Approval of Noise Compatibility Program, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, AK, 73266-73267 [2015-29916]

Download as PDF 73266 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 226 / Tuesday, November 24, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Dealer’s Aircraft Registration Certificate Application Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to reinstate a previously discontinued information collection. AC Form 8050–5 is an application for a dealer’s Aircraft Registration Certificate which, under 49 United States Code 1404, may be issued to a person engaged in manufacturing, distributing, or selling aircraft. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by January 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ronda Thompson, Room 441, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP–110, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronda Thompson at (202) 267–1416, or by email at: Ronda.Thompson@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0024. Title: Dealer’s Aircraft Registration Certificate Application. Form Numbers: FAA Form 8050–5. Type of Review: Reinstatement of an information collection. Background: Federal Aviation Regulation part 47 prescribes procedures that implement 103, which provides for the issuance of dealer’s aircraft registration certificates and for their use in connection with aircraft eligible for registration under this Act by persons engaged in manufacturing, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 distributing or selling aircraft. Dealer’s certificates enable such persons to fly aircraft for sale immediately without having to go through the paperwork and expense of applying for and securing a permanent Certificate of Aircraft Registration. It also provides a system of identification of aircraft dealers. Respondents: Approximately 3,904 applicants. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,928 hours. Issued in Washington, DC on November 18, 2015. Ronda Thompson, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2015–29913 Filed 11–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Approval of Noise Compatibility Program, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, AK Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 CFR Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96–52 (1980). On July 27, 2015, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps (NEM) submitted by the ADOT&PF under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On November 17, 2015, the FAA approved the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Lake Hood Seaplane Base (LHD) noise compatibility program (NCP). Most of the recommendations of the program were approved. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the ANC and LHD NCP is November 17, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Grey, Federal Aviation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration, Alaskan Region Airports Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue, Annex Building, Rm. A36, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, phone number: 907–271– 5453. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location by appointment with the above contact. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the NCP for ANC and LHD effective November 17, 2015. Under Section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has previously submitted a NEM may submit to the FAA a NCP which sets forth the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of additional non-compatible land uses within the area covered by the NEM. The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties including local communities, government agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel. Each airport NCP developed in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal Program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the airport operator with respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA’s approval or disapproval of each specific measure proposed by an airport sponsor in an Record of Approval (ROA) is determined by applying approval criteria prescribed in 14 CFR 150.35(b): The Administrator approves programs under this part, if— (1) It is found that the program measures to be implemented would not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce (including any unjust discrimination) and are reasonably consistent with achieving the goals of reducing existing noncompatible land uses around the airport and of preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses; (2) The program provides for revision if made necessary by the revision of the noise map; and (3) Those aspects of programs relating to the use of flight procedures for noise control can be implemented within the period covered by the program and without— (i) Reducing the level of aviation safety provided; (ii) Derogating the requisite level of protection for aircraft, their occupants and persons and property on the ground; (iii) Adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the Navigable E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 226 / Tuesday, November 24, 2015 / Notices Airspace and Air Traffic Control Systems; or (iv) Adversely affecting any other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator prescribed by law or any other program, standard, or requirement established in accordance with law. Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be submitted to the FAA Airports District Office in Anchorage, AK. ADOT&PF submitted to the FAA on December 19, 2014, the NEM, descriptions, and other documentation produced during the NCP planning study conducted from November 17, 2011 through December 19, 2014. The ANC and LHD NEMs were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on July 27, 2015. Notice of this determination was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2015. The ANC and LHD study contains a proposed NCP comprised of actions designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions from November 17, 2015 to the year 2020. It was requested that FAA evaluate and approve this material as a NCP as described in Section 47504 of the Act. The FAA began its review of the NCP on July 27, 2015, and was required by provisions of the Act to approve or disapprove the program within 180-days (other than the use of new or modified flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or disapprove such program within the 180-day period shall be deemed to be an approval of such program. The submitted program contained fifteen (15) proposed actions for noise mitigation on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review and determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the Act and 14 CFR Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program, therefore, was approved by the FAA effective November 17, 2015. Outright approval was granted for twelve (12) proposed actions on and/or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Nov 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 off the airport. Two of the proposed measures in the NCP were disapproved for purposes of 14 CFR Part 150 because the measures benefit land uses with noise levels below the 65 DNL. Another measure was disapproved because it is eligible for funding as a terminal improvement per the AIP Handbook. However, these measures could be implemented by the Airport Sponsor on a voluntary basis. These determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of Approval (ROA) signed by the FAA on November 17, 2015. The Record of Approval, as well as other evaluation materials and the documents comprising the submittal, are available for review at the FAA office listed above and at the administrative office of the ADOT&PF. The Record of Approval also will be available on-line at: http://www.faa.gov/ airports/environmental/airport_noise/ part_150/states/ak/. Issued in Anchorage, Alaska on November 17, 2015. Kristi A. Warden, Acting Division Manager, Alaskan Region Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2015–29916 Filed 11–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operating Requirements: Commuter and OnDemand Operation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Title 49 U.S.C., section 44702 authorizes issuance of air carrier operating certificates. 14 CFR part 135 prescribes requirement for Air Carrier/ Commercial Operators. The info collected shows compliance and applicant eligibility. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by January 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ronda Thompson, Room 441, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP–110, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 73267 Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronda Thompson at (202) 267–1416, or by email at: Ronda.Thompson@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0039. Title: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation. Form Numbers: There are no forms associated with this collection. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: Title 49 U.S.C., section 44702 authorizes issuance of air carrier operating certificates. 14 CFR part 135 prescribes requirement for Air Carrier/ Commercial Operators. Each operator which seeks to obtain, or is in possession of, an air carrier or FAA operating certificate must comply with the requirements of 14 CFR part 135 in order to maintain data which is used to determine if the carrier is operating in accordance with minimum safety standards. Air carrier and commercial operator certification is completed in accordance with 14 CFR part 119. Part 135 contains operations and maintenance requirements. Respondents: Approximately 2,426 operators. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: approximately 7.7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,154,674 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2015. Ronda Thompson, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and Records Management Branch, ASP–110. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Approval of Noise Compatibility Program, Ted Stevens Anchorage 
International Airport and Lake Hood Seaplane Base, Anchorage, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Alaska 
Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) under the 
provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, 
hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150. These 
findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and 
nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On July 
27, 2015, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps (NEM) 
submitted by the ADOT&PF under Part 150 were in compliance with 
applicable requirements. On November 17, 2015, the FAA approved the Ted 
Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Lake Hood Seaplane 
Base (LHD) noise compatibility program (NCP). Most of the 
recommendations of the program were approved.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA's approval of the 
ANC and LHD NCP is November 17, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Grey, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Alaskan Region Airports Division, 222 W. 7th Avenue, 
Annex Building, Rm. A36, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, phone number: 907-
271-5453. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this 
same location by appointment with the above contact.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given 
its overall approval to the NCP for ANC and LHD effective November 17, 
2015.
