Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi Naval Air Station/Truax Field, TX, 71966-71968 [E8-28073]

Download as PDF 71966 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Proposed Rules jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSALS air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 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 NPRMs 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 This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 71 by amending the Class E airspace area for IFR operations in the Corpus Christi, TX area. This action would incorporate Aransas County Airport and San Jose Island Airport, Rockport, TX, into the Corpus Christi, TX airspace area. Also, with the addition of RNAV SIAPs at Mustang each Airport, Port Aransas, TX; and T.P. McCampbell Airport, Ingleside, TX controlled airspace 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is necessary for IFR operations at these airports The area would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class E airspace areas are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E 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 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 FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 describes 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 amends controlled airspace at Corpus Christi, TX. 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: radius of Corpus Christi International Airport and within 1.4 miles each side of the 200° radial of the Corpus Christi VORTAC extending from the 7.5 mile radius to 8.5 miles north of the airport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 316° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.5 mile radius to 10.1 miles northwest of the airport, and within an 8.8-mile radius of Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, and within a 6.3-mile radius of Mustang Beach Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of T.P. McCampbell Airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of Nueces County Airport, and within a 7.6mile radius of Aransas County Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of San Jose Island Airport, and within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 327° bearing from the San Jose Island Airport extending from the airport to 20 miles northwest of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 147° bearing from the airport extending from the airport to 16 miles southeast of the airport, excluding that portion more than 12 miles from and parallel to the shoreline. * * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, TX on November 17, 2008. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Area. [FR Doc. E8–28074 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. Federal Aviation Administration § 71.1 [Docket No. FAA–2008–1140; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–24] [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005, Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Corpus Christi, TX [Amended] Corpus Christi International Airport, TX (Lat. 27°46′13″ N., long. 97°30′04″ W.) Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX (Lat. 27°41′34″ N., long. 97°17′25″ W.) Port Aransas, Mustang Beach Airport, TX (Lat. 27°48′43″ N., long. 97°05′20″ W.) Rockport, San Jose Island Airport, TX (Lat. 27°56′40″ N., long. 96°59′06″ W.) Rockport, Aransas County Airport, TX (Lat. 28°05′12″ N., long. 97°02′41″ W.) Ingleside, T.P. McCampbell Airport, TX (Lat. 27°54′47″ N., long. 97°12′41″ W.) Robstown, Nueces County Airport, TX (Lat. 27°46′43″ N., long. 97°41′26″ W.) Corpus Christi VORTAC, TX (Lat. 27°54′14″ N., long. 97°26′42″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.5 mile PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14 CFR Part 71 Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi Naval Air Station/Truax Field, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend the geographic coordinates of the Class D and E Airspace areas for Corpus Christi Naval Air Station (NAS)/Truax Field, Corpus Christi, TX. The FAA’s National Aeronautical Charting Office is requesting this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field. DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before January 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2008– 1140/Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–24, E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Proposed Rules at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 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 ground floor of the building at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76193–0530; telephone: (817) 222–5582. 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–2008–1140/Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–24.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSALS Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/ air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 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 This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 71 by bringing current the geographic coordinates for Class D, E2 and E4 Airspace for the Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, Corpus Christi, TX. These coordinates would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class D surface areas are published in Paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. Class E2 surface areas are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. Class E4 airspace areas designated as extensions to a Class D surface area are published in Paragraph 6004 of FAA Order 7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations 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 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 FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 describes 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 PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 71967 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 would amend controlled airspace at Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, Corpus Christi, TX. 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: 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 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASW TX D Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX [Amended] Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX (Lat. 27°41′34″ N., long. 97°17′25″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field; excluding that airspace within the Corpus Christi International Airport, TX, Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ASW TX E2 Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX [Amended] Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX (Lat. 27°41′34″ N., long. 97°17′25″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field; excluding that airspace E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1 71968 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Proposed Rules within the Corpus Christi International Airport, TX, Class C airspace area. