Reduction of Remote Communications Outlets Used by Flight Service Stations in the Conterminous United States, 25484-25486 [2016-09992]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 25484 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Notices rail lines back from the Agencies to continue operations over them, including all common carrier service and maintenance of the tracks—the transaction at issue in this docket. FGLK certifies that proposed transaction does not include an interchange commitment. FGLK states that this transaction will not result in the creation of a Class II or Class I rail carrier, but that its projected revenues as a result of this transaction would exceed $5 million. Accordingly, under 49 CFR 1150.42(e), FGLK is required, at least 60 days before this exemption is to become effective, to send notice of the transaction to the national offices of the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, post a copy of the notice at the workplace of the employees on the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it has done so. FGLK, however, has filed a petition for waiver of this 60-day advance labor notice requirement, asserting that there will be no changes for employees working on the rail lines because FGLK already operates the rail lines and will continue to be the sole common carrier operator of the rail lines. FGLK’s waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision. FGLK states that the parties intend to consummate the transaction no sooner than May 12, 2016, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice was filed), and only after the Board has ruled on the motion to dismiss in Docket No. FD 36011. The Board will establish in the decision on the waiver request the earliest date this transaction can be consummated. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions to stay must be filed no later than May 5, 2016 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and ten copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36021, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Eric M. Hocky, Clark Hill PLC, 2005 Market Street, Suite 1000, Philadelphia, PA 19103. According to FGLK, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c). Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:09 Apr 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 Decided: April 25, 2016. By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Brendetta S. Jones, Clearance Clerk. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2016–09950 Filed 4–27–16; 8:45 am] Reduction of Remote Communications Outlets Used by Flight Service Stations in the Conterminous United States BILLING CODE 4915–01–P Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No.: FAA–2016–4756] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed policy. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee Meeting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on May 26, 2016—9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Round Room (10th Floor), Washington, DC 20591. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chinita A. Roundtree-Coleman at (609) 485–7149 or Web site at chinita.roundtree-coleman@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Research, Engineering and Development (RE&D) Advisory Committee. 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. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to attend the meeting, 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 April 17, 2016. Chinita A. Roundtree-Coleman, Computer Specialist. [FR Doc. 2016–10010 Filed 4–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The FAA is proposing to reduce the number of radio frequencies used by flight service stations to communicate with aircraft in flight. Under the proposal, six hundred and sixty-six (666) remote communications outlets (RCOs) will be decommissioned. Frequencies especially designated for emergency or military use are not included in this proposal. Frequencies in the state of Alaska are also not included in this proposal. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 27, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA– 2016–4756 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: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. 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 Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Notices DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Wilkes, Manager, Flight Service National Efficient Streamlined Services (FSNESS) Initiative, Operations and Implementation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–7771; Fax (202) 267–6310; email Alan.Wilkes@faa.gov. Jeff Black, Quality Assurance Evaluator, Flight Services Program Operations; telephone (940) 584–0409; email Jeff.Black@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Background The Federal Aviation Administration maintains a network of over 2,100 remote communications outlets (RCOs) throughout the conterminous United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The RCOs are used by its contract service provider, Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS), to communicate with pilots in flight. Pilots can obtain weather briefings, file flight plans and receive numerous other services by using these frequencies. The frequency infrastructure currently in use was developed nearly 50 years ago, with little or no modifications