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Notice of Intent To Request Approval From the Office of Management and Budget of a New Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Human Response to Aviation Noise in National Parks

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a new information collection. The data from this research are critically important for establishing the scientific basis for air tour management policy decisions in the National Parks as mandated by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (NPATMA).

DATES:

Please submit comments by May 17, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carla Mauney on (202) 267-9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Title: Human Response to Aviation Noise in National Parks.

Type of Request: New collection.

OMB Control Number: 2120-XXXX.

Form(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection.

Affected Public: A total of 19,440 Respondents.

Frequency: The information is collected one time per respondent.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 15 minutes per response.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 4,860 hours annually.

Abstract: The data from this research are critically important for establishing the scientific basis for air tour management policy decisions in the National Parks as mandated by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (NPATMA). The research expands on previous aircraft noise dose-response work by using a wider variety of survey methods, by including different site types and visitor experiences from those previously measured, and by increasing site type replication.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 712, Federal Aviation Administration, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES-200, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591.

Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 11, 2010.

Carla Mauney,

FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES-200.

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[FR Doc. 2010-5865 Filed 3-17-10; 8:45 am]

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