[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 112 (Monday, June 11, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34210-34211]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13840]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0503; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASO-19]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Orlando, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace at Orlando, FL, as new 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at Orlando 
Executive 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 Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando 
International Airport, and Kissimmee Municipal Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 26, 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 March 22, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Orlando, FL 
(77 FR 16783). 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 the 3 airports under this 
designation needed to be adjusted. This action makes that adjustment. 
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 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.

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 Orlando, FL, to 
provide the controlled airspace required to accommodate the new Area 
Navigation Global Positioning System, Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures developed for Orland Executive Airport. This action is 
necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the 
airport. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of Orlando 
Executive Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Kissimmee 
Municipal 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 Orlando Executive Airport, Orlando, 

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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

* * * * *

ASO FL E5 Orlando, FL [Amended]

Orlando Executive Airport, FL
    (Lat. 28[deg]32'44'' N., long. 81[deg]19'59'' W.)
Orlando VORTAC
    (Lat. 28[deg]32'34'' N., long. 81[deg]20'06'' W.)
Orlando International Airport
    (Lat. 28[deg]25'46'' N., long. 81[deg]18'32'' W.)
Kissimmee Municipal Airport
    (Lat. 28[deg]17'23'' N., long. 81[deg]26'14'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Orlando Executive Airport, and within 3.1- 
miles each side of Orlando VORTAC 067[deg] radial extending from the 
7-mile radius to 9.5-miles northeast of the VORTAC, and within a 7-
mile radius of Orlando International Airport, and within 3 miles 
each side of Orlando VORTAC 176[deg] radial extending from the 7-
mile radius to 19 miles

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south of the VORTAC, and within a 7-mile radius of Kissimmee 
Municipal Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 30, 2012.
Michael D. Wagner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2012-13840 Filed 6-8-12; 8:45 am]