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Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program Modification and Request for Review; Orlando Sanford International Airport, Sanford, FL

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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 modification that was submitted for Orlando Sanford International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act hereinafter referred to as “the Act”) and 14 CFR part 150 by the Sanford Airport Authority. This program modification proposes to revise Land Use Element H of the Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) for SFB approved on November 6, 2002, to reflect the incompatible land uses located within the 65 DNL noise contour of the 2004 Noise Exposure Map. This program modification was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that the associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Orlando Sanford International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective June 22, 2005. The proposed noise compatibility program modification will be approved or disapproved on or before August 30 2006.

DATES:

The effective date of the start of FAA's review of the proposed noise compatibility program modification is March 3, 2006. The public comment period ends May 2, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ms. Lindy McDowell, Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Dr., Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822, (407) 812-6331, Extension 130. 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 Start Printed Page 12770compatibility program modification for Orlando Sanford International Airport which will be approved or disapproved on or before August 30, 2006. This notice also announces the availability of this program modification 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 Orlando Sanford International Airport, effective on March 3, 2006. The airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material and that the modified 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 the requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval of the program modification. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum of 180 days, will be completed on or before August 30, 2006.

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, the FAA's evaluation of the maps, and the proposed noise compatibility program are available for examination at the following locations: Federal Aviation Administration, Orlando Airports District Office, 5950 Hazeltine National Dr., Suite 400, Orlando, Florida 32822.

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

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Issued in Orlando, Florida, March 3, 2006.

Matthew J. Thys,

Assistant Manager, Orlando Airports District Office.

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[FR Doc. 06-2353 Filed 3-10-06; 8:45 am]

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