[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 20, 1995)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 65601-65602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-30923]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 95-ACE-17]

Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Muscatine, IA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.


SUMMARY: This notice proposes to amend the Class E airspace area at 
Muscatine Municipal Airport, Muscatine, IA. The development of a new 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) based on the relocated 
Port City Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring 
Equipment (VOR/DME), has made the proposal necessary. The intended 
effect of this proposal is to provide additional controlled airspace 
for aircraft executing the SIAP at Muscatine Municipal Airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 19, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Manager, Air 

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Traffic Operations Branch, ACE-530, Federal Aviation Administration, 
Docket No. 95-ACE-17, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 

    The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Assistant 
Chief Counsel for the Central Region at the same address between 9:00 
a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours in the office of the Manager, Air Traffic Operations Branch, Air 
Traffic Division, at the address listed above.

Kathy Randolph, Air Traffic Division, Air Traffic Operations Branch, 
ACE-530C, Federal Aviation Administration, 601 East 12th Street, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106; telephone number: (816) 426-3408.


Comments Invited

    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, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify the airspace docket number and be 
submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing 
the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must 
submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which 
the following statement is made: ``Comments to Airspace Docket No. 95-
ACE-17.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the 
commenter. All communications received on or before the closing date 
for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the Rules 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 

Availability of NPRMs

    Any person may obtain a copy of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, 
Office of Public Affairs, Attention: Public Inquiry Center, APA-230, 
800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 
267-3484. Communications must identify the notice number of this NPRM. 
Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 
should also request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, which 
describes the procedures.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to provide additional controlled 
airspace for a new SIAP based on the relocated Port City VOR/DME at the 
Muscatine, IA, Municipal Airport. The additional airspace would 
segregate aircraft operating under VFR conditions from aircraft 
operating under IFR procedures. The area would be depicted on 
appropriate aeronautical charts thereby enabling pilots to 
circumnavigate the area or otherwise comply with IFR procedures. Class 
E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 
6005 of FAA Order 7400.9C, dated August 17, 1995, and effective 
September 16, 1995, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would be 
published subsequently in the 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 will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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 part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) as follows:


    1. The authority citation for 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; 14 CFR 11.69.

Sec. 71.1   [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9C, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 17, 1995, and effective September 16, 
1995, 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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ACE IA E5 Muscatine, IA [Revised]

Muscatine Municipal Airport, IA
    (Lat. 41 deg.22'00'' N., long. 91 deg.08'44'' W)
Port City VOR/DME
    (Lat. 41 deg.21'59'' N., long. 91 deg.08'57'' W)
Muscatine NDB
    (Lat. 41 deg.21'44'' N., long. 91 deg.08'46'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6-mile radius of Muscatine Municipal Airport and within 1.4 
miles each side of the 067 deg. radial of the Port City VOR/DME 
extending from the 6-mile radius to 7 miles northeast of the airport 
and within 2.6 miles each side of the 256 deg. bearing from the 
Muscatine NDB extending from the 6-mile radius to 7 miles southwest 
of the airport.
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    Issued in Kansas City, MO, on November 30, 1995.
Herman J. Lyons, Jr.,
Manager, Air Traffic Division, Central Region.
[FR Doc. 95-30923 Filed 12-19-95; 8:45 am]