Noise Exposure Map Notice; Witham Field/Martin County Airport, Stuart, Florida, 71703 [2021-27335]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Noise Exposure Map Notice; Witham Field/Martin County Airport, Stuart, Florida Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners (Airport Sponsor) for Witham Field/ Martin County Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act and are in compliance with applicable requirements. DATES: The effective date of the FAA’s determination on the Noise Exposure Maps is December 14, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Green, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region/ Orlando Airports District Office, 8427 SouthPark Circle, Orlando, Florida 32819, (407) 487–7296. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted for Witham Field/Martin County Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150, effective December 14, 2021. Under 49 U.S.C. 47503 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (‘‘the Act’’), an airport operator may submit to the FAA Noise Exposure Maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict noncompatible land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations will affect such maps. The Act requires such maps to be developed in consultation with interested and affected parties in the local community, government agencies, and persons using the airport. An airport operator who has submitted Noise Exposure Maps that are found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of 14 CFR part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a Noise Compatibility Program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the airport operator has taken or proposes to take to reduce existing non-compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has completed its review of the Noise Exposure Maps and accompanying documentation jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 submitted by the Airport Sponsor. The documentation that constitutes the ‘‘Noise Exposure Maps’’ as defined in 14 CFR 150.7 includes: 2020 Noise Exposure Map (Map 1 of 5); 2025 Noise Exposure Map (Map 2 of 5); AEDT Flight Tracks—All Arrivals (Map 3 of 5); AEDT Flight Tracks—All Departures (Map 4 of 5); AEDT Flight Tracks—All Touch and Go (Map 5 of 5); and the Final Noise Exposure Map Report and its appendices. The Airport Sponsor has certified that the submitted NEMs reasonably represent current year (2021) activity and projected (2026) activity at the airport. The FAA independently reviewed the submitted certification, as well as current forecasts and data for the airport, and concurred that the submitted NEMs reasonably reflect current and projected activity at the airport. The FAA has determined that these Noise Exposure Maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on December 14, 2021. FAA’s determination on the airport operator’s Noise Exposure Maps is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with the procedures contained in Appendix A of 14 CFR part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the airport operator’s data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a Noise Compatibility Program or to fund the implementation of that Program. If questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a Noise Exposure Map submitted under Section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of specific properties with regard to the depicted noise exposure contours, or in interpreting the Noise Exposure Maps to resolve questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered by the provisions of Section 47506 of the Act. These functions are inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are not changed in any way under 14 CFR part 150 or through FAA’s review of Noise Exposure Maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning agencies with which consultation is required under Section 47503 of the Act. The FAA has relied on PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71703 the certification by the airport operator, under 14 CFR 150.21, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. Copies of the full Noise Exposure Maps documentation and of the FAA’s evaluation of the maps are available for examination by appointment at the following location: Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 8427 SouthPark Circle, 5th Floor, Orlando, Florida 32819. To arrange an appointment to review the Noise Exposure Maps documentation, contact Peter Green, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region/Orlando Airports District Office, 8427 SouthPark Circle, Orlando, FL, 32819, (407) 487–7296. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Orlando Airports District Office, Orlando, FL on December 14, 2021. Bartholomew Vernace, Manager, FAA/Orlando Airports District Office. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Noise Exposure Map Notice; Witham Field/Martin County Airport, 
Stuart, Florida

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Martin 
County Board of County Commissioners (Airport Sponsor) for Witham 
Field/Martin County Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety 
and Noise Abatement Act and are in compliance with applicable 
requirements.

DATES: The effective date of the FAA's determination on the Noise 
Exposure Maps is December 14, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Green, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Southern Region/Orlando Airports District Office, 8427 
SouthPark Circle, Orlando, Florida 32819, (407) 487-7296.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds 
that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted for Witham Field/Martin County 
Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Title 14 Code 
of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150, effective December 14, 2021. 
Under 49 U.S.C. 47503 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act 
(``the Act''), an airport operator may submit to the FAA Noise Exposure 
Maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible 
land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of 
projected aircraft operations, and the ways in which such operations 
will affect such maps. The Act requires such maps to be developed in 
consultation with interested and affected parties in the local 
community, government agencies, and persons using the airport. An 
airport operator who has submitted Noise Exposure Maps that are found 
by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of 14 CFR part 150, 
promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a Noise Compatibility 
Program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the airport 
operator has taken or proposes to take to reduce existing non-
compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional non-
compatible uses.
    The FAA has completed its review of the Noise Exposure Maps and 
accompanying documentation submitted by the Airport Sponsor. The 
documentation that constitutes the ``Noise Exposure Maps'' as defined 
in 14 CFR 150.7 includes: 2020 Noise Exposure Map (Map 1 of 5); 2025 
Noise Exposure Map (Map 2 of 5); AEDT Flight Tracks--All Arrivals (Map 
3 of 5); AEDT Flight Tracks--All Departures (Map 4 of 5); AEDT Flight 
Tracks--All Touch and Go (Map 5 of 5); and the Final Noise Exposure Map 
Report and its appendices. The Airport Sponsor has certified that the 
submitted NEMs reasonably represent current year (2021) activity and 
projected (2026) activity at the airport. The FAA independently 
reviewed the submitted certification, as well as current forecasts and 
data for the airport, and concurred that the submitted NEMs reasonably 
reflect current and projected activity at the airport. The FAA has 
determined that these Noise Exposure Maps and accompanying 
documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This 
determination is effective on December 14, 2021.
    FAA's determination on the airport operator's Noise Exposure Maps 
is limited to a finding that the maps were developed in accordance with 
the procedures contained in Appendix A of 14 CFR part 150. Such 
determination does not constitute approval of the airport operator's 
data, information or plans, or a commitment to approve a Noise 
Compatibility Program or to fund the implementation of that Program. If 
questions arise concerning the precise relationship of specific 
properties to noise exposure contours depicted on a Noise Exposure Map 
submitted under Section 47503 of the Act, it should be noted that the 
FAA is not involved in any way in determining the relative locations of 
specific properties with regard to the depicted noise exposure 
contours, or in interpreting the Noise Exposure Maps to resolve 
questions concerning, for example, which properties should be covered 
by the provisions of Section 47506 of the Act. These functions are 
inseparable from the ultimate land use control and planning 
responsibilities of local government. These local responsibilities are 
not changed in any way under 14 CFR part 150 or through FAA's review of 
Noise Exposure Maps. Therefore, the responsibility for the detailed 
overlaying of noise exposure contours onto the map depicting properties 
on the surface rests exclusively with the airport operator that 
submitted those maps, or with those public agencies and planning 
agencies with which consultation is required under Section 47503 of the 
Act. The FAA has relied on the certification by the airport operator, 
under 14 CFR 150.21, that the statutorily required consultation has 
been accomplished.
    Copies of the full Noise Exposure Maps documentation and of the 
FAA's evaluation of the maps are available for examination by 
appointment at the following location: Federal Aviation Administration, 
Orlando Airports District Office, 8427 SouthPark Circle, 5th Floor, 
Orlando, Florida 32819.
    To arrange an appointment to review the Noise Exposure Maps 
documentation, contact Peter Green, Federal Aviation Administration, 
Southern Region/Orlando Airports District Office, 8427 SouthPark 
Circle, Orlando, FL, 32819, (407) 487-7296. Questions may be directed 
to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Orlando Airports District Office, Orlando, FL on 
December 14, 2021.
Bartholomew Vernace,
Manager, FAA/Orlando Airports District Office.
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