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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Center, TX

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Final Rule.

Summary

This action amends Class E airspace for Center, TX to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Center Municipal 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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Effective date: 0901 UTC, November 18, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321-7716.

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On May 17, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Center, TX, creating additional controlled airspace at Center Municipal Airport (75 FR 27493) Docket No. FAA-2010-0181. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9T signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule Back to Top

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by adding additional Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate SIAPs at Center Municipal Airport, Center, TX. Adjustments to the geographic coordinates also will be made in accordance with the FAA's National Aeronautical Navigation Services. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.

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. 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 U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, 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 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 Center Municipal Airport, Center, TX.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Back to Top

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (Air)
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Adoption of the Amendment Back to Top

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 Back to Top

1.The authority citation for 14 CFR 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.

§ 71.1 [Amended]

2.The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009 is amended as follows:

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

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ASW TX E5Center, TX [Amended] Back to Top

Center Municipal Airport, TX

(Lat. 31°49′54″ N., long. 94°09′23″ W.)

Amason NDB

(Lat. 31°49′58″ N., long. 94°09′14″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Center Municipal Airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the 341° bearing from the Amason NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 7.5 miles northwest of the airport, and within 3.3 miles each side of the 171° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.8 miles south of the airport.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 6, 2010.

Anthony D. Roetzel,

Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

[FR Doc. 2010-20402 Filed 8-18-10; 8:45 am]

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