Notice of Cancellation of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Replacement General Aviation Airport, Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada, 45353-45354 [2017-20839]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 187 / Thursday, September 28, 2017 / Notices 3100 Dundee Road, Suite 508, Northbrook, IL 60062. According to SMSRRIL, 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.GOV.’’ Decided: September 25, 2017. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2017–20784 Filed 9–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Eighty Sixth RTCA SC–147 Plenary Session Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Eighty Sixth RTCA SC–147 Plenary Session. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Eighty Sixth RTCA SC–147 Plenary Session. This is a subcommittee to RTCA. SUMMARY: December 7, 2017. The meeting will be held at: Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory at 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Al Secen at asecen@rtca.org or 202–330– 0647, or The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 833– 9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http://www.rtca.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of the Eighty Sixth RTCA SC–147 Plenary Session. The agenda will include the following: DATES: ADDRESSES: December 7, 2017 1. Opening Plenary Session—Co-Chairs a. Chairmen’s Opening Remarks/ Introductions b. RTCA Federal Advisory Act and Proprietary Material Policies Review c. Approval of Minutes From 85th Meeting of SC–147 d. Approval of Minutes From September 2017 Joint Working Group Meeting VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Sep 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 e. Approval of Agenda f. Future Meeting Scheduling 2. Report From WG–75 3. SESAR Updates 4. Working Group Report a. Report From Coordination Subgroup b. Report From Threat Resolution Working Group c. Report From Surveillance Working Group d. Report From ACAS Xu Subgroup 5. CAS Interoperability MASPS: Status, Schedule, and SC–147 TORS 6. Status Of Mitigations for Transponder Failures 7. ACAS Xa/Xo MOPS Status & Approval to conduct Final Review and Comment (FRAC) Process 8. Other Business 9. New Business Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to 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 September 25, 2017. Mohannad Dawoud, Management and Program Analyst, Partnership Contracts Branch, ANG–A17, NextGen, Procurement Services Division, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–20827 Filed 9–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Cancellation of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Replacement General Aviation Airport, Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of cancellation of preparation of Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a construction of a Replacement General Aviation Airport for Mesquite, Nevada. On November 14, 2011, FAA published a notice of suspension of the EIS in the Federal Register (76 FR 70530). The FAA received a letter dated September 27, 2011, from the City of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45353 Mesquite, Nevada asking the FAA to suspend any further work on the EIS. The reasons for this action include the local economic conditions in Mesquite and other local fiscal and budgetary constraints. The Mesquite Lands Act of 1988 (the Act), as amended, provided land to the City of Mesquite for the replacement airport, expired on November 14, 2011 and was not extended or renewed by Congress. The original purpose and need for the proposed relocated airport no longer exists. The City of Mesquite, the owner and operator of the existing Mesquite Municipal Airport, has not included a replacement airport in its 5-year Airport Capital Improvement Program. As a result, FAA has determined the proposed replacement General Aviation Airport for Mesquite, Nevada is not ripe for decision at this time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David B. Kessler, AICP, Regional Environmental Protection Specialist, AWP–610.1, Airports Division, Federal Aviation Administration, WesternPacific Region, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, Telephone: 310–725–3615. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 8, 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (69 FR 71097) to prepare an EIS for the proposed construction and operation of a Replacement General Aviation (GA) Airport, for the City of Mesquite, in eastern Clark County, Nevada. The City of Mesquite proposed to build the replacement airport south of Interstate Highway 15 between Exit 108 and 109 on the Mormon Mesa, about 15 miles west of the exiting Mesquite Municipal Airport and change the airport land use to residential land use, including construction of a new arterial roadway through the existing airport property. To maintain access to the National Air Transportation System, the city also proposed to design, fund, and build a replacement GA airport at Mormon Mesa that would provide GA facilities and services to the flying public, support regional economic development at no cost to the FAA. The City proposed to build the replacement GA airport to meet FAA Airport Reference Code (ARC) B–II standards with a new runway 7,500 feet long by 100 feet wide. On May 16, 2008, the Notice of Availability of FAA’s Draft EIS was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 28461). The FAA received 34 comment letters on the Draft EIS from federal, state and local agencies, as