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Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Yellowstone, MT

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action will modify Class E airspace at Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, MT, to accommodate aircraft using Instrument Landing System (ILS) Localizer (LOC) standard instrument approach procedures at Yellowstone Airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES:

Effective date, 0901 UTC, June 30, 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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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 January 20, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at West Yellowstone, MT (76 FR 3569). 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, 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 amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Yellowstone Airport, to accommodate IFR aircraft executing ILS LOC standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations. With the exception of an editorial change to the regulatory text, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.

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 creates additional controlled airspace at Yellowstone Airport, West Yellowstone, MT.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR Part 71 as follows:

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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 MT E5 West Yellowstone, MT [Amended]

West Yellowstone, Yellowstone Airport, MT

(Lat. 44°41′18″ N., long. 111°07′04″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 4.3 miles west and 8.3 miles east of the 026° and 206° bearings of the Yellowstone Airport extending from 8.3 miles northeast to 23.3 miles southwest of the Yellowstone Airport; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within 6.6 miles west and 11 miles east of the 209° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. extending to 36.2 miles southwest, and within 5 miles north and 4.3 miles south of the 304° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. extending to the east edge of V-343; that airspace extending upward from 10,700 feet MSL within a 25.3-mile radius of lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. extending clockwise from the 081° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. to 4.3 miles east of the 236° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W.; and within 4.3 miles each side of the 236° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. extending to 43.5 miles southwest; that airspace extending upward from 10,700 feet MSL within 9 miles south and 5 miles north of the 304° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. extending to the east edge of V-343; that airspace extending upward from 12,000 feet MSL within a 30.5-mile radius of lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. extending clockwise from the 026° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W. to the 081° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W.; that airspace extending upward from 12,500 feet MSL within 4.3 miles each side of the 293°, 329° and 043° bearing from lat. 45°00′19″ N., long. 110°53′49″ W. extending to 25.16 miles west to 30.57 miles northwest to 54.24 miles north, and within 4.3 miles each side of the 312° bearing from lat. 44°31′10″ N., long. 111°14′03″ W. extending to 25.20 miles northwest, excluding those portions that overlie the east edge of V-343, and south edge of V-2 and V-86; that airspace extending upward from 13,000 feet MSL within a 30.5-mile radius of lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W.; extending clockwise from the 313° bearing to the 026° bearing from lat. 44°34′32″ N., long. 111°11′51″ W.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 21, 2011.

Christine Mellon,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center

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[FR Doc. 2011-7600 Filed 3-31-11; 8:45 am]

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