[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 72010-72011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28679]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0430; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-8]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Magee, MS

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Magee, MS, to 
accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System 
(GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving 
Magee Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace 
management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the 
National Airspace System. This action also updates the geographic 
coordinates of the airport.

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 7, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace at 
Magee, MS, (78 FR 48080) Docket No. FAA-2013-0430. 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 Magee Municipal Airport. This action corrects that 
error. Except for editorial changes, and the change noted above, this 
rule is the same as published in the NPRM.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, 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 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface within a 6.3 mile radius at Magee Municipal Airport, 
Magee, MS, providing the controlled airspace required to accommodate 
the new RNAV (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at 
the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of 
IFR operations at the heliport. Also, the geographic coordinates of the 
airport are adjusted to be in concert 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

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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 establishes controlled airspace at Magee Municipal Airport, 
Magee, MS.

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

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ASO MS E5 Magee, MS [New]

Magee Municipal Airport, MS
    (Lat. 31[deg]51'46'' N., long. 89[deg]48'02'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3- mile radius of Magee Municipal Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 20, 2013.
Kip B. Johns,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2013-28679 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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