Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT
This action revises the Poplar, MT, Class E airspace to accommodate airspace required for the establishment of new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP)s to the Poplar Airport, Poplar, MT. Additional Class E 700 feet, and 1,200 feet controlled airspace, above the surface of the earth is required to contain aircraft executing the RNAV RWY 27 and RWY 9 SIAP to Poplar Airport.
0901 UTC, September 6, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Brian Durham, ANM-520.7, Federal Aviation Administration, Docket No. 00-ANM-22, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98055-4056: telephone number: (425) 227-2527.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On February 13, 2001, the FAA proposed to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising Class E airspace at Poplar, MT, in order to accommodate new RNAV SIAPs at Poplar Airport, Popular MT (66 FR 9989). This amendment provides Class E5 airspace at Poplar, MT, to meet current criteria standards associated with the SIAP. Interested parties were invited to participate in the rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received.
This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) revises Class E airspace at Poplar, MT, in order to accommodate a new RNAV SIAPs to the Poplar Airport, Poplar, MT. This amendment revises Class E5 airspace at Poplar, MT, to meet current criteria standards associated with the RNAV SIAP. The FAA establishes Class E airspace where necessary to contain aircraft transitioning between the terminal and en route environments. This rule is designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) at the Poplar Airport and between the terminal and en route transition stages.
The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American 83. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth, are published in Paragraph 6005, of FAA Order 7400.9H dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
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. 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 Start Printed Page 33174routine 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (air)
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, is amended as follows:End Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
ANM MT E5 Poplar, MT [REVISED]
Poplar Airport, MT
(Lat. 48°06′58″N., long. 105°10′56″W.
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 9.1 mile radius of the Poplar, MT, airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the 285° bearing extending from the airport to 11.5 miles northwest of the airport; and within 2.5 miles each side of the 105° bearing from the airport extending to 11.5 miles southeast of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by a line from lat. 47°53′25″N., long. 105°52′50″W.; to lat. 48°18′00″N., long. 105°52′50″W.; to lat. 48°18′00″N., long. 104°30′00″W.; to lat. 47°53′25″N., long. 104°30′00″W.; to the beginning; excluding that airspace within Federal Airways and the Wolf Point, MT Class E airspace.
Issued in Seattle, Washington, on June 14, 2001.
Dan A. Boyle,
Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Northwest Mountain Region.
[FR Doc. 01-15611 Filed 6-20-01; 8:45 am]
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