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Notice of Interim Operating Authority Granted to Commercial Air Tour Operators Over National Parks and Tribal Lands Within or Abutting National Parks

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

On October 25, 2002, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the final rule for Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 136, National Parks Air Tour Management (67 FR 65662). The rule became effective on January 23, 2003. On January 27, 2005, the FAA published a notice of opportunity for commercial air tour operators granted interim operating authority (IOA) under the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) to review and self-correct annual authorizations (70 FR 3972). based on the responses to that notice, the FAA made some corrections to interim operating authority. The Act also requires the interim operating authority granted under the Act to be published in the Federal Register for notice and the opportunity for comment. This notice fulfills that statutory requirement.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Gene Kirkendall, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 385-4510; e-mail Gene.Kirkendall@FAA.GOV.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On October 25, 2002, the FAA published a final rule in 14 CFR part 136, National Parks Air Tour Management (67 FR 65662), pursuant to the mandates specified in the Act, enacted on April 5, 2000. This final rule (part 136) completed the definition of “commercial air tour operation” by establishing the altitude (5,000 feet above ground level) below which an operator flying over a national park for the purpose of sightseeing would be classified as a commercial air tour operator. The rule also codified provisions of the Act. In accordance with 14 CFR 136.7(b), before commencing commercial air tour operations over a unit of the national park system or tribal lands within or abutting a national park, a commercial air tour operator is required to apply to the Administrator for authority to conduct the operations over the park or tribal lands. Title 14 CFR 136.11(a) states that: “Upon application for operating authority, the Administrator shall grant interim operating authority under this section to a commercial air tour operator for commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal land for which the operator is an existing commercial air tour operator.” Consistent with the Act, 14 CFR 136.11(b)(3) also states that IOA granted under that section would be published in the Federal Register to provide notice and opportunity for comment.

Prior to issuing this notice, the FAA became aware that there may have been some errors in the number of commercial air tours initially reported and received. There are several reasons why these errors could have occurred, such as (1) Operators were not required to keep records of the number of commercial air tours conducted over national parks prior to the adoption of the Act; (2) there was a 21/2 year time lapse between the passage of the Act and the effective date of the part 136 rule; and (3) there appeared to have been confusion over how to initially report information, especially for operators flying over more than one park. The FAA understood that operators should have requested and received IOA that reflects the actual number of commercial air tours that were conducted during the relevant time period set forth in the statute and the rule and that every effort should be made to standardize the counting of flights requiring IOA.

Consequently, the FAA provided an opportunity for air tour operators to Start Printed Page 36457review and correct, if necessary, their annual authorizations. Specifically, on January 27, 2005, the FAA published “Notice of Opportunity To Self-Correct Annual Authorizations for Commercial Air Tour Operators Over National Parks and Tribal Lands Within or Abutting National Parks” (70 FR 3972). This notice informed all operators of the self-correcting process and the rules to follow in counting air tours over parks. Individual notices were also sent by first class mail to all operators who initially reported their number of annual commercial air tour operations. The deadline for completing this review and self-correction was February 21, 2005.

In response to this self-correction process, the FAA received 19 responses from commercial air tour operators. Six operators reported no change in their original reported numbers; three included national parks and/or tribal lands that were unintentionally not listed; three decreased their total annual numbers due to re-examination of their flight paths that were originally thought to penetrate a national park or tribal lands; and seven reported errors made by them or in the data entry process. Based on these responses, the FAA has issued corrected IOA.

The FAA has not confirmed the numbers reported by operators. Operators were notified that if comments are received in response to this current notice that provide substantive information that an operator does not qualify under the law as an existing operator or has erroneously reported the number of flights flown over a park or tribal lands within or abutting the park unit, the FAA may investigate and take corrective action, if necessary, to bring the operator into compliance with the law. IOA may be further amended, if necessary.

