Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, California, 84674-84675 [2016-28291]

Download as PDF 84674 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices Appendix A to its July 1, 2013 verified notice did not properly depict the location of milepost E 65.80, and that parentheticals in the notice incorrectly refer to milepost E 65.80 as: ‘‘(at the point of the Line’s crossing of Route 229 in Newborn).’’ 2 Thus, CGR requests that the Board accept the corrected map attached to the October 14, 2016 letter and clarify the parenthetical references to milepost E 65.80 in its July 1, 2013 verified notice and the notice the Board served and published on July 19, 2013, to read: ‘‘(a point just east of the Ziegler Road crossing west of downtown Newborn)’’. These corrections are recognized here. All of the remaining information in the July 19, 2013 notice remains unchanged. Board decisions and notices are available on our Web site at ‘‘WWW.STB.DOT.GOV.’’ Decided: November 18, 2016. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–28295 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, California Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by BurbankGlendale-Pasadena Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘Part 150’’). These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96–52 (1990). On October 10, 2013, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority under Part 150 were in mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 2 On October 14, 2016, CGA and Newton Trail also filed a letter to correct their September 28, 2016 notification that a lease agreement for interim trail use and rail banking had been reached. This filing as well as the modification of the NITU to reflect the correct location of milepost E 65.80 will be addressed in a separate decision. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 compliance with applicable requirements. On October 24, 2016, the FAA approved the Bob Hope Airport noise compatibility program. Fifteen (15) of the eighteen (18) total number of recommendations of the program were approved. Two (2) of the eighteen (18) total number of recommendations of the program were approved in part. For one (1) of the eighteen (18) program measures there was no action required at this time. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA’s approval of the noise compatibility program for Bob Hope Airport is October 24, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Globa, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports District Office, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, California 90009–2007. Street Address: 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261. Telephone: 310/725– 3637. Documents reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given its overall approval to the noise compatibility program for Bob Hope Airport, effective October 24, 2016. Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has previously submitted a noise exposure map may submit to the FAA a noise compatibility program 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 noise exposure maps. 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 noise compatibility program developed in accordance with Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal program. The FAA does not substitute its judgment for that of the airport proprietor with respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA’s approval or disapproval of Part 150 program recommendations is measured according to the standards expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is limited to the following determinations: a. The noise compatibility program was developed in accordance with the provisions and procedures of Part 150; PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses; c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, or adversely affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator prescribed by law. Specific limitations with respect to FAA’s approval of an airport noise compatibility program are delineated in Part 150, section 150.5. 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. Prior to an FAA decision on a request to implement the action, an environmental review of the proposed action may be required. 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-inaid funding from the FAA. Where federal funding is sought, requests for project grants must be submitted to the FAA Los Angeles Airports District Office in the Western-Pacific Region. Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority submitted to the FAA on June 27, 2013 the noise exposure maps, descriptions and other documentation produced during the noise compatibility planning study conducted from September 13, 2011 through October 24, 2016. The Bob Hope Airport noise exposure maps were determined by FAA to be in compliance with applicable requirements on October 10, 2013. Notice of this determination was published in the Federal Register (78 FR 64048) on October 25, 2013. The Bob Hope Airport study contains a proposed noise compatibility program comprised of actions designed for phased implementation by airport management and adjacent jurisdictions from December 30, 2014 to the year E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 226 / Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / Notices 2017. It was requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this material as a noise compatibility program as described in section 47504 of the Act. The FAA began its review of the program on May 11, 2016, and was required by a provision 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 18 proposed actions for noise abatement, noise mitigation, land use planning and program management measures on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review and determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the Act and Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program was approved by the FAA, effective October 24, 2016. FAA approval was granted for fifteen (15) specific program measures. The approved measures included such items as: Continue Requiring All Transport Category and Turbojet Aircraft to Comply with Federal Aircraft Noise Regulations; Continue Requiring Compliance with the Airport’s Engine Test Run-up Policy; Continue Promoting Use of AC 91–53A, Noise Abatement Departure Procedures by Air Carrier Jets as voluntary only; Continue Promoting Use of NBAA Noise Abatement Procedures, or Equivalent Manufacturer Procedures, by General Aviation Jet Aircraft as voluntary only; Continue Working with the FAA Airport Traffic Control Tower to Maintain the Typical Traffic Pattern Altitude of 1,800 feet MSL as voluntary only; Continue the Placement of New Buildings on the Airport North of Runway 8–26 to Shield Nearby Neighborhood From Noise on Runway; Designate Runway 26 as Nighttime Preferential Departure Runway as voluntary only; Build Engine Maintenance Run-Up Enclosure; Revise Residential Acoustical Treatment Program to Include Single Family Homes Within 65 Community Noise Equivalent Level (CNEL) Contour Based on 2017 NEM that were constructed or existed before October 1, 1998; Establish Acoustical Treatment Program for Multi-Family Dwelling Units Within the 2017 Acoustical Treatment Eligibility Area that were constructed or existed before October 1, 1998; Provision for Retention or an Easement Preventing Noise-Sensitive Land Uses of Property Located in the Northeast Quadrant of the Airport within the 2017 65 CNEL Noise Exposure Contour (This measure would prevent the development of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Nov 22, 2016 Jkt 241001 noise-sensitive land uses within the 65 CNEL noise contour and that would jeopardize the long-term viability of the airport.); Continue Noise Abatement Information Program (For the purpose of aviation safety, this approval does not extend to the use of monitoring equipment for enforcement purposes by in-situ measurement of any pre-set noise thresholds.); Monitor Implementation of Updated Noise Compatibility Program; Update Noise Exposure Maps and Noise Compatibility Program (In order to comply with 14 CFR part 150, the proposed changes should be submitted to FAA for approval after local consultation and a public hearing has been conducted.); Maintain Log of Nighttime Runway Use and Operations by Aircraft Type. FAA approved in part, disapproved in part on two (2) specific program measures. The first approved in part, disapproved in part measure is: Continue Existing Acoustical Treatment Program for Single Family Homes. The portion of this measure that is approved is limited to single family homes that are located within the 65 CNEL noise contour for the forecasted year 2017 accepted by the FAA on October 10, 2013. The portion that is disapproved is acoustical treatment of homes that previously were within the 65 CNEL contour for the forecast year 2000 NEM submitted in 1988, but that are now outside of the 65 CNEL contours for the NEMs submitted with this Part 150 update; The second approved in part, disapproved in part measure is: For Otherwise Qualified Property Owners Who Have Been Unable to Participate in the Residential Acoustical Treatment Program (RATP) Due to Building Code Deficiencies, Offer to Purchase a Noise Easement as an Option for Owners of Single Family and Multi-Family Properties in the 2017 Acoustical Treatment Eligibility Area That Have Not Been Treated. The portion of this measure that is approved is the Airport Authority may offer avigation easements to property owners within the 2017 65 CNEL noise contour accepted by the FAA on October 10, 2013. The portions that are disapproved are the additional local requirements proposed for easement eligibility. FAA determined that there is no action required at this time on one (1) specific program measure. This measure is Establish Noise Abatement Departure Turn for Jet Takeoffs on Runway 26. This measure relates to flight procedures under Section 104(b). Additional review by FAA is necessary to evaluate the operational safety, feasibility, and environmental effects of this proposal. PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 84675 These determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of Approval signed by the Director, Office of Airports, Western-Pacific Region (AWP–600) on October 24, 2016. 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 offices of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. The Record of Approval also will be available on-line at: http://www.faa.gov/ airports/environmental/airport_noise/ part_150/states/ Issued in Hawthorne, California, on November 17, 2016. Mark A. McClardy, Director, Office of Airports, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2016–28291 Filed 11–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–FMCSA–2007–29035; FMCSA–2008–0293; FMCSA–2009–0242; FMCSA–2011–0277; FMCSA–2011–0278; FMCSA–2013–0184; FMCSA–2013–0187; FMCSA–2013–0190] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 133 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 226 (Wednesday, November 23, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 84674-84675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-28291]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Bob Hope Airport, 
Burbank, California

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 Burbank-
Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 
47501 et seq. (formerly the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, 
hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150''). 
