Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Westover Airport; Chicopee and Ludlow, Massachusetts, 62948-62949 [2018-26478]

Download as PDF 62948 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Easement Parcel 1, Part of Airport Parcel 17 (Legal Description) Avigation Easement Converted From Clear Zone Easement per Proposed Release Avigation Easement located in Farmlot 43, of the Private Land Claims at Prairie du Chien, City of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. Also being part of Lot 1, Crawford County Certified Survey Map Number 237, Document Number 207064 recorded in the Crawford County Register of Deeds Office, described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast Corner of Farmlot 43, of the Private Land Claims at Prairie du Chien; thence S79°36′51″ W, 688.32 feet along the north line of Farmlot 43; thence S10°23′09″ E, 1370.77 feet to a found 3⁄4″ iron re-bar at the Northeast Corner of Lot 1, Crawford County Certified Survey Map Number 237, Document Number 207064 recorded in the Crawford County Register of Deeds Office; thence N69°31′09″ W, 242.02 feet along the north line of said Lot 1, Crawford County Certified Survey Map Number 237 to a set 3⁄4″ iron rebar, said point being the Point of Beginning of this Avigation Easement; thence S27°44′00″ W, 87.40 feet to a set 3⁄4″ iron rebar to the beginning of a curve; Thence Southwesterly, 42.36 Feet along the arc of a curve to the left, radius of 167.00 Feet, central angle of 14°31′58″, (the long chord of which bears S20°28′01″ W, 42.25 Feet) to the end of said curve and a set 3⁄4″ iron rebar; thence S13°12′02″ W, 136.02 to the southerly line of said Lot 1, Crawford County Certified Survey Map Number 237 to a set 3⁄4″ iron rebar; thence N47°16′51″ W, 75.84 feet along the south line of said Lot 1, Crawford County Certified Survey Map Number 237 to a set 3⁄4″ iron rebar; thence N13°12′02″ E, 98.65 feet to a set 3⁄4″ iron rebar to the beginning of a curve; Thence Northeasterly, 59.10 Feet along the arc of a curve to the right, radius of 233.00 Feet, central angle of 14°31′58″, (the long chord of which bears N20°28′01″ E, 58.94 Feet) to the end of said curve and a 3⁄4″ iron rebar; thence N27°44′00″ E, 79.00 feet to the north line of said Lot 1, Crawford County Certified Survey Map Number 237 to a set 3⁄4″ iron rebar; thence S69°31′09″ E, 66.53 feet along the north line of said Lot 1, Crawford County Certified Survey Map Number 237 to the Point of Beginning. Containing 0.38 acres more or less. Issued in Des Plaines, IL on November, 28, 2018. Deb Bartell, Manager, Chicago Airports District Office, FAA, Great Lakes Region. [FR Doc. 2018–26476 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Westover Airport; Chicopee and Ludlow, Massachusetts Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure map for Westover Airport is in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Westover Airport in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before May 6, 2019. DATES: The effective date of the FAA’s determination on the noise exposure map and of the start of its review of the associated noise compatibility program is November 7, 2018. The public comment period ends on January 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, 1200 District Ave., Burlington MA 01803. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds that the noise exposure map submitted for Westover Airport, as submitted by the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96–193) and 14 CFR part 150, is in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, effective November 7, 2018. Further, FAA is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for that airport, under Part 150, which will be approved or disapproved on or before May 6, 2019. This notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment. Under Section 103 of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’), an airport operator may submit to the FAA a noise exposure map which meets applicable regulations and which depicts non compatible land uses as of the date of submission of such map, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect such map. The Act SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requires such map to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties in the local community, government agencies, and persons using the airport. An airport operator who has submitted a noise exposure map that is found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to Title I of the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken, or proposes, for the introduction of additional non-compatible uses. The Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation submitted to the FAA, on November 7, 2018, a noise exposure map, descriptions, and other documentation that were produced during the Airport Noise Compatibility Planning (Part 150) study at Westover Airport from September 2017 to October 2018. It was requested that the FAA review this material as the noise exposure map, as described in Section 103(a)(1) of the Act, and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise compatibility program under Section 104(b) of the Act. The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and related descriptions submitted by Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation. The specific maps under consideration were: ‘‘Existing (2018) Conditions Noise Exposure Map, NEM–1’’ ‘‘Future (2023) Conditions Noise Exposure Map, NEM–2’’ The FAA has determined that the maps for Westover Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on November 7, 2018. FAA’s determination on an airport operator’s noise exposure maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of FAR Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the applicant’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a noise compatibility program or to fund the implementation of that program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a noise exposure map submitted under Section 103 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise contours, or in interpreting the noise exposure map E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of Section 107 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under Part 150 or through FAA’s review of a noise exposure map. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted the map, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under Section 103 of the Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, under Section 150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for Westover Airport, also effective on November 7, 2018. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to the requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before May 6, 2019. The FAA’s detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR part 150, Section 150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of aviation safety, create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, or be reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing non compatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional non-compatible land uses. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. All comments, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the noise exposure map, the FAA’s evaluation of the map, and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations: Westover Airport, 255 Padgette Street, Chicopee, Massachusetts 01022. Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 heading: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on November 7, 2018. Richard P. Doucette, FAA, New England Region, Airports Division. [FR Doc. 2018–26478 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0077; Notice 1] Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper Tire) has determined that certain Cooper brand tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Cooper Tire filed a noncompliance report dated May 4, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 21, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is January 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Federal Holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00117 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62949 • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the dockets. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000, (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview Cooper Tire has determined that certain Cooper brand tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5.1 of FMVSS No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles (49 CFR part 571.139). Cooper Tire filed a noncompliance report dated May 4, 2018, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 21, 2018, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 49 CFR part 556, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
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[Pages 62948-62949]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26478]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program 
and Request for Review; Westover Airport; Chicopee and Ludlow, 
Massachusetts

