Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hammond, LA, 71310-71311 [2014-28231]

Download as PDF 71310 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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 further clarifies the description of controlled airspace at MacDill AFB, MacDill, AFB, FL. 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: ■ 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 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, effective September 15, 2014, is amended as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASO FL D MacDill AFB, FL [Amended] MacDill AFB, FL VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 (Lat. 27°50′58″ N., long. 82°31′16″ W.) Albert Whitted Airport (Lat. 27°45′54″ N., long. 82°37′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface of the Earth to but not including 1,200 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of MacDill AFB; excluding the portion within the Tampa International Airport, FL, Class B airspace area; excluding that portion southwest of a line connecting the 2 points of intersection with a 4 mile radius circle centered on the Albert Whitted 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. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 17, 2014. Myron A. Jenkins, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2014–28223 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/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: Raul Garza, Jr., Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 817–321– 7654. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0600; Airspace Docket No. 14–ASW–6] Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hammond, LA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Hammond, LA. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. This action also amends the airport name and adjusts the geographic coordinates for the current Class E airspace area. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, March 5, 2015. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 On September 25, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class D airspace and Class E airspace for the Hammond, LA area, creating controlled airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (79 FR 57482) Docket No. FAA–2014– 0600. 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 Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, 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 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 establishing Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.1mile radius of Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Hammond, LA, to accommodate the establishment of an air traffic control tower. Class E airspace designated as an extension is established within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, with segments extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles north and 7 miles southeast of the Hammond VORTAC. Controlled airspace is needed for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 2, 2014 / Rules and Regulations database, and reflects the airport name change from Hammond Municipal Airport to Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. 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 controlled airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Hammond, LA. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 71311 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on November 20, 2014. Walter Tweedy, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2014–28231 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] ■ 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 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Amended] ASW LA D BILLING CODE 4910–13–P * Hammond, LA [New] 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0831; Airspace Docket No. 14–ASO–12] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Apalachicola, FL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. This action amends Class E Airspace at Apalachicola, FL, as Apalachicola Municipal Airport has been renamed Apalachicola Regional Airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 5, 2015. 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. ASW LA E4 ADDRESSES: Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, LA (Lat. 30°31′18″ N., long. 90°25′06″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Hammond Northshore Regional 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. Hammond, LA [New] Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, LA (Lat. 30°31′18″ N., long. 90°25′06″ W.) Hammond VORTAC (Lat. 30°31′10″ N., long. 90°25′03″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the Hammond VORTAC 355° radial extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7 miles north of the airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Hammond VORTAC 128° radial extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7 miles southeast of the 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. ASW LA E5 Hammond, LA [Amended] Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, LA (Lat. 30°31′18″ N., long. 90°25′06″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.5-mile radius of Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: 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://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/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 ATC Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202– 267–8783. 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. E:\FR\FM\02DER1.SGM 02DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 231 (Tuesday, December 2, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71310-71311]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28231]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0600; Airspace Docket No. 14-ASW-6]


Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E 
Airspace; Hammond, LA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace 
designated as an extension, at Hammond, LA. The establishment of an air 
traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the 
airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. This action also 
amends the airport name and adjusts the geographic coordinates for the 
current Class E airspace area.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, March 5, 2015. 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://www.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: Raul Garza, Jr., Central Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 
Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 
817-321-7654.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On September 25, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class D airspace and 
Class E airspace for the Hammond, LA area, creating controlled airspace 
at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport (79 FR 57482) Docket No. FAA-
2014-0600. 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 Class E airspace 
designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6004, and 6005, 
respectively, 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 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 establishing Class D airspace extending upward from the 
surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of 
Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Hammond, LA, to accommodate the 
establishment of an air traffic control tower. Class E airspace 
designated as an extension is established within a 4.2-mile radius of 
the airport, with segments extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the 
airport to 7 miles north and 7 miles southeast of the Hammond VORTAC. 
Controlled airspace is needed for the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic 
coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical

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database, and reflects the airport name change from Hammond Municipal 
Airport to Hammond Northshore Regional Airport.
    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 controlled airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional 
Airport, Hammond, LA.

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

0
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 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 
2014, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASW LA D Hammond, LA [New]

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]31'18'' N., long. 90[deg]25'06'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Hammond Northshore 
Regional 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 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

ASW LA E4 Hammond, LA [New]

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]31'18'' N., long. 90[deg]25'06'' W.)
Hammond VORTAC
    (Lat. 30[deg]31'10'' N., long. 90[deg]25'03'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles 
each side of the Hammond VORTAC 355[deg] radial extending from the 
4.1-mile radius to 7 miles north of the airport, and within 2.4 
miles each side of the Hammond VORTAC 128[deg] radial extending from 
the 4.1-mile radius to 7 miles southeast of the 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

ASW LA E5 Hammond, LA [Amended]

Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]31'18'' N., long. 90[deg]25'06'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of Hammond Northshore Regional Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on November 20, 2014.
Walter Tweedy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-28231 Filed 12-1-14; 8:45 am]
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