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herein, the undersigned finds that the The Secretary shall consider for Term of Designation
proposed Federal action is consistent designation only those current or former The maximum term is five fiscal years
with existing national environmental military airports, at least partly following designation. The FAA can
policies and objectives set forth in converted to civilian airports as part of designate airports for a period of less
Section 101(a) of NEPA and that it will the national air transportation system, than five years. The FAA will evaluate
not significantly affect the quality of the that will reduce delays at airports with the conversion needs of the airport in its
human environment or otherwise more than 20,000 hours of annual capital development plan to determine
include any condition requiring delays in commercial passenger aircraft the appropriate length of designation.
consultation pursuant to Section takeoffs and landings, or will enhance
102(2)(c) of NEPA. Therefore, an EIS for airport and air traffic control system Redesignation
the proposed action is not required. capacity in metropolitan areas or reduce Previously designated airports may
Issued on October 25, 2005 in Washington, current and projected flight delays (49 apply for redesignation of an additional
DC. U.S.C. 47118(c)). term not to exceed five years. Those
Patricia Grace Smith, DATES: Applications must be received airports must meet current eligibility
Associate Administrator for Commercial on or before December 12, 2005. requirements in 49 U.S.C. 47118 (a) at
Space Transportation. ADDRESSES: Submit an original and two the beginning of each grant period and
[FR Doc. 05–21746 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] copies of Standard Form (SF) 424, have MAP eligible projects. The FAA
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ‘‘Application for Federal Assistance,’’ will evaluate applications for
prescribed by the Office of Management redesignation primarily in terms of
and Budget Circular A–102, available at warranted projects fundable only under
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION the MAP as these candidates tend to
sf424.doc, along with any supporting have fewer conversion needs than new
Federal Aviation Administration and justifying documentation. candidates. The FAA wants MAP
Applicant should specifically request to airports to graduate to regular AIR
[Docket No. FAA–2005–22842] be considered for designation or participation.
Notice of Opportunity To Participate, redesignation to participate in the fiscal Eligible Projects
Criteria Requirements and Application year 2006 MAP. Submission should be
sent to the Regional FAA Airports In addition to eligible AIP projects,
Procedure for Participation in the MAP can fund fuel farms, utility
Military Airport Program (MAP) Division or Airports District Office that
serves the airport. Applicants may find systems, surface automobile parking
AGENCY: Federal Aviation the proper office on the FAA Web site lots, hangars, and air cargo terminals up
Administration (FAA), Department of to 50,000 square feet. Designated or
Transportation (DOT). regions.crm?nav=regions or may contact redesignated military airports can
the office below. receive not more than $7,000,000 for
ACTION: Notice of criteria and
each fiscal year after 2005 for projects to
application procedures for designation FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr.
construct, improve, or repair terminal
or redesignation, for the fiscal year 2006 Ball (, Airports
building facilities. Designated or
MAP. financial Assistance Division (APP–
redesignated military airports can
500), Office of Airport Planning and
SUMMARY: This notice announces the receive not more than $7,000,000 for
Programming, Federal Aviation
criteria, application procedures, and each fiscal year after 2005 for MAP
Administration (FAA), 800
schedule to be applied by the Secretary eligible projects that include hangars,
Independence Avenue, SW.,
of Transportation in designating or cargo facilities, fuel farms, automobile
Washington, DC 20591, (202) 267–7436.
redesignating, and funding capital surface parking, and utility work.
