Notice of Submission Deadline To Amend Slot Records for LaGuardia Airport, 44088-44089 [2014-17662]

Download as PDF 44088 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices 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 July 18th 2014. Mohannad Dawoud, Management Analyst, NextGen, Business Operations Group, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–17820 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Sixty-Fourth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 135, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Meeting Notice of RTCA Special Committee 135, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Sixty-Fourth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 135, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. DATES: The meeting will be held October 7–9 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 7 and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 8–9. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 450, Washington DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 330–0652/(202) 833– 9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http://www.rtca.org or Sophie Bousquet, sbousquet@rtca.org, 202– 330–0663. 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 135. The agenda will include the following: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: • Review DO–160G/ED 14G Errata Sheet • New/Unfinished Business. • Establish date/locations for Next SC–135 Meetings. • Closing and Adjourn Coordination with EUROCAE WG–14 in Paris will be held by WebEx on October 7 morning 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (EDT), October 8–9 morning 8:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. (EDT). It is focused on item 3 and 5 but may be expended as far as practicable. 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 July 18 2014. Mohannad Dawoud, Management Analyst, NextGen, Business Operations Group, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–17819 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Submission Deadline To Amend Slot Records for LaGuardia Airport Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ACTION: Notice of submission deadline. AGENCY: Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of August 12, 2014, for requests to amend slot records (adjust slot times and arrival/departure designations) at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA). DATES: Schedules must be submitted no later than August 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: Schedules may be submitted by mail to the Slot Administration Office, AGC–200, Office of the Chief Counsel, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; by facsimile to: 202–267–7277; or by email October 7–9 to: 7-AWA-slotadmin@faa.gov. • Chairmen’s Opening Remarks, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Introductions. Robert Hawks, Office of the Chief • Approval of Summary from the Sixty-Third Meeting—(RTCA Paper No. Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 123–14/SC135–698). Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; • Review FRAC Responses and Release the final document for the PMC telephone number: 202–267–7143; fax number: 202–267–7971; email: and TAC • Review Revised Terms of Reference. rob.hawks@faa.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scheduled operations at LGA currently are limited by FAA Order until a final Slot Management and Transparency Rule for LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport (RIN 2120– AJ89) becomes effective but not later than October 29, 2016.1 The LGA Order permits the leasing or trading of slots through the expiration date of the Order, but this mechanism limits a carrier’s ability to permanently adjust its slot base through trades with another carrier, as is common at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Additionally, the Order permanently allocates slots, unlike the EWR and JFK Orders that allocate slots and permit slot retimings on a seasonal basis, subject to availability of slots through a transparent process generally following the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG).2 Recently the FAA has received a number of requests to retime LGA slots and change arrival/departure designations. Although the FAA has received similar requests for slot adjustments on a seasonal basis since the LGA Order became effective, the FAA has noticed an increase in the volume of requests and the number of carriers seeking accommodation. Some requests have been the same season after season, indicating that carriers may desire adjustments that remain in effect until the expiration of the LGA Order. Historically, the FAA has evaluated and confirmed these adjustment requests, consistent with the LGA Order and prior FAA practice, on the basis of whether they have an operational benefit or a neutral effect on operations. Since 2007, many of these adjustments have improved LGA operational performance. To evaluate LGA slot adjustments for the upcoming 2014–15 winter IATA scheduling season in a fair and transparent manner, the FAA is establishing a deadline of August 12, 2014, for carriers to request retiming and changes to the arrival/departure designation of currently-held slots. Carriers should provide slot information in sufficient detail including, at minimum, the operating carrier, slot number, scheduled time of arrival or departure, frequency, arrival/departure designation, and effective dates. Consistent with past practice, the FAA will evaluate requests in light of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport, 71 FR 77854 (Dec. 27, 2006) as amended by 79 FR 17222 (Mar. 27, 2014). 2 See 79 FR 16857 (Mar. 26, 2014) (EWR Order); 79 FR 16854 (Mar. 26, 2014) (JFK Order). E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices overall operational impact at LGA and whether the requests improve or have a neutral effect on operational performance. The FAA will consider both short-term adjustments and adjustments through the expiration of the LGA Order. In addition, if the FAA receives conflicting requests for retiming, the FAA will give priority to new entrants and limited incumbents, consistent with the LGA Order and FAA practice. The terms of the LGA Order prevent the FAA from allocating new slots in hours at or above the slot limit. The FAA will evaluate requests received by August 12, 2014, and intends to respond to the requests no later than August 19, 2014. The FAA cannot guarantee that all requests to adjust slots will be confirmed. Requests received after August 12, 2014, will be evaluated after timely requests in the order they are received. As permitted under paragraph A.5 of the LGA Order, carriers are encouraged to engage in slot trades, when possible, to achieve desired timings. