Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility, 17137-17138 [2015-07288]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 61 / Tuesday, March 31, 2015 / Notices Complex (PRTC), dated November 28, 2014. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving special use airspace under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b)(3)(A), the FAA provided subject matter expertise and closely coordinated with the Air Force during the environmental review process, including preparation of the Draft EIS and the FEIS. Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined the FEIS, including its supporting documentation, as incorporated by reference, adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the proposed expansion of airspace for PRTC, and that adoption of the FEIS by the FAA is authorized under 40 CFR 1506.3, Adoption. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the FEIS, and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the proposed expansion of airspace for PRTC. DATES: Effective date: March 31, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Burris, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8656. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background In August 2010, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations, the Air Force released a Draft EIS. The Draft EIS presented the potential environmental consequences of the Air Force’s proposal to improve training for primarily bomber aircrews assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) and Minot AFB. As a result of public, agency, and tribal comments during the 100-day public comment period on the Draft EIS, and the FAA aeronautical review process, the Air Force, FAA, other federal and state agencies, and tribal governments have consulted to mitigate concerns while continuing to meet national defense training requirements. The Air Force participated in continued communication, consultation, and/or meetings with state agencies and tribal representatives from 2008 through 2014. Consultation and coordination on potential environmental and related impacts will continue after completion of the FEIS. The Air Force is the proponent for the PRTC and is the lead agency for the preparation of the FEIS. The FAA is a cooperating agency responsible for approving special use airspace as defined in 40 CFR 1508.5. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 Implementation As a result of the public comments received, the aeronautical studies, environmental analysis, and the USAF using agency and FAA controlling agency concurrence on mitigation measures to address public issues and aeronautical impacts, the FAA is establishing the PRTC MOAs as circularized to the public from February through May 2014, with two minor boundary adjustments. The adjustments include a larger cutout in the southern boundary of the PR–2 Low and High MOAs for arrivals and departures into Hulett, WY, and an adjustment of the southern boundaries of the Gap B and Gap C MOAs to avoid the Gap B MOAs extending across VOR Federal airway V–491. The legal descriptions for the PRTC MOAs being established, as noted in this notice, will be published in the NFDD with a September 17, 2015 effective date. Activating or scheduling the Powder River PR–1A–D Low, PR–3 Low, Gap A Low, and Gap B Low MOAs is not authorized until communication coverage is established by the USAF for these areas. This ensures the ability to recall airspace for civil IFR use. The following conditions must be accomplished prior to FAA approval for activating or scheduling the Low MOAs: 1. The USAF must notify Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations when the communications capability mitigation described in the FEIS is established. 2. The FAA must accept that the communications capability established by the USAF complies with the mitigation described in the FEIS. If no validation information is provided with the USAF notice, the FAA will request it. The communication capability acceptance is to be accomplished by the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group in concert with the Central Service Center Operations Support Group (OSG). 3. The FAA controlling agencies and USAF using agency must establish MOA recall procedures which will enable controlling agencies to recall the low MOA airspace whenever necessary to allow IFR aircraft access to and from public use airports underlying the MOA. 4. The USAF must accomplish public outreach to all known aviation interested persons, organizations, and offices within 50 miles of the PRTC 60days prior to the first planned scheduling and use of the PRTC Low MOAs once the conditions above are accomplished. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17137 Upon completion of the conditions established above for the scheduling and activating of the PRTC Low MOAs identified, the USAF will be authorized to schedule and use all PRTC MOAs consistent with their designated purpose. A copy of the FAA Record of Decision is available on the FAA Web site. Right of Appeal: The Adoption/ROD for the expansion of PRTC constitutes a final order of the FAA Administrator and is subject to exclusive judicial review under 49 U.S.C. 46110 by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia or the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the circuit in which the person contesting the decision resides or has its principal place of business. Any party having substantial interest in this order may apply for review of the decision by filing a petition for review in the appropriate U.S. Court of Appeals no later than 60 days after the date of this notice in accordance with the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 46110. Any party seeking to stay implementation of the action as stated in the ROD must file an application with the FAA prior to seeking judicial relief as provided in Rule 18(a) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2015. Jacqueline R. Jackson, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2015–07324 Filed 3–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Transit Administration Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility Federal