development annually for up to 15 Designation Considerations
current (joint-use) or former military General Description of the Program
In making designations of new
airports seeking designation or The MAP provides capital candidate airports, the Secretary of
redesignation to participate in the development assistance to civil airport Transportation may only designate an
Military Airport Program (MAP). sponsors of designated current (joint- airport (other than an airport so
The MAP allows the Secretary to use) military airfields or former military designed before August 24, 1994) if it
designate current (joint-use) or former airports that are included in the FAA’s meets the following general
military airports to receive grants from National Plan of Integrated Airport requirements:
the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Systems (NPIAS). Airports designated to (1) The airport is a former military
The Secretary is authorized to designate the MAP may obtain funds from a set- installation closed or realigned under:
an airport (other than an airport aside (currently four percent) of AIP (A) Section 2687 of Title 10;
designated before August 24, 1994) only discretionary funds for airport (B) Section 201 of the Defense
if: development, including certain projects Authorization Amendments and Base
(1) The airport is a former military not otherwise eligible for AIP assistance. Closure and Realignment Act (BRAC)
installation closed or realigned under These airports may also be eligible to (10 U.S.C. 2687 note); or
the Title 10 U.S.C. 2687 (announcement receive grants from other categories of (C) Section 2905 of the Defense Base
of closures of large Department of AIP funding. Closure and Realignment Act of 1990
Defense installations after September (10 U.S.C. 2687 note); or
30, 1977), or under section 201 or 2905 Number of Airports (2) The airport is a military
of the Defense Authorization A maximum of 15 airports per fiscal installation with both military and civil
Amendments and Base Closure and year (FY) may participate in the MAP. aircraft operations; and
Realignment Acts; or There are 6 slots available for (3) The airport is classified as a
(2) the airport is a military installation designation or redesignation in FY 2006. commercial service or reliever airport in
with both military and civil aircraft There are no general aviation slots the NPIAS. (see 49 U.S.C. 47105(b)(2)
operations. available. and 47118(c)(1)) One of the designated

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airports, if included in the NPIAS, may anticipate, i.e., scheduled or charter announced for closure by Department of
be a general aviation (GA) airport commercial service; Defense (DOD) pursuant to this title
(public airport other than an air carrier • Type and capacity of aircraft after September 30, 1977 (this is the
airport, 14 CFR 152.3) that was a former projected to serve the airport and level date of announcement for closure and
military installation closed or realigned of operations at the relieved airport and not the date the property was deeded to
under BRAC, as amended, or 10 U.S.C. the candidate airport; the airport sponsor)), or
2687. (See 49 U.S.C. 47118(g)). A • The potential for the candidate (3) A military installation with both
general aviation airport must qualify airport to be served by aircraft or users, military and civil aircraft operations. A
under (1) above. including the airlines, serving the general aviation airport applying for the
In designating new candidate airports, congested airport; MAP may be joint-use but must also
the Secretary shall consider if a grant • Ability to replace an existing qualify under (1) or (2) above.
would: commercial service or reliever airport (B) Qualifications for MAP:
(1) reduce delays at an airport with serving the area; and Submit documents for (1) through (7)
more than 20,000 hours of annual • Any other documentation to below:
delays in commercial passenger aircraft support the FAA designation of the (1) Documentation that the airport
takeoffs and landings; or candidate airport. meets the definition of a ‘‘public
(2) Enhance airport and air traffic 2. The FAA will evaluate the airport’’ as defined in 49 U.S.C.
control system capacity in a development needs that, if funded, 47102(16).
metropolitan area or reduce current and would make the airport a viable civil (2) Documentation indicating the
projected flight delays. airport that will enhance system required environmental review for civil
The application for new designations capacity or reduce delays. reuse or joint-use of the military airfield
will be evaluated in terms of how the has been completed. This
Application Procedures and Required
proposed projects would contribute to environmental review need not include
reducing delays and/or how the airport review of the individual projects to be
Airport sponsors applying for funded by the MAP. Rather, the
would enhance air traffic or airport
designation or redesignation must documentation should reflect that the
system capacity and provide adequate
complete and submit an SF 424, environmental review necessary to
user services. Application for Federal Assistance, and convey the property, enter into a long-
Project Evaluation provide supporting documentation to term lease, or finalize a joint-use
Recently realigned or closed military the appropriate FAA Airports regional agreement has been completed. The
airports, as well as active military or district office serving that airport. military department conveying or
airfields with new joint-use agreements, Standard Form 424 leasing the property, or entering into a
have the greatest need of funding to joint-use agreement, has the lead
Sponsors may obtain this fillable form
convert to, or to incorporate, civil responsibility for this environmental
airport operations. Newly converted review. To meet AIP requirements the
airports and new joint-use locations Applicants should fill this form out environmental review and approvals
frequently have minimal capital completely, including the following: must indicate that the operator or owner
development resources and will • Mark Item 1, Type of Submission as of the airport has good title, satisfactory
therefore receive priority consideration a ‘‘pre-application’’ and indicate it is for to the Secretary, or assures that good
for designation and MAP funding. The ‘‘construction’’. title will be acquired.
