The FAA Advise the Public of a meeting of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee on DRONES

Notice of Aviation Rule-making: Unmanned Aircraft (Drones)

Aviation

If you have an opinion on the future commercial use of small unmanned aircraft (drones) in the USA you can make your point on the December 19, 2013, but you must register before the 12th of December. 

It should be noted that the committee has not made this process widely known to the small unmanned aircraft community.

The public must arrange by December 12, 2013 to present oral statements at the meeting. The public may present written statements to the Aviation Rule-making Advisory Committee by providing 25 copies to the Designated Federal Officer.
You can participate by telephone, I wonder how many folks will.

Informed citizens are truly the strength of a democracy. Please join us and share your voice!

For persons participating by telephone, please contact the person listed in the ‘FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

CONTACT’ section by email or phone for the teleconference call-in number and passcode. Callers outside the Washington metropolitan area are responsible for paying long-distance charges.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Renee Butner, Federal Aviation Administration

800 Independence

Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591,

telephone  (202) 267–5093 ; fax (202)

267–5075; email Renee.Butner@faa.gov

NASA UAS

Notice of Opportunity To Participate

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting

AGENCY: Federal Aviation

Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of Aviation Rulemaking

Advisory Committee (ARAC) meeting.

SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting ofthe ARAC.

DATES: The meeting will be held on December 19, 2013, starting at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 USC App. 2

2), we are giving notice of a meeting of the ARAC taking place on December 19, 2013, at the Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591.

The Agenda includes:

1. Recommendation Report

a. Flight Controls Harmonization Working Group (Transport Airplane and Engine Subcommittee [TAE])

2. Status Reports From Active Working Groups

a. AC 120–17A Maintenance Control by Reliability Methods (ARAC)

b. Flight Test Harmonization Working Group (TAE)

c. Airworthiness Assurance Working Group (TAE)

d. Engine Harmonization Working Group (TAE)

e. Engine Endurance Testing Requirements—Revision of Section 33.87

3. New Task

a. Airman Certification System Working Group

4. Status Report from the FAA

a.Rulemaking Advisory Committee Rulemaking (RPWG)

Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to the space available. Please confirm your attendance with the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than December 12, 2013.

Please provide the following information: Full legal name, country of citizenship, and name of your industry association, or applicable affiliation. If you are attending as a public citizen please indicate so.

For persons participating by telephone, please contact the person

listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section by email or phone for the teleconference call-in number and passcode. Callers outside the Washington metropolitan area are responsible for paying long-distance charges.

The public must arrange by December 12, 2013 to present oral statements at the meeting. The public may present written statements to the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee by providing 25 copies to the Designated Federal Officer, or by bringing the copies to the meeting.

AGAIN:

Arrange oral presentations by December 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, 10th floor, MacCracken Room.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Renee Butner, Federal Aviation

Administration, 800 Independence

Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591,

telephone (202) 267–5093; fax (202)

267–5075; email Renee.Butner@faa.gov.

If you are in need of assistance or require a reasonable accommodation for this meeting, please contact the person listed under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Sign and oral interpretation, as well as a listening device, can be made available if requested 10 calendar days before the meeting.

***

OTHER:

Issued in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2013.

Brenda Courtney, Designated Federal Officer, Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.

[FR Doc. 2013–28720 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4910–13–P

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No FAA–2005–22842]

Notice of Opportunity To Participate;

Criteria and Application Procedures for Participation in the Military Airport Program

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of criteria and application procedures.

SUMMARY: This document announces the criteria, application procedures, and schedule to be applied by the Secretary of Transportation in designating or redesignating, and funding capital development for up to 15 current jointuse or former military airports seeking first time designation or redesignation to participate in the MAP.

DATES: Applications must be received on or before January 31, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit an original and two copies of Standard Form (SF) 424, ‘‘Application for Federal Assistance,’’ prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget Circular A–102, available at http://www.faa.gov/airports/resources/ forms/media/aip_sf424_2010.pdf along with all supporting and justifying documentation required by this notice.

