[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52217-52218]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21161]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0519; Airspace Docket No. 12-ANM-16]


Amendment of Class D and 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 
Yellowstone International Airport, Bozeman, MT. This action aligns two 
Class E airspace areas with the Class D airspace area. This action also 
updates the airport name to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. 
This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules 
(IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, November15, 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 June 27, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class D and E airspace 
at Bozeman, MT (77 FR 38227). 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 E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 
5000, 6002, 6004, 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 part 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 E surface airspace and Class E airspace 
designated as an extension to Class D, at Bozeman Yellowstone 
International Airport, Bozeman, MT, adjusting the radii to be in 
alignment with the Class D airspace area. This action also updates the 
airport name from Bozeman, Gallatin Field Airport, to Bozeman 
Yellowstone International Airport for existing Class D and E airspace 
areas. 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)

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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 amends 
controlled airspace at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, 
Bozeman, MT.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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 Part 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 Yellowstone International 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 Yellowstone 
International 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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

* * * * *

ANM MT E2 Bozeman, MT [Modified]

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

    Within a 5.4-mile radius of Bozeman Yellowstone International 
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 6004 Class E airspace designated as an extension to a 
Class D surface area.

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ANM MT E4 Bozeman, MT [Modified]

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]46'39'' N., Long. 111[deg]09'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3 miles 
each side of the 316[deg] bearing of Bozeman Yellowstone 
International Airport extending from the 5.4-mile radius of the 
airport to 15.5 miles northwest of the airport, and that airspace 
2.4 miles each side of the 212[deg] bearing of the Bozeman 
Yellowstone International Airport extending from the 5.4-mile radius 
of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the airport.

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 Yellowstone International 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 Yellowstone International 
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 [Modified]

Bozeman Yellowstone International 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 Yellowstone International 
Airport; excluding existing lateral limits of controlled airspace 
12,000 feet MSL and above.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on August 21, 2012.
Vered Lovett,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-21161 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]
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