In this notice, the FAA is publishing the names of the existing operators who have applied for and received IOA, the national parks and/or tribal lands over which they fly, and the number of operations authorized for each park and/or tribal land. This information is provided so that the public has notice and an opportunity to comment, as required by the Act and 14 CFR part 136. The FAA and the National Park Service (NPS) also will consider this information in the development of Air Tour Management Plans (ATMP) for the parks, which will replace IOA.

The Act and 14 CFR part 136 limit the impacts of commercial air tour operations conducted under IOA by existing operators in several ways. IOA provides annual authorization only for the greater of: (1) The number of flights used by the operator to provide the commercial air tour operations within the 12-month period prior to the date of the Act's enactment; or (2) the average number of flights per 12-month period used by the operator to provide such operations within the 36-month period prior to the Act's enactment, and, for seasonal operations, the number of flights so used during the season or seasons covered by that 12-month period, 49 U.S.C. 40128(c)(2)(A); 14 CFR 136.11(b)(1). Any increase in the authorized number of operations under IOA must be agreed to by the FAA and the NPS, 49 U.S.C. 40128(c)(2)(B); 14 CFR 136.11(b)(2). The Act and part 136 also provide that IOA: (1) May be revoked by the Administrator of the FAA for cause; (2) shall terminate 180 days after the date on which an ATMP is established for the park or tribal lands; (3) shall promote protection of national park resources, visitor experiences, and tribal lands; (4) shall promote safe commercial air tour operations; (5) shall promote the adoption of quiet technology, as appropriate; and (6) shall allow for modifications of the IOA based on experience if the modification improves protection of national park resources and values and of tribal lands, 49 U.S.C. 40128(c)(2)(D)-(I); 14 CFR 136.11(b)(4)-(9).

The Act provides for IOA to allow commercial air tours to continue operating over national parks and tribal lands within or abutting a unit of the national park system pending the establishment of ATMPs. The Act requires that the FAA grant IOA to existing commercial air tour operators “[u]pon application for operating authority,” 49 U.S.C. 40128(c)(1), thus allowing these operators to continue to operate without a break in service.[1] The FAA interprets the provisions in the Act requiring that IOA promote protection of national park resources, visitor experiences, and tribal lands; safe commercial air tour operations; and the adoption of quiet technology, as appropriate, to be continuing requirements of IOA rather than being tied to the initial granting of IOA. See 49 U.S.C. 40128(c)(2)(F)-(H).

In consultation with the NPS, and Native American tribes as appropriate, the FAA will monitor impacts of authorized commercial air tour operations on park resources, visitor experiences, and tribal lands within or abutting a unit of the national park system. Consistent with the statutory term “promote,” as used in 49 U.S.C. 40128(c)(2)(F)-(H), the FAA will support appropriate voluntary measures to address specific concerns raised by the NPS, or in the case of tribal lands, Native American tribes, regarding impacts from commercial air tour operations conducted under IOA. As noted above, the Act also allows for modification of IOA based on experience if the modification improves protection of national park resources and values and of tribal lands, 49 U.S.C. 40128(c)(2)(I).

Regarding the promotion of safe commercial air tour operations, the FAA will continue to address safety issues in parks covered by IOA in a manner consistent with existing regulations.

Section 805 of the Act directs the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) to provide advice, information, and recommendations to the FAA and the NPS on “commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given [ATMP]” (Pub. L. 106-181, title VIII, section 805(c)(2)). Section 804 of the Act requires the FAA to designate reasonably achievable requirements necessary for aircraft to be considered as employing quiet aircraft technology for purposes relating to commercial air tour operations at the Grand Canyon. Pursuant to section 804 of the Act, the FAA issued a final rule designating quiet aircraft technology for commercial air tour aircraft in Grand Canyon National Park on March 29, 2005 (70 FR 16084). Although the Grand Canyon rule does not address the NPOAG's responsibility under section 805 of the Act, the NPOAG may consider the Grand Canyon rule in making recommendations on “commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology” for use in other national parks' ATMPs. Using the advice and recommendations of the NPOAG, the FAA and the NPS will give further consideration to the appropriate promotion of the adoption of quiet technology in IOA.

