Modification of Class E Airspace; Dodge City Regional Airport, KS, 56366 [05-19203]

Download as PDF 56366 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 186 / Tuesday, September 27, 2005 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22397; Airspace Docket No. 05–ASO–9] [Docket No. FAA–2005–21874; Airspace Docket No. 05–ACE–28] RIN 2120–AA66 Modification of Class E Airspace; Dodge City Regional Airport, KS Modification of Restricted Area R– 3004; Fort Gordon, GA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: AGENCY: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date. ACTION: SUMMARY: This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Dodge City Regional Airport, KS. EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, October 27, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Mumper, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, ACE–520A, DOT Regional Headquarters Building, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: (816) 329–2524. The FAA published this direct final rule with a request for comments in the Federal Register on July 29, 2005 (70 FR 43744). The FAA uses the direct final rulemaking procedure for a noncontroversial rule where the FAA believes that there will be no adverse public comment. This direct final rule advised the public that no adverse comments were anticipated, and that unless a written adverse comment, or a written notice of intent to submit such an adverse comment, were received within the comment period, the regulation would become effective on October 27, 2005. No adverse comments were received, and thus this notice confirms that this direct final rule will become effective on that date. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Kansas City, MO, on September 8, 2005. Elizabeth S. Wallis, Acting Area Director, Western Flight Service Operations. [FR Doc. 05–19203 Filed 9–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action modifies Restricted Area R–3004, Fort Gordon, GA, by vertically subdividing the airspace into two separate areas; R– 3004A (surface to 7,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL)) and R–3004B (7,001 feet MSL to 16,000 feet MSL). This modification will not alter the existing lateral boundary or current upper limit of restricted airspace, or change the use of the area. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient realtime utilization of the airspace during periods when only the lower segment of the restricted area is needed for military operations. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 22, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In its current configuration, R–3004 extends from the surface to 16,000 feet MSL. However, a number of military missions conducted in the area only require restricted airspace up to 7,000 feet MSL. This results in the airspace above 7,000 feet MSL being unnecessarily restricted during periods when only low altitude activities are in progress. Subdividing the restricted area at 7,000 feet MSL will facilitate the more efficient use of airspace by releasing the altitudes above 7,000 feet MSL during those periods when only the lower altitude stratum is needed for military operations. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 by subdividing R–3004 into two separate areas, designated R–3004A and R– 3004B. This subdivision will not change the overall external boundaries, VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Sep 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 designated altitudes, time of designation, or activities conducted within the restricted area. This action will facilitate the release of restricted airspace that is not needed for military operations, and will enhance the efficient use of the navigable airspace. Therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. This regulation is limited to 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 Department of Transportation (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. Environmental Review This action is a minor change to the technical description of special use airspace to internally subdivide an existing restricted area. This action does not alter the overall dimensions, altitudes, or time of designation of R– 3004. Therefore, this action is not subject to environmental assessments and procedures in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311d. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73 Airspace, Prohibited Areas, Restricted Areas. Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows: I PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 1. The authority citation for part 73 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 73.30 [Amended] 2. Section 73.30 is amended as follows: I * E:\FR\FM\27SER1.SGM * * 27SER1 * *

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2005-21874; Airspace Docket No. 05-ACE-28]


Modification of Class E Airspace; Dodge City Regional Airport, KS

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

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SUMMARY: This document confirms the effective date of the direct final 
rule which revises Class E airspace at Dodge City Regional Airport, KS.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, October 27, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Mumper, Air Traffic Division, 
Airspace Branch, ACE-520A, DOT Regional Headquarters Building, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: 
(816) 329-2524.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA published this direct final rule 
with a request for comments in the Federal Register on July 29, 2005 
(70 FR 43744). The FAA uses the direct final rulemaking procedure for a 
non-controversial rule where the FAA believes that there will be no 
adverse public comment. This direct final rule advised the public that 
no adverse comments were anticipated, and that unless a written adverse 
comment, or a written notice of intent to submit such an adverse 
comment, were received within the comment period, the regulation would 
become effective on October 27, 2005. No adverse comments were 
received, and thus this notice confirms that this direct final rule 
will become effective on that date.

    Issued in Kansas City, MO, on September 8, 2005.
Elizabeth S. Wallis,
Acting Area Director, Western Flight Service Operations.
[FR Doc. 05-19203 Filed 9-26-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-M