Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations, 48989-48990 [2019-20072]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES seven public meetings and a public webinar to describe the project and accept comments. TVA received about 300 comment submissions signed by about 1,270 individuals and organizations. After considering and responding to these comments, further evaluating the alternative strategies, and developing the Target Power Supply Mix, TVA issued the Final IRP and EIS. The NOA for the Final IRP and EIS was published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2019 (84 FR 31268). Following the publication of the NOA for the Final IRP and EIS, TVA received about 1,000 public comments via a form email through a Sierra Club campaign. These comments reiterated comments received on the Draft IRP and EIS and urged TVA to adopt the greatest amount of DER and renewable energy in the Target Power Supply Mix. Over 400 of these messages included statements added by the commenters. These statements did not raise issues of relevance to this IRP that were not previously raised in the comments on the Draft IRP and EIS and addressed by TVA in Appendix F of the Final EIS. Environmentally Preferable Alternative All of the alternative strategies, as well as the Target Power Supply Mix, have several common features that affect their anticipated environmental impacts. No baseload generation is added, but there is a need for new capacity in all scenarios to replace expiring or retiring capacity. Solar expansion plays a substantial role in all scenarios, and gas, storage and demand response additions provide reliability and/or flexibility. Emissions of air pollutants, including carbon dioxide, the intensity of carbon dioxide emissions, water use and consumption, and generation of coal waste decrease under all strategies. Although the differences between Strategies A through E are small, the impacts to most environmental resources are greatest for Strategy A (the No Action alternative) and least for Strategy C (Promote Resiliency), followed closely by Strategies B, D and E. The impacts of the Target Power Supply Mix span the range of Strategies A through E for most environmental and socioeconomic resources. An exception is the impact to land use, quantified as the land area needed to accommodate new generating and storage facilities, which is potentially greatest under the Target Power Supply Mix with the addition of up to 14,000 MW of solar capacity occupying up to about 103,000 acres (in a high-load forecast scenario). Under all strategies and the Target Power Supply Mix, at least 97 percent of the land area VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Sep 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 required for new generating and storage facilities would be occupied by solar facilities. Compared to other types of generation, the impacts of solar facilities to land-based resources are relatively small and of shorter duration as described in Sections 5.2.3 and 5.5.5 of the Final EIS. Given these conditions, Strategy C is the environmentally preferable alternative. Decision On August 22, 2019, the TVA Board of Directors adopted the preferred alternative, the Target Power Supply Mix. The Board also directed staff to monitor future developments to help determine when deviations from the recommended resource ranges should be made and to initiate an update to the IRP no later than 2024 and earlier if future developments make this appropriate. Mitigation Measures The reduction of environmental impacts was an important goal in TVA’s integrated resource planning process and all of the alternatives assessed by TVA do that. Because this is a programmatic review, measures to reduce potential environmental impacts on a site-specific level were not identified. As TVA deploys specific energy resources, it will review and take measures to reduce their potential environmental impacts as appropriate. TVA’s siting process for generation and transmission facilities, as well as processes for modifying these facilities, are designed to avoid and/or minimize potential adverse environmental impacts. Potential impacts will also be reduced through pollution prevention measures and environmental controls such as air pollution control systems, wastewater treatment systems, and thermal generating plant cooling systems. Other potentially adverse unavoidable impacts will be mitigated by measures such as compensatory wetlands mitigation, payments to in-lieu stream mitigation programs and related conservation initiatives, enhanced management of other properties, documentation and recovery of cultural resources, and infrastructure improvement assistance to local communities. Authority: 40 CFR 1505.2. Dated: September 9, 2019. John M. Thomas III, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–20104 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8120–08–P PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48989 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2019–0748] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: 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 the collection of information related to rules governing Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations. The information to be collected supports the Department of Transportation’s strategic goal of safety. Specifically, the goal is to promote the public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries. SUMMARY: Written comments should be submitted by November 18, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By Mail: Sandra Ray, Federal Aviation Administration, Policy Integration Branch AFS–270, 1187 Thorn Run Road, Suite 200, Coraopolis, PA 15108. By Fax: 412–239–3063. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Luipersbeck by email at: Thomas.A.Luipersbeck@faa.gov; phone: 615–202–9683. 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: 2120–0756. DATES: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 48990 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations. Form Numbers: 2120–0756, Helicopter Air Ambulance Mandatory Flight Information Report. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: These requirements in part 135 are addressed specifically to helicopter air ambulances, often referred to as emergency medical services (EMS), and to on-demand operations including overwater operations. