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Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Elko, NV

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace area at Elko, NV. A revision to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (RWY) 23 at Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field has made this proposal necessary, Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV RWY 23 SIAP to Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, Elko, NV.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before July 10, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Federal Aviation Administration, Attn: Manager, Airspace Branch, AWP-520, Docket No. 00-AWP-5, Air Traffic Division, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261.

The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Regional Counsel, Western Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 6007, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 92061.

An informal docket may also be examined during normal business at the Office of the Manager, Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division at the above address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Larry Tonish, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AWP-520, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, telephone (310) 725-6539.

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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 Start Printed Page 38228supporting the views and suggesting 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 and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with the comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Airspace Docket No. 00-AWP-5.” 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 action may be changed in the light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division, at 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, 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

Any person may obtain a copy of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Airspace Branch, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 92061. Communications must identify the docket 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 procedures.

The Proposal

The FAA is considering an amendment to part 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace area at Elko, NV. A revision to the RNAV RWY 23 SIAP at Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV RWY 23 SIAP at Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Filed, Elko, NV. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV RWY 23 SIAP at Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, Elko, NV. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9G dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would be published subsequently in this Order.

The FAA has 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. Therefore, this proposed 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 proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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The Proposed Amendment

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

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PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; and REPORTING POINTS

1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.09G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, is amended as follows:

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

AWP NV E5 Elko, NV [Revised]

Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, NV

(Lat. 40°49′31″ N, long. 115°47′28″ W

That airspace extending upward from 700 prime above the surface within an 8.3-mile radius of Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field and within 1.8 miles either side of 248° bearing from the Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, extending from the 8.3-mile radius to the 11.7 miles southwest of the Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field and within 3.9 miles east and 8.3 miles west of the 161° bearing from the Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, extending from the 8.3-mile radius to 21.7 miles south of Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field and within 4.3 miles eadh side of the 075° bearing from the Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, extending from the 8.3-mile radius to 17.8 miles northeast of the airport. That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an 18.7-mile radius of Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, and that airspace bounded on the north by the south edge of V-6, on the south by the north edge of V-32, on the east by the 30-mile radius of the Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field, between the southern edge of V-465 clockwise to the northern edge of V-32, thence west to the 18.7-mile radius of the Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field and that airspace bounded by a line beginning at lat. 40°34′00′N, long. 116°00′00″W; to lat. 40°27′00″N, long. 116°36′00″W; to lat. 40°31′00″N, long. 116°38′00″N; to lat. 40°32′00″N, long. 116°33′00″W; to lat. 40°33′30″N, long. 116°33′30″W; to lat. 40°38′00″N, long. 116°07′00″W, thence via the 18.7-mile radius of Elko Municipal-J.C. Harris Field to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Los Angeles, California, on May 24, 2000.

John Clancy,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-15413 Filed 6-19-00; 8:45 am]

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