Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada, 69186-69187 [2014-27559]

Download as PDF 69186 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 224 / Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Notices January 8th—9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. • Continuation of Plenary or Working Group Session 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 November 13, 2014. Mohannad Dawoud, Management Analyst, NextGen, Program Oversight and Administration, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–27555 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of request to release airport land. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of 23,974 square feet (approximately .55 acres) of airport property at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada from all conditions contained in the Grant Assurances since the parcel of land is not needed for airport purposes. The property consists of narrow strip of land approximately 25 feet wide by 850 feet long. The property is located approximately 2,500 feet east of the departure end of Reno-Tahoe Airport Runway 7/25. The property is separated from the airport operations area to the west by a public road and several nonaeronautical leaseholds and parking lots. The east side of the property is adjacent to East McCarran Boulevard. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and the Nevada Department of Transportation propose to use the land to widen East McCarran Boulevard, a major arterial road that serves the Reno/ Sparks Communities. The widening of the road represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation. The interest of civil aviation continues to be served by the release. The property will be sold at rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:37 Nov 19, 2014 Jkt 235001 an appraised fair market value to the State of Nevada, Department of Transportation and the proceeds deposited in the airport account. DATES: Comments must be received on the proposed land release request from federal obligations on or before December 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments on the request may be mailed or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mike N. Williams, Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Phoenix Airports District Office, Federal Register Comment, 3800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1025, 10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. In addition, one copy of the comment submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered Ms. Laurie Weeks, Senior Manager of Properties, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, 2001 E. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada, 89502. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), Public Law 106–181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the Secretary may waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by surplus property conveyance deeds or grant agreements. The following is a brief overview of the request: The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) of Washoe County, the owner of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, requested a release from grant assurance obligations for approximately 23,974 square feet of airport land for sale. The property was acquired as separate parcels with federal funding under the Airport Development Aid Program (ADAP), Grant No. 6–32–0017–12, and the Airport Improvement Program, Grant No. 3–32–0017–01 and Grant No. 3–32–0017–04 for noise compatibility and approach protection. Due to its location and current condition, the property has not been used for aeronautical purposes. The land is currently improved with landscaping only. The landscaping improvements include shrubs, trees, rock ground cover and drip-irrigation. The land is not served by domestic utilities. The land is currently zoned for industrial and commercial uses. The subject land is part of a larger parcel which was leased by the RTAA and developed with industrial/warehouse facilities in 2004. The Nevada Department of Transportation requires the strip of land to accommodate the widening of East McCarran Boulevard, a major arterial roadway in Reno and PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sparks, as part of the East McCarran Boulevard Widening Project. Because of the narrow width of the property and adjacency to the existing roadway, the land is not suitable for future airport development. The release and sale of the land will not negatively impact airport operations. The FAA has determined the proposed release of the property Grant Assurances is categorically excluded from detailed evaluation in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. However, the proposed property is located within the 100-year floodplain of the Truckee River. Therefore, the FAA evaluated the proposed release from Grant Assurances in accordance with Executive Order 11988 Floodplain Management, and Department of Transportation Order 5650.2 Floodplain Management and Protection. There is no practicable alternative to constructing the East McCarran Boulevard Widening Project—Phase II in the proposed location, which is in the 100-year floodplain, because the 100year floodplain extends throughout the project vicinity, and East McCarran Boulevard is a major existing road. The construction of the East McCarran Boulevard Widening Project—Phase II project after release from Grant Assurances and subsequent conveyance to the Nevada Department of Transportation would not adversely affect beneficial floodplain values such as natural moderation of floodwaters, water quality maintenance, groundwater recharge, fish or wildlife habitat, or any other floodplain value. The existing property consists of artificial landscaping and parking lots which do not possess any beneficial floodplain values and the project is designed so as not to change the water storage capacity of the existing floodplain. As discussed in a Truckee River Flood Management Authority letter of July 11, 2014 to the City of Reno, while the property is within the 100-year floodplain, as part of the East McCarran Boulevard Widening Project—Phase II, the Nevada Department of Transportation intends to provide additional flood water storage capacity at a volumetric ratio of 2:1 to compensate for required project fill associated with the widening project. As part of the FAA’s approval of the release of the property from Grant Assurances, the FAA will require that the RTAA condition its sale of the property to the Nevada Department of Transportation with the condition that the Department will implement the project as described in the Truckee River Flood Management Authority letter of July 11, 2014 to the City of Reno, to provide additional flood water storage capacity at a volumetric E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 224 / Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Notices ratio of 2:1 to compensate for required project fill associated with the East McCarran Boulevard Phase II widening project. The sale price will be based on an appraised market value and the sale proceeds will be deposited in the airport account to be solely expended for the capital and operating costs of the RenoTahoe International Airport. The RenoTahoe International Airport, Nevada will be justly compensated, thereby serving the interests of civil aviation. Issued in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 14, 2014. Mike N. Williams, Manager, Phoenix Airports District Office, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2014–27559 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), DOT. ACTION: Federal Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared for a proposed freeway corridor improvement project on I–39/ 90/94 from the US 12/18 Interchange to the I–39/WIS 78 interchange in Dane and Columbia Counties in south-central Wisconsin. