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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Burlington, VT

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Final Rule.

Summary

This action amends the Class E airspace areas at Burlington, VT, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed for Burlington International Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the airport and recognizes the name change of the Burlington VOR/DME.

 

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Effective 0901 UTC, December 15, 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.

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

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On July 1, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Burlington, VT (76 FR 38584) Docket No. FAA-2011-0243. 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 Burlington VORTAC is now recognized as the Burlington VOR/DME. This rule notes the change. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

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This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends the Class E airspace areas at Burlington, VT, to support new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Burlington International Airport. The existing Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension are being modified for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates for Burlington International Airport in all Class E airspace areas are being adjusted to be in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. This action also changes the name of the navigation aid from Burlington VORTAC to Burlington VOR/DME. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.

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 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 amends controlled airspace at Burlington International Airport, Burlington, VT.

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

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PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Back to Top

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.

§ 71.1 [Amended]

2.The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, effective September 15, 2011, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ANE VT E2Burlington, VT [Amended] Back to Top

Burlington International Airport, VT

(Lat. 44°28′19″ N., long. 73°09′12″ W.)

Burlington, VOR/DME

(Lat. 44°23′50″ N., long. 73°10′57″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5-mile radius of Burlington International Airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Burlington VOR/DME 201° radial extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the Burlington VOR/DME, and within 1.8 miles each side of the Burlington International Airport 302° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 5.4 miles northwest of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the Burlington International Airport 131° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius to 16 miles southeast of the airport. This Class E airspace is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6003Class E airspace areas designated as an extension.

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ANE VT E3Burlington, VT [Amended] Back to Top

Burlington International Airport, VT

(Lat. 44°28′19″ N., long. 73°09′12″ W.)

Burlington, VOR/DME

(Lat. 44°23′50″ N., long. 73°10′57″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles on each side of the Burlington VOR/DME 201° radial extending from a 5-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the Burlington VOR/DME, and within 1.8 miles each side of the Burlington International Airport 302° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 5.4 miles northwest of the airport and within 4 miles each side of the Burlington International Airport 131° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 16 miles southeast of the airport.

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

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ANE VT E5Burlington, VT [Amended] Back to Top

Burlington International Airport, VT

(Lat. 44°28′19″ N., long. 73°09′12″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 23-mile radius of Burlington International Airport; excluding that airspace within the Plattsburgh, NY, Class E airspace area.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 29, 2011.

Mark D. Ward,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization.

[FR Doc. 2011-24349 Filed 9-22-11; 8:45 am]

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