[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 201 (Friday, October 17, 1997)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53987-53989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-27375]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 97-AWP-29]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Yuma, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: The proposed rule would amend the Class E airspace area at 
Yuma, AZ. The establishment of a Global Positioning System (GPS)

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Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (RWY) 17 and a 
GPS SIAP to RWY 21 R at Yuma Marine Corp Air Station (MCAS)-Yuma 
International Airport has made this proposal necessary. Additional 
controlled airspace areas extending upward from the surface, and from 
700 feet above ground level (AGL) are needed to contain aircraft 
executing the approach. The intended effect of this proposal would be 
to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules 
(IFR) operations at Yuma MCAS-Yuma International Airport, Yuma, AZ.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 17, 1997.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Federal 
Aviation Administration, Attn: Manager, Airspace Branch, AWP-520, 
Docket No. 97-AWP-29, Air Traffic Division, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, 
Lawndale, California 90261. The official docket may be examined in the 
Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel, Western Pacific Region, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Room 6007, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, 
California 90261.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours at the Office of the Manager, Airspace Branch, Air Traffic 
Division at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Tonish, Airspace Specialist, 
Airspace Branch, AWP-520, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, 
California 90261, telephone (210) 725-6531.

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 the airspace docket number and be 
submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing 
the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must 
submit with the comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which 
the following statement is made: ``Comments to Airspace Docket No. 97-
AWP-29.'' 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 notice may be changed 
in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available 
for examination in the Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division, 15000 
Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, 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 NPRM

    Any person may obtain a copy of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, 
Airspace Branch, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261. 
Communications must identify the notice number of this NPRM. Persons 
interested in being placed on mailing list for future NPRM's should 
also request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, which describes the 
application procedures.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to amend the Class E airspace 
area at Yuma, AZ. The establishment of a GPS RWY 17 SIAP and GPS RWY 
21R SIAP at Yuma MCAS-Yuma International Airport has made this proposal 
necessary. Additional controlled airspace areas extending upward from 
the surface, and from 700 feet AGL are needed to contain aircraft 
executing the approach. The intended effect of this proposal would be 
to provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the GPS 
RWY 17 SIAP and GPS RWY 21R SIAP at Yuma MCAS-Yuma International 
Airport, Yuma, AZ. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas 
designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area and for 
airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or move above the surface 
of the earth are published in Paragraphs 6004 and 6005 of FAA Order 
7400.9E, dated September 10, 1997, and effective September 16, 1997, 
which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace 
designation listed in this document would be published subsequently in 
the 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. 
There, this proposed regulation--(1) is not a ``significant regulatory 
action'' under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not ``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 proposed rule would not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--[AMENDED]

    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 Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9E, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1997, and effective September 16, 
1997, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6004  Class E airspace areas designated as an extension 
to a Class D or Class E surface area

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AWP AZ E4 Yuma, AZ [Revised]

Yuma MCAS-Yuma International Airport, AZ
    (lat. 32 deg.39'23'' N, long. 114 deg.36'22'' W)
Bard VORTAC
    (lat. 32 deg.46'05'' N, long. 114 deg.63'10'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles 
either side of the Bard VORTAC 181 deg. radial extending from the 
Bard VORTAC to the 5.2-mile radius of the Yuma MCAS-Yuma 
International Airport and within that airspace bounded by a line 
beginning at lat. 32 deg.44'30'' N, long. 114 deg.33'30'' W; to lat. 
32 deg.50'00'' N, long. 114 deg.31'00'' W; to lat. 32 deg.49'00'' N, 
long. 114 deg.27'00'' W; to lat. 32 deg.41'00'' N, long. 
114 deg.30'00'' W, thence counterclockwise via the 5.2-miles radius 
of the Yuma MCAS-

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 Yuma International Airport to the point of beginning.
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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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AWP AZ E5 Yuma, AZ [Revised]

Yuma MCAS-Yuma International Airport, AZ
    (lat. 32 deg.39'23'' N, long. 114 deg.36'22'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
beginning at lat. 32 deg.41'00'' N, long. 114 deg.25'09'' W, thence 
clockwise via the 9.6-mile radius of Yuma MCAS-Yuma International 
Airport to lat. 32 deg.29'58'' N, long. 114 deg.34'09'' W; to lat. 
32 deg.28'00'' N, long. 114 deg.34'33''W; to lat. 32 deg.28'00'' N, 
long. 114 deg.38'43'' W; to lat. 32 deg.29'58'' N, long. 
114 deg.38'31'' W, thence clockwise via the 9.6-mile radius of the 
Yuma MCAS-Yuma International Airport excluding that portion outside 
of the United States to lat. 32 deg.47'44'' N; long. 114 deg.42'03'' 
W; to lat. 33 deg.08'00'' N, long. 114 deg.55'00''W; to lat. 
33 deg.08'00'' N, long. 114 deg.30'00'' W; to lat. 32 deg.57'30'' N, 
long. 114 deg.30'00'' W; to lat. 32 deg.57'30'' N, long. 
114 deg.15'03'' W; to lat. 32 deg.41'00'' N, long. 114 deg.15'03'' 
W, thence to the point of beginning. That airspace extending upward 
from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by an area starting at a 
point lat. 33 deg.02'00'' N, long. 114 deg.51'03'' W; to lat. 
33 deg.05'30'' N, long. 114 deg.24'33'' W; to lat. 32 deg.23'00'' N, 
long. 114 deg.24'33'' W; to lat. 32 deg.29'30'' N, long. 
114 deg.46'03'' W, thence to the point of beginning excluding that 
portion outside the United States. That airspace extending upward 
from 4,000 feet MSL, bounded by an area at lat. 33 deg.22'30'' N, 
long 114 deg.47'33'' W; to lat. 33 deg.08'00'' N, long. 
114 deg.45'00'' W; to lat. 33 deg.08'00'' N, long. 114 deg.55'00'' 
W; to lat. 33 deg.00'00'' N, long. 114 deg.50'00'' W; to lat. 
32 deg.49'33''N, long. 114 deg.49'08'' W; to lat. 32 deg.49'12'' N, 
long. 115 deg.15'16'' W; to lat. 32 deg.52'23'' N, long. 
115 deg.15'24'' W; to lat. 32 deg.56'20'' N, long. 115 deg.15'03'' 
W; to lat. 33 deg.04'00'' N, long. 114 deg.56'03'' W; to lat. 
33 deg.24'00'' N, long. 114 deg.53'03'' W, thence to the point of 
beginning. That airspace extending upward from 9,000 feet MSL 
bounded on the west by the eastern edge of V-135, on the south by 
lat. 33 deg.08'00'' W, on the north by the arc of the 15.8-mile 
radius south of the Blythe Airport, and on the east by the eastern 
edge of R-2306B and R-2306A, thence to the point of beginning.
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    Issued in Los Angeles, California, on August 14, 1997.
Kathleen Y. Brown,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 97-27375 Filed 10-16-97; 8:45 am]
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