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Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment to Class D Airspace; Troutdale, OR

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action will establish Class E airspace and amend existing Class D airspace at Troutdale, OR, to accommodate aircraft using Non-directional Radio Beacon (NDB) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Portland-Troutdale Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also amends the geographic coordinates of the Class D airspace area at the airport.

DATES:

Effective date, 0901 UTC, November 18, 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 June 14, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at Troutdale, OR (75 FR 33557). 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 D and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000 and 6002, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9U dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 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 surface airspace at Portland-Troutdale Airport, to accommodate IFR aircraft executing NDB (GPS) SIAPs at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations. The geographic coordinates of the existing Class D airspace will be updated to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Navigation Services.

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 additional controlled airspace at Portland-Troutdale Airport, Troutdale, OR.

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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 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ANM OR D Portland-Troutdale, OR [Amended]

Portland-Troutdale Airport, Troutdale, OR

(Lat. 45°32′58″ N., long. 122°24′05″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of the Portland-Troutdale Airport, excluding the portion within the Portland International Airport, OR, Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ANM OR E2 Portland-Troutdale, OR [New]

Portland-Troutdale Airport, Troutdale, OR

(Lat. 45°32′58″ N., long. 122°24′05″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of the Portland-Troutdale Airport, excluding the portion within the Portland International Airport, OR, Class C airspace area.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on August 30, 2010.

John Warner,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2010-23397 Filed 9-20-10; 8:45 am]

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