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2014. Mark W. Bury, Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law, Legislation, and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2014–17662 Filed 7–24–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration [Docket No. FTA–2014–0016] Notice of Buy America Waiver for Waterjets AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Buy America waiver. In response to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District’s (Bridge District) request for a Buy America waiver for waterjets, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) hereby waives its Buy America requirements for waterjets to be installed in the Bridge District’s M.V. Mendocino ferry vessel. This waiver is limited to a single procurement for the waterjets to be installed in the M.V. Mendocino ferry vessel, which is part of an FTA-funded project. DATES: This waiver is effective immediately. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary J. Lee, FTA Attorney-Advisor, at (202) 366–0985 or mary.j.lee@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this notice is to announce rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 that FTA has granted a non-availability waiver for the Bridge District’s procurement of waterjets to be installed in its M.V. Mendocino ferry vessel. With certain exceptions, FTA’s Buy America requirements prevent FTA from obligating an amount that may be appropriated to carry out its program for a project unless ‘‘the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States.’’ 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(1). A manufactured product is considered produced in the United States if: (1) All of the manufacturing processes for the product must take place in the United States; and (2) All of the components of the product must be of U.S. origin. A component is considered of U.S. origin if it is manufactured in the United States, regardless of the origin of its subcomponents. 49 CFR 661.5(d). If, however, FTA determines that ‘‘the steel, iron, and goods produced in the United States are not produced in a sufficient and reasonably available amount or are not of a satisfactory quality,’’ then FTA may issue a waiver (non-availability waiver). 49 U.S.C. 5323(j)(2)(B); 49 CFR 661.7(c). Earlier this year, FTA received a petition from the Bridge District seeking a waiver that would permit them to procure replacement waterjets for the M.V. Mendocino ferry vessel that would not be manufactured in the United States and therefore would not comply with FTA’s Buy America requirements. The Bridge District submitted documentation showing that it had sought a domestic manufacturer of waterjets meeting its technical requirements, but the one domestic manufacturer it located, NAMjet of Arkansas, was not capable of constructing commercial waterjets meeting the Bridge District’s design needs, and that the only responsive bidder, HamiltonJet of New Zealand, would not be able to provide a Buy America-compliant waterjet to the Bridge District. Pursuant to 49 CFR 661.7, FTA published a notice in the Federal Register on July 8, 2014, (79 FR 38665) seeking public comment on the Bridge District’s request. During the comment period, FTA received no objections to the Bridge District’s petition. In fact, FTA received no comments at all, indicating a likely lack of interest from domestic manufacturers who were ready, willing, and able to produce waterjets meeting the Bridge District’s specifications. As part of its due diligence, FTA also reached out to its sister agency, the Maritime Administration (MARAD), the modal agency within the US Department of Transportation PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44089 responsible for maritime matters, including domestic vessel construction. MARAD’s Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering confirmed that of the domestic manufacturers of waterjets, there were none capable of meeting the higher volume performance standards required for the Bridge District’s ferry. Based upon the Bridge District’s representations that it is unable to procure Buy America-compliant waterjets, the lack of responses to FTA’s Federal Register Notice, and FTA’s outreach to its MARAD counterparts, FTA is issuing a non-availability waiver for HamiltonJet’s high-capacity waterjets pursuant to 49 CFR 661.7(c). This waiver is limited to the procurement of waterjets for the M.V. Mendocino. Subsequent requests for replacement waterjets will be subject to similar notice-and-comment publication requirements. Dana Nifosi, Deputy Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–17779 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–57–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Surface Transportation Board Notice and Request for Comments AGENCY: Surface Transportation Board, DOT. 30-day notice of request for approval: End-of-Year Railroad Service Outlook. ACTION: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3519 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection resulting from the Board’s annual request that Class I carriers and rail carriers that are members of the American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) provide the Board with information about the plans and preparations that these rail carriers have made in anticipation of the increased demand for rail service during the fall peak demand season. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on June 24, 2013, at 78 FR 37882 (60-day notice). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. Comments may now be submitted to OMB concerning: (1) The accuracy of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44088-44089]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17662]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Submission Deadline To Amend Slot Records for LaGuardia 
Airport

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

ACTION: Notice of submission deadline.