These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal 
and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1990). On 
October 10, 2013, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps 
submitted by Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority under Part 150 
were in compliance with applicable requirements. On October 24, 2016, 
the FAA approved the Bob Hope Airport noise compatibility program. 
Fifteen (15) of the eighteen (18) total number of recommendations of 
the program were approved. Two (2) of the eighteen (18) total number of 
recommendations of the program were approved in part. For one (1) of 
the eighteen (18) program measures there was no action required at this 
time. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures 
for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the FAA's approval of the 
noise compatibility program for Bob Hope Airport is October 24, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Globa, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Los Angeles Airports 
District Office, Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, 
California 90009-2007. Street Address: 15000 Aviation Boulevard, 
Lawndale, California 90261. Telephone: 310/725-3637. Documents 
reflecting this FAA action may be reviewed at this same location.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA has given 
its overall approval to the noise compatibility program for Bob Hope 
Airport, effective October 24, 2016.
    Under section 47504 of the Act, an airport operator who has 
previously submitted a noise exposure map may submit to the FAA a noise 
compatibility program 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 noise exposure maps. 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 noise compatibility program developed in accordance 
with Part 150 is a local program, not a Federal program. The FAA does 
not substitute its judgment for that of the airport proprietor with 
respect to which measures should be recommended for action. The FAA's 
approval or disapproval of Part 150 program recommendations is measured 
according to the standards expressed in Part 150 and the Act and is 
limited to the following determinations:
    a. The noise compatibility program was developed in accordance with 
the provisions and procedures of Part 150;
    b. Program measures are reasonably consistent with achieving the 
goals of reducing existing non-compatible land uses around the airport 
and preventing the introduction of additional non-compatible land uses;
    c. Program measures would not create an undue burden on interstate 
or foreign commerce, unjustly discriminate against types or classes of 
aeronautical uses, violate the terms of airport grant agreements, or 
intrude into areas preempted by the Federal Government; and
    d. Program measures relating to the use of flight procedures can be 
implemented within the period covered by the program without derogating 
safety, adversely affecting the efficient use and management of the 
navigable airspace and air traffic control systems, or adversely 
affecting other powers and responsibilities of the Administrator 
prescribed by law.
    Specific limitations with respect to FAA's approval of an airport 
noise compatibility program are delineated in Part 150, section 150.5. 
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. Prior to an FAA decision on a request to implement the 
action, an environmental review of the proposed action may be required. 
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 Los Angeles Airports 
District Office in the Western-Pacific Region.
    Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority submitted to the FAA on 
June 27, 2013 the noise exposure maps, descriptions and other 
documentation produced during the noise compatibility planning study 
conducted from September 13, 2011 through October 24, 2016. The Bob 
Hope Airport noise exposure maps were determined by FAA to be in 
compliance with applicable requirements on October 10, 2013. Notice of 
this determination was published in the Federal Register (78 FR 64048) 
on October 25, 2013.
    The Bob Hope Airport study contains a proposed noise compatibility 
program comprised of actions designed for phased implementation by 
airport management and adjacent jurisdictions from December 30, 2014 to 
the year

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2017. It was requested that the FAA evaluate and approve this material 
as a noise compatibility program as described in section 47504 of the 
Act. The FAA began its review of the program on May 11, 2016, and was 
required by a provision 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 18 proposed actions for noise 
abatement, noise mitigation, land use planning and program management 
measures on and off the airport. The FAA completed its review and 
determined that the procedural and substantive requirements of the Act 
and Part 150 have been satisfied. The overall program was approved by 
the FAA, effective October 24, 2016.
