Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Final rule; technical amendment.
The FAA is amending its airports and locations special operating restrictions regulation to clarify a minor discrepancy in terminology. This amendment standardizes the language used to describe the altitude at which aircraft operating within 30 nautical miles of the listed airports are required to be equipped with an altitude encoding transponder. This action is not making any substantive changes to the regulation.
Effective: October 6, 2010.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ellen Crum, Air Traffic Systems Operations, Airspace and Rules Group, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-8783; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On November 30, 1999 (64 FR 66768), the FAA published a final rule that revised 14 CFR part 91. In the final rule, § 91.215(b)(2) states “* * *from the surface upward to 10,000 MSL* * *” The corresponding text in section 1 of Appendix D should be consistent in describing the altitude as “MSL” but inadvertently was changed from MSL to “above the surface.” Therefore, this action will correct this inconsistency and change the phrase from “above the surface” to “MSL” in section 1 of Appendix D.
As this rule simply corrects an inconsistency in the terminology used to describe altitudes, good cause exists for adopting this amendment without public notice or comment as provided under 5 U.S.C. 553(b). Furthermore, the FAA finds that good cause exists pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making Start Printed Page 61613this rule effective within less than 30 days.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 91End List of Subjects
The AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends Chapter I of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 91—GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Amend Appendix D to Part 91 by revising section 1 introductory text to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Appendix D to Part 91—Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions
Section 1. Locations at which the requirements of § 91.215(b)(2) and § 91.225(d)(2) apply. The requirements of §§ 91.215(b)(2) and 91.225(d)(2) apply below 10,000 feet MSL within a 30-nautical-mile radius of each location in the following list.
Issued in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2010.
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2010-25102 Filed 10-5-10; 8:45 am]
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