since. In 2005, LMFS took over flight service operations at 58 locations in the Conterminous United States (CONUS), Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. In doing so, it inherited a vast network of 2,162 frequencies used to provide a variety of services. For example, 347 frequencies are designated for emergency use only and 194 frequencies are designated for military use only. These 541 frequencies are not being considered for removal. The remaining 1,621 frequencies can be divided into two groups. (1) Remote communications outlets in which aircraft can contact a flight service station by transmitting and receiving on a common or discrete frequency, for example, 122.2, 122.5, etc. There are 1,223 RCOs in the CONUS. (2) Frequencies that are co-located with navigational aids known as VORs in which aircraft can contact flight service by transmitting on a frequency (usually 122.1) and receiving on the appropriate VOR frequency. There are 398 VOR frequencies in the CONUS. The 1,621 frequencies cover a vast majority of the conterminous United States and include duplicate, overlapping and seldom used frequencies. Last year, FAA contracted the MITRE Corporation to study the areas covered by RCO and VOR frequencies for possible removal VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:09 Apr 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 without significantly impacting the area of coverage. The study concluded that as many as 666 frequencies could be removed and still provide 99–100% coverage at 5,000 feet; 98–100% coverage at 3,000 feet; and 93–100% coverage at 1,000 feet. The FAA proposes to begin decommissioning 666 remote communications outlets in the Conterminous United States, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii in late 2017. Several types of frequencies are not considered a part of this proposal: Frequencies especially designated for emergency or military use; frequencies in the state of Alaska; and Ground Communications Outlets (frequencies used by pilots while still on the ground). By reducing radio coverage, the Agency estimates that it can save approximately $2.5 million annually in maintenance costs alone. Additionally, more savings will be realized once property leases are terminated and voice-switch communications infrastructure is decreased. By soliciting comment to this notice, the FAA seeks to address public concerns and will consider any comments in determining whether to change the policy. Applicability A link to the frequencies proposed for decommissioning can be found here: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/ systemops/fs/media/RCO_Master_ List.pdf. Also, a link to maps showing frequency coverage throughout the United States at various altitudes, with percentages of coverage can be found here: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_ org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_ units/systemops/fs/media/Radio_ Reduction_Fed_Reg.pdf. II. Additional Information A. Comments Invited The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this notice by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the notice in this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the notice, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25485 The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this action. Before acting on this notice, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. The agency may change this notice in light of the comments it receives. Proprietary or Confidential Business Information: Do not file proprietary or confidential business information in the docket. Such information must be sent or delivered directly to the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document, and marked as proprietary or confidential. If submitting information on a disk or CD–ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM, and identify electronically within the disk or CD– ROM the specific information that is proprietary or confidential. Under 14 CFR 11.35(b), if the FAA is aware of proprietary information filed with a comment, the agency does not place it in the docket. It is held in a separate file to which the public does not have access, and the FAA places a note in the docket that it has received it. If the FAA receives a request to examine or copy this information, it treats it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The FAA processes such a request under Department of Transportation procedures found in 49 CFR part 7. B. Availability of Documents An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the Internet by— 1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov); 2. Visiting the FAA’s Regulations and Policies Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or 3. Accessing the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–1, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–9680. Commenters must identify the docket or amendment number of this notice. All documents the FAA considered in developing this notice, including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item (1) above. E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 25486 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 82 / Thursday, April 28, 2016 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on April 20, 2016. Steven Villanueva, Acting Director of Flight Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No.: FAA-2016-4756]


