Recommendations for Facilities Realignments To Support Transition to NextGen as Part of Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012; Request for Comments, 16078-16079 [2015-06897]

Download as PDF 16078 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 58 / Thursday, March 26, 2015 / Notices For additional information, contact Gregory Maggio, Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, at (202) 647–2231, or MaggioGF@state.gov. Dated: March 20, 2015. Gregory F. Maggio, Designated Federal Official, U.S. Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–06957 Filed 3–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–07–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2015–0693] Recommendations for Facilities Realignments To Support Transition to NextGen as Part of Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012; Request for Comments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: This document announces the availability of the FAA National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, Year 1 Part 1. The report was developed in response to Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112– 95). The report and recommendations contained therein have been developed collaboratively with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) Labor Unions and with input from stakeholders. The FAA seeks comments on this report. DATES: Send comments on or before May 11, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–0693 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA dockets, including name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or visit Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Christie, Future Facilities Group Manager, AJW–2A, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; email: Section804-Public-Comments@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–95) requires the FAA to develop a plan for realigning and consolidating facilities in an effort to support the transition to NextGen and reduce costs where such cost reductions can be implemented without adversely affecting safety. To address Section 804 requirements, the FAA formed a collaborative workgroup of representatives from the FAA and NATCA and PASS Labor Unions to develop a comprehensive process to analyze different realignment and consolidation scenarios. The collaborative process takes into account the following factors and criteria when prioritizing facilities for realignment analysis: NextGen readiness; the Terminal Automation program schedule; operational and airspace factors; existing facility conditions and workforce needs; industry stakeholder input; and the costs and benefits associated with each potential realignment alternative. In 2014, the collaborative workgroup initiated activities to evaluate existing Terminal Radar Approach Control PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (TRACON) facilities and prioritize them for annual analysis; develop an initial set of realignment scenarios and define alternatives for each scenario; collect facility and operational data, and document system requirements; document facility, equipment, infrastructure, operational and safety data; capture qualitative workforce considerations, including training, transition, facility, and potential workforce impacts of potential realignments; consider potential impacts on operations, airspace modifications, route/fixes changes, arrival/departure procedures, intra/ inter-facility coordination, and aviation community interaction; collect and consider industry stakeholder inputs; document and quantify benefits and cost of potential realignments; and develop a recommendation for each realignment scenario. The recommendations for the first two scenarios analyzed by the Section 804 collaborative workgroup are contained in the report entitled ‘‘FAA National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report Year 1, Part 1 Recommendations,’’ a copy of which has been placed in the docket for this notice. The docket may be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov. A copy of the report has also been made available on the FAA’s Web site at http:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/ rulemaking/recently_published/. The realignment recommendations outlined in the Year 1 Part 1 report are the result of a collaborative process that involved a multi-disciplinary team of FAA subject matter experts, financial analysts, operational experts, and Labor and FAA leadership participants. The Section 804 process serves as a stable foundation for future realignment analyses and recommendations. The process aims to maximize operational, administrative, and maintenance efficiencies and deliver the highest value to stakeholders. The FAA is requesting comments on this report pursuant to Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The agency will consider all comments received on or before May 11, 2015. Following a 60-day comment review period, the final report along with public comments will be submitted to Congress. The FAA continues to analyze data collected from facilities across the United States and evaluate possible realignment scenarios. The FAA will make its next recommendations when it submits Part 2 of the report in mid-2015. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 58 / Thursday, March 26, 2015 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2015. Martha Christie, Future Facilities Group Manager. [FR Doc. 2015–06897 Filed 3–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket Number NHTSA–2015–0084] Reports, Forms, and RecordKeeping Requirements National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Request for public comment on proposed collection of information. AGENCY: Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number at the heading of this notice by any of the following methods: • Web site: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the electronic docket site by clicking on ‘‘Help and Information’’ or ‘‘Help/ Info.’’ • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number. 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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 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://www.dot.gov/ privacy.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information or access to background documents, contact Wayne McKenzie, Office of Crash Avoidance Standards (NVS–121), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, West Building W43–462, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Mr. McKenzie can be reached at (202) 366–1729. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before an agency submits a proposed collection of information to OMB for approval, it must publish a document in the Federal Register providing a 60-day comment period and otherwise consult with members of the public and affected agencies concerning each proposed collection of information. The OMB has promulgated regulations describing what must be included in such a document. Under OMB’s regulations (at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)), an agency must ask for public comment on the following: (i) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) How to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16079 (iv) How to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. In compliance with these requirements, NHTSA asks public comment on the following proposed collection of information: Title: 49 CFR Section 571.108, Compliance Labeling of Retroreflective Materials Heavy Trailer Conspicuity. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. OMB Control Number: 2127–0569. Affected Public: Businesses or other for profit organizations. Abstract: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108, ‘‘Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment,’’ specifies requirements for vehicle lighting for the purposes of reducing traffic accidents and their tragic results by providing adequate roadway illumination, improved vehicle conspicuity, appropriate information transmission through signal lamps, in both day, night, and other conditions of reduced visibility. For certifications and identification purposes, the Standard requires the permanent marking of the letters ‘‘DOT–C2,’’ DOT–C3’’, or DOT– C4’’ at least 3mm high at regular intervals on retroreflective sheeting material having adequate performance to provide effective trailer conspicuity. The manufacturers of new tractors and trailers are required to certify that their products are equipped with retroreflective material complying with the requirements of the standard. The Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) enforces this and other standards through roadside inspections of trucks. There is no practical field test for the performance requirements, and labeling is the only objective way of distinguishing trailer conspicuity grade material from lower performance material. Without labeling, FMCSA will not be able to enforce the performance requirements of the standard and the compliance testing of new tractors and trailers will be complicated. Labeling is also important to small trailer manufacturers because it may help them certify compliance. Because wider stripes or material of lower brightness also can provide the minimum safety performance, the marking system serves the additional role of identifying the minimum stripe width required for retroreflective conspicuity of the particular material. Estimated Annual Burden: 1 hours. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2015-0693]


