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Modification of Class E Airspace; Lexington, NE

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Direct final rule; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by changing the title of “Lexington, Lexington/Jim Kelly Field, NE” Class E airspace area to “Lexington, NE” and by revising this Class E airspace area. Two area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs), one very high frequency omni-directional range (VOR) SIAP and one nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) SIAP have been developed to serve Jim Kelly Field. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lexington, NE does not adequately protect for diverse departures.

The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing and executing SIAPs to Jim Kelly Field and to title the airspace area appropriately. It enlarges the Lexington, NE Class E airspace area, increases the width of the airspace extension and brings the airspace area and legal description into compliance with FAA Orders.

This final rule is effective on 0901 UTC, September 30, 2004.

Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before July 29, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management Start Printed Page 34062System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket number FAA-2004-18011/Airspace Docket No. 04-ACE-40, 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:

This amendment to 14 CFR 71 modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lexington, NE. A review of the airspace area reveals it is incorrectly titled. RNAV (GPS) Runway (RWY) 32, ORIGINAL SIAP; RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, ORIGINAL SIAP; VOR RWY 14, AMENDMENT (AMDT) 4 SIAP and NDB RWY 14, AMDT 3 SIAP have been developed to serve Jim Kelly Field. The dimensions of the Lexington, NE Class E airspace area are modified to accommodate all SIAPs serving the airport and to provide adequate controlled airspace for diverse departures. The radium of the airspace area is increased from 6.6 to 8 miles. The current extension to the airspace area is increased in width from 2.6 to 3.2 miles each side of center. No other extensions are required. This action changes the title of this Class E airspace area from “Lexington, Lexington/Jim Kelly Field, NE” to “Lexington, NE” and corrects an error in the published Jim Kelly Field airport reference point (ARP). It brings the airspace area and its legal description into compliance with FAA Orders 7400.2E, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters and 8260.19C, Flight Procedures and Airspace. 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 adverse 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.

Comments Invited

Interested parties are invited to participate in this 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-2004-18011/Airspace Docket No. 04-ACE-40.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

Agency Findings

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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, 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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2. The incorporation by reference in

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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 NE E5 Lexington, NE

Lexington, Jim Kelly Field, NE

(Lat. 40°47′28″ N., long. 99°46′38″ W.)

Darr NDB

(Lat. 40°50′40″ N., long. 99°51′22″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8-mile radius of Jim Kelly Field and within 3.2 miles each side of the 311° bearing from the Darr NDB extending from the 8-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles northwest of the NDB.

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Issued in Kansas City, MO, on June 7, 2004.

Elizabeth S. Wallis,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Central Region.

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[FR Doc. 04-13837 Filed 6-17-04; 8:45 am]

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