[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 215 (Monday, November 8, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68667-68668]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-28093]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review for 
Kona International Airport at Keahole, Keahole, North Kona, HI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is 
reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for 
Kona International Airport at Keahole under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 
47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter 
referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by the State of Hawaii, 
Department of Transportation--Airports Division. This program was 
submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise 
exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Kona International 
Airport at Keahole were in compliance with applicable requirements, 
effective January 12, 2010 (Federal Register/Volume 75/Number 15/Page 
3959/January 25, 2010/Notices). The proposed noise compatibility 
program will be approved or disapproved on or before April 24, 2011.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of the start of FAA's review 
of the noise compatibility program is October 27, 2010. The public 
comment period ends December 27, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Steven Wong, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office, Box 50244 Honolulu,

[[Page 68668]]

Hawaii 96850-0001, Telephone: (808) 541-1224. Comments on the proposed 
noise compatibility program should also be submitted to the above 
office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces that the FAA is 
reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program for Kona International 
Airport at Keahole which will be approved or disapproved on or before 
April 24, 2011. This notice also announces the availability of this 
program for public review and comment.
    An airport operator who has submitted noise exposure maps that are 
found by FAA to be in compliance with the requirements of Federal 
Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 150, promulgated pursuant to the Act, 
may submit a noise compatibility program for FAA approval which sets 
forth the measures the operator has taken or proposes to reduce 
existing non-compatible uses and prevent the introduction of additional 
non-compatible uses.
    The FAA has formally received the noise compatibility program for 
Kona International Airport at Keahole, effective on October 27, 2010. 
The airport operator has requested that the FAA review this material 
and that the noise mitigation measures, to be implemented jointly by 
the airport and surrounding communities, be approved as a noise 
compatibility program under section 47504 of the Act. Preliminary 
review of the submitted material indicates that it conforms to FAR Part 
150 requirements for the submittal of noise compatibility programs, but 
that further review will be necessary prior to approval or disapproval 
of the program. The formal review period, limited by law to a maximum 
of 180 days, will be completed on or before April 24, 2011.
    The FAA's detailed evaluation will be conducted under the 
provisions of 14 CFR part 150, section 150.33. The primary 
considerations in the evaluation process are whether the proposed 
measures may reduce the level of aviation safety or create an undue 
burden on interstate or foreign commerce, and whether they are 
reasonably consistent with obtaining the goal of reducing existing non-
compatible land uses and preventing the introduction of additional non-
compatible land uses.
    Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed program 
with specific reference to these factors. All comments relating to 
these factors, other than those properly addressed to local land use 
authorities, will be considered by the FAA to the extent practicable. 
Copies of the noise exposure maps and the proposed noise compatibility 
program are available for examination at the Web site, http://www.kona-airport.com/resources.html and at the following locations:

Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region, Airports 
Division, Room 3012, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, California 
90261.
Federal Aviation Administration, Honolulu Airports District Office, 300 
Ala Moana Boulevard, 7-128, Honolulu, Hawaii 96850.
State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation, Airports Division, 400 
Rodgers Boulevard, Suite 700, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819-1880.
Kona International Airport at Keahole, 73-200 Kupipi Street, Kailua-
Kona, Hawaii 96740-2645.

    Questions may be directed to the individual named above under the 
heading, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Hawthorne, California on October 27, 2010.
Mark A. McClardy,
Manager, Airports Division, AWP-600, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2010-28093 Filed 11-5-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P