The FAA solicits comments on all aspects of this notice. Comments about the status of the IOA of a commercial air tour operator or operators, including Start Printed Page 36458qualifications to have status as an existing air tour operator over a unit of the national park system or tribal land or the number of flights over a national park or tribal land, should be as specific as possible and include substantive, credible information to support assertions. If comments are received that provide substantive, credible information that an operator does not qualify under the law as an existing operator or has erroneously reported the number of flights flown over a park or related tribal lands, the FAA will investigate and take corrective action, to bring the operator into compliance with the law. IOA may be further amended, if necessary. Comments should be directed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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Dated: Issued in Washington, DC on June 15, 2005.

John M. Allen,

Acting Director, Flight Standard Services.

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NameDBANational Park/Abutting Tribal LandsIOA auth / yr
Above It All, Inc.Benchmark Flight Center, Hawaii Airventures, Hawaii Island Hoppers, Sporty's Academy HawaiiHawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI3878
Adams, Bruce MSouthwest SafarisArches National Park, UT57
Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM83
Bandelier National Monument, NM126
Big Bend National Park, TX5
Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park, CO7
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT23
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, AZ147
Canyonlands National Park, UT57
Capitol Reef National Park, UT57
Capulin Volcano National Monument, NM13
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM18
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ6
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT15
Chaco Culture National Historic Park, NM147
Colorado National Monument, CO57
Coronado National Memorial, AZ5
Dinosaur National Monument, CO, UT9
El Malpais National Monument, NM43
El Morro National Monument, NM43
Fort Bowie National Historic Site, AZ5
Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX5
Fort Union National Monument, NM32
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, NM26
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT123
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO16
Guadalupe Mountains National Park, TX18
Hohokam Pima National Monument, AZ5
Hovenweep National Monument, UT63
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, AZ27
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreation Area and National Monument, AZ, NV38
Mesa Verde National Park, CO63
Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ19
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT29
Navajo National Monument, AZ57
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ5
Pecos National Historic Park, NM32
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ42
Petroglyph National Monument, NM45
Pipe Spring National Monument, AZ23
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT52
Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, TX5
Saguaro National Park, AZ5
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM17
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ37
Tumacacori National Historic Park, AZ5
Tuzigoot National Monument, AZ19
Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ37
Wupatki National Monument, AZ42
Yucca House National Monument, CO63
Zion National Park, UT15
Aero-Copters of Arizona, IncBryce Canyon Airlines, Bryce Canyon Helicopters, Helivision, Canyon AirlinesArches National Park, UT10
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT1481
Canyonlands National Park, UT10
Glen Canyon National Recreaton Area, AZ, UT39
Navajo Tribal Lands38
Zion National Park, UT26
Air Grand Canyon IncArches National Park, UT8
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Bryce Canyon National Park, UT15
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, AZ9
Canyonlands National Park, UT10
Capitol Reef National Park, UT2
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT9
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT65
Hovenweep National Monument, UT2
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV24
Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ5
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT6
Navajo National Monument, AZ11
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ4
Pipe Spring National Monument, AZ3
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT40
Saguaro National Park, AZ13
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ26
Tuzigoot National Monument, AZ38
Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ11
Wupatki National Monument, AZ4
Zion National Park, UT25
Alika Aviation, IncAlexairHaleakala National Park, HI2923
American Aviation, Inc.American Air Charter, Frog AirArches National Park, UT137
