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 Washington, KS. A review of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) at Washington, KS revealed it is not in compliance with established airspace criteria. This airspace area is enlarged and its extension modified to conform to FAA Orders. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing from and executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) to Washington County Memorial Airport. The area is modified and enlarged to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
This direct final rule is effective on 0901 UTC, July 7, 2005. Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before May 4, 2005.
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-2005-20575/Airspace Docket No. 05-ACE-12, 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:
Brenda Memper, 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
This amendment to 14 CFR 71 modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Washington, KS. An examination of controlled airspace for Washington, KS revealed the Class E airspace area is not in compliance with established airspace requirements. In order to comply with airspace requirements for diverse departures, as set forth in FAA Order 7400.2E, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, the airspace area is expanded from a 6-mile to a 7.3-mile radius of Washington County Memorial Airport. To comply with FAA Order 8260.19C, Flight Procedures and Airspace, the airspace extension is decreased in width from 4.8 to 2 miles each side of the 021° bearing from the Morrison nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and in length from 11.7 to 7 miles north of the NDB. These modifications provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing from and executing SIAPs to Washington County Memorial Airport and bring the legal description of the Washington, KS Class E airspace area into compliance with FAA Orders 7400.2E and 8260.19C. This 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 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation Start Printed Page 18297listed 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.
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-2005-20575/Airspace Docket No. 05-ACE-12.” 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 tha this final rule does not have federalism under Executive Order 13132.
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 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 rulemaking 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 use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority since it contains aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Washington County Memorial Airport.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (air)
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, the Federal Aviation Administration attends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:End 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 in 14 CFR 7.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9M, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, is amended as follows:End Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
ACE KS E5 Washington, KS
Washington County Memorial Airport, KS
(Lat. 39°44′01″ N., long. 97°02′52″ W.)
(Lat. 39°45′42″ N., long. 97°02′32″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of Washington County Memorial Airport and within 2 miles each side of the 021° bearing from the Morrison NDB extending from the 7.3-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles north of the NDB.
Issued in Kansas City, MO, on March 15, 2005.
Anthony D. Roetzel,
Acting Area Director, Western Flight Services Operations.
[FR Doc. 05-7197 Filed 4-8-05; 8:45 am]
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