Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for August 22,2013

August 22,2013

NOTICES

Government/Industry Aeronautical Charting Forum Meeting [FR DOC# 2013-20450] SUMMARY: This notice announces the bi-annual meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aeronautical Charting Forum (ACF) to discuss informational content and design of aeronautical charts and related products, as well as instrument flight procedures development policy and design criteria.

 
PROPOSED RULES

Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Salisbury, MD [FR DOC# 2013-20514] SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D and Class E airspace, and establish Class E airspace at Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport, Salisbury, MD, due to the decommissioning of the Salisbury VHF
Omnidirectional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC) and cancellation of the VOR approach. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the airport’s geographic coordinates, and change the Class D city designator.

Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Aliceville, AL [FR DOC# 2013-20509] SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Aliceville, AL, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving George Downer Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cut Bank, MT [FR DOC# 2013-20502] SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Cut Bank Municipal Airport, Cut Bank, MT. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted in the respective Class E airspace areas. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Macon, GA [FR DOC# 2013-20504] SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Macon, GA, as the Bay Creek NDB has been decommissioned and airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Perry-Houston County Airport. This action also would amend controlled airspace and update the name and geographic coordinates of Macon Downtown Airport and amend controlled airspace for Middle Georgia Regional Airport.

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Olean, NY [FR DOC# 2013-20511] SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Olean, NY, as the Olean Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport.

Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes; Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries and Battery Systems [FR DOC# 2013-20427] SUMMARY: This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 777-
200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. These airplanes as modified by the ARINC Aerospace Company will have a novel or unusual design feature, specifically the rechargeable lithium ion batteries and battery system that will be used on an International Communications Group (ICG) ePhone cordless cabin handset. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that
established by the existing airworthiness standards.

 

RULES

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fort Polk, LA [FR DOC# 2013-20379] SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Fort Polk, LA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Polk Army Airfield (AAF). The airport’s geographic coordinates are also adjusted. This
action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harlingen, TX [FR DOC# 2013-20378] SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Harlingen, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures due to the decommissioning of the Sebas locator outer marker/nondirectional radio beacon (LOM/NDB) at Valley International Airport. The airport’s name and geographic coordinates are also updated. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Stockton, KS [FR DOC# 2013-20376] SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Stockton, KS. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Rooks County Regional Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.

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