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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

69 / Wednesday, April 9, 2008 / Rules and Regulations 19143

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Braunfels, Texas. A new air traffic § 71.1 [Amended]


control tower has been installed at New ■ 2. The incorporation by reference in
Federal Aviation Administration Braunfels Municipal Airport, making 14 CFR part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation
this action necessary for the safety and Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace
14 CFR Part 71 management of IFR aircraft operations at Designations and Reporting Points,
[Docket No. FAA–2007–29372; Airspace the airport. signed August 15, 2007, and effective
Docket No. 07–ASW–9] The FAA has determined that this September 15, 2007, is amended as
regulation only involves an established follows:
Establishment of Class D Airspace; body of technical regulations for which
New Braunfels, TX frequent and routine amendments are Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation necessary to keep them operationally * * * * *
Administration (FAA), DOT. current. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is
ASW TEXAS D New Braunfels, Texas
ACTION: Final rule. not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ [New]
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not
New Braunfels Municipal Airport, Texas
SUMMARY: This action will establish a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT
(Lat. 29°42′16″ N., long. 98°02′32″ W)
Class D airspace at New Braunfels, Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44
That airspace extending upward from the
Texas. Establishment of an air traffic FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3)
surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL
control tower at New Braunfels does not warrant preparation of a within a 4.1-mile radius of New Braunfels
Municipal Airport has made this action regulatory evaluation as the anticipated Municipal Airport. This Class D airspace area
necessary for the safety and impact is so minimal. Since this is a is effective during the specific dates and
management of Instrument Flight Rules routine matter that will only affect air times established in advance by a Notice to
(IFR) aircraft operations at New traffic procedures and air navigation, it Airmen. The effective date and time will
Braunfels Municipal Airport, New is certified that this rule, when thereafter be continuously published in the
Braunfels, Texas. promulgated, will not have a significant Airport/Facility Directory.
DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, June 5, economic impact on a substantial * * * * *
2008. The Director of the Federal number of small entities under the
Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 28,
Register approves this incorporation by criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. 2008.
reference action under 1 CFR part 51, The FAA’s authority to issue rules Richard H. Farrell, III,
subject to the annual revision of FAA regarding aviation safety is found in Acting Manager, System Support Group, ATO
Order 7400.9 and publication of Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Central Service Center.
conforming amendments. Section 106, describes the authority of [FR Doc. E8–7094 Filed 4–8–08; 8:45 am]
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, BILLING CODE 4910–13–M
Mallett, AMTI CTR, Central Service Aviation Programs, describes in more
Center, System Support Group, Federal detail the scope of the agency’s
Aviation Administration, Southwest authority. This rulemaking is DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Ft Worth, promulgated under the authority
Texas, 76193–0530; at telephone (817) described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Federal Aviation Administration
222–4949. Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: section, the FAA is charged with 14 CFR Part 71
prescribing regulations to assign the use
History of airspace necessary to ensure the [Docket No. FAA–2008–0004; Airspace
On December 18, 2007, the FAA safety of aircraft and the efficient use of Docket No. 08–ASW–2]
published in the Federal Register a airspace. This regulation is within the
notice of proposed rulemaking to scope of that authority as it establishes Proposed Establishment of Class E
establish Class D airspace at New controlled airspace at New Braunfels Airspace; Huntsville, AR
Braunfels, Texas (72 FR 71606). Municipal Airport, New Braunfels,
This action would improve the safety Texas. AGENCY: Federal Aviation
of IFR aircraft at New Braunfels Administration (FAA), DOT.
Municipal Airport, New Braunfels, List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of
Texas. Interested parties were invited to Airspace, Incorporation by reference, effective date.
participate in this rulemaking effort by Navigation (AIR).
submitting written comments on the SUMMARY: This action confirms the
proposal to the FAA. No comments Adoption of the Amendment effective date of the direct final rule that
were received. establishes Class E airspace at
Class D airspace designations are ■ In consideration of the foregoing, the Huntsville Municipal Airport,
published in paragraph 5000 of FAA Federal Aviation Administration Huntsville, Arkansas, published in the
Order 7400.9R, signed August 15, 2007, amends 14 CFR, part 71 as follows: Federal Register February 15, 2008 (73
and effective September 15, 2007, which FR 8794) Docket No. FAA–2008–0004.
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR, PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A,
DATES: Effective Dates: 0901 UTC April
part 71.1. The Class D airspace B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND 10, 2008. The Director of the Federal
designations listed in this document Register approves this incorporation by
will be published subsequently in that REPORTING POINTS
reference action under Title 1, Code of
Order. Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to
sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES

■ 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR,


The Rule part 71 continues to read as follows: the annual revision of FAA Order
7400.9 and publication of conforming
This action amends Title 14 Code of Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, amendments.
Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 71 by 40120; E. O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–
establishing Class D airspace at New 1963 Comp., p. 389. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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