Recommendations for Facilities Realignments To Support Transition 
to NextGen as Part of Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform 
Act of 2012; Request for Comments

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

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of the FAA National 
Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, Year 1 Part 1. The 
report was developed in response to Section 804 of the FAA 
Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95). The report and 
recommendations contained therein have been developed collaboratively 
with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the 
Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) Labor Unions and with 
input from stakeholders. The FAA seeks comments on this report.

DATES: Send comments on or before May 11, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2015-0693 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the 
docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all 
comments received into any FAA dockets, including name of the 
individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an 
association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477-19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or visit Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of 
the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Christie, Future Facilities 
Group Manager, AJW-2A, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; email: Section804-Public-Comments@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. 
L. 112-95) requires the FAA to develop a plan for realigning and 
consolidating facilities in an effort to support the transition to 
NextGen and reduce costs where such cost reductions can be implemented 
without adversely affecting safety. To address Section 804 
requirements, the FAA formed a collaborative workgroup of 
representatives from the FAA and NATCA and PASS Labor Unions to develop 
a comprehensive process to analyze different realignment and 
consolidation scenarios. The collaborative process takes into account 
the following factors and criteria when prioritizing facilities for 
realignment analysis: NextGen readiness; the Terminal Automation 
program schedule; operational and airspace factors; existing facility 
conditions and workforce needs; industry stakeholder input; and the 
costs and benefits associated with each potential realignment 
alternative.
    In 2014, the collaborative workgroup initiated activities to 
evaluate existing Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities 
and prioritize them for annual analysis; develop an initial set of 
realignment scenarios and define alternatives for each scenario; 
collect facility and operational data, and document system 
requirements; document facility, equipment, infrastructure, operational 
and safety data; capture qualitative workforce considerations, 
including training, transition, facility, and potential workforce 
impacts of potential realignments; consider potential impacts on 
operations, airspace modifications, route/fixes changes, arrival/
departure procedures, intra/inter-facility coordination, and aviation 
community interaction; collect and consider industry stakeholder 
inputs; document and quantify benefits and cost of potential 
realignments; and develop a recommendation for each realignment 
scenario. The recommendations for the first two scenarios analyzed by 
the Section 804 collaborative workgroup are contained in the report 
entitled ``FAA National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report 
Year 1, Part 1 Recommendations,'' a copy of which has been placed in 
the docket for this notice. The docket may be accessed at http://www.regulations.gov. A copy of the report has also been made available 
on the FAA's Web site at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/recently_published/.
    The realignment recommendations outlined in the Year 1 Part 1 
report are the result of a collaborative process that involved a multi-
disciplinary team of FAA subject matter experts, financial analysts, 
operational experts, and Labor and FAA leadership participants. The 
Section 804 process serves as a stable foundation for future 
realignment analyses and recommendations. The process aims to maximize 
operational, administrative, and maintenance efficiencies and deliver 
the highest value to stakeholders.
    The FAA is requesting comments on this report pursuant to Section 
804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The agency will 
consider all comments received on or before May 11, 2015. Following a 
60-day comment review period, the final report along with public 
comments will be submitted to Congress. The FAA continues to analyze 
data collected from facilities across the United States and evaluate 
possible realignment scenarios. The FAA will make its next 
recommendations when it submits Part 2 of the report in mid-2015.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2015.
Martha Christie,
Future Facilities Group Manager.
[FR Doc. 2015-06897 Filed 3-25-15; 8:45 am]
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