Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances, 12048-12050 [2020-04139]

Download as PDF 12048 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Notices SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 1297X] Indiana & Ohio Railway Company— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Warren County, Ohio jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Indiana & Ohio Railway Company (IORY) has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR part 1152 subpart F—Exempt Abandonments and Discontinuances of Service to discontinue service over a 5.6-mile rail line extending between milepost 1.10 near Lebanon and milepost 6.70 at Hageman Junction near Mason in Warren County, Ohio (the Line).1 The Line traverses U.S. Postal Service Zip Codes 45036 and 45040. IORY has certified that: (1) No local traffic has moved over the Line for at least two years; (2) because the Line is stub-ended, it has not handled any overhead traffic in at least two years, and there is no potential overhead traffic that would need to be rerouted; (3) no formal complaint filed by a user of rail service on the Line (or by a state or local government entity acting on behalf of such user) regarding cessation of service over the Line is pending either with the Surface Transportation Board (Board) or with any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication) and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the discontinuance of service shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad—Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. Provided no formal expression of intent to file an offer of financial assistance (OFA) 2 to subsidize 1 While the verified notice states that the Line is owned by the City of Lebanon, agency precedent (which is cited by IORY) indicates that IORY itself acquired the Line in 1987, and no other authority is provided to suggest that the Line has since been transferred. (Verified Notice 2 n.1.) Ind. & Ohio Ry.—Acquis. & Operation Exemption—Ind. & Ohio R.R., FD 30906 (ICC served Feb. 6, 1987); see also Ind. & Ohio Rail Passenger Corp.—Trackage Rights Exemption—Cincinnati Term. Ry., et al., FD 32894 (STB served Apr. 30, 1996) (notice of exemption for, among other things, IORY to grant trackage rights to the Indiana & Ohio Rail Passenger Corporation between Lebanon and Hageman). 2 Persons interested in submitting an OFA to subsidize continued rail service must first file a formal expression of intent to file an offer, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on March 29, 2020, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 3 must be filed by March 9, 2020.4 Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by March 19, 2020, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to IORY’s representative, Justin J. Marks, Clark Hill PLC, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1300 South, Washington, DC 20004. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: February 25, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Aretha Laws-Byrum, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–04104 Filed 2–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0137] Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of modification of Airport Improvement Program grant assurances; opportunity to comment. AGENCY: The FAA has updated the AIP grant assurances to reflect recent legislative provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 as well as recently issued executive orders. DATES: The FAA is implementing these modified grant assurances upon publication of this notice to expedite processing Fiscal Year 2020 grants SUMMARY: indicating the intent to file an OFA for subsidy and demonstrating that they are preliminarily financially responsible. See 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2)(i). 3 The filing fee for OFAs can be found at 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 4 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require environmental review. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under the AIP. The FAA will accept public comments concerning these modified grant assurances for 30 days. Comments must be submitted on or before March 30, 2020. If necessary, in response to comments received, the FAA will consider appropriate revisions to these grant assurance modifications through publication of a subsequent notice in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: You may send comments [identified by Docket Number FAA– 2020–0137] using any of the following methods: • Government-wide Rulemaking Website: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12– 140, Routing Symbol M–30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Cushing, Manager, Airports Financial Assistance Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267–8827; fax: (202) 267–5302. Authority for Grant Assurance Modifications This notice is published under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part B, Chapter 471, Sections 47107 and 47122 of Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.). In addition, the statutory authorities delegated to the Federal Aviation Administration are enumerated in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 1.83 (‘‘Delegations to the Federal Aviation Administration’’). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A sponsor (applicant) seeking financial assistance in the form of an AIP grant for airport planning, airport development, noise compatibility planning, or noise mitigation under 49 U.S.C., as amended, must agree to comply with certain assurances. These grant assurances are incorporated in, and become part of a sponsor’s grant agreement for Federal assistance. As need dictates, the FAA modifies these assurances to reflect new Federal requirements. Notice of such modifications is published in the E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Notices Federal Register, and an opportunity for public comment is provided. The assurances that apply to a sponsor depend on the type of sponsor. There are three types of AIP grant assurances: • Airport Sponsor (applicable for airport development); • Non-Airport Sponsors Undertaking Noise Compatibility Program Projects; and • Planning Agency Sponsors. Prior to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–254), the assurances were published on: • February 3, 