Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, Notice of Public Meeting, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site Operator License and Sierra Space Corporation Vehicle Operator License, 66615 [2021-25541]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, Notice of Public Meeting, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site Operator License and Sierra Space Corporation Vehicle Operator License Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability, notice of public comment period, notice of public meeting, 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 the Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site Operator License and Sierra Space Corporation Vehicle Operator License (Draft EA). DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 22, 2021. The FAA will hold a public meeting on December 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. central to solicit comments from the public concerning the scope and content of the Draft EA. Information for the meeting will be available at https://www.faa.gov/space/ stakeholder_engagement/huntsville_ reentry/. ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to Ms. Stacey Zee, Huntsville Reentry, c/o ICF, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031. Comments may also be submitted by email to huntsvillereentry@icf.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Zee, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; phone (202) 267–9305 (Stacey); email HuntsvilleReentry@icf.com. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is the lead agency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and United States Coast Guard (USGC) are cooperating agencies for the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site Operator License and Sierra Space Corporation Vehicle Operator License due to their special expertise and jurisdictions. The FAA is evaluating (1) Huntsville-Madison County Airport lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 Authority’s (Authority) proposal to operate a commercial reentry site at Huntsville International Airport, which would require the FAA to issue a Reentry Site Operator License, and (2) Sierra Space Corporation’s (Sierra Space) proposal to land the Dream Chaser at Huntsville International Airport, which would require the FAA to issue a Vehicle Operator License. Issuing a Reentry Site Operator License and Vehicle Operator License are considered Federal actions subject to environmental review under NEPA. Under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Reentry Site Operator License to the Authority to operate a commercial reentry site at Huntsville International Airport; the Reentry Site Operator License would allow the Authority to offer Huntsville International Airport to Sierra Space to conduct reentries of Dream Chaser vehicles in compliance with 14 CFR part 433. Also under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Vehicle Operator License to Sierra Space to land the Dream Chaser at Huntsville International Airport; the Vehicle Operator License would allow Sierra Space to land Dream Chaser at Huntsville International Airport in compliance with 14 CFR part 450. Alternatives under consideration include the Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA would not issue a Reentry Site Operator License to the Authority for commercial reentries, nor would the FAA issue a Vehicle Operator License to Sierra Space for landing the Dream Chaser at Huntsville International Airport. Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser reentry operations would not occur and Huntsville International Airport would continue to operate and serve forecast activity. The FAA has posted the Draft EA on the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation website: https:// www.faa.gov/space/stakeholder_ engagement/huntsville_reentry/. The FAA encourages all interested parties to provide comments concerning the scope and content of the Draft EA. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. 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The collection involves Aviation Maintenance Technician School (AMTS) applicants and certificate holders. The information to be collected will be used to ensure AMTS applicants and certificate holder meet the requirements of part 147 prior to being certificated, and on an ongoing basis following FAA certification. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by January 24, 2022. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By email: Tanya Glines, Tanya.glines@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Glines by email at: Tanya.glines@ faa.gov; phone: 202–380–5896. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Availability, Notice of Public Comment Period, Notice 
of Public Meeting, and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental 
Assessment for the Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site 
Operator License and Sierra Space Corporation Vehicle Operator License

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

ACTION: Notice of availability, notice of public comment period, notice 
of public meeting, and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: 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 the 
Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site Operator License and 
Sierra Space Corporation Vehicle Operator License (Draft EA).

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 22, 2021. The 
FAA will hold a public meeting on December 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. central to 
solicit comments from the public concerning the scope and content of 
the Draft EA. Information for the meeting will be available at https://www.faa.gov/space/stakeholder_engagement/huntsville_reentry/.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be mailed to Ms. Stacey Zee, Huntsville 
Reentry, c/o ICF, 9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031. Comments may 
also be submitted by email to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stacey Zee, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20591; phone (202) 267-9305 (Stacey); 
email [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA is the lead agency. The National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and United States Coast 
Guard (USGC) are cooperating agencies for the Draft Environmental 
Assessment for the Huntsville International Airport Reentry Site 
Operator License and Sierra Space Corporation Vehicle Operator License 
due to their special expertise and jurisdictions. The FAA is evaluating 
(1) Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority's (Authority) proposal 
to operate a commercial reentry site at Huntsville International 
Airport, which would require the FAA to issue a Reentry Site Operator 
License, and (2) Sierra Space Corporation's (Sierra Space) proposal to 
land the Dream Chaser at Huntsville International Airport, which would 
require the FAA to issue a Vehicle Operator License. Issuing a Reentry 
Site Operator License and Vehicle Operator License are considered 
Federal actions subject to environmental review under NEPA. Under the 
Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Reentry Site Operator License to 
the Authority to operate a commercial reentry site at Huntsville 
International Airport; the Reentry Site Operator License would allow 
the Authority to offer Huntsville International Airport to Sierra Space 
to conduct reentries of Dream Chaser vehicles in compliance with 14 CFR 
part 433. Also under the Proposed Action, the FAA would issue a Vehicle 
Operator License to Sierra Space to land the Dream Chaser at Huntsville 
International Airport; the Vehicle Operator License would allow Sierra 
Space to land Dream Chaser at Huntsville International Airport in 
compliance with 14 CFR part 450.
    Alternatives under consideration include the Proposed Action and 
the No Action Alternative. Under the No Action Alternative, the FAA 
would not issue a Reentry Site Operator License to the Authority for 
commercial reentries, nor would the FAA issue a Vehicle Operator 
License to Sierra Space for landing the Dream Chaser at Huntsville 
International Airport. Sierra Space's Dream Chaser reentry operations 
would not occur and Huntsville International Airport would continue to 
operate and serve forecast activity.
    The FAA has posted the Draft EA on the FAA Office of Commercial 
Space Transportation website: https://www.faa.gov/space/stakeholder_engagement/huntsville_reentry/.
    The FAA encourages all interested parties to provide comments 
concerning the scope and content of the Draft EA. Before including your 
address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying 
information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment--
including your personal identifying information--may be made publicly 
available at any time. While you can ask the FAA in your comment to 
withhold from public review your personal identifying information, the 
FAA cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 19, 2021.
James R. Repcheck,
Manager, Safety Authorization Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-25541 Filed 11-22-21; 8:45 am]
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