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Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Port Columbus International Airport under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 Start Printed Page 49054(Pub. L. 96-193) (hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) and 14 CFR part 150 of the Columbus Municipal Airport Authority. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by the FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Port Columbus International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective January 3, 2000. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before January 10, 2001.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The effective date of the start of the FAA's review of the noise compatibility program is July 14, 2000. The public comment periods ends September 12, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mary Jagiello, Federal Aviation Administration, Great Lakes Region, Detroit Airports District Office, DET ADO-670.1, Willow Run Airport, East, 8820 Beck Road, Belleville, Michigan 48111, (734) 487-7296. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice announces that the FAA is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for Port Columbus International Airport, which will be approved or disapproved on or before January 10, 2001. This is notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment.

An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are found by the FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) part 150, promulgated pursuant to Title I of the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes for the reduction of existing non-compatible uses and for the prevention of the introduction of additional non-compatible uses.

The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for Port Columbus International Airport, effective on July 14, 2000. It was requested that the FAA review this material and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise compatibility program under section 104(b) of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to the requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before January 10, 2001.

The FAA's detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR part 150, §150.33. The primary considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed measures may reduce the level of aviation safety, create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, or be reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing non-compatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional non-compatible land uses. Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program with specific reference to these factors. All comments, other than those properly addressed to local land use authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. Copies of the noise exposure maps, the FAA's evaluation of the maps, and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations:

Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 617, Washington, DC 20591

Federal Aviation Administration, Great Lakes Region, Airports Division Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Room 261, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

Federal Aviation Administration, Detroit Airports District Office, Willow Run Airport, East, 8820 Beck Road, Belleville, Michigan 48111

Columbus Municipal Airport Authority, Port Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio 43219

Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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Issued in Belleville, Michigan, July 14, 2000.

James M. Opatrny,

Acting Manager, Detroit Airports District Office, Great Lakes Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-20278 Filed 8-9-00; 8:45 am]

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