[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 21, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9839-9840]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3815]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0783; Airspace Docket No. 11-ANM-16]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Establishment of 
Class E Airspace; Bozeman, MT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D and Class E airspace at Bozeman, 
Gallatin Field Airport, Bozeman, MT, to accommodate aircraft using 
Instrument Landing System (ILS) Localizer (LOC) standard instrument 
approach procedures at Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport. This action 
also establishes Class E En Route Domestic airspace to facilitate 
vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. 
This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Bozeman airspace 
area, enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the 
airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, May 31, 2012. 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 November 16, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend and establish controlled 
airspace at Bozeman, MT (76 FR 70919). 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 D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6005 and 6006, 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 D and 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 D airspace, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bozeman, Gallatin Field 
Airport, Bozeman, MT. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to 
accommodate aircraft using the ILS LOC standard instrument approach 
procedures at the airport. Also, this action establishes Class E En 
Route Domestic airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface to allow vectoring IFR aircraft from En Route airspace to the 
airport.
    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 creates 
additional controlled airspace at Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport, 
Bozeman, 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 5000 Class D airspace.

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ANM MT D Bozeman, MT [Modified]

Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]46'39'' N., long. 111[deg]09'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
7,000 feet MSL within a 5.4-mile radius of Bozeman, Gallatin Field 
Airport. This Class D 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.

* * * * *

ANM MT E5 Bozeman, MT [Modified]

Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]46'39'' N., long. 111[deg]09'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 13.5-mile radius of Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport, and 
within 8 miles northeast and 13 miles southwest of the 316[deg] 
bearing of the airport extending from the 13.5-mile radius to 24.4 
miles northwest of the airport.

Paragraph 6006 En route domestic airspace areas.

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ANM MT E6 Bozeman, MT [New]

Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]46'39'' N., long. 111[deg]09'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within a 50-mile radius of the Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport; 
excluding existing lateral limits of controlled airspace 12,000 feet 
MSL and above.


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    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 10, 2012.
John Warner,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-3815 Filed 2-17-12; 8:45 am]
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