Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tours Safety Standards, 38010-38011 [2020-13606]

Download as PDF 38010 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision and Adoption of the Wyoming Army National Guard Environmental Assessment for the Establishment of Controlled Firing Areas Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: The FAA announces its decision to adopt the Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG) Environmental Assessment (EA), entitled Training and Maneuver Activities at Camp Guernsey, Guernsey, Wyoming, for the establishment of three Controlled Firing Areas (CFA) at Camp Guernsey. Under the Proposed Action, the CFAs would be established for up to two years. This notice announces that, based on its independent review and evaluation of the EA and supporting documents, the FAA is adopting portions of the EA associated with the CFAs and issuing a FONSI/ROD for the establishment of the Camp Guernsey CFAs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA, 98198– 6547; telephone: (206) 231–2251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background The FAA Proposed Action is the establishment of three CFAs: CFA North, CFA West, and CFA South. The CFAs would be established, up to two years, and would be replaced by the permanent establishment of three RAs: R–7002A, R–7002C, and R–7002B, respectively. While the EA analyzed both CFAs and RAs, only the CFAs are ripe for an FAA decision at this time and are the subject of the FAA’s FONSI/ ROD. Given the temporary nature of CFAs, as well as the timeline for the establishment of the permanent RAs, the WYARNG is first pursuing the establishment of CFAs. The CFAs would permit usage of the proposed airspace for hazardous activities for two years until the RA has been established. During the two-year interim period following the establishment of the CFAs, the WYARNG would prepare and submit an Aeronautical Proposal to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 FAA for the establishment of three RAs: R–7002A, R–7002B, and R–7002C. The WYARNG’s Proposed Action consists of both land-based activities (training and maneuver) and airspace activities that require Special Use Airspace (SUA) in the form of a CFA or Restricted Area (RA). Some of the proposed land-based activities use field artillery that requires the establishment of surface distance zones (SDZ) for safety reasons. These SDZs provide separation of the field artillery from aircraft (civilian and military traversing the airspace). The proposed CFAs and RAs would accommodate the SDZs. Implementation After evaluating the EA, the FAA has issued a FONSI/ROD to establish three CFAs. CFA North would be established up to and including 16,000 feet mean sea level (MSL), and would be used approximately 20 days per year. CFA South would be established up to and including 12,500 feet MSL and would be used approximately 20 days per year. CFA West would be established up to and including 17,500 feet MSL and would be used approximately 20 days per year. In accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and other applicable authorities (including FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 8–2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2M, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, paragraph 32–2–3), the FAA has conducted an independent review and evaluation of the WYARNG’s EA, dated March 2020. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving SUA under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b)(3)(A), the FAA provided subject matter expertise and coordinated with the WYARNG during the environmental review process. The implementation of the proposed CFAs would fulfill the FAA’s requirements to ensure the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 47101(a)(1), which describes the FAA’s authority and regulatory responsibilities. The WYARNG provided the Draft EA for public review from February 25– March 11, 2020, and one comment was received from the Bureau of Reclamation indicating an incorrect date of the Free Use Permit. The date has since been corrected in the EA. The FONSI/ROD and EA are available upon request by contacting Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, Federal PO 00000 Frm 00191 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Aviation Administration, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA, 98198–6547; telephone: (206) 231–2251. Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2020–13570 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0621] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tours Safety Standards 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 requirements in FAA regulations that set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights to improve the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tours to submit information. SUMMARY: Written comments should be submitted by August 24, 2020. 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: Sandra Ray by email at: Sandra.ray@ faa.gov; phone: 412–329–3088. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices 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: 2120–0717. Title: National Air Tours Safety Standards. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: FAA regulations set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights to improve the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tour operators to submit information. The FAA uses the information it collects and reviews to ensure compliance and adherence to regulations and, if necessary, take enforcement action on violators of the regulations. Respondents: Approximately 13,751 respondents. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Burden varies per respondent. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,182 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2020. Sandra L. Ray, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS–270. Federal Highway Administration Special Experimental Project (SEP–16) To Evaluate Proposals for Delegation of FHWA Responsibilities to States Federal Aviation Administration The US Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language, interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. There will be 45 minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the FAA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks for inclusion in Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces a meeting of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC). DATES: The meeting will be held on July 9, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EDT. Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by June 25, 2020. Individuals requesting to speak during the meeting must submit a written copy of their remarks to DOT by June 25, 2020. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the meeting must be received no later than June 25, 2020. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P The Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), in accordance with Public Law 100–591 (1988) and Public Law 101–508 (1990) to provide advice and recommendations to the FAA Administrator in support of the Agency’s Research and Development (R&D) portfolio. III. Public Participation Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Notice of Public Meeting [FR Doc. 2020–13556 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] I. Background DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [DOT–OST–2019–XXXX] Issued in Washington, DC, this 17 day of June 2020. Chinita Roundtree-Coleman, REDAC PM/Lead, Federal Aviation Administration. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics: • FAA Research and Development Plan. • Emergence of new entrant vehicles and operations into the National Airspace System. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P the meeting records and for circulation to REDAC members before the deadline listed in the DATES section. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and considered as part of the meeting’s record. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: II. Agenda [FR Doc. 2020–13606 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The meeting will be held virtually. Virtual attendance information will be provided upon registration. A detailed agenda will be available on the REDAC internet website at http://www.faa.gov/go/redac at least one week before the meeting, along with copies of the meeting minutes after the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chinita Roundtree-Coleman, REDAC PM/Lead, FAA/U.S. Department of Transportation, at chinita.roundtreecoleman@faa.gov or (609) 485–7149. Any committee related request should be sent to the person listed in this section. ADDRESSES: 38011 PO 00000 Frm 00192 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The FHWA is expanding the Special Experimental Project (SEP–16), originally announced in a Federal Register notice published on September 20, 2018. The SEP–16 permits testing and evaluation of delegations to States of FHWA program-level actions. The FHWA is expanding SEP–16 to allow experimentation with delegation of FHWA responsibilities related to project delivery. This new SEP–16 scope includes potential experimentation with responsibilities not previously considered subject to assumption under Stewardship and Oversight Agreements between FHWA and State departments of transportation (State DOT). DATES: This expanded SEP–16 Project is effective on June 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information: Peter Stephanos, Office of Stewardship, Oversight, and Management, (202) 366–0027; for legal information: Janet Myers, Office of the Chief Counsel (HCC), (202) 366–2019, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Electronic Access An electronic copy of this notice may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http:// www.archives.gov; the Government Publishing Office’s database at: https:// www.gpo.gov/fdyss/; or the specific docket page at: www.regulations.gov. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 122 (Wednesday, June 24, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13606]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0621]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air 
Tours Safety Standards

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 requirements in FAA regulations 
that set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing 
and commercial air tour flights to improve the overall safety of 
commercial air tours by requiring all air tours to submit information.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 24, 2020.

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: Sandra Ray by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 412-329-3088.

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

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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: 2120-0717.
    Title: National Air Tours Safety Standards.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: FAA regulations set safety and oversight rules for a 
broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights to improve 
the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tour 
operators to submit information. The FAA uses the information it 
collects and reviews to ensure compliance and adherence to regulations 
and, if necessary, take enforcement action on violators of the 
regulations.
    Respondents: Approximately 13,751 respondents.
    Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Burden varies per 
respondent.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,182 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 19, 2020.
Sandra L. Ray,
Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS-270.
[FR Doc. 2020-13606 Filed 6-23-20; 8:45 am]
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