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Revocation of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, ME; and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Wiscasset, ME

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action removes Class E Airspace at Brunswick NAS, Brunswick, ME, as the airport has closed and the associated Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) removed, and establishes Class E airspace at Wiscasset, ME, to accommodate the SIAPs developed for the airport. This action will enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.


Effective 0901 UTC, November 18, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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Melinda Giddens, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5610.

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On March 29, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove Class E airspace at Brunswick, ME and establish Class E airspace at Wiscasset, ME (75 FR 15361) Docket No. FAA-2010-0248. 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 7400.9U dated August 18, 2019, 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 the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 removes the Class E airspace at Brunswick NAS, Brunswick, ME to reflect the closing of the airport and the removal of the SIAPs, and establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wiscasset Airport, Wiscasset, ME. 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore, (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 United States Code. Subtitle I, section 106 describes 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 removes controlled airspace at Brunswick, ME and establishes controlled airspace at Wiscasset Airport, Wiscasset, ME.

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Lists 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 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

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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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ANE ME E5 Brunswick, ME [REMOVED]

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ANE ME E5 Wiscasset, ME [NEW]

Wiscasset Airport, ME

(Lat. 43°57′40″ N., long. 69°42′45″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Wiscasset Airport and within 2 miles each side of the 232° bearing from the Start Printed Page 57849airport, extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 10.2 miles southwest of the airport and within 2 miles each side of the 052° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 9.8 miles to the northeast of the airport.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 15, 2010.

Myron A. Jenkins,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization.

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[FR Doc. 2010-23726 Filed 9-22-10; 8:45 am]