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Change of Controlling Agency for Restricted Area R-6601; Fort A.P. Hill, VA

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action updates the name of the controlling agency for Restricted Area R-6601, Fort A.P. Hill, VA. The FAA is taking this action to reflect the correct facility name. This is an administrative change that does not alter the boundaries, designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within R-6601.


Effective Dates: 0901 UTC, May 10, 2007.

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Paul Gallant, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.

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The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 by changing the name of the controlling agency for Restricted Area R-6601, Fort A.P. Hill, VA, from “FAA, Potomac Approach,” to “FAA, Potomac TRACON.” This change is administrative only and does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, or activities conducted within the restricted areas. Therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is unnecessary.

Section 73.66 of Title 14 CFR part 73 was republished in FAA Order 7400.8N, dated February 16, 2007.

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. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under Department of Transportation 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.

Environmental Review

The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with 311d., FAA Order 1050.1E, “Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.” 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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73

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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. § 73.66 is amended as follows:

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R-6601 Fort A.P. Hill, VA [Amended]

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Under controlling agency, by removing the words “FAA, Potomac Approach,” and inserting the words “FAA, Potomac TRACON.”

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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 8, 2007.

Ellen Crum,

Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules.

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[FR Doc. E7-4683 Filed 3-14-07; 8:45 am]