Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of an Emergency Approval of Information Collection: Runway to Recovery Recommendations To Help Airports and Airlines Mitigate the Risks of COVID-19 Transmission, 66403-66404 [2020-23069]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 202 / Monday, October 19, 2020 / Notices This notice announces a meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC). DATES: The meeting will be held virtually only on November 17, 2020, from 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. EST. Requests to attend the meeting virtually and request for accommodations for a disability must be received by November 2, 2020. If you wish to make a public statement during the meeting, you must submit a written copy of your remarks by November 2, 2020. Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed by NAC Members before the meeting must be received no later than November 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a virtual meeting only. Virtual meeting information will be provided upon registration. Information on the NAC, including copies of previous meeting minutes is available on the NAC internet website at https://www.faa.gov/ about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ ang/nac/. Members of the public interested in attending must send the required information listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION to 9-AWAANG-NACRegistration@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Schwab, NAC Coordinator, U.S. Department of Transportation, at gregory.schwab@faa.gov or 202–267– 1201. Any requests or questions not regarding attendance registration should be sent to the person listed in this section. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background NAC was created under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), under the authority of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to provide independent advice and recommendations to FAA, and to respond to specific taskings received directly from FAA. The NAC recommends consensus-driven advice for FAA consideration relating to Air Traffic Management System modernization. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Agenda At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics: • NAC Chairman’s Report • FAA Report • NAC Subcommittee Chairman’s Report Æ Risk and Mitigations update for the following focus areas: Multiple Runway Operations, Data Communications, Performance Based Navigation, Surface and Data Sharing, and Northeast Corridor • NAC Chairman Closing Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 The detailed agenda will be posted on the NAC internet website at least one week in advance of the meeting. III. Public Participation This virtual meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first served basis. Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to register via email by submitting full legal name, country of citizenship, contact information (telephone number and email address), and name of your industry association, or applicable affiliation, to the email listed in the ADDRESSES section. When registration is confirmed, registrants will be provided the virtual meeting information. Callers are responsible for paying associated long-distance charges. Note: Only NAC Members, members of the public who have registered to make a public statement, and briefers will have the ability to speak. All other attendees will be listen only. The U.S. 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, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Five minutes will be 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, FAA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are required to submit a copy of their prepared remarks for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to NAC members to the person listed under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and considered as part of the meeting’s record. Members of the public may submit written statements for inclusion in the meeting records and circulation to the NAC members. Written statements need to be submitted to the person listed under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Comments received after the due date listed in the DATES section, will be distributed to the members but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. Any member of the PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66403 public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, this 14th day of October 2020. Tiffany McCoy, General Engineer, NextGen Office of Collaboration and Messaging, ANG–M, Office of the Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–23088 Filed 10–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of an Emergency Approval of Information Collection: Runway to Recovery Recommendations To Help Airports and Airlines Mitigate the Risks of COVID–19 Transmission Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of request for emergency OMB approval and public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency approval for a new information collection. The collection involves determining the extent to which U.S. airlines and certificated U.S. airports have been able to implement practices recommended to reduce and mitigate the risks of COVID–19 transmission during air travel. FAA is collecting this information on behalf of multiple agencies that will use the information collected to gauge implementation, identify the impact of recommended practices on aviation safety and operations, understand potential barriers to implementation, and identify additional mitigation practices. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid for 180 days. FAA plans to follow this emergency request with a submission for a 3-year approval through OMB’s normal PRA clearance process. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 66404 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 202 / Monday, October 19, 2020 / Notices Tip Stinnette by email at tip.stinnette@ faa.gov or phone at 202–768–5642. 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. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Title: Runway to Recovery Recommendations to Help Airports and Airlines Mitigate the Risks of COVID–19 Transmission. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Emergency approval of an information collection. Background: The FAA is developing this collection to gather information on the United States’ implementation of measures by airports and airlines to mitigate COVID–19-related risks and to restore aviation, in accordance with recommendations in the joint federal agency guidance Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus.1 As described in Runway to Recovery, the adoption of the mitigation measures by airports and airlines is vital to reducing the spread of the virus in the air transportation system and restoring the confidence of passengers and the aviation workforce in air travel, both of which are critical to the recovery of the aviation industry. The information collection will help to identify the specific mitigation measures used by airports and airlines to stop the spread of COVID–19 and to assess the impact these measures are having on aviation safety and operations, reduction of public health risk, and security and resiliency of the air transport system. FAA is conducting this information collection on behalf of agencies that issued Runway to Recovery: Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services. As provided under 5 CFR 1320.13, DOT is requesting emergency processing for this new collection of information as specified in the PRA and its implementing regulations. DOT cannot jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 U.S. DOT, HHS, DHS, Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of Coronavirus (July 2020), available at https:// www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/runwayrecovery. