Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Notice of proposed rulemaking.
This notice proposes to create a Class E surface area at Storm Lake, IA. It also proposes to modify the Class E5 airspace at Storm Lake, IA.
Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before July 18, 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-2005-21337/Airspace Docket No. 05-ACE-16, 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 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
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-2005-21337/Airspace Docket No. 05-ACE-16.” The postcard Start Printed Page 36086will 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 also 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.
This notice proposes to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) to establish Class E airspace designated as a surface area for an airport at Storm Lake, IA. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Storm Lake Municipal Airport. Weather observations would be provided by an Automatic Weather Observing/Reporting System (AWOS) and communications would be direct with Fort Dodge Automated Flight Service Station.
This notice also proposes to revise the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Storm Lake, IA. An examination of this Class E airspace area for Storm Lake, IA revealed noncompliance with FAA directives. This proposal would correct identified discrepancies by decreasing the width of the southeast extension from 2.6 miles to 2.5 miles each side of the 167° bearing from Storm Lake NDB and creating an extension within 2.5 miles each side of the 357° bearing from the Storm Lake NDB extending from the 6.6-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles north of the airport, defining airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing and executing instrument approach procedures to Storm Lake Municipal Airport and bringing the airspace area into compliance with FAA directives. Both areas would 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 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.
This proposed 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 proposed regulation is within the scope of that authority since it would contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures to Storm Lake Municipal Airport.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (Air)
The Proposed Amendement
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.
ACE IA 32 Storm Lake, IA
Storm Lake Municipal Airport, IA
(Lat. 42°35′50″ N., long. 95°14′26″ W.)
Storm Lake NDB
(Lat. 42°36′02″ N., long. 95°14′40″ W.)
Within a 4.1-mile radius of Storm Lake Municipal Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 167° bearing from the Storm Lake NDB extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles south of the airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 357° bearing from the Storm Lake NDB extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles nothr of the airport.
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
ACE IA E5 Storm Lake, IA
Storm Lake Municipal Airport, IA
(Lat. 42°35′50″ N., long 95°14′26″ W.)
Storm Lake NDB
(Lat. 42°36′02″ N., long 95°14′40″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6 mile radius of Storm Lake Municipal Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 167° bearing from the Storm Lake NDB extending from the 6.6-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles of south of the airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the 357° bearing from the Storm Lake NDB extending from the 6.6-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles north of the airport.
Issued in Kansas City, MO, on June 6, 2005.
Elizabeth S. Wallis,
Acting Area Director, Western Flight Services Operations.
[FR Doc. 05-12378 Filed 6-21-05; 8:45 am]
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