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Download as PDF 21832 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Notices (ii) foreign scheduled and charter air transportation of persons, property, and mail between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area; (iii) foreign scheduled and charter cargo air transportation between any point or points in the United States and any other point or points; (iv) other charters pursuant to the prior approval requirements; (v) and transportation authorized by any additional route rights made available to European Union carriers in the future. Eurolot also requests: (i) Exemption authority, to the extent necessary and for an initial period of two years or until the requested permit is issued, to enable it to hold out and provide the service described above; and (ii) such additional or other relief as the Department may deem necessary or appropriate. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2014– 0050. Date Filed: April 4, 2014. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion To Modify Scope: April 25, 2014. Description: Application of Compania de Servicios de Transporte Aereo Amaszonas S.A. requesting a foreign air carrier permit to engage in charter air transportation from Viru Viru International to Miami International as well as other destinations within the United States. Barbara J. Hairston, Supervisory Dockets Officer, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2014–08765 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2014–0237] Delegation of Authority Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Revised Delegation of Authority. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gives notice that the FAA Administrator has issued a Revised Delegation of Authority to the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) that modifies the existing Delegation of authority dated October 12, 2011. The FAA is publishing the text of the Revised Delegation of Authority, executed on March 19, 2014, so that it is available to interested parties. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Apr 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie A. Collins, Dispute Resolution Officer and Administrative Judge for the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (AGC–70), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Street SW., Room 323, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3290; facsimile (202) 267–3720. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In 1995 Congress, through the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, Public Law 104–50, 109 Stat. 436 (November 15, 1995), directed the FAA ‘‘to develop and implement, not later than April 1, 1996, an acquisition management system that addressed the unique needs of the agency and, at a minimum, provided for more timely and cost effective acquisitions of equipment and materials.’’ In response, the FAA developed the Acquisition Management System (AMS), a system of policy guidance for the management of FAA procurement, and as a part of the AMS, created the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) to facilitate the Administrator’s review of procurement protests and contract disputes (61 FR 24348). Subsequently, the FAA promulgated rules of procedure governing the ODRA’s dispute resolution process by publishing a final rule entitled, Procedures for Protests and Contract Disputes; Amendment of Equal Access to Justice Act Regulations (effective June 28, 1999) (64 FR 32926). In addition to the rules of procedures, the ODRA operates pursuant to a series of delegations of authority from the Administrator. Over time, the authority delegated to the ODRA by the Administrator expanded to include the authority of the ODRA Director, among other things, ‘‘to execute and issue, on behalf of the Administrator, Orders and Final Decisions for the Administrator in all matters’’ under the ODRA’s jurisdiction valued at not more than $10 Million (see 63 FR 49151, 65 FR 19958– 01, 69 FR 17469–02). Congress provided further confirmation as to the FAA’s dispute resolution authority in the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2003, Public Law 108–176, 117 Stat.2490, (2003 Reauthorization Act), which expressly provided the ODRA with exclusive jurisdiction over bid protests and contract disputes under the AMS. Specifically, the 2003 Reauthorization Act provided at Subsection (b)(2)(4), under the title ‘‘Adjudication of Certain Bid Protests and Contract Disputes,’’ that ‘‘[a] bid protest or contract dispute PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that is not addressed or resolved through alternative dispute resolution shall be adjudicated by the Administrator, through Dispute Resolution Officers or Special Masters of the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, acting pursuant to Sections 46102, 46104, 46105, 46106 and 46107 and shall be subject to judicial review under Section 46110 and Section 504 of Title 5.’’ On January 12, 2011, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to reorganize and streamline the existing Procedures for Protests and Contracts Dispute, and harmonize them with current statutory and other authority (76 FR 2035). On September 7, 2011, the FAA adopted the proposed rule, publishing it as a final rule in the Federal Register, with an effective date of October 7, 2011 (76 FR 55217). On October 12, 2011, the FAA Administrator designated the Director and Dispute Resolution Officers of the ODRA as Administrative Judges for all matters within the ODRA’s jurisdiction; and delegated authority to the ODRA that superseded and replaced previous delegations of authority (76 FR 70527– 02). On March 19, 2014, the Administrator executed a Revised Delegation of Authority that modifies the October 12, 2011 Delegation of Authority by replacing paragraph ‘‘i’’ of that Delegation with the following paragraph: To execute and issue, on behalf of the Administrator, final Agency decisions and orders in all matters within the ODRA’s jurisdiction, provided that such matters involve either: (1) a bid protest concerning an acquisition having a minimum dollar value, including any option years, of not more than twenty million dollars ($20,000,000.00); (2) a contract dispute involving a total amount to be adjudicated, exclusive of interest, legal fees or costs, of not more than ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00); or (3) contests arising from public-private competitions under OMB Circular A–76. The dollar value limitations of this paragraph do not apply to orders issued pursuant to Paragraph b. hereof. This Delegation does not preclude the Director of the ODRA from requesting, in any matter before the ODRA, that the order setting forth the final decision of the FAA be executed by the Administrator. The Revised Delegation further provides that all provisions of the October 12, 2011 Delegation not expressly modified by the Revised Delegation of Authority remain in full force and effect. E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 74 / Thursday, April 17, 2014 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2014. Jerome M. Mellody, Acting Chief Counsel. • Status of DO–342A and DO–315C Drafts. • Industry updates. • WG–1 DO–315C draft review. [FR Doc. 2014–08776 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] May 14 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Plenary Discussion DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION • WG–1 DO–315C draft review. May 15 Federal Aviation Administration Plenary Discussion Twenty Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) • WG–1 DO–315C draft review. • WG–2 DO–342A draft review (time permitting). • Administrative items (new meeting location/dates, action items etc.). • 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. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Meeting Notice of RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS). AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty fifth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS). DATES: The meeting will be held May 13–15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. on May 13th and 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. on May 14th and 15th. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at Airbus in France, Site de Saint Martin du Touch, 316 route de Bayonne, 31060 Toulouse Cedex 9. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Etherington, tjetheri@ rockwellcollins.com, (319) 295–5233, Patrick Krohn, pkrohn@uasc.com, (425) 602–1375 and The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 330–0652/(202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http:// www.rtca.org. Additional contact information: please contact Patrick Krohn, pkrohn@uasc.com, telephone (425) 602–1375 or mobile at (425) 829– 1996. RTCA contact is Jennifer Iverson, jiverson@rtca.org, (202) 330–0662. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 213. The agenda will include the following: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: May 13 Plenary Discussion (Sign in at 9:00 a.m.) • Introductions and administrative items. • Review and approve minutes from last full plenary meeting. • Review of terms of reference. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Apr 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2014. Paige Williams, Management Analyst, NextGen, Business Operations Group, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–08619 Filed 4–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0037; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2007– 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that nonconforming 2007–2010 MercedesBenz S-Class passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21833 manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2007–2010 MercedesBenz S-Class and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments should refer to the docket and notice numbers above and be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • 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 or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–493–2251 Instructions: Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that your comments were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below. Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). How to Read Comments submitted to the Docket: You may read the comments received by Docket Management at the address and times given above. You may also view the documents from the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number and title of this notice are shown at the heading of this document notice. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21832-21833]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08776]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0237]


Delegation of Authority

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Revised Delegation of Authority.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gives notice that 
