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Notification of Replacement Public Meeting on Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notification of public meeting.

SUMMARY:

Due to inclement weather on November 15, 2018, the FAA announces a replacement public meeting to solicit feedback concerning the New York North Shore Helicopter Rule (“the Rule”). This meeting is being held pursuant to Section 182 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Rule requires civil helicopter pilots operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), whose route of flight takes them over the north shore of Long Island between the Visual Point Lloyd Harbor (VPLYD) waypoint and Orient Point (VPOLT), to use the North Shore Helicopter Route.

DATES:

The public meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

The public meeting will be held at Vaugh College, 8601 23rd Avenue, Flushing NY 11369. The meeting is 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. EST.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christopher Bailey, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration; telephone (202) 267-4158; email Christopher.Bailey@faa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose of the Public Meeting

The purpose of the public meeting is for the FAA to obtain feedback relevant to the Rule at subpart H of part 93, which requires civil helicopter pilots operating under VFR, whose route of flight takes them over the north shore of Long Island between the VPLYD waypoint and VPOLT, to use the North Shore Helicopter Route. The FAA will consider comments made at the public meeting in its review of the Rule.

Public Participation and Meeting Procedures

The meeting will use a workshop format. FAA will have several stations covering a number of relevant aspects of the Rule. Each station will be staffed by an FAA representative who is able to answer questions regarding that subject. There will also be a station where the public can submit a written statement or have their oral comment transcribed. No formal presentations will be made.

Section 182 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 also calls for a written comment period on the North Shore Helicopter Rule. See docket number FAA-2018-0954 to submit written comments.

Sign and oral interpretation can be made available at the meeting, as well as an assistive listening device, if requested 3 calendar days before the meeting. The meeting will be open to all persons on a space-available basis. There will be no admission fee or other charge to attend and participate.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2018.

Brandon Roberts,

Deputy Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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[FR Doc. 2018-26934 Filed 12-10-18; 4:15 pm]

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