Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action amends Class E airspace at Columbus, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. This action also makes a minor change to the geographical coordinates of Bolton Field Airport, Columbus, OH. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Rickenbacker International Airport.
Effective Date: 0901 UTC, May 7, 2009. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76193-0530; telephone (817) 321-7716.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On December 18, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Columbus, OH, adding additional controlled airspace at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. (73 FR 76985, Docket No. FAA-2008-1185). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E airspace at Columbus, OH, adding additional controlled airspace at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH., and makes a minor change to the geographical coordinates of Bolton Field Airport, Columbus, OH.
The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are Start Printed Page 8167necessary 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.
The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, 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 adds additional controlled airspace at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface.
AGL OH E5 Columbus, OH [Amended]
Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport, OH
(Lat. 39°59′53″ N., long. 82°53′31″ W.)
Columbus, Rickenbacker International Airport, OH
(Lat. 39°48′50″ N., long. 82°55′40″ W.)
Columbus, Ohio State University Airport, OH
(Lat. 40°04′47″ N., long. 83°04′23″ W.)
Columbus, Bolton Field Airport, OH
(Lat. 39°54′04″ N., long. 83°08′13″ W.)
Columbus, Darby Dan Airport, OH
(Lat. 39°56′31″ N., long. 83°12′18″ W.)
Lancaster, Fairfield County Airport, OH
(Lat. 39°45′20″ N., long. 82°39′26″ W.)
Don Scott NDB
(Lat. 40°04′49″ N., long. 83°04′44″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Port Columbus International Airport, and within a 7-mile radius of Rickenbacker International Airport and within 4 miles either side of the 045° bearing from Rickenbacker International Airport extending from the 7-mile radius area to 12.5 miles northeast of the airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of the Ohio State University Airport, and within 3 miles either side of the 091° bearing from the Don Scott NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius area to 9.8 miles east of the NDB, and within a 7.4-mile radius of Bolton Field Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of Fairfield County Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Darby Dan Airport, excluding that airspace within the London, OH, Class E airspace area.
Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on February 12, 2009.
Roger M. Trevino,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. E9-3820 Filed 2-23-09; 8:45 am]
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