[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 70 (Wednesday, April 11, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 21662-21663]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8558]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0099; Airspace Docket No. 12-ASO-11]

Amendment of Class D Airspace; Cocoa Beach, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace at Cape Canaveral Skid 
Strip, Cocoa Beach, FL, by correcting the geographic coordinates of the 
airport to aid in the navigation of our National Airspace System and by 
removing the

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reference of St. Petersburg Automated Flight Service Station from the 
descriptor. This action enhances the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for standard instrument 
approach procedures at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 31, 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.



    The FAA received notice from the National Aeronautical Navigation 
Services (NANS) that St. Petersburg Automated Flight Service Station 
has closed and its reference should be updated in the descriptor of 
Cape Canaveral Skid Strip, Cocoa Beach, FL. Also, the geographic 
coordinates for the airport need correcting to coincide with the FAAs 
aeronautical database.
    Class D airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 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 
D 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 D airspace at Cocoa Beach, FL. The geographic 
coordinates of the Cape Canaveral Skid Strip are corrected to coincide 
with the FAAs aeronautical database and St. Petersburg Automated Flight 
Service Station will be removed from the descriptor. Accordingly, since 
this is an administrative change, and does not involve a change in the 
dimensions or operating requirements of that airspace, notice and 
public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553 (b) are unnecessary.
    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 establishes and amends controlled airspace at Cape Canaveral Skid 
Strip, Cocoa Beach FL.

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, and effective September 15, 2011, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

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ASO FL D Cocoa Beach, FL [Amended]

Cape Canaveral Skid Strip, FL
    (Lat. 28[deg]28'04'' N., long. 80[deg]34'01'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of the Cape Canaveral Skid 
Strip. This airspace lies within the confines of R-2932 and is 
effective on a random basis. The effective days and times are 
continuously available from Miami Automated Flight Service Station.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on March 30, 2012.
Barry A . Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
[FR Doc. 2012-8558 Filed 4-10-12; 8:45 am]