Modification of Restricted Area R-3004; Fort Gordon, GA, 56366-56367 [05-19204]

Download as PDF 56366 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22397; Airspace Docket No. 05–ASO–9] [Docket No. FAA–2005–21874; Airspace Docket No. 05–ACE–28] RIN 2120–AA66 Modification of Class E Airspace; Dodge City Regional Airport, KS Modification of Restricted Area R– 3004; Fort Gordon, GA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: AGENCY: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date. ACTION: SUMMARY: This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Dodge City Regional Airport, KS. EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, October 27, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Mumper, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, ACE–520A, DOT Regional Headquarters Building, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: (816) 329–2524. The FAA published this direct final rule with a request for comments in the Federal Register on July 29, 2005 (70 FR 43744). The FAA uses the direct final rulemaking procedure for a noncontroversial rule where the FAA believes that there will be no adverse public comment. This direct final rule advised the public that no adverse comments were anticipated, and that unless a written adverse comment, or a written notice of intent to submit such an adverse comment, were received within the comment period, the regulation would become effective on October 27, 2005. No adverse comments were received, and thus this notice confirms that this direct final rule will become effective on that date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Kansas City, MO, on September 8, 2005. Elizabeth S. Wallis, Acting Area Director, Western Flight Service Operations. [FR Doc. 05–19203 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action modifies Restricted Area R–3004, Fort Gordon, GA, by vertically subdividing the airspace into two separate areas; R– 3004A (surface to 7,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL)) and R–3004B (7,001 feet MSL to 16,000 feet MSL). This modification will not alter the existing lateral boundary or current upper limit of restricted airspace, or change the use of the area. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient realtime utilization of the airspace during periods when only the lower segment of the restricted area is needed for military operations. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 22, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In its current configuration, R–3004 extends from the surface to 16,000 feet MSL. However, a number of military missions conducted in the area only require restricted airspace up to 7,000 feet MSL. This results in the airspace above 7,000 feet MSL being unnecessarily restricted during periods when only low altitude activities are in progress. Subdividing the restricted area at 7,000 feet MSL will facilitate the more efficient use of airspace by releasing the altitudes above 7,000 feet MSL during those periods when only the lower altitude stratum is needed for military operations. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 by subdividing R–3004 into two separate areas, designated R–3004A and R– 3004B. This subdivision will not change the overall external boundaries, VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within the restricted area. This action will facilitate the release of restricted airspace that is not needed for military operations, and will enhance the efficient use of the navigable airspace. Therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. This regulation is limited to an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This action is a minor change to the technical description of special use airspace to internally subdivide an existing restricted area. This action does not alter the overall dimensions, altitudes, or time of designation of R– 3004. Therefore, this action is not subject to environmental assessments and procedures in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311d. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73 Airspace, Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas. Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows: I PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 73.30 [Amended] 2. Section 73.30 is amended as follows: I * E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM * * 27SER1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Rules and Regulations R–3004 * * R–3004A Fort Gordon, GA [Revoke] * * DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY * Fort Gordon, GA [Added] Coast Guard Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 33°21′54″ N., long. 82°12″14″ W.; to lat. 33°19′44″ N., long. 82°12′14″ W.; to lat. 33°16′21″ N., long. 82°17′59″W.; to lat. 33°17′30″ N., long. 82°22′59″ W.; to lat. 33°21′16″ N., long. 82°18′46″ W.; to lat. 33°22′16″ N., long. 82°16′59″ W.; to the point of beginning. Designated altitudes. Surface to 7,000 feet MSL. Time of designation. By NOTAM 24 hours in advance. Controlling agency. FAA, Atlanta ARTCC. Using agency. U.S. Army, Commanding Officer, Fort Gordon, GA. Aircraft activity is limited to the following terms and conditions: 1. Aircraft activities may not be conducted on weekends, National holidays, or the entire week of the Masters Golf Tournament. 