Establishment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Laguna AAF, AZ, 72006-72007 [2013-28482]

Download as PDF 72006 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations Final rule; technical amendment. ACTION: This action amends the legal description of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V–45 to update the name of a navigation aid used in the route description. This action is simply to comply with standard formatting for describing routes and does not alter the alignment of the airway. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to update the legal description of a portion of VOR Federal Airway V–45 by replacing the words ‘‘Hickory, NC, 049°’’ with ‘‘Pulaski, VA, 147°.’’ The ‘‘Hickory VOR/DME’’ was renamed the ‘‘Barretts Mountain VOR/DME,’’ but the V–45 description was never updated. This action, instead, replaces the Hickory 049° radial with the Pulaski, VA, VORTAC 147° radial. The intersection of the Greensboro 334° and the Pulaski 147° radials form the exact same point as was previously defined by the Hickory 049° radial. This editorial change does not alter the current alignment of V–45 and the airway track remains correct on aeronautical charts. Since this action merely involves an editorial change to update the legal description of VOR Federal airway V– 45, and does not involve any change in the alignment or operating requirements of the affected route, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 the 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 updates the legal description of an airway in the southeastern United States. Domestic VOR Federal Airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.9X, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal Airway listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. Environmental Review DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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 consists of an editorial change only and is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Federal Aviation Administration List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 SUMMARY: 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: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 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 6010(a) Airways * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–45 [Amended] From New Bern, NC; Kinston, NC; RaleighDurham, NC; INT Raleigh-Durham 275° and Greensboro, NC, 105° radials; Greensboro; INT Greensboro 334° and Pulaski, VA, 147° radials; Pulaski; Bluefield, WV; Charleston, WV; Henderson, WV; Appleton, OH; Waterville, OH; INT Waterville 306° and Jackson, MI, 166° radials; Jackson; Lansing, MI; Saginaw, MI; Alpena, MI; Sault Ste Marie, MI. The airspace within R–5502A and R–5502B is excluded. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2013. Donna Warren, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group. [FR Doc. 2013–28757 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0659; Airspace Docket No. 13–AWP–12] Establishment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Laguna AAF, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Laguna Army Air Field (AAF), (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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. E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with RULES History On September 19, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish controlled airspace at Laguna AAF, AZ (78 FR 57545). 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 D airspace and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 1,700 feet mean sea level (MSL) within a 3.5-mile radius of Laguna AAF (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 8.8-mile radius of the airfield, with a segment extending from the 8.8-mile radius to 13.5 miles northwest of the airfield. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary and provides the required controlled airspace for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airfield. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:14 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 controlled airspace at Laguna AAF, (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ. 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 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 5000 Class D airspace. * * * * * AWP AZ D Laguna AAF, AZ [New] Laguna AAF (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ (Lat. 32°51′53″ N., long. 114°23′35″ W.) PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 72007 That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 1,700 feet MSL within a 3.5-mile radius of Laguna AAF; excluding that airspace in Restricted Area R– 2306E and R–2307 when they are in effect. This Class D airspace area is effective during the 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. * * * * * AWP AZ E5 Laguna AAF, AZ [New] Laguna AAF (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ (Lat. 32°51′53″ N., long. 114°23′35″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 8.8-mile radius of the Laguna AAF and within 2 miles each side of the Laguna AAF 348° bearing extending from the 8.8-mile radius to 13.5 miles northwest of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 15, 2013 . Clark Desing, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–28482 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0558; Airspace Docket No. 13–AEA–10] Establishment of Class E Airspace; McConnellsburg, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at McConnellsburg, PA, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Fulton County Medical Center Heliport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0659; Airspace Docket No. 13-AWP-12]


Establishment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Laguna 
AAF, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace 
at Laguna Army Air Field (AAF), (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ. The 
establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action 
necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules 
(IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On September 19, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish controlled airspace 
at Laguna AAF, AZ (78 FR 57545). 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 D airspace and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 5000 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X dated 
August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by establishing Class D airspace extending upward from the 
surface to and including 1,700 feet mean sea level (MSL) within a 3.5-
mile radius of Laguna AAF (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ; and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 8.8-
mile radius of the airfield, with a segment extending from the 8.8-mile 
radius to 13.5 miles northwest of the airfield. The establishment of an 
air traffic control tower has made this action necessary and provides 
the required controlled airspace for the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airfield.
    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 
controlled airspace at Laguna AAF, (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ.

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 5000 Class D airspace.

* * * * *

AWP AZ D Laguna AAF, AZ [New]

Laguna AAF (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ
    (Lat. 32[deg]51'53'' N., long. 114[deg]23'35'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
1,700 feet MSL within a 3.5-mile radius of Laguna AAF; excluding 
that airspace in Restricted Area R-2306E and R-2307 when they are in 
effect. This Class D airspace area is effective during the 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.

* * * * *

AWP AZ E5 Laguna AAF, AZ [New]

Laguna AAF (Yuma Proving Ground), Yuma, AZ
    (Lat. 32[deg]51'53'' N., long. 114[deg]23'35'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within 8.8-mile radius of the Laguna AAF and within 2 miles each 
side of the Laguna AAF 348[deg] bearing extending from the 8.8-mile 
radius to 13.5 miles northwest of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 15, 2013 .
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-28482 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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