[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 217 (Friday, November 8, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67024-67025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26718]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0576; Airspace Docket No. 13-ANM-11]


Modification of Class E Airspace; Prineville, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Prineville, OR, to 
accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 
standard instrument approach procedures at Prineville 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.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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

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Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On August 26, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify controlled airspace at 
Prineville, OR (78 FR 52717). Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Except for 
editorial changes this rule is the same as published in the NPRM.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005, of 
FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, 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, expanding the segments west and southeast of 
Prineville Airport, Prineville, OR, to accommodate RNAV (GPS) standard 
instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action is necessary 
for the safety and management of IFR operations. 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 Prineville Airport, Prineville, OR.

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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013 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 OR E5 Prineville, OR [Modified]

Prineville Airport, OR
    (Lat. 44[deg]17'16'' N., long. 120[deg]54'19'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.9-mile radius of the airport, and 5 miles each side of 
the 281[deg] bearing of the airport to 12.4 miles west, and 3.5 
miles each side of the 120[deg] bearing of the airport to 7.7 miles 
southeast; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface within a 9.2-mile radius of the airport clockwise from the 
320[deg] bearing to the 190[deg] bearing of the airport, thence 
within a 27.4-mile radius of the airport clockwise from the 190[deg] 
bearing to the 230[deg] bearing of the airport, thence within a 
37.5-mile radius of the airport clockwise from the 230[deg] bearing 
to the 320[deg] bearing of the airport, thence 6.8 miles each side 
of the 121[deg] bearing of the airport to 34.3 miles southeast.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 30, 2013.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-26718 Filed 11-7-13; 8:45 am]
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