Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK, 53355-53356 [2011-21809]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Proposed Rules instrument approach procedure, as well as creation of new RNAV standard instrument approach procedures, have made this amendment necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Class E airspace areas 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 designation listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore, (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 would amend controlled airspace at Winters Municipal Airport, Winters, TX. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:45 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 part 71 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Winters, TX [Amended] Winters Municipal Airport, TX (Lat. 31°56′50″ N., long. 99°59′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Winters Municipal Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 000° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 9.2 miles north of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on August 17, 2011. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2011–21782 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4901–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0851; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASW–10] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) created by the decommissioning of the Arbuckle non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Ardmore Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. This action also would update the geographic SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 53355 coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before October 11, 2011. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2011– 0851/Airspace Docket No. 11–ASW–10, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647– 5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2011–0851/Airspace Docket No. 11–ASW–10.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// E:\FR\FM\26AUP1.SGM 26AUP1 53356 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2011 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/ air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Central Service Center, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. The Proposal This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 71 by amending Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures at Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK. Decommissioning of the Arbuckle NDB and cancellation of the NDB approach at Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport has made it necessary for airspace reconfiguration for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Also, this action would update the geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Class E airspace areas are published in Paragraphs 6004 and 6005, respectively, 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 would be published subsequently in the Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore, (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:45 Aug 25, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 would amend controlled airspace at Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 part 71 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. * * * * Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ASW OK E5 Ardmore, OK [Amended] Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK (Lat. 34°18′15″ N., long. 97°01′14″ W.) Ardmore VORTAC (Lat. 34°12′42″ N., long. 97°10′06″ W.) Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, OK (Lat. 34°08′49″ N., long. 97°07′22″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport, and within 1.1 miles each side of the 315° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the airport, and within a 6.5 mile radius of Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, and within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 329° radial of the Ardmore VORTAC extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 16 miles northwest of the VORTAC. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on August 17, 2011. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2011–21809 Filed 8–25–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4901–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0846; Airspace Docket No. 11–ACE–18] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Greenfield, IA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Greenfield, IA. Decommissioning of the Greenfield non-directional beacon (NDB) at Greenfield Municipal Airport, Greenfield, IA, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Greenfield Municipal Airport. DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before October 11, 2011. SUMMARY: * ASW OK E4 Ardmore, OK [Amended] Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK (Lat. 34°18′15″ N., long. 97°01′14″ W.) Ardmore VORTAC (Lat. 34°12′42″ N., long. 97°10′06″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 056° radial extending from the 4.2-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport to 8.5 miles southwest of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of PO 00000 the 315° bearing from Ardmore Municipal Airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 5.3 miles northwest of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. E:\FR\FM\26AUP1.SGM 26AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53355-53356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21809]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0851; Airspace Docket No. 11-ASW-10]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK, 
to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) 
created by the decommissioning of the Arbuckle non-directional radio 
beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Ardmore Municipal 
Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the 
airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before October 11, 
2011.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001. You 
must identify the docket number FAA-2011-0851/Airspace Docket No. 11-
ASW-10, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments 
through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the 
public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any 
final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office 
(telephone 1-800-647-5527), is on the ground floor of the building at 
the above address.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2011-0851/
Airspace Docket No. 11-ASW-10.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://

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www.faa.gov/airports--airtraffic/air--traffic/publications/airspace--
amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An 
informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at 
the office of the Central Service Center, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort 
Worth, TX 76137.
    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRMs should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking (202) 267-9677, to 
request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application 
procedure.

The Proposal

    This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations 
(14 CFR), Part 71 by amending Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface, to accommodate new standard 
instrument approach procedures at Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, 
OK. Decommissioning of the Arbuckle NDB and cancellation of the NDB 
approach at Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport has made it necessary 
for airspace reconfiguration for the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport. Also, this action would update the 
geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database.
    Class E airspace areas are published in Paragraphs 6004 and 6005, 
respectively, 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 would be 
published subsequently in the Order.
    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore, (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 would amend controlled airspace at Ardmore Municipal Airport, 
Ardmore, OK.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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 part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 
FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 
7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 
2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to 
a Class D surface area.

* * * * *

ASW OK E4 Ardmore, OK [Amended]

Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]18'15'' N., long. 97[deg]01'14'' W.)
Ardmore VORTAC
    (Lat. 34[deg]12'42'' N., long. 97[deg]10'06'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles 
each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 056[deg] radial extending from the 
4.2-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport to 8.5 miles southwest 
of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 315[deg] bearing 
from Ardmore Municipal Airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius of 
the airport to 5.3 miles northwest of the airport. This Class E 
airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/
Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Ardmore, OK [Amended]

Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]18'15'' N., long. 97[deg]01'14'' W.)
Ardmore VORTAC
    (Lat. 34[deg]12'42'' N., long. 97[deg]10'06'' W.)
Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]08'49'' N., long. 97[deg]07'22'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the 700 feet above the 
surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport, and 
within 1.1 miles each side of the 315[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the 
airport, and within a 6.5 mile radius of Ardmore Downtown Executive 
Airport, and within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 329[deg] 
radial of the Ardmore VORTAC extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 
16 miles northwest of the VORTAC.

    Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on August 17, 2011.
Walter L. Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-21809 Filed 8-25-11; 8:45 am]
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