FAA will evaluate the need for eligible • Mark item 8, Type of Application as (3) For a former military airport,
projects based upon information in the ‘‘new’’, and in ‘‘other’’, fill in ‘‘Military documentation that the eligible airport
candidate airport’s five-year Airport Airport Program’’. sponsor holds or will hold satisfactory
Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP). These • Fill in Item 11, Descriptive Title of title, a long-term lease in furtherance of
projects need to be related to Applications Project. ‘‘Designation (or conveyance of property for airport
development of that airport and/or the redesignation) to the Military Airport purposes, or a long-term interim lease
air traffic control system. Program’’. for 25 years or longer to the property on
1. The FAA will evaluate candidate • In Item 15a, Estimated Funding, which the civil airport is being located.
airports and/or the airports such indicate the total amount of funding Documentation that an application for
candidate airports would relieve based requested from the MAP during the surplus or BRAC airport property has
on the following specific factors: entire term for which you are applying. been accepted by the Federal
• Compatibility of airport roles and Government is sufficient to indicate the
Supporting Documentation eligible airport sponsor holds or will
the ability of the airport to provide an
adequate airport facility; (A) Identification as a Current or hold satisfactory title or a long-term
• The capability of the candidate Former Military Airport. The lease.
airport and its airside and landside application must identify the airport as (4) For a current military airport,
complex to serve aircraft that otherwise either a current or former military documentation that the airport sponsor
must use the relieved airport; airport and indicate whether it was: has an existing joint-use agreement with
• Landside surface access; (1) Closed or realigned under section the military department having
• Airport operational capability, 201 of the Defense Authorization jurisdiction over the airport. This is
including peak hour and annual Amendments and Base Closure and necessary so the FAA can legally issue
capacities of the candidate airport; Realignment Act, and/or section 2905 of grants to the sponsor. Here and in (3)
• Potential of other metropolitan area the Defense Base Closure and directly above, the airport must possess
airports to relieve the congested airport; Realignment Act of 1990 (Installations the necessary property rights in order to
• Ability to satisfy, relieve, or meet Approved for Closure by the Defense accept a grant for its proposed projects
air cargo demand within the Base Realignment and Closure during FY 2006.
metropolitan area; Commissions), or (5) Documentation that the airport is
• Forecasted aircraft and passenger (2) Closed or realigned pursuant to 10 classified as a ‘‘commercial service
levels, type of commercial service U.S.C. 2687 as excess property (bases airport’’ or a ‘‘reliever airport’’ as

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defined in 49 U.S.C. 47102(7) and use, to meet required civil airport traffic to, on, and from the airport,
47102(18), unless the airport is applying standards, and/or to provide capacity to including access to passenger, air cargo,
for the general aviation slot. the airport and/or airport system. The fixed base operations, and aircraft
(6) Documentation that the airport projects selected (e.g., safety-related, maintenance areas.
owner is an eligible airport ‘‘sponsor’’ as conversion-related, and/or capacity- Modification or construction of
defined in 49 U.S.C. 47102(19). related), must be identified and fully facilities such as passenger terminals,
(7) Documentation that the airport has explained based on the airport’s surface automobile parking lots,
an FAA approved airport layout plan planned use. Those projects that may be hangars, air cargo terminal buildings,
(ALP) and a five-year airport capital eligible under MAP, if needed for and access roads to cargo facilities to
improvement plan (ACIP) indicating all conversion or capacity-related purposes, accommodate civil use.
eligible grant projects proposed to be must be clearly indicated, and include (6) An evaluation of the ability of
funded either from the MAP or other the following information: surface transportation facilities (road,
portions of the AIP. rail, high-speed rail, maritime) to
(C) Evaluation Factors: Airside
provide intermodal connections.
Submit information on the item below • Modification of airport or military (7) A description of the type and level
to assist in our evaluation: airfield for safety purposes, including
(1) Information identifying the of aviation and community interest in
airport pavement modifications (e.g., the civil use of a current or former
existing and potential levels of visual or widening), marking, lighting,
instrument operations and aeronautical military airport.
strengthening, drainage or modifying (8) One copy of the FAA-approved
activity at the current or former military other structures or features in the airport
airport and, if applicable, the relieved ALP for each copy of the application.
