[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 57634-57635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23700]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0517; Airspace Docket No. 11-AWP-7]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Chinle, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Chinle Municipal 
Airport, Chinle, AZ, to accommodate aircraft using a new Area 
Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument 
approach procedures at Chinle Municipal Airport. This improves the 
safety 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

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Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On July 13, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to establish controlled airspace at 
Chinle, AZ (76 FR 41147). 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 7400.9V 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 establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, at Chinle Municipal Airport, to accommodate IFR 
aircraft executing new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach 
procedures at the airport. 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 establishes 
controlled airspace at Chinle Municipal Airport, Chinle, AZ.

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 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 Chinle, AZ [New]

Chinle Municipal Airport, AZ
    (Lat. 36[deg]06'34'' N., long. 109[deg]34'32'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.2-mile radius of Chinle Municipal Airport; that airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area 
bounded by lat. 36[deg]34'00'' N., long. 110[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 
36[deg]38'00'' N., long. 109[deg]35'00'' W.; to lat. 36[deg]16'00'' 
N., long. 109[deg]02'00'' W.; to lat. 36[deg]04'00'' N., long. 
109[deg]25'00'' W.; to lat. 35[deg]38'00'' N., long. 110[deg]01'00'' 
W.; to lat. 36[deg]19'00'' N., long. 110[deg]21'00'' W., thence to 
the point of beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 7, 2011.
John Warner,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-23700 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am]
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