[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 131 (Wednesday, July 9, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38774-38775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16061]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0389; Airspace Docket No. 14-ASO-6]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Time of Designation for Restricted Area R-3002G; 
Fort Benning, GA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the time of designation for restricted area 
R-3002G at Fort Benning, GA, by removing the words ``local time'' and 
adding the words ``Eastern time'' to the published time of designation. 
The majority of the R-3002 complex (i.e., R-3002A through F) lies 
within the Eastern time zone. However, R-3002G is a small segment that 
is in the Central time zone. Since the Eastern time zone is predominant 
and is used for scheduling activities in the entire complex, the time 
of

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designation for R-3002G is amended to avoid confusion.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 18, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and 
Regulations Group, AJV-11, Office of Airspace Services, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Fort Benning, GA, restricted area complex consists of seven 
subareas designated R-3002A through G. Restricted areas R-3002A through 
F lie within the Eastern time zone, while R-3002G is a small segment 
that lies within the Central time zone. Normally, the times listed in 
the ``time of designation'' for a restricted area include the qualifier 
``local time'' in the description. However, when a complex overlaps 
more than one time zone, the predominant time zone is specified in the 
time of designation for the lesser subarea even though that area 
extends into an adjacent time zone. In this case, all R-3002 subareas, 
except area G, lie within the Eastern time zone and the using agency 
schedules activation of the entire area based on Eastern time. 
Therefore, to avoid possible confusion, ``Eastern time'' is being added 
to the time of designation for R-3002G.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 73 by removing the words ``local time'' from the time of 
designation for restricted area R-3002G, Fort Benning, GA, and 
inserting the words ``Eastern time.'' Since all R-3002 subareas, except 
area G, lie within the Eastern time zone, the Eastern time zone is 
predominant and is used for scheduling the activation of all subareas 
(A through G).
    Because this amendment is simply an editorial change that does not 
affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, or activities conducted 
within the restricted area, notice and public procedure 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 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.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with 311d., FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures. This airspace action is an administrative change to the 
description of restricted area R-3002G to clarify the time zone used in 
scheduling activation of the airspace. It does not alter the 
dimensions, altitudes, or activities conducted within 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.  73.30  [Amended]

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2. Section 73.30 is amended as follows:
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R-3002G Fort Benning, GA [Amended]

    By removing the current time of designation and adding the 
following:
    Time of designation. Intermittent, 0600-0200 Eastern time daily; 
other times by NOTAM 6 hours in advance.
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    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2014.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2014-16061 Filed 7-8-14; 8:45 am]
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