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[Federal Register: May 27, 1994]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 94-ANM-27]

 

Proposed Amendment to Class E Airspace; Lewiston, ID

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This proposed rule would amend the Lewiston, Idaho, Class E 
airspace. This action is necessary to accommodate arrival/departure 
aircraft transitioning between the en route and terminal areas in 
southwestern Idaho. Airspace reclassification, in effect as of 
September 16, 1993, has discontinued the use of the term ``transition 
area,'' replacing it with the designation ``Class E airspace.'' the 
area would be depicted on aeronautical charts.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 15, 1994.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Manager, 
System Management Branch, ANM-530, Federal Aviation Administration, 
Docket No. 94-ANM-27, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98055-
4056.
    The official docket may be examined at the same address.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours at the address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
James E. Riley, ANM-537, Federal Aviation Administration, Docket No. 
94-ANM-27, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98055-4056; 
telephone number: (206) 227-2537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify the airspace docket number and be 
submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing 
the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must 
submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which 
the following statement is made: ``Comments to Airspace Docket No. 94-
ANM-27.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the 
commenter. All communications received on or before the specified 
closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on 
the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed 
in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available 
for examination at the address listed above both before and after the 
closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public 
contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed 
in the docket.

Availability of NPRM's

    Any person may obtain a copy of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, 
System Management Branch, ANM-530, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
Washington 98055-4056. Communications must identify the notice number 
of this NPRM. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for 
future NPRM's should also request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-
2A, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to amend Class E airspace at 
Lewiston, Idaho to accommodate arrival/departure aircraft transitioning 
between the en route and terminal areas in southwestern Idaho. Airspace 
reclassification, in effect as of September 16, 1993, has discontinued 
the use of the term ``transition area,'' and airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is now Class E 
airspace. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot 
reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North 
American Datum 83. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in Paragraph 
6005 of FAA Order 7400.9A dated June 17, 1993, and effective September 
16, 1993, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 (58 FR 
36298; July 6, 1993). The Class E airspace designation listed in this 
document would be published subsequently in the Order.
    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore, (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 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. app. 1348(a), 1354(a), 1510; E.O. 10854, 24 
FR 9565, 3 CFR 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389; 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 14 CFR 
11.69.


Sec. 71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated June 17, 1993, and effective September 16, 
1993, 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 ID E5 Lewiston, ID [Revised]

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID
    (lat. 46 deg.22'29'' N, long. 117 deg.00'56'' W)
Lewiston VOR/DME
    (lat. 46 deg.22'54'' N, long. 116 deg.52'11'' W)
Walla Walla VOR/DME
    (lat. 46 deg.05'13'' N, long. 118 deg.17'33'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46 deg.29'25'' N, long. 
117 deg.34'09'' W; east to lat. 46 deg.30'45'' N, long. 
117 deg.00'49'' W; north to lat. 46 deg.34'25'' N, long. 
117 deg.05'44'' W; thence via the arc of a 14.4-mile radius centered 
on the Lewiston VOR/DME to lat. 46 deg.27'00'' N, long. 
116 deg.31'09'' W; east to lat. 46 deg.25'30'' N, long. 
116 deg.26'03'' W; south to lat. 46 deg.13'20'' N, long. 
116 deg.30'04'' W; west to lat. 46 deg.14'33'' N, long. 
116 deg.35'15'' W; thence via the arc of a 14.4-mile radius centered 
on the Lewiston VOR/DME, to lat. 46 deg.09'00'' N, long. 
116 deg.46'54'' W; north to lat. 46 deg.17'00'' N, long. 
116 deg.49'14'' W; west to lat. 46 deg.18'05'' N, long. 
117 deg.00'15'' W; west to lat. 46 deg.17'42'' N, long. 
117 deg.22'04'' W; south to lat. 46 deg.10'30'' N, long. 
117 deg.26'24'' W; west to lat. 46 deg.12'00'' N, long. 
117 deg.35'44'' W; north to point of beginning; that airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, within an area 
bounded by a line beginning at the lat. 46 deg.00'00'' N, long. 
116 deg.00'04'' W; to lat. 46 deg.00'00'' N, long. 116 deg.23'04'' 
W; to lat. 45 deg.39'00'' N, long. 116 deg.10'03'' W; to lat. 
45 deg.30'00'' N, long. 116 deg.14'03'' W; to lat. 45 deg.23'00'' N, 
long. 116 deg.21'03'' W; to lat. 45 deg.25'00'' N, long. 
116 deg.34'04'' W; to lat. 45 deg.30'00'' N, long. 116 deg.46'04'' 
W; to lat. 46 deg.00'00'' N, long. 116 deg.56'04'' W; thence west 
along lat. 46 deg.00'00'' N, to the Walla Walla VOR/DME 16.6-mile 
radius, thence north along the 16.6-mile radius until intercepting 
V-536, thence northeast along V-536 and southeast along V-2 until 
intercepting long. 115 deg.15'04'' W, thence south along long. 
115 deg.15'04'' W, until intercepting V-187, thence southwest along 
V-187 until intercepting long. 116 deg.00'00'' W, thence south along 
long. 116 deg.00'00'' W, to lat. 46 deg.00'00'' N to point of 
beginning; excluding Federal Airways.
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    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on May 10, 1994.
Katherine G. Paul,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division; Northwest Mountain Region.
[FR Doc. 94-13070 Filed 5-26-94; 8:45 am]
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