[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 92 (Tuesday, May 13, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 27176-27177]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10862]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0589; Airspace Docket No. 13-ACE-9]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Eagle Grove, IA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Eagle Grove, IA. 
Decommissioning of the Eagle Grove non-directional radio beacon (NDB) 
at Eagle Grove Municipal Airport has made airspace reconfiguration 
necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the 
airport. Geographic coordinates are also adjusted.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, July 24, 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:

History

    On March 3, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the 
Eagle Grove, IA, area, modifying controlled airspace at Eagle Grove 
Municipal Airport (79 FR 11734) Docket No. FAA-2013-0589. 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 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 
15, 2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 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 amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface for standard instrument approach procedures at Eagle 
Grove Municipal Airport, Eagle Grove, IA. Airspace reconfiguration is 
necessary due to the decommissioning of the Eagle Grove NDB and the 
cancellation of the NDB approach. The segment northwest of the airport 
is now within 2.6 miles each side of the 305[deg] bearing from the 
airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management 
of IFR operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also 
adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    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

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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 Eagle Grove Municipal Airport, Eagle 
Grove, IA.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet 
or More Above the Surface.
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ACE IA E5 Eagle Grove, IA [Amended]

Eagle Grove Municipal Airport, IA
    (Lat. 42[deg]42'36'' N., long. 93[deg]54'58'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Eagle Grove Municipal Airport, and 
within 2.6 miles each side of the 305[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 7.4 miles northwest of the 
airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 5, 2014.
Kent M. Wheeler,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-10862 Filed 5-12-14; 8:45 am]
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