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Notice of public meeting.


This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.


The ACF is separated into two distinct groups. The Instrument Procedures Group (IPG) will meet October 23, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Charting Group will meet October 24 and 25, 2012 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The meeting will be hosted by Air Line Pilots Association at 535 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 20192.


For information relating to the Instrument Procedures Group, contact Thomas E. Schneider, FAA, Flight Procedures Standards Branch, AFS-420, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125; telephone (405) 954-5852; fax: (405) 954-2528; Email:

For information relating to the Charting Group, contact Valerie S. Watson, FAA, National Aeronautical Navigation Products (AeroNav Products), Quality Assurance & Regulatory Support, AJV-3B, 1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, Station 4640, Silver Spring, MD 20910; telephone: (301) 427-5155; fax: (301) 427-5412; Email:


Pursuant to § 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463; 5 U.S.C. App. II), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the FAA Aeronautical Charting Forum to be held from October 23 through October 25, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Air Line Pilots Association, at their offices at 535 Herndon Parkway, Herndon, VA 20192.

The Instrument Procedures Group agenda will include briefings and discussions on recommendations regarding pilot procedures for instrument flight, as well as criteria, design, and developmental policy for instrument approach and departure procedures. The Charting Group agenda will include briefings and discussions on recommendations regarding aeronautical charting specifications, flight information products, and new aeronautical charting and air traffic control initiatives. Attendance is open to the interested public, but will be limited to the space available.

The public must make arrangements by October 5, 2012, to present oral statements at the meeting. The public may present written statements and/or new agenda items to the committee by providing a copy to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section not later than October 5, 2012. Public statements will only be considered if time permits.

Issued in Washington DC, on August 14, 2012.

Valerie S. Watson,

Co-Chair, Aeronautical Charting Forum.

[FR Doc. 2012-20488 Filed 8-21-12; 8:45 am]