Establishment of Class E Airspace; Comanche, TX, 61179-61180 [2013-24149]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2013 / Rules and Regulations For the reasons discussed above, I certify that 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); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. 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. 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: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2013–20–09 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–17615. Docket No. FAA–2013–0833; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–140–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective October 18, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 2001 through 2076 inclusive. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by findings of chafed power wires due to flexing of the main distribution center (MDC) rack panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to power wires, which could cause simultaneous loss of systems such as electrical power, pilot indications, and caution/advisory lighting systems, which are essential for safe flight. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:47 Oct 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 61179 (f) Compliance You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference in this AD may be obtained at addresses specified in paragraphs (k)(3) and (k)(4) of this AD. (g) Replacement Within 13 months after the effective date of this AD: Replace the existing MDC rack panel assembly with a new rack panel assembly, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A4436, Revision 1, dated February 2, 2012. 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(3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. (h) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin 215–A4436, dated September 19, 2011. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2012–16, dated May 9, 2012, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2013– 0833. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 18, 2013. Ross Landes, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23890 Filed 10–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0775; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–19] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Comanche, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Comanche, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Comanche County-City Airport. The FAA found that SIAPs were established for the airport in 2006, but the Class E airspace area to contain it was never established, thereby prohibiting certain aircraft from using the procedures. This SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03OCR1.SGM 03OCR1 61180 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2013 / Rules and Regulations seriously impacts the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. As a result, a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) has been issued suspending the use of the procedures until the Class E airspace area is established. Effective date: 0901 UTC, November 14, 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. DATES: 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: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES History In 2006, the RNAV (GPS) RWY 17 standard instrument approach procedure was established for Comanche County-City Airport, Comanche, TX. The FAA discovered that the Class E transitional airspace area required by 14 CFR 71.71(c) was not established to contain the procedure. As a result, a NOTAM has been issued to designate the SIAP as ‘‘Not Authorized’’ due to the lack of Class E airspace, prohibiting aircraft from using the SIAP until the required airspace can be established. Because of this, aircraft are unable to land in instrument meteorological conditions, which adversely impacts the utility and the safe and efficient use of the airport. Business aircraft based at Comanche County-City Airport incur added costs when diverting to alternate airports during poor weather conditions, and recreational and tourist flights have to be cancelled, creating negative effects on the local economy. This also restricts lifesaving aeromedical evacuation aircraft, which are forced to add critical flight time to their missions to land at alternate airports during periods of low ceilings and visibility as the nearest alternate airport with instrument approach capability is 20 miles away. It is in the public interest to restore IFR operations at Comanche CountyCity Airport as soon as possible to enhance the safe and efficient use of airspace at the airport and ensure that any critical medical evacuation operations are not delayed. Therefore, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is impracticable and contrary to the public interest. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:47 Oct 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.7-mile radius of Comanche County-City Airport, Comanche, TX to contain aircraft executing standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. Controlled airspace enhances 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. 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 establishes controlled airspace at Comanche County-City Airport, Comanche, TX. 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 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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface * * * * * ASW TX E5 Comanche, TX [New] Comanche County-City Airport, TX (Lat. 31°55′13″ N., long. 98°35′57″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.7-mile radius of Comanche County-City Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 25, 2013. Christopher L. Southerland, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–24149 Filed 10–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 Environmental Review [USCG–2012–1085] 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. RIN 1625–AA09 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Christina River, Wilmington, DE Coast Guard, DHS. Final rule. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 192 (Thursday, October 3, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61179-61180]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24149]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0775; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-19]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Comanche, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Comanche, TX. 
Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Comanche County-City 
Airport. The FAA found that SIAPs were established for the airport in 
2006, but the Class E airspace area to contain it was never 
established, thereby prohibiting certain aircraft from using the 
procedures. This

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seriously impacts the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations at the airport. As a result, a Notice to Airmen 
(NOTAM) has been issued suspending the use of the procedures until the 
Class E airspace area is established.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, November 14, 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

    In 2006, the RNAV (GPS) RWY 17 standard instrument approach 
procedure was established for Comanche County-City Airport, Comanche, 
TX. The FAA discovered that the Class E transitional airspace area 
required by 14 CFR 71.71(c) was not established to contain the 
procedure. As a result, a NOTAM has been issued to designate the SIAP 
as ``Not Authorized'' due to the lack of Class E airspace, prohibiting 
aircraft from using the SIAP until the required airspace can be 
established.
    Because of this, aircraft are unable to land in instrument 
meteorological conditions, which adversely impacts the utility and the 
safe and efficient use of the airport. Business aircraft based at 
Comanche County-City Airport incur added costs when diverting to 
alternate airports during poor weather conditions, and recreational and 
tourist flights have to be cancelled, creating negative effects on the 
local economy. This also restricts lifesaving aeromedical evacuation 
aircraft, which are forced to add critical flight time to their 
missions to land at alternate airports during periods of low ceilings 
and visibility as the nearest alternate airport with instrument 
approach capability is 20 miles away.
    It is in the public interest to restore IFR operations at Comanche 
County-City Airport as soon as possible to enhance the safe and 
efficient use of airspace at the airport and ensure that any critical 
medical evacuation operations are not delayed. Therefore, I find that 
notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is impracticable and 
contrary to the public interest.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface within an 8.7-mile radius of Comanche County-City 
Airport, Comanche, TX to contain aircraft executing standard instrument 
approach procedures at the airport. Controlled airspace enhances 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. 
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 establishes controlled airspace at Comanche County-City Airport, 
Comanche, 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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface

* * * * *

ASW TX E5 Comanche, TX [New]

Comanche County-City Airport, TX
    (Lat. 31[deg]55'13'' N., long. 98[deg]35'57'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.7-mile radius of Comanche County-City Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 25, 2013.
Christopher L. Southerland,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-24149 Filed 10-2-13; 8:45 am]
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