[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 77 (Friday, April 20, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 23597-23598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8557]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1148; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-37]


Revocation of Class E Airspace; Southport, NC, and Establishment 
of Class E Airspace; Oak Island, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes Class E Airspace at Southport, NC, and 
establishes Class E Airspace at Oak Island, NC, as new Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Cape Fear 
Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin Field. This action enhances the safety 
and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations 
within the National Airspace System. This action also recognizes the 
airport name change to Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin Field 
and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 31, 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 January 6, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking, (77 FR 770) Docket No. FAA-2011-1148, to 
remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface designated as South Brunswick County Airport, Southport, NC, 
(old name), and establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin 
Field, Oak Island, NC (new name). Also, as noted, the airport, formerly 
called Southport Brunswick County Airport, Southport, NC, is changed to 
Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin Field, Oak Island, NC, and 
the geographic coordinates are adjusted to coincide with the FAAs 
aeronautical database. 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 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 71.1. The Class 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 removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Southport, NC, and establishes Class E airspace at Oak 
Island, NC to support new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at 
Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin Field, Oak Island, NC. 
Airspace reconfiguration is necessary to the design of new standard 
instrument approach procedures, and for continued safety and management 
of IFR operations at the airport. Also, as noted, the airport, formerly 
called Southport Brunswick County Airport, Southport, NC, is changed to 
Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin Field, Oak Island, NC, and 
the geographic coordinates are adjusted to coincide 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 removes controlled airspace at Southport, NC, and establishes 
controlled airspace at Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin Field, 
Oak Island, 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, effective

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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 NC E5 Southport, NC [Removed]

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ASO NC E5 Oak Island, NC [New]

    Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie Franklin Field, NC
    (Lat. 33 [deg]55[min]51[sec] N., long. 78 [deg]04[min]24[sec] 
W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile radius of the Cape Fear Regional Jetport/Howie 
Franklin Field.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on March 30, 2012.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2012-8557 Filed 4-19-12; 8:45 am]
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