well as the general public. In March 2009, as FAA was preparing responses to E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 45354 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 187 / Thursday, September 28, 2017 / Notices comments received on the 2008 Draft EIS, FAA determined there were significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns and bearing on the Proposed Project or its impacts. Consistent with Title 40 CFR 1501.9, FAA decided to prepare a Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIS). On September 27, 2011, the FAA received a letter from the City of Mesquite, asking the FAA to suspend any additional work on the EIS for the proposed Replacement GA Airport EIS. The City of Mesquite explained the postponement was based on local economic conditions and other local fiscal and budgetary constraints. On November 14, 2011, FAA published a notice of Suspension of the EIS in the Federal Register (76 FR 70530). In 2014, the FAA provided a grant of funds to the City of Mesquite to install weather reporting equipment at the existing Mesquite Municipal Airport. In 2015, FAA provided a grant of funds to the City of Mesquite to update its Airport Master Plan. The City completed its Master Plan in the June 2017. The City did not include a replacement airport proposal in its 5year Airport Capital Improvement Program provided to the FAA. The Mesquite Lands Act of 1988, as amended (Pub. L. 99–549) provided the City with the opportunity to select a specified number of acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management to build a replacement airport on the Mormon Mesa. Since Public Law 99–549 expired, the federal land on the Mormon Mesa for the replacement airport is no longer available. The original purpose and need to change the land use of the existing airport to residential land use and replace the airport no longer exists. There is no demonstrated aeronautical need for the replacement airport and the information in the 2008 Draft EIS is also no longer valid. Thus, FAA is terminating this EIS. Issued in Hawthorne, California, on September 19, 2017. Mark A. McClardy, Director, Office of Airports, Western-Pacific Region, AWP–600. [FR Doc. 2017–20839 Filed 9–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Sep 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Twenty Seventh RTCA SC–222 Plenary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Twenty Seventh RTCA SC–222 Plenary. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Seventh RTCA SC–222 Plenary. This is a subcommittee to RTCA. DATES: The meeting will be held November 2, 2017 08:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held Virtually: https://dfs.webex.com/dfs-en/ j.php?MTID=md423e5bbfccb25c1fd3c2a 8257213ba2, Join by phone, 1–855–299– 5224 Call-in toll-free number (US/ Canada), 1–631–267–4890 Call-in toll number (US/Canada), Access Code: 956 003 877, Password: Wm2fKCdV. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karan Hofmann at khofmann@rtca.org or 202–330–0680, or The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http:// www.rtca.org. SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of the Twenty Seventh RTCA SC–222 Plenary. The agenda will include the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Thursday, November 2, 2017—8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 1. Welcome, Introductions, Administrative Remarks by Special Committee Leadership 2. Agenda Overview 3. Review/Approve prior Plenary meeting Summary—(action item status) 4. Iridium Technical Discussion 5. Ligado Effects (Possible ISRA with SC–159) 6. Discussion of additional SatCom Class B Work 7. SC–228 IRSA Discussion 8. Detailed Work Plan for SC–222 and WG–82 9. Establish Agenda, Date and Place for next meeting 10. Review of Action Items 11. Adjourn—Plenary meeting 1. Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Persons wishing to 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 September 25, 2017. Mohannad Dawoud, Management & Program Analyst, Partnership Contracts Branch, ANG–A17, NextGen, Procurement Services Division, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–20794 Filed 9–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration RTCA PMC Program Management Committee Meeting Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: RTCA PMC Program Management Committee meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Program Management Committee Meeting. This is a subcommittee to RTCA. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on December 19, 2017 08:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at: RTCA Headquarters, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karan Hofmann at khofmann@rtca.org or 202–330–0680, or The RTCA Secretariat, 1150 18th Street NW., Suite 910, Washington, DC 20036, or by telephone at (202) 833–9339, fax at (202) 833–9434, or Web site at http:// www.rtca.org. DATES: Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, 5 U.S.C., App.), notice is hereby given for a meeting of the RTCA Program Management Committee Meeting. The agenda will include the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tuesday, December 19, 2017—8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review/Approve A. Meeting Summary September 21, 2017 B. Administrative SC TOR Revisions 3. Publication Consideration/Approval A. New Document—Guidelines for In Situ Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) Algorithm Performance, Prepared E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 187 (Thursday, September 28, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-20839]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Cancellation of Preparation of Environmental Impact 
