[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 210 (Monday, October 31, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67056-67057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27930]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0556; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-21]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace at Jacksonville, NC, to 
accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System 
(GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures serving Albert J. Ellis 
Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace 
System. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic 
coordinates of the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 15, 2011. 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

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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.



    On August 22, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at 
Jacksonville, NC (76 FR 52291). 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 that the geographic coordinates for Albert 
J. Ellis Airport needed to be adjusted. This action makes that 
adjustment. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 
6002 and 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective 
September 15, 2011, 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 amends Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Jacksonville, NC, 
to provide the controlled airspace required to accommodate the new Area 
Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument 
Approach Procedures developed for Albert J. Ellis Airport. This action 
is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the 
airport. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the 
airport 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, will 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 
    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 Albert J. Ellis Airport, 
Jacksonville, NC.

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:


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]

2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 9, 2011, effective September 15, 2011, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

* * * * *

ASO NC E2 Jacksonville Albert J. Ellis Airport, NC [Amended]

Jacksonville, Albert J. Ellis Airport, NC
    (Lat. 34[deg]49'75'' N., long. 77[deg]36'73'' W.)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of Albert J. Ellis Airport. This Class 
E airspace area is effective during the specific days and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and 
times 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 NC E5 Jacksonville, NC [Amended]

Jacksonville, New River MCAS, NC
    (Lat. 34[deg]42'31'' N., long. 77[deg]26'23'' W.)

Albert J. Ellis Airport
    (Lat. 34[deg]49'75'' N., long. 77[deg]36'73' W.)
Onslow Memorial Hospital
Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 34[deg]45'36'' N., long. 77[deg]22'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the 
surface within a 7-mile radius of New River MCAS, and within a 6.7-
mile radius of Albert J. Ellis Airport, and within a 6-mile radius 
of the point in space (lat. 34[deg]45'36'' N., long. 77[deg]22'28'' 
W.) serving Onslow Memorial Hospital.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 21, 2011.
Michael Vermuth,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-27930 Filed 10-28-11; 8:45 am]