Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA, 14830-14831 [06-2878]

Download as PDF 14830 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 57 / Friday, March 24, 2006 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–24064; Airspace Docket No. 06–AWP–3] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. During a review of this airspace, it was determined that additional controlled airspace was needed for Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in conjunction with published Standard Instrument Procedures. This airspace change will place aircraft in controlled airspace from final descent to runway and protect Category E aircraft while conducting a circling approach to land. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 8, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2006–24064; Airspace Docket No. 06–AWP–3, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Docket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket office (telephone 1–800–647–5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Area Director, Terminal Operations, Western Service Area, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 2010, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California, 90261. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francie Hope, Airspace Specialist, Western Terminal Service Area, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261; telephone (310) 725– 6502. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Mar 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2006–24064; Airspace Docket No. 06–AWP–3.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarized each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Documents’s Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ index.html. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA– 400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise the Class E5 700 foot airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Class E5 airspace areas are primarily designated to provide additional controlled airspace ancillary to a surface area to protect instrument operations for the primary airport, without imposing additional communications burdens on airspace users. This action is necessary at Vandenberg AFB to provide controlled airspace Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in conjunction with published Standard Instrument Procedures. Generally, Category E aircraft are very large and/or high performance. These aircraft require additional airspace when conducting circling maneuvers. Class E5 airspace areas are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9N, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E5 airspace designation listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore, (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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 proposed 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: E:\FR\FM\24MRP1.SGM 24MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 57 / Friday, March 24, 2006 / Proposed Rules Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Vandenberg AFB, CA [REVISED] Vandenberg AFB Airport (Lat. 34°43′47″ N., long. 120°34′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.8-mile radius of the Vandenberg AFB airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the Vandenberg AFB ILS localizer southeast course, extending from 7.8 miles to 10.3 miles southeast of the Vandenberg AFB airport, excluding the Vandenberg Class D airspace, the Santa Maria Class D airspace, the Lompoc Class E4 surface area airspace, and the Lompoc Class E 700 foot airspace. * * * * * Issued in Los Angeles, California, on March 14, 2006. Leonard A. Mobley, Manager, Airspace Branch, AWP–520 Western Terminal Operations [FR Doc. 06–2878 Filed 3–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–0AR–2005–NC–0002–200538(b); FRL–8049–3] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Winston-Salem Areas Second 10-Year Maintenance Plan for the Carbon Monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:26 Mar 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 ACTION: Proposed rule. Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Written comments must be received on or before April 24, 2006. DATES: SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the North Carolina State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted in final form on March 23, 2005. The SIP revision provides the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Winston-Salem Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Areas, which are composed of the following four counties: Mecklenburg (Charlotte Area); Durham and Wake (Raleigh-Durham Area); and Forsyth (Winston-Salem Area). The second 10-year maintenance plan includes new motor vehicle emissions budgets (MVEBs) for carbon monoxide for the year 2015. EPA is proposing to approve this SIP revision, including the new 2015 MVEBs for carbon monoxide, because it satisfies the requirement of the Clean Air Act for the second 10-year maintenance plan for the Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Winston-Salem Areas. In addition, in this rulemaking, EPA is providing information on its transportation conformity adequacy determination for new MVEBs for the year 2015 that are contained in the second 10-year carbon monoxide maintenance plan for the Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Winston-Salem Areas. EPA determined that the 2015 MVEBs are adequate through a previous action. In the Final Rules Section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the State’s SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. A detailed rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no significant, material, and adverse comments are received in response to this rule, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be addressed in a subsequent final rule based on this proposed rule. EPA will not institute a second comment period on this document. Any parties interested in commenting on this document should do so at this time. PO 00000 14831 Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No EPA–R04– 0AR–2005–NC–0002, by one of the following methods: 1. http://www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. E-mail: wood.amanetta@epa.gov. 3. Fax: (404) 562–9019. 4. Mail: ‘‘EPA–R04–0AR–2005–NC– 0002’’, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. 5. Hand Delivery or Courier: Amanetta Wood of the Air Quality Modeling and Transportation Section at the Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30, excluding federal holidays. Please see the direct final rule which is located in the Rules section of this Federal Register for detailed instructions on how to submit comments. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanetta Wood’s telephone number is (404) 562–9025. Ms. Wood can also be reached via electronic mail at wood.amanetta@epa.gov. For additional information see the direct final rule which is published in the Rules Section of this Federal Register. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 14, 2006. A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting Regional Administrator, Region 4. [FR Doc. 06–2869 Filed 3–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P E:\FR\FM\24MRP1.SGM 24MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 57 (Friday, March 24, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-24064; Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-3]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Vandenberg 
AFB, CA. During a review of this airspace, it was determined that 
additional controlled airspace was needed for Category E aircraft 
conducting circling maneuvers in conjunction with published Standard 
Instrument Procedures. This airspace change will place aircraft in 
controlled airspace from final descent to runway and protect Category E 
aircraft while conducting a circling approach to land.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 8, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management 
System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket 
number FAA-2006-24064; Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-3, at the beginning 
of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at 
http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the 
proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in 
the Docket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The Docket office (telephone 1-800-647-5527) 
is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF 
Building at the above address.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours at the office of the Area Director, Terminal Operations, Western 
Service Area, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 2010, 15000 
Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California, 90261.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Francie Hope, Airspace Specialist, 
Western Terminal Service Area, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 
Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261; telephone (310) 725-
6502.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2006-24064; 
Airspace Docket No. 06-AWP-3.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the 
specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking 
action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may 
be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarized each 
substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this 
rulemaking will be filed in the docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents 
can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov 
or the Superintendent of Documents's Web page at http://
www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html. Additionally, any person may obtain a 
copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation 
Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA-400, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 
267-8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this 
notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, 
to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application 
procedure.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise the Class E5 700 foot 
airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. Class E5 airspace areas are primarily 
designated to provide additional controlled airspace ancillary to a 
surface area to protect instrument operations for the primary airport, 
without imposing additional communications burdens on airspace users. 
This action is necessary at Vandenberg AFB to provide controlled 
airspace Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in 
conjunction with published Standard Instrument Procedures. Generally, 
Category E aircraft are very large and/or high performance. These 
aircraft require additional airspace when conducting circling 
maneuvers.
    Class E5 airspace areas are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA 
Order 7400.9N, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 
2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E5 
airspace designation listed in this document would be published 
subsequently in the Order.
    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore, (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 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 proposed 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; 
AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

    1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:



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

Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 
2005, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

AWP CA E5 Vandenberg AFB, CA [REVISED]

Vandenberg AFB Airport
    (Lat. 34[deg]43'47'' N., long. 120[deg]34'37'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.8-mile radius of the Vandenberg AFB airport and within 
1.8 miles each side of the Vandenberg AFB ILS localizer southeast 
course, extending from 7.8 miles to 10.3 miles southeast of the 
Vandenberg AFB airport, excluding the Vandenberg Class D airspace, 
the Santa Maria Class D airspace, the Lompoc Class E4 surface area 
airspace, and the Lompoc Class E 700 foot airspace.
* * * * *

    Issued in Los Angeles, California, on March 14, 2006.
Leonard A. Mobley,
Manager, Airspace Branch, AWP-520 Western Terminal Operations
[FR Doc. 06-2878 Filed 3-23-06; 8:45 am]
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