[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 240 (Thursday, December 12, 1996)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 65318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-31581]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 96-AWP-22]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Casa Grande, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class E airspace area at Casa Grande, 
AZ. The development of a Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (RWY) 05/23 has made 
this action necessary. The intended effect of this action is to provide 
adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Casa Grande, AZ.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC January 30, 1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Buck, Airspace Specialist, 
Operations Branch, AWP-530, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific 
Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, 
Lawndale, California 90261, telephone (310) 725-6556.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On October 10, 1996, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by amending the Class E 
airspace area at Casa Grande. AZ (61 FR 53157). This action will 
provide adequate controlled airspace to accommodate a GPS SIAP to RWY 
05/23 at Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Casa Grande, AZ.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. 
No comments to the proposal were received. Class E airspace 
designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9D dated 
September 4, 1996, and effective September 16, 1996, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
this Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 
CFR part 71) amends the Class E airspace area at Casa Grande, AZ. The 
development of a GPS SIAP to RWY 05/23 has made this action necessary. 
The effect of this action will provide adequate airspace for aircraft 
executing the GPS RWY 05/23 SIAP at Casa Grande Municipal Airport, Casa 
Grande, AZ.
    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 10034; 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 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).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--[AMENDED]

    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; 14 CFR 11.69.


Sec. 71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9D, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 4, 1996, and effective September 16, 
1996, is amended as follows:

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

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AWP AZ E5 Casa Grande, AZ [Revised]

Casa Grande Municipal Airport, AZ
    (lat. 32 deg.57'17''N, long. 111 deg.46'00''W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
beginning at lat. 32 deg.57'05''N, long. 111 deg.52'18''W, thence 
clockwise via the 5.3-mile radius of the Casa Grande Municipal 
Airport to lat. 32 deg.52'40''N, long. 111 deg.49'06''W; to lat. 
32 deg.50'50''N, long. 111 deg.53'02''W; to lat. 32 deg.55'20''N, 
long. 111 deg.56'02''W, thence to the point of beginning.
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    Issued in Los Angeles, California, on November 22, 1996.
Sabra W. Kaulia,
Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 96-31581 Filed 12-11-96; 8:45 am]
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