[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 37 (Wednesday, February 25, 1998)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9409-9411]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-4770]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 97-ANM-24]

Amendment of Class D Airspace; Twin Falls, ID

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule; request for comments.


SUMMARY: This action changes the name of the airport in the Twin Falls, 
ID, Class D airspace legal description. During a review of Idaho 
airspace, it was discovered that the airport name Twin Falls-Sun Valley 
Regional, Joslin Field needs to be updated and changed

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to Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional. This rule also updates the 
coordinates for the airport which are contained herein.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 26, 1998.
    Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or 
before March 27, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the rule in triplicate to: Manager, 
Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division, ANM-520, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Docket Number 97-ANM-24, 1601 Lind Avenue S.W., Renton, 
Washington 98055-4056.
    The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Regional 
Counsel for the Northwest Mountain Region at the same address.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours at the address listed above.

Aviation Administration, Docket No. 97-ANM-24, 1601 Lind Avenue S.W., 
Renton, Washington 98055-4056; telephone number: (425) 227-2527.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This amendment to part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) changes the legal description 
title of the Class D airspace area at Twin Falls, ID, by updating the 
name of the airport and by updating the coordinates of the airport. The 
dimensions and operating requirements of the airspace remain the same.
    The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot 
reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North 
American Datum 83. Class D airspace designated as a surface area for an 
airport are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9E dated 
September 10, 1997, and effective September 16, 1997, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace 
designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.

The Direct Final Rule Procedure

    The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse 
or negative comment and, therefore, issues it as a direct final rule. 
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. 
Unless a written adverse or negative comment, or a written notice of 
intent to submit an adverse or negative comment, is received within the 
comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date 
specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will 
publish a docket in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse or 
negative comments were received and confirming the date on which the 
final rule will become effective. If the FAA does receive, within the 
comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of 
intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct 
final rule will be published in the Federal Register and a notice of 
proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period.

Comments Invited

    Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule and was 
not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are 
invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, 
or arguments as they may desire. Communications should identify the 
Rules Docket Number and be submitted in triplicate to the address 
specified under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on 
or before the closing date for comments will be considered. This rule 
may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Factual 
information that supports the commenter's ideas and suggestions are 
extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and 
determining whether additional rulemaking action would be needed.
    Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify the rule. All comments submitted will be 
available, both before and after the closing date, for comments in the 
Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. A report that 
summarizes each FAA-public contact concerned with the substance of this 
action will be filed in the Rules Docket.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
submitted in response to this rule must submit a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket 
No. 97-ANM-24.'' The postcard will be date stamped and returned to the 

Agency Findings

    The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct 
effects on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the states, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, in 
accordance with Executive Order 12612, it is determined that this final 
rule does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant the 
preparation of a Federalism Assessment.
    The FAA has determined that this regulation is noncontroversial and 
unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. For the reasons 
discussed in the preamble, I certify that 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 these routine matters will only affect 
air traffic procedures and air navigation. It is certified that these 
proposed rules will not have 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).

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 
71 as follows:


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

    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]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9E, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1997, and effective September 16, 
1997, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000  Class D Airspace

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ANM ID D  Twin Falls, ID [Revised]

Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional
    (Lat. 42 deg.28'55''N, long. 114 deg.29'16''W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
6,700 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of the Joslin Field-Magic 
Valley Regional airport. This Class D airspace area is effective 
during the specific dates and times established in advance by a 
Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be 
continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.
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    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 2, 1998.
Glenn A. Adams III,
Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Northwest Mountain Region.
[FR Doc. 98-4770 Filed 2-24-98; 8:45 am]