Amendment of Class B Airspace; Washington Tri-Area, DC, 57757-57758 [2014-22854]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES (o) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (j) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Airbus Service Bulletin A320–53–1028, dated March 1, 1994, which was incorporated by reference in AD 98–12–18, Amendment 39–10573 (63 FR 31345, June 9, 1998). (2) This paragraph provides credit for the action specified in paragraph (m) of this AD, if that action was performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraph (o)(2)(i), (o)(2)(ii), or (o)(2)(iii) of this AD, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–53–1027, dated March 1, 1994. (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–53–1027, Revision 1, dated September 5, 1994. 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(3) The following service information was approved for IBR on March 15, 2004 (69 FR 5922, February 9, 2004). (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–53–1027, Revision 03, dated February 12, 2002. (ii) Airbus Service Bulletin A320–53–1028, Revision 01, dated February 12, 2002. (4) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office—EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@ airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. (5) You may view this 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. (6) 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 12, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. 57757 Tri-Area Class B airspace area to include exclusion of restricted area R–4001C from the Class B airspace when the restricted area is active. The remainder of the Class B description is not affected by this change. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC September 26, 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. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. The Order is also available for inspection 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://archives.gov/federal_ register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_ locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 23, 2014, the FAA published a final rule establishing restricted area R–4001C at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (79 FR 29661). R–4001C was formed by further subdividing small sections of existing restricted areas R–4001A and R–4001B that currently extend into Area D of the Washington, DC, Tri-Area Class B airspace area. The description of Area D excludes the airspace in restricted areas R–4001A and B from the Class B airspace. This change simply updates that description to add R–4001C (which is imbedded within R–4001A and R– 4001B) to the exclusionary language. Aeronautical charts have been updated to reflect this information. This action amends the description of Area D of the Washington The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to update the description of Area D in the Washington Tri-Area Class B [FR Doc. 2014–22469 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0713; Airspace Docket No. 14–AWA–1] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class B Airspace; Washington Tri-Area, DC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 57758 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Rules and Regulations airspace area. This action excludes the airspace in restricted area R–4001C from the Class B airspace during times when the restricted area is activated. The remainder of the Class B airspace description is unchanged by this action. Because this is an editorial change to reflect current restricted area subdivisions, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Also, because moored balloons contained in the area are airborne 24 hours per day (except for maintenance or weather conditions) there is a need to separate nonparticipating aircraft from a hazard to navigation, therefore, the FAA finds good cause, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days in order to promote the safe and efficient handling of air traffic in the area. Class B airspace areas are published in paragraph 3000 of FAA Order 7400.9Y dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class B airspace area listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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 Department of Transportation (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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Sep 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 scope of that authority as it makes editorial corrections to an existing Class B airspace description to maintain accuracy. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with 311a, FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.’’ This airspace action is 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. 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 FAA Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 3000 Airspace * Issued in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2014. Colby Abbott, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2014–22854 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0295; Airspace Docket No. 14–AGL–6] RIN 2120–AA66 Modification, Revocation, and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; North Central and Northeast United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Subpart B—Class B * 77°12′04″ W., then clockwise along the 15mile DME arc of the Washington VOR/DME to lat. 39°06′16″ N., long. 76°58′16″ W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME arc of the Baltimore VORTAC to lat. 38°55′40″ N., long. 76°35′10″ W., then clockwise along the 15mile DME arc of the Andrews VORTAC to lat. 38°36′36″ N., long. 77°03′47″ W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME arc of the Washington VOR/DME to lat. 38°43′12″ N., long. 77°18′07″ W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME arc of the Armel VORTAC to lat. 38°42′47″ N., long. 77°19′05″ W., to lat. 38°36′42″ N., long. 77°19′18″ W., then counterclockwise along the 20-mile DME arc of the Washington VOR/DME to lat. 38°31′47″ N., long. 77°06′10″ W., then counterclockwise along the 20-mile DME arc of the Andrews VORTAC to the point of beginning; excluding the airspace contained in Restricted Areas R–4001A, R–4001B and R–4001C when active. * * AEA DC B—Washington Tri-Area, DC [Amended] Boundaries. By removing the current Area D description and adding the following in its place: Area D. That airspace extending upward from 3,500 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL between the 15-mile radius and the 20-mile radius of the Andrews VORTAC, the Washington VOR/DME, and the Baltimore VORTAC beginning at lat. 38°40′21″ N., long. 76°28′36″ W., to lat. 39°02′10″ N., long. 76°16′11″ W., then counterclockwise along the 20-mile DME arc of the Baltimore VORTAC to lat. 39°21′20″ N., long. 77°01′08″ W., to lat. 39°16′32″ N., long. 77°20′50″ W., to lat. 39°08′59″ N., long. 77°18′10″ W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME arc of the Armel VORTAC to lat. 39°04′27″ N., long. PO 00000 Frm 00056 This action amends, removes, and establishes multiple jet routes, high altitude and low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (Q– and T– routes), and VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in the north central and northeast United States (U.S.) to reflect and accommodate route changes being made in Canadian airspace as part of Canada’s WinsorToronto-Montreal (WTM) airspace redesign project. This action also amends or removes ATS routes with minimal or no use. This action also corrects a publishing error in the NPRM regulatory text for Q–71, reverses the order of points published for RNAV route Q–844, changes an airway point in RNAV route Q–937, refines the geographic latitude/longitude position information for one waypoint (CLNTN), SUMMARY: * Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 187 (Friday, September 26, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 57757-57758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22854]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0713; Airspace Docket No. 14-AWA-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class B Airspace; Washington Tri-Area, DC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the description of Area D of the Washington 
Tri-Area Class B airspace area to include exclusion of restricted area 
R-4001C from the Class B airspace when the restricted area is active. 
The remainder of the Class B description is not affected by this 
change.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC September 26, 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.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://
www.faa.gov/airtraffic/publications/. The Order is also 
available for inspection 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://archives.gov/
federalregister/codeoffederal-regulations/
ibrlocations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15. For further 
information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-8783.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and 
Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 23, 2014, the FAA published a final rule establishing 
restricted area R-4001C at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (79 FR 29661). 
R-4001C was formed by further subdividing small sections of existing 
restricted areas R-4001A and R-4001B that currently extend into Area D 
of the Washington, DC, Tri-Area Class B airspace area. The description 
of Area D excludes the airspace in restricted areas R-4001A and B from 
the Class B airspace. This change simply updates that description to 
add R-4001C (which is imbedded within R-4001A and R-4001B) to the 
exclusionary language. Aeronautical charts have been updated to reflect 
this information.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to update the description of Area D in the Washington Tri-Area 
Class B

