[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67299-67300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26922]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0664; Airspace Docket No. 13-ANM-22]


Modification of Class E Airspace; Cut Bank, MT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Cut Bank, MT, to 
accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 
standard instrument approach procedures at Cut Bank Municipal 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 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA, 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On August 22, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify controlled airspace at 
Cut Bank, MT (78 FR 52112). 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 E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002 and 
6005, respectively, 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. Except for editorial 
changes this rule is the same as published in the NPRM.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by modifying Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700/1,200 feet above the surface, at Cut Bank 
Municipal Airport, Cut Bank, MT, to accommodate new RNAV (GPS) standard 
instrument approach procedures at the airport. The segment of the Class 
E surface area airspace expands from the 4.7-mile radius of the airport 
to 11 miles southeast of the airport; the segment of the Class E 
airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface expands 
from the 7.9-mile radius of the airport to 18.4 miles southeast and 
12.6 miles south of the airport; and a sector is added surrounding the 
airport extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This action 
is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the 
airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport are adjusted in 
accordance with the FAA's aeronautical database for the respective 
Class E airspace areas.
    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 Cut Bank Municipal Airport, Cut Bank, 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,''

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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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ANM MT E2 Cut Bank, MT [Modified]

Cut Bank Municipal Airport, MT
    (Lat. 48[deg]36'30'' N., long. 112[deg]22'34'' W.)

    Within a 4.7-mile radius of the Cut Bank Municipal Airport, and 
within 3.1 miles each side of the 150[deg] bearing of the Cut Bank 
Municipal Airport extending from the 4.7-mile radius to 11 miles 
southeast of the airport.

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

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ANM MT E5 Cut Bank, MT [Modified]

Cut Bank Municipal Airport, MT
    (Lat. 48[deg]36'30'' N., long. 112[deg]22'34'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.9-mile radius of the Cut Bank Municipal Airport, and 
within 8.3 miles northeast and 4 miles southwest of the 150[deg] 
bearing of the Cut Bank Municipal Airport extending from the 7.9-
mile radius to 18.4 miles southeast of the airport, and within 2.6 
miles each side of the 175[deg] bearing of the Cut Bank Municipal 
Airport extending from the 7.9-mile radius to 12.6 miles south of 
the airport; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 47[deg]53'00'' N., 
long. 113[deg]11'00'' W.; to lat. 48[deg]52'00'' N., long. 
112[deg]42'00'' W.; to lat. 48[deg]57'00'' N., long. 111[deg]46'00'' 
W.; to lat. 48[deg]27'00'' N., long. 111[deg]01'00'' W.; to lat. 
48[deg]08'00'' N., long. 111[deg]19'00'' W.; to lat. 47[deg]46'00'' 
N., long. 112[deg]35'00'' W., thence to the point of beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on: October 30, 2013.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-26922 Filed 11-8-13; 8:45 am]
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