2. Aircraft activities may only be conducted from the surface to 12,000 feet AGL. 3. Weather conditions required for aircraft activities are 5 miles visibility and with prevailing clouds or obscuring phenomena no greater than five-tenths coverage of the sky and bases no lower than 3,000 feet AGL. R–3004B Fort Gordon, GA [Added] Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 33°21′″54″ N., long. 82°12′14″ W.; to lat. 33°19′44″ N., long. 82°12′14″ W.; to lat. 33°16′21″ N., long. 82°17′59″ W.; to lat. 33°17′30″ N., long. 82°22′59″ W.; to lat. 33°21′16″ N., long. 82°18′46″ W.; to lat. 33°22′16″ N., long. 82°16′59″ W.; to the point of beginning. Designated altitudes. 7,001 feet MSL to 16,000 feet MSL. Time of designation. By NOTAM 24 hours in advance Controlling agency. FAA, Atlanta ARTCC. Using agency. U.S. Army, Commanding Officer, Fort Gordon, GA. Aircraft activity is limited to the following terms and conditions: 1. Aircraft activities may not be conducted on weekends, National holidays, or the entire week of the Masters Golf Tournament. 2. Aircraft activities may only be conducted from the surface to 12,000 feet AGL. 3. Weather conditions required for aircraft activities are 5 miles visibility and with prevailing clouds or obscuring phenomena no greater than five-tenths coverage of the sky and bases no lower than 3,000 feet AGL. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2005. Edith V. Parish, Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules. [FR Doc. 05–19204 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 33 CFR Part 100 [CGD05–05–076] RIN 1625–AA08 Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation during the ‘‘Sunset Lake Hydrofest’’, a marine event to be held September 24 and 25, 2005, on the waters of Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action will restrict vessel traffic in portions of Sunset Lake during the event. This rule is effective from 8:30 a.m. on September 24, 2005 to 5:30 p.m. on September 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket CGD05–05–076 and are available for inspection of copying at Commander (oax), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704–5004, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis Sens, Project Manager, Auxiliary and Recreational Boating Safety Branch, at (757) 398–6204. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Regulatory Information On July 27, 2005, we published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Sunset Lake, Wildwood Crest, NJ’’ in the Federal Register (70 FR 43345). We received no letters commenting on the proposed rule. No public meeting was requested, and none was held. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying its effective date would be contrary to public interest, since immediate action is needed to protect event participants, spectator craft and other vessels transiting the PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56367 event area from the dangers of highspeed power boat racing. Additionally, the parameters of the safety zone are limited to the race area, and the length of time this zone will be effective is limited to the times and dates of the event. Background and Purpose On September 24 and 25, 2005, the Sunset Lake Hydrofest Association will sponsor the ‘‘Sunset Lake Hydrofest’’, on the waters of Sunset Lake near Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The event will consist of approximately 100 inboard hydroplanes, Jersey Speed Skiffs and flat-bottom ski boats racing in heats counter-clockwise around an oval racecourse. A fleet of approximately 100 spectator vessels is expected to gather nearby to view the competition. Due to the need for vessel control during the event, vessel traffic will be temporarily restricted to provide for the safety of participants, spectators and transiting vessels. Discussion of Comments and Changes No comments were received in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, the Coast Guard is establishing temporary special local regulations on specified waters of Sunset Lake. Since no comments were received, no changes to this regulation were made. Regulatory Evaluation This rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. It is not ‘‘significant’’ under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We expect the economic impact of this rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under the regulatory policies and procedures of DHS is unnecessary. Although this regulation prevents traffic from transiting a portion of Sunset Lake during the event, the effect of this regulation would not be significant due to the limited duration that the regulated area will be in effect and the extensive advance notifications that will be made to the maritime community via the Local Notice to Mariners, marine information broadcasts, local radio stations and area newspapers, so mariners can adjust their plans accordingly. Additionally, E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM 27SER1

