Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kerrville, TX, 56761-56762 [2012-22585]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. 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. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:15 Sep 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2012–17–04 Rolls-Royce plc: Amendment 39–17167; Docket No. FAA–2012–0848; Directorate Identifier 2012–NE–20–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 1, 2012. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 875–17, 877–17, 884–17, 884B– 17, 892–17, 892B–17, and 895–17 turbofan engines that have an intermediate pressure (IP) turbine disc with a serial number listed in Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD, installed. (d) Reason This AD was prompted by RR performing an evaluation that determined that the current lives for certain IP turbine discs with a steel inclusion may fail before they reach their current mandatory life limits. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the IP turbine disc, which could result in uncontained failure of the engine and damage to the airplane. (e) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following. Remove disc serial numbers (S/Ns) listed in Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD within 9,700 standard duty cycles since new. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (E)— AFFECTED IP TURBINE DISCS IP Turbine Disc S/N ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB ADREB 73 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 94 96 102 103 104 Frm 00007 since new. After the effective date of this AD, do not install any IP turbine disk listed in Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD if the life of the disk is equal to or greater than 9,700 standard duty cycles since new. (g) Definitions For the purposes of this AD, a shop visit is one where the IP and LP turbine module has been removed from the engine. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs to this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. (i) Related Information (1) You may find additional information on replacing the IP turbine disc, in RB211 Trent 800 Propulsion Systems Non-Modification Service Bulletin No. RB.211–72–AG795, dated October 28, 2011. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Alan Strom, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7143; fax: 781–238–7199; email: alan.strom@faa.gov. (3) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency Airworthiness Directive 2012–0120, dated July 4, 2012, for related information. (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE248BJ; phone: 011–44–1332– 242424; fax: 011–44–1332–245418 or email from http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/ civil_team.jsp. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 15, 2012. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Assistant Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–21286 Filed 9–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–1399; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASW–14] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kerrville, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: (f) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install any IP and Low Pressure (LP) turbine module on any engine with an IP turbine disc with an S/N listed in Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD if the life of the disc is equal to or greater than 9,700 standard duty cycles PO 00000 56761 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action amends Class E airspace at Kerrville, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Kerrville Municipal SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SER1.SGM 14SER1 56762 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Airport/Louis Schreiner Field. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Due to subsequent decommissioning, the Shein locator outer marker/nondirectional radio beacon (LOM/NDB) will be removed from the regulatory text. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, November 15, 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: History On May 21, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the Kerrville, TX, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Kerrville Municipal Airport/ Louis Schreiner Field (77 FR 29921) Docket No. FAA–2011–1399. 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, it was discovered that the Shein LOM/NDB had been decommissioned. This action removes the Shein LOM/NDB from the regulatory text, 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field, Kerrville, TX. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action also VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:15 Sep 13, 2012 Jkt 226001 removes the decommissioned Shein LOM/NDB from the regulatory text. 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 Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field, Kerrville, TX. 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 7400.9V, 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. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Kerrville, TX [Amended] Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field, TX (Lat. 29°58′36″ N., long. 99°05′08″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.6-mile radius of Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field, and within 2 miles each side of the 310° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 12.3 miles northwest of the airport, and within 2.2 miles each side of the 131° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 11.6 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 29, 2012. David P. Medina, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2012–22585 Filed 9–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 30861; Amdt. No. 3496] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SER1.SGM 14SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 179 (Friday, September 14, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 56761-56762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22585]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1399; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASW-14]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kerrville, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Kerrville, TX. 
Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area 
Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Kerrville 
Municipal

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Airport/Louis Schreiner Field. The geographic coordinates of the 
airport also are adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the 
airport. Due to subsequent decommissioning, the Shein locator outer 
marker/nondirectional radio beacon (LOM/NDB) will be removed from the 
regulatory text.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, November 15, 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:

History

    On May 21, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the 
Kerrville, TX, area, creating additional controlled airspace at 
Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field (77 FR 29921) Docket 
No. FAA-2011-1399. 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, it 
was discovered that the Shein LOM/NDB had been decommissioned. This 
action removes the Shein LOM/NDB from the regulatory text,
    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 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 Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field, 
Kerrville, TX. This action is necessary for the safety and management 
of IFR operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are updated to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action also removes 
the decommissioned Shein LOM/NDB from the regulatory text.
    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 Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis 
Schreiner Field, Kerrville, TX.

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.

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

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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 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.

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ASW TX E5 Kerrville, TX [Amended]

Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis Schreiner Field, TX
    (Lat. 29[deg]58'36'' N., long. 99[deg]05'08'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.6-mile radius of Kerrville Municipal Airport/Louis 
Schreiner Field, and within 2 miles each side of the 310[deg] 
bearing from the airport extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 12.3 
miles northwest of the airport, and within 2.2 miles each side of 
the 131[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 7.6-mile 
radius to 11.6 miles southeast of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 29, 2012.
David P. Medina,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-22585 Filed 9-13-12; 8:45 am]
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