[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 20, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17085-17086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06366]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0178; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Multiple Restricted Areas; Eglin AFB, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action changes the name of the using agency for 
Restricted Areas R-2914A and B; R-2915A, B and C; R-2918; and R-2919A 
and B, with the Eglin Range Complex, FL, to read ``U.S. Air Force, 
Commander 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL. This is an administrative 
change only and does not affect the boundaries; designated altitudes; 
time of designation; or activities conducted within the affected 
restricted areas.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, May 2, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and ATC 
Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    As a result of reorganization at Eglin AFB, FL, the name of the 
using agency for multiple restricted areas within the Eglin Range 
Complex was changed from ``Armament Center'' to ``Test Wing.'' This 
action is an administrative name change only and does not affect the 
current configuration or use of the restricted areas.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 73 by amending the using agency name for Restricted Areas R-2914A 
and B; R-2915A, B and C; R-2918; and R-2919A and B, Eglin AFB, FL, from 
``U.S. Air Force, Commander, Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' to 
``U.S. Air Force, Commander 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL.'' This is an 
administrative change to update the title of the using agency. It does 
not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, or activities 
conducted within the restricted area; therefore, notice and public 
procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.
    The FAA has determined that this action 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 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 the 
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 makes an administrative change to the descriptions of Restricted 
Areas R-2914A and B; R-2915A, B and C; R-2918; and R-2919A and B, Eglin 
AFB, FL.

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Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, 
paragraph 311d. This airspace action is an administrative change to the 
descriptions of the affected restricted area to update the using agency 
name. It does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, or times of 
designation of the airspace; therefore, it is not expected to cause any 
potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary 
circumstances exists that warrant preparation of an environmental 
assessment.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73

    Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas.

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows:

PART 73--SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE

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1. The authority citation for part 73 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.  73.29  [Amended]

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2. Section 73.29 is amended as follows:

1. R-2914A Valparaiso, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

2. R-2914B Valparaiso, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

3. R-2915A Eglin AFB, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

4. R-2915B Eglin AFB, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

5. R-2915C Eglin AFB, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

6. R-2918 Valparaiso, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

7. R-2919A Valparaiso, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

8. R-2919B Valparaiso, FL [Amended]

    By removing the words ``Using agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 
Air Armament Center, Eglin AFB, FL,'' and inserting the words ``Using 
agency. U.S. Air Force, Commander, 96th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, FL''

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2013.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2013-06366 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]
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