Amendment of Class E Airspace; Del Rio, TX, 74008-74009 [2013-29221]

Download as PDF 74008 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * * * AGL MI E2 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended] Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI (Lat. 42°52′51″ N., long. 85°31′22″ W.) Within a 5-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. This Class E 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. * * * * * AGL MI E5 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended] Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI (Lat. 42°52′51″ N., long. 85°31′22″ W.) Spectrum Medical Center/Downtown Campus, MI, Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 42°57′09″ N., long. 85°39′48″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving Spectrum Medical Center/Downtown Campus. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013. David P. Medina, Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–29220 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES [Docket No. FAA–2013–0658; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–17] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Del Rio, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace at Del Rio, TX. Controlled SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 airspace is necessary to accommodate new circling approach requirements at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated. 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: 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 August 26, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the Del Rio, TX, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Laughlin AFB (78 FR 52716) Docket No. FAA–2013–0658. 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 6003 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 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 designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX. An additional segment to the north is needed to contain approach category E military aircraft conducting circling approaches to the airport, to retain the safety and management of IFR aircraft in Class E airspace to/from the en route environment. Geographic coordinates 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’’ PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 additional controlled airspace at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, 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 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. E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations § 71.1 [Amended] ACTION: 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: Final rule; correction. ■ Paragraph 6003 Class E airspace designated as an extension. * * * * * ASW TX E3 Del Rio, TX [Amended] Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, TX (Lat. 29°21′34″ N., long. 100°46′40″ W.) Laughlin VORTAC (Lat. 29°21′39″ N., long. 100°46′18″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2 miles each side of the 003° radial of the Laughlin VORTAC extending from the 5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to 10 miles north of the airport, and from the 060° radial of the Laughlin VORTAC clockwise to the 195° radial, extending from the 5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to the 5.5-mile radius, and 2.6 miles each side of the 145° radial of the Laughlin VORTAC extending from the 5.5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to 6.6 miles southeast of the airport, and 2.6 miles each side of the 305° radial of the Laughlin VORTAC extending from the 5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to 6.6 miles northwest of Laughlin AFB, and from the 333° radial of the Laughlin VORTAC clockwise to the 342° radial, extending from the 5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to the 5.5mile radius. This Class E 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. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013. David P. Medina, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–29221 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT 24 CFR Parts 50, 55, and 58 [Docket No. FR–5423–C–03] RIN 2501–AD51 Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands; Correction maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 DATES: Effective Date: December 16, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aaron Santa Anna, Assistant General Counsel for Regulations, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410–0500; telephone number 202–708–3055 (this is not a tollfree number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). On November 15, 2013 (78 FR 68719), HUD published a final rule that revised its regulations governing the protection of wetlands and floodplains codified at 24 CFR part 55. Section 55.12(c) of the rule lists activities exempt from the applicability of 24 CFR part 55. Among other things, the final rule added to the list of exempted activities the approval of financial assistance for restoring and preserving the functions and values of floodplains and wetlands. Upon review of the published final rule, HUD discovered that this exemption was added at §§ 55.12(c)(3) and (c)(12). These duplicated paragraphs are identical. As a result, HUD is correcting this final rule by deleting § 55.12(c)(12). In FR Doc. 2013–27427 appearing on page 68719 in the Federal Register of Friday, November 15, 2013, the following correction is made: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: § 55.12 Office of the General Counsel, HUD. HUD is correcting a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2013. The November 15, 2013, final rule revised HUD’s regulations governing the protection of wetlands and floodplains. Upon publication, HUD discovered that it inadvertently duplicated an activity that the final rule exempts from the 8 Step Process for floodplains and wetlands management compliance. As a result, this document corrects this duplication by removing the duplication. SUMMARY: Dated: December 3, 2013. Aaron Santa Anna, Assistant General Counsel for Regulations. [FR Doc. 2013–29338 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0962] Safety Zone; Nike Fireworks, Upper New York Bay, Ellis Island, NY AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce a safety zone in the Captain of the Port New York Zone on the specified date and time. This action is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels and spectators from hazards associated with fireworks displays. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the safety zone without permission from the Captain of the Port (COTP). SUMMARY: The regulation for the safety zone described in 33 CFR 165.160 will be enforced on December 12, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. DATES: If you have questions on this notice, call or email Lieutenant Junior Grade Kristopher Kesting, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 718–354–4163, email Kristopher.R.Kesting@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone listed in 33 CFR 165.160 on the specified date and time as indicated in Table 1 below. This regulation was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2011 (76 FR 69614). [Corrected] 1. On page 68732, in the second column, remove § 55.12(c)(12). ■ PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 74009 E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74008-74009]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29221]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0658; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-17]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Del Rio, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Del Rio, TX. Controlled 
airspace is necessary to accommodate new circling approach requirements 
at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB). The FAA is taking this action to 
enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.

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: 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 August 26, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the 
Del Rio, TX, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Laughlin 
AFB (78 FR 52716) Docket No. FAA-2013-0658. 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 6003 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 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 designated as an extension to a 
Class C surface area at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX. An additional 
segment to the north is needed to contain approach category E military 
aircraft conducting circling approaches to the airport, to retain the 
safety and management of IFR aircraft in Class E airspace to/from the 
en route environment. Geographic coordinates 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 establishes additional controlled airspace at Laughlin AFB, Del 
Rio, 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.

[[Page 74009]]

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 6003 Class E airspace designated as an extension.

* * * * *

ASW TX E3 Del Rio, TX [Amended]

Del Rio, Laughlin AFB, TX
    (Lat. 29[deg]21'34'' N., long. 100[deg]46'40'' W.)
Laughlin VORTAC
    (Lat. 29[deg]21'39'' N., long. 100[deg]46'18'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2 miles 
each side of the 003[deg] radial of the Laughlin VORTAC extending 
from the 5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to 10 miles north of the 
airport, and from the 060[deg] radial of the Laughlin VORTAC 
clockwise to the 195[deg] radial, extending from the 5-mile radius 
of Laughlin AFB to the 5.5-mile radius, and 2.6 miles each side of 
the 145[deg] radial of the Laughlin VORTAC extending from the 5.5-
mile radius of Laughlin AFB to 6.6 miles southeast of the airport, 
and 2.6 miles each side of the 305[deg] radial of the Laughlin 
VORTAC extending from the 5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to 6.6 miles 
northwest of Laughlin AFB, and from the 333[deg] radial of the 
Laughlin VORTAC clockwise to the 342[deg] radial, extending from the 
5-mile radius of Laughlin AFB to the 5.5-mile radius. This Class E 
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.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-29221 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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