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT138
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, AZ14
Canyonlands National Park, UT137
Capitol Reef National Park, UT136
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT27
Glen Canyon National Recreation Arez, AZ, UT462
Golden Spike Naional Historic Site, UT11
Grand Teton National Park, WY8
Havasupai Tribal Lands14
Hopi Tribal Lands14
Hovenweep National Monument, UT27
Hualapai Tribal Lands14
Lake Meade and Parashant National Recreation Area and National Monument, AZ, NV3
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT28
Navajo National Monument, AZ14
Navajo Tribal Lands16
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ14
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT138
Sunset Crater Volcano National Museum, AZ14
Timpanogos Cave National Monument, UT254
Wupatki National Monument, AZ14
Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY8
Zion National Park, UT29
Aris, Inc.Air Maui Helicopter ToursHaleakala National Park, HI3996
Arrow West AviationRedtail AviationArches National Park, UT57
Canyonlands National Park, UT404
Capitol Reef National Park, UT63
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT63
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT67
Aviation Ventures, IncVision air, Vision Aviation Management LLCLake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV6756
Badger Helicopters IncBadlands National Park and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD4099
Bar Harbor AviationAcadia National Park, ME2000
Big Island Air, Inc.Hawaii Volcanos National Park, HI1643
Black Hills Aerial Adventures, IncMount Rushmore National Memorial, SD363
Burrus FlightSeeing ServiceCape Hatteras National Seashore, NC1500
Call Air, Inc.Eco air Tours—HawaiiHaleakala National Park, HI104
Hawaii Volcanos National Park, HI102
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, HI198
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, HI37
Pu'uhonua OHonaunau National Historical Park, HI37
Pu'uhoma O Honaunau National Historical Park, HI88
U S S Arizona Memorial, HI198
Carisch Helicopters IncYellowstone National Park, ID< MT. WY20
Classic Helicopter CorporationMount Ranier National park, WA32
Columbia Air Services-BHB, LLCAcadia National Park, ME2585
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Courtney Aviation, IncCourtney AviationDeath Valley Naional Park, CA4
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA10
Yosemite National Park, CA100
Dairy Air IncOuter Banks AirwaysCape Hatteras Naional Seashore, NC6500
English, Daniel BMt. Lassen AviationLassen Volcanic National Park, CA89
Grand Canyon Airlines, IncGrand Canyon AirlinesArches National Park, UT4
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, AZ5
Canyonlands National Park, UT20
Capitol Reef National Park, UT6
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT5429
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreation Area and National Monument, Az, NV257
Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ156
Navajo National Monument, AZ185
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT4472
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ17
Zion National Park, UT3
Great Smoky Mountain Helicopter, IncCherokee Helicopters, Delta Helicopters, M Helicopters of TN, Smokey Mountain HelicoptersGreat Smoky Mountain National Park, TN, NC/Cherokee Tribal Lands120
Gretzke, Robert CWingsBig Cypress National Preseve, FL1260
Big Cypress Seminole Tribal Lands, FL200
Biscayne National Park, FL200
Dry Tortugas National Park, FL100
Everglades National Park, FL674
Hawaii Helicopters, IncHaleakala National Park, HI5682
Hawaii VolcanoesNational Park, HI141
Heli USA Airways, IncHeli USABryce Canyon National Park, UT6
Death Valley National Park, CA6
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument,AZ, NV7463
Zio Naional Park, UT
Helicopter Consultants of Maui, IncBlue Hawaiian HelicoptersHaleakala National Park, HI8348
Hawaii Volcano Naional Park, HI12413
Helicopter Flight Services, Inc.Statute of Liberty Monument, NY3500
Homestead Helicopters, IncGlacier National Park, MT and Blackfeet Tribal Land15
Yellowstone National Park, ID,MT< WY and adjacent tribal land
Island Air, Inc.Mount Ranier National Park, WA2
North Cascades National Park,WA10
San Juan National Historical Park, WA20
Jamestown Flight CenterColonial National Historical Park147
K & S Helicopters, IncTropical HelicoptersHawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI1684
King Airelines IncBryce Canyon National Park, UT12
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT12
Death Valley National Park, CA12
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT12
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV4380
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT12
Zion National Park, UT12
Kruger, James W.Kruger Helicopter ServiceBlackfeet Tribal Lands750
Glacier National Park, MT750
Lake Chelan Air Service IncChelan AirwaysLake Chelan National Recreation Area, WA350
North Cascades National Park, WA50
Las Vegas Helicopters IncBryce Canyon National Park, UT12
