Revocation of Class E Airspace; Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ, 42263 [E8-16517]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 140 / Monday, July 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 9, 2008. Kevin Nolan, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. E8–16516 Filed 7–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0204; Airspace Docket No. 08–AWP–5] Revocation of Class E Airspace; Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action will revoke Class E airspace at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ. The United States Air Force (USAF) is closing the airport to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations when the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is closed. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, September 25, 2008. 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: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Area, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: yshivers on PROD1PC62 with RULES History On April 11, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to revoke controlled airspace at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ (73 FR 19777). This action would remove class E airspace and restrict IFR aircraft from landing at Luke AFB when the Air Traffic Control tower is closed. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9R signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Jul 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Rule § 71.1 This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revoking the Class E airspace area at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ. The USAF is restricting IFR aircraft landing at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ, when the ATCT is closed. 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. The FAAs authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it revokes controlled airspace at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ. 42263 I 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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE 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. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * AWP AZ E2 [Revoked] * * * * Phoenix, Luke AFB, AZ * * * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 9, 2008. Kevin Nolan, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. E8–16517 Filed 7–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R03–OAR–2008–0187; FRL–8694–7] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; Section 110(a)(1) 8-Hour Ozone Maintenance Plan and 2002 Base-Year Inventory for the Pike County Area Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) submitted a SIP revision consisting of a maintenance plan that provides for continued attainment of the 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for at least 10 years after the April 30, 2004, designations, as well as a 2002 base-year inventory for the Pike County Area. EPA is approving the maintenance plan and the 2002 base-year inventory for the Pike County Area as revisions to the Pennsylvania SIP in accordance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Effective Date: This final rule is effective on August 20, 2008. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID Number EPA–R03–OAR–2008–0187. All documents in the docket are listed in the www.regulations.gov Web site. DATES: E:\FR\FM\21JYR1.SGM 21JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 140 (Monday, July 21, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 42263]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-16517]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0204; Airspace Docket No. 08-AWP-5]


Revocation of Class E Airspace; Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action will revoke Class E airspace at Luke AFB, Phoenix, 
AZ. The United States Air Force (USAF) is closing the airport to 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations when the Air Traffic Control 
Tower (ATCT) is closed.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, September 25, 2008. 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: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Area, 1601 
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On April 11, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to revoke controlled airspace at Luke 
AFB, Phoenix, AZ (73 FR 19777). This action would remove class E 
airspace and restrict IFR aircraft from landing at Luke AFB when the 
Air Traffic Control tower is closed. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9R signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 
2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class 
E airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by revoking the Class E airspace area at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ. 
The USAF is restricting IFR aircraft landing at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ, 
when the ATCT is closed.
    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. The FAAs authority to issue 
rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. 
Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses the authority of the FAA 
Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more 
detail the scope of the agency's authority. This rulemaking is 
promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, 
Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with 
prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to 
ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This 
regulation is within the scope of that authority as it revokes 
controlled airspace at Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ.

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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE 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 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 
2007, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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AWP AZ E2 Phoenix, Luke AFB, AZ [Revoked]

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    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 9, 2008.
Kevin Nolan,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. E8-16517 Filed 7-18-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P