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28 / Monday, February 11, 2008 / Notices 7785

Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007– Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007– Specified Fares Tables. Intended
0030. 0033. effective date: 1 November 2007.
Date Filed: October 31, 2007. Date Filed: October 30, 2007. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007–
Due Date for Answers, Conforming Due Date for Answers, Conforming 0044.
Applications, or Motion To Modify Applications, or Motion To Modify Date Filed: November 8, 2007.
Scope: November 21, 2007. Scope: November 20, 2007. Parties: Members of the International
Description: Application of Description: Application of WestCan Air Transport Association.
Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) International Airlines, Inc. requesting a Subject: Expedited Resolution 002ar
requesting an exemption and an foreign air carrier permit and an (PTC123 0387). Intended effective date:
amended foreign air carrier permit exemption for non-scheduled, all-cargo 15 December 2007.
authorizing SAS to conduct operations charter flights between Canada and the
to and from the United States to the full Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007–
United States and its possessions. 0045.
extent authorized by the recently signed
United States-European Union Air Renee V. Wright, Date Filed: November 8, 2007.
Transport Agreement, for flights Program Manager, Docket Operations, Parties: Members of the International
operations on or after March 30, 2008, Federal Register Liaison. Air Transport Association.
including authority to engage in: (i) [FR Doc. E8–2479 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am] Subject: TC1 Longhaul Package
Foreign scheduled and charter air BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P
Resolutions. (Memo PTC1 0364).
transportation of persons, property and Intended effective date: 1 January 2008.
mail from any point or points behind Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007–
any Member State of the European DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 0046.
Union, via any point or points in the Date Filed: November 8, 2007.
United States and beyond; (ii) foreign Office of the Secretary Parties: Members of the International
scheduled and charter air transportation Air Transport Association.
of persons, property and mail between Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Subject: TC23/123 Middle East-South
any point or points in the United States Filed the Week Ending November 9, East Asia. Expedited Resolutions and
and any point or points in any member 2007 Specified Fares Tables. Intended
of the European Common Aviation The following Agreements were filed effective date: 1 November 2007.
Area; (iii) foreign scheduled and charter with the Department of Transportation Renee V. Wright,
cargo air transportation between any under the sections 412 and 414 of the Program Manager, Docket Operations,
point or points in the United States and Federal Aviation Act, as amended (49 Federal Register Liaison.
any point or points; (iv) other charters U.S.C. 1383 and 1384) and procedures [FR Doc. E8–2500 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am]
pursuant to prior approval governing proceedings to enforce these
BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P
requirements; and (v) transportation provisions. Answers may be filed within
authorized by any additional route 21 days after the filing of the
rights made available to European application. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Community carriers in the future. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007–
Docket Number: DOT–OST–2005– 0041. Office of the Secretary
20395. Date Filed: November 8, 2007.
Date Filed: November 2, 2007. [Docket No. DOT–OST–2007–0108]
Due Date for Answers, Conforming Parties: Members of the International
Applications, or Motion To Modify Air Transport Association. National Task Force to Develop Model
Scope: November 23, 2007. Subject: TC123 South Atlantic. Contingency Plans to Deal With
Description: Amendment No. 1 of Expedited Resolution 002bc and Lengthy Airline On-Board Ground
Flyjet Limited d/b/a Silverjet (Silverjet) Specified Fares Tables. Package/ Delays
to its application for a foreign air carrier expedited (PTC123 SATL 0388).
Intended effective date: 15 December AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST),
permit and requesting an exemption to
2007. Department of Transportation (DOT).
seek expanded authority to permit it to
engage in: (a) Foreign scheduled and Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007– ACTION: Notice of membership and first
charter air transportation of persons, 0042. meeting of advisory committee.
property, and mail from any point or Date Filed: November 8, 2007.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the
points behind any Member State of the Parties: Members of the International
Air Transport Association. membership and the first meeting of the
European Union, via any point or points National Task Force to Develop Model
in any Member state and via Subject: TC12 Mexico, Mid Atlantic,
South Atlantic—Europe. (Memo PTC12 Contingency Plans to Deal with Lengthy
intermediate points, to any point or Airline On-Board Ground Delays.
points in the United States and beyond; MEX–EUR 0094). Minutes: TC12
Passenger Tariff Coordinating DATES: The first meeting of the Task
(b) foreign scheduled and charter air
transportation of persons, property and Conference Geneva, 3 October 2007. Force is scheduled for February 26,
mail between any point or points in the PTC12 Mexico, Mid Atlantic, South 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern
United States and any point or points in Atlantic—Europe. Minutes (Memo Time.
