Amendment of Class E Airspace; Commerce, TX, 48298-48299 [2013-18699]

Download as PDF 48298 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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 Bedford County Airport, Bedford, PA. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 31, 2013. Paul Lore, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2013–19076 Filed 8–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Environmental Review Federal Aviation Administration 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. 14 CFR Part 71 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: [Docket No. FAA–2013–0269; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–3] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Commerce, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace at Commerce, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Commerce Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated. SUMMARY: Effective date: 0901 UTC, October 17, 2013. 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. DATES: 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: ■ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * AEA PA E5 * * Bedford, PA [Amended] Bedford County Airport, PA (Lat. 40°05′10″ N., long. 78°30′49″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 12.5-mile radius of Bedford County Airport. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On June 3, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the Commerce, TX, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Commerce Municipal Airport (78 FR 33019) Docket No. FAA– 2013–0269. 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 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 ensuring controlled airspace exists to contain aircraft executing new standard instrument approach procedures at Commerce Municipal Airport, Commerce, TX. Small segments are added from the 6.3-mile radius of the airport to 9.5 miles north and 9.3 miles south of the airport for the safety and management of IFR operations. Geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated 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 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 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 Commerce Municipal Airport, Commerce, TX. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA E:\FR\FM\08AUR1.SGM 08AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 153 / Thursday, August 8, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0433; Airspace Docket No. 12–AAL–5] List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Establishment of Class D Airspace; Bryant AAF, Anchorage, AK Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). AGENCY: 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 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ * * ASW TX E5 * * Commerce, TX [Amended] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Commerce Municipal Airport, TX (Lat. 33°17′34″ N., long. 95°53′47″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Commerce Municipal Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 183° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 9.3 miles south of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 003° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 9.5 miles north of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 25, 2013. David P. Medina, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–18699 Filed 8–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:04 Aug 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 This action establishes Class D airspace at Bryant Army Airfield (AAF), Anchorage AK. This action provides controlled airspace to improve the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport due to an increase in the complexity, volume, and variety of aircraft in the immediate vicinity of Bryant AAF. DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, October 17, 2013. 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA, 98057; telephone (425) 203–4517. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: History Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. * Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. On August 22, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class D airspace at Bryant AAF, Anchorage AK (77 FR 50646). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. Thirteen comments were received. The commenters were concerned that the creation of Class D airspace east of the Glenn Highway might compress traffic using the Eastside VFR flyway, adversely affect pilots’ situational awareness, and questioned the availability of weather information at Fort Richardson. The FAA found merit in some of these comments and issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class D airspace at Bryant AAF, Anchorage, AK, but would eliminate that portion east of Glenn Highway (FR 78 34608, June 10, 2013). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. Fourteen PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48299 comments were received, all in support of the supplemental proposal. Subsequent to publication of the SNPRM, the FAA found that a digit was left off the first set of coordinates, and is corrected in the rule. Class D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000 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 airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in this Order. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class D airspace extending upward to and including 2,900 feet MSL at Bryant AAF, Anchorage, AK. This action provides controlled airspace due to an increase in the complexity, volume and variety of aircraft in the immediate vicinity of the airport and improves the safety of and management of aircraft operations. A typographical error is corrected in the regulatory text for the first set of coordinates, changing it from ‘‘lat. 61°17″3′ ’’ to ‘‘lat. 61° 17″13′ ’’. The FAA has determined 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 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 U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses 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 E:\FR\FM\08AUR1.SGM 08AUR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0269; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-3]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Commerce, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Commerce, TX. 
Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area 
Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Commerce 
Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic 
coordinates are also updated.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, October 17, 2013. 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 June 3, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the 
Commerce, TX, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Commerce 
Municipal Airport (78 FR 33019) Docket No. FAA-2013-0269. 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 7400.9W 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 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 ensuring controlled airspace exists to contain 
aircraft executing new standard instrument approach procedures at 
Commerce Municipal Airport, Commerce, TX. Small segments are added from 
the 6.3-mile radius of the airport to 9.5 miles north and 9.3 miles 
south of the airport for the safety and management of IFR operations. 
Geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated 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 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 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 Commerce Municipal Airport, 
Commerce, TX.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA

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

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

* * * * *

ASW TX E5 Commerce, TX [Amended]

Commerce Municipal Airport, TX
    (Lat. 33[deg]17'34'' N., long. 95[deg]53'47'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Commerce Municipal Airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 183[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.3-mile radius to 9.3 miles south of the airport, and 
within 2 miles each side of the 003[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 9.5 miles north of the 
airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 25, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-18699 Filed 8-7-13; 8:45 am]
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