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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ankeny, IA

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class E airspace at Ankeny, IA. Cancellation of NDB approaches at Ankeny Regional Airport has made it necessary to reconfigure Class E airspace. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Ankeny Regional Airport, Ankeny, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Ankeny Regional Airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office.

DATES:

Effective 0901 UTC, October 22, 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321-7716.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On April 27, 2009, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Ankeny, IA, reconfiguring controlled airspace at Ankeny Regional Airport, Ankeny, IA. (74 FR 19029, Docket No. FAA-2009-0187). 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 paragraphs 6002 and 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 the Order. Subsequent to publication, the Start Printed Page 37163FAA found that the cite for the Class E2 airspace was omitted. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class E airspace at Ankeny, IA, reconfiguring controlled airspace at Ankeny Regional Airport, Ankeny, IA, for the safety and management of IFR operations. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office. This rule also cites the correct paragraph in which the Class E2 airspace is found in FAA Order 7400.9S.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary 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 amends controlled airspace at Ankeny Regional Airport, Ankeny, IA.

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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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for

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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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ACE IA E2 Ankeny, IA [Amended]

Ankeny Regional Airport, IA

(Lat. 41°41′29″ N., long. 93°33′59″ W.)

Within a 4-mile radius of Ankeny Regional Airport, excluding that portion within the Des Moines Class C airspace area.

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Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface.

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ACE IA E5 Ankeny, IA [Amended]

Ankeny Regional Airport, IA

(Lat. 41°41′29″ N., long. 93°33′59″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.1-mile radius of Ankeny Regional Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 045° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.1-mile radius to 9.3 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 012° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.1-mile radius to 11.1 miles north of the airport, excluding that portion within the Des Moines Class C airspace area.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 16, 2009.

Anthony D. Roetzel,

Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

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[FR Doc. E9-17863 Filed 7-27-09; 8:45 am]

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