Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action will establish the Class E airspace at Nucla, CO. 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 Hopkins Field. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS SIAP at Hopkins Field, Nucla, CO.
Effective Date: 0901 UTC, May 10, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ed Haeseker, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Area, System Support, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA, 98057; telephone (425) 917-6714.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On October 20, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class E airspace at Nucla, CO (71 FR 61922). This action would improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing this new RNAV GPS approach procedure at Hopkins Field, Nucla, CO. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9P dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order.
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace at Nucla, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate IFR aircraft executing a new RNAV (GPS) approach procedure at Hopkins Field, Nucla, CO.
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. Therefore, this 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 rule, when promulgated, 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 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
ANM CO E5 Nucla, CO [New]
Hopkins Field, CO
(Lat. 38°14′20″ N., long. 108°33′48″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.0-mile radius of Hopkins Field and within 4 miles each side of the 137° bearing to Hopkins Field extending from 6.0 miles northwest of Hopkins Field to the 6.0-mile radius; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface beginning at lat. 38°45′00″ N., long. 109°00′00″ W.; to lat. 38°30′00″ N., long. 108°30′00″ W.; to CONES VOR/DME; to DOVE CREEK VORTAC; to lat. 38°30′00″ N., long. 109°10′00″ W.; to point of beginning.
Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 8, 2007.
Manager, System Support, Western Service Area.
[FR Doc. E7-3052 Filed 2-22-07; 8:45 am]
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