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[FR Doc No: 05-19204]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22397; Airspace Docket No. 05-ASO-9]
RIN 2120-AA66


Modification of Restricted Area R-3004; Fort Gordon, GA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Restricted Area R-3004, Fort Gordon, GA, 
by vertically subdividing the airspace into two separate areas; R-3004A 
(surface to 7,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL)) and R-3004B (7,001 feet 
MSL to 16,000 feet MSL). This modification will not alter the existing 
lateral boundary or current upper limit of restricted airspace, or 
change the use of the area. The FAA is taking this action to allow for 
more efficient real-time utilization of the airspace during periods 
when only the lower segment of the restricted area is needed for 
military operations.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 22, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace and Rules, 
Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In its current configuration, R-3004 extends from the surface to 
16,000 feet MSL. However, a number of military missions conducted in 
the area only require restricted airspace up to 7,000 feet MSL. This 
results in the airspace above 7,000 feet MSL being unnecessarily 
restricted during periods when only low altitude activities are in 
progress. Subdividing the restricted area at 7,000 feet MSL will 
facilitate the more efficient use of airspace by releasing the 
altitudes above 7,000 feet MSL during those periods when only the lower 
altitude stratum is needed for military operations.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 73 by subdividing R-3004 into two separate areas, designated R-
3004A and R-3004B. This subdivision will not change the overall 
external boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or 
activities conducted within the restricted area.
    This action will facilitate the release of restricted airspace that 
is not needed for military operations, and will enhance the efficient 
use of the navigable airspace. Therefore, notice and public procedure 
under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.
    This regulation is limited to an established body of technical 
regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to 
keep them operationally current. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not 
a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 12866; (2) is 
not a ``significant rule'' under Department of Transportation (DOT) 
Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); 
and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the 
anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This action is a minor change to the technical description of 
special use airspace to internally subdivide an existing restricted 
area. This action does not alter the overall dimensions, altitudes, or 
time of designation of R-3004. Therefore, this action is not subject to 
environmental assessments and procedures in accordance with FAA Order 
1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,'' paragraph 
311d.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73

    Airspace, Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas.

Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration 
amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows:

PART 73--SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE

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1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 
FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  73.30  [Amended]

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2. Section 73.30 is amended as follows:

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R-3004 Fort Gordon, GA [Revoke]

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R-3004A Fort Gordon, GA [Added]

    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 33[deg]21'54'' N., long. 
82[deg]12''14'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]19'44'' N., long. 82[deg]12'14'' 
W.; to lat. 33[deg]16'21'' N., long. 82[deg]17'59''W.; to lat. 
33[deg]17'30'' N., long. 82[deg]22'59'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]21'16'' 
N., long. 82[deg]18'46'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]22'16'' N., long. 
82[deg]16'59'' W.; to the point of beginning.
    Designated altitudes. Surface to 7,000 feet MSL.
    Time of designation. By NOTAM 24 hours in advance.
    Controlling agency. FAA, Atlanta ARTCC.
    Using agency. U.S. Army, Commanding Officer, Fort Gordon, GA.
    Aircraft activity is limited to the following terms and 
conditions:
    1. Aircraft activities may not be conducted on weekends, 
National holidays, or the entire week of the Masters Golf 
Tournament.
    2. Aircraft activities may only be conducted from the surface to 
12,000 feet AGL.
    3. Weather conditions required for aircraft activities are 5 
miles visibility and with prevailing clouds or obscuring phenomena 
no greater than five-tenths coverage of the sky and bases no lower 
than 3,000 feet AGL.

R-3004B Fort Gordon, GA [Added]

    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 33[deg]21'''54'' N., long. 
82[deg]12'14'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]19'44'' N., long. 82[deg]12'14'' 
W.; to lat. 33[deg]16'21'' N., long. 82[deg]17'59'' W.; to lat. 
33[deg]17'30'' N., long. 82[deg]22'59'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]21'16'' 
N., long. 82[deg]18'46'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]22'16'' N., long. 
82[deg]16'59'' W.; to the point of beginning.
    Designated altitudes. 7,001 feet MSL to 16,000 feet MSL.
    Time of designation. By NOTAM 24 hours in advance
    Controlling agency. FAA, Atlanta ARTCC.
    Using agency. U.S. Army, Commanding Officer, Fort Gordon, GA.
    Aircraft activity is limited to the following terms and 
conditions:
    1. Aircraft activities may not be conducted on weekends, 
National holidays, or the entire week of the Masters Golf 
Tournament.
    2. Aircraft activities may only be conducted from the surface to 
12,000 feet AGL.
    3. Weather conditions required for aircraft activities are 5 
miles visibility and with prevailing clouds or obscuring phenomena 
no greater than five-tenths coverage of the sky and bases no lower 
than 3,000 feet AGL.
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    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2005.
Edith V. Parish,
Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules.
[FR Doc. 05-19204 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]
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