Proposed Establishment and Modification of Class E Airspace; Gunnison, CO, 58569-58570 [E9-27243]

Download as PDF 58569 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 218 Friday, November 13, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0949; Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–12] Proposed Establishment and Modification of Class E Airspace; Gunnison, CO wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace and modify existing Class E airspace at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. This action also would update the airport name from Gunnison County Airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2009–0949; Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–12, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:47 Nov 12, 2009 Jkt 220001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA 2009–0949 and Airspace Docket No. 09– ANM–12) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2009–0949 and Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–12’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/ air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 person in the Dockets Office (see the section for the address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. ADDRESSES The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish Class E airspace designated as surface areas, and modify existing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the new RNAV SIAP at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. This action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. This would also update the airport name from Gunnison County Airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9T, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in this Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this proposed 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 E:\FR\FM\13NOP1.SGM 13NOP1 58570 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 218 / Friday, November 13, 2009 / Proposed Rules routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, would 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, describes the authority for 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 the 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 would establish additional controlled airspace at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. * * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ANM CO E5 Gunnison, CO [Modified] Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, CO (Lat. 38°32′02″ N., long. 106°55′59″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 38°10′00″ N., long. 107°10′00″ W.; to lat. 38°21′25″ N., long. 107°25′00″ W.; to lat. 38°24′30″ N., long. 107°21′00″ W.; lat. 38°33′30″ N., long. 107°20′00″ W.; to lat. 38°21′25″ N., long. 107°12′30″ W.; to lat. 38°44′00″ N., long. 106°58′00″ W.; to lat. 38°34′00″ N., long. 106°40′00″ W.; thence to the point of beginning; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 37°59′30″ N., long. 107°16′00″ W.; to lat. 38°17′45″ N., long. 107°39′00″ W.; to lat. 38°51′00″ N., long. 107°00′10″ W.; to lat. 38°16′40″ N., long. 106°08′00″ W.; to lat. 38°09′00″ N., long. 106°16′00″ W.; to lat. 38°18′30″ N., long. 106°47′00″ W.; thence to the point of beginning. * * * * * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 3, 2009. Robert E. Henry, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. E9–27243 Filed 11–12–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: 14 CFR Part 71 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009 is amended as follows: wreier-aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with PROPOSALS Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas. * * * * * ANM CO E2 Gunnison, CO [New] Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, CO (Lat. 38°32′02″ N., long. 106°55′59″ W.) Within a 4.5-mile radius of the GunnisonCrested Butte Regional Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:47 Nov 12, 2009 Jkt 220001 Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2009–1002; Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–18] Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bonners Ferry, ID AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Boundary County Airport, Bonners Ferry, ID. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Boundary County Airport, Bonners Ferry, ID. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Boundary County Airport, Bonners Ferry, ID. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 28, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2009–1002; Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–18, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA 2009–1002 and Airspace Docket No. 09– ANM–18) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2009–1002 and Airspace Docket No. 09–ANM–18’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned E:\FR\FM\13NOP1.SGM 13NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 218 (Friday, November 13, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 58569-58570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-27243]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
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the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 218 / Friday, November 13, 2009 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0949; Airspace Docket No. 09-ANM-12]


Proposed Establishment and Modification of Class E Airspace; 
Gunnison, CO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace and 
modify existing Class E airspace at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional 
Airport, Gunnison, CO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to 
accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional 
Airport, Gunnison, CO. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the 
safety and management of aircraft operations at Gunnison-Crested Butte 
Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO. This action also would update the 
airport name from Gunnison County Airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 28, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. 
Telephone (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-2009-
0949; Airspace Docket No. 09-ANM-12, at the beginning of your comments. 
You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. 
FAA 2009-0949 and Airspace Docket No. 09-ANM-12) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2009-0949 and Airspace Docket No. 09-ANM-12''. The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified closing date 
for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date 
for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 
98057.
    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, 
for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application 
procedure.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish Class E airspace designated 
as surface areas, and modify existing Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface, at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional 
Airport, Gunnison, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate 
aircraft using the new RNAV SIAP at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional 
Airport, Gunnison, CO. This action would enhance the safety and 
management of aircraft operations at Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional 
Airport, Gunnison, CO. This would also update the airport name from 
Gunnison County Airport.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9T, signed August 27, 2009, and 
effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will 
be published subsequently in this Order.
    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
Therefore, this proposed 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

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routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air 
navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, 
would 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, describes 
the authority for 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 the 
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 would establish additional controlled airspace at Gunnison-
Crested Butte Regional Airport, Gunnison, CO.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

    1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 
24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 
7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 
2009, and effective September 15, 2009 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

* * * * *

ANM CO E2 Gunnison, CO [New]

Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, CO
(Lat. 38[deg]32'02'' N., long. 106[deg]55'59'' W.)

    Within a 4.5-mile radius of the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional 
Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established by a Notice to Airmen. The effective 
date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the 
Airport/Facility Directory.
* * * * *

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

* * * * *

ANM CO E5 Gunnison, CO [Modified]

Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport, CO
(Lat. 38[deg]32'02'' N., long. 106[deg]55'59'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 38[deg]10'00'' 
N., long. 107[deg]10'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]21'25'' N., long. 
107[deg]25'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]24'30'' N., long. 107[deg]21'00'' 
W.; lat. 38[deg]33'30'' N., long. 107[deg]20'00'' W.; to lat. 
38[deg]21'25'' N., long. 107[deg]12'30'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]44'00'' 
N., long. 106[deg]58'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]34'00'' N., long. 
106[deg]40'00'' W.; thence to the point of beginning; that airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area 
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 37[deg]59'30'' N., long. 
107[deg]16'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]17'45'' N., long. 107[deg]39'00'' 
W.; to lat. 38[deg]51'00'' N., long. 107[deg]00'10'' W.; to lat. 
38[deg]16'40'' N., long. 106[deg]08'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]09'00'' 
N., long. 106[deg]16'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]18'30'' N., long. 
106[deg]47'00'' W.; thence to the point of beginning.
* * * * *

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 3, 2009.
Robert E. Henry,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. E9-27243 Filed 11-12-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P