the FAA Administrator has issued a Revised Delegation of Authority to 
the Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition (ODRA) that modifies 
the existing Delegation of authority dated October 12, 2011. The FAA is 
publishing the text of the Revised Delegation of Authority, executed on 
March 19, 2014, so that it is available to interested parties.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie A. Collins, Dispute Resolution 
Officer and Administrative Judge for the Office of Dispute Resolution 
for Acquisition (AGC-70), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Street SW., Room 323, Washington, DC 20591; telephone 
(202) 267-3290; facsimile (202) 267-3720.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In 1995 Congress, through the Department of Transportation 
Appropriations Act, Public Law 104-50, 109 Stat. 436 (November 15, 
1995), directed the FAA ``to develop and implement, not later than 
April 1, 1996, an acquisition management system that addressed the 
unique needs of the agency and, at a minimum, provided for more timely 
and cost effective acquisitions of equipment and materials.'' In 
response, the FAA developed the Acquisition Management System (AMS), a 
system of policy guidance for the management of FAA procurement, and as 
a part of the AMS, created the Office of Dispute Resolution for 
Acquisition (ODRA) to facilitate the Administrator's review of 
procurement protests and contract disputes (61 FR 24348). Subsequently, 
the FAA promulgated rules of procedure governing the ODRA's dispute 
resolution process by publishing a final rule entitled, Procedures for 
Protests and Contract Disputes; Amendment of Equal Access to Justice 
Act Regulations (effective June 28, 1999) (64 FR 32926). In addition to 
the rules of procedures, the ODRA operates pursuant to a series of 
delegations of authority from the Administrator. Over time, the 
authority delegated to the ODRA by the Administrator expanded to 
include the authority of the ODRA Director, among other things, ``to 
execute and issue, on behalf of the Administrator, Orders and Final 
Decisions for the Administrator in all matters'' under the ODRA's 
jurisdiction valued at not more than $10 Million (see 63 FR 49151, 65 
FR 19958-01, 69 FR 17469-02). Congress provided further confirmation as 
to the FAA's dispute resolution authority in the Vision 100-Century of 
Aviation Reauthorization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-176, 117 
Stat.2490, (2003 Reauthorization Act), which expressly provided the 
ODRA with exclusive jurisdiction over bid protests and contract 
disputes under the AMS. Specifically, the 2003 Reauthorization Act 
provided at Subsection (b)(2)(4), under the title ``Adjudication of 
Certain Bid Protests and Contract Disputes,'' that ``[a] bid protest or 
contract dispute that is not addressed or resolved through alternative 
dispute resolution shall be adjudicated by the Administrator, through 
Dispute Resolution Officers or Special Masters of the Federal Aviation 
Administration Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition, acting 
pursuant to Sections 46102, 46104, 46105, 46106 and 46107 and shall be 
subject to judicial review under Section 46110 and Section 504 of Title 
5.'' On January 12, 2011, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking to reorganize and streamline the existing Procedures for 
Protests and Contracts Dispute, and harmonize them with current 
statutory and other authority (76 FR 2035). On September 7, 2011, the 
FAA adopted the proposed rule, publishing it as a final rule in the 
Federal Register, with an effective date of October 7, 2011 (76 FR 
55217). On October 12, 2011, the FAA Administrator designated the 
Director and Dispute Resolution Officers of the ODRA as Administrative 
Judges for all matters within the ODRA's jurisdiction; and delegated 
authority to the ODRA that superseded and replaced previous delegations 
of authority (76 FR 70527-02). On March 19, 2014, the Administrator 
executed a Revised Delegation of Authority that modifies the October 
12, 2011 Delegation of Authority by replacing paragraph ``i'' of that 
Delegation with the following paragraph:

    To execute and issue, on behalf of the Administrator, final 
Agency decisions and orders in all matters within the ODRA's 
jurisdiction, provided that such matters involve either: (1) a bid 
protest concerning an acquisition having a minimum dollar value, 
including any option years, of not more than twenty million dollars 
($20,000,000.00); (2) a contract dispute involving a total amount to 
be adjudicated, exclusive of interest, legal fees or costs, of not 
more than ten million dollars ($10,000,000.00); or (3) contests 
arising from public-private competitions under OMB Circular A-76. 
The dollar value limitations of this paragraph do not apply to 
orders issued pursuant to Paragraph b. hereof. This Delegation does 
not preclude the Director of the ODRA from requesting, in any matter 
before the ODRA, that the order setting forth the final decision of 
the FAA be executed by the Administrator.

    The Revised Delegation further provides that all provisions of the 
October 12, 2011 Delegation not expressly modified by the Revised 
Delegation of Authority remain in full force and effect.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2014.
Jerome M. Mellody,
Acting Chief Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2014-08776 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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