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 reasonably comply with normal clearance procedures because an appropriate response to the COVID–19 public health emergency requires immediate action to ensure the safety and welfare of the traveling public. Upon OMB approval of its emergency clearance request, FAA will follow the normal clearance procedures for this information collection. Use: FAA will use this information to update the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the progress of U.S. airports and airlines implementing safety, security, and public health measures to mitigate risks associated with COVID–19. FAA will share the collected information with the federal agencies that issued Runway to Recovery (Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services). FAA will also share the collected information with airports and airlines. The collected data will be used to: • Assess the extent to which airports and airlines have implemented the recommended mitigation practices in the Runway to Recovery document; • Help identify the impact of these practices on aviation safety and operations, reduction of public health risk, and the security and resiliency of the air transportation system; • Better understand potential barriers airports and airlines are facing when they implement these recommendations; and • Identify success stories and additional practices that airports and airlines are using to help prevent the spread of the virus, inspire confidence among the traveling public, and further ensure the safety of passengers and the aviation workforce. Based on collected data, FAA, DOT, DHS, or HHS may recommend changes and/or additions to the mitigation measures identified in the Runway to Recovery document. Respondents: Approximately 520 airport owners/managers and 60 airline representatives. Frequency: Information will be collected approximately every 2 months over a 6-month period. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 20–25 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 60– 75 minutes per respondent. Issued in Washington, DC. Roberto Gonzalez, Deputy Director, Foundational Business, Flight Standards, Office of Aviation Safety. [FR Doc. 2020–23069 Filed 10–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing a Launch Operator License to Virgin Orbit, LLC for LauncherOne Operations From Andersen Air Force Base, Guam Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations, and FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Issuing a Launch Operator License to Virgin Orbit, LLC for LauncherOne Operations from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam (Draft EA). DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to Leslie Grey, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591. Comments may also be submitted by email to VOLauncherOne@icf.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Grey, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; phone (907) 227–2113; email leslie.grey@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is evaluating Virgin Orbit, LLC’s (VO’s) proposal to conduct 747 carrier vehicle operations from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam and conduct LauncherOne rocket operations over the Pacific Ocean east of Guam for the purposes of transporting small satellites into a variety of low earth orbits, which would require the FAA to issue a launch license. Issuing a launch license is considered a federal action subject to environmental review under NEPA. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a launch license to VO, which will authorize VO to operate LauncherOne from Andersen AFB to conduct 25 launches over the next 5 years (2021–2025), with a maximum of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 202 (Monday, October 19, 2020)]
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[Pages 66403-66404]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-23069]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of an Emergency Approval of Information Collection: Runway to 
Recovery Recommendations To Help Airports and Airlines Mitigate the 
Risks of COVID-19 Transmission

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of request for emergency OMB approval and public 
comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency approval for a new information 
collection. The collection involves determining the extent to which 
U.S. airlines and certificated U.S. airports have been able to 
implement practices recommended to reduce and mitigate the risks of 
COVID-19 transmission during air travel. FAA is collecting this 
information on behalf of multiple agencies that will use the 
information collected to gauge implementation, identify the impact of 
recommended practices on aviation safety and operations, understand 
potential barriers to implementation, and identify additional 
mitigation practices. If granted, the emergency approval is only valid 
for 180 days. FAA plans to follow this emergency request with a 
submission for a 3-year approval through OMB's normal PRA clearance 
process.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 18, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tip Stinnette by email at 
[email protected] or phone at 202-768-5642.

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.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-XXXX.
    Title: Runway to Recovery Recommendations to Help Airports and 
Airlines Mitigate the Risks of COVID-19 Transmission.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: Emergency approval of an information collection.
    Background: The FAA is developing this collection to gather 
information on the United States' implementation of measures by 
airports and airlines to mitigate COVID-19-related risks and to restore 
aviation, in accordance with recommendations in the joint federal 
agency guidance Runway to Recovery: The United States Framework for 
Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health Risks of 
Coronavirus.\1\ As described in Runway to Recovery, the adoption of the 
mitigation measures by airports and airlines is vital to reducing the 
spread of the virus in the air transportation system and restoring the 
confidence of passengers and the aviation workforce in air travel, both 
of which are critical to the recovery of the aviation industry. The 
information collection will help to identify the specific mitigation 
measures used by airports and airlines to stop the spread of COVID-19 
and to assess the impact these measures are having on aviation safety 
and operations, reduction of public health risk, and security and 
resiliency of the air transport system.
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    \1\ U.S. DOT, HHS, DHS, Runway to Recovery: The United States 
Framework for Airlines and Airports to Mitigate the Public Health 
Risks of Coronavirus (July 2020), available at https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/runway-recovery.
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    FAA is conducting this information collection on behalf of agencies 
that issued Runway to Recovery: Department of Transportation, 
Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human 
Services.
    As provided under 5 CFR 1320.13, DOT is requesting emergency 
processing for this new collection of information as specified in the 
PRA and its implementing regulations. DOT cannot reasonably comply with 
normal clearance procedures because an appropriate response to the 
COVID-19 public health emergency requires immediate action to ensure 
the safety and welfare of the traveling public. Upon OMB approval of 
its emergency clearance request, FAA will follow the normal clearance 
procedures for this information collection.
    Use: FAA will use this information to update the International 
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on the progress of U.S. airports and 
airlines implementing safety, security, and public health measures to 
mitigate risks associated with COVID-19. FAA will share the collected 
information with the federal agencies that issued Runway to Recovery 
(Departments of Transportation, Homeland Security and Health and Human 
Services). FAA will also share the collected information with airports 
and airlines.
    The collected data will be used to:
     Assess the extent to which airports and airlines have 
implemented the recommended mitigation practices in the Runway to 
Recovery document;
     Help identify the impact of these practices on aviation 
safety and operations, reduction of public health risk, and the 
security and resiliency of the air transportation system;
     Better understand potential barriers airports and airlines 
are facing when they implement these recommendations; and
     Identify success stories and additional practices that 
airports and airlines are using to help prevent the spread of the 
virus, inspire confidence among the traveling public, and further 
ensure the safety of passengers and the aviation workforce.
Based on collected data, FAA, DOT, DHS, or HHS may recommend changes 
and/or additions to the mitigation measures identified in the Runway to 
Recovery document.
    Respondents: Approximately 520 airport owners/managers and 60 
airline representatives.
    Frequency: Information will be collected approximately every 2 
months over a 6-month period.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 20-25 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 60-75 minutes per respondent.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Roberto Gonzalez,
Deputy Director, Foundational Business, Flight Standards, Office of 
Aviation Safety.
[FR Doc. 2020-23069 Filed 10-16-20; 8:45 am]
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