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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marion, IL

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


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This action amends Class E airspace for the Marion, IL area, adding additional controlled airspace to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale/Murphysboro, IL. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.


Effective date 0901 UTC, July 29, 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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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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On February 10, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Marion, IL, reconfiguring controlled airspace at Southern Illinois Airport (75 FR 6593) Docket No. FAA-2009-1154. 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 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 Marion, IL area, adding additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate SIAPs at Southern Illinois Airport, Carbondale/Murphysboro, IL. The addition of the RNAV (GPS) RWY 36R SIAP at Southern Illinois Airport has created the need to extend existing Class E airspace to the south. Adjustment to the geographic coordinates for Williamson County Regional Airport, Marion, IL, also will be made in accordance with the FAAs National Aeronautical Charting Office. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changed described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.

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 in the Marion, IL area.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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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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AGL IL E5 Marion, IL [Amended]

Carbondale/Murphysboro, Southern Illinois Airport, IL

(Lat. 37°46′41″ N., long. 89°15′07″ W.)

Marion, Williamson County Regional Airport, IL

(Lat. 37°45′18″ N., long. 89°00′40″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 37°53′40″ N., long. 88°48′35″ W.; to lat. 37°56′25″ N., long. 89°02′40″ W.; to lat. 37°58′45″ N., long. 89°20′25″ W.; to lat. 37°47′25″ N., long. 89°26′00″ W.; to lat. 37°42′10″ N., long. 89°24′00″ W.; to lat. 37°40′46″ N., long. 89°20′17″ W.; to lat. 37°34′56″ N., long. 89°20′25″ W.; to lat. 37°34′48″ N., long. 89°10′21″ W.; to lat. 37°37′05″ N., long. 89°10′18″ W.; to lat. 37°32′50″ N., long. 88°59′00″ W.; to lat. 37°42′35″ N., long. 88°52′15″ W.; to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on May 5, 2010.

Anthony D. Roetzel,

Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2010-11735 Filed 5-17-10; 8:45 am]