Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Conroe, TX, 76517-76518 [E8-29756]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Rules and Regulations [FR Doc. E8–29874 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–C DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 received, and thus this notice confirms that effective date. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 28, 2008. Barry A. Knight, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. E8–29814 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] [Docket No. FAA–2008–0836; Airspace Docket No. 08–AEA–23] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Amendment of Class E Airspace; Butler, PA; Removal of Class E Airspace; East Butler, PA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date. 14 CFR Part 71 Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2008–0960; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–17] This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule published in the Federal Register (73 FR 56470) that amends Class E Airspace at Butler, PA to merge the existing Class E Airspace listed under East Butler, PA, and corrects a technical error to the airport name by correctly listing the Butler County Airport as Butler Co./K W Scholter Field Airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 15, 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. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Giddens, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–5610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Confirmation of Effective Date The FAA published this direct final rule with a request for comments in the Federal Register on September 29, 2008 (73 FR 56470), Docket No. FAA–2008– 0836; Airspace Docket No. 08–AEA–23. The FAA uses the direct final rulemaking procedure for a noncontroversial rule where the FAA believes there will be no adverse public comment. This direct final rule advised the public that no adverse comments were anticipated, and that unless a written adverse comment, or a written notice of intent to submit such an adverse comment, were received within the comment period, the regulation would become effective on January 15, 2009. No adverse comments were VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:07 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Conroe, TX AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Lone Star Executive Airport, Conroe, TX. Establishment of an air traffic control tower at Lone Star Executive Airport 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 radials used to define the 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 October 7, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Conroe, TX (73 FR 58512, Docket No. FAA–2008–0960). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 76517 Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that a minor correction to the radials defining the airspace was needed. 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. The Class D airspace and 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 2,700 feet MSL within a 4.1mile radius of Lone Star Executive Airport, excluding that airspace within the 4.1-mile radius north and east of the intersection of the IAH 357° radial and the TNV 083° radial. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\17DER1.SGM 17DER1 76518 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 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 Lone Star Executive Airport, Conroe, TX. the intersection of the IAH 357° radial and the TNV 083° radial. 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. 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). * The Rule Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: ■ * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on December 9, 2008. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center. [FR Doc. E8–29756 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: 14 CFR Part 71 ■ 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASW TX D Conroe, TX [New] Lone Star Executive Airport, TX (Lat. 30°21′09″ N., long. 95°24′52″ W.) Humble VORTAC (Lat. 29°57′25″ N., long. 95°20′45″ W.) Navasota VORTAC (Lat. 30°17′19″ N., long. 96°03′30″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Lone Star Executive Airport, excluding that airspace within the 4.1-mile radius north and east of the intersection of the IAH 357° radial and the TNV 083° radial. 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. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES * * * * * ASW TX E2 Conroe, TX [New] Lone Star Executive Airport, TX (Lat. 30°21′09″ N., long. 95°24′52″ W.) Humble VORTAC (Lat. 29°57′25″ N., long. 95°20′45″ W.) Navasota VORTAC (Lat. 30°17′19″ N., long. 96°03′30″ W.) Within a 4.1-mile radius of Lone Star Executive Airport, excluding that airspace within the 4.1-mile radius north and east of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:07 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2008–0985; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–18] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Edinburg, TX AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at South Texas International Airport, Edinburg, TX. Addition of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) 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, October 7, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Edinburg, TX (73 FR 58513, Docket No. FAA–2008–0985). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace at South Texas International Airport, Edinburg, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate SIAPs at South Texas International 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 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 establishes controlled airspace at South Texas International Airport, Edinburg, TX. 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\17DER1.SGM 17DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 17, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76517-76518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-29756]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0960; Airspace Docket No. 08-ASW-17]


Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Conroe, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace 
at Lone Star Executive Airport, Conroe, TX. Establishment of an air 
traffic control tower at Lone Star Executive Airport 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 radials used to define the 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 October 7, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class D airspace and Class E 
airspace at Conroe, TX (73 FR 58512, Docket No. FAA-2008-0960). 
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 
minor correction to the radials defining the airspace was needed. 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. The Class 
D airspace and 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 2,700 feet 
MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Lone Star Executive Airport, excluding 
that airspace within the 4.1-mile radius north and east of the 
intersection of the IAH 357[deg] radial and the TNV 083[deg] radial.
    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 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

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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 Lone Star Executive 
Airport, Conroe, TX.

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 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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASW TX D Conroe, TX [New]

Lone Star Executive Airport, TX
    (Lat. 30[deg]21'09'' N., long. 95[deg]24'52'' W.)
Humble VORTAC
    (Lat. 29[deg]57'25'' N., long. 95[deg]20'45'' W.)
Navasota VORTAC
    (Lat. 30[deg]17'19'' N., long. 96[deg]03'30'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Lone Star Executive 
Airport, excluding that airspace within the 4.1-mile radius north 
and east of the intersection of the IAH 357[deg] radial and the TNV 
083[deg] radial. 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 Conroe, TX [New]

Lone Star Executive Airport, TX
    (Lat. 30[deg]21'09'' N., long. 95[deg]24'52'' W.)
Humble VORTAC
    (Lat. 29[deg]57'25'' N., long. 95[deg]20'45'' W.)
Navasota VORTAC
    (Lat. 30[deg]17'19'' N., long. 96[deg]03'30'' W.)

    Within a 4.1-mile radius of Lone Star Executive Airport, 
excluding that airspace within the 4.1-mile radius north and east of 
the intersection of the IAH 357[deg] radial and the TNV 083[deg] 
radial. 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.
* * * * *

    Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on December 9, 2008.
Walter L. Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. E8-29756 Filed 12-16-08; 8:45 am]
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