[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 212 (Wednesday, November 2, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67596-67597]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28289]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0431; Airspace Docket No. 11-AGL-11]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Spearfish, SD

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Spearfish, SD, to 
accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures at Black Hills Airport--Clyde Ice Field, and updates the 
geographic coordinates of the airport. There also is a minor correction 
to the coordinates of controlled airspace 1,200 feet above the surface, 
and a minor change in the airport name. 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, February 9, 2012. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual

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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 July 21, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for 
Spearfish, SD, creating additional controlled airspace at Black Hills 
Airport--Clyde Ice Field (76 FR 43610) Docket No. FAA-2011-0431. 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received. Subsequent to publication, errors was found in 
the boundaries of the controlled airspace extending upward from 1,200 
feet above the surface. This rule makes the corrections to be in 
concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. Also, there is a minor 
correction to the airport name.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011, 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 to accommodate new standard instrument approach 
procedures at Black Hills Airport--Clyde Ice Field, Spearfish, SD. This 
action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at 
the airport. This action also corrects the geographic coordinates of 
the airport, as well as the first boundary coordinates listed in the 
regulatory text of the airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface. Also, the airport name is changed from Black Hills--Clyde 
Ice Field, to Black Hills Airport--Clyde Ice Field. With the exception 
of editorial changes and the changes described above, this action is 
the same as that proposed in the NPRM.
    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 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.
    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 Black Hills Airport--Clyde Ice 
Field, Spearfish, SD.

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 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011, 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 Spearfish, SD [Amended]

Black Hills Airport-Clyde Ice Field, SD
    (Lat. 44[deg]28'52'' N., long. 103[deg]47'09'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Black Hills Airport-Clyde Ice Field, and 
within 2.1 miles each side of the 305[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 7-mile radius to 8.3 miles northwest of the 
airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 135[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 18.3 miles southeast 
of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet 
above the surface within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 
44[deg]29'16'' N., long. 103[deg]56'55'' W.; to lat. 44[deg]13'37'' 
N., long. 104[deg]14'00'' W.; to lat. 44[deg]18'41'' N., long. 
104[deg]23'24'' W.; to lat. 44[deg]44'11'' N., long. 103[deg]57'49'' 
W.; to lat. 44[deg]50'13'' N., long. 103[deg]28'11'' W.; to lat. 
44[deg]47'27'' N., long. 102[deg]57'40'' W.; to lat. 44[deg]39'31'' 
N., long. 102[deg]56'34'' W.; to lat. 44[deg]38'27'' N., long. 
103[deg]12'26'' W.; to lat. 44[deg]25'51'' N., long. 103[deg]37'45'' 
W.; to lat. 44[deg]25'58'' N., long. 103[deg]38'15'' W.; thence 
clockwise via the 7-mile radius of the airport to the point of 
beginning.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 11, 2011.
David P. Medina,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-28289 Filed 11-1-11; 8:45 am]
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