[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 79 (Thursday, April 24, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22771-22772]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09155]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0932; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-24]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nashville, TN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Nashville, TN, to 
accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System 
(GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Nashville 
International Airport. This action enhances the safety and management 
of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 24, 2014. 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 February 12, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class E airspace at 
Nashville, TN (79 FR 8367) Docket No. FAA-2013-0932. Interested parties 
were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting 
written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6003 of FAA 
Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, 
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 establishes the Class E airspace as an extension to a Class C 
surface area at Nashville, TN, providing the controlled airspace 
required to support the new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach 
procedures for Nashville International Airport. Accordingly, a segment 
of controlled airspace would extend from the 5-mile radius of the 
airport to 11.7-miles south of the airport, and a segment would extend 
from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 8.9 miles southwest of the 
airport. This action provides for the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport. Also, an editorial change is made to the 
Class E airspace designation 6003 title to include wording omitted in 
the NPRM.
    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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 
authority. 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 controlled airspace at Nashville International 
Airport, Nashville, TN. Except for the editorial change stated above, 
this rule is the same as published in the NPRM.

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:

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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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 7, 2013, effective September 15, 2013, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 6003 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class C Surface Area.

* * * * *

ASO TN E3 Nashville, TN [New]

Nashville International Airport, TN
    (Lat. 36[deg]07'31'' N., long. 86[deg]40'35'' W.)
Nashville VORTAC
    (Lat. 36[deg]07'62'' N., long. 86[deg]40'95'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface extending from 
the 5-mile radius of Nashville International Airport to an 11.7-mile 
radius southeast of the airport, from the Nashville VORTAC 161[deg] 
radial clockwise to the 195[deg] radial, and to an 8.9-mile radius 
southwest of the airport from the 195[deg] radial of the VORTAC 
clockwise to the 231[deg] radial of the VORTAC.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 14, 2014.
Myron A. Jenkins,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
[FR Doc. 2014-09155 Filed 4-23-14; 8:45 am]