Establishment of Class E Airspace; Reidsville, GA, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Vidalia, GA, 65255-65256 [2012-26330]

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[FR Doc. 2012–26331 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14 CFR Part 71 History [Docket No. FAA–2012–0385; Airspace Docket No. 12–ASO–23] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Reidsville, GA, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Vidalia, GA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Reidsville, GA. Separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal Airport, Reidsville, GA, from the Class E airspace of Vidalia Regional Airport, Vidalia, GA, has made this action necessary to enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also changes the names of both airports and updates the airport’s geographic coordinates. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 10, 2013. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 14:26 Oct 25, 2012 John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. Jkt 229001 On July 5, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal Airport, Reidsville, GA, to accommodate the separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding Vidalia Regional Airport, Vidalia, GA, (77 FR 39653) Docket No. FAA–2012–0385. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Geographic coordinates for both airports also are adjusted. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal Airport, formerly Reidsville Airport, Reidsville, GA, and amends Class E airspace at Vidalia, Regional Airport, formerly Vidalia Municipal Airport, Vidalia, GA, to provide the controlled airspace required to accommodate the separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding Vidalia Regional Airport. Geographic coordinates for both airport are adjusted to be in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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 E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 65256 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 establishes controlled airspace surrounding Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal Airport, Reidsville, GA and amends controlled airspace at Vidalia Regional Airport, Vidalia, GA. 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: ■ emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD 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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:26 Oct 25, 2012 Jkt 229001 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth * * * * * ASO GA E5 Vidalia, GA [Amended] Vidalia Regional Airport, GA (Lat. 32°11′34″ N., long. 82°22′16″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Vidalia Regional Airport. * * * * * ASO GA E5 Reidsville, GA [New] Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal Airport, GA (Lat. 32°03′32″ N., long. 82°09′06″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of the Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 11, 2012. Barry A. Knight, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2012–26330 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 95 [Docket No. 30868; Amdt. No. 503] IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule AGENCY: This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas. DATES: Effective: 0901 UTC, November 15, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Dunham, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS–420), Flight Technologies and Programs Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 25082 Oklahoma City, OK 73125) telephone: (405) 954–4164. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This amendment to part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) amends, suspends, or revokes IFR altitudes governing the operation of all aircraft in flight over a specified route or any portion of that route, as well as the changeover points (COPs) for Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes as prescribed in part 95. The Rule The specified IFR altitudes, when used in conjunction with the prescribed changeover points for those routes, ensure navigation aid coverage that is adequate for safe flight operations and free of frequency interference. The reasons and circumstances that create the need for this amendment involve matters of flight safety and operational efficiency in the National Airspace System, are related to published aeronautical charts that are essential to the user, and provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. In addition, those various reasons or circumstances require making this amendment effective before the next scheduled charting and publication date of the flight information to assure its timely availability to the user. The effective date of this amendment reflects those considerations. In view of the close and immediate relationship between these regulatory changes and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure before adopting this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and that good cause exists for making the amendment effective in less than 30 days. Conclusion 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. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 95 Airspace, Navigation (air). E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[FR Doc No: 2012-26330]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0385; Airspace Docket No. 12-ASO-23]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Reidsville, GA, and Amendment 
of Class E Airspace; Vidalia, GA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Reidsville, GA. 
Separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding Swinton Smith Field 
at Reidsville Municipal Airport, Reidsville, GA, from the Class E 
airspace of Vidalia Regional Airport, Vidalia, GA, has made this action 
necessary to enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument 
Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also changes 
the names of both airports and updates the airport's geographic 
coordinates.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 10, 2013. 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 July 5, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Swinton Smith Field at 
Reidsville Municipal Airport, Reidsville, GA, to accommodate the 
separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding Vidalia Regional 
Airport, Vidalia, GA, (77 FR 39653) Docket No. FAA-2012-0385. 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received. Geographic coordinates for both airports also 
are adjusted.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012, 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 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal 
Airport, formerly Reidsville Airport, Reidsville, GA, and amends Class 
E airspace at Vidalia, Regional Airport, formerly Vidalia Municipal 
Airport, Vidalia, GA, to provide the controlled airspace required to 
accommodate the separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding 
Vidalia Regional Airport. Geographic coordinates for both airport are 
adjusted to be in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. This 
action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at 
the airport.
    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

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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 establishes controlled airspace surrounding Swinton Smith Field 
at Reidsville Municipal Airport, Reidsville, GA and amends controlled 
airspace at Vidalia Regional Airport, Vidalia, GA.

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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 8, 2012, effective September 15, 2012, is amended 
as follows:

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

* * * * *

ASO GA E5 Vidalia, GA [Amended]

Vidalia Regional Airport, GA
    (Lat. 32[deg]11'34'' N., long. 82[deg]22'16'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Vidalia Regional Airport.
* * * * *

ASO GA E5 Reidsville, GA [New]

Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville Municipal Airport, GA
    (Lat. 32[deg]03'32'' N., long. 82[deg]09'06'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of the Swinton Smith Field at Reidsville 
Municipal Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 11, 2012.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2012-26330 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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