any member of the European Common PTC12 MEX–EUR 0096). Intended ADDRESSES: The first meeting of the
Aviation Area; (c) foreign scheduled and effective date: 1 December 2007. Task Force will be held at the U.S.
charter cargo air transportation between Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007– Department of Transportation (U.S.
any point or points in the United States 0043. DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
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and any point or points; (d) other Date Filed: November 8, 2007. Washington, DC, in the Oklahoma City
charters; and (e) transportation Parties: Members of the International Conference Room on the lobby level of
authorized by any additional route Air Transport Association. the West Building.
rights made available to European Subject: TC23/123 Africa-South East FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO
community carriers in the future. Asia. Expedited Resolutions and CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT CONCERNING

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THE TASK FORCE: participate in the Task Force as non- Federal advisory committees. (41 CFR
Livaughn Chapman, Jr., or Kathleen member participants. part 102–3.)
Blank-Riether, Office of the General As noted above, the first meeting of
the Task Force will take place on Conclusion
Counsel, U.S. Department of
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Ave., February 26, 2008. The agenda topics The First Meeting of the National
SE., W–96–429, Washington, DC 20590– for the first meeting will include: (1) Task force to Develop Model
0001; Phone: (202) 366–9342; Fax: (202) Orientation about the Federal Advisory Contingency Plans to Deal with Lengthy
366–7152; E-mail: Committee Act procedures and the Airline On-Board Ground Delays will be
Livaughn.Chapman@dot.gov, or purpose of the task force; (2) an held on February 26, 2008, from 8:30
Kathleen.Blankriether@dot.gov. introduction of the issues and a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern Time, at the U.S.
discussion of contingency plans, and (3) Department of Transportation, 1200
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: establishment of working groups. A New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington,
Background period of time for public comments, if DC, in the Oklahoma City Conference
any, will also be provided. Room on the lobby level of the West
DOT’s Office of Inspector General The Department anticipates that the Building.
recommended, in its audit report, Task Force will meet at least three
additional times in 2008. It is Issued on: February 5, 2008.
entitled ‘‘Actions Needed to Minimize
Long, On-Board Flight Delays,’’ issued anticipated that all meetings will be Samuel Podberesky,
on September 25, 2007, that the held in Washington, DC at the U.S. DOT Assistant General Counsel for Aviation
Secretary of Transportation establish a headquarters building. The Department Enforcement & Proceedings, U.S. Department
will publish notices in the Federal of Transportation.
national task force of airlines, airports,
and the Federal Aviation Register to announce the dates, times, Appendix 1—Charter for the National
Administration to coordinate and and locations of future meetings. Task Force to Develop Model
develop contingency plans to deal with Meetings of the Task Force are open to Contingency Plans to Deal With
lengthy delays, such as working with the public, and time will be provided Lengthy Airline On-Board Ground
carriers and airports to share facilities for comments by members of the public. Delays
and make gates available in an Since access to the U.S. DOT
headquarters building is controlled for Federal Advisory Committee Charter
emergency.
To effectuate this recommendation, security purposes, any member of the National Task Force to Develop Model
the Department published a notice of general public who plans to attend the Contingency Plans to Deal with Lengthy
intent to form an advisory committee in first meeting must notify the Airline On-Board Ground Delays
the Federal Register on December 20, Department contact noted above ten (10)
calendar days prior to the meeting. U.S. Department of Transportation
2007 (72 FR 72435). This notice,
Attendance will be necessarily limited 1. Purpose: This charter establishes
consistent with the requirements of the
by the size of the meeting room. the National Task Force to Develop
Federal Advisory Committee Act
Members of the public may present Model Contingency Plans to Deal with
(FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, announced the written comments at any time and, at
establishment of the Task Force and Lengthy Airline On-Board Ground
the discretion of the Chairman and time Delays pursuant to the Federal Advisory
invited comments, as well as permitting, oral comments at the
nominations and applications for Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5
meeting. Any oral comments permitted U.S.C., App. 2, and sets forth policies
membership. The Task Force Charter is must be limited to agenda items and
attached as Appendix 1. for its operations.
will be limited to five (5) minutes per 2. Scope and Objectives:
A total of thirty-four (34) person. Members of the public who
applications/nominations for a. The Task Force will develop model
wish to present oral comments must
membership on the Task Force were contingency plans for minimizing the
notify the Department contact noted
submitted to the docket. In selecting the impact of lengthy airline on-board
above via e-mail that they wish to attend
members of the Task Force, the ground delays.
