Notice of Additional Public Comment Period-Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Capacity Enhancements and Other Improvements at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC, 24385-24386 [2018-11202]

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[FR Doc. 2018–11198 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Additional Public Comment Period—Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Capacity Enhancements and Other Improvements at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of additional 45-day public comment period, and correction of the previous email address for submission of public and agency comments for the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice provides an additional 45-day public comment period, and correction of the previous incorrect email address for submission of public and agency comments. The previous email address, CLTEIS@faa.gov was incorrect. All agency and public comments should be submitted to the correct email address, 9-ASO-CLTEIS@ PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24385 faa.gov. The FAA requests that all submissions to the previous incorrect email address be resubmitted to the new address. This Notice also provides information to Federal, state, and local agencies; Native American tribes; and other interested persons regarding the FAA’s intent to prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential impacts of the City of Charlotte Aviation Department proposal to construct capacity enhancements and other improvements at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. The Department has initially identified the following four main elements of the Proposed Action: (1) Fourth Parallel Runway 1–19 and End-Around Taxiways; (2) Concourse B and Ramp Expansion; (3) Concourse C and Ramp Expansion; and (4) Daily North Parking Deck. The EIS will evaluate the potential direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts that may result from the Proposed Action, including related activities and actions connected to the Proposed Action. The FAA is the lead agency for the preparation of the EIS. Cooperating Agencies will be identified during the process. The FAA intends to use the preparation of this EIS to comply with other applicable environmental laws and regulations as identified through the environmental analysis. The FAA will provide more specific public notice of the environmental laws, regulations and executive orders being satisfied through the EIS as the environmental consequences of the proposed project and its alternatives are better understood. DATES: The FAA invites interested agencies, organizations, Native American tribes, and members of the public to submit comments or suggestions to assist in identifying significant environmental issues and in determining the appropriate scope of the EIS. The additional 45 day public comment period starts with the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register. Comments must be received by July 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments, statements, or questions concerning the EIS scope or process should be mailed to: Mr. Tommy L. Dupree, Assistant Manager, FAA, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 2250, Memphis, TN 38118. Comments can also be sent by email to 9-ASO-CLTEIS@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this notice is to inform Federal, state and local government agencies and the public of the additional 45-day public comment E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 24386 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 102 / Friday, May 25, 2018 / Notices period, correction of a previous incorrect email address, and the FAA’s intent to prepare an EIS. Information, data, opinions and comments obtained will be considered in preparing the draft EIS. The FAA will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500– 1508), FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. The EIS will evaluate the potential impacts of the Department’s proposal to construct capacity enhancements and other improvements at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Department has initially identified the following four main elements of the Proposed Action: (1) Fourth Parallel Runway 1–19 and End-Around Taxiways; (2) Concourse B and Ramp Expansion; (3) Concourse C and Ramp Expansion; and (4) Daily North Parking Deck. The Fourth Parallel Runway I–19 and End-around Taxiways would entail construction of an approximately 12,000-foot runway located between existing Runway 18C–36C and Runway 18R–36L, along with associated taxiways (partial north End-Around Taxiway, full south End-Around Taxiway, parallel, high-speed exit and connector taxiways). Construction of the new runway along with terminal and ramp expansion projects would require the decommissioning of Runway 5–23 and relocation of West Boulevard. The Concourse B and Ramp Expansion would entail extending Concourse B to the west, creating 10–12 additional gates. The Concourse C and Ramp Expansion would entail extending Concourse C to the east, creating 10–12 additional gates. The Daily North Parking Deck would entail construction of a parking deck north of passenger terminal parking facilities. Within the EIS, the FAA proposes to consider a range of reasonable alternatives that could potentially meet the purpose and need for the project being proposed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The EIS will include the evaluation of a No Action Alternative and other reasonable alternatives that may be identified, such as use of other airports or other modes of transportation, during the NEPA process. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 May 24, 2018 Jkt 241001 The potential environmental impacts of all proposed construction and operational activities will be analyzed in the EIS. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with air quality; biological resources (including fish, wildlife, and plants); climate; properties protected under 49 U.S.C. 303(c), known as ‘‘Section 4(f)’’ of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 (including publicly owned parks, recreational areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and public and private historic sites); farmlands; ground transportation; hazardous materials, solid waste, and pollution prevention; historical, architectural, archeological, and cultural resources; land use; natural resources and energy supply; noise and noisecompatible land use; socioeconomics, environmental justice, and children’s health and safety risks; visual effects; water resources (including wetlands, floodplains, surface waters, groundwater, and Wild and Scenic rivers). This analysis will include an evaluation of potential direct and indirect impacts, and will account for cumulative impacts from other relevant activities in the vicinity of the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. More information on the Proposed Action and the NEPA process is available on the project website at: www.clteis.com. Tommy L. Dupree, Acting Manager, Memphis Airports District Office, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 2018–11202 Filed 5–24–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Safety Management Systems for Part 121 Certificate Holders Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves safety data and analysis by part 121 Certificate Holders required by regulation to implement a Safety PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management System (SMS). The Certificate Holder will use the data it collects to identify hazards and instances of non-compliance with requirements and standards. The safety policy, outputs of safety risk management and safety assurance processes, and training and communications records will be kept by the Certificate Holder and used in its SMS. The Certificate Holder will also use the data, records, and documentation to show compliance with regulations. However, none of these data, records, or documents will be submitted to FAA. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by July 24, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Barbara Hall, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP– 110, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov; phone: 940– 594–5913. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–0763. Title: Safety Management Systems for Part 121 Certificate Holders. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: Public Law required the FAA to initiate rulemaking requiring all part 121 air carriers to implement a Safety Management System (SMS). On March 9, 2018, all current part 121 Certificate Holders met the final compliance date to have a Safety Management System acceptable to the Administrator. There are four components to a Safety Management System: Safety Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion. Collection and analysis of safety data and concomitant records is an essential part of a properly functioning SMS. Safety Policy establishes the foundation for the SMS. Safety Risk Management determines and identifies hazards in an aviation E:\FR\FM\25MYN1.SGM 25MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Additional Public Comment Period--Notice of Intent To 
Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Proposed Capacity 
Enhancements and Other Improvements at Charlotte Douglas International 
Airport, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of additional 45-day public comment period, and 
correction of the previous email address for submission of public and 
agency comments for the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS at Charlotte 
Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC.

