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Request for Review of Noise Compatibility Program for Hilo International Airport, Hilo, HI

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted by the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation for the Hilo International Airport under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-193) and 14 CFR Part 150, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before October 24, 2001.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

The effective date of the FAA's start of its review of the noise compatibility program is April 27, 2001. The public comment period ends June 29, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

David J. Welhouse, Project Engineer, Honolulu Airports District Office, Start Printed Page 27745Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 50244, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850, Telephone: (808) 541-1243. 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 Hilo International Airport which will be approved or disapproved on or before October 24, 2001. This 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 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 noncompatible uses and for the prevention of the introduction of additional noncompatible uses.

The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for Hilo International Airport, effective on April 27, 2001. 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 October 24, 2001.

The FAA's detailed evaluation will be conducted under the provisions of 14 CFR part 150, section 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 noncompatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional noncompatible 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, Western-Pacific Region, Airports Division, AWP-600, 15000 Aviation Blvd., Room 3012, Hawthorne, California 90261

Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office, 300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 7-128, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division, Honolulu International Airport, 400 Rodgers Boulevard, Suite 700, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division, District Office Manager, Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division, District Office Manager, Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

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

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Issued in Hawthorne, California, on April 27, 2001.

Herman C. Bliss,

Manager, Airports Division, AWP-600, Western-Pacific Region.

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[FR Doc. 01-12554 Filed 5-17-01; 8:45 am]

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