[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8603-8604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03061]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0757; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-19]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Christiansted, St. 
Croix, VI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace at 
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, by adjusting the geographic coordinates 
of Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. The airport name also is changed from 
Alexander Hamilton Airport. This action brings current the effected 
charting and enhances airspace management within the National Airspace 
System.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, April 3, 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 December 2, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class D airspace and 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by 
changing the airport name and amending the geographic coordinates of 
Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, to bring it in 
concert with the FAAs aeronautical database (78 FR 72056). 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 E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 
5000, 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 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 modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface airspace by amending the geographic 
coordinates of Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI, 
to bring it in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. The 
coordinates are changed from (lat. 17[deg]42'07'' N., long. 
64[deg]47'55'' W.) to (lat. 17[deg]42'06'' N., long. 64[deg]48'06'' 
W.). Also, the airport formerly called Alexander Hamilton Airport is 
changed to Henry E. Rohlsen Airport.
    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 Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, 
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI.

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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ASO VI D Christiansted St. Croix, VI [Amended]

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, VI

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    (Lat. 17[deg]42'06'' N., long. 64[deg]48'06'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 5.7-mile radius of Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. 
This Class D airspace area is effective during the 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth

* * * * *

ASO VI E5 Christiansted St. Croix, VI [Amended]

Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, VI
    (Lat. 17[deg]42'06'' N., long. 64[deg]48'06'' W.)
St Croix VOR/DME
    (Lat. 17[deg]44'04'' N., long. 64[deg]42'03'' W.)
PESTE NDB
    (Lat. 17[deg]41'31'' N., long. 64[deg]53''05'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.4-mile radius of Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, and within 3 
miles each side of St. Croix VOR/DME 069[deg] radial, extending from 
the 7.4-mile radius to 7 miles east of the VOR/DME; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 
13-mile radius of Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, and within 8 miles north 
and 4 miles south of the St. Croix VOR/DME 069[deg] radial, 
extending from the 13-mile radius to 16 miles east of the VOR/DME, 
and within 8 miles south and 4 miles north of the ILS localizer west 
course, extending from the 13-mile radius to 16 miles west of the 
PESTE NDB.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 4, 2014.
Eric Fox,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2014-03061 Filed 2-12-14; 8:45 am]
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