Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project for the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport (DTL) in Detroit Lakes, MN, 64977-64978 [2016-22739]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices The public meeting will be held at FAA Headquarters (FOB 10A), 2nd Floor, Bessie Coleman Conference Room, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the meeting can be directed to Ms. Janet McLaughlin, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, ADG–1, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–9432, Email: 9-AWA-ASH-ADG-HazMat@faa.gov. Questions in advance of the meeting for PHMSA can be directed to Mr. Shane Kelley, Assistant International Standards Coordinator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PHH–10, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE., Washington, DC 20590, telephone (202) 366–8553, Email: shane.kelley@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Participants are requested to register by using the following email address: 9-AWA-ASH-ADG-HazMat@faa.gov. Please include your name, organization, email address, and indicate whether you will be attending in person or participating via conference call. Conference call connection information will be provided to those who register and indicate that they will participate via conference call. We are committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable accommodations, please call (202) 267– 9432 or email 9-AWA-ASH-ADGHazMat@faa.gov with your request by close of business on September 27, 2016. Information and viewpoints provided by stakeholders are requested as the United States delegation prepares for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel meeting to be held October 17–October 21, 2016, in Montreal, Canada. Papers relevant to this ICAO DGP meeting can be viewed at the following Web page: https://www.icao.int/safety/ DangerousGoods/Pages/WG16.aspx. A panel of representatives from the FAA and PHMSA will be present. The meetings are intended to be informal, non-adversarial, and to facilitate the public comment process. No individual will be subject to questioning by any other participant. Government representatives on the panel may ask questions to clarify statements. Unless otherwise stated, any statement made during the meetings by a panel member should not be construed as an official position of the U.S. government. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 The meeting will be open to all persons, subject to the capacity of the meeting room and phone lines available for those participating via conference call. Every effort will be made to accommodate all persons wishing to attend. The FAA and PHMSA will try to accommodate all speakers, subject to time constraints. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2016. Janet McLaughlin, Director, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety. [FR Doc. 2016–22795 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program; Draft FAA Order 5500.1B 64977 APP–510, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–8375; facsimile (202) 267–5302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 5, 2016, the FAA published a notice titled ‘‘Notice and Request for Comments’’ (81 FR 51963). In that Notice, the FAA announced a request for comments on the draft FAA Order 5500.1B. The notice requested that interested parties submit written comments by September 30, 2016. On August 19, 2016, three industry associations (Airlines for America, Airports Council International—North America, and the American Association of Airport Executives) submitted a joint request to extend the comment period by 30 days for several reasons. After careful consideration, the FAA has decided to extend the comment period for 31 days until October 31, 2016. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments, extension of comment period. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2016. Elliott Black, Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming. FAA is extending the comment period on the draft FAA Order 5500.1B, Passenger Facility Charge published on August 5, 2016. This draft Order clarifies and updates statutory and regulatory requirements, including those affected by changes to the PFC statute from multiple FAA reauthorizations. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P AGENCY: SUMMARY: The comment period for the draft FAA Order 5500.1B published on August 5, 2016 is extended from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016. ADDRESSES: An electronic copy of draft FAA Order 5500.1B is available through the Internet at the FAA Airports Web site at https://www.faa.gov/airports/. You may submit comments using the Draft PFC Order 5500.1B Comment Form available at the same web address, using any of the following methods: • Email: 9-faa-arp-pfc-order-55001b@ faa.gov. • Facsimile: (202) 267–5302. • Mail: FAA Office of Airports, Office of Airport Planning and Programming, Financial Analysis and PFC Branch (APP–510), Room 619E, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. For more information on the notice and comment process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Hebert, Manager, Financial Analysis and Passenger Facility Charge Branch, DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2016–22721 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/ Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project for the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport (DTL) in Detroit Lakes, MN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared and approved (August 23, 2016) a FONSI/ROD based on the Final EA for the DTL Runway 13/31 Shift/ Extension and Associated Improvements Project. The Final EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ and 5050.4B, ‘‘NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions’’. DATES: This notice is effective September 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Josh Fitzpatrick, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA DakotaSUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 64978 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 21, 2016 / Notices Minnesota Airports District Office (ADO), 6020 28th Avenue South, Suite 102, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55450. Telephone number is (612) 253–4639. Copies of the FONSI/ROD and/or Final EA are available upon written