Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision for Front Range Airport Launch Site Operator License, Spaceport Colorado, 42755-42756 [2018-18251]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 164 / Thursday, August 23, 2018 / Notices The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Marie Therese Porter Royce, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. 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[FR Doc. 2018–18175 Filed 8–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 35325 (Sub-No. 1)] CSX Transportation, Inc.—Trackage Rights Amendment Exemption— Illinois Central Railroad Company [FR Doc. 2018–18178 Filed 8–22–18; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000. CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT), a Class I railroad, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) to amend the existing limited overhead trackage rights previously granted to it by the Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC).1 The existing trackage rights extend over IC’s line of railroad between: (1) The Decatur Street road crossing, at or near milepost 77.7, and milepost 76.7, on IC’s Peoria Subdivision, including IC’s connection with CSXT (approximately 1 mile); (2) milepost 30.5 and milepost 28.6 on IC’s Peoria Subdivision (Green Switch Spur) (approximately 1.9 miles); and (3) IC’s lead track from its connection to the Green Switch Spur to IC’s connection with the ADM Run-Around-Yard on IC’s Peoria Subdivision (approximately 0.7 miles). The total distance is approximately 3.6 miles, all in Decatur, Ill. CSXT states that the purpose of the Amendment is to prohibit CSXT and its successors and assigns from moving Toxic Inhalation Hazard and Poison Inhalation Hazard cars on the trackage rights.2 The transaction is scheduled to be consummated on or shortly after September 6, 2018. The earliest this transaction may be consummated is September 6, 2018, the effective date of the exemption (30 days after the verified notice of exemption was filed). As a condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the conditions imposed in Norfolk & Western Railway—Trackage Rights— Burlington Northern, Inc., 354 I.C.C. 605 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast 1 CSXT is a subsidiary of CSX Corporation and IC is a subsidiary of Grand Trunk Corporation, which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian National Railway Company. 2 IC agreed to grant limited overhead trackage rights to CSXT in 2009. CSX Transp., Inc.— Trackage Rights Exemption—Ill. Cent. R.R., FD 35325 (STB served Dec. 18, 2009). The trackage rights agreement, as amended, does not restrict IC’s rights to use the tracks. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42755 Railway—Lease & Operate—California Western Railroad, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). If the notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Stay petitions must be filed by August 30, 2018 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 35325 (Sub-No. 1), must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. 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AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision for Front Range Airport Launch Site SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 42756 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 164 / Thursday, August 23, 2018 / Notices Operator License, Spaceport Colorado (Final PEA and FONSI/ROD). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Zee, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; phone (202) 267–9305; email Spaceport_Colorado_PEA@icf.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of County Commissioners (the BOCC) of Adams County, Colorado proposes to operate a commercial space launch site, called ‘‘Spaceport Colorado,’’ at the Front Range Airport (FTG), in Watkins, Colorado. This would require the FAA to issue a launch site operator license to the BOCC. FTG is a 3,200-acre general aviation airport located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver metropolitan area, approximately 5 miles southeast of the Denver International Airport in Adams County, Colorado. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a launch site operator license to the BOCC, which would authorize the BOCC to offer Spaceport Colorado to commercial launch providers to conduct launch operations of horizontal take-off and horizontal landing reusable launch vehicles (RLVs). The FAA would also conditionally approve FTG’s modified Airport Layout Plan (ALP) showing the launch site boundary. The Proposed Action does not include the approval of any launches. Any future application for a launch license would be subject to a separate environmental review, as explained in the Final PEA. The Final PEA evaluated the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue a launch site operator license to the BOCC for the operation of Spaceport Colorado, FTG would not be available to potential RLV launch operators, and there would be no need for conditional approval of the FTG ALP. The FAA published a Draft PEA for public comment on April 18, 2018. In response to preliminary comments received on the Draft PEA, the FAA extended the comment period from May 25, 2018 to June 15, 2018. As a result of the comments received, the FAA made minor revisions to the PEA and developed three new appendices. Appendix I provides a summary of the comments received and FAA’s responses. Appendix J provides a copy of correspondence with Congressional representatives and the FAA. Appendix K includes copies of the comments received from the public. The FAA has posted the Final PEA and FONSI/ROD on the FAA Office of Commercial Space VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Aug 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Transportation website: https:// www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ documents_progress/front_range/. Issued in Washington, DC on: August 16, 2018. Daniel Murray, Manager, Space Transportation Development Division. [FR Doc. 2018–18251 Filed 8–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Shuttle Landing Facility Launch Site Operator License The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT) is the lead agency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), U.S. Air Force, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and National Park Service (NPS) are cooperating agencies for this Environmental Assessment (EA) due to their special expertise and jurisdictions (40 CFR 1508.15 and 1508.26). ACTION: Notice of availability, notice of public comment period, and request for comment. AGENCY: The FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft EA for the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) Launch Site Operator License. The FAA has prepared the Draft EA to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the FAA issuing a Launch Site Operator License to Space Florida for the operation of a commercial space launch site at the SLF. Under the proposed action, Space Florida would construct facilities related to the proposed launch site and operate a commercial space launch site at the SLF to conduct launches of horizontal takeoff and horizontal landing launch vehicles from the SLF. The Draft EA considers the potential environmental impacts of the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please submit comments or questions regarding the Draft EA to Shuttle Launching Facility Environmental Assessment, Attn. Pete Eggert, 505 Odyssey Way, Suite 300, Exploration Park, FL 32953. Comments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 may also be submitted by email to PEggert@spaceflorida.gov. Ms. Stacey M. Zee, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; email Stacey.Zee@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA has prepared the Draft EA in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (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), and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, as part of its licensing process. Concurrent with the NEPA process and to determine the potential effects of the Proposed Action on historic and cultural properties, the FAA has initiated Section 106 Consultation with the Florida State Historic Preservation Office and the following Native America tribes: Catawba Indian Nation, Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, Muscogge (Creek) Nation, Poarch Band of Creek Indians, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Seminole Tribe of Florida. The FAA has also consulted with the USFWS under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act regarding potential impacts on federally-listed threatened and endangered species. Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966, this EA will comply with the requirements of Section 4(f) of the Act. An electronic version of the Draft EA is available on the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation website at: https://www.faa.gov/about/ office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/ environmental/nepa_docs/review/ documents_progress/space_florida/. The FAA encourages all interested agencies, organizations, Native American tribes, and members of the public to submit comments concerning the analysis presented in the Draft EA by September 17, 2018. Comments should be as specific as possible and address the analysis of potential environmental impacts. Reviewers should organize their participation so that it is meaningful and makes the agency aware of the viewer’s interests and concerns using quotations and other specific references to the text of the Draft EA and related documents. Matters that could have been raised with specificity during the comment FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 164 (Thursday, August 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18251]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability 
of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No 
Significant Impact/Record of Decision for Front Range Airport Launch 
Site Operator License, Spaceport Colorado

