[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 150 (Thursday, August 4, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47061-47062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19166]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0005; Airspace Docket No. 10-ASO-42]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lakeland, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Lakeland, FL. The Plant 
City Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for 
Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. This action also updates the 
geographic coordinates of the airport, as well as Plant City Municipal 
Airport and Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport. This action enhances the 
safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 20, 2011. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual 
revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.



    On May 24, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace at Lakeland 
Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL (75 FR 30047) Docket No. FAA-
2011-0005. Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the 
FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA 
found that the geographic coordinates of Lake Linder Regional Airport, 
Plant City Municipal Airport, and Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport needed 
to be adjusted. This action makes these updates. Except for editorial 
changes, and the changes noted above, this rule is the same as 
published in the NPRM.
    Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005 of 

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Order 7400.9U dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, 
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 amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class E surface airspace to support new standard 
instrument approach procedures developed at Lakeland Linder Regional 
Airport, Lakeland, FL. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the 
decommissioning of the Plant City NDB and cancellation of the NDB 
approach, and for continued safety and management of IFR operations at 
the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of 
Lake Linder Regional, Plant City Municipal, and Winter Haven's Gilbert 
Airports 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, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore, (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 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 United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
    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 Class E airspace at Lakeland, FL.

Lists 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:


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.

Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 18, 2010, effective September 15, 2010, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ASO FL E5 Lakeland, FL [Amended]

Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, FL
    (Lat. 27[deg]59'20'' N., long. 82[deg]01'07'' W.)
Bartow Municipal Airport
    (Lat. 27[deg]56'36'' N., long. 81[deg]47'00'' W.)
Plant City Municipal Airport
    (Lat. 28[deg]00'01'' N., long. 82[deg]09'48'' W.
Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport
    (Lat. 28[deg]03'47'' N., long. 81[deg]45'12'' W.)
Lakeland VORTAC
    (Lat. 27[deg]59'10'' N., long. 82[deg]00'50'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, and 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Bartow Municipal Airport, and within a 
6.6-mile radius of Plant City Municipal Airport, and within 3.5 
miles each side of the 266[deg] bearing from the Plant City Airport 
extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 7.5 miles west of the airport, 
and within a 6.5-mile radius of Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport, and 
within 2.5 miles each side of the Lakeland VORTAC 071[deg] radial, 
extending from the 7-mile radius to Winter Haven's Gilbert Airport 
6.5-mile radius.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 19, 2011.
Mark D. Ward,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
[FR Doc. 2011-19166 Filed 8-3-11; 8:45 am]