[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 232 (Friday, December 2, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 75448-75449]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30940]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0455; Airspace Docket No. 11-AEA-4]


Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Frederick, MD

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D and E airspace at Frederick, 
MD, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System 
(GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Frederick 
Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 9, 2012. 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: Rich Horrocks, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5588.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On August 12, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class D and E 
airspace for the new Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, MD (76 FR 
50156) Docket No. FAA-2011-0455. 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 D and E 
airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6002 and 6004, 
respectively, of FAA Order

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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 E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 establishes Class D airspace extending upward from the surface 
to 2,800 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Frederick Municipal 
Airport. Class E surface area airspace, within a 5-mile radius of the 
airport and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D 
surface area. Controlled airspace is necessary for the new RNAV GPS 
standard instrument approach procedures developed for the airport and 
for continued safety and management of IFR operations at Frederick 
Municipal Airport, Frederick, MD.
    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 
non-controversial 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 Frederick Municipal Airport, 
Frederick, MD.

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, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

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AEA MD D Frederick, MD [NEW]

Frederick Municipal Airport, MD
    (Lat. 39[deg]25'03'' N., long. 77[deg]22'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending from the surface up to and including 
2,800 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Frederick Municipal 
Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during 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 MD E2 Frederick, MD [NEW]

Frederick Municipal Airport, MD
    (Lat. 39[deg]25'03'' N., long. 77[deg]22'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending from the surface up to and including 
2,800 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Frederick Municipal 
Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during 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 MD E4 Frederick, MD [NEW]

Frederick Municipal Airport, MD
    (Lat. 39[deg]25'03'' N., long. 77[deg]22'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending from the surface within 3.2 miles either 
side of the 036[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 5-
mile radius to 7.6 miles northeast of the airport. This Class E 
airspace area is effective during 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.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 21, 2011.
Mark D. Ward,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-30940 Filed 12-1-11; 8:45 am]
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