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA 
implementing regulations, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA 
is announcing the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental 
Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision for 
Front Range Airport Launch Site

[[Page 42756]]

Operator License, Spaceport Colorado (Final PEA and FONSI/ROD).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Zee, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; phone (202) 267-9305; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Board of County Commissioners (the BOCC) 
of Adams County, Colorado proposes to operate a commercial space launch 
site, called ``Spaceport Colorado,'' at the Front Range Airport (FTG), 
in Watkins, Colorado. This would require the FAA to issue a launch site 
operator license to the BOCC. FTG is a 3,200-acre general aviation 
airport located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver metropolitan 
area, approximately 5 miles southeast of the Denver International 
Airport in Adams County, Colorado. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA 
would issue a launch site operator license to the BOCC, which would 
authorize the BOCC to offer Spaceport Colorado to commercial launch 
providers to conduct launch operations of horizontal take-off and 
horizontal landing reusable launch vehicles (RLVs). The FAA would also 
conditionally approve FTG's modified Airport Layout Plan (ALP) showing 
the launch site boundary. The Proposed Action does not include the 
approval of any launches. Any future application for a launch license 
would be subject to a separate environmental review, as explained in 
the Final PEA.
    The Final PEA evaluated the potential environmental impacts of the 
Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action 
Alternative, the FAA would not issue a launch site operator license to 
the BOCC for the operation of Spaceport Colorado, FTG would not be 
available to potential RLV launch operators, and there would be no need 
for conditional approval of the FTG ALP.
    The FAA published a Draft PEA for public comment on April 18, 2018. 
In response to preliminary comments received on the Draft PEA, the FAA 
extended the comment period from May 25, 2018 to June 15, 2018. As a 
result of the comments received, the FAA made minor revisions to the 
PEA and developed three new appendices. Appendix I provides a summary 
of the comments received and FAA's responses. Appendix J provides a 
copy of correspondence with Congressional representatives and the FAA. 
Appendix K includes copies of the comments received from the public. 
The FAA has posted the Final PEA and FONSI/ROD on the FAA Office of 
Commercial Space Transportation website: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ast/environmental/nepa_docs/review/documents_progress/front_range/.

     Issued in Washington, DC on: August 16, 2018.
Daniel Murray,
Manager, Space Transportation Development Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-18251 Filed 8-22-18; 8:45 am]
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