[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 14651-14652]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05223]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0610; Airspace Docket No. 12-ASO-28]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Goldsboro, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace in the Goldsboro, NC area, 
to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System 
(GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Mount Olive Municipal 
Airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the continued safety 
and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the 
Goldsboro, NC, airspace area. This action also updates the geographic 
coordinates of Mount Olive Municipal Airport and the Seymour Johnson 
TACAN, and recognizes the airport name change of Goldsboro-Wayne 
Municipal Airport to Wayne Executive Jetport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 2, 2013. 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 September 28, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace in the 
Goldsboro, NC area (77 FR 59572). 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 an error in the name of the Wayne Executive 
Jetport and makes the correction in the rule. Except for editorial 
changes, and the change noted above, this rule is the same as published 
in the NPRM.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012, 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 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface in the Goldsboro, NC, area, providing the controlled 
airspace required to support the new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument 
approach procedures for Mount Olive Municipal Airport. The geographic 
coordinates of Mount Olive Municipal Airport and the Seymour Johnson 
TACAN are also adjusted to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical 
database. This action also recognizes the airport name change of 
Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport to Wayne Executive Jetport.
    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.

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    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 in the Goldsboro, NC, area.

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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 8, 2012, effective September 15, 2012, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 6005. Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ASO NC E5 Goldsboro, NC [Amended]

Goldsboro, Seymour Johnson, AFB, NC
    (Lat. 35[deg]20'22'' N., long. 77[deg]57'38'' W.)
Seymour Johnson TACAN
    (Lat. 35[deg]20'07'' N., long. 77[deg]58'17'' W.)
Goldsboro, Wayne Executive Jetport
    (Lat. 35[deg]27'38'' N., long. 77[deg]57'54'' W.)
Mount Olive, Mount Olive Municipal Airport
    (Lat. 35[deg]13'17'' N., long. 78[deg]02'19'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6-6 mile radius of Seymour Johnson, AFB, and within 2.5 
miles each side of the Seymour Johnson TACAN 265[deg] radial 
extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 12 miles west of the TACAN, 
and within a 5-mile radius of Wayne Executive Jetport, and within a 
6.5-mile radius of Mount Olive Municipal Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 15, 2013.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
[FR Doc. 2013-05223 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]