and present oral comments at least ten
Department attempted to achieve a (10) calendar days prior to the meting. b. The Task Force will be responsible
balanced membership representing a For this February 20 meeting, no more for reviewing incidents involving long,
broad cross-section of the diverse than one hour will be set aside for oral on-board ground delays and their
agencies, organizations and individuals comments. Although written material causes; identifying trends and patterns
that represent airlines, airports, may be filed in the docket at any time, of such events; and recommending
consumer groups and other interested comments regarding upcoming meeting workable solutions for mitigating the
entities in the United States. We also topics should be sent to the Task Force on-board consumer impact of
contacted some organizations that had docket, (10) calendar days prior to the extraordinary flight disruptions.
not submitted an application for meeting. Members of the public may c. The Task Force will report to the
membership by the January 4 deadline, also contact the Department contact Secretary of Transportation the results
but whose membership in the Task noted above to be placed on the Task of its consideration and a description of
Force we believed would be beneficial, Force mailing list. model contingency plans it develops.
to encourage their participation. The Persons with a disability requiring d. The Task Force will not exercise
Secretary of Transportation has now special accommodations, such as an program management, regulatory or
named the members of the Task Force, interpreter for the hearing impaired, program guidance responsibilities. It
and their names are listed below as should contact the Department contact will make no decision directly affecting
Appendix 2 to this notice. In addition noted above at least seven (7) calendar the programs on which it provides
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to the Task Force members named by days prior to the meeting. advice. The Task Force will provide a
the Secretary, individuals from the Notice of this meeting is provided in forum for the development,
Department of Homeland Security, the accordance with the FACA and the consideration, and communication from
Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration a knowledgeable and independent
the Office of the Secretary will regulations covering management of perspective of a strategy for dealing with

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lengthy on-board ground delays replacement member by the Secretary of 14. Reports: The Designated Federal
nationwide. Transportation. Official will furnish detailed minutes of
3. Duties: The Task Force will carry c. The Task Force will ensure that the each meeting to the Sponsor. The
out the following tasks: public is able to present its views to the minutes contain a record of the persons
a. Develop model contingency plans Task Force in accordance with the present, a complete and accurate
to deal with lengthy air carrier on-board Federal Advisory Committee Act. description of matters discussed and
delays. 9. Task Force Officers: The Chairman conclusions reached, and copies of all
b. Review incidents involving long, will conduct each meeting using reports received, issued, or approved by
on-board ground delays and their generally accepted meeting management the Task Force. The Chairman will
causes; identify trends and patterns of techniques, provide an opportunity for certify the accuracy of the minutes.
such events; and recommend workable participation by each member and by 15. Working Groups:
solutions for mitigating the on-board public attendees, ensure adherence to a. The Task Force may establish
consumer impact of extraordinary flight the agenda, maintain order, and prepare working groups to perform specific
disruptions. any recommendations to be submitted assignments with the approval of the
c. Review existing airline and airport to the Secretary of Transportation. At Designated Federal Official. The
contingency plans for extended tarmac the request of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman may designate members from
delays for best practices. Chairman will perform these duties. either the Task Force or the public to
d. Report to the Secretary of 10. Meetings: serve on working groups. Any Working
Transportation the results of its a. Meetings will be held at the call of Group Chairman will be a Task Force
consideration and a description of the or with the advance approval of the member. Recording or videotaping of
model contingency plans developed. Designated Federal Official. The Task working group meetings may be
4. Duration: The Task Force will Force will meet approximately 4 times performed only with the Designated
remain in existence for 1 year from the the first year in Washington, DC. Special Federal Official’s approval.
effective date of this charter, unless meetings and working group meetings b. Any recommendations to the
recommended for termination or may be called as necessary. Notice of Department by working groups are
renewal by the Secretary of each scheduled meeting will be subject to approval by the Task Force as
Transportation. published in the Federal Register. a whole.