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracey Blankenship, Major Projects Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration, 525 Junction Road, Suite 8000, Madison, Wisconsin, 53717–2157, Telephone: (608) 829– 7510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), will prepare an EIS for proposed improvements in the I–39/90/94 corridor and adjacent local road systems from the US 12/18 interchange (Madison Beltline interchange) to the I–39/WIS 78 interchange (south of Portage), approximately 35 miles. The project limits also include WIS 30 from East Washington Avenue to I–39/90/94, I–94 from I–39/90 to County N, US 151 from I–39/90/94 to Main Street in Sun rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:37 Nov 19, 2014 Jkt 235001 Prairie, and the I–39/90/94, US 51 & WIS 19 triangle in DeForest, including operational areas of influence at each interchange. The purpose of this project is to address bridge structural needs including replacement of the Wisconsin River crossing; highway and roadside safety issues and design deficiencies; accommodate existing and projected traffic volumes; and improve the transportation system’s ability to support local and regional tourism economies. The EIS will evaluate a range of alternatives for the I–39/90/94 mainline and system interchanges, adjacent arterial roads, and connections to the local road network. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with 23 U.S.C. 139, 23 CFR771, and 40 CFR parts 1500–1508. Completion of the draft EIS is expected in 2017, and the final EIS in 2019. Public involvement is a critical component of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will occur throughout the development of the draft and final EIS. All environmental documents will be made available for review by federal and state resource agencies and the public. Specific efforts to encourage involvement by, and solicit comments from, minority and low-income populations in the project study area will be made, with public involvement meetings held throughout the environmental document process. Public notice will be given as to the time and place of public involvement meetings. A public hearing will be held after the completion of the Draft EIS. Inquiries about the EIS can be sent to i399094@dot.wi.gov. A public Web site will be maintained for the EIS to provide information about the project and allow for on-line public comment (www.i399094@dot.wi.gov). To ensure the full range of issues related to the proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action and this notice should be directed to the FHWA address provided above. Projects receiving Federal funds must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and Executive Order 12898 ‘‘Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations.’’ Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, or country of national origin in the implementation of this project. It is also Federal policy to identify and address any disproportionately high and adverse PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69187 effects of federal projects on the health or environment of minority and lowincome populations to the greatest extent practicable and permitted by law. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Number 20.205, Highway Planning and Construction. The regulations implementing Executive Order 12372 regarding intergovernmental consultation on Federal programs and activities apply to this program.) Issued on: November 12, 2014. Johnny M. Gerbitz, Field Operations Engineer, Federal Highway Administration, Madison, Wisconsin. [FR Doc. 2014–27476 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2014–0011–N–21] Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the renewal Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 3, 2014 (79 FR 52409). DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Robert Brogan, Office of Planning and Evaluation Division, RRS–21, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 25, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: (202) 493–6292), or Ms. Kimberly Toone, Office of Information Technology, RAD–20, Federal Railroad Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Mail Stop 35, Washington, DC 20590 (Telephone: (202) 493–6132). (These telephone numbers are not tollfree.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104–13, sec. 2, 109 Stat. 163 (1995) (codified as revised at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-27559]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for 
Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request to release airport land.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and 
invites public comment on the application for a release of 23,974 
square feet (approximately .55 acres) of airport property at Reno-Tahoe 
International Airport, Reno, Nevada from all conditions contained in 
the Grant Assurances since the parcel of land is not needed for airport 
purposes. The property consists of narrow strip of land approximately 
25 feet wide by 850 feet long. The property is located approximately 
2,500 feet east of the departure end of Reno-Tahoe Airport Runway 7/25. 
The property is separated from the airport operations area to the west 
by a public road and several non-aeronautical leaseholds and parking 
lots. The east side of the property is adjacent to East McCarran 
Boulevard. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and the Nevada 
Department of Transportation propose to use the land to widen East 
McCarran Boulevard, a major arterial road that serves the Reno/Sparks 
Communities. The widening of the road represents a compatible land use 
that will not interfere with the airport or its operation. The interest 
of civil aviation continues to be served by the release. The property 
will be sold at an appraised fair market value to the State of Nevada, 
Department of Transportation and the proceeds deposited in the airport 
account.

