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Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Twin Falls, ID

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Twin Falls, ID. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional, Twin Falls, ID. This action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action would also amend the airport name to Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional, from Twin Falls-Sun Valley Regional, Joslin Field.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before June 1, 2009.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-2009-0253; Airspace Docket No. 09-ANM-2, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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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 both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA 2009-0253 and Airspace Docket No. 09-ANM-2) 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://www.regulations.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-2009-0253 and Airspace Docket No. 09-ANM-2”. 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 NPRMs

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov/​airports_​airtraffic/​air_​traffic/​publications/​airspace_​amendments/​.

You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the 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 Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Area, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057.

Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 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 modifying Class E airspace at Twin Falls, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the new VOR SIAP at Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional, Twin Falls, ID. This action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional, Twin Falls, ID.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 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 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.

The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106, describes the authority for the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority. 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 would add additional controlled airspace at Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional, Twin Falls, ID.

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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 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008 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 ID E5 Twin Falls, ID [Modified]

Twin Falls Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional, ID

(Lat. 42°28′55″ N., long. 114°29′16″ W.)

Twin Falls VORTAC

(Lat. 42°28′47″ N., long. 114°29′22″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 10.5 miles north and 4.3 miles south of the Twin Falls VORTAC 086° radial extending 26.1 miles east, and within 4.3 miles each side of the VORTAC 156° radial extending from the VORTAC to 8.3 miles southeast of the VORTAC, and within 10.3 miles north and 7.3 miles south of the VORTAC 281° radial extending 20 miles west; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded on the northeast by a line beginning at the intersection of long.114°01′03″ W. and V-500, extending south along long. 114°01′03″ W. to V-500, to V-269, southwest along V-269 to the 18.3-mile radius of the Twin Falls VORTAC, thence clockwise via the 18.3-mile radius to V-484, northwest along V-484 to the 14.4-mile radius of the Twin Falls VORTAC, thence clockwise along the 14.4-mile radius to V-293, southwest along V-293 to the intersection of V-293 and long. 115°00′00″ W., thence north along long. 115°00′00″ W. to a point 7.9 miles southwest of V-253, Start Printed Page 17443thence northwest and parallel to V-253 for 25.9 miles, thence to the intersection of V-4, V-253, and V-330, east along V-330 to V-293, north along V-293 to V-500, then to the point of beginning; excluding that airspace within Federal airways.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 7, 2009.

William Buck,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.

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[FR Doc. E9-8584 Filed 4-14-09; 8:45 am]

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