[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 29 (Monday, February 13, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 7525-7526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3149]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0610; Airspace Docket No. 11-AWP-10]


Revision of Class D and Class E Airspace; Hawthorne, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action revises Class D and Class E airspace at Jack 
Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, CA. Additional 
controlled airspace is needed to accommodate aircraft departing and 
arriving under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at the airport. Also, the 
airspace designations are revised to show a new city location. This 
action is a result of the FAA's biennial review, along with a study of 
the Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport airspace area that 
further enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at 
the airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, May 31, 2012. 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4517.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On October 31, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at 
Hawthorne, CA (76 FR 67103). 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 airspace and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000 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 Part 71.1. The Class D airspace and Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by revising Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace 
designated as an extension to Class D surface area at Jack Northrop 
Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, CA, creating additional 
airspace necessary for IFR departures and arrivals at the airport. This 
action, initiated by FAA's biennial review of the Jack Northrop Field/
Hawthorne Municipal Airport airspace area, and based on results of a 
study conducted by the Los Angeles Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Task 
Force, and the Los Angeles Class B Workgroup, enhances the safety and 
management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also 
revises the airspace designation for Class D and Class E airspace, 
changing the city location from Los Angeles, CA, to Hawthorne, CA.
    The FAA has determined 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 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 discusses 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 revises 
controlled airspace at Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, 
Hawthorne, CA.

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 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 7400.9V, 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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AWP CA D Hawthorne, CA [Revised]

Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA
    (Lat. 33[deg]55'22'' N., long. 118[deg]20'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within 2.6-mile radius of the Jack Northrop Field/
Hawthorne Municipal Airport, and that airspace 1.5 miles north and 2 
miles south of the 229[deg] bearing from the airport extending from 
the 2.6-mile radius to 3.8 miles southwest, and that airspace 2 
miles north

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and 1.5 miles south of the 096[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 2.6-mile radius to 3.9 miles east of the airport, 
excluding the Los Angeles Airport Class D airspace. This Class D 
airspace 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 areas designated as an extension to 
Class D or Class E surface area.

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AWP CA E4 Hawthorne, CA [Revised]

Jack Northrop Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, CA
    (Lat. 33[deg]55'22'' N., long. 118[deg]20'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2 miles 
north and 1.5 miles south of the 096[deg] bearing from Jack Northrop 
Field/Hawthorne Municipal Airport, beginning 3.9 miles east of the 
airport extending to 6.3 miles east of the airport. 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.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 1, 2012.
Johanna Forkner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-3149 Filed 2-10-12; 8:45 am]
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