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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC

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ACTION:

Final rule, technical amendment.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class E airspace at Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC, by updating the geographic coordinates of the airport to aid in the navigation of our National Airspace System. The airport dimensions and operating procedures remain the same.

DATES:

Effective date: 0901 UTC. April 5, 2012. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

The FAA received a request from the National Aeronautical Navigation Services to update the geographic coordinates of Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC. This action makes the adjustment.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC. The geographic coordinates of the airport are adjusted to be in concert with the FAA aeronautical database. Accordingly, since this is an administrative change, and does not involve a change in the dimensions or operating requirements of that airspace, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

The Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 6002 and 6005, respectively of FAA order 7400.9V, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 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.

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 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.

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 Jacksonville, NC.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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

1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

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

[Amended]

2. The incorporation by reference in

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ASO NC E2 Jacksonville Albert J. Ellis Airport, NC [Amended]

Jacksonville, Albert J. Ellis Airport, NC

(Lat. 34°49′45″ N., long. 77°36′44″ W.)

Within a 4.2-mile radius of Albert J. Ellis Airport. This Class E 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.

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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ASO NC E5 Jacksonville, NC [Amended]

Jacksonville, New River MCAS, NC

(Lat. 34°42′30″ N., long. 77°26′23″ W.)

Albert J. Ellis Airport

(Lat. 34°49′45″ N., long. 77°36′44″ W.)

Onslow Memorial Hospital Point In Space Coordinates

(Lat. 34°45′36″ N., long. 77°22′28″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface within a 7-mile radius of New River MCAS, and within a 6.7-mile radius of Albert J. Ellis Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (lat. 34°45′36″ N., long. 77°22′28″ W.) serving Onslow Memorial Hospital.

Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 24, 2012.

Barry A. Knight,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization.

[FR Doc. 2012-5126 Filed 3-2-12; 8:45 am]

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