Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, 72056-72057 [2013-28706]

Download as PDF 72056 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 231 Monday, December 2, 2013 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–2013–0757; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASO–19] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Christiansted, St. Croix, VI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E Airspace at Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, to adjust the geographic coordinates of Henry E Rohlsen Airport. The airport name also would be changed from Alexander Hamilton Airport. This action would bring current the effected charting and enhance airspace management within the National Airspace System. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 16, 2014. 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–2013–0757; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASO–19, 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: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 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– 2013–0757; Airspace Docket No. 13– ASO–19) 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–2013–0757; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASO–19.’’ 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 between 8:30 a.m. and 5;00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Administration, room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s 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 by modifying Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by amending the geographic coordinates of Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, to bring it in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. The coordinates would change from (lat.17°42′07″ N., long. 64°47′55″ W.) to (lat. 17°42′06″ N., long. 64°48′06″ W.) Also, the airport formerly called Alexander Hamilton Airport would be changed to Henry E Rohlsen Airport. Class D 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 designation 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 entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in E:\FR\FM\02DEP1.SGM 02DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 Henry E Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI. This proposal would 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 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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, effective September 15, 2013, is amended as follows: ■ Class D Airspace * sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Paragraph 5000 * * * * ASO VI D Christiansted St. Croix, VI [Amended] Henry E Rohlsen Airport, VI (Lat. 17°42′06″ N., long. 64°48′06″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 5.7-mile radius of Henry E Rohlsen Airport. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Nov 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO VI E5 Christiansted St. Croix, VI [Amended] Henry E Rohlsen Airport, VI (Lat. 17°42′06″ N., long. 64°48′06″ W.) St Croix VOR/DME (Lat. 17°44′04″ N., long. 64°42′03″ W.) PESTE NDB (Lat. 17°41′31″ N., long. 64°53′05″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.4-mile radius of Henry E Rohlsen Airport, and within 3 miles each side of St. Croix VOR/ DME 069° radial, extending from the 7.4-mile radius to 7 miles east of the VOR/DME; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 13-mile radius of Henry E Rohlsen Airport, and within 8 miles north and 4 miles south of the St. Croix VOR/DME 069° radial, extending from the 13-mile radius to 16 miles east of the VOR/ DME, and within 8 miles south and 4 miles north of the ILS localizer west course, extending from the 13-mile radius to 16 miles west of the PESTE NDB. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 20, 2013. Kip B. Johns, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2013–28706 Filed 11–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 300 Rules and Regulations Under the Wool Products Labeling Act Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Extension of the deadline for filing public comments. AGENCY: The Commission grants an eight (8) day extension until December 3, 2013 for filing public comments in response to the Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on September 20, 2013 (‘‘NPRM’’). DATES: Comments for the NPRM published on September 20, 2013 (78 FR 57808) must be submitted by December 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper, by following the instructions in the NPRM.1 Write ‘‘Wool Rules, 16 CFR Part 300, Project No. P124201’’ on your comment, and file your comment online at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ ftc/woolrulesnprm by following the instructions on the web-based form. If SUMMARY: 1 78 PO 00000 FR 57808 (Sept. 20, 2013). Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 72057 you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex Q), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert M. Frisby, Attorney, (202) 326– 2098, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. On September 20, 2013, the Commission published its NPRM seeking comment on the Commission’s proposed amendments to the Rules and Regulations under the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (‘‘Wool Rules’’).2 The NPRM designated November 25, 2013, as the deadline for filing public comments. On November 20, 2013, the Embassy of Australia contacted the Commission on behalf of the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (‘‘FAWO’’) to seek an eight (8) day extension of the comment deadline until December 3, 2013. It explained that the FAWO will be participating in a meeting of the International Wool Textile Organisation (‘‘IWTO’’) in Guangzhou, China, on November 25–26, 2013, to discuss the proposed amendments. FAWO contends that the record will benefit from comments informed by the meeting deliberations given the role of the IWTO in representing wool industry stakeholders at an international level. FAWO’s input would likely assist the Commission in evaluating the proposed amendments to the Wool Rules. Moreover, the requested short extension of the comment period will not substantially delay the rulemaking process. The Commission recognizes that its NPRM addresses complex issues and believes that extending the comment period to facilitate a more complete record outweighs any harm that might result from an eight (8) day delay. Accordingly, the Commission is extending the comment period for eight (8) days until December 3, 2013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: By direction of the Commission. 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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. 231 / Monday, December 2, 2013 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0757; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-19]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; 
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI

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 
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, to adjust the geographic coordinates of 
Henry E Rohlsen Airport. The airport name also would be changed from 
Alexander Hamilton Airport. This action would bring current the 
effected charting and enhance airspace management within the National 
Airspace System.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 16, 2014.

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-2013-0757; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-19, 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 rulemaking 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-2013-0757; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-19) 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-2013-0757; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-19.'' 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 between 8:30 a.m. and 
5;00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays 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 
NPRM's 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 by modifying Class D airspace and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by amending 
the geographic coordinates of Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, 
St. Croix, VI, to bring it in concert with the FAAs aeronautical 
database. The coordinates would change from (lat.17[deg]42'07'' N., 
long. 64[deg]47'55'' W.) to (lat. 17[deg]42'06'' N., long. 
64[deg]48'06'' W.) Also, the airport formerly called Alexander Hamilton 
Airport would be changed to Henry E Rohlsen Airport.
    Class D 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 
designation 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 entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in

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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 Henry E 
Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI.
    This proposal would 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.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 7, 2013, effective September 15, 2013, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace

* * * * *

ASO VI D Christiansted St. Croix, VI [Amended]

Henry E Rohlsen Airport, VI
    (Lat. 17[deg]42'06'' N., long. 64[deg]48'06'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 5.7-mile radius of Henry E Rohlsen Airport. 
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.

* * * * *

ASO VI E5 Christiansted St. Croix, VI [Amended]

Henry E Rohlsen Airport, VI
    (Lat. 17[deg]42'06'' N., long. 64[deg]48'06'' W.)
St Croix VOR/DME
    (Lat. 17[deg]44'04'' N., long. 64[deg]42'03'' W.)
PESTE NDB
    (Lat. 17[deg]41'31'' N., long. 64[deg]53'05'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.4-mile radius of Henry E Rohlsen Airport, and within 3 
miles each side of St. Croix VOR/DME 069[deg] radial, extending from 
the 7.4-mile radius to 7 miles east of the VOR/DME; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 
13-mile radius of Henry E Rohlsen Airport, and within 8 miles north 
and 4 miles south of the St. Croix VOR/DME 069[deg] radial, 
extending from the 13-mile radius to 16 miles east of the VOR/DME, 
and within 8 miles south and 4 miles north of the ILS localizer west 
course, extending from the 13-mile radius to 16 miles west of the 
PESTE NDB.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 20, 2013.
Kip B. Johns,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2013-28706 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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