Establishment of Class E Airspace; Noorvik, AK, 54897-54898 [E9-25499]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, December 17, 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: Colby Abbott, Airspace and Rules Group, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the legal descriptions of two Federal airways, V–163 and V–358, that have Lampasas, TX, [VORTAC] included as part of their route structure. Currently, the Lampasas, TX, VORTAC and the Lampasas Airport, Lampasas, TX, share the same name and location identifier (LZZ), but are not co-located. To eliminate the possibility of confusion, and a potential flight safety issue, the Lampasas, TX, VORTAC will be renamed the Gooch Springs, TX, VORTAC (AGJ). All airways with Lampasas, TX, [VORTAC] included in their legal descriptions will be amended to reflect the name change. The name change of the VORTAC will coincide with the effective date of this rulemaking action. Since this action merely involves editorial changes in the legal description of two Federal airways, and does not involve a change in the dimensions or operating requirements of that airspace, notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:49 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 the 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 revises the legal descriptions of Federal airways in the vicinity of Lampasas, TX. Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.9T, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The domestic Federal VOR airways listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Paragraph 6010(a) Airways * * * 54897 Domestic VOR Federal * * V–163 [Amended] From Matamoros, Mexico; via Brownsville, TX; 27 miles standard width, 37 miles 7 miles wide (3 miles E. and 4 miles W. of centerline); Corpus Christi, TX; Three Rivers, TX; INT Three Rivers 345° and San Antonio, TX, 168° radials; San Antonio; Gooch Springs, TX; to Glen Rose, TX. * * * * * V–358 [Amended] From San Antonio, TX, via Stonewall, TX; Gooch Springs, TX; INT Gooch Springs 041° and Waco, TX, 280° radials; Waco; Glen Rose, TX; Millsap, TX; Bowie, TX; Ardmore, OK; INT Ardmore 327° and Will Rogers, OK, 195° radials; to Will Rogers. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2009. Edith V. Parish, Manager, Airspace and Rules Group. [FR Doc. E9–24662 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Environmental Review There are no changes to the lateral limits. Therefore, the FAA has determined that this action is not subject to environmental assessments and procedures in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, Policies and Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts, and the National Environmental Policy Act. 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: ■ 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 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, is amended as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0318; Airspace Docket No. 09–AAL–8] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Noorvik, AK AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Noorvik, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport at Noorvik, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Noorvik, AK. DATES: Effective Date: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL–538G, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 54898 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations telephone number (907) 271–5898; fax: (907) 271–2850; e-mail: gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/ systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES History On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to establish Class E airspace at Noorvik, AK (74 FR 40535). Subsequent to publication, the FAA noted that the title erroneously refered to this action as a revision. The remainder of the document was clear, that this was a proposal to establish controlled airspace at Noorvik, AK. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. The rule is adopted as proposed. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1,200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, AK. This Class E airspace is established to accommodate aircraft executing new instrument procedures, and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Noorvik, AK. 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. Because this is a routine matter that will only affect air VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:49 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule 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 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 1, Section 40103, Sovereignty and use of airspace. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to ensure the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures for the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. 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: ■ PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; 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 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 600 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Noorvik, AK [New] Noorvik, Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Noorvik, AK (Lat. 66°49′03″ N., long. 161°01′20″ W.) PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, AK. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on October 15, 2009. Michael A. Tarr, Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E9–25499 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office 37 CFR Parts 2 and 11 [Docket No. PTO–T–2008–0021] RIN 0651–AC26 Changes in Requirements for Signature of Documents, Recognition of Representatives, and Establishing and Changing the Correspondence Address in Trademark Cases AGENCY: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (‘‘Office’’) is revising the Trademark Rules of Practice to set forth the requirements for signature of documents filed in the Office, recognition of representatives, and establishing and changing the correspondence address in trademark cases. DATES: This rule is effective December 28, 2009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As noted above, the Office is revising the Trademark Rules of Practice (37 CFR Part 2) to set forth the requirements for signature of documents filed in the Office, recognition of representatives, and establishing and changing the correspondence address in trademark cases. The purpose of the rule is to codify and clarify current practice. Practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (‘‘TTAB’’) is largely unaffected by the rule. References below to ‘‘the Act’’ or ‘‘the Trademark Act’’ refer to the Trademark Act of 1946, 15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq., as amended. References to ‘‘TMEP’’ or ‘‘Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure’’ refer to the 5th edition, September 2007. References to the ‘‘TBMP’’ or ‘‘Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure’’ refer to the 2nd edition, Rev. 1, March E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 205 (Monday, October 26, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 54897-54898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-25499]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0318; Airspace Docket No. 09-AAL-8]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Noorvik, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Noorvik, AK to 
provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being 
developed for the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport at Noorvik, AK. 
Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being 
developed. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 
feet (ft.) above the surface at Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, 
Noorvik, AK.

DATES: Effective Date: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL-538G, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587;

[[Page 54898]]

telephone number (907) 271-5898; fax: (907) 271-2850; e-mail: 
gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the FAA published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to establish Class E 
airspace at Noorvik, AK (74 FR 40535). Subsequent to publication, the 
FAA noted that the title erroneously refered to this action as a 
revision. The remainder of the document was clear, that this was a 
proposal to establish controlled airspace at Noorvik, AK. With the 
exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this 
rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. Interested parties were 
invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting 
written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 
The rule is adopted as proposed.
    The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1,200 ft. transition 
areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and 
effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at 
the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, AK. This Class E airspace is 
established to accommodate aircraft executing new instrument 
procedures, and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot 
reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate 
controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 
Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Noorvik, AK.
    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. Because this is a routine matter that 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule 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 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 1, Section 40103, Sovereignty and use of 
airspace. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing 
regulations to ensure the safe and efficient use of the navigable 
airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because 
it creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft 
executing instrument procedures for the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial 
Airport and represents the FAA's continuing effort to safely and 
efficiently use the navigable airspace.

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, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND 
CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; 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 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 600 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or 
More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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AAL AK E5 Noorvik, AK [New]

Noorvik, Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Noorvik, AK
    (Lat. 66[deg]49'03'' N., long. 161[deg]01'20'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.3-mile radius of the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial 
Airport, AK.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on October 15, 2009.
Michael A. Tarr,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
[FR Doc. E9-25499 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]
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