Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Direct final rule; request for comments.
This action amends title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by revising Class E airspace at Iowa City, IA. The nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) navigation aid associated with Iowa City Municipal Airport has been decommissioned. Standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) utilizing the NDB are cancelled effective April 15, 2004. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) that accommodates these SIAPs will no longer be needed.
The intended effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at Iowa City, IA, to delete the Hawkeye NDB and coordinates from the Iowa City, IA Class E airspace area legal description and to bring the area into compliance with FAA Orders.
This direct final rule is effective on 0901 UTC, June 10, 2004.
Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before April 14, 2004.
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-2004-17143/Airspace Docket No. 04-ACE-9, 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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This amendment to 14 CFR 17 revises the Class E airspace at Iowa City, IA. The Hawkeye NDB has been decommissioned. NDB Runway (RWY) 30 SIAP and NDB or Global Positioning System (GPS)-A SIAP that serve Iowa City Municipal Airport are cancelled effective April 15, 2004. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet AGL that accommodates these SIAPs will no longer be needed. The amendment to Class E airspace at Iowa City, IA provides controlled airspace at and above 700 feet AGL to contain the remaining SIAPs that serve Iowa City Municipal Airport. The additional Class E airspace necessary for the NDB or GPS-A SIAP is revoked. The Hawkeye NDB and coordinates, and reference to these, are deleted from the legal description of Iowa City, IA Class E5 airspace. These actions bring the Iowa City, IA Class E airspace into compliance with FAA Order 7400.2E, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9L, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
The Direct Final Rule Procedure
The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse or negative comment and, therefore, is issuing it as a direct final rule. Previous actions of this nature have not been controversial and have not resulted in Start Printed Page 10611adverse comments or objections. Unless a written adverse or negative comment, or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse or negative comments were received and confirming the date on which the final rule will become effective. If the FAA does receive, within the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct final rule will be published in the Federal Register, and a notice of proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period.
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-2004-17143/Airspace Docket No. 04-ACE-9.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
The regulations adopted herein will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule does not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
The FAA has determined that this regulation is noncontroversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, I certify that this regulation (1) is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) if promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
ACE IA E5 Iowa City, IA
Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA
(Lat. 41 °38′21″ N., long. 91°32′47″ W.)
Iowa City VORTAC
(Lat. 41°31′08″ N., long. 91°36′48″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Iowa City Municipal Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the Iowa City VORTAC 024° radial extending from the 6.5 mile radius of the airport to the VORTAC.
Issued in Kansas City, MO on February 24, 2004.
Paul J. Sheridan,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Central Region.
[FR Doc. 04-5180 Filed 3-5-04; 8:45 am]
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