environs to meet civil standards for The ALP or supporting information
airport. Also, if applicable, information airport imaginary surfaces as described
on how the airport contributes to air should clearly show capacity and
in 14 CFR part 77. conversion related projects. Other
traffic system or airport system capacity. • Construction of facilities or support
If served by commercial air carriers, the information such as project costs,
facilities such as passenger terminal schedule, project justification, other
revenue passenger and cargo levels gates, aprons for passenger terminals,
should be provided. maps and drawings showing the project
taxiways to new terminal facilities, locations, and any other supporting
(2) A description of the airport’s aircraft parking, and cargo facilities to
projected civil role and development documentation that would make the
accommodate civil use. application easier to understand should
needs for transitioning from use as a • Modification of airport or military
military airfield to a civil airport. also be included. You may also provide
utilities (electrical distribution systems, photos, which would further describe
Include how development projects communications lines, water, sewer,
would serve to reduce delays at an the airport, projects, and otherwise
storm drainage) to meet civil standards. clarify certain aspects of this
airport with more than 20,000 hours of Also, modifications that allow utilities
annual delays in commercial passenger application. These maps and ALPs
on the civil airport to operate should be cross-referenced with the
aircraft takeoffs and landings; or independently, where other portions of
enhance capacity in a metropolitan area project costs and project descriptions.
the base are conveyed to entities other
or reduce current and projected flight than the airport sponsor or retained by Redesignation of Airports Previously
delays. the Government. Designated and Applying for up to an
(3) A description of the existing • Purchase, rehabilitation, or Additional Five Years in the Program
airspace capacity. Describe how modification of airport and airport
anticipated new operations would affect Airports applying for redesignation to
support facilities and equipment, the Military Airport Program must
the surrounding airspace and air traffic including snow removal, aircraft rescue,
flow patterns in the metropolitan area in submit the same information required
fire fighting buildings and equipment, by new candidate airports applying for
or near the airport. Include a discussion airport security, lighting vaults, and
of whether operations at this airport a new designation. On the SF 424,
reconfiguration or relocation of eligible Application for Federal Assistance,
create airspace conflicts that may cause buildings for more efficient civil airport
congestion or whether air traffic works prescribed by the Office of Management
operations. and Budget Circular A–102, airports
into the flow of other air traffic in the • Modification of airport or military
area. must indicate their application is for
airfield fuel systems and fuel farms to
(4) A description of the airport’s five- redesignation to the MAP. In addition to
accommodate civil aviation use.
year ACIP, including a discussion of • Acquisition of additional land for the above information, they must
major projects, their priorities, projected runway protection zones, other explain:
schedule for project accomplishment, approach protection, or airport (1) Why a redesignation and
and estimated costs. The ACIP must development. additional MAP eligible project funding
specifically identify the safety, capacity, • Cargo facility requirements. is needed to accomplish the conversion
and conversion related projects, • Modifications which will permit to meet the civil role of the airport and
associated costs, and projected five-year the airfield to accommodate general the preferred time period for
schedule of project construction, aviation users. redesignation not to exceed five years;
including those requested for (2) Why funding of eligible work
consideration for MAP funding. Landside under other categories of AIP or other
(5) A description of those projects that • Construction of surface parking sources of funding would not
are consistent with the role of the areas and access roads to accommodate accomplish the development needs of
airport and effectively contribute to the automobiles in the airport terminal and the airport; and
joint-use or conversion of the airfield to air cargo areas and provide an adequate (3) Why, based on the previously
a civil airport. The projects can be level of access to the airport. funded MAP projects, the projects and/
related to various improvement • Construction or relocation of access or funding level were insufficient to
categories depending on what is needed roads to provide efficient and accomplish the airport conversion needs
to convert from military to civil airport convenient movement of vehicular and development goals.

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This notice is issued pursuant to Title roadway with passing zones; and (4) SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of
49 U.S.C. 47118. widening the existing two-lane roadway Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit
Issued at Washington, DC on October 26, to a four-lane divided roadway. Administration (FTA) announces the
2005. Letters describing the proposed action selection of projects to be funded under
Dennis E. Roberts, and soliciting comments will be sent to Fiscal Year 2005 appropriations for the
Director, Office of Airport Planning and appropriate Federal, State, and local Over-the-Road Bus (OTRB) Accessibility
Programming. agencies, and to private organizations Program, authorized by Section 3038 of
[FR Doc. 05–21744 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am] and citizens who have expressed the Transportation Equity Act for the
interest in this project. A series of 21st Century (TEA–21). The OTRB
public meetings are being held in Accessibility Program makes funds
Miami-Dade County beginning in available to private operators of over-
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION December 2004 and are expected to the-road buses to help finance the
continue until approximately July 2007. incremental capital and training costs of
Federal Highway Administration In addition, a Public Hearing will be complying with DOT’s over-the-road
held. Public notice will be given of the bus accessibility rule, published in the
Environmental Impact Statement: time and location of project meetings Federal Register on September 24, 1998.
