Modification of Class E Airspace; Franklin, NC, 76519-76520 [E8-29753]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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 Edinburg, TX [New] South Texas International Airport, TX (Lat. 26°26′30″ N., long. 98°07′20″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of South Texas International Airport. * * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on December 9, 2008. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center. [FR Doc. E8–29752 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0986; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASO–15] Modification of Class E Airspace; Franklin, NC AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. This action modifies the Class E Airspace at Franklin, NC to include the controlled airspace that is needed to support new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that has been developed for Macon County Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Macon pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:07 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 County Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations in the area by providing the required controlled airspace to support the SIAPs at Franklin, NC. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 12, 2009. 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. Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before February 2, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: 1–800– 647–5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA– 2008–0986; Airspace Docket No. 08– ASO–15, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the rule, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Giddens, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; Telephone (404) 305–5610, Fax 404–305–5572. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Direct Final Rule Procedure The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse or negative comments, and, therefore, issues it as a direct final rule. The FAA has determined that this rule only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Unless a written adverse or negative comment or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the comment period, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 76519 the regulation will become effective on the date specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse or negative comments were received and confirming the effective date. If the FAA receives, within the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct final rule will be published in the Federal Register, and a notice of proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period. Comments Invited Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule, and was not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. The direct final rule is used in this case to facilitate the timing of the charting schedule and enhance the operation at the airport, while still allowing and requesting public comment on this rulemaking action. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments submitted through http:// www.regulations.gov. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES above or through the Web site. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http://www.faa.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/. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify the rule. Factual information that supports the commenter’s ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether additional rulemaking action would be needed. All comments submitted will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. Those wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following E:\FR\FM\17DER1.SGM 17DER1 76520 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Rules and Regulations statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2008–0986; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASO–15.’’ The postcard will be date stamped and returned to the commenter. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 modifies Class E5 airspace at Franklin, NC, to provide the controlled airspace that is required to support the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Macon County Airport. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the Earth 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 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Agency Findings 16:07 Dec 16, 2008 Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs 28 CFR Part 32 [Docket No.: OJP (BJA) 1478] RIN 1121–AA75 Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs, Justice. ACTION: Final rule. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. SUMMARY: The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) of the U.S. Department of Justice published the proposed rule for the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program on July 10, 2008, 73 FR 39632. During the comment period, OJP received comments on its proposed rule from numerous parties. After further review of the proposed rule and careful consideration and analysis of all comments, OJP has made amendments that are incorporated into this final rule, which is intended (insofar as consistent with law) to be effective and applicable to all claims from and after the effective date hereof, whether pending (in any stage) as of that date or subsequently filed. § 71.1 DATES: 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 part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among various levels of government. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule does not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, VerDate Aug<31>2005 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 modifies controlled airspace at Franklin, NC. [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, effective October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ASO NC E5 Franklin, NC [Amended] Macon County Airport, (Lat. 35°13′21″ N., long 83°25′09″ W.) Angel Medical Center, Franklin, NC Point In Space Coordinates (Lat. 35°10′37″ N., long 83°22′04″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the Earth within a 6.4-mile radius of Macon County Airport and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 35°10′37″ N., Long. 83°22′04″ W.) serving the Angel Medical Center. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 20, 2008. Barry A. Knight, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. E8–29753 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Effective January 16, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hope Janke, Counsel to the Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, at (202) 514–6278, or toll-free at 1 (888) 744– 6513. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Further to Executive Order 12866’s call upon agencies to examine existing regulations for opportunities to achieve their intended regulatory goal more effectively, and pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 3796c(a), 3796(a) & (b), 3796d–3(a) & (b), and 3782(a) (each of which expressly authorizes the issuance of regulations), on July 10, 2008, OJP published the proposed rule for the PSOB Program. During the comment period, BJA received comments on its proposed rule from numerous interested parties: National police and fire associations; municipal police, fire, and rescue departments; survivors of fallen public safety officers; and individual concerned citizens, including claims attorneys. Additionally, Members of Congress commented on the proposal. Some commentators approved of the specific provisions proposed, but others were dissatisfied with them, finding one or another proposed provision confusing, unclear, or too restrictive, and expressing concerns about BJA’s implementation of the program. One E:\FR\FM\17DER1.SGM 17DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 17, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76519-76520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29753]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0986; Airspace Docket No. 08-ASO-15]


