Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Vieques Air Link, Inc., 15447-15448 [2018-07300]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2018–13] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; American Airlines, Inc. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before April 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–3491 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: 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. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Greenway, (202) 267–3896, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2018. Lirio Liu, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2015–3491. Petitioner: American Airlines, Inc. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 93.123(a). Description of Relief Sought: American Airlines, Inc. (‘‘American’’) requests an extension of Exemption 15867, which exempts American’s nonstop service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and Lansing, Michigan’s Capital Region International Airport (LAN) from the slot requirements at DCA. The exemption expires on June 29, 2018. American requests an extension of the exemption until October 29, 2019. [FR Doc. 2018–07301 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. 2018–21] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Vieques Air Link, Inc. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. SUMMARY: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before April 20, 2018. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15447 Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2018–0207 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: 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. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nia Daniels, (202) 267–7626, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. ADDRESSES: Lirio Liu, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2018–0207. Petitioner: Vieques Air Link, Inc. Section of 14 CFR Affected: 135.243(a)(1). Description of Relief Sought: Vieques Air Link, Inc. (VAL) requests relief from 14 CFR 135.243(a)(1). This section requires a pilot serving as a pilot in command of a part 135 commuter operation to hold an airline transport pilot certificate. The petitioner proposes to permit a VAL pilot in command to hold a commercial pilot certificate with multiengine airplane and instrument E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 15448 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices ratings, minimally have 750 hours of flight time, and 100 hours of cross country time of which 25 hours must be at night. The petitioner proposes to limit the scheduled flights to visual flight rules, scheduled duration of 30 minutes or less and less than 50 nautical miles. VAL operates a small regional airline providing transportation between Puerto Rico’s contiguous islands of Vieques and Culebra and the main island of Puerto Rico for critical services with limited other transportation options. [FR Doc. 2018–07300 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2017–0038] Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; TxDOT Audit #4 Report Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program allows a State to assume FHWA’s environmental responsibilities for review, consultation, and compliance for Federal highway projects. When a State assumes these Federal responsibilities, the State becomes solely responsible and liable for carrying out the responsibilities it has assumed, in lieu of FHWA. Prior to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, the Program required semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the Program. This notice finalizes the findings of the fourth audit report for the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) participation in accordance with these pre-FAST Act requirements. SUMMARY: Dr. Owen Lindauer, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, (202) 366–2655, owen.lindauer@dot.gov, or Mr. Jomar Maldonado, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1373, jomar.maldonado@ dot.gov, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from the specific docket page at www.regulations.gov. Background The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program allows a State to assume FHWA’s environmental responsibilities for review, consultation, and compliance for Federal highway projects. This provision has been codified at 23 U.S.C. 327. Since December 16, 2014, TxDOT has assumed FHWA’s responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the responsibilities for reviews under other Federal environmental requirements under this authority. Prior to December 4, 2015, 23 U.S.C. 327(g) required the Secretary to conduct semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation, annual audits during years 3 and 4, and monitoring each subsequent year of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the program. The results of each audit were required to be presented in the form of an audit report and be made available for public comment. On December 4, 2015, the President signed into law the FAST Act, Public Law 114–94, 129 Stat. 1312 (2015). Section 1308 of the FAST Act amended the audit provisions by limiting the number of audits to one audit each year during the first 4 years of a State’s participation. A draft version of this report was published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2017, at 82 FR 59206 and was available for public review can comment. The FHWA received seven responses during the 30-day public notice and comment period. None of the comments were substantive. The American Road and Transportation Builders Association voiced support of this program. The remaining six comments were unrelated to this report. This notice finalizes the findings of the fourth audit report for TxDOT participation in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program. Authority: Section 1313 of Public Law 112–141; Section 6005 of Public Law 109–59; Public Law 114–94; 23 U.S.C. 327; 49 CFR 1.85. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued on: April 3, 2018. Brandye L. Hendrickson, Acting Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program FHWA Audit #4 of the Texas Department of Transportation June 16, 2016 to August 1, 2017 Executive Summary This report summarizes the results of FHWA’s fourth audit review (Audit #4) to assess the performance by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) regarding its assumption of responsibilities assigned by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that took effect on December 16, 2014. TxDOT assumed FHWA’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) responsibilities and other environmental review responsibilities related to Federal-aid highway projects in Texas. The status of FHWA’s observations from the third audit review (Audit #3), including any TxDOT self-imposed corrective actions, is detailed at the end of this report. The FHWA Audit #4 team (team) appreciates the cooperation and professionalism of TxDOT staff in conducting this review. The team was formed in October 2016 and met regularly to prepare for the audit. Prior to the on-site visit, the team: (1) performed reviews of project files in TxDOT’s Environmental Compliance Oversight System (ECOS), (2) examined TxDOT’s responses to FHWA’s information requests, and (3) developed interview questions. Interviews of TxDOT and resource agency staff occurred during the on-site portion of this audit, conducted on May 22–26, 2017. The TxDOT continues to develop, revise, and implement procedures and processes required to carry out the NEPA Assignment Program. Based on information provided by TxDOT and from interviews, TxDOT is committed to maintaining a successful program. This report describes two (2) categories of non-compliance observations and eight (8) observations that represent opportunities for TxDOT to improve its program. It also includes brief status updates of the Audit #3 conclusions. The TxDOT has continued to make progress toward meeting the responsibilities it has assumed in accordance with the MOU. The non-compliance observations identified in this review will require TxDOT to take corrective action. By taking corrective action and considering changes based on the observations in this report, TxDOT should continue to move the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (NEPA Assignment Program) forward successfully. Background The NEPA Assignment Program allows a State to assume FHWA’s environmental responsibilities for review, consultation, and compliance for highway projects. This program is codified at 23 U.S.C. 327. When a State assumes these Federal responsibilities for NEPA project decision-making, the State E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-07300]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Summary Notice No. 2018-21]


Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Vieques Air 
Link, Inc.

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief 
from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The 
purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and 
participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of 
this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary 
is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final 
disposition.

DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket 
number and must be received on or before April 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-0207 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: 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.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 
of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nia Daniels, (202) 267-7626, Office of 
Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW, Washington, DC 20591.
    This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

Lirio Liu,
Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

Petition for Exemption

    Docket No.: FAA-2018-0207.
    Petitioner: Vieques Air Link, Inc.
    Section of 14 CFR Affected: 135.243(a)(1).
    Description of Relief Sought: Vieques Air Link, Inc. (VAL) requests 
relief from 14 CFR 135.243(a)(1). This section requires a pilot serving 
as a pilot in command of a part 135 commuter operation to hold an 
airline transport pilot certificate. The petitioner proposes to permit 
a VAL pilot in command to hold a commercial pilot certificate with 
multiengine airplane and instrument

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ratings, minimally have 750 hours of flight time, and 100 hours of 
cross country time of which 25 hours must be at night. The petitioner 
proposes to limit the scheduled flights to visual flight rules, 
scheduled duration of 30 minutes or less and less than 50 nautical 
miles. VAL operates a small regional airline providing transportation 
between Puerto Rico's contiguous islands of Vieques and Culebra and the 
main island of Puerto Rico for critical services with limited other 
transportation options.

[FR Doc. 2018-07300 Filed 4-9-18; 8:45 am]
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