Amendment of Class E Airspace; Alma, GA, 52332-52333 [2022-18286]

Download as PDF 52332 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 164 / Thursday, August 25, 2022 / Rules and Regulations (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) is effective September 29, 2022. specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not include that requirement. fr.inspection@nara.gov, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2021–16–07, Amendment 39–21669 (86 FR 47210, August 24, 2021) (AD 2021–16–07). (j) Additional AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or responsible Flight Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-AVS-AIR730-AMOC@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the responsible Flight Standards Office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus Defense and Space S.A.’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. Issued on August 4, 2022. Christina Underwood, Acting Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (formerly known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Model C– 212–CB, C–212–CC, C–212–CD, C–212–CE, C–212–CF, C–212–DE, and C–212–DF airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0182R1, dated October 29, 2021 (EASA AD 2020–0182R1). (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of cracks on the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) side fuselage skin and on frame (FR) 5 underneath the skin, near the leading edge of the wing, and the development of a modification to reinforce the structure in the affected area. The FAA is issuing this AD to address cracks on the LH and RH side fuselage skin and on FR 5 underneath the skin, near the leading edge of the wing, which could affect the structural integrity of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES (g) Requirements Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: Comply with all required actions and compliance times specified in, and in accordance with, EASA AD 2020–0182R1. (h) Exceptions to EASA AD 2020–0182R1 (1) Where EASA AD 2020–0182R1 refers to its effective date, this AD requires using the effective date of this AD. (2) Where EASA AD 2020–0182R1 refers to refers to August 27, 2020 (the effective date of EASA AD 2020–0182), this AD requires using September 28, 2021 (the effective date of AD 2021–16–07). (3) Where paragraph (2) of EASA AD 2020– 0182R1 specifies to ‘‘contact Airbus D&S for approved instructions and accomplish those instructions accordingly’’ if discrepancies are detected, for this AD if any cracking is detected, the cracking must be repaired before further flight using a method approved by the Manager, Large Aircraft Section, International Validation Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Airbus Defense and Space S.A.’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (4) The ‘‘Remarks’’ section of EASA AD 2020–0182R1 does not apply to this AD. (i) No Reporting Requirement Although the service information referenced in EASA AD 2020–0182R1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Aug 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, Large Aircraft Section, FAA, International Validation Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone 206–231–3220; email shahram.daneshmandi@faa.gov. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2020–0182R1, dated October 29, 2021. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For EASA AD 2020–0182R1, contact EASA, Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer 3, 50668 Cologne, Germany; telephone +49 221 8999 000; email ADs@easa.europa.eu; internet www.easa.europa.eu. You may find this EASA AD on the EASA website at https:// ad.easa.europa.eu. (4) You may view this material at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (5) You may view this material that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [FR Doc. 2022–18322 Filed 8–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2022–0568; Airspace Docket No. 22–ASO–12] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Alma, GA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bacon County Airport, Alma, GA, due to the decommissioning of the Alma Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and cancellation of associated approaches, as well as updating the airport’s geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 3, 2022. 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 JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; Telephone: (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 164 / Thursday, August 25, 2022 / 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 E airspace for Bacon County Airport, Alma, GA, to support IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (87 FR 33083, June 1, 2022) for Docket No. FAA–2022–0568 to amend Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bacon County Airport, Alma, GA. 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 Paragraphs 6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending 14 CFR part 71 by amending Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bacon County Airport, Alma, GA, due to the decommissioning of the Alma VORTAC and cancellation of associated VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Aug 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 extensions. This action also updates the airport’s geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s database, and removes the city name from airspace header per order FAA 7400.2. In addition, this action replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airspace description. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 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 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: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52333 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 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace. * * * * * ASO GA E2 Alma, GA [Amended] Bacon County Airport, GA (Lat. 31°32′10″ N, long. 82°30′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius of Bacon County Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Air Missions. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO GA E5 Alma, GA [Amended] Bacon County Airport, GA (Lat. 31°32′10″ N, long. 82°30′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Bacon County Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 17, 2022. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2022–18286 Filed 8–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2022–0668; Airspace Docket No. 22–ASO–13] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Fort Pierce, FL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 164 (Thursday, August 25, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52332-52333]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-18286]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2022-0568; Airspace Docket No. 22-ASO-12]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Alma, GA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This action amends Class E surface airspace and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bacon 
County Airport, Alma, GA, due to the decommissioning of the Alma Very 
High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) 
and cancellation of associated approaches, as well as updating the 
airport's geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for 
the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations 
in the area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 3, 2022. 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 JO 7400.11 
and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; Telephone: (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

[[Page 52333]]

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 E airspace for Bacon County Airport, Alma, GA, to 
support IFR operations in the area.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (87 FR 33083, June 1, 2022) for Docket No. FAA-2022-0568 to 
amend Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface at Bacon County Airport, Alma, GA.
    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 Paragraphs 6002 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, 
and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 
14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class 
A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic routes, and reporting 
points.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending 14 CFR part 71 by amending Class E surface 
airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Bacon County Airport, Alma, GA, due to the decommissioning 
of the Alma VORTAC and cancellation of associated extensions. This 
action also updates the airport's geographic coordinates to coincide 
with the FAA's database, and removes the city name from airspace header 
per order FAA 7400.2. In addition, this action replaces the outdated 
term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the 
airspace description.
    Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 6002 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, 
and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 
14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. FAA Order JO 
7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published 
yearly and effective on September 15.

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 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

0
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]

0
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11F, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and 
effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO GA E2 Alma, GA [Amended]

Bacon County Airport, GA
    (Lat. 31[deg]32'10'' N, long. 82[deg]30'24'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile 
radius of Bacon County Airport. This Class E airspace area is 
effective during the specific days and times established in advance 
by a Notice to Air Missions. The effective days and times will 
thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ASO GA E5 Alma, GA [Amended]

Bacon County Airport, GA
    (Lat. 31[deg]32'10'' N, long. 82[deg]30'24'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Bacon County Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 17, 2022.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2022-18286 Filed 8-24-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P