Modification of Class E Airspace; Sarasota, FL, 46898-46899 [E9-21896]

Download as PDF 46898 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 176 / Monday, September 14, 2009 / Rules and Regulations Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 31, 2009. Barry A. Knight, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. E9–21839 Filed 9–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 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, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–5610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14 CFR Part 71 The Direct Final Rule Procedure [Docket No. FAA–2009–0652; Airspace Docket 09–ASO–21] 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 and 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. Modification of Class E Airspace; Sarasota, FL cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class E airspace at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, FL. After the Sarasota VORTAC was moved, it was determined that the Class E airspace at the airport should be modified to facilitate a more efficient operation. This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace System (NAS) around Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 17, 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 should be received no later that October 29, 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– 2009–0652; Airspace Docket No. 09– ASO–21, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at https://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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:22 Sep 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments may be submitted and reviewed at https:// www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at https://www.faa.gov/ airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/ publications/airspace_amendments/. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. 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 statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2009–0652; Airspace Docket No. 09–ASO–21.’’ 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 E3 airspace at Sarasota, FL by expanding the controlled airspace, extending upward from the surface of the Earth to support IFR operations at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Additionally, the existing Class E airspace that extends upwards from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth (E5) will have its dimensions decreased from a 10-mile radius to a 7.9-mile radius of the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. Class E3 airspace designations for airspace areas extending upwards from the surface of the Earth and Class E5 airspace designations for airspace areas extending from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth are published in Paragraph 6003 and 6005 respectively 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 E3 and E5 airspace designations listed in this document will 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. E:\FR\FM\14SER1.SGM 14SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 176 / Monday, September 14, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 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. 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 the Class E3 and E5 airspace at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, FL. October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6003 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension. * * * * * ASO FL E3 Sarasota, FL [REVISED] Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL (Lat. 27°23′43″ N., long. 82°33′14″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the 140° bearing from the airport, extending from a 5mile radius of Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport to 6.2 miles southeast of the airport and that airspace 2.4 miles each side of the 293° bearing from the airport, extending from a 5-mile radius of Sarasota/ Bradenton International Airport to 7.9 miles northwest of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. * * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO FL E5 Sarasota, FL [REVISED] Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL (Lat. 27°23′43″ N., long. 82°33′14″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.9-mile radius of the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. * * * * * Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Areas. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 * Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 31, 2009. Barry A. Knight, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. E9–21896 Filed 9–11–09; 8:45 am] 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 * * * * BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 30684; Amdt. No. 3337] 1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows: cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES ■ 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 ■ VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:22 Sep 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 46899 (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports. DATES: This rule is effective September 14, 2009. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of September 14, 2009. ADDRESSES: Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: For Examination— 1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located; 3. The National Flight Procedures Office, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or, 4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Availability—All SIAPs are available online free of charge. Visit https:// nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from: 1. FAA Public Inquiry Center (APA– 200), FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; or 2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry J. Hodges, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS–420) Flight Technologies and Programs Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, E:\FR\FM\14SER1.SGM 14SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 176 (Monday, September 14, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 46898-46899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21896]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0652; Airspace Docket 09-ASO-21]


Modification of Class E Airspace; Sarasota, FL

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 Sarasota/
Bradenton International Airport in Sarasota, FL. After the Sarasota 
VORTAC was moved, it was determined that the Class E airspace at the 
airport should be modified to facilitate a more efficient operation. 
This rule increases the safety and management of the National Airspace 
System (NAS) around Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 17, 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 should be received no later that October 29, 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-2009-0652; Airspace Docket No. 09-ASO-21, at the 
beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received 
comments through the Internet at https://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, 
Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 
20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5610.

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 and 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. An electronic copy of this document 
may be downloaded from and comments may be submitted and reviewed at 
https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can 
also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at https://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/. 
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.
    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 statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-
2009-0652; Airspace Docket No. 09-ASO-21.'' 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 E3 airspace at Sarasota, FL by expanding the 
controlled airspace, extending upward from the surface of the Earth to 
support IFR operations at Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport. 
Additionally, the existing Class E airspace that extends upwards from 
700 feet above the surface of the Earth (E5) will have its dimensions 
decreased from a 10-mile radius to a 7.9-mile radius of the Sarasota/
Bradenton International Airport.
    Class E3 airspace designations for airspace areas extending upwards 
from the surface of the Earth and Class E5 airspace designations for 
airspace areas extending from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth 
are published in Paragraph 6003 and 6005 respectively 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 E3 and E5 
airspace designations listed in this document will 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.

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    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. 
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 the Class E3 and E5 airspace at Sarasota/Bradenton 
International Airport in Sarasota, FL.

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 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, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 6003 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension.

* * * * *

ASO FL E3 Sarasota, FL [REVISED]

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL
    (Lat. 27[deg]23'43'' N., long. 82[deg]33'14'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles 
each side of the 140[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from a 
5-mile radius of Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport to 6.2 
miles southeast of the airport and that airspace 2.4 miles each side 
of the 293[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from a 5-mile 
radius of Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport to 7.9 miles 
northwest of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective 
during the specific days and times established in advance by a 
Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be 
continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.
* * * * *

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward from 700 feet or 
More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ASO FL E5 Sarasota, FL [REVISED]

Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL
    (Lat. 27[deg]23'43'' N., long. 82[deg]33'14'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.9-mile radius of the Sarasota/Bradenton International 
Airport.
* * * * *

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

* * * * *

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 31, 2009.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. E9-21896 Filed 9-11-09; 8:45 am]
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