[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 247 (Friday, December 23, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 80232-80233]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32854]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0744; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-33]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oneonta, AL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Oneonta, AL, to 
accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System 
(GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Robbins Field. 
This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument 
Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. 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 22, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace at 
Oneonta, AL (76 FR 58728) Docket No. FAA-2011-0744. Interested parties 
were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting 
written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 
Subsequent to publication, the FAA found a typographical error in the 
longitude coordinates of the airport. This action makes the correction. 
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA 
Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 
which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order. With the exception of editorial changes, and 
the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in 
the NPRM.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Oneonta, AL, to provide the controlled airspace 
required to accommodate the new RNAV GPS Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures developed for Robbins Field. This action is necessary for 
the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Also, the 
coordinates of the airport are corrected 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

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``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 Robbins Field, Oneonta, AL.

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, effective September 15, 2011, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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ASO AL E5 Oneonta, AL [New]

Robbins Field, AL
    (Lat. 33[deg]58'17'' N., long. 86[deg]22'49'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.5- mile radius of Robbins Field.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 13, 2011.
Michael Vermuth,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-32854 Filed 12-22-11; 8:45 am]
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