[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 243 (Monday, December 19, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 78529-78530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32037]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0578; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-24]


Establishment of Class D and E Airspace and Amendment of Class E; 
Brooksville, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D and E airspace and amends 
existing Class E airspace at Brooksville, FL, to accommodate a new air 
traffic control tower at Hernando County Airport This action enhances 
the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations 
for standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action 
also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of 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: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On September 7, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class D and E 
airspace and amend existing Class E airspace at Brooksville, FL, to 
accommodate a new air traffic control tower at Hernando County Airport 
(76 FR 55298). 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 6005, 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 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 and including 1,500 feet MSL within a 5.1-mile radius of Hernando 
County Airport, Brooksville, FL, and Class E surface area airspace 
within a 5.1-mile radius of the airport. This action also amends Class 
E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 
7.6-mile radius of the airport. Additional controlled airspace is 
necessary to support the new air traffic control tower and new standard 
instrument approach procedures developed for continued safety and 
management of IFR operations at Hernando County Airport. Also, the 
geographic coordinates of the airport are adjusted to be in concert 
with the FAAs aeronautical database.
    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 and amends controlled airspace at Hernando County 
Airport, Brooksville, FL.

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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ASO FL D Brooksville, FL [NEW]

Hernando County Airport, FL
    (Lat. 28[deg]28'42'' N., long. 82[deg]27'33'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface up to and including 
1,500 feet MSL within a 5.1-mile radius of the Hernando County 
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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ASO FL E2 Brooksville, FL [NEW]

Hernando County Airport, FL
    (Lat. 28[deg]28'42'' N., long. 82[deg]27'33'' W.)

That airspace extending from the surface within a 5.1-mile radius of 
Hernando County 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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ASO FL E5 Brooksville, FL [AMENDED]

Hernando County Airport, FL
    (Lat. 28[deg]28'42'' N., long. 82[deg]27'33'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.6-mile radius of Hernando County Airport.


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    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 5, 2011.
Mark D. Ward,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-32037 Filed 12-16-11; 8:45 am]
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