[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74004-74005]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29214]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0948; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-25]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lake Charles, LA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and Class E airspace within the 
Lake Charles, LA, area by updating the geographic coordinates for Lake 
Charles Regional Airport, and the airport name and geographic 
coordinates for Chennault International Airport, formerly known as 
Chennault Industrial Airpark. This action does not change the 
boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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:

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by adjusting the geographic coordinates, within the Class D and 
Class E airspace areas, of Lake Charles Regional Airport, Lake Charles, 
LA, and Chennault International Airport, formally known as Chennault 
Industrial Airpark, Lake Charles, LA, to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database. An administrative correction also is made to the 
spelling of the Southland Field, Sulphur, LA, navigation aid from 
Sulphy NDB to Sulphur NDB. This is an administrative change and does 
not affect the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the 
airspace, therefore, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) 
are unnecessary.
    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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 in the Lake Charles, LA area.

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:

[[Page 74005]]

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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ASW LA D Lake Charles, LA [Amended]

Lake Charles Regional Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]07'34'' N., long. 93[deg]13'24'' W.)
Lake Charles VORTAC
    (Lat. 30[deg]08'29'' N., long. 93[deg]06'20'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Lake Charles Regional 
Airport and within 1.3 miles each side of the 256[deg] radial of the 
Lake Charles VORTAC extending from the 5-mile radius to 5.5 miles 
east of the airport. This Class D 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.

ASW LA D Lake Charles, Chennault International Airport, LA [Amended]

Lake Charles, Chennault International Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]12'38'' N., long. 93[deg]08'36'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of Chennault International 
Airport, excluding that airspace within the Lake Charles Regional 
Airport, LA, Class D airspace area. This Class D 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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

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ASW LA E2 Lake Charles, LA [Amended]

Lake Charles Regional Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]07'34'' N., long. 93[deg]13'24'' W.)
Lake Charles VORTAC
    (Lat. 30[deg]08'29'' N., long. 93[deg]06'20'' W.)

    Within a 5-mile radius of Lake Charles Regional Airport and 
within 1.3 miles each side of the 256[deg] radial of the Lake 
Charles VORTAC extending from the 5-mile radius to 5.5 miles east 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.

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ASW LA E5 Lake Charles, LA [Amended]

Lake Charles Regional Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]07'34'' N., long. 93[deg]13'24'' W.)
Lake Charles, Chennault International Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]12'38'' N., long. 93[deg]08'36'' W.)
Sulphur, Southland Field, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]07'53'' N., long. 93[deg]22'34'' W.)
Sulphur NDB
    (Lat. 30[deg]11'55'' N., long. 93[deg]25'14'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of Lake Charles Regional Airport, and 
within a 7-mile radius of Chennault International Airport, and 
within 3.5 miles each side of the 155[deg] bearing from Chennault 
International Airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 16.7 miles 
southeast of the airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Southland 
Field, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 326[deg] bearing from 
the Sulphur NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius of Southland 
Field to 7.5 miles northwest of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-29214 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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