[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 42 (Tuesday, March 4, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 12056-12057]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04493]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0916; Airspace Docket No. 13-AGL-30]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Philip, SD

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Philip, SD. Additional 
controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation 
(RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Philip Airport. 
Geographic coordinates are also adjusted. The FAA is taking this action 
to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) 
operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, May 29, 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: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, 
Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest 
Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 817-321-
7716.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On December 9, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the 
Philip, SD, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Philip 
Airport (78 FR 73751) Docket No. FAA-2013-0916. 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 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 
the Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Philip Airport, Philip, SD, to contain aircraft 
executing new standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. 
Accordingly, additional segments will extend from the 6.4-mile radius 
of the airport to 11.8 miles northwest and 11.5 miles southeast of the 
airport, to retain the safety and management of IFR aircraft in Class E 
airspace to/from the en route environment. Geographic coordinates will 
also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    The FAA has determined that 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 that 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, describes 
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 Philip Airport, Philip, SD.

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.

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AGL SD E5 Philip, SD [Amended]

Philip Airport, SD
    (Lat. 44[deg]02'55'' N., long. 101[deg]35'56'' W.)
Philip VOR/DME
    (Lat. 44[deg]03'30'' N., long. 101[deg]39'51'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Philip Airport, and within 2 miles each 
side of the 308[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 
6.4-mile radius to 11.8 miles northwest of the airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 128[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.4-mile radius to 11.5 miles southeast of the airport, and 
that airspace bounded by a line 7 miles south of and parallel to the 
Philip VOR/DME 102[deg]

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radial extending from the VOR/DME to 2.7 miles east of the VOR/DME, 
and within 4 miles north and 8.3 miles south of the Philip VOR/DME 
282[deg] radial extending from the VOR/DME to 16.1 miles west of the 
VOR/DME.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 10, 2014.
Kent M. Wheeler,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-04493 Filed 3-3-14; 8:45 am]
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