Applicant should specifically request to be considered for designation or redesignation to participate in the fiscal year 2014 MAP. Submission should be sent to the Regional FAA Airports Division or Airports District Office that serves the airport. Applicants may find

the proper office on the FAA Web site http://www.faa.gov/airports/news_ information/contact_info/regional/ or may contact the office below.

For more information contact Mr. Kendall Ball (Kendall.Ball@faa.gov),

Airports Financial Assistance Division

(APP–500), Office of Airport Planning

and Programming, Federal Aviation

Administration (FAA), 800

Independence Avenue SW.,

Washington, DC 20591, (202) 267–7436.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

General Description of the Program

The MAP allows the Secretary to designate current joint-use or former military airports to receive grants from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP).  The Secretary is authorized to designate an airport (other than an airport designated before August 24, 1994) only if:

(1)The airport is a former military installation closed or realigned under the Title 10 U.S.C. Sec. 2687 (announcement of closures of large Department of Defense installations after September 30, 1977), or under Section 201 or 2905 of the Defense Authorization Amendments and Base Closure and Realignment Acts; or

(2)the airport is a military installation with both military and civil aircraft operations.

The Secretary shall consider for designation only those current joint-use or former military airports, at least partly converted to civilian airports as part of the national air transportation system, that will reduce delays at airports with more than 20,000 hours of annual delays in commercial passenger aircraft takeoffs and landings, or will enhance airport and air traffic control system capacity in metropolitan areas, or reduce current and projected flight delays (49 U.S.C. 47118©).

The MAP provides capital development assistance to civil airport sponsors of designated current joint-use military airfields or former military airports that are included in the FAA’s National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Airports designated to

the MAP may be able to receive grant funds from a set-aside (currently four percent of AIP discretionary funds) for airport development, including certain projects not otherwise eligible for AIP assistance. These airports are also eligible to receive grants from other categories of AIP funding.

Number of Airports

A maximum of 15 airports per fiscal year may participate in the MAP, of which 3 may be General Aviation (GA) airports. There are 8 slots available for designation or redesignation in FY 2014.

There are no GA slots available in FY 2014.

Term of Designation

The maximum term is five fiscal years following designation. The FAA can designate airports for a period of less than five years. The FAA will evaluate the conversion needs of the airport in its capital development plan to determine the appropriate length of designation.

Redesignation

Previously designated airports may apply for redesignation of an additional term not to exceed five years. Those airports must meet current eligibility requirements in 49 U.S.C. 47118(a) at the beginning of each grant period and have MAP eligible projects. The FAA will evaluate applications for redesignation primarily in terms of warranted projects fundable only under the MAP as these candidates tend to have fewer conversion needs than new candidates. The FAA’s goal is to graduate MAP airports to regular AIP participation by successfully converting these airports to civilian airport operations.

Eligible Projects

In addition to eligible AIP projects, MAP can fund fuel farms, utility systems, surface automobile parking lots, hangars, and air cargo terminals up to 50,000 square feet. A designated or redesignated military airport can receive not more than $7,000,000 each fiscal year to construct, improve, and repair terminal building facilities. In addition a designated or redesignated military airports can receive not more than $7,000,000 each fiscal year for MAP eligible projects that include hangars, cargo facilities, fuel farms, automobile surface parking, and utility work.

Designation Considerations

In making designations of new candidate airports, the Secretary of Transportation may only designate an Airport.

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4 thoughts on “The FAA Advise the Public of a meeting of the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee on DRONES

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  2. When I spoke to the “contact” person, Renee Butner of the FAA, I was told she had no knowledge of this meeting and asked me where I saw the notice, which was significantly buried in a pdf NOT where the public could easily find it.
    I forwarded it to her immediately and asked her to please call me back so I could register. (Deadline to register is the 12th of Dec.)

    She never called me back, not even after I left her 4 messages!

    Here is the original “announcement”:
    Notices – U.S. Government Printing Office
    http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-02/pdf/2013-28806.pdf

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