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Preliminary Alternatives for ATMP
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
04/18/2011 5:30 PM 7:30 PM Hawaii Volcanoes NP - Kilauea Visitor Center
One Crater Rim Drive
Volcano, Hawaii
This notice announces the availability of preliminary air tour alternatives and announces meetings hosted by the National Park Service, Hawai‛i Volcanoes National Park and the FAA's Air Tour Management Program. The purpose of the meetings is to introduce proposed alternatives to the public which contain routes and altitudes used by air tour operators when providing air tours of the Hawai‛i Volcanoes National Park. The meetings provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on alternatives.
 
Description:
In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) asked for your comments on an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Environmental Assessment (EA) related to managing commercial air tour overflights at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. In 2005, the project was upgraded to an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Since 2007, a planning team composed of staff from FAA, NPS, and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has been working on preliminary alternatives for air tour operations over the park.

Under the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) of 2000, an ATMP needs to be established "for any national park or tribal land for which such a plan is not in effect whenever a person applies for authority to conduct commercial air tour operation over the park." The objective of an ATMP as defined by NPATMA "shall be to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations upon the natural and cultural resources, visitor experiences, and tribal lands." According to NPATMA, Commercial air tour operations are defined as any flight conducted for compensation or hire in a powered aircraft, where a purpose of the flight is sightseeing over a national park, within ½-mile outside the boundary of any national park, or over tribal lands during which the aircraft flies below 5,000 feet above ground level (AGL).

The newsletter contains a summary of the preliminary alternatives for the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park ATMP for your review and comment.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
At the main visitor center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, entrance to the park is off Highway 11.

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Preliminary Alternatives for ATMP
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
04/19/2011 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Pahoa Community Center
15-2910 Puna Road
Pahoa, Hawaii
This notice announces the availability of preliminary air tour alternatives and announces meetings hosted by the National Park Service, Hawai‛i Volcanoes National Park and the FAA's Air Tour Management Program. The purpose of the meetings is to introduce proposed alternatives to the public which contain routes and altitudes used by air tour operators when providing air tours of the Hawai‛i Volcanoes National Park. The meetings provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on alternatives.
 
Description:
In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) asked for your comments on an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Environmental Assessment (EA) related to managing commercial air tour overflights at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. In 2005, the project was upgraded to an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Since 2007, a planning team composed of staff from FAA, NPS, and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has been working on preliminary alternatives for air tour operations over the park.

Under the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) of 2000, an ATMP needs to be established "for any national park or tribal land for which such a plan is not in effect whenever a person applies for authority to conduct commercial air tour operation over the park." The objective of an ATMP as defined by NPATMA "shall be to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations upon the natural and cultural resources, visitor experiences, and tribal lands." According to NPATMA, Commercial air tour operations are defined as any flight conducted for compensation or hire in a powered aircraft, where a purpose of the flight is sightseeing over a national park, within ½-mile outside the boundary of any national park, or over tribal lands during which the aircraft flies below 5,000 feet above ground level (AGL).

The newsletter contains a summary of the preliminary alternatives for the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park ATMP for your review and comment.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
From either Hwy 130 or Hwy 132, take Pahoa Village Road (aka Puna Road, Old Pahoa Road). Turn at the Bank of Hawaii (onto Kauhale) and the Pahoa Community Center is on the right.

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Preliminary Alternatives for ATMP
 
Date Start Time End Time Location
04/20/2011 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Naalehu Community Center
95-5635 Mamalahoa Highway
Naalehu, Hawaii
This notice announces the availability of preliminary air tour alternatives and announces meetings hosted by the National Park Service, Hawai‛i Volcanoes National Park and the FAA's Air Tour Management Program. The purpose of the meetings is to introduce proposed alternatives to the public which contain routes and altitudes used by air tour operators when providing air tours of the Hawai‛i Volcanoes National Park. The meetings provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on alternatives.
 
Description:
In 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service (NPS) asked for your comments on an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) Environmental Assessment (EA) related to managing commercial air tour overflights at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. In 2005, the project was upgraded to an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Since 2007, a planning team composed of staff from FAA, NPS, and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center has been working on preliminary alternatives for air tour operations over the park.

Under the National Parks Air Tour Management Act (NPATMA) of 2000, an ATMP needs to be established "for any national park or tribal land for which such a plan is not in effect whenever a person applies for authority to conduct commercial air tour operation over the park." The objective of an ATMP as defined by NPATMA "shall be to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations upon the natural and cultural resources, visitor experiences, and tribal lands." According to NPATMA, Commercial air tour operations are defined as any flight conducted for compensation or hire in a powered aircraft, where a purpose of the flight is sightseeing over a national park, within ½-mile outside the boundary of any national park, or over tribal lands during which the aircraft flies below 5,000 feet above ground level (AGL).

The newsletter contains a summary of the preliminary alternatives for the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park ATMP for your review and comment.

Meeting Directions/Instructions:
On Highway 11 / Mamalahoa Highway in Naalehu.

Enter your starting address to get directions from Google Maps.