Modification of Class E Airspace; Franklin, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class E Airspace at Franklin, NC to 
include the controlled airspace that is needed to support new Area 
Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument 
Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that has been developed for Macon County 
Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 
feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for 
Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Macon County Airport. The 
operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules 
(VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the 
SIAP. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations 
in the area by providing the required controlled airspace to support 
the SIAPs at Franklin, NC.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 12, 2009. 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. Comments for 
inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before February 2, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001; 
Telephone: 1-800-647-5527; Fax: 202-493-2251. You must identify the 
Docket Number FAA-2008-0986; Airspace Docket No. 08-ASO-15, at the 
beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received 
comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    You may review the public docket containing the rule, any comments 
received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office 
(see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An informal 
docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 
210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Giddens, Operations Support 
Group, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30320; Telephone (404) 305-5610, Fax 404-305-5572.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Direct Final Rule Procedure

    The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse 
or negative comments, and, therefore, issues it as a direct final rule. 
The FAA has determined that this rule only involves an established body 
of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are 
necessary to keep them operationally current. Unless a written adverse 
or negative comment or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse 
or negative comment is received within the comment period, the 
regulation will become effective on the date specified above. After the 
close of the comment period, the FAA will publish a document in the 
Federal Register indicating that no adverse or negative comments were 
received and confirming the effective date. If the FAA receives, within 
the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice 
of intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct 
final rule will be published in the Federal Register, and a notice of 
proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period.

Comments Invited

    Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule, and was 
not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are 
invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, 
or arguments as they may desire. The direct final rule is used in this 
case to facilitate the timing of the charting schedule and enhance the 
operation at the airport, while still allowing and requesting public 
comment on this rulemaking action. An electronic copy of this document 
may be downloaded from and comments submitted through http://
www.regulations.gov. Communications should identify both docket numbers 
and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified under the 
caption ADDRESSES above or through the Web site. All communications 
received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, 
and this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments 
received. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed 
through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.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/.
    Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify the rule. Factual information that supports 
the commenter's ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in 
evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether 
additional rulemaking action would be needed. All comments submitted 
will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, 
in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. Those 
wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in 
response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on 
which the following

[[Page 76520]]

statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2008-0986; Airspace 
Docket No. 08-ASO-15.'' The postcard will be date stamped and returned 
to the commenter.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 modifies Class E5 airspace at Franklin, NC, to provide the 
controlled airspace that is required to support the Area Navigation 
(RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures (SIAPs) that have been developed for Macon County Airport. 
Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 
700 feet or more above the surface of the Earth 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 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document 
would be published subsequently in the Order.

Agency Findings

    The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct 
effects on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among various levels of government. Therefore, it is 
determined that this final rule does not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132.
    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, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. 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 United States Code. Subtitle I, 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 modifies controlled airspace at Franklin, NC.

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

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ASO NC E5 Franklin, NC [Amended]

Macon County Airport,
    (Lat. 35[deg]13'21'' N., long 83[deg]25'09'' W.)

Angel Medical Center, Franklin, NC Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 35[deg]10'37'' N., long 83[deg]22'04'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the 
surface of the Earth within a 6.4-mile radius of Macon County 
Airport and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the Point in 
Space Coordinates (Lat. 35[deg]10'37'' N., Long. 83[deg]22'04'' W.) 
serving the Angel Medical Center.
* * * * *

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 20, 2008.
Barry A. Knight,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. E8-29753 Filed 12-16-08; 8:45 am]
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