Federal Register: July 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 140)
DOCID: fr21jy08-14 FR Doc E8-16520
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 71
Docket ID: [Docket No. FAA-2008-0529; Airspace Docket No. 08-AWP-6]
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
ACTION: Establishment and Revocation of Class E Airspace:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
Proposed Establishment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lake Havasu, AZ
DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 4, 2008.
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the new Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using VHF Omni Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ. This action also would revoke Class E airspace at the old Lake Havasu Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ, as that airport has been abandoned. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ.
Lake Havasu, AZ,
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 energyrelated aspects of the proposal.
Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA 20080529 and Airspace Docket No. 08AWP6) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a selfaddressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA20080529 and Airspace Docket No. 08AWP6''. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.
Availability of NPRM's
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:// www.faa.gov or the Federal Register's web page at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html.
You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the 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 Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal
Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Area,
Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057.
Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 2679677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 112A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.
The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace at the new Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ. The Class E airspace area for the original Lake Havasu Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ, is being revoked, as the airport has been abandoned. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using VOR/DME (GPS) SIAP at Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ.
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9R, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in this 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. Therefore, this proposed 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 proposed rule, when promulgated, would 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 for 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 the 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 establishes controlled airspace at the new Lake Havasu City Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ and removes airspace at the old Lake Havasu Airport, Lake Havasu, AZ.
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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, 19591963 Comp., p. 389.
Sec. 71.1 [Amended]
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order
7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15,
2007, and effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
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AWP AZ E5 Lake Havasu, AZ [Revoked]
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AWP AZ E5 Lake Havasu, AZ [New]
Lake Havasu City, AZ
(Lat. 34[deg]34'16'' N., long. 114[deg]21'30'' W.)
Chemehuevi Valley Airport, CA
(Lat. 34[deg]31'44'' N., long. 114[deg]25'56'' W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface
within a 4mile radius of Lake Havasu City Airport, excluding that
airspace with a 1.5mile radius of Chemehuevi Valley Airport. That
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded
by a line beginning at lat. 34[deg]42'47'' N., long. 114[deg]29'37''
W.; to lat. 34[deg]42'47'' N., long. 114[deg]12'00'' W.; to lat.
34[deg]23'54'' N., long. 114[deg]12'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]18'13''
N., long. 114[deg]32'12'' W.; thence to the point of beginning. * * * * *
Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 9, 2008.
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Area. [FR Doc. E816520 Filed 71808; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Area, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 2034537.