[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 208 (Thursday, October 28, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66301-66302]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27261]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0404; Airspace Docket No. 10-ASW-7]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Corpus Christi, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace for the Corpus Christi, 
TX, area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate 
new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Corpus Christi 
International Airport, Corpus Christi, TX. The FAA is taking this 
action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule 
(IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, January 13, 2011. 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 7400.9 and 
publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, 
Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest 
Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321-
7716.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On July 27, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for the Corpus 
Christi, TX, area, reconfiguring controlled airspace at Corpus Christi 
International Airport (75 FR 43886) Docket No. FAA-2010-0404. 
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 paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9U dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 
2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface for the Corpus Christi, TX, area. The addition of new 
SIAPs at Corpus Christi International Airport has made this action 
necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the 
airport.
    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. 
Therefore, this regulation: (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 U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, 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 controlled airspace at Corpus Christi International 
Airport, Corpus Christi, TX.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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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

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 
2010 is amended as follows:
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Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface.

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ASW TX E5 Corpus Christi, TX [Amended]

Corpus Christi International Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]46'13'' N., long. 97[deg]30'04'' W.)
Corpus Christi NAS/Truax Field, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]41'34'' N., long. 97[deg]17'25'' W.)
Port Aransas, Mustang Beach Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]48'43'' N., long. 97[deg]05'20'' W.)
Rockport, San Jose Island Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]56'40'' N., long. 96[deg]59'06'' W.)
Rockport, Aransas County Airport, TX
    (Lat. 28[deg]05'10'' N., long. 97[deg]02'37'' W.)
Ingleside, T.P. McCampbell Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]54'47'' N., long. 97[deg]12'41'' W.)
Robstown, Nueces County Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]46'43'' N., long. 97[deg]41'26'' W.)
Corpus Christi VORTAC, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]54'14'' N., long. 97[deg]26'42'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of Corpus Christi International Airport and 
within 1.4 miles each side of the 200[deg] radial of the Corpus 
Christi VORTAC extending from the 7.5-mile radius to 8.5 miles north 
of the airport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 316[deg] 
bearing from Corpus Christi International Airport extending from the 
7.5-mile radius to 10.1 miles northwest of the airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 179[deg] bearing from Corpus Christi 
International Airport extending from the 7.5-mile radius to 14 miles 
south of the airport, and within an 8.8-mile radius of Corpus 
Christi NAS/Truax Field, and within a 6.3-mile radius of Mustang 
Beach Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of T.P. McCampbell 
Airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of Nueces County Airport, and 
within a 7.6-mile radius of Aransas County Airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 010[deg] bearing from the Aransas County 
Airport extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 9.9 miles north of the

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airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of San Jose Island Airport, 
and within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 327[deg] bearing 
from the San Jose Island Airport extending from the airport to 20 
miles northwest of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles 
west of the 147[deg] bearing from San Jose Island Airport extending 
from the airport to 16 miles southeast of the airport, excluding 
that portion more than 12 miles from and parallel to the shoreline.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 19, 2010.
Anthony D. Roetzel,
Manager, Operations Support Group ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2010-27261 Filed 10-27-10; 8:45 am]
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