Transit Administration (FTA), United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to transfer Federally assisted facility. AGENCY: Section 5334(h) of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, 49 U.S.C. 5301, et. seq., permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no further obligation to the Federal Government if, among other things, no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. Accordingly, FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal agencies that the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) intends to transfer the facility located at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 17138 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 61 / Tuesday, March 31, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 274 Winkler’s Creek Road, Boone, NC 28607, on behalf of a subrecipient, AppalCART, to Watauga County, NC. AppalCART, the transportation authority serving all of Watauga County, used the location as an administrative and maintenance facility from 1981– 2013 (32 yrs). AppalCART can no longer use the property because construction on a new administrative and maintenance facility was completed in August 2013. Watauga County will be utilizing the property as a County maintenance department. Watauga County is charged with maintaining all county vehicles and facilities, including snow removal. This transfer would provide a number of benefits to the county and its residents. The site is more centrally located than the current location of the County maintenance department; the new location would allow quicker and more efficient dispatch of maintenance crews for snow removal and other services to County facilities. The interior space at this property will allow maintenance equipment and vehicles to be sheltered and maintained indoors, saving them from the wear currently experienced due to the harsh climate of the area. Also, the site and facilities have adequate space for other county usage, such as storage for other departments and a possible impound lot for the Sheriff’s Office. The transfer will allow the property to be put to good use. The County has agreed to ensure that this use will be maintained for no less than five (5) years. DATES: Effective Date: Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the facility must notify the FTA Region IV office of its interest no later than 30 days from the date of publication of the Federal Register notice. ADDRESSES: Interested parties should notify the Regional Office by writing to Yvette G. Taylor, Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, 230 Peachtree NW., Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Micah M. Miller, Regional Counsel, (404) 865–5474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 49 U.S.C. 5334(h) provides guidance on the transfer of capital assets. Specifically, if a recipient of FTA assistance decides an asset acquired under this chapter at least in part with that assistance is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, the Secretary of Transportation may authorize the recipient to transfer the asset to a local governmental authority VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 30, 2015 Jkt 235001 to be used for a public purpose with no further obligation to the Government. 49 U.S.C. 5334(h)(1). Determinations The Secretary may authorize a transfer for a public purpose other than mass transportation only if the Secretary decides: (A) The asset will remain in public use for at least 5 years after the date the asset is transferred; (B) There is no purpose eligible for assistance under this chapter for which the asset should be used; (C) The overall benefit of allowing the transfer is greater than the interest of the Government in liquidation and return of the financial interest of the Government in the asset, after considering fair market value and other factors; and (D) Through an appropriate screening or survey process, that there is no interest in acquiring the asset for Government use if the asset is a facility or land. Federal Interest in Acquiring Land or Facility This document implements the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5334(h)(1)(D) of the Federal Transit Laws. Accordingly, FTA hereby provides notice of the availability of the facility further described below. Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the affected facility should promptly notify the FTA. If no Federal agency is interested in acquiring the existing facility, FTA will make certain that the other requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. 5334(h)(1)(A) through (C) are met before permitting the asset to be transferred. Additional Description of Land or Facility The subject property is identified as parcel identification number 2910–23– 0273–000 by the Watauga County Tax Supervisor’s office. The subject property contains 1.549-acres improved with a one-story metal & brick garage/office/ warehouse building and a one-story brick equipment vehicle wash building, both in fair condition. Site improvements include asphalt pavement, chain-link fencing, and landscaping. The subject was formerly used as an office and maintenance facility for AppalCART, a public transportation system serving Watauga County. AppalCART moved to a new facility in late 2013 and the subject facilities are currently vacant. Public PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 utilities include water, sewer, electric, telephone and cable. Yvette G. Taylor, Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Atlanta, GA. [FR Doc. 2015–07288 Filed 3–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2015–16 ] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before April 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2015–0156 using any of the following methods: • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility 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. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 61 (Tuesday, March 31, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17137-17138]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-07288]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Transit Administration


