[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 57633-57634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23693]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0515; Airspace Docket No. 11-ANM-11]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Miles City, MT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Miles City, MT, to 
accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global 
Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at 
Frank Wiley Field. Additionally, the geographic coordinates for Frank 
Wiley Field are being adjusted. This improves the safety

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and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 
airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, December 15, 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 15, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to modify controlled airspace at Miles 
City, MT (76 FR 41725). 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 6002 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and 
effective September 15, 2011, 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 modifying Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Frank Wiley Field, 
Miles City, MT, to accommodate IFR aircraft executing new RNAV (GPS) 
standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action 
also adjusts the geographic coordinates for Frank Wiley Field to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary 
for the safety and management of IFR operations.
    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 Frank Wiley Field, Miles City, MT.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    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 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ANM MT E2 Miles City, MT [Modified]

Miles City, Frank Wiley Field, MT
    (Lat. 46[deg]25'41'' N., long. 105[deg]53'11'' W.)

    Within a 4.9-mile radius of Frank Wiley Field, and within 3 
miles each side of the 226[deg] bearing of Frank Wiley Field 
extending from the 4.9-mile radius to 10.8 miles southwest of the 
airport, and within 3 miles each side of the 253[deg] bearing of 
Frank Wiley Field extending from the 4.9-mile radius to 9.4 miles 
west of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during 
the specific dates and times established in advance 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.

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ANM MT E5 Miles City, MT [Modified]

Miles City, Frank Wiley Field, MT
    (Lat. 46[deg]25'41'' N., long. 105[deg]53'11'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.4-mile radius of Frank Wiley Field, and within 3.1 miles 
each side of the 047[deg] bearing from Frank Wiley Field extending 
from the 7.4-mile radius to 15.5 miles northeast of the airport, and 
within 3.5 miles each side of the 226[deg] bearing from Frank Wiley 
Field, extending from the 7.4-mile radius to 15 miles southwest of 
the airport, and within 4.5 miles each side of the 253[deg] bearing 
from Frank Wiley Field, extending from the 7.4-mile radius to 12 
miles west of the airport; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 
feet above the surface within a 34.5-mile radius of Frank Wiley 
Field.


    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 7, 2011.
John Warner,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-23693 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am]
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