    Under Section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has 
previously submitted a NEM may submit to the FAA a NCP which sets forth 
the measures taken or proposed by the airport operator for the 
reduction of existing non-compatible land uses and prevention of 
additional non-compatible land uses within the area covered by the NEM. 
The Act requires such programs to be developed in consultation with 
interested and affected parties including local communities, government 
agencies, airport users, and FAA personnel.
    Each airport NCP developed in accordance with Title 14 Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal 
Program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the 
airport operator with respect to which measures should be recommended 
for action. The FAA's approval or disapproval of each specific measure 
proposed by an airport sponsor in an Record of Approval (ROA) is 
determined by applying approval criteria prescribed in 14 CFR 
150.35(b):
    The Administrator approves programs under this part, if--
    (1) It is found that the program measures to be implemented would 
not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce (including 
any unjust discrimination) and are reasonably consistent with achieving 
the goals of reducing existing noncompatible land uses around the 
airport and of preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible 
land uses;
    (2) The program provides for revision if made necessary by the 
revision of the noise map; and
    (3) Those aspects of programs relating to the use of flight 
procedures for noise control can be implemented within the period 
covered by the program and without--
    (i) Reducing the level of aviation safety provided;
    (ii) Derogating the requisite level of protection for aircraft, 
their occupants and persons and property on the ground;
    (iii) Adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the 
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Airspace and Air Traffic Control Systems; or
    (iv) Adversely affecting any other powers and responsibilities of 
the Administrator prescribed by law or any other program, standard, or 
requirement established in accordance with law.
    Approval is not a determination concerning the acceptability of 
land uses under Federal, state, or local law. Approval does not by 
itself constitute an FAA implementing action. A request for Federal 
action or approval to implement specific noise compatibility measures 
may be required, and an FAA decision on the request may require an 
environmental assessment of the proposed action. Approval does not 
constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the 
implementation of the program nor a determination that all measures 
covered by the program are eligible for grant-in-aid funding from the 
FAA. Where Federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must 
be submitted to the FAA Airports District Office in Anchorage, AK.
    ADOT&PF submitted to the FAA on December 19, 2014, the NEM, 
descriptions, and other documentation produced during the NCP planning 
study conducted from November 17, 2011 through December 19, 2014. The 
ANC and LHD NEMs were determined by FAA to be in compliance with 
applicable requirements on July 27, 2015. Notice of this determination 
was published in the Federal Register on July 31, 2015.
    The ANC and LHD study contains a proposed NCP comprised of actions 
designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent 
jurisdictions from November 17, 2015 to the year 2020. It was requested 
that FAA evaluate and approve this material as a NCP as described in 
Section 47504 of the Act. The FAA began its review of the NCP on July 
27, 2015, and was required by provisions of the Act to approve or 
disapprove the program within 180-days (other than the use of new or 
modified flight procedures for noise control). Failure to approve or 
disapprove such program within the 180-day period shall be deemed to be 
an approval of such program.
    The submitted program contained fifteen (15) proposed actions for 
noise mitigation on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review 
and determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the 
Act and 14 CFR Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program, 
therefore, was approved by the FAA effective November 17, 2015.
    Outright approval was granted for twelve (12) proposed actions on 
and/or off the airport. Two of the proposed measures in the NCP were 
disapproved for purposes of 14 CFR Part 150 because the measures 
benefit land uses with noise levels below the 65 DNL. Another measure 
was disapproved because it is eligible for funding as a terminal 
improvement per the AIP Handbook. However, these measures could be 
implemented by the Airport Sponsor on a voluntary basis.
    These determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of 
Approval (ROA) signed by the FAA on November 17, 2015. The Record of 
Approval, as well as other evaluation materials and the documents 
comprising the submittal, are available for review at the FAA office 
listed above and at the administrative office of the ADOT&PF. The 
Record of Approval also will be available on-line at: http://www.faa.gov/airports/environmental/airport_noise/part_150/states/ak/.

    Issued in Anchorage, Alaska on November 17, 2015.
Kristi A. Warden,
Acting Division Manager, Alaskan Region Airports Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-29916 Filed 11-23-15; 8:45 am]
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