Airworthiness directives: Class E airspace,


[Federal Register: October 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 208)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Page 57588]

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Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 98-ACE-23]

Establish Class E Airspace; Guthrie, IA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration [FAA], DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This action establishes the Class E airspace area at Guthrie, IA. The development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Runway (RWY) 36 and Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) RWY 18 Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have made this rule necessary. This action is intended to provide adequate controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Guthrie County Regional Airport, Guthrie, IA.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC December 3, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Randolph, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, ACE-520C, Federal Aviation Administration, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone: (816) 426-3408.



On July 28, 1998, a proposal to amend part 71 of the Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E airspace area at Guthrie, IA, was published in the Federal Register (63 FR 40228). This proposal was to establish controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet AGL. The intended effect of the proposal was to provide adequate Class E airspace to contain aircraft executing GPS RWY 36 and NDB RWY 18 SIAPs at Guthrie County Regional Airport, Guthrie, IA.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received.

The Rule

This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 71) establishes the Class E airspace area at Guthrie, IA.

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 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

Aviation, 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 7400.9F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1998, and effective September 16, 1998, 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 Guthrie, IA [New]

    Guthrie County Regional Airport, IA

    (Lat. 41 deg.41'16''N., long. 94 deg.25'07''W.) Guthrie Center NDB

    (Lat. 41 deg.40'55''N., long. 94 deg.26'00''W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 fee above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of the Guthrie County Regional Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 350 deg. bearing from the Guthrie Center NDB extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 7 miles north of the airport. * * * * *

    Issued in Kansas City, MO on September 17, 1998. Jack L. Skelton, Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Central Region.

    [FR Doc. 98-26299Filed10-27-98; 8:45 am]

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