Prohibition of Fixed-Wing Special Visual Flight Rules Operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport; Withdrawal, 28538-28539 [2015-12047]

Download as PDF 28538 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 96 / Tuesday, May 19, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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 at Tri-Cities Airport, Pasco, WA. 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 Seattle, Washington, on May 8, 2015. Christopher Ramirez, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas. [FR Doc. 2015–12019 Filed 5–18–15; 8:45 am] 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 Pasco, Tri-Cities Airport, WA (Lat. 46°15′53″ N., long. 119°07′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-Cities Airport and that airspace within 4.8-mile radius of the airport from the 256° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 11° bearing from the airport and that airspace within a 5.8-mile radius of the airport from the 11° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 83° bearing from the airport and within 5.8-mile radius of the airport from 213° bearing clockwise to the 256° bearing from the 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. 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: ■ [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: ■ Class D Airspace. * tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Paragraph 5000 * * * * ANM WA D Pasco, WA [Modified] Pasco, Tri-Cities Airport, WA (Lat. 46°15′53″ N., long. 119°07′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,900 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-Cities Airport, and that airspace within a 4.8-mile radius of the airport from the 256° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 11° bearing from the airport, and that airspace within a 5.8-mile radius of the airport from the 11° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 83° bearing from the airport, and within a 5.8-mile radius of the airport from the 213° bearing clockwise to the 256° bearing from the airport. This VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 May 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 * * ANM WA E2 * * Pasco, WA [Modified] Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to Class D or Class E surface area. * * * ANM WA E4 * * Pasco, WA [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g) 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 * * * ANM WA E5 * * Pasco, WA [Modified] Pasco, Tri-Cities Airport, WA (Lat. 46°15′53″ N., long. 119°07′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 7.8-mile radius of the Tri-Cities Airport, and that airspace within an 11-mile radius of the airport from the 265° bearing from the airport clockwise to 16° bearing from the airport, and that airspace from the 54° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 112° from the airport, and that airspace 3.5 miles either side of the 35° bearing of the airport extending from the 11mile radius to 13 mile northeast of the airport, and that airspace and that airspace 4.0 miles either side of the 133° bearing extending from the airport to 13 miles southeast of the airport, and that airspace 4 miles southeast and 9 miles northwest of the 226° bearing from the airport extending from the airport 15 miles southwest; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 45°49′00″ N., long. 118°00′00″ W.; to lat. 45°49′00″ N., long. 119°45′00″ W.; to lat. 47°00′00″ N., long. 119°45′00″ W.; to lat. 47°00′00″ N., long. 118°00′00″ W.; thence to the point of origin. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No. FAA–2015–0190; Amdt. No. 91– 337] RIN 2120–AK69 Prohibition of Fixed-Wing Special Visual Flight Rules Operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport; Withdrawal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a previously published direct final rule that would have prohibited fixed-wing special visual flight rules operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport. The FAA is withdrawing this action because it has received an adverse comment. DATES: The direct final rule published on March 26, 2015, at 80 FR 15887, is withdrawn, effective May 19, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this action, contact David Maddox, Airspace Policy and Regulation Group, AJV–113, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8783; email david.maddox@ faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this action, contact Robert Frenzel, Office of the Chief Counsel, AGC–200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3073; email robert.frenzel@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On March 26, 2015 (80 FR 15887), the FAA published in the Federal Register a direct final rule prohibiting fixed-wing special visual flight rules (SVFR) operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD). The direct final rule was to become effective on May 26, 2015. Reason for Withdrawal The FAA is withdrawing the direct final rule because the agency received E:\FR\FM\19MYR1.SGM 19MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 96 / Tuesday, May 19, 2015 / Rules and Regulations an adverse comment to the rule and is required by 14 CFR 11.31(c) to withdraw a direct final rule if the agency receives any adverse comment or notice of intent to file any adverse comment. We received a comment from an individual pilot who objected to the prohibition of fixed-wing SVFR operations at IAD. The commenter stated that the blanket prohibition of SVFR was inappropriate and unnecessary. The commenter further stated that he had personally used SVFR twice in the last few years to land at IAD to participate in an event at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is located adjacent to IAD. The commenter further suggested that the IAD control tower should approve or disapprove SVFR operations on a caseby-case basis. The FAA has determined that the comment meets the requirements for consideration as an adverse comment per § 11.31(a). In accordance with the provisions of § 11.31(c), the FAA withdraws the direct final rule. Conclusion Withdrawal of Amendment No. 91– 337 does not preclude the FAA from issuing rulemaking on the subject in the future, nor does it commit the agency to any future course of action. The agency may also make any future necessary changes to the Code of Federal Regulations through a notice of proposed rulemaking with opportunity for public comment. Therefore, the FAA withdraws Amendment No. 91–337 published at 80 FR 15887, March 26, 2015. Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), and 44703 in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2015. Jodi S. McCarthy, Director, Airspace Services. [FR Doc. 2015–12047 Filed 5–18–15; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 May 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 CFR Part 902 50 CFR Part 680 [Docket No. 130820737–5408–02] RIN 0648–BD61 Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Amendment 45; Pacific Cod Sideboard Allocations in the Gulf of Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: NMFS publishes regulations to implement Amendment 45 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP). Amendment 45 establishes, for a limited period of time, a process for NMFS to permanently remove Pacific cod catch limits, known as sideboard limits, which are applicable to certain hook-and-line catcher/processors in the Central and Western Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Regulatory Areas. This action authorizes NMFS to remove these Pacific cod sideboard limits in the Central and/or Western GOA if each eligible participant in the hook-and-line catcher/processor sector in a regulatory area signs and submits a request that NMFS remove the sideboard limit. Each eligible participant will be required to submit the request to NMFS within 1 year of the date of publication of this final rule. This action is necessary to provide participants in the Central and Western GOA hook-and-line catcher/processor sectors with an opportunity to cooperatively coordinate harvests of Pacific cod through private arrangement to the participants’ mutual benefit, which would remove the need for sideboard limits in these regulatory areas. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Crab FMP, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), and other applicable law. DATES: Effective June 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the following documents may be obtained from http://www.regulations.gov or from the NMFS Alaska Region Web site at http://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 28539 • The Regulatory Impact Review/ Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (RIR/IRFA), and the Categorical Exclusion prepared for this action (collectively referred to as the ‘‘Analysis’’); • The Harvest Specifications Supplemental Information Report (SIR) prepared for the final 2015 and 2016 harvest specifications; • The Final Environmental Assessment/Final RIR/IRFA for Amendment 83 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP) Allocation of Pacific Cod Among Sectors in the Western and Central GOA; and • The Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications Final Environmental Impact Statement (Harvest Specifications EIS). Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection of information requirements contained in this final rule may be submitted by mail to NMFS, Alaska Region, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668, Attn: Ellen Sebastian, Records Officer; in person at NMFS, Alaska Region, 709 West 9th Street, Room 420A, Juneau, AK; or by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Baker, 907–586–7228 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule implements Amendment 45 to the Crab FMP. The king and Tanner crab fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands are managed under the Crab FMP. While the groundfish fisheries in the EEZ of the Gulf of Alaska are managed primarily under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP), some aspects of groundfish fishing in the Gulf of Alaska are managed under the Crab FMP. NMFS published the Notice of Availability for Amendment 45 in the Federal Register on February 2, 2015 (80 FR 5499), with a 60-day comment period that ended April 3, 2015. The Secretary approved Amendment 45 on April 29, 2015, after accounting for information from the public, and determining that Amendment 45 is consistent with the Crab FMP, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and other applicable law. NMFS published a proposed rule for Amendment 45 on February 12, 2015 (80 FR 7817). The 30day comment period on the proposed rule ended March 16, 2015. NMFS received one comment letter during the comment periods on Amendment 45 and the proposed rule. A summary of E:\FR\FM\19MYR1.SGM 19MYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 91

