Process for Requesting Waiver of Mandatory Separation Age for Certain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Control Specialists
On January 7, 2005, the FAA published Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 103 establishing the procedures and some standards by which an air traffic controller in a flight service station, enroute or terminal facility, or at the David J. Hurley Air Traffic Control System Command Center may request a waiver of the mandatory separation age. The FAA requested comments on the SFAR. This action confirms that SFAR No. 103 remains in effect as adopted and disposes of the comments.
Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
The FAA's Aircraft Certification Service publishes proposed nonregulatory documents that are available for public comment on the Internet at https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draftdocs/.
Notice of Approval of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a Final Environmental Assessment (Final EA); Quad City International Airport; Moline, IL
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public of the approval of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on an Environmental Assessment for proposed Federal actions at Quad City International Airport, Moline, Illinois. The FONSI specifies that the proposed federal actions and local development projects are consistent with existing environmental policies and objectives as set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and will not significantly affect the quality of the environment. A description of the proposed Federal actions is: (a) To issue an environmental finding to allow approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; (b) approval of the Airport Layout Plan (ALP) for the development items listed below; and (c) establish eligibility of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County to compete for Federal funding for the development projects depicted on the Airport Layout Plan. The specific items in the local airport development project include: Construction, lighting and marking of a 500 foot long by 150 foot wide extension to Runway 5 that includes grading and drainage; Construction, lighting and marking of parallel and connecting taxiways to the Runway 5 extension; Construction of Taxiway Q; Widening of Taxiway F; Expansion of the General Aviation Ramp; Installation of a CAT II/III ILS to Runway 9 that includes an Approach Lighting System with sequenced Flashing Lights (ALSF-2), Touchdown Zone Lighting (TDZL) and Runway Centerline Lighting; Creation of a Standard CAT II/III Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) for Runway 9; Installation of a Mid-Field Runway Visual Range (RVR) Sensor; Relocation of the Runway 5 Visual Approach Decent Indicator (VADI); Construction of detention areas to mitigate approximately 0.6 acres of potential floodplain encroachment; and Approval of the Quad City International Airport's Layout Plan (ALP). Copies of the environmental decision and the Final EA are available for public information review during regular business hours at the following locations: 1. Quad City International Airport, 2200 69th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265. 2. Division of Aeronautics-Illinois Department of Transportation, One Langhorne Bond Drive, Capital Airport, Springfield, IL 62707. 3. Chicago Airport District Office, Room 320, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
Notice of Intent to Request Amendment From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Outsource Maintenance Providers Quarterly Utilization Report
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve an amendment of a current information collection. The amendment is to add air agencies to the list of respondents. The data from this report will be used to assist the principal maintenance or avionics inspector in revising the annual FAA surveillance requirements of the leading contract maintenance providers to the air operators and air agencies.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Boise, ID
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field under the provisions of Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.), the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act,'' and Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On August 23, 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On February 8, 2006, the FAA approved the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field noise compatibility program. Thirty of thirty-two recommendations of the program were approved.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; St. Lucie County International Airport; Fort Pierce, FL
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by St. Lucie County for St. Lucie County International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for St. Lucie County International under part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before August 22, 2006.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-200C, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-200C, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage internal structure, and repair if necessary. This AD results from fatigue tests and analysis that identified areas of the fuselage where fatigue cracks can occur. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the structural integrity of the fuselage, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.