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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Neighborhood Environmental Survey

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for to renew an information collection. It is not a new collection, but an extension to the Neighborhood Environmental Survey initially publish in Federal Register/Thursday, June 12, 2014/Notices. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 30, 2017. The purpose of this research is to conduct a nation-wide survey to update the scientific evidence of relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities around airports.

There were four responses to the 60-day Federal Register Notice. The notice received comments from Airport Noise Report, Old Naples Association, a community-based organization at Naples Florida, and two Massachusetts residents.


Written comments should be submitted by May 14, 2018.


Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to, or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Start Printed Page 16169Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503.

Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

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Barbara Hall at (940) 594-5913, or by email at:

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OMB Control Number: 2120-0762.

Title: Neighborhood Environmental Survey.

Form Numbers: None.

Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.

Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 30, 2017 (74 FR 46292). This Neighborhood Environmental Survey is necessary to update the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effect on communities around United States civilian airports. This survey will collect data on residents' annoyance from a representative sample of households surrounding airports chosen from a representative sample, and relate the annoyance level to the noise exposure for that address. The FAA will use the information from this collection to derive the empirical data to support potential updates to or validation of the national aviation noise policy.

Respondents: 12,656 respondents affected by airport noise.

Frequency: One time per respondent.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: Five minutes for a mail survey, twenty minutes for a telephone.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 1,637 hours.

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Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on April 4, 2018.

Barbara Hall,

FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, ASP-110.

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[FR Doc. 2018-07662 Filed 4-12-18; 8:45 am]