[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 247 (Friday, December 23, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 80230-80231]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32803]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1057; Airspace Docket No. 11-AEA-21]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Huntington, WV

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace at Huntington, WV, as the 
Huntt Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Tri- 
State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport. This action enhances the safety 
and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 
airport. This action also updates the airport's geographic coordinates 
of the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 9, 2012. 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.



    On October 18, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Huntington, 
WV (76 FR 64295) Docket No. FAA-2011-1057. 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 needed to be adjusted. This action makes that adjustment. 
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA 
Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 
which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order. With the exception of editorial changes, and 
the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in 
the NPRM.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Huntington, WV to accommodate the new Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedures developed for Tri-State/Milton J. 
Ferguson Field Airport. The Huntt NDB has been decommissioned, and the 
NDB approach cancelled. The existing Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface is modified for the safety and 
management of IFR operations. This action also updates the geographic 
coordinates 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

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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 Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field 
Airport, Huntington, WV.

List 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 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

AEA WV E5 Huntington, WV [Amended]

Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport, Huntington, WV
    (Lat. 38[deg]22'01'' N., long. 82[deg]33'31'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.2-mile radius of the Tri-State/Milton J Ferguson Field 

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 13, 2011.
Michael Vermuth,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-32803 Filed 12-22-11; 8:45 am]