Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This rule establishes a Class E surface area at Lawrence, KS. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft departing from and executing instrument approach procedures to Lawrence Municipal Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
0901 UTC, March 17, 2005.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On Tuesday, November 30, 2004, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to establish a Class E surface area at Lawrence, KS (69 FR 69556). 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.
This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area for an airport at Lawrence, KS. Controlled airspace extending upward from the Start Printed Page 3616surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Lawrence Municipal Airport. Weather observations will be provided by an Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) and communications will be direct with Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.
Class E airspace areas designated as surface areas are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9M, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, 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 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.
This rules is promulgated under the authority described in subtitle VII, part A, subpart I, section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient user of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority since it contains aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Lawrence Municipal Airport.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, 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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.
ACE KS E2 Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Municipal Airport, KS
(Lat. 39°00′40″ N., long. 95°13′00″ W.)
Within a 4-mile radius of Lawrence Municipal Airport and within 1.2 miles each side of the 333° bearing from the airport extending from the 4-mile radius to 4.2 miles northwest of the airport.
Issued in Kansas City, MO, on January 11, 2005.
Donna R. McCord,
Acting Area Director, Western Flight Services Operations.
[FR Doc. 05-1408 Filed 1-25-05; 8:45 am]
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