[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59501-59502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24692]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0579; Airspace Docket No. 11-AEA-14]


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E 
Airspace; Manassas, VA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and Class E airspace areas and 
removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Manassas 
Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, Manassas, VA. A Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedure has been cancelled. Therefore 
modification to the airspace areas is required for the safety and 
airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 
airport. This action also notes the name change of the airport.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, December 15, 2011. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Airspace Specialist, 
Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, 
Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

 History

    On July 1, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D and Class E surface 
airspace and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at 
Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field (76 FR 38581). 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received. Also, the airport name change was inadvertently 
omitted in the NPRM, and is correctly noted in this rule. Class D and E 
airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, and 6004, 
respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective 
September 15, 2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The Class D and 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 to amend Class D and E surface airspace at Manassas Regional 
Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, Manassas, VA. Airspace reconfiguration is 
necessary due to the cancellation of the VOR approach into the airport. 
Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace is no 
longer needed and is, therefore, removed. This action also notes the 
airport's name change from Manassas Municipal Airport/Harry P. Davis 
Airport to Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field. This action 
enhances 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. 
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, would 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 amends Class D and E airspace at Manassas Regional Airport/Harry 
P. Davis Field, Manassas, 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 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 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 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, signed August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

* * * * *

AEA VA D Manassas, VA [Amended]

Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, VA
    (Lat. 38[deg]43'17'' N., long. 77[deg]30'56'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not 
including 2,000 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Manassas 
Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, excluding that airspace 
within the Washington Tri-Area Class B airspace area. This Class D 
airspace area is effective during

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the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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AEA VA E2 Manassas, VA [Amended]

Manassas Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, VA
    (Lat. 38[deg]43'17'' N., long. 77[deg]30'56'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not 
including 2,000 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Manassas 
Regional Airport/Harry P. Davis Field, excluding that airspace 
within the Washington Tri-Area Class B airspace area. This Class E 
airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/
Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace designated as an Extension to a 
Class D surface area.

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AEA VA E4 Manassas, VA [Removed]


    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 19, 2011.
Mark D. Ward,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-24692 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]
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