Removal of Class D and E Airspace; Roosevelt Roads, PR Amendment of Class E Airspace; Isla de Vieques, PR, 32823 [06-5184]

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

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 7, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 32823]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-5184]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-24391; Airspace Docket No. 06-ASO-5]


Removal of Class D and E Airspace; Roosevelt Roads, PR Amendment 
of Class E Airspace; Isla de Vieques, PR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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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: 

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 airspace designations 
listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of 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, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D AND 
CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    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.


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 16, 2005, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

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ASO PR D Roosevelt Roads, PR [Remove]

* * * * *

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[deg]08[min]05[sec] N, long. 65[deg]29[min]37[sec] 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]
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