Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing a License to LauncherOne, LLC for LauncherOne Launches at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Kern County, California, 3841-3842 [2017-00549]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices the United States. Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously, I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: December 20, 2016. John F. Kerry, Secretary of State. 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Consistent with the determination in section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously, I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render 18:28 Jan 11, 2017 Dated: December 27, 2016. John F. Kerry, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2017–00545 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing a License to LauncherOne, LLC for LauncherOne Launches at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Kern County, California Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), lead Federal agency. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, cooperating agency. ACTIONS: Notice of availability, notice of public comment period, and request for comment. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE VerDate Sep<11>2014 ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Jkt 241001 In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing a License to LauncherOne, LLC for LauncherOne Launches at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, Kern County, California (Draft Environmental Assessment [EA]). DATES: The public comment period for the Draft EA begins with the issuance of this Notice of Availability and lasts 30 days. The FAA encourages all interested parties to provide comments concerning the scope and content of the Draft EA by February 13, 2017, or 30 days from the date of publication of this Notice of Availability, whichever is later. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the FAA in your comment SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3841 to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, the FAA cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments or questions regarding the Draft EA to Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; email LauncherOneEA@icfi.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; email LauncherOneEA@icfi.com; or phone (202) 267–5924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is evaluating LauncherOne LLC’s (L1’s) proposal to launch the LauncherOne at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Kern County, California, for purposes of transporting small satellites into a variety of Low Earth Orbits. The launch system consists of the rocket (LauncherOne) and a carrier aircraft (Boeing 747). To operate LauncherOne at the Mojave Air and Space Port, L1 must obtain a launch license from the FAA. Issuing a license is considered a major Federal action subject to environmental review under NEPA. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a launch license to L1 that would allow L1 to operate LauncherOne from the Mojave Air and Space Port. L1 is proposing a maximum of 115 launches over the course of the 5-year launch license (expected 2017–2021). The maximum number of annual launches during this time period would be 40. Alternatives under consideration include the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue a launch license for the operation of LauncherOne from the Mojave Air and Space Port. Also, the FAA would not modify Mojave Air and Space Port’s launch site operator license to include ‘‘orbital’’ reusable launch vehicle missions. The Mojave Air and Space Port would continue its existing operations. The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts from the Proposed Action and No Action Alternative on air quality; biological resources (including fish, wildlife, and plants); climate; Department of Transportation Act, Section 4(f); hazardous materials, solid waste, and pollution prevention; historical, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources; land use; noise and noise-compatible land use; E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 3842 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2017 / Notices socioeconomics, environmental justice, and children’s environmental health and safety risks; visual effects; and water resources (including wetlands, floodplains, surface waters, groundwater, and wild and scenic rivers). Potential cumulative impacts are also addressed in the Draft EA. The FAA has posted the Draft EA on the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation Web site: http:// www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ launch/. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 5, 2017. Daniel Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division. [FR Doc. 2017–00549 Filed 1–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2013–0109; FMCSA– 2013–0444] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of renewal of exemptions; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 10 individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ‘‘no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.’’ The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions was effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. Comments must be received on or before February 13, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:46 Jan 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. You may submit comments bearing the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA– 2013–0109; FMCSA–2013–0444 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. Instructions: Each submission must include the Agency name and the docket number(s) for this notice. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading below for further information. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The FDMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. If you want acknowledgment that we received your comments, please include a selfaddressed, stamped envelope or postcard or print the acknowledgement page that appears after submitting comments online. Privacy Act: 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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA may grant an exemption for two years if it finds ‘‘such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.’’ The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the two-year period. The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding epilepsy found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person: Has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause the loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. In addition to the regulations, FMCSA has published advisory criteria to assist Medical Examiners in determining whether drivers with certain medical conditions are qualified to operate a CMV in interstate commerce. [49 CFR part 391, APPENDIX A TO PART 391— MEDICAL ADVISORY CRITERIA, section H. Epilepsy: § 391.41(b)(8), paragraphs 3, 4, and 5.] The 10 individuals listed in this notice have requested renewal of their exemptions from the Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders prohibition in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(8), in accordance with FMCSA procedures. Accordingly, FMCSA has evaluated these applications for renewal on their merits and decided to extend each exemption for a renewable two-year period. II. Request for Comments Interested parties or organizations possessing information that would otherwise show that any, or all, of these drivers are not currently achieving the statutory level of safety should immediately notify FMCSA. The Agency will evaluate any adverse evidence submitted and, if safety is being compromised or if continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, FMCSA will take immediate steps to revoke the exemption of a driver. III. Basis for Renewing Exemptions Under 49 U.S.C. 31315(b)(1), an exemption may be granted for no longer than two years from its approval date and may be renewed upon application. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, each of the 10 applicants has satisfied the conditions for obtaining an exemption from the Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder requirements and was published in the Federal Register (79 E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 8 (Thursday, January 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of 
Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Request for Comment 
on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing a License to 
LauncherOne, LLC for LauncherOne Launches at the Mojave Air and Space 
Port, Kern County, California