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended several changes following accident investigations. The FAA aims to improve the safety record of helicopter air ambulances through better oversight of their operations. The FAA will use the information it collects and reviews to ensure compliance and adherence with regulations and, if necessary, to take enforcement action on violators of the regulations. Under the authority of Title 49 CFR, Section 44701, Title 14 CFR prescribes the terms, conditions, and limitations as are necessary to ensure safety in air transportation. Title 14 CFR parts 91 and 135 prescribes the requirements governing helicopter air ambulance, commercial helicopter, and Part 91 helicopter operations. The information collected is used to determine air operators’ compliance with the minimum safety standards and the applicants’ eligibility for air operations certification. Each operator which seeks to obtain, or is in possession of an operating certificate, must comply with the requirements of part 91 or 135, as applicable, which include maintaining data which is used to determine if the air carrier is operating in accordance with minimum safety standards. Respondents: Part 135 Helicopter Air Ambulance Operators, Part 135 Helicopter Commercial Operators, or Part 91 Helicopter Operators. Frequency: On Occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies by Response Type. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 132,639 Hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2019. Sandra L. Ray, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS–270. [FR Doc. 2019–20072 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Sep 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2018–0028; Notice 1] Mobility Ventures, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Mobility Ventures, LLC (Mobility), a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General, LLC, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015–2016 Mobility Ventures MV–1 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems for Light Vehicles. Mobility filed a noncompliance report dated February 14, 2018. Mobility subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 20, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Mobility’s petition. DATES: The closing date for comments on the petition is October 17, 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 may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the 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 the 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 for 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. • 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Mobility has determined that certain MY 2015–2016 Mobility MV–1 motor vehicles do not fully comply with the requirements of paragraph S5.3.3 of FMVSS No. 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems for Light Vehicles (49 CFR 571.126). Mobility filed a noncompliance report dated February 14, 2018, pursuant to CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Mobility subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 20, 2018, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) 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. This notice of receipt of their petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent any agency decision or other exercise of judgment concerning the merits of this petition. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48989-48990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20072]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0748]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter 
Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 the collection of information 
related to rules governing Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial 
Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations. The information to be 
collected supports the Department of Transportation's strategic goal of 
safety. Specifically, the goal is to promote the public health and 
safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related 
deaths and injuries.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 18, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field).
    By Mail: Sandra Ray, Federal Aviation Administration, Policy 
Integration Branch AFS-270, 1187 Thorn Run Road, Suite 200, Coraopolis, 
PA 15108.
    By Fax: 412-239-3063.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Luipersbeck by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 615-202-9683.

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: 2120-0756.

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    Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 
Helicopter Operations.
    Form Numbers: 2120-0756, Helicopter Air Ambulance Mandatory Flight 
Information Report.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: These requirements in part 135 are addressed 
specifically to helicopter air ambulances, often referred to as 
emergency medical services (EMS), and to on-demand operations including 
overwater operations. The National Transportation Safety Board 
recommended several changes following accident investigations. The FAA 
aims to improve the safety record of helicopter air ambulances through 
better oversight of their operations. The FAA will use the information 
it collects and reviews to ensure compliance and adherence with 
regulations and, if necessary, to take enforcement action on violators 
of the regulations.
    Under the authority of Title 49 CFR, Section 44701, Title 14 CFR 
prescribes the terms, conditions, and limitations as are necessary to 
ensure safety in air transportation. Title 14 CFR parts 91 and 135 
prescribes the requirements governing helicopter air ambulance, 
commercial helicopter, and Part 91 helicopter operations. The 
information collected is used to determine air operators' compliance 
with the minimum safety standards and the applicants' eligibility for 
air operations certification. Each operator which seeks to obtain, or 
is in possession of an operating certificate, must comply with the 
requirements of part 91 or 135, as applicable, which include 
maintaining data which is used to determine if the air carrier is 
operating in accordance with minimum safety standards.
    Respondents: Part 135 Helicopter Air Ambulance Operators, Part 135 
Helicopter Commercial Operators, or Part 91 Helicopter Operators.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies by Response Type.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 132,639 Hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2019.
Sandra L. Ray,
Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS-270.
[FR Doc. 2019-20072 Filed 9-16-19; 8:45 am]
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