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
determination that the noise exposure map for Westover Airport is in 
compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it 
is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted 
for Westover Airport in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and 
that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before May 6, 
2019.

DATES: The effective date of the FAA's determination on the noise 
exposure map and of the start of its review of the associated noise 
compatibility program is November 7, 2018. The public comment period 
ends on January 7, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Doucette, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Airports Division, 1200 District Ave., Burlington MA 
01803. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also 
be submitted to the above office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds 
that the noise exposure map submitted for Westover Airport, as 
submitted by the Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation under 
the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement 
Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR part 150, is in compliance with 
applicable requirements of Part 150, effective November 7, 2018. 
Further, FAA is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for 
that airport, under Part 150, which will be approved or disapproved on 
or before May 6, 2019. This notice also announces the availability of 
this program for public review and comment.
    Under Section 103 of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise 
Abatement Act of 1979 (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act''), an 
airport operator may submit to the FAA a noise exposure map which meets 
applicable regulations and which depicts non compatible land uses as of 
the date of submission of such map, a description of projected aircraft 
operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect such map. 
The Act requires such map to be developed in consultation with 
interested and affected parties in the local community, government 
agencies, and persons using the airport. An airport operator who has 
submitted a noise exposure map that is found by FAA to be in compliance 
with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 150, 
promulgated pursuant to Title I of the Act, may submit a noise 
compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures 
the operator has taken, or proposes, for the introduction of additional 
non-compatible uses.
    The Westover Metropolitan Development Corporation submitted to the 
FAA, on November 7, 2018, a noise exposure map, descriptions, and other 
documentation that were produced during the Airport Noise Compatibility 
Planning (Part 150) study at Westover Airport from September 2017 to 
October 2018. It was requested that the FAA review this material as the 
noise exposure map, as described in Section 103(a)(1) of the Act, and 
that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the 
airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise 
compatibility program under Section 104(b) of the Act.
    The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and 
related descriptions submitted by Westover Metropolitan Development 
Corporation. The specific maps under consideration were:

    ``Existing (2018) Conditions Noise Exposure Map, NEM-1''
    ``Future (2023) Conditions Noise Exposure Map, NEM-2''

    The FAA has determined that the maps for Westover Airport are in 
compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is 
effective on November 7, 2018. FAA's determination on an airport 
operator's noise exposure maps is limited to a finding that the maps 
were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix 
A of FAR Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of 
the applicant's data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve 
a noise compatibility program or to fund the implementation of that 
program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of 
specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a noise 
exposure map submitted under Section 103 of the Act, it should be noted 
that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative 
locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise 
contours, or in interpreting the noise exposure map

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to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should 
be covered by the provisions of Section 107 of the Act. These functions 
are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning 
responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are 
not changed in any way under Part 150 or through FAA's review of a 
noise exposure map. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed 
overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties 
on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that 
submitted the map, or with those public agencies and planning agencies 
with which consultation is required under Section 103 of the Act. The 
FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, under 
Section 150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required 
consultation has been accomplished.
    The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for 
Westover Airport, also effective on November 7, 2018. Preliminary 
review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to the 
requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but 
that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval 
of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum 
of 180 days, will be completed on or before May 6, 2019. The FAA's 
detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR 
part 150, Section 150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation 
process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of 
aviation safety, create an undue burden on interstate or foreign 
commerce, or be reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of 
reducing existing non compatible land uses and preventing the 
introduction of additional non-compatible land uses.
    Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program 
with specific reference to these factors. All comments, other than 
those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be 
considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the noise 
exposure map, the FAA's evaluation of the map, and the proposed noise 
compatibility program are available for examination at the following 
locations:
    Westover Airport, 255 Padgette Street, Chicopee, Massachusetts 
01022.

    Federal Aviation Administration, Airports Division, 1200 District 
Avenue, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts on November 7, 2018.
Richard P. Doucette,
FAA, New England Region, Airports Division.
[FR Doc. 2018-26478 Filed 12-4-18; 8:45 am]
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