5. Official to Whom the Task Force b. All meetings will be open to the 16. Filing Date: January 3, 2008 is the
Reports: The Task Force will report to public. Members of the public will be filing date and the effective date of this
the Secretary of Transportation through permitted to appear before or file charter which will expire 1 year from
the sponsor. statements with the Task Force. The this filing date, unless sooner
6. Sponsor and Agency Providing Designated Federal Official must be terminated or extended.
Support: The Office of the General present at each Task Force meeting. The
Counsel serves as sponsor of the Task official has the authority to adjourn the Appendix 2—Membership of the
Force and has designated the Assistant meeting whenever such action is National Task Force to Develop Model
General Counsel for Aviation deemed to be in the public interest. A Contingency Plans to Deal With
Enforcement and Proceedings as the quorum exists when at least one-half of Lengthy On-Board Ground Delays
Designated Federal Official and the appointed members are present. A Samuel Podberesky, Chairman,
Chairman of the Task Force. The quorum must exist for any official Assistant General Counsel for Aviation
Sponsor has designated the Federal action, including voting, to occur. In Enforcement and Proceedings, U.S.
Aviation Administration’s Associate any situation involving voting, the Department of Transportation.
Administrator for Airports as the Vice majority vote of members present will D. Kirk Shaffer, Vice Chairman,
Chairman of the Task Force. The prevail. An agenda for each meeting Associate Administrator for Airports,
Chairman of the Task Force will direct must be approved in advance by the Federal Aviation Administration.
the affairs of the Task Force and will Designated Federal Official. Basil Barimo, Vice President,
provide necessary administrative 11. Compensation: Members of the Operations and Safety, Air Transport
support, as required by the Federal Task Force are responsible for their own Association.
Advisory Committee Act. At the request travel and per diem expenses. Brian Bartal, Project Manager,
of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman will 12. Costs: Operating expenses are American Eagle Airlines.
perform these duties. borne by the Task Force Sponsor. The Roger Cohen, President, Regional
7. Delegation: The Chairman is estimated annual cost to the government Airline Association.
delegated the authority to require is $20,000 inclusive of support, report Michael C. Collins, Disability Rights
special reports under 49 U.S.C. 41708 to writing, meeting costs, travel, and other Advocate.
effectuate the duties of the Task Force. logistics. James M. Crites, Executive Vice
The Chairman is also delegated the 13. Availability of Records: Pursuant President, Operations, Dallas/Fort
authority to issue Federal Register to Section 552 of Title 5, United States Worth International Airport.
notices regarding the workings of the Code, the records, reports, minutes, Benjamin R. DeCosta, Aviation
Task Force. agenda, and other documents made General Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson
8. Membership: available to or by the Task Force will be International Airport.
a. The Task Force will be composed available for public inspection and George F. Doughty, Executive
of individuals appointed by the duplication in the Office of the Director, Lehigh-Northampton Airport
Secretary of Transportation. Task Force Secretary of Transportation. A docket Authority.
members will be Regular Government will be established for this Task Force Charles M. Durham, III, Sr. Manager
Employees and Representatives of to accomplish this result. To the extent of Dispatch, ExpressJet Airlines.
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airlines, airports and consumer groups that there is a discussion of issues Edward P. Faberman, Executive
in the U.S. concerning on-going rulemaking Director, Air Carrier Association of
b. Nonparticipation by any member in proceedings during a Task Force America.
Task Force activities will be sufficient meeting, the minutes of that meeting James J. Gaydos, Director, Airport
reason for the appointment of a will be placed in the appropriate docket. Services, American Airlines.

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Kate Hanni, Founder/Spokesperson, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION a request for a waiver of compliance


Coalition for an Airline Passengers’ Bill with certain requirements of its safety
of Rights. Federal Railroad Administration standards. The individual petition is
Steve Hozdulick, Senior Director— described below, including the party
Operational Performance, Southwest Notification of Petition for Approval; seeking relief, the regulatory provisions
Airlines. Railroad Safety Program Plan involved, the nature of the relief being
Kevin Hudson, Senior Manager, Although not required, the Federal requested, and the petitioner’s
Operational Performance, Tracking and Railroad Administration (FRA) is arguments in favor of relief.