Reduction of Remote Communications Outlets Used by Flight Service 
Stations in the Conterminous United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed policy.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is proposing to reduce the number of radio frequencies 
used by flight service stations to communicate with aircraft in flight. 
Under the proposal, six hundred and sixty-six (666) remote 
communications outlets (RCOs) will be decommissioned. Frequencies 
especially designated for emergency or military use are not included in 
this proposal. Frequencies in the state of Alaska are also not included 
in this proposal.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 27, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2016-
4756 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: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts 
these comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    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 Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the 
West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington,

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DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alan Wilkes, Manager, Flight Service 
National Efficient Streamlined Services (FSNESS) Initiative, Operations 
and Implementation, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-7771; Fax (202) 
267-6310; email Alan.Wilkes@faa.gov. Jeff Black, Quality Assurance 
Evaluator, Flight Services Program Operations; telephone (940) 584-
0409; email Jeff.Black@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Federal Aviation Administration maintains a network of over 
2,100 remote communications outlets (RCOs) throughout the conterminous 
United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The RCOs are used by its 
contract service provider, Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS), to 
communicate with pilots in flight. Pilots can obtain weather briefings, 
file flight plans and receive numerous other services by using these 
frequencies.
    The frequency infrastructure currently in use was developed nearly 
50 years ago, with little or no modifications since. In 2005, LMFS took 
over flight service operations at 58 locations in the Conterminous 
United States (CONUS), Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. In doing so, it 
inherited a vast network of 2,162 frequencies used to provide a variety 
of services. For example, 347 frequencies are designated for emergency 
use only and 194 frequencies are designated for military use only. 
These 541 frequencies are not being considered for removal. The 
remaining 1,621 frequencies can be divided into two groups.
    (1) Remote communications outlets in which aircraft can contact a 
flight service station by transmitting and receiving on a common or 
discrete frequency, for example, 122.2, 122.5, etc. There are 1,223 
RCOs in the CONUS.
    (2) Frequencies that are co-located with navigational aids known as 
VORs in which aircraft can contact flight service by transmitting on a 
frequency (usually 122.1) and receiving on the appropriate VOR 
frequency. There are 398 VOR frequencies in the CONUS.
    The 1,621 frequencies cover a vast majority of the conterminous 
United States and include duplicate, overlapping and seldom used 
frequencies. Last year, FAA contracted the MITRE Corporation to study 
the areas covered by RCO and VOR frequencies for possible removal 
without significantly impacting the area of coverage. The study 
concluded that as many as 666 frequencies could be removed and still 
provide 99-100% coverage at 5,000 feet; 98-100% coverage at 3,000 feet; 
and 93-100% coverage at 1,000 feet.
    The FAA proposes to begin decommissioning 666 remote communications 
outlets in the Conterminous United States, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii in 
late 2017. Several types of frequencies are not considered a part of 
this proposal: Frequencies especially designated for emergency or 
military use; frequencies in the state of Alaska; and Ground 
Communications Outlets (frequencies used by pilots while still on the 
ground).
    By reducing radio coverage, the Agency estimates that it can save 
approximately $2.5 million annually in maintenance costs alone. 
Additionally, more savings will be realized once property leases are 
terminated and voice-switch communications infrastructure is decreased.
    By soliciting comment to this notice, the FAA seeks to address 
public concerns and will consider any comments in determining whether 
to change the policy.

Applicability

    A link to the frequencies proposed for decommissioning can be found 
here: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/media/RCO_Master_List.pdf.
    Also, a link to maps showing frequency coverage throughout the 
United States at various altitudes, with percentages of coverage can be 
found here: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/media/Radio_Reduction_Fed_Reg.pdf.

II. Additional Information

A. Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this notice by 
submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency also invites 
comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism 
impacts that might result from adopting the notice in this document. 
The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the notice, 
explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting 
data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, 
commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if 
comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one 
time.
    The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well 
as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this action. Before acting on this notice, the FAA 
will consider all comments it receives on or before the closing date 
for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after the comment 
period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense 
or delay. The agency may change this notice in light of the comments it 
receives.
    Proprietary or Confidential Business Information: Do not file 
proprietary or confidential business information in the docket. Such 
information must be sent or delivered directly to the person identified 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document, and 
marked as proprietary or confidential. If submitting information on a 
disk or CD-ROM, mark the outside of the disk or CD-ROM, and identify 
electronically within the disk or CD-ROM the specific information that 
is proprietary or confidential.
    Under 14 CFR 11.35(b), if the FAA is aware of proprietary 
information filed with a comment, the agency does not place it in the 
docket. It is held in a separate file to which the public does not have 
access, and the FAA places a note in the docket that it has received 
it. If the FAA receives a request to examine or copy this information, 
it treats it as any other request under the Freedom of Information Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552). The FAA processes such a request under Department of 
Transportation procedures found in 49 CFR part 7.

B. Availability of Documents

    An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the 
Internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies Web page at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or
    3. Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680. 
Commenters must identify the docket or amendment number of this notice.
    All documents the FAA considered in developing this notice, 
including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from 
the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item 
(1) above.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 20, 2016.
Steven Villanueva,
Acting Director of Flight Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-09992 Filed 4-27-16; 8:45 am]
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