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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Killeen, TX

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class E airspace for Killeen, TX, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the renamed Skylark Field Airport, Killeen, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES:

Effective Date 0901 UTC, June 3, 2010. 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 January 25, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Killeen, TX, reconfiguring controlled airspace at Skylark Field Airport (75 FR 3877) Docket No. FAA-2009-0928. 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 7400.9T signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, 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.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E airspace for the Killeen, TX area, adding additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate SIAPs at Skylark Field Airport, and changing the airport′s name from Killeen Municipal Airport. Adjustments to the geographic coordinates and reclassification of the Iresh Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) to the Iresh Locator Outer Marker (LOM) also will be made in accordance with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office. With the exception of these changes, this action is the same as that published in the NPRM. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.

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 Skylark Field Airport, Killeen, TX.

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

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ASW TX E5 Killeen, TX [Amended]

Robert Gray Army Airfield (AAF), TX

(Lat. 31°04′02″ N., long. 97°49′44″ W.)

Hood Army Airfield (AAF), TX

(Lat. 31°08′19″ N., long. 97°42′52″ W.)

Gray VOR/DME

(Lat. 31°01′58″ N., long. 97°48′50″ W.)

Skylark Field Airport, TX

(Lat. 31°05′09″ N., long. 97°41′11″ W.)

Iresh LOM

(Lat. 31°01′27″ N., long. 97°42′29″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.6-mile radius of Robert Gray AAF and within a 6.3-mile radius of Hood AAF and within 1.8 miles each side of the 037° radial of the Gray VOR/DME extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 14.6 miles northeast of the airfield, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 217° radial of the Gray VOR/DME extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 14.6 miles southwest of the airfield, and within 1.7 miles each side of the 064° radial of the Gray VOR/DME extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 13.9 miles northeast of the airfield, and within 1.7 miles each side of the 244° radial of the Gray VOR/DME extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 13.9 miles southwest of the airfield, and within 2 miles each side of the 150° bearing from Robert Gray AAF extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 11.6 miles southeast of the airfield, and within 2 miles each side of the 339° bearing from Robert Gray AAF extending from the 7.6-mile radius to 10.3 miles north of the airfield, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Skylark Field Airport and within 4 miles each side of the 197° bearing from the Skylark Field Airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.6 miles south of the airport and within 2.1 miles each side of the 197° bearing from the Iresh LOM extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.1 miles south of the airport.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 16, 2010.

Anthony D. Roetzel,

Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2010-6796 Filed 3-31-10; 8:45 am]

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