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. * * * * * ASW TX E4 Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX [Amended] Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX (Lat. 27°41′34″ N., long. 97°17′25″ W.) Corpus Christi VORTAC (Lat. 27°54′14″ N., long. 97°26′42″ W.) Truax VORTAC (Lat. 27°41′11″ N., long. 97°17′41″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles each side of the 012° radial of the Truax VORTAC extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Corpus Christi NAS/ Truax Field to 5 miles north of the airport and within 2.1 miles each side of the 119° radial of the Truax VORTAC extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 6.2 miles southeast of the airport and within 2.3 miles each side of the 147° radial of the Corpus Christi VORTAC extending from the 4.3-mile radius of the airport to 6.3 miles southeast of the airport and within 2.1 miles each side of the 329° radial of the Truax VORTAC extending from the 4.3-mile radius of the airport to 6.2 miles northwest of the airport; excluding that airspace within the Corpus Christi International Airport, TX, Class C airspace area. * * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, TX on November 14, 2008. Roger M. Trevino, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. E8–28073 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 4 RIN 3038–AC67 Electronic Filing of Disclosure Documents Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Proposed rules. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) is proposing to amend its regulations applicable to the filing of Disclosure Documents by commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) with the National Futures Association (NFA). In response to a petition from NFA, the VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:24 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 CFTC is proposing that CPOs and CTAs be required to file their Disclosure Documents electronically with NFA (Proposal). Comments must be received on or before December 26, 2008. ADDRESSES: Comments on the Proposal should be sent to David A. Stawick, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. Comments may be sent by facsimile transmission to (202) 418– 5521, or by e-mail to secretary@cftc.gov. Reference should be made to ‘‘Proposal Regarding Electronic Filing of Disclosure Documents.’’ Comments also may be submitted by connecting to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov and following the comment submission instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara S. Gold, Associate Director, Compliance and Registration Section, Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581, telephone number: (202) 418– 5450; facsimile number: (202) 418–5528; and electronic mail: bgold@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Background A. CPO and CTA Disclosure Documents Part 4 of the Commission’s regulations 1 governs the operations and activities of CPOs and CTAs. Regulations 4.21 and 4.31 respectively require each CPO and CTA registered or required to be registered with the Commission to deliver a Disclosure Document to prospective pool participants and clients. Regulations 4.24 and 4.25 specify the informational content of the CPO Disclosure Document, and Regulations 4.34 and 4.35 specify the informational content for the CTA Disclosure Document. Regulations 4.26 and 4.36 respectively pertain to the use, amendment and filing of CPO and CTA Disclosure Documents. Specifically, under Regulations 4.26(d) and 4.36(d), the CPO or CTA must file one copy of the Disclosure Document, and any supplements and amendments thereto, with NFA.2 These regulations do not, 1 17 CFR Part 4 (2008). The Commission’s regulations can be accessed through the CFTC’s Web site, http://www.cftc.gov. 2 NFA is a registered futures association pursuant to section 17 of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act), 7 U.S.C. 21 (2000). The Act also may be accessed through the CFTC’s Web site. The Commission previously authorized NFA to conduct reviews of Disclosure Documents filed by PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 however, prescribe any particular manner of filing. B. The NFA Petition By letter dated July 21, 2008, NFA petitioned the Commission to amend Regulations 4.26 and 4.36 in order to require that CPOs and CTAs file Disclosure Documents electronically through NFA’s electronic Disclosure Document filing system (Petition).3 In its Supporting Arguments, NFA explained the reasoning behind the Petition as follows: Currently, while there is nothing to prohibit a firm from filing a disclosure document in hardcopy form, the vast majority of CPO and CTA registrants file disclosure documents with NFA primarily via electronic mail due to its expediency and convenience. While the use of electronic mail has been a significant improvement over hardcopy submissions in terms of filing efficiency, the current approach still requires a considerable amount of staffing resources and has other disadvantages, e.g., the inability of registrants to obtain the status of the review of their filing without calling NFA and the lack of a central location for storing past filings. Accordingly, NFA has developed a new Internet-based electronic filing system for disclosure documents that will be significantly less resource intensive while also streamlining and enhancing the filing process for registrants. In order to realize the proposed benefits, however, registrants must be required to file their documents electronically through NFA’s new system. Consequently, NFA is petitioning the Commission to amend its regulations accordingly. The Commission understands that, as with NFA’s other electronic filing systems,4 the Disclosure Document system was designed to be easy and secure, such that Disclosure Documents, supplements and amendments will be uploaded through the system as either Word or PDF documents. Thus, although the CPO or CTA must have an Internet connection to access the system, it could use any public Internet site, such as those available in most public libraries. Moreover, CPOs and CTAs will access the system using the same designated login and password that they currently use for NFA’s Online CPOs and CTAs pursuant to Regulations 4.26(d) and 4.36(d). See 62 FR 52088 (Oct. 6, 1997). 3 The Petition also adds the word ‘‘each’’ before the existing words ‘‘trading program’’ in paragraph (d)(1) of Regulation 4.36 to make that paragraph read parallel to the existing phrase ‘‘each trading program’’ in paragraph (d)(2) of Regulation 4.36. The Commission previously authorized NFA to accept notices of exemptions or exclusions claimed under Part 4 and required that these notices be filed electronically. See Id. and 72 FR 1658 (Jan. 16, 2007), respectively. 4 For example, NFA has adopted ‘‘Easyfile’’ for introducing broker and commodity pool financial statements required to be filed with it. E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 26, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-28073]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2008-1140; Airspace Docket No. 08-ASW-24]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Corpus 
Christi Naval Air Station/Truax Field, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend the geographic coordinates of 
the Class D and E Airspace areas for Corpus Christi Naval Air Station 
(NAS)/Truax Field, Corpus Christi, TX. The FAA's National Aeronautical 
Charting Office is requesting this action to enhance the safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at 
Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field.

DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before January 12, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001. You 
must identify the docket number FAA-2008-1140/Airspace Docket No. 08-
ASW-24,

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at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public 
docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final 
disposition in person in the Dockets 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 ground floor of the building at 
the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, 
Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest 
Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76193-0530; telephone: (817) 
222-5582.

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-2008-1140/
Airspace Docket No. 08-ASW-24.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://
www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/airspace_
amendments/.
    Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by 
submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 
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 NPRMs 
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

    This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations 
(14 CFR), Part 71 by bringing current the geographic coordinates for 
Class D, E2 and E4 Airspace for the Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, 
Corpus Christi, TX. These coordinates would be depicted on appropriate 
aeronautical charts.
    Class D surface areas are published in Paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 
7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1.
    Class E2 surface areas are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 
7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1.
    Class E4 airspace areas designated as extensions to a Class D 
surface area are published in Paragraph 6004 of FAA Order 7400.9S, 
dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace 
designations 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 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 FAA's authority to 
issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. 
Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 describes 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 would amend 
controlled airspace at Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, Corpus Christi, 
TX.

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:

    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]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 
2008, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ASW TX D Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX [Amended]

Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]41'34'' N., long. 97[deg]17'25'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Corpus Christi NAS/Truax 
Field; excluding that airspace within the Corpus Christi 
International Airport, TX, Class C airspace area. This Class D 
airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/
Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ASW TX E2 Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX [Amended]

Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]41'34'' N., long. 97[deg]17'25'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Corpus Christi NAS/Truax 
Field; excluding that airspace

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within the Corpus Christi International Airport, TX, Class C 
airspace area. This Class E airspace area is effective during the 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D Surface Area.

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ASW TX E4 Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX [Amended]

Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]41'34'' N., long. 97[deg]17'25'' W.)
Corpus Christi VORTAC
    (Lat. 27[deg]54'14'' N., long. 97[deg]26'42'' W.)
Truax VORTAC
    (Lat. 27[deg]41'11'' N., long. 97[deg]17'41'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles 
each side of the 012[deg] radial of the Truax VORTAC extending from 
the 4.3-mile radius of Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field to 5 miles 
north of the airport and within 2.1 miles each side of the 119[deg] 
radial of the Truax VORTAC extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 6.2 
miles southeast of the airport and within 2.3 miles each side of the 
147[deg] radial of the Corpus Christi VORTAC extending from the 4.3-
mile radius of the airport to 6.3 miles southeast of the airport and 
within 2.1 miles each side of the 329[deg] radial of the Truax 
VORTAC extending from the 4.3-mile radius of the airport to 6.2 
miles northwest of the airport; excluding that airspace within the 
Corpus Christi International Airport, TX, Class C airspace area.
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    Issued in Fort Worth, TX on November 14, 2008.
Roger M. Trevino,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. E8-28073 Filed 11-25-08; 8:45 am]
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