Establishment of Class D Airspace; Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, 75110 [06-9694]

Download as PDF 75110 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 240 / Thursday, December 14, 2006 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket FAA 2006–25671; Airspace Docket 06–AWP–15] Establishment of Class D Airspace; Castle Airport, Atwater, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Rule This action establishes Class D airspace at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. A contract Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is being established at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, which will meet criteria for Class D airspace. Class D airspace is required when the ATCT is open, and to contain and protect Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to 2,500 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL) within a 4.5 nautical mile radius of the airport. EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, January 18, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Tonish, System Support Specialists, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Area, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, CA 90261; telephone (310) 725–6539. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class D airspace at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. An Airport Traffic Tower (ATCT) is being established at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, which will meet criteria for Class D airspace. 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 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment History On November 13, 2006, the FAA proposed to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 71 (CFR part 71) to establish Class D airspace at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, (71FR 66144). An ATCT is being contracted at Castle Airport, and Class D airspace is required during the hours the ATCT is open. Class D controlled airspace is necessary for the safety of aircraft executing SIAPs and other IFR operations at Castle Airport. Class D airspace will be effective during specified dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will, thereafter, be published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rule making VerDate Aug<31>2005 proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class D airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from the surface of the earth are published in Paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 7400.9P, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D airspace designations listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. 15:47 Dec 13, 2006 Jkt 211001 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; 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; 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 the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective I PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 September 15, 2006, is amended as follows: Paragraph 5000; Class D Airspace area extending upward from the surface of the earth. * * * * * AWP CA D Castle Airport, Atwater, CA [NEW] Castle Airport, Atwater, CA (Lat. 37°22′50″ N, long. 120°34′05″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to 2,500 feet MSL beginning at lat. 37°18′34″ N., long. 120°35′54″ W. and extending clockwise around the 4.5 nautical mile radius of the Castle Airport to lat. 37°21′06″ N., long. 120°28′53″, thence to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. * * * * * Issued in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2006. Leonard Mobley, Acting Area Director, Western Terminal Operations, Western Terminal Area Office. [FR Doc. 06–9694 Filed 12–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26244; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–36] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Alaskan High Altitude Reporting Points; AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action establishes four high altitude reporting points AYZOL, BORAN, EMSOW, and TIBOY in Alaska. The designation of these high altitude reporting points is needed to facilitate the separation of air traffic in Alaska. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, March 15, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations and Safety, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket FAA 2006-25671; Airspace Docket 06-AWP-15]


Establishment of Class D Airspace; Castle Airport, Atwater, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace at Castle Airport, 
Atwater, CA. A contract Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is being 
established at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, which will meet criteria 
for Class D airspace. Class D airspace is required when the ATCT is 
open, and to contain and protect Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations 
at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending 
upward from the surface to 2,500 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL) within a 4.5 
nautical mile radius of the airport.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, January 18, 2007. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, 
Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of 
FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Tonish, System Support 
Specialists, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Area, 
15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, CA 90261; telephone (310) 725-6539.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On November 13, 2006, the FAA proposed to amend Title 14 Code of 
Federal Regulations part 71 (CFR part 71) to establish Class D airspace 
at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, (71FR 66144). An ATCT is being 
contracted at Castle Airport, and Class D airspace is required during 
the hours the ATCT is open. Class D controlled airspace is necessary 
for the safety of aircraft executing SIAPs and other IFR operations at 
Castle Airport. Class D airspace will be effective during specified 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will, thereafter, be published in the Airport/
Facility Directory.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rule making 
proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. 
No comments were received. Class D airspace designations for airspace 
areas extending upward from the surface of the earth are published in 
Paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 7400.9P, dated September 1, 2006, and 
effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR 71.1. The Class D airspace designations listed in this document 
would be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class D airspace at 
Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. An Airport Traffic Tower (ATCT) is being 
established at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA, which will meet criteria 
for Class D airspace.
    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 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.

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; 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; 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 the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 
2006, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000; Class D Airspace area extending upward from the 
surface of the earth.

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AWP CA D Castle Airport, Atwater, CA [NEW]

Castle Airport, Atwater, CA
    (Lat. 37[deg]22'50'' N, long. 120[deg]34'05'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to 2,500 feet 
MSL beginning at lat. 37[deg]18'34'' N., long. 120[deg]35'54'' W. 
and extending clockwise around the 4.5 nautical mile radius of the 
Castle Airport to lat. 37[deg]21'06'' N., long. 120[deg]28'53'', 
thence to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace is effective 
during the specific days and times established in advance by a 
Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be 
continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.
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    Issued in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2006.
Leonard Mobley,
Acting Area Director, Western Terminal Operations, Western Terminal 
Area Office.
[FR Doc. 06-9694 Filed 12-13-06; 8:45 am]
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