Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Reading, PA, 5754-5755 [2013-01719]

Download as PDF 5754 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 18 Monday, January 28, 2013 AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E Airspace at Reading, PA, as the SHAPP OM has been decommissioned, requiring the modification of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field. 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 March 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: 1–800–647– 5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA–2012– 1270; Airspace Docket No. 12–AEA–16, 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: 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– 2012–1270; Airspace Docket No. 12– AEA–16) 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. Persons 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–2012–1270; Airspace Docket No. 12–AEA16.’’ 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 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–2012–1270; Airspace Docket No. 12–AEA–16] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Reading, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jan 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 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 350, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 D and Class E surface airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to support amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the SHAPP OM navigation aid. Specifically, any references to SHAPP would be removed from the descriptor, and for continued safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, 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 D and E airspace designations 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\28JAP1.SGM 28JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 D and Class E airspace at Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA. This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas RIN 0960–AH52 * 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: ■ * * Reading, PA [Amended] * AEA PA E4 * [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: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace AEA PA D Reading, PA [Amended] Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA (Lat. 40°22′42″ N., long. 75°57′55″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,800 feet MSL within a 4.8-mile radius of Reading Regional/ Carl A. Spaatz Field. This Class D airspace VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jan 25, 2013 Jkt 229001 * Reading, PA [Amended] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. AEA PA E5 § 71.1 * * Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA (Lat. 40°22′42″ N., long. 75°57′55″ W.) That airspace extending from the surface within 4-miles either side of the 172° bearing from Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field extending from the 4.8-mile radius to 10.1 miles south of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. * * * Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. * * * Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA (Lat. 40°22′42″ N., long. 75°57′55″ W.) That airspace extending from the surface within a 4.8-mile radius of Reading Regional/ Carl A. Spaatz Field, and within 4- miles either side of the 172° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.8-mile radius, to 10.1-miles south of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with * AEA PA E2 * Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 5755 * * * * Reading, PA [Amended] Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA (Lat. 40°22′42″ N., long. 75°57′55″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10.3-mile radius of Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 18, 2013. Barry A. Knight, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2013–01719 Filed 1–25–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 20 CFR Parts 404 and 416 [Docket No. SSA–2012–0066] Change in Terminology: ‘‘Mental Retardation’’ to ‘‘Intellectual Disability’’ Social Security Administration. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: We propose to replace the term ‘‘mental retardation’’ with ‘‘intellectual disability’’ in our Listing of Impairments (listings) that we use to evaluate claims involving mental disorders in adults and children under titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act (Act) and in other appropriate sections of our rules. This change would reflect the widespread adoption of the term ‘‘intellectual disability’’ by Congress, government agencies, and various public and private organizations. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them no later than February 27, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of three methods—Internet, fax, or mail. Do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more than one method. Regardless of which method you choose, please state that your comments refer to Docket No. SSA–2012–0066, so that we may associate your comments with the correct regulation. Caution: You should be careful to include in your comments only information that you wish to make publicly available. We strongly urge you not to include in your comments any personal information, such as Social Security numbers or medical information. 1. Internet: We strongly recommend that you submit your comments via the Internet. Please visit the Federal eRulemaking portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Use the Search function to find docket number SSA– 2012–0066. The system will issue a tracking number to confirm your submission. You will not be able to view your comment immediately because we must post each comment manually. It may take up to a week for your comment to be viewable. 2. Fax: Fax comments to (410) 966– 2830. 3. Mail: Address your comments to the Office of Regulations and Reports Clearance, Social Security Administration, 107 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235–6401. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JAP1.SGM 28JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5754-5755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01719]


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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. 78, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2013 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1270; Airspace Docket No. 12-AEA-16]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Reading, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E Airspace at 
Reading, PA, as the SHAPP OM has been decommissioned, requiring the 
modification of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at 
Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field. 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 March 14, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001; Telephone: 1-
800-647-5527; Fax: 202-493-2251. You must identify the Docket Number 
FAA-2012-1270; Airspace Docket No. 12-AEA-16, 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-2012-1270; Airspace Docket No. 12-AEA-16) 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.
    Persons 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-2012-1270; Airspace Docket No. 12-AEA16.'' 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 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 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 350, 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 D and Class E surface 
airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension of Class D, and 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to 
support amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at 
Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA. Airspace 
reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the SHAPP OM 
navigation aid. Specifically, any references to SHAPP would be removed 
from the descriptor, and for continued safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
Paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, 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 D and E airspace 
designations 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. 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

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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 D and Class E airspace at 
Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA.
    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

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

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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.
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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 5000 Class D Airspace

AEA PA D Reading, PA [Amended]

Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]22'42'' N., long. 75[deg]57'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,800 feet MSL within a 4.8-mile radius of Reading Regional/Carl A. 
Spaatz Field. This Class D airspace area is effective during 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas

* * * * *

AEA PA E2 Reading, PA [Amended]

Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]22'42'' N., long. 75[deg]57'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending from the surface within a 4.8-mile 
radius of Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, and within 4- miles 
either side of the 172[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 4.8-mile radius, to 10.1-miles south of the airport. This Class 
E airspace area is effective during specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/
Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D Surface Area.

* * * * *

AEA PA E4 Reading, PA [Amended]

Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]22'42'' N., long. 75[deg]57'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending from the surface within 4-miles either 
side of the 172[deg] bearing from Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz 
Field extending from the 4.8-mile radius to 10.1 miles south of the 
airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Reading, PA [Amended]

Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field, Reading, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]22'42'' N., long. 75[deg]57'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 10.3-mile radius of Reading Regional/Carl A. Spaatz Field.


    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 18, 2013.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2013-01719 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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