Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for the Fort Lauderdale Executive 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 effective date of the FAA's determination on the noise exposure maps is February 19, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Bonnie L. Baskin, Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Dr., Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822, (407) 812-6331, Extension 130.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This notice announces that the FAA finds that the noise exposure maps submitted for Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements of Part 150, effective February 19, 2004. Under 49 U.S.C. section 47503 of the Aviation Safety and Notice 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 the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The documentation that constitutes the “noise exposure maps” as defined in § 150.7 of Part 150 includes: Figure 53: 2002 Noise Exposure Map with Existing Noise Compatibility Program, Figure 54: 2007 Noise Exposure Map with Revised Noise Compatibility Program, Figure 11: Noise Measurement Locations, Figure 30: Runway 08 Departure and Arrival Flight Tracks and Usage, Figure 31: Runway 26 Departure and Arrival Flight Tracks and Usage, Figure 32: Runway 13 Departure and Arrival Flight Tracks and Usage, Figure 33: Runway 31 Departure and Arrival Flight Tracks and Usage, Figure 34: Helicopter Departure and Arrival Flight Tracks and Usage, Figure 35: Touch-and-Go Flight Tracks and Usage, Table 7: 2002 Modeled Average Daily Aircraft Operations, Table 8: 2007 Modeled Average Daily Aircraft Operations, and Table 34: Population within DNL Contours for the 2002 NEM with Existing NCP, and for the 2007 NEM with the Revised NCP. The document states that there are no known structures included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places located within the 65 DNL contour (page 160). The FAA has determined that these noise exposure maps and accompanying documentation are in compliance with applicable requirements. This determination is effective on February 19, 2004.
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.
Copies of the full noise exposure map documentation and of the FAA's evaluation of the maps are available for examination at the following locations:
Federal Aviation Administration, Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822.
Ms Clara Bennett, Acting Airport Manager, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, 6000 NW 21st Avenue, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309.
Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.Start Signature
Issued in Orlando, Florida, February 19, 2004.
Acting Manager, Orlando Airports District Office.
[FR Doc. 04-5689 Filed 3-11-04; 8:45 am]
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