DATES: Comments must be received on the proposed land release request 
from federal obligations on or before December 22, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Comments on the request may be mailed 
or delivered to the FAA at the following address: Mike N. Williams, 
Manager, Federal Aviation Administration, Phoenix Airports District 
Office, Federal Register Comment, 3800 N. Central Avenue, Suite 1025, 
10th Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85012. In addition, one copy of the 
comment submitted to the FAA must be mailed or delivered Ms. Laurie 
Weeks, Senior Manager of Properties, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, 2001 
E. Plumb Lane, Reno, Nevada, 89502.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Wendell H. Ford 
Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), 
Public Law 106-181 (Apr. 5, 2000; 114 Stat. 61), this notice must be 
published in the Federal Register 30 days before the Secretary may 
waive any condition imposed on a federally obligated airport by surplus 
property conveyance deeds or grant agreements.
    The following is a brief overview of the request:
    The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) of Washoe County, the owner 
of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, requested a release from grant 
assurance obligations for approximately 23,974 square feet of airport 
land for sale. The property was acquired as separate parcels with 
federal funding under the Airport Development Aid Program (ADAP), Grant 
No. 6-32-0017-12, and the Airport Improvement Program, Grant No. 3-32-
0017-01 and Grant No. 3-32-0017-04 for noise compatibility and approach 
protection.
    Due to its location and current condition, the property has not 
been used for aeronautical purposes. The land is currently improved 
with landscaping only. The landscaping improvements include shrubs, 
trees, rock ground cover and drip-irrigation. The land is not served by 
domestic utilities. The land is currently zoned for industrial and 
commercial uses. The subject land is part of a larger parcel which was 
leased by the RTAA and developed with industrial/warehouse facilities 
in 2004. The Nevada Department of Transportation requires the strip of 
land to accommodate the widening of East McCarran Boulevard, a major 
arterial roadway in Reno and Sparks, as part of the East McCarran 
Boulevard Widening Project. Because of the narrow width of the property 
and adjacency to the existing roadway, the land is not suitable for 
future airport development. The release and sale of the land will not 
negatively impact airport operations.
    The FAA has determined the proposed release of the property Grant 
Assurances is categorically excluded from detailed evaluation in 
accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. However, the 
proposed property is located within the 100-year floodplain of the 
Truckee River. Therefore, the FAA evaluated the proposed release from 
Grant Assurances in accordance with Executive Order 11988 Floodplain 
Management, and Department of Transportation Order 5650.2 Floodplain 
Management and Protection. There is no practicable alternative to 
constructing the East McCarran Boulevard Widening Project--Phase II in 
the proposed location, which is in the 100-year floodplain, because the 
100-year floodplain extends throughout the project vicinity, and East 
McCarran Boulevard is a major existing road.
    The construction of the East McCarran Boulevard Widening Project--
Phase II project after release from Grant Assurances and subsequent 
conveyance to the Nevada Department of Transportation would not 
adversely affect beneficial floodplain values such as natural 
moderation of floodwaters, water quality maintenance, groundwater 
recharge, fish or wildlife habitat, or any other floodplain value. The 
existing property consists of artificial landscaping and parking lots 
which do not possess any beneficial floodplain values and the project 
is designed so as not to change the water storage capacity of the 
existing floodplain. As discussed in a Truckee River Flood Management 
Authority letter of July 11, 2014 to the City of Reno, while the 
property is within the 100-year floodplain, as part of the East 
McCarran Boulevard Widening Project--Phase II, the Nevada Department of 
Transportation intends to provide additional flood water storage 
capacity at a volumetric ratio of 2:1 to compensate for required 
project fill associated with the widening project. As part of the FAA's 
approval of the release of the property from Grant Assurances, the FAA 
will require that the RTAA condition its sale of the property to the 
Nevada Department of Transportation with the condition that the 
Department will implement the project as described in the Truckee River 
Flood Management Authority letter of July 11, 2014 to the City of Reno, 
to provide additional flood water storage capacity at a volumetric

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ratio of 2:1 to compensate for required project fill associated with 
the East McCarran Boulevard Phase II widening project.
    The sale price will be based on an appraised market value and the 
sale proceeds will be deposited in the airport account to be solely 
expended for the capital and operating costs of the Reno-Tahoe 
International Airport. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nevada 
will be justly compensated, thereby serving the interests of civil 
aviation.

    Issued in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 14, 2014.
Mike N. Williams,
Manager, Phoenix Airports District Office, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2014-27559 Filed 11-19-14; 8:45 am]
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