Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee, 56431 [2014-22381]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 182 / Friday, September 19, 2014 / Notices email FAAKodiakEA@icfi.com; telephone (202) 267–9305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft EA was prepared to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the FAA modifying the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s (AAC’s) Launch Site Operator License to include medium-lift launch capability at the Kodiak Launch Complex (KLC), a commercial launch site currently operated under a FAA Launch Site Operator License (LSO–03– 008), which authorizes only small-lift operations. Expansion of launch capabilities at KLC would include the addition of new infrastructure necessary to support medium-lift launches, including the construction of a launch pad and associated facilities. As part of the Proposed Action addressed in the EA, AAC would make improvements to the KLC to add both solid and liquidpropellant, medium-lift launch capability, and to operate the KLC in the future as a small-lift and medium-lift launch complex. Proposed construction at KLC includes six primary modifications: construction of Launch Pad 3 (LP3), a vehicle processing facility, rocket staging facility, liquid fuel facility, mission control center and improvements to Pasagshak Point Road. Proposed launch operations would include up to six orbital small-lift launches and three medium-lift launches per year from the existing launch pads and from the proposed LP3; however, to be conservative in the analysis of potential environmental impacts in this Draft EA, the EA assumes a maximum of nine mediumlift launches per year. The Draft EA addresses the potential environmental impacts of implementing the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not modify AAC’s Launch Site Operator License to include medium-lift launch capability and AAC would not proceed with the construction of medium-lift launch support infrastructure at KLC. Existing launch activities for up to nine orbital small-lift class launches per year from the existing launch pads would continue. The impact categories considered in the Draft EA include air quality; compatible land use; Department of Transportation Act: Section 4(f); fish, wildlife, and plants; hazardous materials, pollution prevention, and solid waste; historical, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources; light emissions and visual impacts; natural resources and energy supply; noise; socioeconomic, environmental justice, and children’s environmental VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Sep 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 health and safety risk; water quality; and wetlands. The Draft EA also considers the potential cumulative environmental impacts. The FAA has posted the Draft EA on the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation Web site: http:// www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ documents_progress/kodiak_launch/. A paper copy and a CD version of the Draft EA may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours at the following libraries: • Kodiak Public Library, 612 Egan Way, Kodiak, AK 99615 • University of Alaska Anchorage— Carolyn Floyd Library, 117 Benny Benson Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615 • Anchorage Municipal Library, 3600 Denali St., Anchorage, AK 99503 The FAA will hold an open house public meeting to solicit comments from the public concerning the scope and content of the Draft EA. Details of the meeting are as follows: • October 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Kodiak Inn Best Western, Katurwik Room, 236 E. Rezanof Dr., Kodiak, AK 99615 The public will be able to speak to project representatives one-on-one and submit written comments or provide oral comments to a stenographer. Oral and written comments are weighted evenly. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA encourages all interested parties to provide comments concerning the scope and content of the Draft EA. To ensure that all comments can be addressed in the Final EA, comments on the draft must be received by the FAA no later than October 15, 2014. Comments should be as specific as possible and address the analysis of potential environmental impacts and the adequacy of the proposed action or merits of alternatives and the mitigation being considered. Reviewers should organize their comments to be meaningful and inform the FAA of their interests and concerns by quoting or providing specific references to the text of the Draft EA. Matters that could have been raised with specificity during the comment period on the Draft EA may not be considered if they are raised for the first time later in the decision process. This commenting procedure is intended to ensure that substantive comments and concerns are made available to the FAA in a timely manner so that the FAA has an opportunity to address them. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments in writing to Stacey M. Zee, Federal PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 56431 Aviation Administration, c/o ICF International, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031; or by email at FAAKodiakEA@icfi.com. Issued in Washington, DC on September 15, 2014. Daniel Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division. [FR Doc. 2014–22401 Filed 9–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee Pursuant to section 10(A)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the FAA Research, Engineering and Development (R,E&D) Advisory Committee. AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of Meeting. Name: Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee. Time and Date: October 09, 2014— 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Place: Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW.—Round Room (10th Floor), Washington, DC 20591. Purpose: The meeting agenda will include receiving from the Committee guidance for FAA’s research and development investments in the areas of air traffic services, airports, aircraft safety, human factors and environment and energy. Attendance is open to the interested public but seating is limited. Persons wishing to attend the meeting or obtain information should contact Chinita A. Roundtree-Coleman at (609) 485–7149 or chinita.roundtreecoleman@faa.gov. Members of the public may present a written statement to the Committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2014. Chinita A. Roundtree-Coleman, Computer Specialist. [FR Doc. 2014–22381 Filed 9–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 182 (Friday, September 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 56431]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22381]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee

    Pursuant to section 10(A)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(Pub. L. 92-463; 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting 
of the FAA Research, Engineering and Development (R,E&D) Advisory 
Committee.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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    Name: Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee.
    Time and Date: October 09, 2014--9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Place: Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW.--Round Room (10th Floor), Washington, DC 20591.
    Purpose: The meeting agenda will include receiving from the 
Committee guidance for FAA's research and development investments in 
the areas of air traffic services, airports, aircraft safety, human 
factors and environment and energy. Attendance is open to the 
interested public but seating is limited. Persons wishing to attend the 
meeting or obtain information should contact Chinita A. Roundtree-
Coleman at (609) 485-7149 or chinita.roundtree-coleman@faa.gov. Members 
of the public may present a written statement to the Committee at any 
time.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2014.
Chinita A. Roundtree-Coleman,
Computer Specialist.
[FR Doc. 2014-22381 Filed 9-18-14; 8:45 am]
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