[[Page 57758]]

airspace area. This action excludes the airspace in restricted area R-
4001C from the Class B airspace during times when the restricted area 
is activated. The remainder of the Class B airspace description is 
unchanged by this action.
    Because this is an editorial change to reflect current restricted 
area subdivisions, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b) is unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Also, 
because moored balloons contained in the area are airborne 24 hours per 
day (except for maintenance or weather conditions) there is a need to 
separate nonparticipating aircraft from a hazard to navigation, 
therefore, the FAA finds good cause, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), for 
making this amendment effective in less than 30 days in order to 
promote the safe and efficient handling of air traffic in the area.
    Class B airspace areas are published in paragraph 3000 of FAA Order 
7400.9Y dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class B airspace area 
listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
    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 Department of Transportation (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 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 makes editorial corrections to an existing Class B 
airspace description to maintain accuracy.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with 311a, FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures.'' This airspace action is 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.

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 FAA Order 7400.9Y, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, and 
effective September 15, 2014, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 3000 Subpart B--Class B Airspace

* * * * *

AEA DC B--Washington Tri-Area, DC [Amended]

    Boundaries.
    By removing the current Area D description and adding the 
following in its place:
    Area D. That airspace extending upward from 3,500 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL between the 15-mile radius and the 20-
mile radius of the Andrews VORTAC, the Washington VOR/DME, and the 
Baltimore VORTAC beginning at lat. 38[deg]40'21'' N., long. 
76[deg]28'36'' W., to lat. 39[deg]02'10'' N., long. 76[deg]16'11'' 
W., then counterclockwise along the 20-mile DME arc of the Baltimore 
VORTAC to lat. 39[deg]21'20'' N., long. 77[deg]01'08'' W., to lat. 
39[deg]16'32'' N., long. 77[deg]20'50'' W., to lat. 39[deg]08'59'' 
N., long. 77[deg]18'10'' W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME 
arc of the Armel VORTAC to lat. 39[deg]04'27'' N., long. 
77[deg]12'04'' W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME arc of the 
Washington VOR/DME to lat. 39[deg]06'16'' N., long. 76[deg]58'16'' 
W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME arc of the Baltimore VORTAC 
to lat. 38[deg]55'40'' N., long. 76[deg]35'10'' W., then clockwise 
along the 15-mile DME arc of the Andrews VORTAC to lat. 
38[deg]36'36'' N., long. 77[deg]03'47'' W., then clockwise along the 
15-mile DME arc of the Washington VOR/DME to lat. 38[deg]43'12'' N., 
long. 77[deg]18'07'' W., then clockwise along the 15-mile DME arc of 
the Armel VORTAC to lat. 38[deg]42'47'' N., long. 77[deg]19'05'' W., 
to lat. 38[deg]36'42'' N., long. 77[deg]19'18'' W., then 
counterclockwise along the 20-mile DME arc of the Washington VOR/DME 
to lat. 38[deg]31'47'' N., long. 77[deg]06'10'' W., then 
counterclockwise along the 20-mile DME arc of the Andrews VORTAC to 
the point of beginning; excluding the airspace contained in 
Restricted Areas R-4001A, R-4001B and R-4001C when active.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 18, 2014.
Colby Abbott,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2014-22854 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
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