Federal Register: October 30, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 209)
DOCID: fr30oc07-6 FR Doc 07-5326
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 71
Docket ID: [Docket No. FAA-2007-29264; Airspace Docket No. 07-AEA-04]
ACTION: Airworthiness directives:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tappahannock, VA
DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 20, 2007. 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 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before November 28, 2007.
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Tappahannock- Essex County Airport, Tappahannock, VA (KXSA) to accommodate newly developed Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) that serve TappahannockEssex County Airport, Tappahannock, VA.
Class E airspace,
The Direct Final Rule Procedure
The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse or negative comments, and, therefore, issues it as a direct final rule. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Unless a written adverse or negative comment or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse or negative comments were received and confirming the effective date. If the FAA receives, within the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct final rule will be published in the Federal Register, and a notice of proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period.
Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule, and was not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received.
Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify the rule. Factual information that supports the commenter's ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether additional rulemaking action would be needed. All comments submitted will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in response to this rule must submit a selfaddressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA 200729264; Airspace Docket No. 07AEA04.'' The postcard will be date stamped and returned to the commenter.
This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E5 airspace at Tappahannock, VA establishing the controlled airspace required to support the new RNAV GPS SIAPs at TappahannockEssex County Airport, Tappahannock, VA. The Tappahannock Essex County Airport (new) has been built to replace the Tappahannock Municipal Airport at Tappahannock, VA. Both airports will remain open for most of 2008, after which Tappahannock Municipal is scheduled to close. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) were developed to serve this new airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is required to contain the SIAPs and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations, therefore, the FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish Class E5 Airspace at Tappahannock, VA. This action establishes the required controlled airspace. Designations for Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the Earth are published in FAA Order 7400.9R, signed August 15, 2007 effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among various levels of government. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule does not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
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, is noncontroversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
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 establishes controlled airspace at TappahannockEssex County Airport, Tappahannock, VA.
List 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 71DESIGNATION 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(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 19591963 Comp., p. 389.
Sec. 71.1 [Amended]
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.
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AEA VA E5 Tappahannock, VA [New]
TappahannockEssex County Airport, VA
(Lat. 37[deg]51'35'' N., long. 76[deg]53'39'' W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.0mile radius of TappahannockEssex County Airport. * * * * *
Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 5, 2007. Mark D. Ward,
Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center.
[FR Doc. 075326 Filed 102907; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 491013M
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Daryl Daniels, Airspace Specialist,
System Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation
Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 3055581.