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Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace at Hamilton, MT

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This proposal would establish Class E airspace at Ravalli County Airport, Hamilton, MT. The establishment of two Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Position System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP); hereafter referred to as RNAV (GPS)—A, and RNAV (GPS)—B SIAPs at Ravalli County Airport, Hamilton, MT, makes this proposal necessary. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is necessary to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS)—A and RNAV (GPS)—B SIAPs at Ravalli County Airport.

DATES:

Comments must be received by December 22, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket number, FAA 2003-16070; Airspace Docket No. 03-ANM-05, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final dispositions in person in the Docket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone number 1 800 647-5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address.Start Printed Page 62763

An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Office of the Regional Air Traffic Division, Northwest Mountain Region, Federal Aviation Administration, Airspace Branch ANM-520, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98055.

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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 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 Docket No. FAA-2003-16070; Airspace Docket No. 03-ANM-05, 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 those comments, a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. FAA-2003-16070; Airspace Docket No. 03-ANM-05.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

Availability of NPRM

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document's Web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/​nara.

Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98055. Communications must identify both document numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedures.

The Proposal

The FAA proposes to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class E airspace at Hamilton, MT. The establishment of two RNAV GPS SIAPs; RNAV (GPS)-A and RNAV (GPS)-B SIAPs at Ravalli County Airport makes this proposal necessary. Establishing Class E airspace is necessary to provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS)-A and RNAV (GPS)-B SIAPs at Ravalli County Airport, Hamilton, MT.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9L dated September 16, 2003, and effective September 15, 2004, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will 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 would 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

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, 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 continues 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 7400.9L, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 16, 2003, and effective September 15, 2004, 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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ANM UT E5 Hamilton, MT (New)

Ravalli County Airport, MT

[Lat 46°15′05″ N., long. 114°07′31″ W.]

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth within an 8-mile radius of Ravalli County Airport; that airspace extending upward from 1200 feet above the surface of the earth bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46°42′00″ N., long. 114°11′00″ W.; to lat. 46°42′00″ N., long. 113°52′00″ W.; to lat. 46°19′30″ N., long. 113°52′00″ W.; to lat. 45°51′30″ N., long. 114°01′00″ W.; to lat. 45°51′30″ N., long. 114°11′00″ W.; to lat. 46°03′00″ N., long. 114°19′00″ W.; thence to the beginning; excluding that airspace within Federal Airways.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 25, 2003.

ViAnne Fowler,

Acting Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Northwest Mountain Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-27907 Filed 11-5-03; 8:45 am]

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