Notice of Noise Exposure Map Update, 10894-10895 [2022-04035]

Download as PDF 10894 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 38 / Friday, February 25, 2022 / Notices Grant recipients must also comply with 2 CFR part 200, which is cited in the grant assurances of the grant agreements. The Airport Sponsor Assurances are available on the FAA website at: https://www.faa.gov/ airports/aip/grant_assurances. 3. Reporting Grant recipients are subject to financial reporting per 2 CFR 200.328 and performance reporting per 2 CFR 200.329. Under the ATP, the grant recipient is required to comply with all Federal financial reporting requirements and payment requirements, including the submittal of timely and accurate reports. Financial and performance reporting requirements are available in the FAA October 2020 Financial Reporting Policy, which is available at https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/grant_ payments/media/aip-grant-paymentpolicy.pdf. The grant recipient must comply with annual audit reporting requirements. The grant recipient and sub-recipients, if applicable, must comply with 2 CFR part 200 subpart F Audit Reporting Requirements. The grant recipient must comply with any requirements outlined in 2 CFR part 180, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines to Agencies on Government wide Debarment and Suspension. G. Federal Awarding Agency Contact(s) lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 For further information concerning this notice, please contact the FAA BIL Implementation Team via email at 9ARP-BILAirports@faa.gov. In addition, FAA will post answers to frequently asked questions and requests for clarifications on FAA’s website at www.faa.gov/bil/airport-terminals. To ensure applicants receive accurate information about eligibility of the program, the applicant is encouraged to contact FAA directly, rather than through intermediaries or third parties, with questions. All applicants, including those requesting full federal share of eligible projects costs, should have a plan to address potential cost overruns as part of an overall funding plan. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 22, 2022. Robin K. Hunt, Manager, FAA Office of Airports BIL Implementation Team. [FR Doc. 2022–03998 Filed 2–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Feb 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Notice of Noise Exposure Map Update Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by City of Chicago Department of Aviation for Chicago Midway International Airport seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) are in compliance with applicable requirements. APPLICABLE DATE: The effective date of the FAA’s determination on the noise exposure maps is February 18, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018, Phone: 847–294–7354. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds that the noise exposure maps submitted for Chicago Midway International Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, effective February 18, 2022. Under 49 U.S.C. 47503 of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘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 Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to take to reduce existing noncompatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional noncompatible uses. The FAA has completed its review of the noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation submitted by City of Chicago Department of Aviation. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 documentation that constitutes the ‘‘noise exposure maps’’ as defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Exhibit 3–1 and Exhibit 4–1 of the Part 150 study document. The FAA has determined that these noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on February 18, 2022. FAA’s determination on an 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 FAR Part 150. Such determination does not constitute approval of the applicant’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 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 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 section 150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has been accomplished. The full noise exposure map documentation and of the FAA’s evaluation of the maps is available for examination at the https:// www.flychicago.com/community/ mdwnoise. Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 38 / Friday, February 25, 2022 / Notices Issued in Des Plaines, IL, February 22, 2022. Debra L. Bartell, Manager, Chicago Airports District Office. I. Background [FR Doc. 2022–04035 Filed 2–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0139] Accident Reporting: Change to Regulatory Guidance Concerning the Use of the Term ‘‘Medical Treatment’’ Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of revised regulatory guidance. AGENCY: FMCSA announces a revision to its regulatory guidance concerning the use of the term ‘‘medical treatment’’ for the purpose of accident reporting. The revised guidance explains that an x-ray examination is a diagnostic procedure and should no longer be considered ‘‘medical treatment’’ in determining whether a crash should be included on a motor carrier’s accident register. DATES: This revised guidance is applicable on February 25, 2022 and expires February 25, 2027. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Richard Clemente, Driver and Carrier Operations Division, FMCSA, (202) 366–2722, richard.clemente@dot.gov. If you have questions about viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Dockets Operations at (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: A. Viewing Documents To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number (FMCSA–2021–0139) in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ button and choose the document listed to review. If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting Dockets Operations in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366– 9317 or (202) 366–9826 before visiting Dockets Operations. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Feb 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations define Accident as an occurrence involving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operating on a highway in interstate or intrastate commerce which results in: (1) A fatality, (2) bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, receives medical treatment away from the scene of the accident, or (3) one or more motor vehicles being towed from the scene (49 CFR 390.5T). Regulatory guidance in Question 27 for 49 CFR 390.5 and 390.5T currently considers an x-ray examination and other imaging, such as computed tomography, as medical treatment and reads as follows: Question 27: A person is transported to a hospital from the scene of a commercial motor vehicle traffic accident. In one situation, the person undergoes observation or a ‘‘checkup.[’’] Is this considered ‘‘medical treatment,’’ making the CMV occurrence an ‘‘accident’’ for purposes of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations? In another situation, the person undergoes x-ray examination or is given a prescription, but is released from the facility without being admitted as an inpatient. Is the x-ray or prescription considered ‘‘medical treatment,’’ making the CMV occurrence [an] ‘‘accident’’ for purposes of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations? Guidance: In the first situation, no. A person who does not receive treatment for diagnosed injuries or other medical intervention directly related to the accident, has not received ‘‘medical treatment’’ as that term is used in § 390.5T. In the second situation, yes. A person who undergoes x-ray examination (or other imaging, such as computed tomography or CT), or is given prescription medication (or the prescription itself), has received ‘‘medical treatment.’’ In accordance with 49 CFR 390.15(b), motor carriers are required to maintain an accident register for 3 years after the date of each ‘‘accident.’’ A motor carrier’s Crash Indicator Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) score illustrates a historical pattern of crash involvement, including frequency and severity. The Crash Indicator BASIC score is based on information from State-reported crashes that meet reportable crash standards. A petition was submitted to FMCSA requesting a revision to Question 27, stating that an x-ray is a diagnostic test that may find no injury and should not be considered a form of medical treatment. The petitioner suggested that the Agency mirror the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s definition of medical treatment that excludes diagnostic procedures, such as PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10895 x-rays and blood tests. FMCSA agrees with the revision. II. Revised Guidance FMCSA clarifies when a person is considered to have received medical treatment after an accident. FMCSA revises Question 27 under 49 CFR 390.5 and 390.5T, which is available at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/ person-transported-hospital-scenecommercial-motor-vehicle-trafficaccident-one, as indicated below.1 This guidance lacks the force and effect of law, except as incorporated into a contract, and is not meant to bind the public in any way. This guidance document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or Agency policies. Question 27: A person is transported to a hospital from the scene of a commercial motor vehicle traffic accident. In one situation, the person undergoes observation or a checkup. Is this considered ‘‘medical treatment,’’ making the CMV occurrence an ‘‘accident’’ for purposes of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations? In another situation, the person undergoes x-ray examination or is given a prescription but is released from the facility without being admitted as an inpatient. Is the x-ray or prescription considered ‘‘medical treatment,’’ making the CMV occurrence an ‘‘accident’’ for purposes of the FMCSRs? Guidance: In the first situation, no. A person who does not receive treatment for diagnosed injuries or other medical intervention directly related to the accident, has not received ‘‘medical treatment’’ as that term is used in 49 CFR 390.5 or 390.5T. In the second situation, a person who undergoes an x-ray examination (or other imaging, such as computed tomography or CT) has not received ‘‘medical treatment.’’ The x-ray examination is a diagnostic procedure but is not considered ‘‘medical treatment.’’ However, a person who is given prescription medication (or the prescription itself) has received ‘‘medical treatment.’’ IV. Review of the Regulatory Guidance In accordance with section 5203(a)(2)(A) and (a)(3) of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, Public Law 114–94, 129 Stat. 1312, 1535 (Dec. 4, 2015), the revised regulatory guidance will be posted in the guidance portal on FMCSA’s website, https:// www.fmcsa.dot.gov/guidance. The Agency will review it no later than 5 years after it is published and consider at that time whether the guidance should be withdrawn, reissued for 1 The revised guidance applies to both 49 CFR 390.5 and the temporary regulations in 49 CFR 390.5T that are currently in effect. See Unified Registration System; Suspension of Effectiveness, 82 FR 5292, 5310 (Jan. 17, 2017), as amended, 83 FR 22865, 22877 (May 17, 2018). E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 38 (Friday, February 25, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10894-10895]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-04035]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Notice of Noise Exposure Map Update

