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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lucin, UT

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action will establish Class E airspace at Lucin VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC), Lucin, UT, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) traffic from en route airspace to Salt Lake City, UT. This will improve the safety and management of IFR operations for the Salt Lake City, UT area.


Effective date, 0901 UTC, September 23, 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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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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On March 25, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish controlled airspace at Lucin, UT (75 FR 14383). 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 6006 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 establishing Class E en route domestic airspace 1,200 feet above the surface, at the Lucin, UT VORTAC, to accommodate the management of IFR operations by vectoring IFR aircraft from en route airspace to Salt Lake City, UT. This action enhances the safety of the National Airspace System.

The FAA has determined 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 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 establishes controlled airspace in the Lucin, UT area.

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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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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 6006 En Route Domestic Airspace Areas.

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ANM UT E6 Lucin, UT


(Lat. 41°21′47″ N., long. 113°50′26″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded on the west by V-269; on the east by V-484; and on the south by V-32; excluding existing controlled airspace above 8,500 feet MSL; excluding that airspace designated for federal airways; excluding the portions within Restricted Area R-6404 and Lucin MOA during their published hours of designation.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on June 24, 2010.

John Warner,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2010-16475 Filed 7-7-10; 8:45 am]