Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action will modify Class E airspace at Helena, MT. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Localizer (LOC) Back Course (BC)-C Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Helena Regional Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Helena Regional Airport, Helena, MT. Also, this action makes a minor correction to the airspace description.
Effective Date: 0901 UTC, February 14, 2008. 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:
Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Area Office, System Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 917-6726.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On August 21, 2007, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Helena, MT (72 FR 46584). This action would improve the safety of IFR aircraft executing this new LOC/BC-C SIAP approach procedure at Helena Regional Airport, Helena, MT. 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 7400.9R signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 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 Helena, MT. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate IFR aircraft executing a new LOC/BC-C SIAP approach procedure at Helena Regional Airport, Helena, MT
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. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it establishes additional controlled airspace at Helena Regional Airport, Helena, MT.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 MT E5 Helena, MT [Modified]
Helena Regional Airport, MT
(Lat. 46°36′25″ N., long. 111°58′58″ W.)
(Lat. 46°36′25″ N., long. 111°57′13″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10.5-mile radius of the Helena VORTAC, and within 5.3 miles northwest and 3.5 miles southeast of the Helena VORTAC 104° radial extending from the 10.5-mile radius to 18.3 miles southeast of the Helena VORTAC, and within 4.0 miles either side of Helena VORTAC 282° radial extending from the 10.5-mile radius to 25 miles west of the Helena VORTAC; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 20.9-mile radius of the Helena VORTAC, and within 5.3 miles south and 10 miles north of the Helena VORTAC 272° radial extending from the 20.9-mile radius to 39.2 miles west of the VORTAC, and within 13.5 miles west and parallel to the Helena VORTAC 352° radial extending from the 20.9-mile radius to 27 miles north of the VORTAC, and within 4.3 miles east and 7.9 miles west of the Helena VORTAC 023° radial extending from the 20.9-mile radius to 31.4 miles northeast of the VORTAC, and within 5.3 miles south and 8.3 miles north of the Helena VORTAC 102° radial extending from the 20.9-mile radius to 24.8 miles east of the VORTAC.
Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 18, 2007.
Manager, System Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. E7-22205 Filed 11-14-07; 8:45 am]
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