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SUMMARY: Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline 
of August 12, 2014, for requests to amend slot records (adjust slot 
times and arrival/departure designations) at New York LaGuardia Airport 
(LGA).

DATES: Schedules must be submitted no later than August 12, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Schedules may be submitted by mail to the Slot 
Administration Office, AGC-200, Office of the Chief Counsel, 800 
Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; by facsimile to: 202-267-
7277; or by email to: 7-AWA-slotadmin@faa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Hawks, Office of the Chief 
Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone number: 202-267-7143; fax number: 202-
267-7971; email: rob.hawks@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scheduled operations at LGA currently are 
limited by FAA Order until a final Slot Management and Transparency 
Rule for LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and 
Newark Liberty International Airport (RIN 2120-AJ89) becomes effective 
but not later than October 29, 2016.\1\ The LGA Order permits the 
leasing or trading of slots through the expiration date of the Order, 
but this mechanism limits a carrier's ability to permanently adjust its 
slot base through trades with another carrier, as is common at Ronald 
Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Additionally, the Order 
permanently allocates slots, unlike the EWR and JFK Orders that 
allocate slots and permit slot retimings on a seasonal basis, subject 
to availability of slots through a transparent process generally 
following the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide 
Slot Guidelines (WSG).\2\
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    \1\ Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport, 71 FR 
77854 (Dec. 27, 2006) as amended by 79 FR 17222 (Mar. 27, 2014).
    \2\ See 79 FR 16857 (Mar. 26, 2014) (EWR Order); 79 FR 16854 
(Mar. 26, 2014) (JFK Order).
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    Recently the FAA has received a number of requests to retime LGA 
slots and change arrival/departure designations. Although the FAA has 
received similar requests for slot adjustments on a seasonal basis 
since the LGA Order became effective, the FAA has noticed an increase 
in the volume of requests and the number of carriers seeking 
accommodation. Some requests have been the same season after season, 
indicating that carriers may desire adjustments that remain in effect 
until the expiration of the LGA Order. Historically, the FAA has 
evaluated and confirmed these adjustment requests, consistent with the 
LGA Order and prior FAA practice, on the basis of whether they have an 
operational benefit or a neutral effect on operations. Since 2007, many 
of these adjustments have improved LGA operational performance.
    To evaluate LGA slot adjustments for the upcoming 2014-15 winter 
IATA scheduling season in a fair and transparent manner, the FAA is 
establishing a deadline of August 12, 2014, for carriers to request 
retiming and changes to the arrival/departure designation of currently-
held slots. Carriers should provide slot information in sufficient 
detail including, at minimum, the operating carrier, slot number, 
scheduled time of arrival or departure, frequency, arrival/departure 
designation, and effective dates. Consistent with past practice, the 
FAA will evaluate requests in light of the

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overall operational impact at LGA and whether the requests improve or 
have a neutral effect on operational performance. The FAA will consider 
both short-term adjustments and adjustments through the expiration of 
the LGA Order. In addition, if the FAA receives conflicting requests 
for retiming, the FAA will give priority to new entrants and limited 
incumbents, consistent with the LGA Order and FAA practice. The terms 
of the LGA Order prevent the FAA from allocating new slots in hours at 
or above the slot limit.
    The FAA will evaluate requests received by August 12, 2014, and 
intends to respond to the requests no later than August 19, 2014. The 
FAA cannot guarantee that all requests to adjust slots will be 
confirmed. Requests received after August 12, 2014, will be evaluated 
after timely requests in the order they are received. As permitted 
under paragraph A.5 of the LGA Order, carriers are encouraged to engage 
in slot trades, when possible, to achieve desired timings.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2014.
Mark W. Bury,
Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law, Legislation, and 
Regulations.
[FR Doc. 2014-17662 Filed 7-24-14; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P