Amendment of Class D Airspace for St. Petersburg, FL, 90976-90977 [2016-29634]

Download as PDF 90976 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2016–25–10 Rolls-Royce plc: Amendment 39–18736; Docket No. FAA–2016–6744; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–12–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective January 20, 2017. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–Trent 875–17, RB211–Trent 877–17, RB211–Trent 884–17, RB211–Trent 884B–17, RB211–Trent 892–17, RB211–Trent 892B–17, and RB211–Trent 895–17 turbofan engines that have not incorporated RR modification 72–J195, in production, or RR Service Bulletin RB.211–72–J195, dated February 26, 2016, in service. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (d) Reason This AD was prompted by inspection of RR Trent 800 model engines returned from service that revealed flame erosion and axial cracking on the aft face of the stage 3 disk rim of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 1–4 rotor disks shaft. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. (e) Actions and Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Before the HPC stage 1–4 rotor disks shaft cyclic life exceeds 5,000 duty cycles since new, or 5,000 duty cycles since last HPC stage 1–4 rotor disks shaft piece-part inspection, whichever occurs later, do the following: (i) Perform fluorescent penetrant and visual inspections of the HPC stage 1–4 rotor disks shaft forward stage 3–4 seal fin and aft face of the stage 3 disk rim for cracks and flame erosion. Any findings of cracks or flame erosion constitute a failure of the HPC stage 1–4 rotor disks shaft. Jkt 241001 (1) For more information about this AD, contact Robert Green, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7754; fax: 781–238–7199; email: robert.green@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016–0078, dated April 20, 2016 (corrected April 27, 2016), for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2016–6744. (h) Material Incorporated by Reference (b) Affected ADs None. 17:15 Dec 15, 2016 Amendment of Class D Airspace for St. Petersburg, FL (g) Related Information ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES § 39.13 (ii) Machine the HPC stage 3 inner shroud to the dimensions shown in Figure 1 of RR Service Bulletin (SB) RB.211–72–J195, dated February 26, 2016. (2) If the HPC stage 1–4 rotor disks shaft fails the inspections required by paragraph (e)(1)(i) of this AD, replace with a part eligible for installation before further flight. (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Rolls-Royce plc (RR) SB RB.211–72– J195, dated February 26, 2016. (ii) Reserved. (3) For RR service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE24 8BJ; phone: 011–44–1332– 242424; fax: 011–44–1332–249936; email: http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/ civil_team.jsp; Internet: https:// customers.rolls-royce.com/public/ rollsroycecare. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (5) You may view this service information 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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on November 23, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–30065 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9375; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASO–16] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the ceiling of the Class D Airspace area at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL. This would allow the Tampa International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) to carry out Letter of Agreement procedures between St. Petersburg Air Traffic Control Tower and Tampa Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs), and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 5, 2017. 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202– 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_ locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 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: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DER1.SGM 16DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Authority for This Rulemaking 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 Class D airspace at St. PetersburgClearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES History In a review of the airspace, the FAA found the Class D airspace description for St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL, published in FAA Order 7400.11A, describes the ceiling as extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL. The Tampa International Airport Class B airspace area has control of aircraft operating at and above 1,800 feet MSL in the St. Petersburg, FL, Class D airspace area. The FAA is lowering the Class D airspace area to 1,600 feet MSL to avoid the overlap of controlled airspace between the two airports. To avoid confusion on the part of pilots overflying the St. Petersburg, FL, area, the FAA finds that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. To be consistent with the FAA’s safety mandate when an unsafe condition exists, the FAA finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days to promote the safe and efficient handling of air traffic in the area. Class D airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000 of FAA Order 7400.11A dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class D airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by lowering the ceiling of the Class D airspace area from 2,500 feet MSL to upward from the surface to and including 1,600 feet MSL at St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL. The Letter of Agreement between Tampa TRACON and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport ATCT, established February 13, 2015, states that Tampa TRACON shall control aircraft operating at or above 1,800 feet MSL in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Class D airspace area. This airspace change eliminates confusion on the part of pilots operating aircraft at or above 1,600 feet MSL in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Class D airspace area. Also, an adjustment to the geographic coordinates of St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport is made to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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. 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 economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 90977 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: ■ 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 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASO FL D St. Petersburg, FL [Amended] St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, FL (Lat. 27°54′31″ N., long. 82°41′11″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 1,600 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of St. PetersburgClearwater International Airport; excluding that portion within the Tampa International Airport, FL, Class B airspace area. 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 Chart Supplement (previously called Airport/Facility Directory). Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 1, 2016. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2016–29634 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\16DER1.SGM 16DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-29634]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9375; Airspace Docket No. 16-ASO-16]


Amendment of Class D Airspace for St. Petersburg, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the ceiling of the Class D Airspace area at 
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL. 
This would allow the Tampa International Airport Air Traffic Control 
Tower (ATCT) to carry out Letter of Agreement procedures between St. 
Petersburg Air Traffic Control Tower and Tampa Terminal Radar Approach 
Control (TRACON) for the safety and management of standard instrument 
approach procedures (SIAPs), and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) 
operations in the area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 5, 2017. 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-8783. 
The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

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: 

[[Page 90977]]

Authority for This Rulemaking

    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 Class D airspace at St. Petersburg-Clearwater 
International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL.

History

    In a review of the airspace, the FAA found the Class D airspace 
description for St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, St. 
Petersburg, FL, published in FAA Order 7400.11A, describes the ceiling 
as extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL. 
The Tampa International Airport Class B airspace area has control of 
aircraft operating at and above 1,800 feet MSL in the St. Petersburg, 
FL, Class D airspace area.
    The FAA is lowering the Class D airspace area to 1,600 feet MSL to 
avoid the overlap of controlled airspace between the two airports. To 
avoid confusion on the part of pilots overflying the St. Petersburg, 
FL, area, the FAA finds that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. To be 
consistent with the FAA's safety mandate when an unsafe condition 
exists, the FAA finds good cause pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making 
this amendment effective in less than 30 days to promote the safe and 
efficient handling of air traffic in the area.
    Class D airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000 of 
FAA Order 7400.11A dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 
2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class 
D airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 
2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by lowering the ceiling of the Class D airspace area from 2,500 
feet MSL to upward from the surface to and including 1,600 feet MSL at 
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, St. Petersburg, FL. 
The Letter of Agreement between Tampa TRACON and St. Petersburg-
Clearwater International Airport ATCT, established February 13, 2015, 
states that Tampa TRACON shall control aircraft operating at or above 
1,800 feet MSL in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport 
Class D airspace area. This airspace change eliminates confusion on the 
part of pilots operating aircraft at or above 1,600 feet MSL in the St. 
Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Class D airspace area. 
Also, an adjustment to the geographic coordinates of St. Petersburg-
Clearwater International Airport is made to be in concert with the 
FAA's aeronautical database.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    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. 
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 economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5a. 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(f), 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 7400.11A, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, 
effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO FL D St. Petersburg, FL [Amended]

St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, FL
    (Lat. 27[deg]54'31'' N., long. 82[deg]41'11'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
1,600 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of St. Petersburg-Clearwater 
International Airport; excluding that portion within the Tampa 
International Airport, FL, Class B airspace area. 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 Chart 
Supplement (previously called Airport/Facility Directory).

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 1, 2016.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2016-29634 Filed 12-15-16; 8:45 am]
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