[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 185 (Friday, September 23, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 59013-59014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24349]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0243; Airspace Docket No. 11-ANE-12]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Burlington, VT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class E airspace areas at Burlington, 
VT, to accommodate the additional airspace needed for the Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedures developed for Burlington International 
Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace 
System. This action also makes a minor adjustment to the geographic 
coordinates of the airport and recognizes the name change of the 
Burlington VOR/DME.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 15, 2011. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual 
revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On July 1, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E

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airspace at Burlington, VT (76 FR 38584) Docket No. FAA-2011-0243. 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that 
the Burlington VORTAC is now recognized as the Burlington VOR/DME. This 
rule notes the change. 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 part 
71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be 
published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends the Class E airspace areas at Burlington, VT, to support 
new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Burlington International 
Airport. The existing Class E surface area airspace and Class E 
airspace designated as an extension are being modified for the safety 
and management of IFR operations at the airport. The geographic 
coordinates for Burlington International Airport in all Class E 
airspace areas are being adjusted to be in concert with the FAAs 
aeronautical database. This action also changes the name of the 
navigation aid from Burlington VORTAC to Burlington VOR/DME. This 
action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the 
airport.
    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore, (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 that 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 United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes 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 amends controlled airspace at Burlington International Airport, 
Burlington, VT.

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

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ANE VT E2 Burlington, VT [Amended]

Burlington International Airport, VT
    (Lat. 44[deg]28'19'' N., long. 73[deg]09'12'' W.)
Burlington, VOR/DME
    (Lat. 44[deg]23'50'' N., long. 73[deg]10'57'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5-mile 
radius of Burlington International Airport, and within 2.4 miles 
each side of the Burlington VOR/DME 201[deg] radial extending from 
the 5-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the 
Burlington VOR/DME, and within 1.8 miles each side of the Burlington 
International Airport 302[deg] bearing extending from the 5-mile 
radius of the airport to 5.4 miles northwest of the airport, and 
within 4 miles each side of the Burlington International Airport 
131[deg] bearing extending from the 5-mile radius to 16 miles 
southeast of the airport. This Class E airspace 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 6003 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension.

* * * * *

ANE VT E3 Burlington, VT [Amended]

Burlington International Airport, VT
    (Lat. 44[deg]28'19'' N., long. 73[deg]09'12'' W.)
Burlington, VOR/DME
    (Lat. 44[deg]23'50'' N., long. 73[deg]10'57'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles 
on each side of the Burlington VOR/DME 201[deg] radial extending 
from a 5-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the 
Burlington VOR/DME, and within 1.8 miles each side of the Burlington 
International Airport 302[deg] bearing extending from the 5-mile 
radius of the airport to 5.4 miles northwest of the airport and 
within 4 miles each side of the Burlington International Airport 
131[deg] bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 
16 miles southeast of the airport.

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

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ANE VT E5 Burlington, VT [Amended]

Burlington International Airport, VT
    (Lat. 44[deg]28'19'' N., long. 73[deg]09'12'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 23-mile radius of Burlington International Airport; 
excluding that airspace within the Plattsburgh, NY, Class E airspace 
area.


    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 29, 2011.
Mark D. Ward,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-24349 Filed 9-22-11; 8:45 am]
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