[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 56 (Thursday, March 22, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 16668-16669]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6840]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0013; Airspace Docket No. 12-ASO-13]


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Brooksville, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and E airspace at Hernando County 
Airport, Brooksville, FL. The geographic coordinates of the airport are 
being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, which 
shows the correct coordinates. This does not affect the boundaries or 
operating requirements of the airspace.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC March 22, 2012.

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 is adjusting the geographic location of Hernando County 
Airport, Brooksville, FL, to be in concert with the FAAs aeronautical 
database, which shows the correct coordinates. This is an 
administrative change and does not affect the boundaries or operating 
requirements of the airspace, therefore, notice and public procedures 
under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.
    The Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 
5000, 6002, and 6005 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 amends the geographic coordinates in the legal description of 
Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, for Hernando County 
Airport, Brooksville, FL. This update brings the geographic coordinates 
of the airport in concert

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with the FAA's Aeronautical Products 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 amends controlled airspace at Hernando County Airport, 
Brooksville, FL.

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 5000 Class D airspace.

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ASO FL D Brooksville, FL [Amended]

Hernando County Airport, FL
    (Lat. 28[deg]28'25'' N., long. 82[deg]27'20'' 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.

* * * * *

ASO FL E2 Brooksville, FL [Amended]

Hernando County Airport, FL
    (Lat. 28[deg]28'25'' N., long. 82[deg]27'20'' 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]28'25'' N., long. 82[deg]27'20'' W.)

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


    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on March 14, 2012.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2012-6840 Filed 3-21-12; 8:45 am]
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