Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tri-Cities, TN, 22767-22768 [2014-09152]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 79 / Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations regulatory language for this provision is sufficiently clear and is not making any modifications. Two commenters stated that States should be allowed to implement their own systems for monitoring and managing excessive EBT card request and set their own standards for calculating excessive requests for replacement cards. Motivated by the need to come up with a consistent national policy, FNS used statistical analysis of SNAP EBT transaction records to arrive at the decision to send a warning notice after four EBT card requests within 12 months. EBT card transaction activity indicates that, after the fourth replacement card, a household’s shopping behavior is three times more likely to be flagged as potential trafficking by FNS’ fraud detection system. States have the flexibility to set their own policies for EBT card requests beyond this threshold. States may also initiate the process sooner than the threshold if a household is suspected of committing fraud. FNS received one comment indicating that the requirement will create an additional burden for caseworkers who must conduct further investigations without clear guidelines on what constitutes compliance. The commenter further stated that the regulation should specify what constitutes an appropriate client explanation and whether State agencies can determine what constitutes an appropriate explanation. Since 98 percent of SNAP households use three or fewer cards within a year, with most (79 percent) using only one card, FNS does not expect the warning notice requirement contained in this regulation to create a significant burden for State agencies. Additionally, most States already monitor card replacements and provide warning notices for excessive replacement requests. This regulation does not require households to contact the State agency and provide an explanation. FNS explains in the preamble for the final regulation that contains the card withholding option, that FNS is not specifying which household explanations are suspicious and which are satisfactory. FNS believes that State agencies are in the best position to determine which cases should be referred for investigation based on a client’s explanation, lack of explanation or suspicious behavior. FNS adopts the interim rule as a final rule without change because FNS did not receive any comments that indicate a need for change to the interim regulation. A summary of comments for the interim regulation have been provided in this preamble. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:15 Apr 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 22767 List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 274 History Food stamps, Grant programs—social programs, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. On February 12, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace, and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at TriCities Regional Airport, Tri-Cities, TN. (79 FR 8360). 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 and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, and 6004, 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 the Order. PART 274—ISSUANCE AND USE OF PROGRAM BENEFITS Accordingly, the Department is adopting as a final rule, without change, the interim rule that amended 7 CFR 274.6(b)(6) and was published at 78 FR 51649 on August 21, 2013. Dated: April 18, 2014. Yvette S. Jackson, Acting Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09334 Filed 4–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0806; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASO–21] Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tri-Cities, TN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D and Class E Airspace, and establishes Class E airspace at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Tri-Cities, TN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary to alleviate traffic issues in the surrounding area for Johnson City Airport and Edwards Heliport so aircraft can navigate in and out of their respective airports in Visual Flight Rules conditions under 700 feet. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of aircraft within the Tri-Cities, TN area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 24, 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. SUMMARY: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace, and establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Tri Cities Regional Airport, Tri-Cities, TN. Both the Class D airspace area and Class E surface area airspace is reduced from a 6.8-mile radius of the airport to within a 4.3-mile radius of the airport. This action also establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-Cities Airport, with a segment extending from the 4.3-mile radius of the airport to 6.8 miles northeast of the airport. This action alleviates congestion for aircraft traveling to/from two neighboring airports, Edwards Heliport and Johnson City Airport in Visual Flight Rules conditions under 700 feet. 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant E:\FR\FM\24APR1.SGM 24APR1 22768 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 79 / Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 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 in the Tri-Cities, TN, area. 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. 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: 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: ASO TN D Tri-Cities, TN [Amended] Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA (Lat. 36°28′31″ N., long. 82°24′27″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 4,000 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-Cities Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ASO TN E2 Tri-Cities, TN [Amended] Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA (Lat. 36°28′31″ N., long. 82°24′27″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-Cities Regional Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. * * * * * ASO TN E4 Tri-Cities, TN [New] Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA (Lat. 36°28′31″ N., long. 82°24′27″ W.) That airspace extending from the surface within 2.5-miles either side of the 043° bearing from Tri-Cities Regional Airport, extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 6.8miles northeast of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during 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 College Park, Georgia, on April 14, 2014. Myron A. Jenkins, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2014–09152 Filed 4–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ■ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * VerDate Mar<15>2010 * 14:15 Apr 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0025; Airspace Docket No. 14–ANE–1] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Greenville, ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E Airspace at Greenville, ME, as the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Squaw Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Greenville Municipal Airport. This enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 24, 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. John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: History On February 12, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace at Greenville Municipal Airport, Greenville, ME, (79 FR 8362). 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 7400.9X 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 amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 9.4-mile radius of Greenville Municipal Airport, with a segment extending from the 9.4-mile radius to 14 miles northwest of the airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Squaw NDB and cancellation of the NDB approach, and for continued safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are adjusted to be in concert with 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, is non-controversial and E:\FR\FM\24APR1.SGM 24APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 79 (Thursday, April 24, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09152]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0806; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-21]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Establishment of 
Class E Airspace; Tri-Cities, TN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and Class E Airspace, and 
establishes Class E airspace at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Tri-
Cities, TN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary to alleviate traffic 
issues in the surrounding area for Johnson City Airport and Edwards 
Heliport so aircraft can navigate in and out of their respective 
airports in Visual Flight Rules conditions under 700 feet. This action 
enhances the safety and airspace management of aircraft within the Tri-
Cities, TN area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 24, 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, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On February 12, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D airspace and 
Class E surface area airspace, and establish Class E airspace 
designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Tri-Cities Regional 
Airport, Tri-Cities, TN. (79 FR 8360). 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 and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 
5000, 6002, and 6004, 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 the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace, and 
establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D 
surface area at Tri Cities Regional Airport, Tri-Cities, TN. Both the 
Class D airspace area and Class E surface area airspace is reduced from 
a 6.8-mile radius of the airport to within a 4.3-mile radius of the 
airport. This action also establishes Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D surface area within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-
Cities Airport, with a segment extending from the 4.3-mile radius of 
the airport to 6.8 miles northeast of the airport. This action 
alleviates congestion for aircraft traveling to/from two neighboring 
airports, Edwards Heliport and Johnson City Airport in Visual Flight 
Rules conditions under 700 feet.
    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, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant

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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 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 in the Tri-Cities, TN, area.

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.

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:

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 TN D Tri-Cities, TN [Amended]

Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA
    (Lat. 36[deg]28'31'' N., long. 82[deg]24'27'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
4,000 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-Cities Regional 
Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific 
days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published 
in the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ASO TN E2 Tri-Cities, TN [Amended]

Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA
    (Lat. 36[deg]28'31'' N., long. 82[deg]24'27'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-
mile radius of Tri-Cities Regional Airport. This Class E airspace 
area is effective during the specific days and times established in 
advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will 
thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility 
Directory.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D Surface Area.

* * * * *

ASO TN E4 Tri-Cities, TN [New]

Tri-Cities Regional Airport, TN/VA
    (Lat. 36[deg]28'31'' N., long. 82[deg]24'27'' W.)

    That airspace extending from the surface within 2.5-miles either 
side of the 043[deg] bearing from Tri-Cities Regional Airport, 
extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 6.8-miles northeast of the 
airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during 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 College Park, Georgia, on April 14, 2014.
Myron A. Jenkins,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2014-09152 Filed 4-23-14; 8:45 am]
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