[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 57 (Thursday, March 26, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13098-13099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6731]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 137


Operations in Controlled Airspace Designated for an Airport

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This final rule revises an incorrect cross-reference in the 
regulations regarding operations in controlled airspace designated for 
an airport. The current regulations cross-reference a particular 
paragraph that no longer exists. This final rule updates the cross-
reference so that the reader will be able to find the appropriate 
weather minimum limitations on visual flight rules for aircraft in 
controlled airspace near airports.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective March 26, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl N. Johnson, Flight Standards 
Office, AFS-820, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 493-5351; e-mail 
carl.n.johnson@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 17, 1991 (56 FR 65664), an amendment created Sec.  
137.43, Operations in controlled airspace designated for an airport. 
Paragraph (c) of this section contains a reference to paragraph (a)(2) 
of Sec.  91.157, Special VFR weather minimums. The purpose of the 
cross-reference is to set out the exceptions for aircraft operating 
under special visual flight rules (VFR) in

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controlled airspace designated for airports. However, a final rule 
published on December 5, 1995 (58 FR 51968) revised Sec.  91.157. That 
revision removed paragraph (a)(2) and placed the information in 
paragraph (b)(4). As a result, the cross-reference in Sec.  137.43 
became inaccurate. This final rule revises the cross-reference in Sec.  
137.43(c) so that it correctly refers to Sec.  91.157(b)(4).

Technical Amendment

    This technical amendment merely revises an out-of-date cross-
reference. There are no other changes to the existing regulatory text.

Justification for Immediate Adoption

    Because this action updates an inaccurate cross-reference, the FAA 
finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. section 553(b) is 
unnecessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds good cause exists under 
5 U.S.C. section 553(d) for making this rule effective upon 
publication.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 137

    Agriculture, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

The Amendment

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In consideration of the forgoing, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 137 as 
follows:

PART 137--AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 137 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 44701-44702.


Sec.  137.43  [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  137.43(c) by removing the reference ``Sec.  
91.157(a)(2)'' and adding in its place the reference ``Sec.  
91.157(b)(4)''.

    Issued in Washington, DC on March 13, 2009.
Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E9-6731 Filed 3-25-09; 8:45 am]
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