Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group

CourtFederal Aviation Administration
Citation87 FR 1001
Publication Date07 January 2022
Record Number2022-00098
1001
Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 5 / Friday, January 7, 2022 / Notices
According to WNRR, this action is
categorically excluded from
environmental review under 49 CFR
1105.6(c) and from historic reporting
requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b).
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Decided: December 30, 2021.
By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting
Director, Office of Proceedings.
Kenyatta Clay,
Clearance Clerk.
[FR Doc. 2022–00069 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4915–01–P
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
Membership in the National Parks
Overflights Advisory Group
AGENCY
: Federal Aviation
Administration, (FAA), DOT.
ACTION
: Solicitation of applications.
SUMMARY
: The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) and the National
Park Service (NPS) invite interested
persons to apply to fill one current and
two upcoming vacancies on the
National Parks Overflights Advisory
Group (NPOAG). This notice invites
interested persons to apply for the
openings. The current opening is for a
representative of Native American
tribes. The upcoming openings are for
another representative of Native
American tribes and a representative of
general aviation concerns.
DATES
: Persons interested in these
membership openings will need to
apply by February 7, 2022.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Keith Lusk, Special Programs Staff,
Federal Aviation Administration,
Western-Pacific Region Headquarters,
777 S Aviation Boulevard, Suite 150, El
Segundo, CA 90245, telephone: (424)
405–7017, email: Keith.Lusk@faa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background
The National Parks Air Tour
Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was
enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law
106–181, and subsequently amended in
the FAA Modernization and Reform Act
of 2012. The Act required the
establishment of the advisory group
within one year after its enactment. The
NPOAG was established in March 2001.
The advisory group is comprised of
representatives of general aviation,
commercial air tour operators,
environmental concerns, and Native
American tribes. The Administrator of
the FAA and the Director of NPS (or
their designees) serve as ex officio
members of the group. Representatives
of the Administrator and Director serve
alternating 1-year terms as chairman of
the advisory group.
In accordance with the Act, the
advisory group provides ‘‘advice,
information, and recommendations to
the Administrator and the Director—
(1) On the implementation of this title
[the Act] and the amendments made by
this title;
(2) On commonly accepted quiet
aircraft technology for use in
commercial air tour operations over a
national park or tribal lands, which will
receive preferential treatment in a given
air tour management plan;
(3) On other measures that might be
taken to accommodate the interests of
visitors to national parks; and
(4) At the request of the Administrator
and the Director, safety, environmental,
and other issues related to commercial
air tour operations over a national park
or tribal lands.’’
Membership
The current NPOAG is made up of
one member representing general
aviation, three members representing
the commercial air tour industry, four
members representing environmental
concerns, and two members
representing Native American tribes.
Members serve three year terms. Current
members of the NPOAG are as follows:
Melissa Rudinger representing general
aviation; Eric Lincoln, James Viola, and
John Becker representing commercial air
tour operators; Robert Randall, Dick
Hingson, Les Blomberg, and John
Eastman representing environmental
interests; and Carl Slater representing
Native American tribes, with one
current opening. The three-year term of
Mr. Slater expires on February 18, 2022
and the three-year term of Ms. Rudinger
expires on April 3, 2022.
Selections
In order to retain balance within the
NPOAG, the FAA and NPS are seeking
candidates interested in filling the one
current vacant seat and one upcoming
opening representing Native American
tribes and the one upcoming seat
representing general aviation concerns.
The FAA and NPS invite persons
interested in these openings on the
NPOAG to contact Mr. Keith Lusk
(contact information is written above in
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
).
Requests to serve on the NPOAG must
be made to Mr. Lusk in writing and
postmarked or emailed on or before
February 7, 2022. Any request to fill one
of these seats must describe the
requestor’s affiliation with general
aviation or federally-recognized Native
American tribes, as appropriate. The
request should also explain what
expertise the requestor would bring to
the NPOAG as related to issues and
concerns with aircraft flights over
national parks or tribal lands. The term
of service for NPOAG members is 3
years. Members may re-apply for
another term.
On August 13, 2014, the Office of
Management and Budget issued revised
guidance regarding the prohibition
against appointing or not reappointing
federally registered lobbyists to serve on
advisory committees (79 FR 47482).
Therefore, before appointing an
applicant to serve on the NPOAG, the
FAA and NPS will require the
prospective candidate to certify that
they are not a federally registered
lobbyist.
Issued in El Segundo, CA, on January 4,
2022.
Keith Lusk,
Program Manager, Special Programs Staff,
Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 2022–00098 Filed 1–6–22; 8:45 am]
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