This action amends Class E airspace at Springfield Municipal Airport, Springfield, CO. Decommissioning of the Tobe Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Effective date, 0901 UTC, May 31, 2012. 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.
On January 10, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at Springfield, CO (77 FR 1429). 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 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order.
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E surface airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Springfield Municipal Airport, Springfield, CO. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Tobe TACAN. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations.
The FAA has determined 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 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 discusses 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 Springfield Municipal Airport, Springfield, CO.
Adoption of the Amendment
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR Part 71 as follows:
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
1. The authority citation for
2. The incorporation by reference in
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
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ANM CO E5 Springfield, CO [Amended]
Springfield Municipal Airport, CO
(Lat. 37°27′31″ N., long. 102°37′05″ W.)
(Lat. 37°15′31″ N., long. 103°36′00″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Springfield Municipal Airport; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface beginning at Tobe VOR/DME, thence north along V-169 to lat. 38°34′00″ N.; to lat. 38°34′00″ N., long. 102°00′00″ W.; to lat. 36°30′00″ N., long. 102°00′00″ W.; thence west on lat. 36°30′00″ N., to V-81; thence northwest along V-81 to the point of beginning.
Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 23, 2012.
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-7938 Filed 4-2-12; 8:45 am]
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