[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 83 (Wednesday, April 30, 1997)]
[Page 23527]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-11229]



Federal Aviation Administration

Notice of Availability and Public Hearing Capacity and Delay 
Study; Syracuse-Hancock International Airport, Syracuse, New York

SUMMARY: On November 26, 1996, the Federal Aviation Administration 
(FAA) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) setting out the FAA's 
consideration of environmental and other factors for Airport Layout 
Plan (ALP) approval and Federal financial participation in eligible 
projects associated with land acquisition; conditional approval for 
construction of a new east-west runway, related taxiways, and precision 
instrument approach capabilities for both ends of the new runway, 
pending capacity analysis using simulation modeling, as further 
described under the ROD's ``Mitigation''. The decision made by the ROD 
constitutes Federal environmental approval for the project, the 
requirements for which were imposed by applicable environmental 
statutes and regulations, and have been satisfied by an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS), signed on April 12, 1996.
    Section X of the ROD, ``Mitigation'', stated that runway 
construction shall not commence until several actions are accomplished. 
The first action, which is the subject of this Notice, stated: ``A 
runway construction phasing plan shall be developed by the City of 
Syracuse, to be based on a comprehensive capacity and delay study using 
the FAA approved simulation model. Determining factors of runway need 
and timing shall include hours of delay and cost of delay relative to 
annual and daily aircraft operational levels. This study should 
consider all available technology and air traffic procedures in its 
evaluation of existing runway capacities. The study shall be reviewed 
and approved by the FAA and will be made available to all interested 
parties upon request.'' The Airport Capacity Study has been made 
available by the City of Syracuse for public review and comment on 
April 18, 1997. Notice by the City of Syracuse was made in both the 
Herald Journal and Post Standard Newspapers to run for ten (10) 
consecutive days.

effective date: This Notice is effective on the publication date of 
this Notice. The public comment period on the Airport Capacity Study 
will end on June 3, 1997, two weeks subsequent to the public hearing.

supplementary information: Interested persons are invited to comment on 
the Airport Capacity Study by submitting written comments to: Mr. 
Kenneth Kroll, Federal Aviation Administration Federal Building, 
Airports Division, AEA-610, JFK International Airport, Jamaica, New 
York 11430, (718) 553-3357.
    All substantive comments will be considered by the FAA in its 
decision regarding the need and timing of the proposed new runway. The 
public is invited to review the Syracuse Airport Capacity Study, which 
will be available at the following locations during normal business 

Federal Aviation Administration, Fitzgerald Federal Building 111, JFK 
International Airport, Jamaica, New York 11430
Department of Aviation, Office of the Commissioner Aviation, Syracuse 
Hancock International Airport
City of Syracuse, City Clerk, City Hall, 201 East Washington Street
Onondaga County Public Library, Central Library, 447 South Salina 
Onondaga County, Office of the County Clerk, Onondaga County Civic 
Center, 401 Montgomery Street
Town of Cicero, Office of the Town Clerk, 8236 South Main Street, 
Town of Clay, Office of the Town Clerk, 4483 Route 31, Clay
Town of Dewitt, Office of the Town Clerk, 5400 Butternut Drive, Dewitt
Town of Salina, Office of the Town Clerk, 201 School Road, Liverpool
Village of North Syracuse, Office of the Village Clerk, 600 South Bay 
Road, North Syracuse
C&S Engineers, 1099 Airport Blvd., North Syracuse

    A formal public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 1997 to 
obtain verbal and written comments on the subject study. The public 
hearing will be held at 7 pm at Gate 15 located in the South Concourse 
at Syracuse International Airport, Syracuse, New York.

    Issued in Jamaica, New York on April 23, 1997.
Robert B. Mendez,
Manager, Airports Divisions, Federal Aviation Administration, Eastern 
[FR Doc. 97-11229 Filed 4-29-97; 8:45 am]