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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kokomo, IN

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class E airspace at Kokomo, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Kokomo Municipal Airport and Regional Health System Heliport, Kokomo, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Minor adjustments to geographic coordinates and an airport name change to Logansport Municipal Airport also will be made.

DATES:

Effective date: 0901 UTC, June 30, 2011. 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 10, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a Start Printed Page 22013supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to expand Class E airspace to include Regional Health System Heliport, as well as amending existing Class E airspace at Kokomo Municipal Airport, Kokomo, IN. (76 FR 1378) Docket No. FAA-2010-0605. 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 7400.9U dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, 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 adding Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate COPTER RNAV standard instrument approach procedures at Regional Health System Heliport, Kokomo, IN, and amends existing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kokomo Municipal Airport. Adjustments to geographic coordinates will be made, as well as the name change of Logansport Municipal Airport to Logansport/Cass County Airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.

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 Kokomo Municipal Airport and Regional Health System Heliport, Kokomo, IN.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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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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AGL IN E5 Kokomo, IN [Amended]

Kokomo Municipal Airport, IN

(Lat. 40°31′41″ N., long. 86°03′32″ W.)

Grissom Air Reserve Base, IN

(Lat. 40°38′53″ N., long. 86°09′08″ W.)

Grissom Air Reserve Base ILS Localizer Northeast

(Lat. 40°37′59″ N., long. 86°10′18″ W.)

Grissom Air Reserve Base ILS Localizer Southwest

(Lat. 40°39′56″ N., long. 86°07′47″ W.)

Logansport/Cass County Airport, IN

(Lat. 40°42′41″ N., long. 86°22′22″ W.)

Peru Municipal Airport, IN

(Lat. 40°47′09″ N., long. 86°08′47″ W.)

Regional Health System Heliport, IN, Point-In-Space Coordinates

(Lat. 40°26′47″ N., long. 86°08′23″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Kokomo Municipal Airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 045° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 10.7 miles northeast of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 225° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 10.9 miles southwest of the airport, and within a 7-mile radius of Grissom Air Reserve Base, and within 3.8 miles each side of the Grissom Air Reserve Base ILS Localizer Northeast course extending from the 7-mile radius to 14.5 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the Grissom Air Reserve Base ILS Localizer Southwest course extending from the 7-mile radius to 14.5 miles southwest of the airport, and within a 7.7-mile radius of Logansport/Cass County Airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of Peru Municipal Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the Regional Health System Heliport Point-In-Space coordinates at lat. 40°26′47″ N., long. 86°08′23″ W.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 15, 2011.

Richard J. Kervin, Jr.,

Acting Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2011-9392 Filed 4-19-11; 8:45 am]

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