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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Winona, MS

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E airspace at Winona, MS. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) Runways (RWY) 03-21 has been developed for Winona-Montgomery County Airport and as a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Winona-Montgomery County Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFA operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP.

DATES:

0901 UTC, June 5, 2008. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Melinda Giddens, System Support, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5610.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On January 31, 2008, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class E at Winona, MS, (73 FR 5776). This action provides adequate Class E airspace for IFR operations at Winona-Montgomery County Airport. Designations for Class E airspace are published in FAA Order 7400.9R, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

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. The area will be depicted on Aeronautical Charts for pilot reference.

The Rule

The FAA is amending Part 71 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E airspace at Winona, MS, to provide controlled airspace required to support the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) Runways (RWY) 03/21 that were developed for Winona-Montgomery County Airport.

The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an Start Printed Page 21814established 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.

The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority.

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 airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it establishes Class E airspace at Winona, MS.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, 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.

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ASO MS E5 Winona, MS [New]

Winona-Montgomery County Airport, MS

(Lat. 33°27′54″ N., long. 89°43′48.8″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth within a 6.9-mile radius of Winona-Montgomery County Airport.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 7, 2008.

Kathy Swann,

Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization.

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[FR Doc. E8-8578 Filed 4-22-08; 8:45 am]

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