Notice of Modification to Previously Published Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment, 4953-4954 [2018-02132]

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Jkt 244001 BILLING CODE 4710–AE–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Modification to Previously Published Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The FAA is publishing this notice to advise the public of a modification to the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) and notice of opportunity for public comment published in the Federal Register on April 21, 2014, at 79 FR 22177. Specifically, FAA is withdrawing Wildlife Fence Project from the scope of the EA, and the project will be subject instead to a discrete environmental review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Parks Preston, Assistant Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, Room 220, College Park, Georgia 30337–2747, (404) 305– 6799. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (PUJ) is located outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4953 town of Dallas, Georgia. Paulding County and the Paulding County Airport Authority (PCAA) own the airport. PUJ opened in 2008 and is designated as a general aviation airport. An EA for the construction of PUJ was completed in 2005. In September 2013, the PCAA submitted an application to the FAA requesting an Airport Operating Certificate under title 14 Code of Regulations, Part 139. A Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate allows the airport to accommodate scheduled passenger-carrying operations, commonly referred to as ‘‘commercial service.’’ In November 2013, several Paulding County residents filed a Petition for Review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of two categorical exclusions (CATEXs) issued by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), as authorized by the FAA’s State Block Grant Program, for airfield improvement projects. The petitioners argued that the two projects were connected to the proposed introduction of commercial service at PUJ. On December 23, 2013, the petitioners and the FAA entered into a settlement agreement under which the FAA agreed to prepare, at a minimum, an EA for the proposed Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate and all connected actions. The FAA is currently in the process of preparing that EA (current EA). While the settlement agreement contemplated that the current EA would include all actions connected with the proposed issuance of the Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate, the FAA opted to include in the current EA all reasonably foreseeable airport improvement projects, whether or not connected with the proposed introduction of commercial service. On April 21, 2014, the FAA published a ‘‘Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment’’ in the Federal Register, 79 FR 22177. The Notice of Intent identified all of the projects intended to be reviewed in the EA, including ‘‘Install approximately 19,000 linear feet of wildlife fencing around the perimeter of the Airport’’. PUJ owners now desire to move forward with the Wildlife Fence Project more expeditiously than will be possible if the project remains within the scope of the current EA. The primary need for expediting this project is enhance aviation safety to General Aviaion operations at PUJ. The Wildlife Fence has independent utility, is not connected to the Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate, and is therefore not required by the National Environmental Policy Act or the terms E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1 4954 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 23 / Friday, February 2, 2018 / Notices of the 2013 settlement agreement to be included in the EA. Accordingly, the current EA will no longer consider direct impacts of the Wildlife Fence Project, but will address potential cumulative impacts associated with the project. To satisfy the requirements of FAA Order 1050.1F, GDOT has prepared a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) for the project. The CATEX is available for review at PUJ and online at http:// www.paulding.gov/DocumentCenter. Issued in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 29, 2018. Parks Preston, Assistant Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, Southern Region. 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Any grantee or subgrantee submitting petitions for relief or comments to the docket must include the agency name (Federal Transit Administration) and docket number FTA–2018–0001. Grantees and subgrantees making submissions to FTA or to the docket by mail or hand delivery should submit two copies. Grantees and subgrantees are strongly encouraged to contact their FTA regional office and notify FTA of the intent to submit a petition to the docket. In the event a grantee or subgrantee needs to request immediate relief and does not have access to electronic means to request that relief, the grantee or subgrantee may contact any FTA regional office or FTA headquarters and request that FTA staff submit the petition on its behalf. Federal public transportation law at 49 U.S.C. 5324(d) provides that a grant awarded under Section 5324 or under 49 U.S.C. 5307 or 49 U.S.C. 5311 that is made to address an emergency shall be subject to the terms and conditions the Secretary determines are necessary. This language allows FTA to waive statutory, as well as administrative, requirements. Therefore, grantees and subgrantees affected by an emergency or major disaster may request waivers of provisions of chapter 53 of title 49, U.S.C. when a grantee or subgrantee demonstrates the requirement(s) will limit a grantee’s or subgrantee’s ability to respond to an emergency. Grantees must follow the procedures set forth below when requesting a waiver of statutory or administrative requirements. A petition for relief shall: (a) Identify the grantee or subgrantee and its geographic location; (b) Identify the section of chapter 53 of title 49, U.S.C., or the FTA policy statement, circular, guidance document and/or rule from which the grantee or subgrantee seeks relief; PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (c) Specifically address how a requirement in chapter 53 of title 49 U.S.C., or an FTA requirement in a policy statement, circular, agency guidance or rule will limit a grantee’s or subgrantee’s ability to respond to an emergency or disaster; and (d) Specify if the petition for relief is one-time or ongoing, and if ongoing identify the time period for which the relief is requested. The time period may not exceed three months; however, additional time may be requested through a second petition for relief. A petition for relief from administrative requirements will be conditionally granted for a period of three (3) business days from the date it is submitted to the Emergency Relief Docket. FTA will review the petition after the expiration of the three business days and review any comments submitted thereto. FTA may contact the grantee or subgrantee that submitted the request for relief, or any party that submits comments to the docket, to obtain more information prior to making a decision. FTA shall then post a decision to the Emergency Relief Docket. FTA’s decision will be based on whether the petition meets the criteria for use of these emergency procedures, the substance of the request, and the comments submitted regarding the petition. If FTA does not respond to the request for relief to the docket within three business days, the grantee or subgrantee may assume its petition is granted for a period not to exceed three months until and unless FTA states otherwise. A petition for relief from statutory requirements will not be conditionally granted and requires a written decision from the FTA Administrator. Pursuant to 49 CFR 604.2(f) of FTA’s Charter Rule, grantees and subgrantees may assist with evacuations or other movement of people that might otherwise be considered charter transportation when that transportation is in response to an emergency declared by the President, governor, or mayor, or in an emergency requiring immediate action prior to a formal declaration, even if a formal declaration of an emergency is not eventually made by the President, governor or mayor. Therefore, a request for relief is not necessary in order to provide this service. However, if the emergency lasts more than 45 calendar days, the grantee or subgrantee shall follow the procedures set out in this notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 23 (Friday, February 2, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4953-4954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02132]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Modification to Previously Published Notice of Intent 
To Prepare an Environmental Assessment

