[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 72001-72002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28674]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0449; Airspace Docket No. 13-AEA-8]


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E 
Airspace; Salisbury, MD

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and Class E airspace, and 
establishes Class E airspace at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional 
Airport, Salisbury, MD, due to the decommissioning of the Salisbury VHF 
Omnidirectional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC) and 
cancellation of the VOR approach. This enhances the safety and 
management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also 
updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and changes the 
Class D city designator.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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 August 22, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D and Class E 
surface area, and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension 
to a Class D surface area at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional 
Airport, Salisbury, MD. (78 FR, 52109). 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 D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 
7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, 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 Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace to within 
a 4.3-mile radius of the airport. Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface is amended to within a 7-mile radius of 
the airport. Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D 
surface area airspace is established within a 4.3-mile radius of the 
airport, with segments extending 7 miles southeast, northeast, and 
southwest of the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport are 
adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. The Class D 
city designation is changed from Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional 
Airport, MD, to Salisbury, MD.
    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 at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico 
Regional Airport, Salisbury, MD.

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 7400.9X Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 7, 2013, effective September 15, 2013, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace

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AEA MD D Salisbury, MD [Amended]

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, MD
    (Lat. 38[deg]20'25'' N., long. 75[deg]30'34'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL

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within a 4.3-mile radius of Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional 
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 Areas Extending Upward from the 
Surface.

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AEA MD E2 Salisbury, MD [Amended]

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, MD
    (Lat. 38[deg]20'25'' N., long. 75[deg]30'34'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-
mile radius of Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport. This 
Class E airspace area is effective during specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D Surface Area.

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AEA MD E4 Salisbury, MD [New]

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, MD
    (Lat. 38[deg]20'25'' N., long. 75[deg]30'34'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.5 miles 
each side of a 133[deg] bearing from Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico 
Regional Airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius of the airport 
to 7 miles southeast of the airport, and 2.5 miles each side of a 
51[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.3-mile radius 
of the airport to 7 miles northeast of the airport, and 2.5 miles 
each side of a 209[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 
4.3-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the airport.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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AEA MD E5 Salisbury, MD [Amended]

Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, MD
    (Lat. 38[deg]20'25'' N., long. 75[deg]30'34'' W.)
    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional 
Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 19, 2013.
Kip B. Johns,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2013-28674 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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