[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 193 (Wednesday, October 6, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61609-61610]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-24792]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0616; Airspace Docket No. 10-ANM-6]


Modification of Class E Airspace; Pendleton, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action will amend Class E airspace at Pendleton, OR. 
Decommissioning of the Foris Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) at 
Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton has made this necessary 
for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations

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at the airport. This action also reflects the new name of the airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, January 13, 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.

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:

History

    On July 20, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at 
Pendleton, OR (75 FR 42012). 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 Part 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 Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton, 
Pendleton OR. Decommissioning of the Foris NDB at Eastern Oregon 
Regional Airport at Pendleton has made this action necessary for the 
safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. This action 
will also change the name of the airport from Pendleton Municipal 
Airport to Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton.
    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 modifies 
controlled airspace at Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton, 
Pendleton, OR.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration 
amends 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

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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]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 
2010 is amended as follows:

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

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ANM OR E5 Pendleton, OR [Modified]

Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]41'42'' N., long. 118[deg]50'29'' W.)
Pendleton VORTAC
    (Lat. 45[deg]41'54'' N., long. 118[deg]56'19'' W.)
Hermiston, Hermiston Municipal Airport
    (Lat. 45[deg]49'42'' N., long. 119[deg]15'33'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 10.5-mile radius of lat. 45[deg]41'30'' N., long. 
118[deg]47'24'' W., and within 4 miles each side of the Pendleton 
VORTAC 254[deg] radial extending from the 10.5-mile radius to 10.9 
miles west of the VORTAC, and within 8.3 miles north and 4.3 miles 
south of the 090[deg] bearing from the Eastern Oregon Regional 
Airport at Pendleton extending from the 10.5-mile radius to 20.7 
miles east of the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton, and 
within a 4.3-mile radius of the Hermiston Municipal Airport, and 
within 2.2 miles each side of the Pendleton VORTAC 300[deg] radial 
extending from the 4.3-mile radius to the Pendleton VORTAC; that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within 
9.6 miles northeast and 6.1 miles southwest of the Pendleton VORTAC 
137[deg] radial extending from the 10.5-mile radius to 43.5 miles 
southeast of the VORTAC, and within 8.7 miles south and 6.1 miles 
north of the Pendleton 254[deg] radial extending from the 10.5-mile 
radius to 28.8 miles west of the VORTAC, and within 8.3 miles north 
and 4.3 miles south of the Pendleton 273[deg] radial extending from 
the 10.5-mile radius to 16.1 miles west of the VORTAC, and within 
5.3 miles southwest and 7.9 miles northeast of the Pendleton 
310[deg] radial extending from the 10.5-mile radius to 26.1 miles 
northwest of the VORTAC, and within 4.3 miles northwest of the 
025[deg] radial and 4.3 miles southeast of the 049[deg] radial 
extending from the 10.5-mile radius to the 30.5-mile radius of the 
Pendleton VORTAC, and that airspace within the 27.9-mile radius of 
the Pendleton VORTAC extending clockwise from the southeast edge of 
V-536 to the northeast edge of V-298.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 23, 2010.
Lori Andriesen,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2010-24792 Filed 10-5-10; 8:45 am]
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