Federal Aviation Administration May 19, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Alturas, CA
Document Number: 2011-12360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Alturas Municipal Airport, Alturas, CA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Alturas Municipal Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Alturas Municipal Airport, Alturas, CA.
Written Re-Evaluation and Record of Decision for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Relocation of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport
Document Number: 2011-12359
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In September 2006, the FAA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for actions associated with the proposed relocation of the Panama City- Bay County International Airport (PFN) in Bay County, Florida. The FAA's ROD was based on information and analysis contained in the FAA's 2006 FEIS for the project. The new airport approved in the 2006 ROD was named the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), and began operations at the new site in May 2010. The FAA noted in the 2006 FEIS that further federal action would be necessary to decommission and dispose of the existing airport property from aeronautical use, and that additional environmental review would be necessary due to the preliminary nature of the redevelopment information. In April 2010, the Airport Sponsor requested full release of the old airport property from federal grant obligations. Subsequent to this request, the FAA published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) in August 2010, regarding the intent to rule on the Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District (Airport Sponsor) request to release airport property at PFN. The Federal Action addressed in the written reevaluation is FAA approval of the disposal (closure) of the Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN) property and release of PFN's grant obligations. Based on the best information currently available regarding reuse of the PFN site, the written reevaluation assessed the continuing validity of the environmental analysis contained in the 2006 FEIS with regard to the disposal and release actions requested by the Airport Sponsor. After the written reevaluation was completed and based on information contained therein, the FAA signed a ROD environmentally approving disposal of the property and release of grant obligations on May 5, 2011. This is not, however, the final step in the disposal and release process. Upon FAA's final approval of the disposal of the property, the Airport Sponsor will be released from their grant obligations over the property known as PFN.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-12309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD was prompted by events of excessive rudder pedal inputs and consequent high loads on the vertical stabilizer on several airplanes. High loads on the vertical stabilizer that exceed ultimate design loads could cause failure of the vertical stabilizer and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address this unsafe condition.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Gruver Cluck Ranch Airport, TX
Document Number: 2011-12121
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace at Gruver, Cluck Ranch Airport, TX. The airport has been abandoned, thereby eliminating the need for controlled airspace in the Gruver, Cluck Ranch Airport, TX, area. The FAA is taking this action to ensure the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Ozark, MO
Document Number: 2011-12113
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace at Ozark, MO. Abandonment of the former Air Park South Airport and cancellation of all Standard Instrument Approach Procedures has eliminated the need for controlled airspace in the Ozark, MO area. The FAA is taking this action to ensure the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Marshfield Municipal Airport, Marshfield, WI
Document Number: 2011-11994
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 2.04 acres of the airport property at the Marshfield Municipal Airport, Marshfield, WI. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking airport property to improve the intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and County Trunck Highway BB. The WisDOT issued an environmental Finding of No Significant Impact on January 30, 2007. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. The acreage comprising this parcels 20 and 32 were originally acquired under Grant Nos. ADAP 6-55-0039-03. The City of Marshfield (Wisconsin), as airport owner, has concluded that the subject airport land is not needed for expansion of airport facilities. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property. The airport will receive the appraised fair market value of $18,500 for the land. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.