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5902 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

23 / Friday, February 3, 2006 / Notices

license from the FAA for specific waste, health and safety, geology and Minimum Operational Performance
missions. soils, land use and Section 4(f) Standards for 406 MHz Emergency
Concept X launch vehicles would use resources, noise, socioeconomics and Locator Transmitters (ELT).
jet-powered take off with subsequent environmental justice, transportation, • Revisions/Updates to DO–183—
rocket ignition, and conduct powered visual resources, and water resources. Minimum Operational Performance
horizontal landing. These launch Potential impacts of the no action Standards for Emergency Locator
vehicles would take off from alternative would be the same as those Transmitters—Automatic Fixed-
conventional runways using jet power, described in the affected environment in ELT (AF), Automatic Portable-ELT
and then ignite rocket engines at a the Draft EA. Potential cumulative (AP), Automatic Deployable-ELT
specified altitude. The launch vehicles impacts of the proposed action also are (AD), Survival-ELT (S) Operating on
would use suborbital trajectories. addressed in the Draft EA. 121.5 and 243.0 Megahertz.
During descent, jet engines would be Date Issued: January 25, 2006.
• Closing Session (Other Business,
restarted at a specified altitude and the Place Issued: Washington, DC. Assignment/Review of Future
vehicle would fly to a powered, Work, Date and Place of Next
Patricia Grace Smith,
horizontal landing at the CSIA. Meeting, Closing Remarks,
Launch vehicles included in Concept Associate Administrator for Commercial
Space Transportation.
Y would use rocket powered take off
[FR Doc. E6–1501 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am] Attendance is open to the interested
and flight, but non-powered horizontal
public but limited to space availability.
landing. The rocket motors would be BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
With the approval of the chairmen,
ignited while the launch vehicle is on
members of the public may present oral
the runway at the CSIA. These vehicles
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION statements at the meeting. Persons
would use suborbital trajectories. The
wishing to present statements or obtain
vehicle would not use powered descent
Federal Aviation Administration information should contact the person
but would glide to a horizontal landing
at the CSIA. Fourth Meeting, RTCA Special CONTACT section. Members of the public
Concept Z launch vehicles would be Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency
carried aloft via assist aircraft with may present a written statement to the
Locator Transmitters committee at any time.
subsequent rocket ignition, and use non-
powered horizontal landing. After AGENCY: Federal Aviation Issued in Washington, DC, on January 27,
taking off from a horizontal runway, the Administration (FAA), DOT. 2006.
launch vehicle would be released from ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Francisco Estrada C.,
the assist aircraft and rocket engines on Committee 204 meeting. RTCA Advisory Committee.
the launch vehicle would be fired. The [FR Doc. 06–1032 Filed 2–2–06; 8:45 am]
assist aircraft would make a powered SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice
horizontal landing after releasing the to advise the public of a meeting of
launch vehicle. The launch vehicle RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz
would follow a suborbital trajectory. Emergency Locator Transmitters. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The launch vehicle would not use DATES: The meeting will be held on
powered descent but would glide to a February 7–8, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 Federal Aviation Administration
horizontal landing at the CSIA. p.m. [Docket No. FAA–2006–23639]
The FAA considered two alternatives
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at
to the proposed action in the Draft EA. Deadline for Notification of Intent To
RTCA, Inc., Colson Board Room, 1828 L
The first alternative would involve the Use the Airport Improvement Program
issuance of a launch site operator Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC
20036–5133. (AIP) Sponsor, Cargo, and Nonprimary
license to OSIDA for the CSIA that Entitlement Funds for Fiscal Year 2006
would allow only Concept X and Y FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
vehicles to be launched from the CSIA. RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., AGENCY: Federal Aviation
The second alternative would involve Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036–5133; Administration, DOT.
the issuance of a launch site operator telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) ACTION: Notice.
license to OSIDA for the CSIA that 833–9434; Web site
would allow only Concept X and Z SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation
vehicles to be launched from the CSIA. to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Administration (FAA) announces May
Finally, under the no action alternative, Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 1, 2006, as the deadline for each airport
the FAA would not issue a launch site 463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), notice is sponsor to notify the FAA that it will
operator license to OSIDA and there hereby given for a Special Committee use its fiscal year 2006 entitlement
would be no commercial launches from 202 meeting. The agenda will include: funds to accomplish projects identified
the CSIA. In addition, the FAA would • February 7–8, 2006: in the Airports Capital Improvement
not issue launch licenses or permits to • Open Session (Welcome, Plan that was formulated in the spring
any operators for launches from the Introductory and Administrative of 2005.
CSIA. The CSIA would continue to be Remarks, Review Agenda, Review FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.
available for existing aviation and Terms of Reference/Status). Barry Molar, Manager, Airports
training related activities. • Approval of Summary for the Third Financial Assistance Division, Office of
Potential impacts of the proposed meeting held on 29–30 November Airport Planning and Programming,
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action and alternatives were analyzed in 2005, RTCA Paper No. 250–05/ APP–500, on (202) 267–3831.
the Draft EA. Potential environmental SC204–008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section
impacts of successful launches include • EUROCAE ELT Status. 47105(f) of Title 49, United States Code,
impacts to the atmosphere, airspace, • Committee Presentations, Discussion, provides that the sponsor of each airport
biological resources, cultural resources, Recommendations: to which funds are apportioned shall
hazardous materials and hazardous • Revisions/Updates to DO–2004— notify the Secretary by such time and in

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