24, 1992. This document has been the basis of certification of airships in the United States for many years. The ADC is inadequate for an aircraft with the size and advanced features of the LMZ1M. Given the size and weight of the LMZ1M and in accordance with 14 CFR Part 21.17(b), the level of safety should be commensurate with other transport category aircraft. The ‘‘Hybrid Certification Criteria (HCC) for Transport Category Hybrid Airships,’’ Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Document Number 1008D0122 Rev. C dated January 31, 2013 was specifically developed for the LMZ1M. This criteria is based on ‘‘FAA P–8110–2, Airship Design Criteria (ADC),’’ the ‘‘Transport Airship Requirements (TAR)’’, dated March 2000, 14 CFR Part 29— Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft and to a lesser extent 14 CFR Parts 23, 25, 33 and 35. Certification Basis The Hybrid Certification Criteria (HCC) for Transport Category Hybrid Airships, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Document Number 1008D0122 Rev. C dated January 31, 2013. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 17, 2013. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15056 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] On March 12, 2012 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics submitted an application for type certification for the model LMZ1M airship. The LMZ1M is a hybrid airship incorporating a number of advance features. The tri-lobed airship envelope has 1,285,000 cubic foot displacement incorporating four thrusters to allow thrust vectoring. Thrust vectoring and control surface motions are controlled through a vehicle management system using electronic fly by-wire controls. Rather than conventional landing gear, the LMZ1M VerDate Mar<15>2010 uses air cushion landing system (ACLS) for landing and ground operations. The LMZ1M is a manned cargo lifting hybrid airship with a gondola accommodating eight passengers and two crewmembers and a large cargo bay, and external load capabilities. 17:18 Jun 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for the construction and operation of a AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 replacement aerial tramway on South Franklin Mountain, El Paso, Texas. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to fund, construct, operate, and maintain a replacement aerial tramway (ATRAM) system on South Franklin Mountain, El Paso, Texas. The purpose of the proposed project is the replacement of the existing ATRAM with a modern ATRAM system. The FAA needs to continue the safe and reliable transport of FAA maintenance personnel to service communication facilities located at the top of South Franklin Mountain. The FAA’s preferred alternative is to construct, operate, and maintain a replacement ATRAM at a location adjacent to the existing ATRAM system at South Franklin Mountain, El Paso, Texas. The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in conformance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The DEA analyzes the potential environmental impacts that may result from construction and operation of the proposed replacement ATRAM system at the proposed site, as well as the no action alternative (i.e., not constructing and operating the replacement ATRAM). SUMMARY: The FAA will accept written comments on the DEA until close of business on July 29, 2013. DATES: The DEA is available for public review during a 30–day public comment period at the following libraries: ADDRESSES: El Paso Main Library, 501 North Oregon Street, El Paso, TX 79901. Richard Burges Branch Library, 9600 Dyer St., El Paso, TX 79924. Written comments on the DEA may be sent to: Ms. Virginia Marcks, FAA, AJW–C15H, 2300 East Devon Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018, fax 847–294–7698, email virginia.marcks@faa.gov. Copies of the Draft EA on compact disk may be obtained by contacting Ms. Virginia Marcks. Comments received on the DEA during the public comment period will be addressed in the Final Environmental Assessment. Ms. Virginia Marcks, Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Telephone number: 847–294–7494. Email: virginia.marcks@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2013 / Notices Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, June 18, 2013. Virginia Marcks, Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Center, Chicago, AJW–C15H, Central Service Area. [FR Doc. 2013–15134 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 228—Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 228—Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. AGENCY: • Other Business • Date and Place of Next Meeting. Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2013. Paige L. Williams, Management Analyst, Business Operations Group, ANG–A12, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–15139 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 228— Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Federal Aviation Administration The meeting will be held July 30, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 330–0662 or (202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 228—Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The agenda will include the following: AGENCY: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: Wednesday, July 30 • Welcome and Introductions. • Agenda Overview. • RTCA Overview. Æ Background on RTCA, MOPS, and Process. • Review of RTCA PMC UAS Standards Ad Hoc Committee Activity. • SC–228 Scope and Terms of Reference. • SC–228 Structure and Organization of Work. Æ Working Group 1—Detect and Avoid (DAA) Æ Working Group 2—Command and Control (C2) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Jun 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Thirteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 225, Rechargeable Lithium Battery and Battery Systems—Small and Medium Size Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Meeting Notice of RTCA Special Committee 225, Rechargeable Lithium Battery and Battery Systems—Small and Medium Size. ACTION: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twelfth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 225, Rechargeable Lithium Battery and Battery Systems—Small and Medium Size. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held July 16–18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the RTCA Headquarters, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036. 38093 Tuesday, July 16, 2013 • Introductions and administrative items. • Review agenda. • Review and approval of summary from last Plenary meeting. • Status of TOR and discussion of next steps. • Li-ion Current Events. • Working Group review and disposition FRAC comments. • Review action items. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • Review agenda, other actions. • Working Group review and disposition FRAC comments. Thursday, July 18, 2013 • Review agenda, other actions. • Review schedule for upcoming Plenaries (as needed), working group meetings, and document preparation. • Review working group disposition of FRAC comments. • Create plan and schedule for updating DO–311 per updated TOR. • Establish agenda for the next Plenary. • Adjourn. Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 12, 2013. Paige Williams, Management Analyst, NextGen, Business Operations Group, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–15138 Filed 6–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ADDRESSES: The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 330–0662/(202) 833– 9339, fax (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http://www.rtca.org. In addition, Jennifer Iversen may be contacted directly at email: jiversen@rtca.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of Special Committee 225. The agenda will include the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 226, Audio Systems and Equipment Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Meeting Notice of RTCA Special Committee 226, Audio Systems and Equipment. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the sixth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 226, Audio Systems and Equipment SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38092-38093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15134]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment for 
the construction and operation of a replacement aerial tramway on South 
Franklin Mountain, El Paso, Texas.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to fund, 
construct, operate, and maintain a replacement aerial tramway (ATRAM) 
system on South Franklin Mountain, El Paso, Texas. The purpose of the 
proposed project is the replacement of the existing ATRAM with a modern 
ATRAM system. The FAA needs to continue the safe and reliable transport 
of FAA maintenance personnel to service communication facilities 
located at the top of South Franklin Mountain. The FAA's preferred 
alternative is to construct, operate, and maintain a replacement ATRAM 
at a location adjacent to the existing ATRAM system at South Franklin 
Mountain, El Paso, Texas.
    The FAA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) in 
conformance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: 
Policies and Procedures. The DEA analyzes the potential environmental 
impacts that may result from construction and operation of the proposed 
replacement ATRAM system at the proposed site, as well as the no action 
alternative (i.e., not constructing and operating the replacement 
ATRAM).

DATES: The FAA will accept written comments on the DEA until close of 
business on July 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The DEA is available for public review during a 30-day 
public comment period at the following libraries:

El Paso Main Library, 501 North Oregon Street, El Paso, TX 79901.
Richard Burges Branch Library, 9600 Dyer St., El Paso, TX 79924.

    Written comments on the DEA may be sent to: Ms. Virginia Marcks, 
FAA, AJW-C15H, 2300 East Devon Ave., Des Plaines, IL 60018, fax 847-
294-7698, email virginia.marcks@faa.gov. Copies of the Draft EA on 
compact disk may be obtained by contacting Ms. Virginia Marcks. 
Comments received on the DEA during the public comment period will be 
addressed in the Final Environmental Assessment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Virginia Marcks, Manager, 
Infrastructure Engineering Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 
2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. Telephone number: 
847-294-7494. Email: virginia.marcks@faa.gov.


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    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, June 18, 2013.
Virginia Marcks,
Manager, Infrastructure Engineering Center, Chicago, AJW-C15H, Central 
Service Area.
[FR Doc. 2013-15134 Filed 6-24-13; 8:45 am]
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