Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oceana NAS, VA, 46497-46498 [2013-18398]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2013 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0038; Airspace Docket No. 13–AEA–2] Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oceana NAS, VA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace operating hours, and establishes Class E surface airspace at Oceana Naval Air Station, (NAS), VA, due to the Air Traffic Control Tower at Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) now operating on a part time basis. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) and NALF Fentress. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 17, 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. SUMMARY: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES History On April 9, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D and Class E airspace, and establish Class E airspace at Oceana Naval Air Station, (NAS), VA, (78 FR 21084). 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 the FAA found that the geographic coordinates of the NALF Fentress were transposed. This action makes the correction. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, and 6004, respectively of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class D and Class E VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Jul 31, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 the hours of operation for Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D surface airspace at Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), VA, as the air traffic control tower is transitioning from a full time facility to part time, and requires a Notice to Airmen notification. This action also establishes Class E airspace extending upward from the surface at Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), VA. The geographic coordinates of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) and NALF Fentress are adjusted to coincide 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 and establishes controlled airspace at Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), Oceana, VA. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 46497 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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace * * * * * AEA VA D Oceana NAS, VA [Amended] Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), VA (Lat. 36°49′22″ N., long. 76°01′55″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek 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 VA E2 Oceana NAS, VA [New] Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), VA (Lat. 36°49′22″ N., long. 76°01′55″ W.) Navy Oceana TACAN (Lat. 36°49′27″ N., long. 76°02′13″ W) NALF Fentress, VA (Lat. 36°41′31″ N., long. 76°08′04″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), and within 1.8 miles each side of the Navy Oceana TACAN 213° radial extending from the 4.3-mile E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1 46498 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2013 / Rules and Regulations radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) to 9.3 miles southwest of the TACAN and within a 2.7-mile radius of NALF Fentress. 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 VA E4 Oceana NAS, VA [Amended] Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) (Lat. 36°49′22″ N., long. 76°01′55″ W.) Navy Oceana TACAN (Lat. 36°49′27″ N., long. 76°02′13″ W.) NALF Fentress, VA (Lat. 36°41′31″ N., long. 76°08′04″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles each side of the Navy Oceana TACAN 213° radial extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) to 9.3 miles southwest of the TACAN and within a 2.7-mile radius of NALF Fentress. 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. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 24, 2013. Jackson D. Allen, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2013–18398 Filed 7–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 200 [Release No. 34–70049] Delegation of Authority to Director of the Division of Enforcement Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is amending its rules to delegate to the Director of the Division of Enforcement the authority to appoint distribution fund administrators in enforcement administrative proceedings from a Commission-approved pool of administrators, and to set the amount of, or waive for good cause shown, the administrator’s bond required by Rule 1105(c) of the Commission’s rules on Fair Fund and Disgorgement Plans. DATES: Effective Date: August 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Chase Burton, 202–551–4425, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:08 Jul 31, 2013 Jkt 229001 Office of Distributions, Division of Enforcement, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–6553. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In administrative proceedings instituted by the Commission to enforce the federal securities laws, the Commission, in the exercise of its discretion, seeks to distribute amounts collected as disgorgement, prejudgment interest, and penalties to investor victims. The federal securities laws authorize the Commission in administrative proceedings to establish disgorgement and other funds to accomplish this goal. See, e.g., Section 308(a) of the SarbanesOxley Act of 2002, 15 U.S.C. 7261; Sections 21B(e) and 21C(e) of the Securities Exchange Act (‘‘Exchange Act’’), 15 U.S.C. 78u–2(e) and 78u–3(e). According to the Commission’s regulations, the ‘‘Commission or [a] hearing officer shall have discretion to appoint any person, including a Commission employee, as administrator of a plan of disgorgement or a Fair Fund plan and to delegate to that person responsibility for administering the plan.’’ Rule 1105(a), 17 CFR 201.1105(a). To improve the efficiency of the Commission’s distribution processes, and to centralize certain distribution-related functions within the Division of Enforcement, the Commission is formally delegating to the Director of the Division of Enforcement the authority to appoint certain persons as plan administrators if the person to be appointed is included in the Commission’s approved pool of qualified administrators.1 The 1 On July 15, 2013, the Commission approved a pool of nine firms from which future fund administrators will be appointed to administer the distribution of disgorgement or fair funds. Each administrator in the pool will be evaluated annually by the Office of Distributions and, if performance is deemed in compliance with the requirements for selection, will be continued in the pool for another year, up to a total of five years, at which time a selection process for a new pool will take place. Beginning six months after approval of the delegation and every six months thereafter, the Office of Distributions must provide the Commission with a memorandum discussing the implementation of the delegation and issues relevant to the Commission’s evaluation of the distribution processes. In particular, each memorandum must include (i) a list of all distributions assigned to pool participants at that time; (ii) the stage of each such distribution; and (iii) the Office of Distributions’ evaluation of each administrator responsible for the distributions. Each memorandum must also discuss, as data becomes available, the following: (i) whether the delegation has resulted in lower cost of distributions; (ii) whether the delegation has resulted in a greater percentage of funds from the distribution funds being returned to harmed investors; and (iii) whether the delegation has resulted in more timely and efficient distributions. The Office of Distributions must follow these procedures in connection with the delegation authority. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Commission is also delegating to the Director, when the Director appoints an administrator pursuant to this delegation, the authority to set the amount of, or waive for good cause shown, the administrator’s bond required by Rule 1105(c), 17 CFR 201.1105(c), of the Commission’s rules on Fair Fund and Disgorgement Plans. If the Division Director deems it appropriate, a recommendation to appoint an administrator from the qualified pool or to set the amount of, or waive for good cause shown, any administrator’s bond may be submitted to the Commission for review. Administrative Law Matters: The Commission finds, in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act (‘‘APA’’) 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A), that this amendment relates solely to agency organization, procedure, or practice, and does not relate to a substantive rule. Accordingly, the provisions of the APA regarding notice of rulemaking, opportunity for public comment, and publication of the amendment prior to its effective date are not applicable. For the same reason, and because this amendment does not substantively affect the rights or obligations of nonagency parties, the provisions of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act, 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(C), are not applicable. Additionally, the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which apply only when notice and comment are required by the APA or other law, 5 U.S.C. 603, are not applicable. Further, because this amendment imposes no new burdens on private persons, the Commission does not believe that the amendment will have any anti-competitive effects for purposes of Section 23(a)(2) of the Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C. 78w(a)(2). Finally, this amendment does not contain any collection of information requirements as defined by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, as amended. Accordingly, the amendment is effective [insert date of Federal Register publication]. List of Subjects in 17 CFR Part 200 Administrative practice and procedure, Authority delegations (Government agencies). Text of Amendment For the reasons set out in the preamble, Title 17, Chapter II of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: E:\FR\FM\01AUR1.SGM 01AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0038; Airspace Docket No. 13-AEA-2]