Statement for Replacement General Aviation Airport, Mesquite, Clark 
County, Nevada

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation of preparation of Environmental Impact 
Statement.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it 
has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
for a construction of a Replacement General Aviation Airport for 
Mesquite, Nevada. On November 14, 2011, FAA published a notice of 
suspension of the EIS in the Federal Register (76 FR 70530). The FAA 
received a letter dated September 27, 2011, from the City of Mesquite, 
Nevada asking the FAA to suspend any further work on the EIS. The 
reasons for this action include the local economic conditions in 
Mesquite and other local fiscal and budgetary constraints. The Mesquite 
Lands Act of 1988 (the Act), as amended, provided land to the City of 
Mesquite for the replacement airport, expired on November 14, 2011 and 
was not extended or renewed by Congress. The original purpose and need 
for the proposed relocated airport no longer exists. The City of 
Mesquite, the owner and operator of the existing Mesquite Municipal 
Airport, has not included a replacement airport in its 5-year Airport 
Capital Improvement Program. As a result, FAA has determined the 
proposed replacement General Aviation Airport for Mesquite, Nevada is 
not ripe for decision at this time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David B. Kessler, AICP, Regional 
Environmental Protection Specialist, AWP-610.1, Airports Division, 
Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, 15000 Aviation 
Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, Telephone: 310-725-3615.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 8, 2004, the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) issued a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register 
(69 FR 71097) to prepare an EIS for the proposed construction and 
operation of a Replacement General Aviation (GA) Airport, for the City 
of Mesquite, in eastern Clark County, Nevada. The City of Mesquite 
proposed to build the replacement airport south of Interstate Highway 
15 between Exit 108 and 109 on the Mormon Mesa, about 15 miles west of 
the exiting Mesquite Municipal Airport and change the airport land use 
to residential land use, including construction of a new arterial 
roadway through the existing airport property. To maintain access to 
the National Air Transportation System, the city also proposed to 
design, fund, and build a replacement GA airport at Mormon Mesa that 
would provide GA facilities and services to the flying public, support 
regional economic development at no cost to the FAA. The City proposed 
to build the replacement GA airport to meet FAA Airport Reference Code 
(ARC) B-II standards with a new runway 7,500 feet long by 100 feet 
wide. On May 16, 2008, the Notice of Availability of FAA's Draft EIS 
was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 28461). The FAA received 
34 comment letters on the Draft EIS from federal, state and local 
agencies, as well as the general public. In March 2009, as FAA was 
preparing responses to

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comments received on the 2008 Draft EIS, FAA determined there were 
significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental 
concerns and bearing on the Proposed Project or its impacts. Consistent 
with Title 40 CFR 1501.9, FAA decided to prepare a Revised Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement (RDEIS).
    On September 27, 2011, the FAA received a letter from the City of 
Mesquite, asking the FAA to suspend any additional work on the EIS for 
the proposed Replacement GA Airport EIS. The City of Mesquite explained 
the postponement was based on local economic conditions and other local 
fiscal and budgetary constraints.
    On November 14, 2011, FAA published a notice of Suspension of the 
EIS in the Federal Register (76 FR 70530). In 2014, the FAA provided a 
grant of funds to the City of Mesquite to install weather reporting 
equipment at the existing Mesquite Municipal Airport. In 2015, FAA 
provided a grant of funds to the City of Mesquite to update its Airport 
Master Plan. The City completed its Master Plan in the June 2017. The 
City did not include a replacement airport proposal in its 5-year 
Airport Capital Improvement Program provided to the FAA.
    The Mesquite Lands Act of 1988, as amended (Pub. L. 99-549) 
provided the City with the opportunity to select a specified number of 
acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management to build 
a replacement airport on the Mormon Mesa. Since Public Law 99-549 
expired, the federal land on the Mormon Mesa for the replacement 
airport is no longer available. The original purpose and need to change 
the land use of the existing airport to residential land use and 
replace the airport no longer exists. There is no demonstrated 
aeronautical need for the replacement airport and the information in 
the 2008 Draft EIS is also no longer valid. Thus, FAA is terminating 
this EIS.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California, on September 19, 2017.
Mark A. McClardy,
Director, Office of Airports, Western-Pacific Region, AWP-600.
[FR Doc. 2017-20839 Filed 9-27-17; 8:45 am]
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