[Docket No. FAA-2015-0190; Amdt. No. 91-337]
RIN 2120-AK69


Prohibition of Fixed-Wing Special Visual Flight Rules Operations 
at Washington-Dulles International Airport; Withdrawal

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a previously published direct final 
rule that would have prohibited fixed-wing special visual flight rules 
operations at Washington-Dulles International Airport. The FAA is 
withdrawing this action because it has received an adverse comment.

DATES: The direct final rule published on March 26, 2015, at 80 FR 
15887, is withdrawn, effective May 19, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact David Maddox, Airspace Policy and Regulation 
Group, AJV-113, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-8783; email 
david.maddox@faa.gov.
    For legal questions concerning this action, contact Robert Frenzel, 
Office of the Chief Counsel, AGC-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 
800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-
3073; email robert.frenzel@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 26, 2015 (80 FR 15887), the FAA published in the Federal 
Register a direct final rule prohibiting fixed-wing special visual 
flight rules (SVFR) operations at Washington-Dulles International 
Airport (IAD). The direct final rule was to become effective on May 26, 
2015.

Reason for Withdrawal

    The FAA is withdrawing the direct final rule because the agency 
received

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an adverse comment to the rule and is required by 14 CFR 11.31(c) to 
withdraw a direct final rule if the agency receives any adverse comment 
or notice of intent to file any adverse comment. We received a comment 
from an individual pilot who objected to the prohibition of fixed-wing 
SVFR operations at IAD. The commenter stated that the blanket 
prohibition of SVFR was inappropriate and unnecessary. The commenter 
further stated that he had personally used SVFR twice in the last few 
years to land at IAD to participate in an event at the Smithsonian 
National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is 
located adjacent to IAD. The commenter further suggested that the IAD 
control tower should approve or disapprove SVFR operations on a case-
by-case basis.
    The FAA has determined that the comment meets the requirements for 
consideration as an adverse comment per Sec.  11.31(a). In accordance 
with the provisions of Sec.  11.31(c), the FAA withdraws the direct 
final rule.

Conclusion

    Withdrawal of Amendment No. 91-337 does not preclude the FAA from 
issuing rulemaking on the subject in the future, nor does it commit the 
agency to any future course of action. The agency may also make any 
future necessary changes to the Code of Federal Regulations through a 
notice of proposed rulemaking with opportunity for public comment. 
Therefore, the FAA withdraws Amendment No. 91-337 published at 80 FR 
15887, March 26, 2015.

    Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), 
and 44703 in Washington, DC, on May 13, 2015.
Jodi S. McCarthy,
Director, Airspace Services.
[FR Doc. 2015-12047 Filed 5-18-15; 8:45 am]
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