Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue; Proceeds From Taxes on Aviation Fuel, 5318-5319 [2014-02033]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 5318 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Proposed Rules person with which it is affiliated has been in business for three or more completed calendar years. (B) The annual international money transfers of a nonbank covered person and the annual international money transfers of its affiliated companies are aggregated as follows: (1) If a nonbank covered person has acquired an affiliated company or been acquired by an affiliated company during the applicable period of measurement, the annual international money transfers of the nonbank covered person and the affiliated company are aggregated for the entire period of measurement (not just the period after the affiliation arose). (2) The annual international money transfers of a formerly affiliated company are not included if affiliation ceased before the applicable period of measurement as set forth in paragraph (i) of this definition. The annual international money transfers of a formerly affiliated company are aggregated for the entire period of measurement if affiliation ceased during the applicable period of measurement as set forth in paragraph (i) of this definition. Designated recipient means any person specified by the sender as the authorized recipient of an international money transfer to be received at a location in a foreign country. International money transfer means the electronic transfer of funds requested by a sender to a designated recipient that is sent by an international money transfer provider. The term applies regardless of whether the sender holds an account with the international money transfer provider, and regardless of whether the transaction is also an electronic fund transfer, as defined in § 1005.3(b) of this Title. The term does not include any transfer that is excluded from the definition of ‘‘electronic fund transfer’’ under § 1005.3(c)(4) of this Title. International money transfer provider means any nonbank covered person that provides international money transfers for a consumer, regardless of whether the consumer holds an account with such person. Sender means a consumer in a State who primarily for personal, family, or household purposes requests an international money transfer provider to send an international money transfer to a designated recipient. State means any State, territory, or possession of the United States; the District of Columbia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; or any political subdivision thereof. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 229001 (b) Test to define larger participants. A nonbank covered person is a larger participant of the international money transfer market if the nonbank covered person has at least one million aggregate annual international money transfers. Dated: January 23, 2014. Richard Cordray, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2014–01606 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0988] Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue; Proceeds From Taxes on Aviation Fuel Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed clarification of policy; Extension of comment period. AGENCY: In order to provide the public additional time to submit comments on the proposed Policy, the Federal Aviation Administration (‘‘FAA’’) is extending the public comment period for thirty days. This action proposes to amend the FAA Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue published in the Federal Register at 64 FR 7696 on February 16, 1999 (‘‘Revenue Use Policy’’) to clarify FAA’s policy on Federal requirements for the use of proceeds from taxes on aviation fuel. Under Federal law, airport operators that have accepted Federal assistance generally may use airport revenues only for airport-related purposes. The revenue use requirements apply to certain state and local government taxes on aviation fuel as well as to revenues received directly by an airport operator. This notice publishes a proposed clarification of FAA’s understanding of the Federal requirements for use of revenues derived from taxes on aviation fuel. Briefly, an airport operator or state government submitting an application under the Airport Improvement Program must provide assurance that revenues from state and local government taxes on aviation fuel are used for certain aviation-related purposes. These purposes include airport capital and operating costs, and state aviation programs. In view of the interests of sellers and consumers of aviation fuel, and of state and local government taxing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 authorities in limits on use of proceeds from taxes touching aviation fuel, this notice solicits public comment on the proposed policy clarification. This notice also solicits comments about whether there are other reasonable interpretations regarding local taxes that are not enumerated here and should be considered by the FAA. Finally, this proposed policy clarification, if finalized, would apply prospectively to use of proceeds from both new taxes and to existing taxes that do not qualify for grandfathering from revenue use requirements. Comments period for the Notice published on November 21, 2013, at 78 FR 69789 and closed on January 21, 2014 is extended to March 3, 2014. Comments that are received after that date will be considered only to the extent possible. ADDRESSES: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also send written comments by any of the following methods. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. Docket Number: FAA 2013–0988. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to mail address above between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251 Identify all transmission with ‘‘Docket Number FAA 2013–0988’’ at the beginning of the document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randall S. Fiertz, Director, Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–3085; facsimile (202) 267–5257. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Authority for the Proposed Policy Clarification This notice is published under the authority described in Subtitle VII, part B, chapter 471, section 47122, and the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994, § 112(a), E:\FR\FM\31JAP1.SGM 31JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 21 / Friday, January 31, 2014 / Proposed Rules Pub. L. 103–305, 49 U.S.C. § 47107(l)(1) (Aug. 23, 1994). Issued in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2014. Randall S. Fiertz, Director, Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis. [FR Doc. 2014–02033 Filed 1–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Ballonbau ¨ Worner GmbH, Zirbelstrasse 57c, D–86154 Augsburg, Germany; telephone: +49 821 4504060; fax: +49 821 419641; Internet: www.ballonbau.de. You may review this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329– 4148. Federal Aviation Administration Examining the AD Docket 14 CFR Part 39 You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA– 2014–0041; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karl Schletzbaum, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4123; fax: (816) 329–4090; email: karl.schletzbaum@ faa.gov. [Docket No. FAA–2014–0041; Directorate Identifier 2013–CE–053–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Ballonbau ¨ Worner GmbH Balloons Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for ¨ Ballonbau Worner GmbH Models NL– 280/STU, NL–380/STU, NL–510/STU, NL–640/STU, NL–840/STU, and NL– 1000/STU balloons. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as current inspection intervals are no longer adequate to ensure timely detection of deterioration or damage. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Jan 30, 2014 Jkt 229001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2014–0041; Directorate Identifier 2013–CE–053–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. 5319 Community, has issued AD No.: 2013– 0293R1, dated December 17, 2013 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for ¨ Ballonbau Worner GmbH Models NL– 280/STU, NL–380/STU, NL–510/STU, NL–640/STU, NL–840/STU, and NL– 1000/STU balloons. The MCAI states: The results of an analysis of NL–STU maintenance data revealed that the current inspection intervals are no longer adequate to ensure timely detection of deterioration or damage, which could affected the structural integrity of the balloon. This condition, if not detected and corrected, could lead to failure of balloon components or envelope, possibly resulting in loss of the balloon. To address this potential unsafe condition, ¨ Ballonbau Worner developed new, more detailed and descriptive Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (at the same time separated from the Flight Manual) and issued Technische Mitteilung/Technical Note EASA.BA.009–6 to inform all operators. For the reasons described above, EASA issued AD 2013–0293 to require compliance with the updated Instructions for Continued Airworthiness. This AD is revised to extend the compliance time for the initial porosity test, for balloons which have already exceeded the relevant threshold. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2014–0041. Relevant Service Information ¨ Ballonbau Worner GmbH has issued Technische Mitteilung (English translation: Technical Note) Ballonbau ¨ Worner GmbH EASA.BA.009–6, dated November 7, 2013; and Ballonbau ¨ Worner GmbH Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, Gas Balloon Model NL–STU, Issue 1, dated November 2013. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. Discussion FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD will affect 6 products of U.S. registry. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\31JAP1.SGM 31JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5318-5319]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02033]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0988]


Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue; 
Proceeds From Taxes on Aviation Fuel

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed clarification of policy; Extension of 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: In order to provide the public additional time to submit 
comments on the proposed Policy, the Federal Aviation Administration 
(``FAA'') is extending the public comment period for thirty days. This 
action proposes to amend the FAA Policy and Procedures Concerning the 
Use of Airport Revenue published in the Federal Register at 64 FR 7696 
on February 16, 1999 (``Revenue Use Policy'') to clarify FAA's policy 
on Federal requirements for the use of proceeds from taxes on aviation 
fuel. Under Federal law, airport operators that have accepted Federal 
assistance generally may use airport revenues only for airport-related 
purposes. The revenue use requirements apply to certain state and local 
government taxes on aviation fuel as well as to revenues received 
directly by an airport operator. This notice publishes a proposed 
clarification of FAA's understanding of the Federal requirements for 
use of revenues derived from taxes on aviation fuel. Briefly, an 
airport operator or state government submitting an application under 
the Airport Improvement Program must provide assurance that revenues 
from state and local government taxes on aviation fuel are used for 
certain aviation-related purposes. These purposes include airport 
capital and operating costs, and state aviation programs. In view of 
the interests of sellers and consumers of aviation fuel, and of state 
and local government taxing authorities in limits on use of proceeds 
from taxes touching aviation fuel, this notice solicits public comment 
on the proposed policy clarification. This notice also solicits 
comments about whether there are other reasonable interpretations 
regarding local taxes that are not enumerated here and should be 
considered by the FAA. Finally, this proposed policy clarification, if 
finalized, would apply prospectively to use of proceeds from both new 
taxes and to existing taxes that do not qualify for grandfathering from 
revenue use requirements.

DATES: Comments period for the Notice published on November 21, 2013, 
at 78 FR 69789 and closed on January 21, 2014 is extended to March 3, 
2014. Comments that are received after that date will be considered 
only to the extent possible.

ADDRESSES: To read background documents or comments received, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to Room W12-140 on the ground 
floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
    You may also send written comments by any of the following methods.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically. Docket Number: FAA 2013-0988.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, Washington DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to mail address above between 9:00 
a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251
    Identify all transmission with ``Docket Number FAA 2013-0988'' at 
the beginning of the document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randall S. Fiertz, Director, Office of 
Airport Compliance and Management Analysis, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, 
telephone (202) 267-3085; facsimile (202) 267-5257.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for the Proposed Policy Clarification

    This notice is published under the authority described in Subtitle 
VII, part B, chapter 471, section 47122, and the Federal Aviation 
Administration Authorization Act of 1994, Sec.  112(a),

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Pub. L. 103-305, 49 U.S.C. Sec.  47107(l)(1) (Aug. 23, 1994).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2014.
Randall S. Fiertz,
Director, Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis.
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