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its 
determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by City of Chicago 
Department of Aviation for Chicago Midway International Airport seq 
(Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) are in compliance with 
applicable requirements.

APPLICABLE DATE:  The effective date of the FAA's determination on the 
noise exposure maps is February 18, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hanson, Environmental Protection 
Specialist, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airports District 
Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018, Phone: 847-294-
7354.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA finds 
that the noise exposure maps submitted for Chicago Midway International 
Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, 
effective February 18, 2022. Under 49 U.S.C. 47503 of the Aviation 
Safety and Noise Abatement Act (hereinafter referred to as ``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 Federal Aviation 
Regulations (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, may submit 
a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the 
measures the 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 City of Chicago Department of 
Aviation. The documentation that constitutes the ``noise exposure 
maps'' as defined in section 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Exhibit 3-1 
and Exhibit 4-1 of the Part 150 study document. The FAA has determined 
that these noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation are in 
compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is 
effective on February 18, 2022.
    FAA's determination on an 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 FAR Part 150. Such 
determination does not constitute approval of the applicant'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 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 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 section 
150.21 of FAR Part 150, that the statutorily required consultation has 
been accomplished.
    The full noise exposure map documentation and of the FAA's 
evaluation of the maps is available for examination at the https://www.flychicago.com/community/mdwnoise.
    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.


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    Issued in Des Plaines, IL, February 22, 2022.
Debra L. Bartell,
Manager, Chicago Airports District Office.
[FR Doc. 2022-04035 Filed 2-24-22; 8:45 am]
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