Death Valley National Park, CA12
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV1376
Zion National Park, UT12
Laughlin Aviation LLCLake Mead and Parashant National Recreation Area and National Monument, AZ, NV (Lake Mohave)3015
Liberty Helicopters, IncStatue of Liberty National Monument, NY29432
Governors Island National Monument, NY29432
Makarion AirMakarion AirArches National Park, UT10
Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM5
Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park, CO1
Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon, UT40
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, AZ8
Canyounlands National Park, UT40
Capitol Reef National Park, UT25
Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM1
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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, AZ25
Channel Islands National Park, CA5
Chiricahua National Monument, AZ1
Coronado National Memorial, AZ5
Death Valley National Park, CA40
Dinosaur National Monument, CO, UT2
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT40
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA40
Great Basin National Park, NV25
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve, CO3
John Nuir National Historic Site, CA40
Joshua Tree National Park, CA25
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, CA5
Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA5
Lava Beds National Monument, CA1
Mesa Verde National Park, CO10
Mojave National Preserve, CA3
Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ10
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, UT, AZ50
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT5
Navajo National Monument, AZ50
Petrified Forest National Park, AZ10
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT50
Sagauro National Park, AZ10
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM1
San Francisco Maritime National Park, CA40
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CA5
Sequoia & Kings Canyon Nqtional Parks, CA5
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ20
Tonto National Monument, AZ2
Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ5
Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY3
Yucca House National Monument, CO1
Zion National Park, UT40
Manuiwa Airways, IncVolcano Heli-Tours, Volcano HelicoptersHawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI800
Maui Island Air, IncMaui Air, Volcano Air ToursHaleakala National Park, HI130
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI611
Maverick Helicopters, IncArches National Park, UT15
Bryce Canyoun National Park, UT15
Canyonlands National Park, UT
Capitol Reef National Park, UT15
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT15
Death Valley National Park, CA15
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT15
Grand Teton National Park, WY15
Havasu pai Tribal Lands15
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV9603
Mojave National Preserve, CA15
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, UT, AZ15
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT15
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT15
Yosemite National Park, CA15
Zion National Park, UT15
McClelland, John and TerriS.F. Helicopter ToursDevils Postpile National Monument, CA2900
Fort Point National Historic Site, CA2900
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA11600
John Muir National Historic Site, CA2900
Muir Woods National Monument, CA2900
Point Reyes National Seashore, CA2900
Redwood National and State Parks, CA2900
Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park, CA2900
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, CA2900
Minuteman Aviation IncBlackfeet Tribal Lands717
Glacier National Park, MT717
Mokulele Flight Service, IncHawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI60
Montana Aircraft, IncMontana Aircraft Wings of MontanaGrand Teton National Park, WY6
Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY60
Montana By Air L L CBlackfeet Tribal Lands12
Glacier National Park, MT12
Natures Designs, IncVashon Island AirMount Rainier National Park, WA74
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North East Air and Sea Services LLCStatue of Liberty National Monument, NY125
Osprey AeroGlacier National Park, MT60
Papillon Airways IncGrand Canyon Helicopters Papillon Grand Canyon HelicoptersArches National Park, UT12
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT12
Canyonlands National Park, UT12
Capitol Reef National Park, UT5
Death Valley National Park, CA12
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT48
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV11322
Zion National Park, UT12
Paragon Air, IncHaleakala National Park, HI219
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI1019
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, HI730
U S S Arizona Memorial, HI18
 Pavco, IncMount Rainier National Park, WA60
Olympic National Park, WA27
Platt, PhilPelican AirwaysCape Hatteras National Seashore, NC170
