Revocation of Class E Airspace:


Federal Register: December 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 248)

Rules and Regulations

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Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2010-0772; Airspace Docket No. 10-ASW-10

Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lone Star, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This action removes Class E airspace at Lone Star, TX.

Abandonment of the former Lone Star Steel Company

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Airport and cancellation of all Standard Instrument Approach Procedures

(SIAP) has eliminated the need for controlled airspace in the Lone

Star, TX, area. The FAA is taking this action to ensure the efficient use of airspace within the National Airspace System.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, March 10, 2011. 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.



On October 21, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove Class E airspace for Lone Star,

TX. (75 FR 64972) Docket No. FAA-2010-0772. 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 7400.9U 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by removing the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the former Lone Star Steel Company Airport, Lone

Star, TX. The airport has been abandoned and all SIAPs have been cancelled, therefore, controlled airspace is no longer needed for the safety and management of IFR operations.

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, 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 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 removes controlled airspace at the former Lone Star Steel Company

Airport, Lone Star, TX.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air).

Adoption of the Amendment 0

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


TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 0 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] 0 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal

Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and

Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows:

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

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ASW TX E5 Lone Star, TX [Removed]

Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 15, 2010.

Walter L. Tweedy,

Acting Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

FR Doc. 2010-32572 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am