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E 
Airspace; Oceana NAS, VA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace operating 
hours, and establishes Class E surface airspace at Oceana Naval Air 
Station, (NAS), VA, due to the Air Traffic Control Tower at Oceana NAS 
(Apollo Soucek Field) now operating on a part time basis. This action 
enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules 
(IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the 
geographic coordinates of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) and NALF 
Fentress.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 17, 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 April 9, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D and Class E 
airspace, and establish Class E airspace at Oceana Naval Air Station, 
(NAS), VA, (78 FR 21084). 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 the FAA found that the geographic coordinates of the NALF 
Fentress were transposed. This action makes the correction.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 
6002, and 6004, respectively of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, 
and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 
14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class D and 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 the hours of operation for Class D airspace and Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to Class D surface airspace at 
Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), VA, as the air traffic control tower 
is transitioning from a full time facility to part time, and requires a 
Notice to Airmen notification. This action also establishes Class E 
airspace extending upward from the surface at Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek 
Field), VA. The geographic coordinates of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek 
Field) and NALF Fentress are adjusted to coincide 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 and establishes controlled airspace at Oceana NAS (Apollo 
Soucek Field), Oceana, VA.

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 5000 Class D Airspace

* * * * *

AEA VA D Oceana NAS, VA [Amended]

Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), VA
    (Lat. 36[deg]49'22'' N., long. 76[deg]01'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek 
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 VA E2 Oceana NAS, VA [New]

Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), VA
    (Lat. 36[deg]49'22'' N., long. 76[deg]01'55'' W.)
Navy Oceana TACAN
    (Lat. 36[deg]49'27'' N., long. 76[deg]02'13'' W)
NALF Fentress, VA
    (Lat. 36[deg]41'31'' N., long. 76[deg]08'04'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-
mile radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field), and within 1.8 
miles each side of the Navy Oceana TACAN 213[deg] radial extending 
from the 4.3-mile

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radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) to 9.3 miles southwest of 
the TACAN and within a 2.7-mile radius of NALF Fentress. 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 VA E4 Oceana NAS, VA [Amended]

Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field)
    (Lat. 36[deg]49'22'' N., long. 76[deg]01'55'' W.)
Navy Oceana TACAN
    (Lat. 36[deg]49'27'' N., long. 76[deg]02'13'' W.)
NALF Fentress, VA
    (Lat. 36[deg]41'31'' N., long. 76[deg]08'04'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles 
each side of the Navy Oceana TACAN 213[deg] radial extending from 
the 4.3-mile radius of Oceana NAS (Apollo Soucek Field) to 9.3 miles 
southwest of the TACAN and within a 2.7-mile radius of NALF 
Fentress. 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.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 24, 2013.
Jackson D. Allen,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2013-18398 Filed 7-31-13; 8:45 am]
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