1988, at 53 FR 3104 and amended on September 6, 1988, at 53 FR 34361; • August 29, 1989, at 54 FR 35748; • June 10, 1994, at 59 FR 30076; • January 4, 1995, at 60 FR 521; • June 2, 1997, at 62 FR 29761; • August 18, 1999, at 64 FR 45008; • March 29, 2005, at 70 FR 15980; • March 18, 2011, at 76 FR 15028; • April 13, 2012, at 72 FR 22376; and • April 3, 2014, at 79 FR 18755. A complete list of the current grant assurances may be viewed at: https:// www.faa.gov/airports/aip/grant_ assurances/. Discussion of AIP Grant Assurance Modifications The FAA is making several changes to the AIP grant assurances. These changes will be in effect for grants issued on or after the date of publication of this notice. The changes to the AIP grant assurances are listed below. The grant assurance numbers referenced relate to the assurance (airport development grants): Technical Non-Substantive Changes To Correct Minor Typographical Errors Because these have no change on the substance of the assurances, these changes, including minor edits to Grant Assurance 37, have not been specifically called out. Addition of Buy American and Hire American Executive Orders jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The FAA has added Executive Order 13788 (‘‘Buy American and Hire American’’) and Executive Order 13858 (‘‘Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects’’) to the list of executive orders applicable in Grant Assurance C. Updates Pursuant to Section 131 of the Act Section 131 of the Act requires the FAA to change Sponsor Assurance #32 (‘‘Engineering and Design Services’’). Sponsor Assurance #32 now applies to a sponsor if ‘‘any phase of such project VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 has received funds under this subchapter.’’ Updates Pursuant to Section 135 of the Act Section 135 of the Act expands the statutory grant assurance regarding veteran’s preference to include veterans of ‘‘Operation New Dawn, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, or any successor contingency operation to such operations;’’ and small business concerns owned and controlled by disabled veterans. FAA has revised Sponsor Assurance #15, Veteran’s Preference, to include these changes. Updates Pursuant to Section 163 of the Act Section 163 of the Act modified the FAA’s authorities and responsibilities regarding changes in airport land use under certain circumstances. Sponsor Assurances #5(b) and #29 have been amended to reflect this provision. In consideration of the above, the FAA makes the following changes to the existing published Airport Sponsor Assurances. C. Sponsor Certification. The sponsor hereby assures and certifies that it will comply with all applicable Federal laws, regulations, executive orders, policies, guidelines, and requirements as they relate to the application, acceptance and use of Federal funds for this project including but not limited to the following updated provisions. Executive Orders g. Executive Order 13788—Buy American and Hire American. Executive Order 13858—Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for Infrastructure Projects 5. Preserving Rights and Powers. b. Subject to the FAA Act of 2018, Public Law 115–254, Section 163, it will not sell, lease, encumber, or otherwise transfer or dispose of any part of its title or other interests in the property shown on Exhibit A to this application or, for a noise compatibility program project, that portion of the property upon which Federal funds have been expended, for the duration of the terms, conditions, and assurances in this grant agreement without approval by the Secretary. If the transferee is found by the Secretary to be eligible under Title 49, United States Code, to assume the obligations of this grant agreement and to have the power, authority, and financial resources to carry out all such obligations, the sponsor shall insert in the contract or document transferring or disposing of the sponsor’s interest, and make binding PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12049 upon the transferee all of the terms, conditions, and assurances contained in this grant agreement. 29. Airport Layout Plan. a. Subject to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Public Law 115–254, Section 163, it will keep up to date at all times an airport layout plan of the airport showing: (1) Boundaries of the airport and all proposed additions thereto, together with the boundaries of all offsite areas owned or controlled by the sponsor for airport purposes and proposed additions thereto; (2) the location and nature of all existing and proposed airport facilities and structures (such as runways, taxiways, aprons, terminal buildings, hangars and roads), including all proposed extensions and reductions of existing airport facilities; (3) the location of all existing and proposed non-aviation areas and of all existing improvements thereon; and (4) all proposed and existing access points used to taxi aircraft across the airport’s property boundary. Such airport layout plans and each amendment, revision, or modification thereof, shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary which approval shall be evidenced by the signature of a duly authorized representative of the Secretary on the face of the airport layout plan. The sponsor will not make or permit any changes or alterations in the airport or any of its facilities which are not in conformity with the airport layout plan as approved by the Secretary and which might, in the opinion of the Secretary, adversely affect the safety, utility, or efficiency of the airport. b. Subject to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Public Law 115–254, Section 163, if a change or alteration in the airport or the facilities is made which the Secretary determines adversely affects the safety, utility, or efficiency of any federally owned, leased, or funded property on or off the airport and which is not in conformity with the airport layout plan as approved by the Secretary, the owner or operator will, if requested, by the Secretary (1) eliminate such adverse effect in a manner approved by the Secretary; or (2) bear all costs of relocating such property (or replacement thereof) to a site acceptable to the Secretary and all costs of restoring such property (or replacement thereof) to the level of safety, utility, efficiency, and cost of operation existing before the unapproved change in the airport or its facilities except in the case of a relocation or replacement of an existing airport facility due to a change in the E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 12050 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 40 / Friday, February 28, 2020 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC on February 25, 2020. Robert John Craven, Director, Office of Airport Panning and Programming. on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395– 6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Flanigan, General Engineer, Technology Division, Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 6th Floor, West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Telephone: 202–385–2384; Email Address: chris.flanigan@dot.gov. