Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Notice of proposed rulemaking.
This notice proposes to amend the Class D airspace at Jacksonville Whitehouse Naval Out Lying Field (NOLF), FL. As a result of an evaluation, it has been determined the Class D airspace should be reduced at Jacksonville NOLF.
Comments must be received on or before January 24, 2008.
Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1-800-647-5527. You must identify the docket number FAA-2007-29058/Airspace Docket No. 07-ASO-21, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Melinda Giddens, System Support, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5610.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. FAA-2007-29058/Airspace Docket No. 07-ASO-21.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.
Availability of NPRMs
An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Federal Register's Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.
The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class D airspace at Jacksonville Whitehouse NOLF, FL. The current Class D airspace supports the Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Jacksonville Whitehouse NOLF. This proposed action would reduce the Class D airspace area and contain the SIAP. Class D airspace designations are published in Paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 7400.9R, dated August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D airspace designations listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order.
The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 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 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 has been determined the Class D airspace should be reduced at Jacksonville NOLF.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
The Proposed Amendment
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400-9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 15, 2007, and Start Printed Page 69639effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.
ASO FL D Jacksonville Whitehouse NOLF, FL [Revised]
Jacksonville Whitehouse NOLF, FL
(Lat. 30°21′01″ N, long. 81°52′59″ W)
(Lat. 30°16′40″ N, long. 81°48′21″ W)
That airspace extending upward from the surface, to and including 2,600 feet MSL, within a 4.3-mile radius of Whitehouse NOLF; excluding that airspace within the Jacksonville Cecil Field Class D airspace area and that airspace within a 1.8-mile radius of Herlong Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.
Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 9, 2007.
Barry A. Knight,
Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center.
[FR Doc. 07-5983 Filed 12-7-07; 8:45 am]
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