[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 45848-45849]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18141]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1303; Airspace Docket No. 12-ANM-29]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Salt Lake City, UT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Salt Lake City, UT, 
to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning 
System (GPS) and Instrument Landing System (ILS) or Localizer (LOC) 
standard instrument approach procedures at Salt Lake City International 
Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight 
Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also adjusts the 
geographic coordinates of the airport, and makes a minor change to the 
legal description of Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet 
above the surface, at Salt Lake City, UT.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, October 17, 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 May 13, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify controlled airspace at Salt 
Lake City, UT (78 FR 27872). 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's Aeronautical Products Office 
requested the phrase in the regulatory text ``. . . excluding that 
portion within Restricted Area R-6403.'' be moved from the 13,500 foot 
airspace and incorporated into the 1,200 foot airspace. With the 
exception of editorial changes and the changes described above, this 
rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005, 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 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 airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, at Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake 
City, UT, to accommodate IFR aircraft executing RNAV (GPS) and ILS or 
LOC standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action 
removes reference to the exclusion of the Price, UT; Delta, UT; and 
Evanston, WY, airspace area, and the Bonneville, UT 1,200 foot Class E 
airspace area, and enhances the safety and management of aircraft 
operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport 
are adjusted in accordance with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    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 Salt Lake City International Airport, Salt Lake 
City, UT.

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.

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

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ANM UT E5 Salt Lake City, UT [Modified]

Salt Lake City International Airport, UT
    (Lat. 40[deg]47'18'' N., long. 111[deg]58'40'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 41[deg]00'00'' N., long. 
111[deg]45'03'' W.; to lat. 40[deg]22'30'' N., long. 111[deg]45'03'' 
W.; to lat. 40[deg]10'20'' N., long. 111[deg]35'03'' W.; to lat. 
40[deg]03'30'' N., long. 111[deg]48'33'' W.; to lat. 40[deg]03'00'' 
N., long. 112[deg]05'00'' W.; to lat. 40[deg]25'00'' N., long. 
112[deg]06'30'' W.; to lat. 40[deg]43'00'' N. long. 112[deg]22'03'' 
W.; to lat. 41[deg]00'00'' N., long. 112[deg]22'03'' W., thence to 
the point of beginning; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 
feet above the surface bounded on the north by lat. 41[deg]00'00'' 
N., on the east by long. 111[deg]25'33'' W., thence south to lat. 
40[deg]11'00'' N., thence east to lat. 40[deg]06'00'' N., long. 
110[deg]15'00'' W., thence southwest to lat. 39[deg]33'00'' N., 
long. 110[deg]55'00'' W., thence southwest to lat. 39[deg]04'00'' 
N., long. 112[deg]27'30'' W., thence northwest to lat. 
39[deg]48'00'' N., long. 112[deg]50'00'' W., thence west via lat. 
39[deg]48'00'' N., to the east edge of Restricted Area R-6402A, and 
on the west by the east edge of Restricted Area R-6402A, R-6402B and 
R-6406A and long. 113[deg]00'03'' W., excluding that portion within 
Restricted Area R-6403; that airspace east of Salt Lake City 
extending upward from 11,000 feet MSL bounded on the northwest by 
the southeast edge of V-32, on the southeast by the northwest edge 
of V-235, on the southwest by the northeast edge of V-101 and on the 
west by long. 111[deg]25'33'' W.; that airspace southeast of Salt 
Lake City extending upward from 13,500 feet MSL bounded on the 
northeast by the southwest edge of V-484, on the south by the north 
edge of V-200 and on the west by long. 111[deg]25'33'' W.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 22, 2013.
Christopher Ramirez,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-18141 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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