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Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for Reid-Hillview Airport, San Jose, CA

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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.




The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for the Reid-Hillview Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 Start Printed Page 26920 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) and 14 CFR part 150 by the County of Santa Clara, California. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Reid-Hillview Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective January 13, 2004. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before November 3, 2004.


The effective date of the start of FAA's review of the noise compatibility program is May 7, 2004. The public comment period ends July 6, 2004.

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Joseph Rodriguez, Supervisor, Planning Section, San Francisco Airports District Office, Federal Aviation Administration, 831 Mitten Road, Burlingame, CA 94010, Telephone (650) 876-2805. Comments on the proposed noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above office.

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This noise announces that the FAA is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for Reid-Hillview Airport, which will be approved or disapproved on or before November 3, 2004. 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 the Act, may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to reduce existing non-compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional non-compatible uses.

The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for Reid-Hillview Airport, effective on May 7, 2004. The airport operator has 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 47504 of the Act. Preliminary review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to FAR part 150 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 November 3, 2004.

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 or create an undue burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are 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 relating to these factors, 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 and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations:

Federal Aviation Administration, National Headquarters, Community and Environmental Needs Division, APP-600, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 621, Washington, DC 20591.

Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Office, Airports Division, Room 3012, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 90261.

Federal Aviation Administration, San Francisco Airports District Office, 831 Mitten Road, Burlingame, California 94010-1303.

W. Carl Honaker Acting Director of County Airports, County of Santa Clara, Roads & Airports Department, Airports Division, 2500 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, California 94148.

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 May 7, 2004.

Mark A. McClardy,

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

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[FR Doc. 04-11003 Filed 5-13-04; 8:45 am]