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Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Redmond, OR

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Redmond, OR. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at City-County Airport, Madras, OR. This change is necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new SIAP at City-County Airport.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before April 9, 2007.

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-2006-25997 and Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-5, 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, Western Service Area Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA, 98055-4056; 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-2006-25997 and Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-5) 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-2006-25997 and Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-5.” 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 disposition 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, Western En Route and Oceanic Area Office, Airspace Branch, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98055.

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 an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E airspace at Redmond, OR. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the new RNAV (GPS) SIAP at City-County Airport, Madras, OR. This controlled airspace is necessary for the safety of IFR aircraft executing the new SIAP at City-County Airport.

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 part 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 Start Printed Page 8138impact 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, will 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 Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

ANM OR E5 Redmond, OR [Revised]

Redmond, Roberts Field, OR

(Lat. 44°15′15″ N, long. 121°09′00″ W)

City-County Airport, Madras, OR

(Lat. 44°40′13″ N, long. 121°09′19″ W)

Deschutes VORTAC

(Lat. 44°15′10″ N, long. 121°18′13″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 1.8 miles north and 11.8 miles south of the Deschutes VORTAC 059 radial to 28.8 miles east of the VORTAC, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 230 bearing from the Roberts Field Airport extending 8.7 miles southwest of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of Deschutes VORTAC 162 radial extending from the VORTAC to 4.3 miles south of the VORTAC, and within 1.8 miles each side of the Deschutes VORTAC 281 radial extending from the VORTAC to 4.3 miles west of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles west and 7.0 miles east of the Deschutes VORTAC 014 radial extending from 9.5 miles north of the VORTAC to 30.5 miles north; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 32.2-mile radius of the VORTAC between the 006 and 048 radials, within a 27-mile radius of the VORTAC between the 048 radial and a line 5.3 miles west of and parallel to the 189 radial; that airspace extending upward from 1,700 feet above the surface within a line beginning at Deschutes VORTAC extending north on V-25 to V-112, east on V-112 to V-4, southeast on V-4 to V-357, southwest on V-357 to V-122, west on V-122 to V-452, northwest on V-452 to V-269, east on V-269 to the Deschutes VORTAC.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on January 24, 2007.

Clark Desing,

Manager, System Support, Western Service Area.

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[FR Doc. E7-3053 Filed 2-22-07; 8:45 am]

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