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is publishing this notice to advise the public of a 
modification to the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) and notice of opportunity for public comment published 
in the Federal Register on April 21, 2014, at 79 FR 22177. 
Specifically, FAA is withdrawing Wildlife Fence Project from the scope 
of the EA, and the project will be subject instead to a discrete 
environmental review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Parks Preston, Assistant Manager, 
Atlanta Airports District Office, 1701 Columbia Avenue, Room 220, 
College Park, Georgia 30337-2747, (404) 305-6799.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (PUJ) is 
located outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the town of Dallas, Georgia. 
Paulding County and the Paulding County Airport Authority (PCAA) own 
the airport. PUJ opened in 2008 and is designated as a general aviation 
airport. An EA for the construction of PUJ was completed in 2005.
    In September 2013, the PCAA submitted an application to the FAA 
requesting an Airport Operating Certificate under title 14 Code of 
Regulations, Part 139. A Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate allows 
the airport to accommodate scheduled passenger-carrying operations, 
commonly referred to as ``commercial service.'' In November 2013, 
several Paulding County residents filed a Petition for Review in the 
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia of two 
categorical exclusions (CATEXs) issued by the Georgia Department of 
Transportation (GDOT), as authorized by the FAA's State Block Grant 
Program, for airfield improvement projects. The petitioners argued that 
the two projects were connected to the proposed introduction of 
commercial service at PUJ. On December 23, 2013, the petitioners and 
the FAA entered into a settlement agreement under which the FAA agreed 
to prepare, at a minimum, an EA for the proposed Part 139 Airport 
Operating Certificate and all connected actions. The FAA is currently 
in the process of preparing that EA (current EA). While the settlement 
agreement contemplated that the current EA would include all actions 
connected with the proposed issuance of the Part 139 Airport Operating 
Certificate, the FAA opted to include in the current EA all reasonably 
foreseeable airport improvement projects, whether or not connected with 
the proposed introduction of commercial service.
    On April 21, 2014, the FAA published a ``Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Notice of Opportunity for 
Public Comment'' in the Federal Register, 79 FR 22177. The Notice of 
Intent identified all of the projects intended to be reviewed in the 
EA, including ``Install approximately 19,000 linear feet of wildlife 
fencing around the perimeter of the Airport''. PUJ owners now desire to 
move forward with the Wildlife Fence Project more expeditiously than 
will be possible if the project remains within the scope of the current 
EA. The primary need for expediting this project is enhance aviation 
safety to General Aviaion operations at PUJ.
    The Wildlife Fence has independent utility, is not connected to the 
Part 139 Airport Operating Certificate, and is therefore not required 
by the National Environmental Policy Act or the terms

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of the 2013 settlement agreement to be included in the EA. Accordingly, 
the current EA will no longer consider direct impacts of the Wildlife 
Fence Project, but will address potential cumulative impacts associated 
with the project.
    To satisfy the requirements of FAA Order 1050.1F, GDOT has prepared 
a Categorical Exclusion (CATEX) for the project. The CATEX is available 
for review at PUJ and online at http://www.paulding.gov/DocumentCenter.

    Issued in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 29, 2018.
Parks Preston,
Assistant Manager, Atlanta Airports District Office, Southern Region.
[FR Doc. 2018-02132 Filed 2-1-18; 8:45 am]
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