Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Spring, TX, 71917-71918 [E8-28078]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Rules and Regulations (c) Consideration of certain failure conditions may be required by other sections of 14 CFR part 25 regardless of calculated system reliability. Where analysis shows the probability of these failure conditions to be less than 10·9, criteria other than those specified in this paragraph may be used for structural substantiation to show continued safe flight and landing. 4. Failure indications. For system failure detection and indication, the following apply: (a) The system must be checked for failure conditions, not extremely improbable, that degrade the structural capability below the level required by part 25 or significantly reduce the reliability of the remaining system. As far as reasonably practicable, the flight crew must be made aware of these failures before flight. Certain elements of the control system, such as mechanical and hydraulic components, may use special periodic inspections, and electronic components may use daily checks, in lieu of detection-andindication systems to achieve the objective of this requirement. These certification-maintenance requirements must be limited to components that are not readily detectable by normal detection-and-indication systems and where service history shows that inspections provide an adequate level of safety. (b) The existence of any failure condition, not extremely improbable, during flight that could significantly affect the structural capability of the airplane, and for which the associated reduction in airworthiness can be minimized by suitable flight limitations, must be signaled to the flight crew. For example, failure conditions that result in a factor of safety between the airplane strength and the loads of Subpart C below 1.25, or flutter margins below V″, must be signaled to the crew during flight. 5. Dispatch with known failure conditions. If the airplane is to be dispatched in a known system-failure condition that affects structural performance, or affects the reliability of the remaining system to maintain structural performance, then the provisions of this special condition must be met, including the provisions of paragraph 2 for the dispatched condition, and paragraph 3 for subsequent failures. Expected operational limitations may be taken into account in establishing Pj as the probability of failure occurrence for determining the safety margin in Figure 1. Flight limitations and expected operational limitations may be taken into account in establishing Qj as the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 71917 combined probability of being in the dispatched failure condition, and the subsequent failure condition for the safety margins in Figures 2 and 3. These limitations must be such that the probability of being in this combined failure state and then subsequently encountering limit-load conditions is extremely improbable. No reduction in these safety margins is allowed if the subsequent system-failure rate is greater than 1E–3 per hour. 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 7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 14, 2008. Stephen P. Boyd, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E8–28024 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] The Rule BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0757; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–13] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Spring, TX AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Big Spring McMahonWrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX. Changes to the VOR/DME RWY 17 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) have made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, March 12, 2009. 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: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Ft Worth, TX 76193–0530; telephone (817) 222– 5582. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On September 29, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Big Spring, TX (73 FR 56528, Docket No. FAA–2008–0757). Interested parties were invited to PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E airspace at Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate changes to the VOR/DME Rwy 17 SIAP. 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 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 amends controlled airspace at Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). E:\FR\FM\26NOR1.SGM 26NOR1 71918 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Adoption of the Amendment 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 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. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Big Spring, TX [Amended] Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, TX (Lat. 32°12′45″ N., long. 101°31′18″ W.) Big Spring VORTAC (Lat. 32°23′08″ N., long. 101°29′01″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 190° radial of the Big Spring VORTAC extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 21.9 miles south of the airport and within 3.9 miles each side of the 191° radial of the Big Spring VORTAC extending from the 6.9mile radius to 10.3 miles north of the airport. * * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on November 18, 2008. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center. [FR Doc. E8–28078 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES [Docket No. FAA–2008–0652; Airspace Docket No. 08–AGL–5] Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Grayling, MI AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Grayling Army Airfield, Grayling, MI. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Grayling Army Airfield has made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Class D airspace will revert to a Class E Surface Area during periods when the control tower is not operating. This action also corrects the required arrival extension to the Class D airspace and redesignates it as Class E4 airspace. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, March 12, 2009. 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: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Ft Worth, TX 76193–0530; telephone (817) 222– 5582. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On September 24, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Grayling, MI (73 FR 54989, Docket No. FAA–2008–0652). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that a portion of the Class D airspace area needed to be reclassified as Class E4 airspace as the arrival extension was more than 2 nautical miles. This action makes that correction. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. Class D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. Class E Surface Area airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area are published in paragraph 6004 of FAA Order 7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class D airspace and PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 establishing Class D airspace and Class E Surface Area airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,700 feet MSL within a 4.2mile radius of Grayling Army Airfield; and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D Surface Area within 2 miles each side of the 304° bearing from Grayling Army Airfield extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.7 miles northwest of the airport. 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 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 establishes controlled airspace at Grayling Army Airfield, Grayling, MI. 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: ■ E:\FR\FM\26NOR1.SGM 26NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 26, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71917-71918]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28078]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0757; Airspace Docket No. 08-ASW-13]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Big Spring, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Big Spring McMahon-
Wrinkle Airport, Big Spring, TX. Changes to the VOR/DME RWY 17 Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) have made this action necessary 
for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the 
airport.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, March 12, 2009. 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: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, 
Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest 
Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Ft Worth, TX 76193-0530; telephone (817) 
222-5582.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On September 29, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Big Spring, 
TX (73 FR 56528, Docket No. FAA-2008-0757). 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 
7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, 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 amending Class E airspace at Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle 
Airport, Big Spring, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to 
accommodate changes to the VOR/DME Rwy 17 SIAP.
    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 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 amends controlled airspace at Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, 
Big Spring, TX.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

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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 Part 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 
2008, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface.

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ASW TX E5 Big Spring, TX [Amended]

Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport, TX
    (Lat. 32[deg]12'45'' N., long. 101[deg]31'18'' W.)
Big Spring VORTAC
    (Lat. 32[deg]23'08'' N., long. 101[deg]29'01'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.9-mile radius of Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport and 
within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 190[deg] radial of the 
Big Spring VORTAC extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 21.9 miles 
south of the airport and within 3.9 miles each side of the 191[deg] 
radial of the Big Spring VORTAC extending from the 6.9-mile radius 
to 10.3 miles north of the airport.
* * * * *

    Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on November 18, 2008.
Walter L. Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. E8-28078 Filed 11-25-08; 8:45 am]
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