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NextGen Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation.


Notice of public meeting.


This notice announces a meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).


The meeting will be held virtually only, on March 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EDT. Requests to attend the meeting virtually and request for accommodations for a disability must be received by March 5, 2021. If you wish to make a public statement during the meeting, you must submit a written copy of your remarks by March 5, 2021. Requests to submit written materials, to be reviewed by NAC Members before the meeting, must be received no later than March 5, 2021.


The meeting will be a virtual meeting only. Virtual meeting information will be provided upon registration. Information on the NAC, including copies of previous meeting minutes is available on the NAC internet website at​about/​office_​org/​headquarters_​offices/​ang/​nac/​. Members of the public interested in attending must send the required information listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION to

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Greg Schwab, NAC Coordinator, U.S. Department of Transportation, at or 202-267-1201. Any requests or questions not regarding attendance registration should be sent to the person listed in this section.

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I. Background

The Secretary of Transportation established the NAC under agency authority in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, to provide independent advice and recommendations to FAA, and to respond to specific taskings received directly from FAA. The NAC recommends consensus-driven advice for FAA consideration relating to Air Traffic Management System modernization.

II. Agenda

At the meeting, the agenda will cover the following topics:

  • NAC Chairman's Report
  • FAA Report
  • NAC Subcommittee Chairman's Report

○ Risk and Mitigations update for the following focus areas: Multiple Runway Operations, Data Communications, Performance Based Navigation, Surface and Data Sharing, and Northeast CorridorStart Printed Page 12770

  • NAC Chairman Closing Comments

The detailed agenda will be posted on the NAC internet website at least one week in advance of the meeting.

III. Public Participation

This virtual meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first served basis. Members of the public who wish to attend are asked to register via email by submitting full legal name, country of citizenship, contact information (telephone number and email address), and name of your industry association, or applicable affiliation, to the email listed in the ADDRESSES section. When registration is confirmed, registrants will be provided the virtual meeting information/teleconference call-in number and passcode. Callers are responsible for paying associated long-distance charges.

Note: Only NAC Members, members of the public who have registered to make a public statement, and briefers will have the ability to speak. All other attendees will be listen only.

The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Five minutes will be allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, FAA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are required to submit a copy of their prepared remarks for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to NAC members to the person listed under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All prepared remarks submitted on time will be accepted and considered as part of the meeting's record.

Members of the public may submit written statements for inclusion in the meeting records and circulation to the NAC members. Written statements need to be submitted to the person listed under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Comments received after the due date listed in the DATES section, will be distributed to the members but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time.

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Issued in Washington, DC, this 26th day of February 2021.

Tiffany Ottilia McCoy,

General Engineer, NextGen Office of Collaboration and Messaging, ANG-M, Office of the Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2021-04430 Filed 3-3-21; 8:45 am]