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Proposed Establishment of Class E4 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Goodland, KS

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of Proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed to serve Renner Field-Goodland Municipal Airport, Goodland, KS. An Instrument Landing System (ILS) or Localizer (LOC)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) SIAP has also been developed to serve the airport. In addition, several existing SIAPs serving Renner Field-Goodland Municipal Airport have been amended. This notice proposes to establish a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the existing Class E surface area and to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Goodland, KS in order to accommodate the new and amended SIAPs.

The intended effect of this proposal is to provide controlled Class E airspace for aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Renner Field-Goodland Muncipal Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.

DATES:

Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before October 27, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket number FAA-2003-16079/Airspace Docket No. 03-ACE-71, 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 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 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:

Kathy Randolph, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, ACE-520C, DOT Regional Headquarters Building, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: (816) 329-2525.

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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-2003-16079/Airspace Docket No. 03-ACE-71.” 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 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

This notice proposes to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by establishing a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Goodland, KS. It also proposes to revise the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Goodland, KS. RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, ORIGINAL SIAP; RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, ORIGINAL SIAP; RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, ORIGINAL SIAP; ILS or LOC/DME RWY 30, ORIGINAL SIAP; VOR RWY 30, AMENDMENT 8 SIAP; Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) RWY 30, AMENDMENT 7 SIAP; and VOR/DME RWY 30, AMENDMENT 7 SIAP have been developed to serve Renner Field-Goodland Municipal Airport. The extension to the Goodland, KS Class E surface area must be established and the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface must be tailored to contain aircraft executing the approach procedures. These areas would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.Start Printed Page 55016

Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area are published in Paragraph 6004 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 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 would be published subsequently in the 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

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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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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 KS E4 Goodland, KS

Renner Field-Goodland Municipal Airport, KS

(Lat. 39°22′14″ N., long. 101°41′56″ W.)

Goodland VORTAC

(Lat. 39°23′16″ N., long. 101°41′32″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the Goodland VORTAC 164° radial extending from the 4.1-mile radius of Renner Field-Goodland Municipal Airport to 7 miles southeast of the VORTAC.

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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 KS E5 Goodland, KS

Renner Field-Goodland Municipal Airport, KS

(Lat. 39°22′14″ N., long. 101°41′56″ W.)

Goodland VORTAC

(Lat. 39°23′16″ N., long. 101°41′32″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Renner Field-Goodland Municipal Airport.

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Issued in Kansas City, MO, on September 9, 2003.

Paul J. Sheridan,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Central Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-24143 Filed 9-18-03; 12:01 pm]

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