    FAA approval was granted for fifteen (15) specific program 
measures. The approved measures included such items as: Continue 
Requiring All Transport Category and Turbojet Aircraft to Comply with 
Federal Aircraft Noise Regulations; Continue Requiring Compliance with 
the Airport's Engine Test Run-up Policy; Continue Promoting Use of AC 
91-53A, Noise Abatement Departure Procedures by Air Carrier Jets as 
voluntary only; Continue Promoting Use of NBAA Noise Abatement 
Procedures, or Equivalent Manufacturer Procedures, by General Aviation 
Jet Aircraft as voluntary only; Continue Working with the FAA Airport 
Traffic Control Tower to Maintain the Typical Traffic Pattern Altitude 
of 1,800 feet MSL as voluntary only; Continue the Placement of New 
Buildings on the Airport North of Runway 8-26 to Shield Nearby 
Neighborhood From Noise on Runway; Designate Runway 26 as Nighttime 
Preferential Departure Runway as voluntary only; Build Engine 
Maintenance Run-Up Enclosure; Revise Residential Acoustical Treatment 
Program to Include Single Family Homes Within 65 Community Noise 
Equivalent Level (CNEL) Contour Based on 2017 NEM that were constructed 
or existed before October 1, 1998; Establish Acoustical Treatment 
Program for Multi-Family Dwelling Units Within the 2017 Acoustical 
Treatment Eligibility Area that were constructed or existed before 
October 1, 1998; Provision for Retention or an Easement Preventing 
Noise-Sensitive Land Uses of Property Located in the Northeast Quadrant 
of the Airport within the 2017 65 CNEL Noise Exposure Contour (This 
measure would prevent the development of noise-sensitive land uses 
within the 65 CNEL noise contour and that would jeopardize the long-
term viability of the airport.); Continue Noise Abatement Information 
Program (For the purpose of aviation safety, this approval does not 
extend to the use of monitoring equipment for enforcement purposes by 
in-situ measurement of any pre-set noise thresholds.); Monitor 
Implementation of Updated Noise Compatibility Program; Update Noise 
Exposure Maps and Noise Compatibility Program (In order to comply with 
14 CFR part 150, the proposed changes should be submitted to FAA for 
approval after local consultation and a public hearing has been 
conducted.); Maintain Log of Nighttime Runway Use and Operations by 
Aircraft Type.
    FAA approved in part, disapproved in part on two (2) specific 
program measures. The first approved in part, disapproved in part 
measure is: Continue Existing Acoustical Treatment Program for Single 
Family Homes. The portion of this measure that is approved is limited 
to single family homes that are located within the 65 CNEL noise 
contour for the forecasted year 2017 accepted by the FAA on October 10, 
2013. The portion that is disapproved is acoustical treatment of homes 
that previously were within the 65 CNEL contour for the forecast year 
2000 NEM submitted in 1988, but that are now outside of the 65 CNEL 
contours for the NEMs submitted with this Part 150 update; The second 
approved in part, disapproved in part measure is: For Otherwise 
Qualified Property Owners Who Have Been Unable to Participate in the 
Residential Acoustical Treatment Program (RATP) Due to Building Code 
Deficiencies, Offer to Purchase a Noise Easement as an Option for 
Owners of Single Family and Multi-Family Properties in the 2017 
Acoustical Treatment Eligibility Area That Have Not Been Treated. The 
portion of this measure that is approved is the Airport Authority may 
offer avigation easements to property owners within the 2017 65 CNEL 
noise contour accepted by the FAA on October 10, 2013. The portions 
that are disapproved are the additional local requirements proposed for 
easement eligibility.
    FAA determined that there is no action required at this time on one 
(1) specific program measure. This measure is Establish Noise Abatement 
Departure Turn for Jet Takeoffs on Runway 26. This measure relates to 
flight procedures under Section 104(b). Additional review by FAA is 
necessary to evaluate the operational safety, feasibility, and 
environmental effects of this proposal.
    These determinations are set forth in detail in a Record of 
Approval signed by the Director, Office of Airports, Western-Pacific 
Region (AWP-600) on October 24, 2016. 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 offices of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport 
Authority.
    The Record of Approval also will be available on-line at: http://www.faa.gov/airports/environmental/airport_noise/part_150/states/


    Issued in Hawthorne, California, on November 17, 2016.
Mark A. McClardy,
Director, Office of Airports, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2016-28291 Filed 11-22-16; 8:45 am]
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