[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 232 (Friday, December 2, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 75445-75446]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30530]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0748; Airspace Docket No. 11-ACE-13]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Olathe, KS

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to Class D, and amends Class E airspace for Olathe, KS. 
Decommissioning of the Johnson County VHF Omnidirectional Range/
Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) at Johnson County Executive 
Airport, Olathe, KS, has made this action necessary to enhance the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the 
airport.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, February 9, 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: 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:

History

    On August 26, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Olathe, KS, 
reconfiguring controlled airspace at Johnson County Executive Airport 
(76 FR 53361) Docket No. FAA-2011-0748. 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 Part 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 removing Class E airspace designated as an extension to a 
Class D or Class E surface area, and modifying Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, for standard 
instrument approach procedures at Johnson County Executive Airport, 
Olathe, KS. Decommissioning of the Johnson County VOR/DME and 
cancellation of the VOR approach at Johnson County Executive Airport 
has made reconfiguration of the airspace necessary for the safety and 
management of IFR operations at the airport.
    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 Johnson County Executive Airport, 
Olathe, KS.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

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

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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, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011 is amended as follows:
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Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to 
a Class D or Class E surface area.

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ACE KS E4 Olathe, Johnson County Executive Airport, KS [Removed]

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

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ACE KS E5 Olathe, Johnson County Executive Airport, KS [Amended]

Olathe, Johnson County Executive Airport, KS.
    (Lat. 38[deg]50'51'' N., long. 94[deg]44'15'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Johnson County Executive Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 9, 2011.
Gail L. Kasson,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-30530 Filed 12-1-11; 8:45 am]
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