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SUMMARY: This Notice provides an additional 45-day public comment 
period, and correction of the previous incorrect email address for 
submission of public and agency comments. The previous email address, 
[email protected] was incorrect. All agency and public comments should be 
submitted to the correct email address, [email protected]">9-ASO-[email protected]. The FAA 
requests that all submissions to the previous incorrect email address 
be resubmitted to the new address. This Notice also provides 
information to Federal, state, and local agencies; Native American 
tribes; and other interested persons regarding the FAA's intent to 
prepare an EIS to evaluate the potential impacts of the City of 
Charlotte Aviation Department proposal to construct capacity 
enhancements and other improvements at Charlotte Douglas International 
Airport in Charlotte, NC. The Department has initially identified the 
following four main elements of the Proposed Action: (1) Fourth 
Parallel Runway 1-19 and End-Around Taxiways; (2) Concourse B and Ramp 
Expansion; (3) Concourse C and Ramp Expansion; and (4) Daily North 
Parking Deck. The EIS will evaluate the potential direct, indirect, and 
cumulative environmental impacts that may result from the Proposed 
Action, including related activities and actions connected to the 
Proposed Action.
    The FAA is the lead agency for the preparation of the EIS. 
Cooperating Agencies will be identified during the process. The FAA 
intends to use the preparation of this EIS to comply with other 
applicable environmental laws and regulations as identified through the 
environmental analysis. The FAA will provide more specific public 
notice of the environmental laws, regulations and executive orders 
being satisfied through the EIS as the environmental consequences of 
the proposed project and its alternatives are better understood.

