Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tullahoma, TN, 28246-28247 [2012-11409]

Download as PDF 28246 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations and within a 6.4-mile radius of the Council Bluffs Municipal Airport, and within a 6.4mile radius of Blair Municipal Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 317° bearing from the Blair Municipal Airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 11.6 miles, and within 2 miles each side of the 137° bearing from the Blair Municipal Airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 12.2 miles. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 5, 2012. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2012–11549 Filed 5–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–1367; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASO–41] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tullahoma, TN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E Airspace in the Tullahoma, TN area, as the Arnold Air Force Base has been closed and controlled airspace associated with the airport is being removed. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the Tullahoma, TN airspace area. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 26, 2012. 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: History On March 2, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Tullahoma, TN (77 FR 12759). Interested parties were invited VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 May 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 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 Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tullahoma, TN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the closing of Arnold Air Force Base, and supports new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field. Controlled airspace is necessary for the continued safety and management of IFR operations within the Tullahoma, TN, area. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field to be in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends controlled airspace in the Tullahoma, TN area. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists 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 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 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, effective September 15, 2011, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ASO TN E5 Tullahoma, TN [Amended] Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field, TN (Lat. 35°22′48″ N., long. 86°14′48″ W.) Winchester Municipal Airport (Lat. 35°10′39″ N., long. 86°03′58″ W.) Manchester Medical Center, Point In Space Coordinates (Lat. 35°29′56″ N., long. 86°05′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field and within 4 miles either side of the 360° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 12 miles north of the airport, and within an 11-mile radius of Winchester Municipal Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (lat. E:\FR\FM\14MYR1.SGM 14MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 93 / Monday, May 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 35°29′56″ N., long. 86°05′37″ W.) serving Manchester Medical Center. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 30, 2012. Barry A. Knight, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2012–11409 Filed 5–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–1105; Airspace Docket No. 11–AGL–20] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Decatur, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace at Decatur, IL. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Decatur Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also adjusted. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, July 26, 2012. 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., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321– 7716. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK29S0YB1PROD with RULES History On December 13, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the Decatur, IL, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Decatur Airport (76 FR 77450) Docket No. FAA–2011– 1105. 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 7400.9V dated VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 May 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures at Decatur Airport, Decatur, IL. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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 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 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 amends controlled airspace at Decatur Airport, Decatur, IL. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28247 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 Part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. * * * * * AGL IL E5 Decatur, IL [Amended] Decatur Airport, IL (Lat. 39°50′04″ N., long. 88°51′56″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of Decatur Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 299° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 11 miles northwest of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 5, 2012. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2012–11540 Filed 5–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No. FAA–2011–1396] RIN 2120–AK10 Operations in Class D Airspace Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is removing the provision describing an abbreviated taxi clearance. Previously, air traffic controllers issued abbreviated taxi instructions to aircraft en route to their assigned departure runway, which SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14MYR1.SGM 14MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 93 (Monday, May 14, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11409]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1367; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-41]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tullahoma, TN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace in the Tullahoma, TN area, 
as the Arnold Air Force Base has been closed and controlled airspace 
associated with the airport is being removed. Airspace reconfiguration 
is necessary for the continued safety and airspace management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the Tullahoma, TN 
airspace area. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the 
geographic coordinates of the Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern 
Field.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 26, 2012. 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: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On March 2, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Tullahoma, 
TN (77 FR 12759). 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 7400.9V dated August 9, 
2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 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 Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Tullahoma, TN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due 
to the closing of Arnold Air Force Base, and supports new standard 
instrument approach procedures developed at Tullahoma Regional Airport/
Wm Northern Field. Controlled airspace is necessary for the continued 
safety and management of IFR operations within the Tullahoma, TN, area. 
This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the Tullahoma 
Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field to be in concert with the FAAs 
aeronautical database.
    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 amends controlled airspace in the Tullahoma, TN area.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists 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

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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 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 9, 2011, effective September 15, 2011, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

ASO TN E5 Tullahoma, TN [Amended]

Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern Field, TN
    (Lat. 35[deg]22'48'' N., long. 86[deg]14'48'' W.)
Winchester Municipal Airport
    (Lat. 35[deg]10'39'' N., long. 86[deg]03'58'' W.)
Manchester Medical Center, Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 35[deg]29'56'' N., long. 86[deg]05'37'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Tullahoma Regional Airport/Wm Northern 
Field and within 4 miles either side of the 360[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 12 miles north of 
the airport, and within an 11-mile radius of Winchester Municipal 
Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (lat.

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35[deg]29'56'' N., long. 86[deg]05'37'' W.) serving Manchester 
Medical Center.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 30, 2012.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2012-11409 Filed 5-11-12; 8:45 am]
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