List of Units of the National Park System Exempt From the Provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act, 14569-14570 [2014-05712]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 50 / Friday, March 14, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (Formerly Subpart Q) During the Week Ending February 15, 2014 The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et. seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. 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[FR Doc. 2014–05618 Filed 3–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9XP DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR National Park Service List of Units of the National Park System Exempt From the Provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation; National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: List of Exempt Parks. AGENCY: The National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) to develop an air tour management plan for units of the national park system where an operator has requested authority to provide commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 amended various provisions of NPATMA. One provision exempted national park units with 50 or fewer annual flights from the provisions of NPATMA and requires FAA and NPS to jointly publish a list of exempt parks. By Federal Register notice (See 77 FR 75254, December 19, 2012), FAA and NPS published an initial list of exempt parks in 2012. This notice provides the annual updated list of parks that are exempt from the provisions of the NPATMA. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Lusk—Mailing address: Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009– 2007. Telephone: (310) 725–3808. Email address: Keith.Lusk@faa.gov. Vicki Ward—Mailing address: Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 100–31, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Telephone: (970) 267–2117. Email address: Vicki_Ward@nps.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14569 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Authority 1. NPATMA (Pub. L. 106–181, codified at 49 U.S.C. 40128) requires the FAA and NPS to develop an air tour management plan for units of the national park system where an operator has requested authority to provide commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (2012 Act) amended various provisions of NPATMA. 2. This Federal Register Notice addresses the following 2012 Act amendment provisions (which are codified at 49 U.S.C. 40128(a)(5)): a. Exempt national park units that have 50 or fewer commercial air tour operations each year from the requirements of NPATMA. b. Authorize NPS to withdraw the exemption if necessary to protect resources and values or visitor use and enjoyment. c. Require FAA and NPS to publish a list each year of national parks covered by the exemption. II. List of Exempt Parks 1. This list is based on interim operating authority (IOA) data available to FAA and NPS. At these parks, the current combined IOA of all air tour operators is 50 operations or fewer annually. Exempt parks are as follows: Big Bend National Park, TX Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO Capulin Volcano National Monument, NM Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ Coronado National Memorial, AZ Devils Tower National Monument, WY Dinosaur National Monument, UT/CO El Malpais National Monument, NM El Morro National Monument, NM Fort Bowie National Historic Site, AZ Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX Fort Union National Monument, NM Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, NM Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, CO Guadalupe Mountains National Park, NM Hohokam Pima National Monument, AZ Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, AZ Kings Canyon National Park, CA Mojave National Preserve, CA Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ Pecos National Historical Park, NM Petrified Forest National Park, AZ Petroglyph National Monument, NM Pipe Spring National Monument, AZ E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 14570 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 50 / Friday, March 14, 2014 / Notices Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, TX Saguaro National Park, AZ Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM San Juan Island National Historical Park, WA Sequoia National Park, CA Tumacacori National Historic Park, AZ Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ Wupatki National Monument, AZ 2. The list of exempt parks published in this notice is the same as the initial list published on December 19, 2012. The list is based on IOA operational numbers only, since this is the only data currently available to FAA and NPS on the number of air tour operations at parks. The 2012 Act also included a provision that requires air tour operators to report their air tour operations over national parks. These reporting requirements were initiated on January 1, 2013. The full set of reporting data for 2013 will be available for FAA and NPS review in early 2014. Based on a review of the 2013 data, FAA and NPS will publish an updated list of exempt parks based on the actual operations conducted in the most recent calendar year. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. List of Exempt Parks for Future Years The FAA and NPS will publish a list of exempt parks annually. The list could change from year to year since parks may be added to or removed from the exempt list based on the previous year’s number of annual operations. In order to continue to be exempt, a park must have 50 or fewer annual commercial air tour operations in any given calendar year. The list could also change if NPS withdraws an exempted park. NPS is authorized to withdraw a park from the exempt list if NPS determines that an air tour management plan or a voluntary agreement is necessary to protect park resources and values or park visitor use and enjoyment. Pursuant to the 2012 Act, the NPS shall inform the FAA in writing of each determination to withdraw an exemption. At parks that lose exempt status, operators will return to IOA requirements until an air tour management plan or a voluntary agreement has been established. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:18 Mar 13, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on December 9, 2013. Dale Bouffiou, Deputy Regional Administrator, WesternPacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2013. Herbert C. Frost, Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2014–05712 Filed 3–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Intent To Rule on Request to Release Deed Restrictions at the Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, Montana Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice requesting comment on request to release deed restrictions at the Yellowstone Airport; re-opening and extension of comment period. AGENCY: This action re-opens and extends the comment period for the notice of intent to rule on the request to release deed restrictions at Yellowstone Airport under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47125 that was published on January 28, 2014. Comments received regarding this notice have requested that the FAA extend the comment period to allow time for full consideration of the proposed ruling. DATES: The notice of the comment period was published on January 28, 2014 (79 FR 4529), closed Februrary 28, 2014, and is re-opened until May 30, 2014. SUMMARY: Comments on the application may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mr. David S. Stelling, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Airports Division, Helena Airports District Office, 2725 Skyway Drive, Suite 2, Helena, Montana 59602. In addition, one copy of any comments submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered to Ms. Debbie Alke, Administrator, Montana Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division, at the following address: Ms. Debbie Alke, Administrator, Aeronautics Division, Montana Department of Transportation, PO Box 200507, Helena, MT 59620–0507. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mr. Steve Engebrecht, Civil Engineer/ Compliance Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Northwest Mountain Region, Helena Airports District Office, 2725 Skyway Drive, Suite 2, Helena, Montana 59602. Any person may inspect, by appointment, the request in person at the FAA office listed above under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In addition, any person may, upon appointment and request, inspect the request to release deed restrictions and other documents germane to the request in person at the Yellowstone Airport. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Issued in Helena, Montana on March 7, 2014. David S. Stelling, Manager, Helena Airports District Office. [FR Doc. 2014–05639 Filed 3–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA 2014–0008] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by May 13, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket ID 2014–0008 by any of the following methods: Web site: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 50 (Friday, March 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14569-14570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-05712]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