request by contacting Mr. Josh Fitzpatrick through the contact information above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EA evaluated the DTL Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project. Due to airfield deficiencies identified by the FAA and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) at DTL, the purpose of the proposed action is to provide a usable, reliable, and safe primary runway at an airport in or near the City of Detroit Lakes that is compliant with FAA and MnDOT design standards, guidance, and minimum system objectives for key airports. The FAA and the City of Detroit Lakes jointly prepared the Final Federal EA/ State of Minnesota Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), pursuant to the requirements of the NEPA and the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act. The Final EA identified and evaluated all reasonable alternatives. Numerous alternatives were considered but eventually discarded for not meeting the purpose and need. Five alternatives (No Action, Alternative 3, Alternative 4, Alternative 5, and Alternative 7) were examined in detail. After careful analysis and consultation with various resource agencies, the City of Detroit Lakes selected Alternative 3 as the preferred alternative. Alternative 3 satisfies the purpose and need while minimizing impacts. Alternative 3 includes a shift, widening, and extension to 5,200-feet of DTL’s primary runway and parallel taxiway to meet FAA and MnDOT design standards and operator runway length requirements. The primary runway would be reconstructed to replace aging and deteriorating pavement. Two taxiways would be removed and replaced that connect the primary runway and parallel taxiway. An instrument approach to the Airport’s primary runway with CAT–I minimums (1⁄2 statute mile visibility and 200-foot cloud ceiling height) to meet MnDOT requirements would be implemented. The Airport’s Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) will be relocated due to the project and property will be acquired to accommodate the runway and approach improvements. A relocation of the runway edge lights, runway end identifier lights (REILS), vertical approach slope indicator (VASI) unit, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Sep 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 and a Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) will be required. An access road for the MALSR will be required for maintenance activities. Alternative 3 includes 15.5 acres of wetland impact. The loss of wetlands will be mitigated through the creation of 32.3 acres of wetlands onsite. An additional clearing of 17.6 acres of upland trees and 7.6 acres of wetland trees in the Runway 31 approach to provide adequate clearance of the applicable airspace will be required. Based on the analysis in the Final EA, the FAA has determined that Alternative 3 will not result in significant impacts to resources identified in accordance with FAA Orders 1050.1F and 5054.4B. Therefore, an environmental impact statement will not be prepared. (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project between Exits 51 & 52 (eastbound). The proposed project evaluated alternatives for upgrading the existing rest area for cars and trucks located on I–495/LIE eastbound between Exits 51 and 52. Since the ROD was signed, NYSDOT notified FHWA that Federal funds will not be utilized during the final design and construction of the project. Therefore, FHWA has determined that the ROD and the Final Environmental Impact Statement dated May 21, 2007, will be rescinded since there will be no Federal action, and the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq. and 23 Code of Federal Regulations 771 no longer apply. Comments and questions concerning the proposed action should be directed to FHWA at the address provided above. Issued in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 1, 2016. Andy Peek, Manager, Dakota-Minnesota Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. (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.) [FR Doc. 2016–22739 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Authority: 23 U.S.C. 315; 23 CFR 771.123. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration Environmental Impact Statement: Suffolk County, New York Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice to Rescind the Record of Decision and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Issued on: September 12, 2016. Peter Osborn, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Albany, New York. [FR Doc. 2016–22698 Filed 9–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P AGENCY: The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project between Exits 51 & 52 (eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York (NYSDOT Project Identification Number: 0229.14) are being rescinded. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Osborn, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, New York Division, Leo W. O’Brien Federal Building, Suite 719, Clinton Avenue and North Pearl Street, Albany, New York 12207. Telephone (518) 431–4127 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FHWA, as the lead Federal agency, in cooperation with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) signed a ROD on August 6, 2007, for the proposed Interstate 495 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2014–0121; Notice 1] Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming Model Year 2009 Jeep Compass Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Receipt of petition. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64977-64978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-22739]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) 
and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for 
the Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project 
for the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport (DTL) in Detroit Lakes, MN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 
FAA has prepared and approved (August 23, 2016) a FONSI/ROD based on 
the Final EA for the DTL Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated 
Improvements Project. The Final EA was prepared in accordance with the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA 
Orders 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and 
5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''.

