Federal Aviation Administration September 28, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Goldsboro, NC
Document Number: 2012-23876
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace in the Goldsboro, NC area, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Mount Olive Municipal Airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the Goldsboro, NC, airspace area. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of Mount Olive Municipal Airport and the Seymour Johnson TACAN.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Tri-Cities, TN; Revocation of Class E Airspace; Tri-City, TN
Document Number: 2012-23867
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking would rename the city designator listed under the title in the preamble and regulatory text for Tri-Cities Regional Airport, and establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hawkins County Airport, Rogersville, TN, and Virginia Highlands Airport, Abington, VA. The Tri-Cities Class D airspace description would be amended to better describe the controlled airspace area. In an NPRM published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2012, the FAA proposed to amend existing controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tri-Cities Airport, Blountville, TN, that included the airports mentioned above. The FAA has reassessed the proposal and finds that separation of existing Class E airspace surrounding Virginia Highlands Airport, Abingdon, VA, and Hawkins County Airport, Rogersville, TN, from the Class E airspace area of Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Tri-Cities, TN, is necessary to further the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in the Tri- Cities, TN area.
Environmental Impact Statement; Taos Regional Airport, Taos, NM
Document Number: 2012-23830
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we have prepared a Record of Decision (ROD) for the ``Taos Regional Airport, Airport Layout Plan Improvements'' Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Town of Taos, owner and operator of Taos Regional Airport located in Taos, New Mexico, has requested the FAA to approve revisions to its Airport Layout Plan (ALP) to reflect and allow construction of a new runway and other associated airport projects; the Town is requesting Federal funding for the project. This ROD sets forth FAA's final determination and environmental approvals for the federal actions necessary to implement the proposed airport improvements under Alternative 2D, the FAA's selected alternative, and the Airport Sponsor to proceed with processing an application for federal funding.