Availability of Draft Written Reevaluation for the Proposed West Aircraft Maintenance Area at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, 24487 [2014-09901]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices foreign government-funded airport construction projects. Michael B.G. Froman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2014–09775 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F4–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Availability of Draft Written Reevaluation for the Proposed West Aircraft Maintenance Area at Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability of draft written reevaluation. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Draft Written Reevaluation for a minor adjustment to a project evaluated in FAA’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the LAX Master Plan will be made available for public comment. The Draft Written Reevaluation has been prepared for the construction and operation of the proposed West Aircraft Maintenance Area (WAMA) west of Taxiway AA in the southwest quadrant of Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California. FAA is seeking comments on the Draft Written Reevaluation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David B. Kessler, AICP, Regional Environmental Protection Specialist, AWP–610.1, Airports Division, Federal Aviation Administration, WesternPacific Region, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009–2007, Telephone: 310/725–3615. Comments on the draft Written Reevaluation should be submitted to the address above and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Friday, May 30, 2014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In December 2004, the Los Angeles City Council approved the Master Plan for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From this Master Plan, the City of Los Angeles, through its Airport Department—Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), prepared an Airport Layout Plan (ALP). The ALP depicts the existing and planned future locations of runways, taxiways, aircraft parking aprons, terminal buildings and other associated facilities on the airport. At the time the ALP was prepared, the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 LAWA’s and Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) focus was on airfield safety to reduce runway incursions. A minor component of the Master Plan included aircraft maintenance. The ALP depicts various existing hangar buildings to be demolished and aircraft maintenance to be consolidated into the southwest quadrant of the airport on the east side of a north/south taxiway called ‘‘Taxiway AA.’’ The FAA has prepared a Draft Written Reevaluation for a minor adjustment to a project evaluated in its 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the LAX Master Plan pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. LAWA proposes to adjust its LAX ALP to depict the proposed West Aircraft Maintenance Area (WAMA) on the west side of Taxiway AA rather than the east side as originally proposed in the 2005 Final EIS. FAA is making the Draft Written Reevaluation available to the public and governmental agencies for review and comment. The Draft Written Reevaluation discusses the change in the location of the proposed WAMA project and briefly summarizes the potential environmental consequences of the LAWA’s proposed change. The change in the proposed location of the West Employee Parking Facility is also discussed in the Draft Written Reevaluation. The anticipated impacts of the proposed WAMA project are compared to what was evaluated in the FAA’s 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and approved in the FAA’s Record of Decision dated May 20, 2005. Further, LAWA is not proposing to implement the West Employee Parking Facility at this time. FAA has prepared the Draft Written Reevaluation pursuant to FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. LAWA is seeking federal approval of the ALP for the proposed WAMA. FAA does not anticipate LAWA seeking federal funding assistance for the proposal. Copies of the Draft Written Reevaluation are available for public review at the following locations during normal business hours: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, Office of the Airports Division, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 90261. The document is also available for public review at the following libraries and at the following Web site: http:// PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24487 www.faa.gov/airports/western_pacific/ environmental/. Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library—7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045. El Segundo Library—111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245. Inglewood Library—101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301. Culver City Library—4975 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230. The Draft Written Reevaluation will be available for public comment for 30 days. Written comments on the Draft Written Reevaluation should be submitted to the address above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Friday, May 30, 2014. FAA will consider all comments received when making a decision whether the requested ALP changes may be approved based on the Written Reevaluation or whether further environmental review for the proposed WAMA is required. Before including your name, address and telephone number, email or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Issued in Hawthorne, California on April 16, 2014. Mark A. McClardy, Manager, Airports Division, Western—Pacific Region, AWP–600. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09901]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Availability of Draft Written Reevaluation for the Proposed West 
Aircraft Maintenance Area at Los Angeles International Airport, Los 
Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation 
(DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability of draft written reevaluation.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this 
notice to advise the public that the Draft Written Reevaluation for a 
minor adjustment to a project evaluated in FAA's 2005 Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the LAX Master Plan will be 
made available for public comment. The Draft Written Reevaluation has 
been prepared for the construction and operation of the proposed West 
Aircraft Maintenance Area (WAMA) west of Taxiway AA in the southwest 
quadrant of Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California. 
