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Notice of Meting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee

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Notice of meeting.


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the dates, location, and agenda for the meetings.


The NPOAG ARC will meet on September 25-26, 2007. The meetings will take place in the 3rd floor conference room at the National Park Service's Natural Resource Program Center which is located at 1201 Oak Ridge Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80525, phone number (970) 267-2107. The meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 25th and 26th. Although these are not public meetings, members of the public can attend the meetings. A short time will be provided for public comment at the meetings.

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For the NPOAG meeting contact Barry Brayer, AWP-1SP, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2007, telephone: (310) 725-3800, e-mail:, or Karen Trevino, National Park Service, Natural Sounds Program, 1201 Oakridge Dr., Suite 100, Fort Collins, CO 80525, Start Printed Page 49757telephone: (970) 225-3563, e-mail:

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The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (NPATMA), enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106-181, required the establishment of the NPOAG within one year after its enactment. The Act requires that the NPOAG be a balanced group of representatives of general aviation, commercial air tour operations, environmental concerns, and Native American tribes. The Administrator of the FAA and the Director of NPS (or their designees) serve as ex officio members of the group. Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve alternating 1-year terms as chairman of the advisory group.

The duties of the NPOAG include providing advice, information, and recommendations to the FAA Administrator and the NPS Director on: Implementation of Public Law 106-181; quiet aircraft technology; other measures that might accommodate interests to visitors to national parks; and at the request of he Administrator and the Director, on safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over national parks or tribal lands.

Agenda for the September 25-26, 2007 NPOAG Meeting

The agenda for the meeting will include, but is not limited to, the following: Review and approval of previous meeting minutes; update on ongoing Air Tour Management Program projects; proposed legislative changes to NPATMA; and NPOAG subgroup assignments.

Attendance at the Meetings

Although these are not public meetings, interested persons may attend. Because seating is limited, if you play to attend please contact one of the persons listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT so that meeting space may be made to accommodate all attendees.

Record of the Meetings

If you cannot attend the NPOAG meeting, a summary record of the meeting will be made available under the NPOAG section of the FAA ATMP Web site at or through the Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2007, telephone: (310) 725-3800.

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Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on August 21, 2007.

William C. Withycombe,

Regional Administrator, Western-Pacific Region.

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[FR Doc. 07-4231 Filed 8-28-07; 8:45 am]