[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 161 (Monday, August 19, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 42785-42786]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-21092]


14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 96-ANE-22]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oxford, ME

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule; request for comments.


SUMMARY: This action establishes a Class E airspace area at Oxford, ME 
(K81B) to provide for adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft 
using the new GPS RWY 33 Instrument Approach Procedure to Oxford County 
Regional Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 10, 1996.

    Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or 
before September 18, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to: Manager, Operations 
Branch, ANE-530, Federal Aviation Administration, Docket No. 96-ANE-22, 
12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-5299; telephone 
(617) 238-7530; fax (617) 238-7596. Comments may also be submitted 
electronically to the following Internet address: ``neairspace-
comments@mail.hq.faa.gov'' Comments must indicate Docket No. 96-ANE-22 
in the subject line.
    The official docket file may be examined in the Office of the 
Assistant Chief Counsel, New England Region, ANE-7, Room 401, 12 New 
England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-5299; telephone (617) 238-
7050; fax (617) 238-7055.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours in the Air Traffic Division, Room 408, by contacting the Manager, 
Operations Branch at the first address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph A. Bellabona, Operations 
Branch, ANE-530.6, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-
5299; telephone (617) 238-7536; fax (617) 238-7596.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A New Standard Instrument Approach Procedure 
to Oxford County Regional Airport the GPS RWY 33 approach, requires the 
establishment of Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface in the vicinity of Oxford, ME. This action provides 
adequate controlled airspace for those aircraft using the new GPS RWY 
33 instrument approach. Class E airspace designations for airspace 
areas extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth are 
published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9C dated August 17, 1995, 
and effective September 16, 1995, which is incorporated by reference in 
14 CFR 71.1 The Class E airspace designation listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in this Order.

The Direct Final Rule Procedure

    The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse 
or negative comment, and, therefore, issues it as a direct final rule. 
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. 
Unless a written adverse or negative comment, or a written notice of 
intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the 
comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date 
specified above. After the close of the commentperiod, the FAA will 
publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse 
or negative comments were received and confirming the date on which the 
final rule will become effective. If the FAA does receive, within the 
comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of 
intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct 
final rule will be published in the Federal Register, and a notice of 
proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period.

Comments Invited

    Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule, and was 
not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are 
invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, 
or arguments as they may desire. Communications should identify the 
Rules Docket number and be submitted in triplicate to the address 
specified under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on 
or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and this 
rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. 
Factual information that supports the commenter's ideas and suggestions 
is extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and 
determining whether additional rulemaking action would be needed.
    Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify the rule. All comments submitted will be 
available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the 
Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. A report that 
summarizes each FAA-public contact concerned with the substance of this 
action will be filed in the Rules Docket.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
submitted in response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments 
to Docket No. 96-ANE-22.'' The postcard will be date stamped and 
returned to the commenter.

Agency Findings

    The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct 
effects on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, in 
accordance with Executive Order 12612, it is determined that this final 
rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the 
preparation of a Federalism Assessment.
    The FAA has determined that this regulation is noncontroversial and 
unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. For the reasons 
discussed in the preamble, I certify that this

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regulation (1) is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures 
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation 
of a Regulatory Evaluation as these routine matters will only affect 
air traffic procedures and air navigation. It is certified that these 
proposed rules will not have significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration amends part 71 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (14 CFR part 71) as follows:


    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.

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9C, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 17, 1995, and effective September 16, 
1995, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005--Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth

* * * * *

ANE ME E5 Oxford, ME [New]

Oxford County Regional Airport, ME
    (Lat. 44 deg.09'27''N, long. 70 deg.28'53''W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 9.6-mile radius of Oxford County Regional Airport; 
excluding that airspace within the Auburn, ME Class E airspace area.
* * * * *
    Issued in Burlington, MA, on August 12, 1996.
David J. Hurley,
Manager, Air Traffic Division, New England Region.
[FR Doc. 96-21092 filed 8-16-96; 8:45 am]