[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 124 (Thursday, June 27, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 38554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15284]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0001; Airspace Docket No. 12-ASO-45]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Live Oak, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace in the Live Oak, FL area, 
as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been 
developed at Suwannee County Airport. Airspace reconfiguration is 
necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight 
rules (IFR) operations within the Live Oak, FL, airspace area. This 
action also updates the geographic coordinates of Suwannee Hospital 
Emergency Heliport and Suwannee County Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, August 22, 2013. 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 April 30, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace at Live 
Oak, FL (78 FR 6258) Docket No. FAA-2013-0001. Interested parties were 
invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written 
comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 
Subsequent to publication, the FAA found an error in the geographic 
coordinates of Suwannee County Airport, and the point in space 
coordinates for Suwannee Hospital Emergency Heliport, and corrects 
both. Except for editorial changes, and the changes noted above, this 
rule is the same as published in the NPRM.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012, 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 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface within a 7-mile radius at Suwannee County Airport, Live 
Oak, FL. New Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been 
developed for the airport for the continued safety and management of 
IFR operations within the Live Oak, FL, airspace area. The geographic 
coordinates for Suwannee Hospital Emergency Heliport are adjusted from 
``lat. 30[deg]17'29'' N., long. 83[deg]0'24'' W.'', to ``lat. 
30[deg]17'29'' N., long. 83[deg]00'14'' W.''; and for Suwannee County 
Airport from ``lat. 30[deg]18'01'' N., long. 83[deg]01'29'' W.'', to 
``lat. 30[deg]18'01'' N., long. 83[deg]01'28'' N.'', 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 in the Live Oak, FL, area.

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 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 8, 2012, effective September 15, 2012, 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 FL E5 Live Oak, FL [Amended]

Suwannee County Airport, FL
    (Lat. 30[deg]18'01'' N., long. 83[deg]01'28'' W.)
Suwannee Hospital Emergency Heliport Point in space coordinates
    (Lat. 30[deg]17'29'' N., long. 83[deg]00'14'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Suwannee County Airport, and within a 6-
mile radius of the point in space (lat. 30[deg]17'29'' N., long. 
83[deg]00'14'' W.) serving Suwannee Hospital Emergency Heliport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 19, 2013.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2013-15284 Filed 6-26-13; 8:45 am]
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