Miami-Dade County, Florida and the hearing. The Draft EIS will be
made available for public and agency FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The
AGENCY: Federal Highway appropriate FTA Regional
Administration (FHWA), DOT. review and comment. A formal kick-off
meeting was held on January 20th, 2004. Administrator for grant-specific issues;
ACTION: Notice of Intent. or Blenda Younger, Office of Program
To ensure that the full range of issues
related to the proposed action is Management, (202) 366–2053, for
SUMMARY: The FHWA is issuing this
addressed and all significant issues general information about the OTRB
notice to advise the public that an Program.
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) identified, comments and suggestions
will be prepared for a proposed highway are invited from all interested parties. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A total of
project in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Comment or questions concerning this $6.9 million was made available for the
proposed action and the EIS should be program in FY 2005: $5.2 million for
Gregory E. Williams, P.E., District directed to the FHWA at the address intercity fixed-route providers and $1.7
Transportation Engineer, Federal provided above.
million for all other providers, such as
Highway Administration, 545 John (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance commuter, charter, and tour operators.
Knox Road, Suite 200, Tallahassee, Program Number 20.205, Highway Research, A total of 120 applicants requested
Florida 32303. Telephone: (850) 942– Planning, and Construction. The regulations
implementing Executive Order 12372
$33.7 million: $19.5 million was
9650 Ext. 3031. regarding inter-governmental consultation on requested by intercity fixed-route
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal programs and activities apply to this providers, and $14.2 million was
FHWA, in cooperation with the Florida program.) requested by all other providers. Project
Department of Transportation (FDOT, Issued on: October 13, 2005. selections were made on a discretionary
will prepare an EIS for a proposal to Gregory E. Williams, basis, based on each applicant’s
improve SR 997 (Krome Avenue) in responsiveness to statutory project
District Transportation Engineer, Tallahassee,
Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Florida. selection criteria, fleet size, and level of
proposed improvement would involve [FR Doc. 05–21699 Filed 10–31–05; 8:45 am]
funding received in previous years.
safety and capacity upgrades to SR 997 Because of the high demand for the
(Krome Avenue) from SW., 296th Street/ funds available, most applicants
Avocado Drive to SW 136th Street/ received less funding than they
Howard Street, a distance of DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION requested, but almost all qualified
approximately 10.07 miles. applicants received some funding. The
Improvements to the corridor are Federal Transit Administration selected projects will provide funding
considered necessary to provide for for the incremental cost of adding lifts
safety improvements and projected Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility to 72 new vehicles, retrofitting 122
future traffic demands. Alternatives Program Announcement of Project vehicles, and $53,099 for training. Each
under consideration include (1) taking Selections of the following 93 awardees, as well as
no action; (20 widening the existing AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, the 27 applicants who were not selected
two-lane roadway to a divided two-lane DOT. for funding, will receive a letter that
roadway; (3) widening the existing two- explains how funding decisions were
ACTION: Notice.
lane roadway to a divided two-lane made.

Operator City/State Other Total

Region I
Arrow Line ............................................................................... E. Hartford, CT ...................... ........................ $35,932 $35,932
Bonanza Bus Lines ................................................................. Providence, RI ....................... $32,881 ........................ 32,881
Concord Coach Lines, Inc. ...................................................... Concord, NH .......................... 46,800 ........................ 46,800
Dartmouth Transportation Co., Inc. ......................................... Concord, NH .......................... 23,900 ........................ 23,900
DATTCO, Inc. .......................................................................... New Britain, CT ..................... 35,000 ........................ 35,000
M&L Transit Systems, Inc. ...................................................... Woburn, MA ........................... ........................ 35,000 35,000
Peter Pan Bus Lines ............................................................... Springfield, MA ...................... 31,461 ........................ 31,461
Plymouth & Brockton ............................................................... Plymouth, MA ........................ 55,620 ........................ 55,620

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