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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Austin, TX

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action amends Class E airspace for the Austin, TX area. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Austin Executive Airport, Austin, TX. 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, September 23, 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 March 29, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for the Austin, TX area, reconfiguring controlled airspace at Austin Executive Airport (75 FR 15360) Docket No. FAA-2009-1152. 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 Austin, TX area. The addition of new SIAPs at Austin Executive Airport, Austin, TX has made 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 Austin Executive Airport, Austin, 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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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 Austin, TX [Amended]

Point of Origin

(Lat. 30°17′55″ N., long. 97°42′06″ W.)

Austin, Lakeway Airpark, TX

(Lat. 30°21′27″ N., long. 97°59′40″ W.)

Austin, Austin Executive Airport, TX

(Lat. 30°23′51″ N., long. 97°33′59″ W.)

Lago Vista, Lago Vista-Rusty Allen Airport, TX

(Lat. 30°29′55″ N., long. 97°58′10″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 14-mile radius of the Point of Origin, and within a 6.4-mile radius of Lakeway Airpark, and within a 6.4-mile radius of Lago Vista-Rusty Allen Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Austin Executive Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 132° bearing from Austin Executive Airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.4 miles southeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 311° bearing from Austin Executive Airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 11.2 miles northwest of the airport.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 21, 2010.

Roger M. Trevino,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2010-13261 Filed 6-3-10; 8:45 am]