Federal Aviation Administration November 2, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Notification of Public Meetings on Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route
The FAA announces three public meetings to solicit feedback concerning the New York North Shore Helicopter Rule (``the Rule''). These meetings are being held pursuant to Section 182 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Rule requires civil helicopter pilots operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), whose route of flight takes them over the north shore of Long Island between the Visual Point Lloyd Harbor (VPLYD) waypoint and Orient Point (VPOLT), to use the North Shore Helicopter Route.
Notice of Availability of Categorical Exclusion and Record of Decision (CATEX/ROD) for Boston Harbor Seaplane Operation, MA
The FAA, Eastern Service Center is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the Categorical Exclusion/ Record of Decision (CATEX/ROD) for the Boston Harbor Seaplane Operation. The FAA reviewed the action and determined it to be categorically excluded from further environmental review.
Request for Comments on Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route
The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 directs the FAA to provide notice of, and an opportunity for, at least 60 days of public comment with respect to the regulations mandating that pilots operating civil helicopters under Visual Flight Rules use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route when operating along that area of Long Island, New York. The Act further states the FAA shall hold a public hearing in order to solicit feedback on the regulations from impacted communities. Such an opportunity will be provided and additional meeting information will be announced.
Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration Record of Decision and Adoption of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex in Alaska, for the Fox 3 Military Operations Area (MOA) Expansion and Paxon/Delta 5 MOA Establishment and Night Joint Training, Extending MOA Times of Use for the United States Air Force
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the United States Departments of the Army (Army) and Air Force's (USAF) Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex (JPARC) in Alaska, EIS No. 20130181. In accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA''), the Council on Environmental Quality's (``CEQ'') regulations implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and other applicable authorities, including The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 8-2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2K, ``Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters,'' paragraph 32-2-3, the FAA has conducted an independent review and evaluation of the Army and the USAF's Final EIS for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the JPARC in Alaska, dated June 2013. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving special use airspace (SUA) under 49 U.S.C. 40103(b)(3)(A), the FAA provided subject matter expertise and coordinated with the USAF and Army during the environmental review process, including preparation of the Draft EIS and the Final EIS. Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined the Final EIS, including its supporting documentation, as incorporated by reference, and other supporting documentation incorporated by reference for FAA's Written Re-Evaluation and Adoption of the Final EIS adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the for Modernization and Enhancement of Ranges, Airspace, and Training Areas in the JPARC in Alaska. FAA is authorized to adopt the Final EIS under 40 CFR 1506.3, Adoption. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the Final EIS, and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the proposed changes to SUA for JPARC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Hazardous Materials Training Requirements
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a new information collection. This collection involves FAA certification process requirements for operators and repair stations who are required to submit documentation related to hazardous materials training programs.