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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Riverton, WY

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action will amend Class E airspace at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range (VOR), Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the VOR (RNAV) GPS (SIAP) at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY.

DATES:

Effective 0901 UTC, February 11, 2010. 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.

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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:

History

On October 2, 2009, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E controlled airspace at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY (74 FR 50928). 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 7400.9T signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, 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.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the Class E airspace for the Riverton, WY, area, adding additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate IFR aircraft executing VOR (RNAV) (GPS) SIAPs at Riverton Regional Airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.

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. The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses the authority of 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 amends controlled airspace at Riverton Regional Airport, Riverton, WY.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for

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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

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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 Riverton, WY [Modified]

Riverton Regional Airport, WY

(Lat. 43°03′51″ N., long. 108°27′35″ W.)

Riverton VOR/DME

(Lat. 43°03′57″ N., long. 108°27′20″ W.)

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That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.7-mile radius of the Riverton Regional Airport and within 4 miles each side of the Riverton VOR/DME 291° radial extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 16.6 miles west of the VOR/DME, and within 3.1 miles each side of the Riverton VOR/DME 123° radial extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 10.5 miles southeast of the VOR/DME; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 21.8-mile radius of the Riverton VOR/DME within 8.7 miles east and 6.1 miles west of the Riverton VOR/DME 016° radial extending from the 21.8-mile radius to 33.1 miles north of the VOR/DME, and within 6.1 miles northeast and 12.7 miles southwest of the Riverton VOR/DME 301° radial extending from the 21.8-mile radius to 32.2 miles northwest of the VOR/DME, on the east within an area bounded by a point beginning at lat. 42°56′30″ N., long. 107°59′45″ W.; to lat. 42°54′53″ N., long. 107°44′31″ W.; to lat. 42°42′35″ N., long. 107°53′00″ W.; to lat. 42°49′00″ N., long. 108°06′00″ W.; thence to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 2, 2009.

H. Steve Karnes,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.

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[FR Doc. E9-29758 Filed 12-14-09; 8:45 am]

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