FAA is seeking comments on the Draft Written Reevaluation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David B. Kessler, AICP, Regional 
Environmental Protection Specialist, AWP-610.1, Airports Division, 
Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, P.O. Box 
92007, Los Angeles, California 90009-2007, Telephone: 310/725-3615. 
Comments on the draft Written Reevaluation should be submitted to the 
address above and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific 
Standard Time, Friday, May 30, 2014.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In December 2004, the Los Angeles City 
Council approved the Master Plan for Los Angeles International Airport 
(LAX). From this Master Plan, the City of Los Angeles, through its 
Airport Department--Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), prepared an 
Airport Layout Plan (ALP). The ALP depicts the existing and planned 
future locations of runways, taxiways, aircraft parking aprons, 
terminal buildings and other associated facilities on the airport. At 
the time the ALP was prepared, the LAWA's and Federal Aviation 
Administration's (FAA) focus was on airfield safety to reduce runway 
incursions. A minor component of the Master Plan included aircraft 
maintenance. The ALP depicts various existing hangar buildings to be 
demolished and aircraft maintenance to be consolidated into the 
southwest quadrant of the airport on the east side of a north/south 
taxiway called ``Taxiway AA.''
    The FAA has prepared a Draft Written Reevaluation for a minor 
adjustment to a project evaluated in its 2005 Final Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS) for the LAX Master Plan pursuant to the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969. LAWA proposes to adjust its LAX ALP 
to depict the proposed West Aircraft Maintenance Area (WAMA) on the 
west side of Taxiway AA rather than the east side as originally 
proposed in the 2005 Final EIS.
    FAA is making the Draft Written Reevaluation available to the 
public and governmental agencies for review and comment. The Draft 
Written Reevaluation discusses the change in the location of the 
proposed WAMA project and briefly summarizes the potential 
environmental consequences of the LAWA's proposed change. The change in 
the proposed location of the West Employee Parking Facility is also 
discussed in the Draft Written Reevaluation. The anticipated impacts of 
the proposed WAMA project are compared to what was evaluated in the 
FAA's 2005 Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and approved in 
the FAA's Record of Decision dated May 20, 2005. Further, LAWA is not 
proposing to implement the West Employee Parking Facility at this time.
    FAA has prepared the Draft Written Reevaluation pursuant to FAA 
Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA 
Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing 
Instructions for Airport Actions. LAWA is seeking federal approval of 
the ALP for the proposed WAMA. FAA does not anticipate LAWA seeking 
federal funding assistance for the proposal.
    Copies of the Draft Written Reevaluation are available for public 
review at the following locations during normal business hours: U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-
Pacific Region, Office of the Airports Division, 15000 Aviation 
Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 90261.
    The document is also available for public review at the following 
libraries and at the following Web site: http://www.faa.gov/airports/western_pacific/environmental/.

Westchester-Loyola Village Branch Library--7114 W. Manchester Ave., Los 
Angeles, CA 90045.
El Segundo Library--111 W. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245.
Inglewood Library--101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301.
Culver City Library--4975 Overland Ave., Culver City, CA 90230.

    The Draft Written Reevaluation will be available for public comment 
for 30 days. Written comments on the Draft Written Reevaluation should 
be submitted to the address above under the heading FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. 
Pacific Standard Time, Friday, May 30, 2014. FAA will consider all 
comments received when making a decision whether the requested ALP 
changes may be approved based on the Written Reevaluation or whether 
further environmental review for the proposed WAMA is required.
    Before including your name, address and telephone number, email or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in 
your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California on April 16, 2014.
Mark A. McClardy,
Manager, Airports Division, Western--Pacific Region, AWP-600.
[FR Doc. 2014-09901 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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