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Modification of Class E Airspace; Wellington Municipal Airport, KS

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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 part 71) by revising the Class E airspace area at Wellington Municipal Airport, KS. The establishment of a non-directional beacon (NDB) runway (RWY) 35 standard instrument approach procedure (SIAP) necessitates the revision of the Class E airspace area. This airspace area and the legal description are revised to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.

DATES:

This direct final rule is effective on 0901 UTC, September 23, 2006. Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before July 21, 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-2006-24869/Airspace Docket No. 06-ACE-4, 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 part 71 revises the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet AGL at Wellington Municipal Airport, KS. The establishment of a NDB RWY 35 SIAP necessitates the revision of the Class E airspace area. This airspace area and the legal description are revised to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders. The radius of the Class E airspace area is expanded from within a 6.3-mile radius to within a 6.8-mile radius of the airport and the airspace is expanded to within 2.5 miles each side of the 176° bearing from Wellington NDB extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 7.0 miles south of the airport. These modifications bring the legal description of the Wellington Municipal Airport, KS class E airspace area into compliance with FAA Orders 7400.2F and 8260.19C. 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 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 16, 2005, which is incorported by reference in 14 CFR 71.1.

The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would 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 Start Printed Page 32272a notice of proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period.

Comments Invited

Interested parties are invited to participated 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, 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-2006-24869/Airspace Docket No. 06-ACE-4.” 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.

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 Wellington Municipal Airport, KS.

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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.

ACE KS E5 Wellington, KS

Wellington Municipal Airport, KS

(Lat. 37°19′25″ N., long. 97°23′18″ W.)

Wellington NDB

(Lat. 37°19′26″ N., long. 97°23′22″ W.)

Wichita VORTAC

(Lat. 37°44′43″ N., long. 97°35′02″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Wellington Municipal Airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the 007° bearing from Wellington NDB extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 7.0 miles north of the airport and within 4.4 miles each side of the 159° radial of the Wichita VORTAC extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 10.5 miles northwest of the airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the 176° bearing from Wellington NDB extending from the 6.8 mile radius to 7.0 miles south of the airport.

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Issued in Kansas City, MO, on May 22, 2006.

Donna R. McCord,

Acting Area Director, Western Flight Services Operations.

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[FR Doc. 06-5106 Filed 6-2-06; 8:45 am]

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