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Proposed Establishment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Leesburg, FL

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This notice proposes to establish Class D and Class E4 airspace and amend Class E5 airspace at Leesburg, FL. A Federal contract lower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at the Leesburg Regional Airport. Therefore, the airport will meet the criteria for establishment of Class D and Class E4 airspace. Class D surface area airspace and Class E4 airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain existing Class D airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain existing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 1,600 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of the Leesburg Regional Airport and a Class E4 airspace extension that is 4.8 miles wide and extends 7 miles southeast of the airport. A regional evaluation has determined the existing Class E5 airspace area should be amended to contain the Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) Runway (RWY) 31 SIAP. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) needed to contain the SIAP will decrease from a 7-mile radius of the airport to a 6.6-mile radius of the airport and provide for the procedure turn area. Additionally, a technical amendment is required as a result of a name change from the Leesburg Municipal Airport to the Leesburg Regional Airport, which was effective August 25, 1997.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before March 30, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

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-2006-23866/Airspace Docket No. 06-ASO-3, 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.

An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Regional Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 550, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Walter R. Cochran, Manager, Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5586.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

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 Start Printed Page 9983presented 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-2006-23866/Airspace Docket No. 06-ASO-3.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.

Availability of NPRMs

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.

The Proposal

The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class D airspace and Class E4 airspace and amend Class E5 airspace at Leesburg, FL. Class D airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from the surface of the earth, Class E airspace designations for airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D airspace area and Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6004 and 6005 respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9N, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 16, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and 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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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The Proposed Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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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

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 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 16, 2005, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace

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ASO FL D Leesburg, FL [NEW]

Leesburg Regional Airport, FL

(Lat. 28°49′22″ N, long. 81°48′32″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 1,600 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Leesburg Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the airport/Facility Directory.

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Paragraph 6004 Class E4 Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D Airspace Area

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ASO FL E4 Leesburg, FL [NEW]

Leesburg Regional Airport, FL

(Lat. 28°49′22″ N, long. 81°48′32″ W)

Leesburg NDB

(Lat. 28°49′06″ N, long. 81°48′26″ W)

The airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the Leesburg NDB 111° bearing, extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7 miles southeast of the NDB. This Class E4 airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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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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ASO FL E5 Leesburg, FL [REVISED]

Leesburg Regional Airport, FL

(Lat. 28°49′22″ N, long. 81°48′32″ W)

Leesburg NDB

(Lat. 28°49′06″ N, long. 81°48′26″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Leesburg Regional Airport, and within 4 miles southwest and 8 miles northeast of the 111° bearing from the Leesburg NDB extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 16 miles southeast of the airport.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 10, 2006.

Mark D. Ward,

Acting Area Director, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 06-1812 Filed 2-27-06; 8:45 am]

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