DATES: The FAA invites interested agencies, organizations, Native 
American tribes, and members of the public to submit comments or 
suggestions to assist in identifying significant environmental issues 
and in determining the appropriate scope of the EIS. The additional 45 
day public comment period starts with the publication of this Notice in 
the Federal Register. Comments must be received by July 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Comments, statements, or questions concerning the EIS scope 
or process should be mailed to: Mr. Tommy L. Dupree, Assistant Manager, 
FAA, Memphis Airports District Office, 2600 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 
2250, Memphis, TN 38118. Comments can also be sent by email to [email protected]">9-ASO-[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this notice is to inform 
Federal, state and local government agencies and the public of the 
additional 45-day public comment

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period, correction of a previous incorrect email address, and the FAA's 
intent to prepare an EIS. Information, data, opinions and comments 
obtained will be considered in preparing the draft EIS.
    The FAA will prepare the EIS in accordance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 United States Code 4321 et seq.), 
the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the 
Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 
1500-1508), FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures, and FAA Order 5050.4B, National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions.
    The EIS will evaluate the potential impacts of the Department's 
proposal to construct capacity enhancements and other improvements at 
Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
The Department has initially identified the following four main 
elements of the Proposed Action: (1) Fourth Parallel Runway 1-19 and 
End-Around Taxiways; (2) Concourse B and Ramp Expansion; (3) Concourse 
C and Ramp Expansion; and (4) Daily North Parking Deck. The Fourth 
Parallel Runway I-19 and End-around Taxiways would entail construction 
of an approximately 12,000-foot runway located between existing Runway 
18C-36C and Runway 18R-36L, along with associated taxiways (partial 
north End-Around Taxiway, full south End-Around Taxiway, parallel, 
high-speed exit and connector taxiways). Construction of the new runway 
along with terminal and ramp expansion projects would require the 
decommissioning of Runway 5-23 and relocation of West Boulevard. The 
Concourse B and Ramp Expansion would entail extending Concourse B to 
the west, creating 10-12 additional gates. The Concourse C and Ramp 
Expansion would entail extending Concourse C to the east, creating 10-
12 additional gates. The Daily North Parking Deck would entail 
construction of a parking deck north of passenger terminal parking 
facilities.
    Within the EIS, the FAA proposes to consider a range of reasonable 
alternatives that could potentially meet the purpose and need for the 
project being proposed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The 
EIS will include the evaluation of a No Action Alternative and other 
reasonable alternatives that may be identified, such as use of other 
airports or other modes of transportation, during the NEPA process.
    The potential environmental impacts of all proposed construction 
and operational activities will be analyzed in the EIS. The EIS will 
evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with air 
quality; biological resources (including fish, wildlife, and plants); 
climate; properties protected under 49 U.S.C. 303(c), known as 
``Section 4(f)'' of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 
(including publicly owned parks, recreational areas, wildlife and 
waterfowl refuges, and public and private historic sites); farmlands; 
ground transportation; hazardous materials, solid waste, and pollution 
prevention; historical, architectural, archeological, and cultural 
resources; land use; natural resources and energy supply; noise and 
noise-compatible land use; socioeconomics, environmental justice, and 
children's health and safety risks; visual effects; water resources 
(including wetlands, floodplains, surface waters, groundwater, and Wild 
and Scenic rivers). This analysis will include an evaluation of 
potential direct and indirect impacts, and will account for cumulative 
impacts from other relevant activities in the vicinity of the Charlotte 
Douglas International Airport.
    More information on the Proposed Action and the NEPA process is 
available on the project website at: www.clteis.com.

Tommy L. Dupree,
Acting Manager, Memphis Airports District Office, Southern Region.
[FR Doc. 2018-11202 Filed 5-24-18; 8:45 am]
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