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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


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 April 29, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Charting Group will meet April 30 and May 1, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The meeting will be hosted by MITRE at 7517 Colshire Drive, Conference Center, McLean, VA 22102.

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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; Email:

For information relating to the Charting Group, contact Valerie S. Watson, FAA, National Aeronautical Navigation Products (AeroNav Products), Quality Assurance & Standards, AJV-3B, 1305 East-West Highway, SSMC4, Station 3409, Silver Spring, MD 20910; telephone: (301) 427-5155; Email:

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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 April 29 through May 1, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at MITRE, at their Conference Center at 7517 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA 22102.

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.

Please note the following special security requirements for access to MITRE. A picture I.D. is required of all U.S. citizens. Personnel with a U.S. Government badge (FAA, DOT, etc.) will be issued a “Non-Escort” badge. All other personnel will be issued an “Escort Required” badge.

All Non-U.S. citizen participants are required to have a passport. Additionally, no later than April 15, 2014, ALL non-U.S. national attendees must provide their name, country of citizenship, company/organization representing, and country of the company/organization to: Al Herndon, MITRE, at Foreign nationals who do not provide the required information will not be allowed entrance—NO EXCEPTIONS.

The public must make arrangements by April 8, 2014, 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 section not later than April 8, 2014. Public statements will only be considered if time permits.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on February 18, 2014.

Valerie S. Watson,

Co-Chair, Aeronautical Charting Forum.

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[FR Doc. 2014-04309 Filed 2-26-14; 8:45 am]