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Proposed Establishment of Class E Surface Area Airspace and Modification of Class E Airspace; Jefferson City, MO

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This notice proposes to create a Class E surface area at Jefferson City, MO for those times when the air traffic control tower (ATCT) is closed. It also proposes to make editorial changes to the descriptions of Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class D surface area and to Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Jefferson City, MO.

DATES:

Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before February 28, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket number FAA-2002-14129/Airspace Docket No. 02-ACE-14, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-647-5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brenda Mumper, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, ACE-520A, DOT Regional Headquarters Building, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: (816) 329-2524.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. FAA-2002-14129/Airspace Docket No. 02-ACE-14.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

Availability of NPRM's

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document's web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/​nara.

Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA-400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E airspace designated as a surface area for an airport at Jefferson City, MO. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface of the earth is Start Printed Page 2463needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures. This airspace would be in effect during those times when the ATCT is closed. Weather observations would be provided by an Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) and communications would be through the Columbia Automated Flight Service Station. The area would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. The FAA is also considering changing the descriptions of Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class D surface area and to Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Jefferson City, MO. These changes would be editorial only, would not alter existing airspace dimensions and would more clearly define these airspace areas.

Class E airspace areas designated as surface areas are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9K, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to the Class D surface area and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in Paragraphs 6004 and 6005, respectively, of the same FAA Order.

The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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The Proposed Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

1. The authority citation for part 71 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. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9K, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ACE MO E2 Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City Memorial Airport, MO

(Lat. 38°35′28″ N., long. 92°09′22″ W.)

Jefferson City Memorial Airport ILS

(Lat. 38°35′47″ N., long. 92°09′55″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius of Jefferson City Memorial Airport and within 2.6 miles each side of the Jefferson City Memorial Airport localizer back course extending from the 4.1-mile radius of Jefferson City Memorial Airport to 5 miles northwest of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and time established in advance by a Notice of Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

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ACE MO E4 Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City Memorial Airport, MO

(Lat. 38°35′28″ N., long. 92°09′22″ W.)

Jefferson City Memorial Airport ILS

(Lat. 38°35′47″ N., long. 92°09′55″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.6 miles each side of the Jefferson City Memorial Airport localizer back course extending from the 4.1-mile radius of Jefferson City Memorial Airport to 5 miles northwest of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet Or More Above The Surface Of The Earth

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ACE MO E5 Jefferson City, MO

Jefferson City Memorial Airport, MO

(Lat 38°38′28″ N., long. 92°09′22″W.)

NOAH NDB

(Lat. 38°38′14″ N., long 92°14′41″ W.)

Jefferson City Memorial Airport ILS

(Lat. 38°35′47″ N., long. 92°09′55″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of the Jefferson City Memorial Airport; and within 3.1 miles each side of the NOAH NDB 303° bearing extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 14.3 miles northwest of the airport; and within 4 miles each side of the Jefferson City Memorial Airport ILS localizer course extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 11.8 miles southwest of the airport.

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Issued in Kansas City, MO, on December 31, 2002.

Paul J. Sheridan,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Central Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-1133 Filed 1-16-03; 8:45 am]

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