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Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Burns, OR

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).


This proposal would revise Class E airspace at Burns Municipal Airport, Burns, OR. This additional airspace is necessary to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at the Burns Municipal Airport. This change is proposed to improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Burns Municipal Airport.


Comments must be received by January 31, 2005.


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 2004-18915 Airspace Docket 04-NAM-11, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at 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 informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Western En Route and Oceanic Operations, Airspace Branch, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98055.

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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 FAA 2004-18915; Airspace Docket 04-ANM-11, 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 FAA 2004-18915 Airspace Docket 04-ANM-11.” 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 Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at or the Superintendent of Document's Web page at​nara.

Additionally, a copy of this notice may be obtained 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, at 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

This action proposed to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising Class E airspace at Burns Municipal Airport, Burns, OR. The establishment of a new RNAV GPS SIAP requires additional Class E controlled airspace. This additional Class E airspace is necessary for the safety of IFR aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP Burns Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary where there is a requirement for IFR services, which includes arrival, departures, and transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environment.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9M dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 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 effect 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

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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The Proposed Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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

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Start Printed Page 75491 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1693 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 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 OR E5 Burns, OR [Revised]

Burns Municipal Airport, Burns, OR

(Lat. 43°35′32″ N., long. 118°57′18″ W.)

Wildhorse VOR/DME

(Lat. 43°35′35″ N., long. 118°57′18″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth within 10.9 miles northeast and 10.1 miles southwest of the 141° and 321° radials of the Wildhorse VOR/DME extending from 9.6 miles southeast to 9.2 miles northwest of the VOR/DME; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth within 10.9 miles northeast and 16.0 miles southwest of the 141° and 321° radials of the Wildhorse VOR/DME extending from 20.1 miles southeast to 9.2 miles northwest of the VOR/DME.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 26, 2004.

Suzanne Alexander,

Acting Area Director, Western En Route and Oceanic Operations.

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[FR Doc. 04-27687 Filed 12-16-04; 8:45 am]