[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 27, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18102-18103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7231]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1262; Airspace Docket No. 11-ANM-25]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lamar, CO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Lamar Municipal 
Airport, Lamar, CO. Decommissioning of the Lamar Tactical Air 
Navigation System (TACAN) has made this action necessary for the safety 
and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 
airport. This action also adjusts the geographic coordinates of the 
airport.

DATES: 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.

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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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On December 20, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at Lamar, CO 
(76 FR 78864). 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 that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, at Lamar Municipal Airport. Airspace reconfiguration 
is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Lamar TACAN. Also, the 
geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the 
FAA's aeronautical database. Controlled airspace is necessary for the 
safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
    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 Lamar Municipal Airport, Lamar, CO.

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 part 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:

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 Lamar, CO [Amended]

Lamar Municipal Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]04'11'' N., long. 102[deg]41'19'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile radius of the Lamar Municipal Airport, and within 
3.1 miles each side of the Lamar Municipal Airport 001[deg] bearing 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 16.5 miles north of the 
airport; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface beginning on the Colorado/Kansas state boundary at lat. 
38[deg]34'00'' N.; thence along the Colorado/Kansas state boundary 
to lat. 37[deg]11'00'' N.; to lat. 37[deg]11'00'' N., long. 
103[deg]24'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]34'00'' N., long. 103[deg]24'00'' 
W.; thence to the point of beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 19, 2012.
Vered Lovett,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-7231 Filed 3-26-12; 8:45 am]
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