[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 57 (Thursday, March 26, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13098-13099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-6731]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 137

Operations in Controlled Airspace Designated for an Airport

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This final rule revises an incorrect cross-reference in the 
regulations regarding operations in controlled airspace designated for 
an airport. The current regulations cross-reference a particular 
paragraph that no longer exists. This final rule updates the cross-
reference so that the reader will be able to find the appropriate 
weather minimum limitations on visual flight rules for aircraft in 
controlled airspace near airports.

DATES: Effective Date: This final rule is effective March 26, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl N. Johnson, Flight Standards 
Office, AFS-820, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 493-5351; e-mail 



    On December 17, 1991 (56 FR 65664), an amendment created Sec.  
137.43, Operations in controlled airspace designated for an airport. 
Paragraph (c) of this section contains a reference to paragraph (a)(2) 
of Sec.  91.157, Special VFR weather minimums. The purpose of the 
cross-reference is to set out the exceptions for aircraft operating 
under special visual flight rules (VFR) in

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controlled airspace designated for airports. However, a final rule 
published on December 5, 1995 (58 FR 51968) revised Sec.  91.157. That 
revision removed paragraph (a)(2) and placed the information in 
paragraph (b)(4). As a result, the cross-reference in Sec.  137.43 
became inaccurate. This final rule revises the cross-reference in Sec.  
137.43(c) so that it correctly refers to Sec.  91.157(b)(4).

Technical Amendment

    This technical amendment merely revises an out-of-date cross-
reference. There are no other changes to the existing regulatory text.

Justification for Immediate Adoption

    Because this action updates an inaccurate cross-reference, the FAA 
finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. section 553(b) is 
unnecessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds good cause exists under 
5 U.S.C. section 553(d) for making this rule effective upon 

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 137

    Agriculture, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 

The Amendment

In consideration of the forgoing, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 137 as 


1. The authority citation for part 137 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 44701-44702.

Sec.  137.43  [Amended]

2. Amend Sec.  137.43(c) by removing the reference ``Sec.  
91.157(a)(2)'' and adding in its place the reference ``Sec.  

    Issued in Washington, DC on March 13, 2009.
Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E9-6731 Filed 3-25-09; 8:45 am]