Reporting, Frontier Airlines. providing notice that it has received a Big West Oil, LLC
William R. Lange, Vice President, petition for approval of a Railroad
Safety & Compliance, Compass Airlines. Safety Program Plan (RSPP) submitted [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2007–
Douglas E. Lavin, Regional Vice pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal 0025]
President, International Air Transport Regulations (CFR) part 236, subpart H. The Big West Oil, LLC (FLYJ), a Class
Association—North America. The petition is listed below, including III railroad, seeks a waiver of
Tony Lefebvre, Senior Vice the party seeking approval, and the compliance from the requirements of 49
President—Customer Service, Spirit requisite docket number. FRA is not CFR part 223.11 Requirements for
Airlines. accepting comments on this RSPP. existing locomotives for locomotive
D. Leo Malloy, Jr., Vice President, number 1. Specifically, FLYJ petitioned
Ohio Central Railroad System
Customer Service, Skyway Airlines/ FRA for a waiver for a 600 horsepower
Midwest Connect. [Docket Number FRA–2008–0003] diesel electric locomotive, model SW–
Alex Marren, Vice President, The Ohio Central Railroad System 600, built by the Electro Motive Division
Operational Services, United Airlines. (OCRS) submitted a petition for of General Motors in 1962. This
Deborah C. McElroy, Executive Vice approval of an RSPP. The petition, the locomotive is primarily used for
President, Policy and External Affairs, RSPP, and any related documents have industrial switching within an enclosed
Airports Council International—North been placed in the requisite docket facility adjacent to the Big West Oil
America. (FRA–2008–0003) and are available for Refinery in Salt Lake City, Utah. The
Robert K. Muhs, Vice President, public inspection. locomotive is stored during non-
System Operations Control, Northwest Interested parties are invited to operational hours within a secure area
Airlines. review the RSPP and associated of the refinery.
Patrick V. Murphy, Aviation documents at the DOT Docket Locomotive number 1 is used on a
Consultant, representing U.S. Airways. Management Facility during regular limited basis for industrial switching
Capt. Larry Newman, Chairman, Air business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at 1200 over 3.5 miles of privately owned track.
Traffic Service Group, Air Line Pilots New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12– There are two (2) highway/rail crossings
Association, International. 140, Washington, DC 20590. All at grade through the industrial property
Bradley, D. Penrod, CEO/Executive documents in the public docket are also with no overpasses or bridges. The
Director, Allegheny County Airport available for inspection and copying on railroad operates Monday to Friday, an
Authority. the internet at http:// average of 4 hours per day, during
Paul. M. Ruden, Senior Vice www.regulations.gov. daylight hours, with a 10 mph speed
Anyone is able to search the restriction through the industrial
President, Legal and Industry Affairs,
electronic form of any written complex. There have been no reports of
American Society of Travel Agents.
communications received into any of glazing vandalism along this right-of-
Daniel Rutenberg, Vice President,
our dockets by name of the individual way since the operation of this
International Airline Passengers
submitting the document (or signing the locomotive began in 1999.
Association.
document, if submitted on behalf of an The petitioner believes that this
Melissa Sabatine, Vice President of association, business, labor union, etc.).
Regulatory Affairs, American locomotive can be safely operated
You may review the DOT’s complete throughout the industrial complex with
Association of Airport Executives. Privacy Act Statement in the Federal
Leo J. Schefer, President, Washington the current non-compliant safety-type
Register published on April 11, 2000 glazing. The cost to FLYJ for installation
Airports Task Force. (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–
Lysa C. Scully, Assistant Director, of all new window frames and
78). compliant FRA Types I & II glazing is
Customer, Cargo, Concessions and
Airport Services, the Port Authority of Issued in Washington, DC on February 4, significant with only a marginal
New York and New Jersey.
2008. increase in safety due to the low speed.
Jim Tabor, Vice President of Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Interested parties are invited to
Operations, AirTran Airways. Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety participate in these proceedings by
Daniel A. Weiss, Managing Director,
Standards and Program Development. submitting written views, data, or
International Policy and Regulatory [FR Doc. E8–2394 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am] comments. FRA does not anticipate
Affairs, Continental Airlines. BILLING CODE 4910–06–P scheduling a public hearing in
connection with these proceedings since
Warren R. Wilkinson, Vice President
the facts do not appear to warrant a
of Government Affairs and Corporate
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION hearing. If any interested party desires
Communications, Republic Airways.
an opportunity for oral comment, they
William H. Williams, Jr., Aviation Federal Railroad Administration should notify FRA, in writing, before
Director, North Carolina Department of
the end of the comment period and
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Transportation. Petition for Waiver of Compliance


specify the basis for their request.
Thomas E. Zoeller, President and
In accordance with Part 211 of Title All communications concerning these
CEO, National Air Carrier Association.
49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), proceedings should identify the
[FR Doc. E8–2459 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am] notice is hereby given that the Federal appropriate docket number (e.g., Waiver
BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P Railroad Administration (FRA) received Petition Docket Number FRA–2007–

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