Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, Westfield, Massachusetts, 16272-16273 [2017-06506]

Download as PDF 16272 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES with the regulatory requirements of the rule. Any light-sport aircraft issued a special light-sport airworthiness certificate, which has been designed, manufactured, operated and maintained, in accordance with these and previously accepted ASTM consensus standards provides the public with the appropriate level of safety established under the regulations. Manufacturers who choose to produce these aircraft and certificate these aircraft under 14 CFR 21.190 or 21.191 are subject to the applicable consensus standard requirements. The FAA maintains a listing of the latest FAA accepted standards specific to special light-sport aircraft and information on previously accepted standards on the FAA Light-Sport Aircraft 1 Web site. 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ASTM Designation F2745–15, titled: Standard Specification for Required Product Information to be Provided with an Airplane. ASTM Designation F2930–16, titled: Standard Guide for Compliance with Light Sport Aircraft Standards. ASTM Designation F2972–15, titled: Standard Specification for Light Sport Aircraft Manufacturer’s Quality Assurance System. PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ASTM Designation F3199–16a, titled: Standard Guide for Wing Interface Documentation for Weight Shift Control Aircraft. Availability ASTM International, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, Post Office Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428–2959 copyrights these consensus standards. Individual reprints of a standard (single or multiple copies, or special compilations and other related technical information) may be obtained by contacting ASTM at this address, or at (610) 832–9585 (phone), (610) 832–9555 (fax), through service@astm.org (email), or through the ASTM Web site at www.astm.org. To inquire about standard content and/or membership or about ASTM International Offices abroad, contact Joe Koury, Staff Manager for Committee F37 on Light-Sport Aircraft: (610) 832–9804, jkoury@ astm.org. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on March 27, 2017. Mel Johnson, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06509 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, Westfield, Massachusetts Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport under the the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’) and federal regulations by the City of Westfield. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective December 22, 2015. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before September 9, 2017. DATES: The effective date of the start of FAA’s review of the noise compatibility SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 62 / Monday, April 3, 2017 / Notices program is March 13, 2017. The public comment period ends May 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Federal Aviation Administration, New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District Ave., Burlington, MA 01803. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office. This notice announces that the FAA is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for WestfieldBarnes Regional Airport which will be approved or disapproved on or before September 9, 2017. This notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment. An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act (49 U.S.C. 47504 et. seq), may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to reduce existing non-compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional non-compatible uses. The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, effective on March 13, 2017. The airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise compatibility program under section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to FAR Part 150 requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before September 9, 2017. The FAA’s detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR part 150, section 150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing noncompatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible land uses. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Mar 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. All comments relating to these factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the noise exposure maps and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations: • FAA New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District Ave., Burlington, Massachusetts 01803 • Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, 110 Airport Road, Westfield, Massachusetts 01085 Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, March 13, 2017. Mary T. Walsh, Airports Division Manager. [FR Doc. 2017–06506 Filed 3–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration [Docket No. PHMSA–2016–0149] Donlin Gold LLC Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on a request for special permit, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 60-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request. DATES: Submit any comments regarding this special permit request by June 2, 2017. SUMMARY: Comments should reference the docket number for the specific special permit request and may be submitted in the following ways: • E-Gov Web site: http:// www.Regulations.gov. This site allows the public to enter comments on any Federal Register notice issued by any agency. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. 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Note: Comments are posted without changes or edits to http:// www.Regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. There is a privacy statement published on http:// www.Regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General: Ms. Kay McIver by telephone at 202–366–0113, or email at kay.mciver@dot.gov. Technical: Mr. Steve Nanney by telephone at 713–628–7479, or email at Steve.Nanney@dot.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PHMSA has received a special permit request from a pipeline operator seeking relief from compliance with certain federal pipeline safety regulations. The request includes a technical analysis, environmental assessment, proposed special permit conditions, and location map for the pipeline provided by the operator and has been filed at http:// www.Regulations.gov under docket number PHMSA–2016–0149. We invite interested persons to participate by reviewing the special permit request and supporting documents for implementing the special permit request versus designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining the pipeline in accordance with Part 192 at http:// www.Regulations.gov and by submitting written comments, data or other views concerning the request. Please include any comments on potential safety, environmental impacts, and any additional conditions that should be considered if the special permit is granted. Before issuing a decision on the special permit request, PHMSA will evaluate all comments received on or E:\FR\FM\03APN1.SGM 03APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 62 (Monday, April 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16272-16273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06506]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review 
Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, Westfield, Massachusetts

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is 
reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for 
Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport under the the Aviation Safety and 
Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 
federal regulations by the City of Westfield. This program was 
submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise 
exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Westfield-Barnes 
Regional Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, 
effective December 22, 2015. The proposed noise compatibility program 
will be approved or disapproved on or before September 9, 2017.

DATES: The effective date of the start of FAA's review of the noise 
compatibility

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program is March 13, 2017. The public comment period ends May 12, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Federal Aviation 
Administration, New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District 
Ave., Burlington, MA 01803. Comments on the proposed noise 
compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA is 
reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for Westfield-Barnes 
Regional Airport which will be approved or disapproved on or before 
September 9, 2017. This notice also announces the availability of this 
program for public review and comment. An airport operator who has 
submitted noise exposure maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance 
with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, 
promulgated pursuant to the Act (49 U.S.C. 47504 et. seq), may submit a 
noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the 
measures the operator has taken or proposes to reduce existing non-
compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional non-
compatible uses.
    The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for 
Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, effective on March 13, 2017. The 
airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material and 
that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the 
airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise 
compatibility program under section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary 
review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to FAR Part 
150 requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but 
that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval 
of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum 
of 180 days, will be completed on or before September 9, 2017.
    The FAA's detailed evaluation will be conducted under the 
provisions of 14 CFR part 150, section 150.33. The primary 
considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed 
measures may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue 
burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are 
reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing non-
compatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional non-
compatible land uses.
    Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program 
with specific reference to these factors. All comments relating to 
these factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use 
authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. 
Copies of the noise exposure maps and the proposed noise compatibility 
program are available for examination at the following locations:

 FAA New England Region Airports Division, 1200 District Ave., 
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
 Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, 110 Airport Road, 
Westfield, Massachusetts 01085

    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, March 13, 2017.
Mary T. Walsh,
Airports Division Manager.
[FR Doc. 2017-06506 Filed 3-31-17; 8:45 am]
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