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT), lead Federal agency. National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration, cooperating agency.

ACTIONS: Notice of availability, notice of public comment period, and 
request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), Council on 
Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal 
Regulations parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental 
Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the 
availability of and requesting comment on the Draft Environmental 
Assessment for Issuing a License to LauncherOne, LLC for LauncherOne 
Launches at the Mojave Air and Spaceport, Kern County, California 
(Draft Environmental Assessment [EA]).

DATES: The public comment period for the Draft EA begins with the 
issuance of this Notice of Availability and lasts 30 days. The FAA 
encourages all interested parties to provide comments concerning the 
scope and content of the Draft EA by February 13, 2017, or 30 days from 
the date of publication of this Notice of Availability, whichever is 
later.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the FAA 
in your comment to withhold from public review your personal 
identifying information, the FAA cannot guarantee that we will be able 
to do so.

ADDRESSES: Please submit comments or questions regarding the Draft EA 
to Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental Specialist, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Suite 325, Washington, DC 
20591; email LauncherOneEA@icfi.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Czelusniak, Environmental 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW., Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; email LauncherOneEA@icfi.com; or 
phone (202) 267-5924.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is evaluating LauncherOne LLC's 
(L1's) proposal to launch the LauncherOne at the Mojave Air and Space 
Port in Kern County, California, for purposes of transporting small 
satellites into a variety of Low Earth Orbits. The launch system 
consists of the rocket (LauncherOne) and a carrier aircraft (Boeing 
747). To operate LauncherOne at the Mojave Air and Space Port, L1 must 
obtain a launch license from the FAA. Issuing a license is considered a 
major Federal action subject to environmental review under NEPA. Under 
the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a launch license to L1 that 
would allow L1 to operate LauncherOne from the Mojave Air and Space 
Port. L1 is proposing a maximum of 115 launches over the course of the 
5-year launch license (expected 2017-2021). The maximum number of 
annual launches during this time period would be 40.
    Alternatives under consideration include the Proposed Action and 
the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA 
would not issue a launch license for the operation of LauncherOne from 
the Mojave Air and Space Port. Also, the FAA would not modify Mojave 
Air and Space Port's launch site operator license to include 
``orbital'' reusable launch vehicle missions. The Mojave Air and Space 
Port would continue its existing operations.
    The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts from the 
Proposed Action and No Action Alternative on air quality; biological 
resources (including fish, wildlife, and plants); climate; Department 
of Transportation Act, Section 4(f); hazardous materials, solid waste, 
and pollution prevention; historical, architectural, archaeological, 
and cultural resources; land use; noise and noise-compatible land use;

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socioeconomics, environmental justice, and children's environmental 
health and safety risks; visual effects; and water resources (including 
wetlands, floodplains, surface waters, groundwater, and wild and scenic 
rivers). Potential cumulative impacts are also addressed in the Draft 
EA.
    The FAA has posted the Draft EA on the FAA Office of Commercial 
Space Transportation Web site: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/environmental/nepa_docs/review/launch/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 5, 2017.
Daniel Murray,
Manager, Space Transportation Development Division.
[FR Doc. 2017-00549 Filed 1-11-17; 8:45 am]
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