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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Panguitch, UT

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action will establish Class E airspace at Panguitch, UT, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Panguitch Municipal Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.


Effective date, 0901 UTC, March 10, 2011. 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 June 28, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a NPRM to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Panguitch, UT (75 FR 36585). The FAA agreed with a comment received to also expand controlled airspace from 1,200 feet, and on October 18, 2010, published in the Federal Register a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to expand the proposed Class E 700 foot airspace to include Class E airspace from 1,200 feet above the surface at Panguitch, UT (75 FR 63730). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the supplemental proposal to the FAA. The FAA received one comment to an increase to the southern boundary of the 1,200′AGL airspace description. The FAA found merit in this comment, and will incorporate this change in the final rule. With the exception of editorial changes and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM and SNPRM.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005, 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 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Panguitch Municipal Airport, to accommodate IFR aircraft executing new RNAV GPS Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.

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 at Panguitch Municipal Airport, Panguitch, UT.

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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 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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ANM UT E5 Panguitch, UT [New]

Panguitch Municipal Airport, UT

(Lat. 37°50′43″ N., long. 112°23′31″ W.)

That airspace extending from 700 feet above the surface within an 11.7-mile radius of the Panguitch Municipal Airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 38°25′00″ N., long. 112°32′00″ W.; to lat. 38°24′00″ N., long. 112°02′00″ W.; to lat. 37°52′00″ N., long. 111°47′00″ W.; to lat. 37°12′00″ N., long. 112°20′00″ W.; to lat. 37°12′00″ N., long. 112°56′00″ W.; to lat. 37°42′30″ N., long. 112°55′00″ W.; to lat. 37°43′00″ N., long. 112°43′00″ W.; thence to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on January 3, 2011.

John Warner,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2011-353 Filed 1-11-11; 8:45 am]