Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fayette, AL, 44285-44286 [2011-18660]

Download as PDF 44285 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 142 Monday, July 25, 2011 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–559; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASO–23] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fayette, AL srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Fayette, AL, as the Fayette Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Richard Arthur Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the airport’s geographic coordinates and note the name change to Richard Arthur Field. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2011. 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. 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– 2011–559; Airspace Docket No. 11– ASO–23, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jul 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2011–559; Airspace Docket No. 11– ASO–23) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Annotators wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2011–559; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASO–23.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments submitted through http:// www.regulations.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/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 person in the Dockets Office (see the 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. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking distribution System, which describes the application procedure. ADDRESSES The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to support new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Richard Arthur Field, Fayette, AL. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Fayette NDB and cancellation of the NDB approach, and for continued safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates for Richard Arthur Field also would be adjusted to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database. Also, the airport name would be changed from Richard Arthur Field Airport to Richard Arthur Field. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA order 7400.9U, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed 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. E:\FR\FM\25JYP1.SGM 25JYP1 44286 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2011 / Proposed Rules Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, would 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 proposed 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 proposed regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class E airspace at Richard Arthur Field, Fayette, AL. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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: 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] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * ASO AL E5 * * Fayette, AL [Amended] Richard Arthur Field, AL (Lat. 33°42′33″ N., long. 87°48′55″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8-mile radius of the Richard Arthur Field. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:57 Jul 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 14, 2011. Mark D. Ward, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2011–18660 Filed 7–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–102; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASO–39] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cleveland, MS AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Cleveland, MS, as the Renova Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Cleveland Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2011. 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. 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– 2011–102; Airspace Docket No. 11– ASO–39, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2011–102; Airspace Docket No. 11– ASO–39) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Annotators wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2011–102; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASO–39.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments submitted through http:// www.regulations.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/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the 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. E:\FR\FM\25JYP1.SGM 25JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18660]



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Proposed Rules

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 

the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 

notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 

the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.



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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2011 / 

Proposed Rules



[[Page 44285]]







DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION



Federal Aviation Administration



14 CFR Part 71



[Docket No. FAA-2011-559; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-23]




Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fayette, AL



AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.



ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).



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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Fayette, AL, 

as the Fayette Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and 

new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at 

Richard Arthur Airport. This action would enhance the safety and 

airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 

airport. This action also would update the airport's geographic 

coordinates and note the name change to Richard Arthur Field.



DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2011. 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.



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-2011-559; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-23, at the 

beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received 

comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 

Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 

Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 



Comments Invited



    Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by 

submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. 

Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and 

suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned 

regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited 

on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and 

energy-related aspects of the proposal.

    Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. 

FAA-2011-559; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-23) and be submitted in 

triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for 

address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 

Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

    Annotators wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 

on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 

postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket 

No. FAA-2011-559; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-23.'' The postcard will be 

date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

    All communications received before the specified closing date for 

comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 

The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 

comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 

with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 

docket.



Availability of NPRMs



    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and 

comments submitted through http://www.regulations.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/.

    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 

comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 

Office (see the 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.

    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 

NPRMs should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to 

request a copy of Advisory circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 

Rulemaking distribution System, which describes the application 

procedure.



The Proposal



    The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 

Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace extending upward 

from 700 feet above the surface to support new standard instrument 

approach procedures developed at Richard Arthur Field, Fayette, AL. 

Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the 

Fayette NDB and cancellation of the NDB approach, and for continued 

safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The geographic 

coordinates for Richard Arthur Field also would be adjusted to coincide 

with the FAAs aeronautical database. Also, the airport name would be 

changed from Richard Arthur Field Airport to Richard Arthur Field.

    Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005 of 

FAA order 7400.9U, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 

2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E 

airspace designation listed in this document will be published 

subsequently in the Order.

    The FAA has determined that this proposed 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.



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Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic 

procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, 

when promulgated, would 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 proposed 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 proposed regulation is within the scope 

of that authority as it would amend Class E airspace at Richard Arthur 

Field, Fayette, AL.



Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71



    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).



The Proposed Amendment



    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 

Administration proposes to amend 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:



    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]



    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 

Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and 

Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, effective September 15, 2010, 

is amended as follows:



Paragraph 6005. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 

feet or more above the surface of the earth.



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ASO AL E5 Fayette, AL [Amended]



Richard Arthur Field, AL

    (Lat. 33[deg]42'33'' N., long. 87[deg]48'55'' W.)



    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 

within an 8-mile radius of the Richard Arthur Field.



    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 14, 2011.

Mark D. Ward,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 

Organization.

[FR Doc. 2011-18660 Filed 7-22-11; 8:45 am]

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