Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA, 32823-32824 [06-5159]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Federal Aviation Administration airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 14 CFR Part 71 The Rule [Docket No. FAA–2006–24391; Airspace Docket No. 06–ASO–5] This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) removes Class D and Class E5 airspace at Roosevelt Roads, PR, and amends Class E5 airspace at Isla de Vieques, PR. The FAA has determined that this 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 rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Removal of Class D and E Airspace; Roosevelt Roads, PR Amendment of Class E Airspace; Isla de Vieques, PR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action will remove the Class D and E airspace at Roosevelt Roads, PR, and amend the Class E airspace at Isla de Vieques, PR. The Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Ofstie Field, PR, is permanently closed and no longer operational. The closure necessitates the removal of Class D and E airspace. The removal of Class E airspace at Roosevelt Roads, PR, requires the amendment of Class E airspace at Isla de Vieques, PR, since it is included as part of the Roosevelt Roads, PR, Class E airspace. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark D. Ward, Manager, Airspace and Procedures Branch, Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–5586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES History On January 17, 2003, the Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, Ofstie Field, PR, was permanently closed and airport operations terminated. The closure, therefore, requires the removal of Class D and E5 airspace. Since the Isla de Vieques, PR, Class E5 airspace is included as part of the Roosevelt Roads, PR Class E5 airspace, the Isla de Vieques, PR, Class E5 airspace requires an amendment. This rule becomes effective on the date specified in the ‘‘Effective Date’’ section. Since this action eliminates the impact of controlled airspace on users of airspace in the vicinity of Roosevelt Roads, PR, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are not necessary. Designations for Class D airspace and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraphs 5000 and 6005 respectively of FAA Order 7400.9N, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 16, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:09 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 32823 Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * ASO PR E5 * * * * Roosevelt Roads, PR [Remove] * * * ASO PR E5 Isla de Vieques, PR [Revised] Antonio Rivera Rodriquez Airport, PR Lat. 18°08′05″ N, long. 65°29′37″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth within a 6.5-mile radius of Antonio Rivera Rodriquez Airport. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 31, 2006. Mark D. Ward Acting Area Director, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 06–5184 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–24064; Airspace Docket No. 06–AWP–3] RIN 2120–AA66 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; EO 10854, 24 FR 9565 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389; 14 CFR 11.69. § 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 16, 2005, is amended as follows: I Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace. * * * * * ASO PR D Roosevelt Roads, PR [Remove] * * PO 00000 * Frm 00021 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. This airspace change places aircraft in controlled airspace from final descent to runway and protects Category E aircraft while conducting a circling approach to land. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 3, 2006. 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: History During a review of the Class E5 700 foot airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA, it was determined that additional controlled airspace was needed for Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in conjunction with published Standard Instrument Procedures. Class E5 airspace areas are primarily designated to provide E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 32824 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Rule sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES 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 for 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. On March 24, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to revise Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA (71 FR 14830). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received, therefore, this revision is the same as that proposed in the notice. 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 will be published subsequently in the Order. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. The FAA is taking this action to provide additional controlled airspace for Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in conjunction with published Standard Instrument Procedures. This airspace change places aircraft in controlled airspace from final descent to runway and protects Category E aircraft while conducting a circling approach to land. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:09 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 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. § 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: I * * * AWP CA E5 [Revised] * * Vandenberg AFB, CA 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 June 1, 2006. Leonard A. Mobley, Manager, Airspace Branch, AWP–520, Western Terminal Operations. [FR Doc. 06–5159 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–24686; Airspace Docket No. 06–ASO–7] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nicholasville, KY; Correction Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Correcting amendments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document contains a correction to the final rule (FAA–2005– 23075; 05–ASO–12), which was published in the Federal Register of February 28, 2006, (71 FR 9908), establishing Class E airspace at Nicholasville, KY. This action corrects an error in the geographic coordinates for the Class E5 airspace at Nicholasville, KY. Effective Dates: 0901 UTC, August 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark D. Ward, Manager, Airspace and Operations Branch, Eastern En Route and Oceanic Service Area, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–5586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Federal Register Document 71–39, Airspace Docket No. FAA–2005–23075; Airspace Docket No. 05–ASO–12, published on February 28, 2006, (71 FR 9908), established Class E5 airspace at Nicholasville, KY. An error was discovered in the geographic coordinates describing the Class E5 airspace area. What should have been latitude 37°52′17″ N, longitude, 84°36′38″ W, was publish as latitude 37°52′16″ N, longitude. 84°36′39″W. This action corrects that error. Designations for Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in FAA Order 7400.9N, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 16, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Need for Correction As published, the final rule contains an error which identifies an incorrect geographical position for the location of the Class E5 airspace area. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the geographic coordinates for the Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 7, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32823-32824]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5159]


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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


Revision of Class E Airspace; Vandenberg AFB, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. 
This airspace change places aircraft in controlled airspace from final 
descent to runway and protects Category E aircraft while conducting a 
circling approach to land.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 3, 2006.

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:

History

    During a review of the Class E5 700 foot airspace at Vandenberg 
AFB, CA, it was determined that additional controlled airspace was 
needed for Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in 
conjunction with published Standard Instrument Procedures. Class E5 
airspace areas are primarily designated to provide

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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 for 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.
    On March 24, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to revise Class E airspace at Vandenberg 
AFB, CA (71 FR 14830). Interested parties were invited to participate 
in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the 
proposal. No comments were received, therefore, this revision is the 
same as that proposed in the notice.
    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 will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by revising Class E airspace at Vandenberg AFB, CA. The FAA is 
taking this action to provide additional controlled airspace for 
Category E aircraft conducting circling maneuvers in conjunction with 
published Standard Instrument Procedures. This airspace change places 
aircraft in controlled airspace from final descent to runway and 
protects Category E aircraft while conducting a circling approach to 
land.
    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves 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 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 Amendment

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

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

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1. The authority citation for part 71 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.  71.1  [Amended]

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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 June 1, 2006.
Leonard A. Mobley,
Manager, Airspace Branch, AWP-520, Western Terminal Operations.
[FR Doc. 06-5159 Filed 6-6-06; 8:45 am]
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