Transfer of Federally Assisted Facility

AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration (FTA), United States Department 
of Transportation (USDOT).

ACTION: Notice of Intent (NOI) to transfer Federally assisted facility.

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SUMMARY: Section 5334(h) of the Federal Transit Laws, as codified, 49 
U.S.C. 5301, et. seq., permits the Administrator of the Federal Transit 
Administration (FTA) to authorize a recipient of FTA funds to transfer 
land or a facility to a public body for any public purpose with no 
further obligation to the Federal Government if, among other things, no 
Federal agency is interested in acquiring the asset for Federal use. 
Accordingly, FTA is issuing this Notice to advise Federal agencies that 
the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) intends to 
transfer the facility located at

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274 Winkler's Creek Road, Boone, NC 28607, on behalf of a subrecipient, 
AppalCART, to Watauga County, NC. AppalCART, the transportation 
authority serving all of Watauga County, used the location as an 
administrative and maintenance facility from 1981-2013 (32 yrs). 
AppalCART can no longer use the property because construction on a new 
administrative and maintenance facility was completed in August 2013.
    Watauga County will be utilizing the property as a County 
maintenance department. Watauga County is charged with maintaining all 
county vehicles and facilities, including snow removal. This transfer 
would provide a number of benefits to the county and its residents. The 
site is more centrally located than the current location of the County 
maintenance department; the new location would allow quicker and more 
efficient dispatch of maintenance crews for snow removal and other 
services to County facilities. The interior space at this property will 
allow maintenance equipment and vehicles to be sheltered and maintained 
indoors, saving them from the wear currently experienced due to the 
harsh climate of the area. Also, the site and facilities have adequate 
space for other county usage, such as storage for other departments and 
a possible impound lot for the Sheriff's Office. The transfer will 
allow the property to be put to good use. The County has agreed to 
ensure that this use will be maintained for no less than five (5) 
years.

DATES: Effective Date: Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the 
facility must notify the FTA Region IV office of its interest no later 
than 30 days from the date of publication of the Federal Register 
notice.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should notify the Regional Office by 
writing to Yvette G. Taylor, Regional Administrator, Federal Transit 
Administration, 230 Peachtree NW., Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30303.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Micah M. Miller, Regional Counsel, 
(404) 865-5474.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    49 U.S.C. 5334(h) provides guidance on the transfer of capital 
assets. Specifically, if a recipient of FTA assistance decides an asset 
acquired under this chapter at least in part with that assistance is no 
longer needed for the purpose for which it was acquired, the Secretary 
of Transportation may authorize the recipient to transfer the asset to 
a local governmental authority to be used for a public purpose with no 
further obligation to the Government. 49 U.S.C. 5334(h)(1).

Determinations

    The Secretary may authorize a transfer for a public purpose other 
than mass transportation only if the Secretary decides:
    (A) The asset will remain in public use for at least 5 years after 
the date the asset is transferred;
    (B) There is no purpose eligible for assistance under this chapter 
for which the asset should be used;
    (C) The overall benefit of allowing the transfer is greater than 
the interest of the Government in liquidation and return of the 
financial interest of the Government in the asset, after considering 
fair market value and other factors; and
    (D) Through an appropriate screening or survey process, that there 
is no interest in acquiring the asset for Government use if the asset 
is a facility or land.

Federal Interest in Acquiring Land or Facility

    This document implements the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 
5334(h)(1)(D) of the Federal Transit Laws. Accordingly, FTA hereby 
provides notice of the availability of the facility further described 
below. Any Federal agency interested in acquiring the affected facility 
should promptly notify the FTA. If no Federal agency is interested in 
acquiring the existing facility, FTA will make certain that the other 
requirements specified in 49 U.S.C. 5334(h)(1)(A) through (C) are met 
before permitting the asset to be transferred.

Additional Description of Land or Facility

    The subject property is identified as parcel identification number 
2910-23-0273-000 by the Watauga County Tax Supervisor's office. The 
subject property contains 1.549-acres improved with a one-story metal & 
brick garage/office/warehouse building and a one-story brick equipment 
vehicle wash building, both in fair condition. Site improvements 
include asphalt pavement, chain-link fencing, and landscaping. The 
subject was formerly used as an office and maintenance facility for 
AppalCART, a public transportation system serving Watauga County. 
AppalCART moved to a new facility in late 2013 and the subject 
facilities are currently vacant. Public utilities include water, sewer, 
electric, telephone and cable.

Yvette G. Taylor,
Regional Administrator, Federal Transit Administration, Atlanta, GA.
[FR Doc. 2015-07288 Filed 3-30-15; 8:45 am]
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