DATES: This notice is effective September 21, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Josh Fitzpatrick, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, FAA Dakota-

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Minnesota Airports District Office (ADO), 6020 28th Avenue South, Suite 
102, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55450. Telephone number is (612) 253-4639. 
Copies of the FONSI/ROD and/or Final EA are available upon written 
request by contacting Mr. Josh Fitzpatrick through the contact 
information above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EA evaluated the DTL Runway 13/31 
Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project. Due to airfield 
deficiencies identified by the FAA and Minnesota Department of 
Transportation (MnDOT) at DTL, the purpose of the proposed action is to 
provide a usable, reliable, and safe primary runway at an airport in or 
near the City of Detroit Lakes that is compliant with FAA and MnDOT 
design standards, guidance, and minimum system objectives for key 
airports.
    The FAA and the City of Detroit Lakes jointly prepared the Final 
Federal EA/State of Minnesota Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), 
pursuant to the requirements of the NEPA and the Minnesota 
Environmental Policy Act.
    The Final EA identified and evaluated all reasonable alternatives. 
Numerous alternatives were considered but eventually discarded for not 
meeting the purpose and need. Five alternatives (No Action, Alternative 
3, Alternative 4, Alternative 5, and Alternative 7) were examined in 
detail. After careful analysis and consultation with various resource 
agencies, the City of Detroit Lakes selected Alternative 3 as the 
preferred alternative. Alternative 3 satisfies the purpose and need 
while minimizing impacts.
    Alternative 3 includes a shift, widening, and extension to 5,200-
feet of DTL's primary runway and parallel taxiway to meet FAA and MnDOT 
design standards and operator runway length requirements. The primary 
runway would be reconstructed to replace aging and deteriorating 
pavement. Two taxiways would be removed and replaced that connect the 
primary runway and parallel taxiway. An instrument approach to the 
Airport's primary runway with CAT-I minimums (\1/2\ statute mile 
visibility and 200-foot cloud ceiling height) to meet MnDOT 
requirements would be implemented. The Airport's Automated Weather 
Observing System (AWOS) will be relocated due to the project and 
property will be acquired to accommodate the runway and approach 
improvements. A relocation of the runway edge lights, runway end 
identifier lights (REILS), vertical approach slope indicator (VASI) 
unit, and a Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway 
Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR) will be required. An access road for 
the MALSR will be required for maintenance activities.
    Alternative 3 includes 15.5 acres of wetland impact. The loss of 
wetlands will be mitigated through the creation of 32.3 acres of 
wetlands onsite. An additional clearing of 17.6 acres of upland trees 
and 7.6 acres of wetland trees in the Runway 31 approach to provide 
adequate clearance of the applicable airspace will be required.
    Based on the analysis in the Final EA, the FAA has determined that 
Alternative 3 will not result in significant impacts to resources 
identified in accordance with FAA Orders 1050.1F and 5054.4B. 
Therefore, an environmental impact statement will not be prepared.

    Issued in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 1, 2016.
Andy Peek,
Manager, Dakota-Minnesota Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes 
Region.
[FR Doc. 2016-22739 Filed 9-20-16; 8:45 am]
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