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Amendment of Restricted Areas R-2104A, B, C, D and E; Huntsville, AL

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action changes the using agency name for Restricted Area R-2104 A through E, Huntsville, AL to read “Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL.” There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; time of designation; or activities conducted within the affected restricted areas.

DATES:

Effective date 0901 UTC, February 9, 2012.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Paul Gallant, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Base Realignment and Closure Commission directed the merger of the “Army Missile Command” and the “Aviation and Troop Command” to form the “Aviation and Missile Command.” As a result, the current using agency organizational name is no longer accurate. Therefore, the U.S. Army requested that the FAA change the name of the using agency for Restricted Areas R-2104A through E to “Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Redstone Arsenal, AL.”

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 by amending the using agency name for Restricted Areas R-2104A, B, C, D and E, in Huntsville, AL, from “Commanding General, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL” to “Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL.” This is an administrative change to update the title of the using agency. It does not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, or activities conducted within the restricted area; therefore, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

Section 73.21 of Title 14, CFR part 73 was republished in FAA Order 7400.8T, effective February 16, 2011.

The FAA has determined that this action 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 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 the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as amends the description of Restricted Areas R-2104A, B, C, D and E, Huntsville, AL.

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 311d. This airspace action is an administrative change to the descriptions of the affected restricted area to update the using agency name. It does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, or times of designation of the airspace; therefore, it is not expected to cause any potentially significant Start Printed Page 69126environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exists 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

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows:

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PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE

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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. § 73.21 is amended as follows:

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1. R-2104A Huntsville, AL [Amended]

By removing the words “Using Agency. Commanding General, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL” and inserting the words “Using Agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL”

2. R-2104B Huntsville, AL [Amended]

By removing the words “Using Agency. Commanding General, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL” and inserting the words “Using Agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL”

3. R-2104C Huntsville, AL [Amended]

By removing the words “Using Agency. Commanding General, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL” and inserting the words “Using Agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL”

4. R-2104D Huntsville, AL [Amended]

By removing the words “Using Agency. Commanding General, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL” and inserting the words “Using Agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL”

5. R-2104E Huntsville, AL [Amended]

By removing the words “Using Agency. Commanding General, U.S. Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL” and inserting the words “Using Agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Redstone, Redstone Arsenal, AL”

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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 24, 2011.

Gary A. Norek,

Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.

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[FR Doc. 2011-28613 Filed 11-7-11; 8:45 am]

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