[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32084-32085]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12621]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0371; Airspace Docket No. 12-ANM-11]


Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pueblo, CO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace 
areas at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO, to accommodate aircraft 
using VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment 
(VOR/DME) standard instrument approach procedures at Pueblo Memorial 
Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight 
Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Adjustments to the geographic 
coordinates of the airport also are made.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, August 22, 2013. 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 February 21, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify controlled airspace at 
Pueblo, CO (78 FR 11996). 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 
paragraphs 5000, 6002, 6004 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 
7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, 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, Class E airspace designated as 
surface area, Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D 
surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface, at Pueblo, CO, to accommodate IFR aircraft using VOR/DME 
standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The geographic 
coordinates of the airport for the Class D and Class E airspace areas 
are updated 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 
only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 
this rule, when promulgated, does 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 Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO.

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 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

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ANM CO D Pueblo, CO [Modified]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'21'' N., long. 104[deg]29'47'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
7,200 feet MSL within a 5.6-mile radius of the Pueblo Memorial 
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.

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ANM CO E2 Pueblo, CO [Modified]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'21'' N., long. 104[deg]29'47'' W.)

    Within a 5.6-mile radius of the Pueblo Memorial 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 areas designated as an extension to 
a Class D surface area.

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ANM CO E4 Pueblo, CO [Modified]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'21'' N., long. 104[deg]29'47'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles 
each side of the Pueblo Memorial Airport 269[deg] bearing extending 
from the 5.6-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles west of the 
airport, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Pueblo Memorial 
Airport 080[deg] bearing extending from the 5.6-mile radius of the 
airport to 11.4 miles east 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 CO E5 Pueblo, CO [Modified]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'21'' N., long. 104[deg]29'47'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within 21.8-mile radius of the Pueblo Memorial Airport, and within 
the 28.8-mile radius of Pueblo Memorial Airport clockwise between 
the 070[deg] and 133[deg] bearing of the airport; that airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 60-mile 
radius of Pueblo Memorial Airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on May 15, 2013.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-12621 Filed 5-28-13; 8:45 am]
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