[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 43 (Monday, March 5, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12992-12993]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-5126]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0556; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-21]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Albert J. Ellis 
Airport, Jacksonville, NC, by updating the geographic coordinates of 
the airport to aid in the navigation of our National Airspace System. 
The airport dimensions and operating procedures remain the same.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC. April 5, 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

    The FAA received a request from the National Aeronautical 
Navigation Services to update the geographic coordinates of Albert J. 
Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC. This action makes the adjustment.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Albert J. Ellis 
Airport, Jacksonville, NC. The geographic coordinates of the airport 
are adjusted to be in concert with the FAA aeronautical database. 
Accordingly, since this is an administrative change, and does not 
involve a change in the dimensions or operating requirements of that 
airspace, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are 
unnecessary.
    The Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 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 E airspace designations listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in the Order.
    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.
    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 controlled airspace at Jacksonville, NC.

Lists 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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ASO NC E2 Jacksonville Albert J. Ellis Airport, NC [Amended]

Jacksonville, Albert J. Ellis Airport, NC
    (Lat. 34[deg]49'45'' N., long. 77[deg]36'44'' W.)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of Albert J. Ellis Airport. This Class 
E airspace area is effective during the specific days and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and 
times 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 NC E5 Jacksonville, NC [Amended]

Jacksonville, New River MCAS, NC
    (Lat. 34[deg]42'30'' N., long. 77[deg]26'23'' W.)
Albert J. Ellis Airport
    (Lat. 34[deg]49'45'' N., long. 77[deg]36'44'' W.)
Onslow Memorial Hospital Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 34[deg]45'36'' N., long. 77[deg]22'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the 
surface within a 7-mile radius of New River MCAS, and within a 6.7-
mile radius of Albert J. Ellis Airport, and within a 6-mile radius 
of the point in space (lat. 34[deg]45'36'' N., long. 77[deg]22'28'' 
W.) serving Onslow Memorial Hospital.


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    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 24, 2012.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2012-5126 Filed 3-2-12; 8:45 am]
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