Proposed Class E Airspace Establishment; Morris, IL

Summary

This notice proposes to establish Class E airspace near Morris, IL, to accommodate an amended Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Station-Airport (VOR-A) instrument approach procedure to Morris Municipal-James R. Washburn Field Airport, Morris, IL. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 to 1200 feet above ground level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft executing the approach. The intended affect of this proposal is to provide segregation of aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from other aircraft operating in visual weather conditions. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts to provide a reference for pilots operating in the area.

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SUMMARY: This notice proposes to establish Class E airspace near 
Morris, IL, to accommodate an amended Very High Frequency 
Omnidirectional Range Station-Airport (VOR-A) instrument approach 
procedure to Morris Municipal-James R. Washburn Field Airport, Morris, 
IL. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 to 1200 feet above 
ground level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft executing the 
approach. The intended affect of this proposal is to provide 
segregation of aircraft using instrument approach procedures in 
instrument conditions from other aircraft operating in visual weather 
conditions. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts to 
provide a reference for pilots operating in the area.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 25, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel, AGL-7, 
Rules Docket No. 94-AGL-1, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, 
Illinois 60018.
    The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Assistant 
Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, 
Des Plaines, Illinois. An informal docket may also be examined during 
normal business hours at the Air Traffic Division, System Management 
Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des 
Plaines, Illinois.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Robert Frink, Air Traffic Division, System Management Branch, AGL-530, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, 
Illinois 60018, telephone (708) 294-7568.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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, aeronautical, 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. 94-
AGL-1.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the 
commenter. All communications received on or before the specified 
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, FAA, Great Lakes Region, Office of 
the Assistant Chief Counsel, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, 
Illinois, 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 docket.

Availability of NPRM's

    Any person may obtain a copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, 
Office of Public Affairs, Attention: Public Inquiry Center, APA-220, 
800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 
267-3485. Communications must identify the notice number of this NPRM. 
Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's 
should also request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, which 
describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E airspace 
near Morris, IL, to accommodate an amended VOR-A instrument approach 
procedure to Morris Municipal-James R. Washburn Field Airport, Morris, 
IL. Controlled airspace extending from 700 to 1200 feet AGL is needed 
to contain aircraft executing the approach. The intended affect of this 
action is to provide segregation of aircraft using instrument approach 
procedures in instrument conditions from other aircraft operating in 
visual weather conditions. The area would be depicted on aeronautical 
charts to provide a reference for pilots operating in the area.
    The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North 
American Datum 83. Class E airspace designations are published in 
Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9A dated June 17, 1993, and effective 
September 16, 1993, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 
(58 FR 36298; July 6, 1993). The Class E airspace designation listed in 
this document would be published subsequently in the Order.
    The FAA 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. 
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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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. app. 1348(a), 1354(a), 1510; E.O. 10854, 24 
FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389; 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 14 CFR 
11.69.


Sec. 71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated June 17, 1993, and effective September 16, 
1993, 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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AGL IL E5 Morris, IL [New]

Morris Municipal-James R. Washburn Field Airport, IL
    (lat. 41 deg.25'53''N., long. 88 deg.25'17''W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7 mile radius of the Morris Municipal-James R. Washburn 
Field Airport, excluding that airspace which overlies the Chicago, 
IL, Class E airspace.
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    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on January 25, 1994.
John P. Cuprisin,
Manager, Air Traffic Division.
[FR Doc. 94-2836 Filed 2-7-94; 8:45 am]
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