Rainbow Pacific Helicopters, Ltd.Magnum HelicoptersHaleakala National Park, HI45
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI45
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, HI45
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, HI45
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, HI45
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, HI45
U S S Arizona Memorial, HI1500
Rambo Helicopter Charter, IncScenic Helicopter ToursGreat Smoky Mountain, National park, TN, NC1800
Red Eagle Aviation, IncBlackfeet Tribal Lands159
Glacier National Park, MT159
Rite Bros Aviation IncMount Rainier National Park, WA2
North Cascades National Park, WA2
Olympic National Park, WA76
Rogers Helicopters IncDam Helicopter Company, Inc., Hall Air Ambulance Service, Inc., ROAM, Rogers Aviation Sky LifeLake Mead and Parashant National Recreation Area and National Monument, AZ, NV9000
Rushmore Helicopters, IncMount Rushmore National Memorial, SD5200
Safari Aviation, IncSafari Helicopter ToursHawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI3920
Scenic Airlines, IncBryce Canyon National Park, UT1094
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT3153
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreation Area and National Monument, AZ, NV14707
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, UT, AZ1303
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT1303
Zion National Park, UT547
Schuman Aviation Company, LtdMakani Kai HelicoptersHaleakala National Park, HI25
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI25
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, HI25
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, HI25
Pu'uhonua O Hoanunau National Historical Park, HI25
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, HI25
U S S Arizona Memorial, HI2100
Selway Aviation LLCGlacier National Park, MT20
Slickrock Air Guides, IncArches National Park, UT323
Canyonlands National Park, UT323
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT323
Navajo Tribal Lands323
Spirit Moutain Aviation LLCGrand Teton National Park, WY45
Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY45
Steve Winters d/b/a M & S AeroM & S AeroBryce Canyon National Park, UT326
Glen Canyon National Recreational Area10
Zion National Park, UT25
Sundance Helicopters IncHelicop Tours, Helicopter Services Sundance HelicoptersBryce Canyon National Park, UT12
Death Valley National Park, CA6
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Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV865
Zion National Park, UT12
Sunshine Helicopters, IncHaleakala National Park, HI4853
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI2100
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, HI1252
Swanstrom, Paul NMountain Flying ServiceArches National Pak, UT50
Canyonlands National Park, UT50
Capitol Reef National Park, UT50
Glen Canyon National Recreeation Area, AZ, UT50
Natural Bridges National Monument, UT50
Navajo Tribal Lands50
Van Air, IncVoyageurs National Park, MN60
Ventura Air Services, IncStatute of Liberty National Monument, NY125
Westwind Aviation, IncWestwind Air ServiceBryce Canyon National Park, UT130
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT4270
Navajo Tribal Lands2664
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT4140
Wilson Aviation, LLCGlacier National Park, UT60
Windrock Aviation IncSky Eye Air Tours, Windrock Airlines, Windrock AviationArches National Park, UT2
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT1
Canyon De Chelly National Monument, AZ2
Canyonlands National Park, UT1
Cedar Breaks National Monument, UT1
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, AZ, UT12
Lake Mead and Parashant National Recreational Area and National Monument, AZ, NV5
Montezuma Castle National Monument, AZ5
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, UT3
Saguaro National Park, AZ2
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, AZ4
Tuzigoot National Monument, AZ5
Walnut Canyon National Monument, AZ1
Zion National Park, UT3
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Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, WA12
Mount Rainier National Park, WA3
North Cascades National Park, WA10
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Footnotes

1.  The requirement in the Act that the FAA grant IOA “upon application for operating authority” also makes impossible compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. See, e.g., City of New York v. Mineta, 262 F.3d 169, 178 (2nd Cir. 2001) (concluding that the provisions under the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century for the U.S. Department of Transportation to decide within 60 days whether to award slot exemptions at New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports triggered the exception to NEPA compliance “when a statute imposes short, mandatory deadlines on an agency, thereby rendering compliance with NEPA's [environmental impact statement] requirement impossible.”)

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