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. [FR Doc. 2020–04139 Filed 2–27–20; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Title: Crime Prevention for Truckers. OMB Control Number: 2126–00XX. Type of Request: New information collection. Respondents: Female and minority male commercial motor vehicle drivers. Estimated Number of Respondents: Maximum of 880 truck drivers [80 respondents reporting no incidents of harassment or crime + 800 respondents reporting one or more incidents of harassment or crime]. Estimated Time per Response: Varies. [8 minutes for respondents not reporting incidents of harassment or crime; 20 minutes for respondents reporting an incident of harassment or crime]. Expiration Date: This is a new information collection. Frequency of Response: Once. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 277.3 hours [80 respondents reporting no incidents × (8 minutes ÷ 60 minutes per hour) + 800 respondents reporting one or more incidents × (20 minutes ÷ 60 minutes per hour)]. Background: FMCSA has accumulated evidence, both documentary and anecdotal, for a serious pattern of harassment- and assault-related crimes against female and minority male truckers. For example, Security Journal, in a 2006 article titled ‘‘Workplace Violence against Female Long-haul Truckers,’’ reported that 42 percent of female longhaul truckers reported experiencing one or more types of workplace violence. USA Today, in a 2017 article titled ‘‘Rigged,’’ gave accounts of Secretary’s design standards beyond the control of the airport sponsor. 32. Engineering and Design Services. If any phase of such project has received Federal funds under Chapter 471 subchapter 1 of Title 49 U.S.C., it will award each contract, or sub-contract for program management, construction management, planning studies, feasibility studies, architectural services, preliminary engineering, design, engineering, surveying, mapping or related services in the same manner as a contract for architectural and engineering services is negotiated under Chapter 11 of Title 40 U.S.C., or an equivalent qualifications-based requirement prescribed for or by the sponsor of the airport. As noted previously, all other grant assurances remain in full force and effect except as shown above. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2018–0278] Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval of a New Information Collection Request: Crime Prevention for Truckers Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This request, titled ‘‘Crime Prevention for Truckers,’’ will allow for a study to understand the prevalence, seriousness, and nature of the problem of harassment and assaults against minority and female truckers. DATES: Please send your comments by March 30, 2020. OMB must receive your comments by this date in order to act quickly on the ICR. ADDRESSES: All comments should reference Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA–2018–0278. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 repeated harassment of minority male truckers. Currently, FMCSA does not provide materials or training to truckers, including minority and female truckers, on how to protect themselves from being stalked, harassed, assaulted, or robbed. Before effective solutions for preventing or reducing these crimes against female and minority truckers can be developed and implemented, FMCSA must understand the prevalence, seriousness, and nature of the problem of harassment and assaults against truckers. Currently, there is insufficient data. The frequency and number of harassment- and assaultrelated crimes occurring, the portion that are unreported, and reasons for underreporting are unknown. The purpose of this research study is to gather information to answer these questions, to understand how serious the problem is, and to report it to FMCSA so the Agency can decide on further options for evaluation and action. FMCSA needs to explore and validate the problem of harassment- and assault-related crimes, especially against female and minority male truckers for two reasons. First, there seems to be a perception among these subpopulations of truckers that they are more vulnerable than others. Second, there is a critical shortage of truckers, and helping these subpopulations of truckers protect themselves from crimes could draw more truckers from these subpopulations, while stemming turnover, to alleviate the shortage. FMCSA has contracted with Battelle to create and execute a survey of truck drivers to gather this information. This exploratory survey will be limited in scale and scope. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data will help the Agency to understand the nature and extent of the problem and begin to formulate an approach to reducing it. The results will not be used for rulemaking. The survey of professional truck drivers will be limited to female and minority male drivers. The survey will ask whether the drivers have experienced race- or gender-related harassment or crimes on the job. If the driver has had such an experience, the survey will ask follow-up questions on where and when the incidents occurred, any information the respondent knows about the perpetrator, and whether the respondent reported the incident. The survey will be anonymous. None of the questions ask for information that could personally identify the respondent or any perpetrators involved. Some respondents will take the survey online, and others will take it in the form of an in-person interview. Identical questions E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0137]


Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurances

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

ACTION: Notice of modification of Airport Improvement Program grant 
assurances; opportunity to comment.

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SUMMARY: The FAA has updated the AIP grant assurances to reflect recent 
legislative provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 as well 
as recently issued executive orders.

DATES: The FAA is implementing these modified grant assurances upon 
publication of this notice to expedite processing Fiscal Year 2020 
grants under the AIP. The FAA will accept public comments concerning 
these modified grant assurances for 30 days. Comments must be submitted 
on or before March 30, 2020. If necessary, in response to comments 
received, the FAA will consider appropriate revisions to these grant 
assurance modifications through publication of a subsequent notice in 
the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments [identified by Docket Number FAA-2020-
0137] using any of the following methods:
     Government-wide Rulemaking Website: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Operations, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Routing 
Symbol M-30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: To Docket Operations, Room W12-140 on the 
ground floor of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, 
Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Cushing, Manager, Airports 
Financial Assistance Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-8827; 
fax: (202) 267-5302.

Authority for Grant Assurance Modifications

    This notice is published under the authority described in Subtitle 
VII, Part B, Chapter 471, Sections 47107 and 47122 of Title 49 United 
States Code (U.S.C.). In addition, the statutory authorities delegated 
to the Federal Aviation Administration are enumerated in Title 49 Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) Sec.  1.83 (``Delegations to the Federal 
Aviation Administration'').

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A sponsor (applicant) seeking financial 
assistance in the form of an AIP grant for airport planning, airport 
development, noise compatibility planning, or noise mitigation under 49 
U.S.C., as amended, must agree to comply with certain assurances. These 
grant assurances are incorporated in, and become part of a sponsor's 
grant agreement for Federal assistance. As need dictates, the FAA 
modifies these assurances to reflect new Federal requirements. Notice 
of such modifications is published in the

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Federal Register, and an opportunity for public comment is provided. 
The assurances that apply to a sponsor depend on the type of sponsor.
    There are three types of AIP grant assurances:
     Airport Sponsor (applicable for airport development);
     Non-Airport Sponsors Undertaking Noise Compatibility 
Program Projects; and
     Planning Agency Sponsors.
    Prior to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-254), the 
assurances were published on:
     February 3, 1988, at 53 FR 3104 and amended on September 
6, 1988, at 53 FR 34361;
     August 29, 1989, at 54 FR 35748;
     June 10, 1994, at 59 FR 30076;
     January 4, 1995, at 60 FR 521;
     June 2, 1997, at 62 FR 29761;
     August 18, 1999, at 64 FR 45008;
     March 29, 2005, at 70 FR 15980;
     March 18, 2011, at 76 FR 15028;
     April 13, 2012, at 72 FR 22376; and
     April 3, 2014, at 79 FR 18755.
    A complete list of the current grant assurances may be viewed at: 
https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/grant_assurances/.

Discussion of AIP Grant Assurance Modifications

    The FAA is making several changes to the AIP grant assurances. 
These changes will be in effect for grants issued on or after the date 
of publication of this notice. The changes to the AIP grant assurances 
are listed below. The grant assurance numbers referenced relate to the 
assurance (airport development grants):

Technical Non-Substantive Changes To Correct Minor Typographical Errors

    Because these have no change on the substance of the assurances, 
these changes, including minor edits to Grant Assurance 37, have not 
been specifically called out.

Addition of Buy American and Hire American Executive Orders

    The FAA has added Executive Order 13788 (``Buy American and Hire 
American'') and Executive Order 13858 (``Strengthening Buy-American 
Preferences for Infrastructure Projects'') to the list of executive 
orders applicable in Grant Assurance C.

Updates Pursuant to Section 131 of the Act

    Section 131 of the Act requires the FAA to change Sponsor Assurance 
#32 (``Engineering and Design Services''). Sponsor Assurance #32 now 
applies to a sponsor if ``any phase of such project has received funds 
under this subchapter.''

Updates Pursuant to Section 135 of the Act

    Section 135 of the Act expands the statutory grant assurance 
regarding veteran's preference to include veterans of ``Operation New 
Dawn, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom's Sentinel, or any 
successor contingency operation to such operations;'' and small 
business concerns owned and controlled by disabled veterans. FAA has 
revised Sponsor Assurance #15, Veteran's Preference, to include these 
changes.

