Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ash Flat, AR
Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 88 (Friday, May 6, 2016)
Federal Register Volume 81, Number 88 (Friday, May 6, 2016)
Rules and Regulations
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov
FR Doc No: 2016-10556
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
14 CFR Part 71
Docket No. FAA-2016-4235; Airspace Docket No. 16-ASW-6
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ash Flat, AR
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This action amends the airspace designation and airport name in Class E airspace by changing the designation from Cherokee Village Airport, AR, to Ash Flat, AR; and changing the airport name from Cherokee Village Airport to Sharp County Village Airport, Ash Flat, AR. These changes reflect the current information in the FAAs aeronautical database.
DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 21, 2016. 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.
ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.9Z at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.
Authority for This Rulemaking
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 amends controlled airspace at Sharp County Regional Airport, Ash Flat, AR.
In a review of the airspace, the FAA found that the airport designation and airport name for Cherokee Village Airport, AR, as published in FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, has changed. This is an administrative change removing Cherokee Village, AR, from the Class E designation, and establishing Ash Flat, AR, in its place, and changing the airport name from Cherokee Village Airport to Sharp County Regional Airport, Ash Flat, AR. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are adjusted.
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9Z dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, 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.
Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference
This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points.
This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by removing the airport designation Cherokee Village, AR, and airport name of Cherokee Village Airport from Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishing the new designation, Ash Flat, AR; and airport name, Sharp County Regional Airport, Ash Flat, AR, in its place. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are adjusted.
This is an administrative change amending the airspace designation for Sharp County Regional Airport, Ash Flat, AR, to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database, and does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.
Regulatory Notices and Analyses
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 has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5.a. 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:
PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.
Sec. 71.1 Amended
The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.
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ASW AR E5 Ash Flat, AR New
Sharp County Regional Airport, AR
(Lat. 36deg15'54'' N., long. 91deg33'46'' W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Sharp County Regional Airport.
ASW AR E5 Cherokee Village, AR Removed
Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 19, 2016.
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
FR Doc. 2016-10556 Filed 5-5-16; 8:45 am
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