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Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Gillette, WY

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

SUMMARY:

This proposal would revise Class E airspace at Gillette, WY. Additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Gillette-Campbell County Airport. This change is proposed to improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Gillette-Campbell County Airport, Gillette, WY.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before September 25, 2006.

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 FAA Docket No. FAA-2005-20381 and Airspace Docket No. 05-ANM-3, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ed Haeseker, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western En Route and Oceanic Service Area Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone 425-227-2527.

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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 both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA-2005-20381 and Airspace Docket No. Start Printed Page 4613405-ANM-3) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number).

You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.

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 FAA Docket No. FAA-2005-20381 and Airspace Docket No. 05-ANM-3.” 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 light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket 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's

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 Federal Register's Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/​fr/​index.html.

You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final dispositions in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Regional Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western En Route and Oceanic Service Area Office, Airspace Branch, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057.

Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

The FAA is proposing to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E airspace at Gillette-Campbell County Airport, Gillette, WY. The establishment of a new RNAV GPS SIAP requires additional controlled airspace. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth is necessary for the safety of IFR aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAPs at Gillette-Campbell County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary where there is a requirement for IFR services, which include arrival, departure, and transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environment.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9N, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, 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 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, when promulgated, 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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE 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 FAA Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, 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 WY E5 Gillette, WY [Revised]

Gillette-Campbell County Airport, WY

(Lat. 44°20′56″ N., long. 105°32′22″ W.)

Gillette VOR/DME

(Lat. 44°20′52″ N., long. 105°32′37″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth within 6.1 miles east and 8.3 miles west of the Gillette VOR/DME 176° and 356° radials extending from 15.3 miles south to 16.1 miles north of the VOR/DME; that airspace extending upward from 1200 feet above the surface of the earth bounded by a line beginning at lat. 44°47′00″ N., long. 106°22′32″ W.; to lat. 44°23′00″ N., long. 106°22′32″ W.; to lat. 44°16′00″ N., long. 105°58′02″ W.; to lat. 44°05′00″ N., long. 106°00′02″ W.; to lat. 43°49′15″ N., long. 106°09′32″ W.; to lat. 43°39′00″ N., long. 106°00′02″ W.; to lat. 43°39′00″ N., long. 105°09′02″ W.; to lat. 44°08′30″ N., long. 105°09′00″ W.; to lat. 44°01′00″ N., long. 104°51′02″ W.; to lat. 44°30′00″ N., long. 104°41′02″ W.; to lat. 44°39′00″ N., long. 105°20′00″ W.; to lat. 44°55′00″ N., long. 105°20′00″ W.; to lat. 44°55′00″ N., long. 105°55′00″ W.; to lat. 44°43′30″ N., long. 105°55′00″ W.; thence to point of beginning.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 19, 2006.

John Warner,

Manager, Planning and Requirements, Western Service Area.

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[FR Doc. E6-13202 Filed 8-10-06; 8:45 am]

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