Updates Pursuant to Section 163 of the Act

    Section 163 of the Act modified the FAA's authorities and 
responsibilities regarding changes in airport land use under certain 
circumstances. Sponsor Assurances #5(b) and #29 have been amended to 
reflect this provision.
    In consideration of the above, the FAA makes the following changes 
to the existing published Airport Sponsor Assurances.
    C. Sponsor Certification. The sponsor hereby assures and certifies 
that it will comply with all applicable Federal laws, regulations, 
executive orders, policies, guidelines, and requirements as they relate 
to the application, acceptance and use of Federal funds for this 
project including but not limited to the following updated provisions.

Executive Orders

    g. Executive Order 13788--Buy American and Hire American.

Executive Order 13858--Strengthening Buy-American Preferences for 
Infrastructure Projects

    5. Preserving Rights and Powers.
    b. Subject to the FAA Act of 2018, Public Law 115-254, Section 163, 
it will not sell, lease, encumber, or otherwise transfer or dispose of 
any part of its title or other interests in the property shown on 
Exhibit A to this application or, for a noise compatibility program 
project, that portion of the property upon which Federal funds have 
been expended, for the duration of the terms, conditions, and 
assurances in this grant agreement without approval by the Secretary. 
If the transferee is found by the Secretary to be eligible under Title 
49, United States Code, to assume the obligations of this grant 
agreement and to have the power, authority, and financial resources to 
carry out all such obligations, the sponsor shall insert in the 
contract or document transferring or disposing of the sponsor's 
interest, and make binding upon the transferee all of the terms, 
conditions, and assurances contained in this grant agreement.
    29. Airport Layout Plan.
    a. Subject to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Public Law 115-
254, Section 163, it will keep up to date at all times an airport 
layout plan of the airport showing:
    (1) Boundaries of the airport and all proposed additions thereto, 
together with the boundaries of all offsite areas owned or controlled 
by the sponsor for airport purposes and proposed additions thereto;
    (2) the location and nature of all existing and proposed airport 
facilities and structures (such as runways, taxiways, aprons, terminal 
buildings, hangars and roads), including all proposed extensions and 
reductions of existing airport facilities;
    (3) the location of all existing and proposed non-aviation areas 
and of all existing improvements thereon; and
    (4) all proposed and existing access points used to taxi aircraft 
across the airport's property boundary. Such airport layout plans and 
each amendment, revision, or modification thereof, shall be subject to 
the approval of the Secretary which approval shall be evidenced by the 
signature of a duly authorized representative of the Secretary on the 
face of the airport layout plan. The sponsor will not make or permit 
any changes or alterations in the airport or any of its facilities 
which are not in conformity with the airport layout plan as approved by 
the Secretary and which might, in the opinion of the Secretary, 
adversely affect the safety, utility, or efficiency of the airport.
    b. Subject to the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Public Law 115-
254, Section 163, if a change or alteration in the airport or the 
facilities is made which the Secretary determines adversely affects the 
safety, utility, or efficiency of any federally owned, leased, or 
funded property on or off the airport and which is not in conformity 
with the airport layout plan as approved by the Secretary, the owner or 
operator will, if requested, by the Secretary (1) eliminate such 
adverse effect in a manner approved by the Secretary; or (2) bear all 
costs of relocating such property (or replacement thereof) to a site 
acceptable to the Secretary and all costs of restoring such property 
(or replacement thereof) to the level of safety, utility, efficiency, 
and cost of operation existing before the unapproved change in the 
airport or its facilities except in the case of a relocation or 
replacement of an existing airport facility due to a change in the

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Secretary's design standards beyond the control of the airport sponsor.
    32. Engineering and Design Services. If any phase of such project 
has received Federal funds under Chapter 471 subchapter 1 of Title 49 
U.S.C., it will award each contract, or sub-contract for program 
management, construction management, planning studies, feasibility 
studies, architectural services, preliminary engineering, design, 
engineering, surveying, mapping or related services in the same manner 
as a contract for architectural and engineering services is negotiated 
under Chapter 11 of Title 40 U.S.C., or an equivalent qualifications-
based requirement prescribed for or by the sponsor of the airport.
    As noted previously, all other grant assurances remain in full 
force and effect except as shown above.

    Issued in Washington, DC on February 25, 2020.
Robert John Craven,
Director, Office of Airport Panning and Programming.
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