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Modification of Class E Airspace; Fort Leonard Wood, MO

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This notice modifies Class E airspace areas at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. An examination of controlled airspace at Fort Leonard, MO revealed discrepancies in the dimensions of the Fort Leonard, MO Class E4 and Class E5 airspace areas. This action corrects the discrepancies by modifying the airspace areas.

The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, June 12, 2003.

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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:

History

On Tuesday, March 25, 2003, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace areas at Fort Leonard Wood, MO (68 FR 14359) [FR Doc. 03-7073]. The proposal was to modify the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the Class D airspace and the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received.

Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D area are published in Paragraph 6004 of FAA Order 7409.9K, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in Paragraph 6005 of the same Order. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) decreases the size of the Fort Leonard Wood, MO Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the Class D airspace by relocating the southeastern boundary of from 16 miles to 7 miles southeast of the Buckhorn Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB). It also increases the dimensions of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface to approximately the current dimensions of the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the Class D airspace. These actions correct the discrepancies in the controlled airspace at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and bring them into compliance with FAA Order 8260.19. The areas will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.

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 Start Printed Page 24871routine 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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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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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

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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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[Amended]
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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to Class D or Class E Surface area.

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ACE MO E4 Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field, MO

(Lat. 37°44′30″ N., long. 92°08′27″ W.)

Forney VOR

(Lat. 37°44′33″ N., long. 92°08′20″ W.)

Buckhorn NDB

(Lat. 37°41′51″ N., long. 92°06′14″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the Forney VOR 318° radial extending from the 4-mile radius of Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field to 7 miles northwest of the VOR and within 4 miles southwest and 8 miles northeast of the 147° bearing from the Buckhorn NDB extending from the 4-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southeast of the Buckhorn NDB, excluding that airspace within the R-4501 Fort Leonard Wood Restricted Areas, during the specific times they are in effect. 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 Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field, MO

(Lat. 37°44′30″ N., long. 92°08′27″ W.)

Forney VOR

(Lat. 37°44′33″ N., long. 92°08′20″ W.)

Buckhorn NDB

(Lat. 37°41′51″ N., long. 92°06′14″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field and within 2.4 miles each side of the Forney VOR 318° radial extending from the 6.5-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles northwest of the VOR and within 4 miles southwest and 8 miles northeast of the 147° bearing from the Buckhorn NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius of the airport to 16 miles southeast of the Buckhorn NDB; excluding that airspace within the R-4501 Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Restricted Areas during the specific times they are in effect.

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Issued in Kansas City, MO, on April 28, 2003.

Herman J. Lyons, Jr.,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Central Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-11643 Filed 5-8-03; 8:45 am]

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