National Park Service


List of Units of the National Park System Exempt From the 
Provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation; National Park 
Service, Interior.

ACTION: List of Exempt Parks.

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SUMMARY: The National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) requires 
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service 
(NPS) to develop an air tour management plan for units of the national 
park system where an operator has requested authority to provide 
commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 
amended various provisions of NPATMA. One provision exempted national 
park units with 50 or fewer annual flights from the provisions of 
NPATMA and requires FAA and NPS to jointly publish a list of exempt 
parks. By Federal Register notice (See 77 FR 75254, December 19, 2012), 
FAA and NPS published an initial list of exempt parks in 2012. This 
notice provides the annual updated list of parks that are exempt from 
the provisions of the NPATMA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Lusk--Mailing address: Federal 
Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009-
2007. Telephone: (310) 725-3808. Email address: Keith.Lusk@faa.gov. 
Vicki Ward--Mailing address: Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division, 
National Park Service, 1201 Oakridge Drive, Suite 100-31, Fort Collins, 
CO 80525. Telephone: (970) 267-2117. Email address: Vicki_Ward@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Authority

    1. NPATMA (Pub. L. 106-181, codified at 49 U.S.C. 40128) requires 
the FAA and NPS to develop an air tour management plan for units of the 
national park system where an operator has requested authority to 
provide commercial air tours. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 
2012 (2012 Act) amended various provisions of NPATMA.
    2. This Federal Register Notice addresses the following 2012 Act 
amendment provisions (which are codified at 49 U.S.C. 40128(a)(5)):
    a. Exempt national park units that have 50 or fewer commercial air 
tour operations each year from the requirements of NPATMA.
    b. Authorize NPS to withdraw the exemption if necessary to protect 
resources and values or visitor use and enjoyment.
    c. Require FAA and NPS to publish a list each year of national 
parks covered by the exemption.

II. List of Exempt Parks

    1. This list is based on interim operating authority (IOA) data 
available to FAA and NPS. At these parks, the current combined IOA of 
all air tour operators is 50 operations or fewer annually. Exempt parks 
are as follows:

Big Bend National Park, TX
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, CO
Capulin Volcano National Monument, NM
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ
Coronado National Memorial, AZ
Devils Tower National Monument, WY
Dinosaur National Monument, UT/CO
El Malpais National Monument, NM
El Morro National Monument, NM
Fort Bowie National Historic Site, AZ
Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX
Fort Union National Monument, NM
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, NM
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, CO
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, NM
Hohokam Pima National Monument, AZ
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, AZ
Kings Canyon National Park, CA
Mojave National Preserve, CA
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Pecos National Historical Park, NM
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ
Petroglyph National Monument, NM
Pipe Spring National Monument, AZ

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Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, TX
Saguaro National Park, AZ
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM
San Juan Island National Historical Park, WA
Sequoia National Park, CA
Tumacacori National Historic Park, AZ
Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ
Wupatki National Monument, AZ

    2. The list of exempt parks published in this notice is the same as 
the initial list published on December 19, 2012. The list is based on 
IOA operational numbers only, since this is the only data currently 
available to FAA and NPS on the number of air tour operations at parks. 
The 2012 Act also included a provision that requires air tour operators 
to report their air tour operations over national parks. These 
reporting requirements were initiated on January 1, 2013. The full set 
of reporting data for 2013 will be available for FAA and NPS review in 
early 2014. Based on a review of the 2013 data, FAA and NPS will 
publish an updated list of exempt parks based on the actual operations 
conducted in the most recent calendar year.

III. List of Exempt Parks for Future Years

    The FAA and NPS will publish a list of exempt parks annually. The 
list could change from year to year since parks may be added to or 
removed from the exempt list based on the previous year's number of 
annual operations. In order to continue to be exempt, a park must have 
50 or fewer annual commercial air tour operations in any given calendar 
year. The list could also change if NPS withdraws an exempted park. NPS 
is authorized to withdraw a park from the exempt list if NPS determines 
that an air tour management plan or a voluntary agreement is necessary 
to protect park resources and values or park visitor use and enjoyment. 
Pursuant to the 2012 Act, the NPS shall inform the FAA in writing of 
each determination to withdraw an exemption. At parks that lose exempt 
status, operators will return to IOA requirements until an air tour 
management plan or a voluntary agreement has been established.

    Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on December 9, 2013.
Dale Bouffiou,
Deputy Regional Administrator, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation 
Administration.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2013.
 Herbert C. Frost,
Associate Director, Natural Resource Stewardship and Science National 
Park Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-05712 Filed 3-13-14; 8:45 am]
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