Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Notice of proposed rulemaking.
This proposal would revise Class E airspace at Polson Airport, Polson, MT. The establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) makes this proposal necessary. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth currently exists in support of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. This additional Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is necessary for the safety of IFR aircraft executing new RNAV (GPS) SIAPs at Polson Airport. Controlled airspace is developed where there is a requirement for IFR services, which includes transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environment at Polson Airport, Polson, MT.
Comments must be received by January 12, 2004.
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-2003-16207 Airspace Docket No. 03-ANM-10, 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.
An informed 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.End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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-2003-16207, Airspace Docket 03-ANM-10, 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-2003-16207; Airspace Docket No. 03-ANM-10”. 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.
This action amends title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising Class E airspace at Polson Airport, Polson, MT. The establishment of new RNAV (GPS) SIAPs at the Polson Airport makes this proposal necessary. Establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is necessary to provide adequate controlled airspace for the safety of IFR RNAV operations at Polson Airport. Controlled airspace is developed where there is a requirement for IFR services, which includes transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environment at Polson Airport, Polson, 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 Start Printed Page 66388a “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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
The Proposed Amendment
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:Start Part
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:
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.
ANM CO E5 Polson, MT (Revised)
Polson Airport, Polson, MT
(Lat. 47°49′44″ N., long. 114°11′06″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth bounded by a line beginning at lat. 47°49′55″ N., long 114°13′30″ W., to lat. 47°47′00″ N., long. 114°01′00″ W.; to lat. 47°31′45″ N., 114°10′10″ W.; to lat. 47°35′35″ N., long. 114°22′35″ W.; thence to point of origin; excluding that airspace within Federal airways.
Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 12, 2003.
Acting Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Northwest Mountain Region.
[FR Doc. 03-29594 Filed 11-25-03; 8:45 am]
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