[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 184 (Monday, September 23, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 58158-58159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22840]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2013-0528; Airspace Docket No. 13-ANM-16

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wasatch, UT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at the Wasatch VHF 
Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC) 
navigation aid, Wasatch, UT, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument 
Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Salt Lake City Air Route 
Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This improves the safety and management 
of IFR operations within the National Airspace System. This action also 
makes a minor adjustment to the geographic coordinates of the Wasatch 
VORTAC navigation aid.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, December 12, 2013. 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.



    On July 10, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend controlled airspace at 
Wasatch, UT (78 FR 41336). 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, the FAA's Aeronautical

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Products office found the geographic coordinates of the Wasatch VORTAC 
needed to be corrected. This action makes the correction.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6006, 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.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by establishing Class E en route domestic airspace extending 
upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, at the Wasatch VORTAC 
navigation aid, Wasatch, UT, to accommodate IFR aircraft under control 
of Salt Lake City ARTCC by vectoring aircraft from en route airspace to 
terminal areas. This action is necessary for the safety and management 
of IFR operations. The geographic coordinates of the VORTAC are 
adjusted from (Lat. 40[deg]51'10'' N., long. 111[deg]58'55'' W.) to 
(Lat. 40[deg]51'01'' N., long. 111[deg]58'55'' W.) in accordance with 
the FAA's aeronautical database. Except for administrative changes, and 
the changes listed above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the 
    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 establishes 
controlled airspace at the Wasatch VORTAC, Wasatch, UT.

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:


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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6006 En Route Domestic Airspace Areas.

* * * * *

ANM UT E6 Wasatch, UT [New]

Wasatch VORTAC, UT
    (Lat. 40[deg]51'01'' N., long. 111[deg]58'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within an area bounded by Lat. 42[deg]27'00'' N., long. 
113[deg]22'00'' W.; to Lat. 41[deg]41'49'' N., long. 109[deg]29'35'' 
W.; to Lat. 41[deg]26'15'' N., long. 109[deg]19'46'' W.; to Lat. 
41[deg]10'22'' N., long. 109[deg]42'26'' W.; to Lat. 40[deg]21'23'' 
N., long. 109[deg]42'25'' W.; to Lat. 39[deg]59'03'' N., long. 
110[deg]43'27'' W.; to Lat. 39[deg]37'44'' N., long. 111[deg]07'28'' 
W.; to Lat. 39[deg]03'55'' N., long. 110[deg]37'49'' W.; to Lat. 
38[deg]28'51'' N., long. 110[deg]38'05'' W.; to Lat. 38[deg]10'56'' 
N., long. 111[deg]24'19'' W.; to Lat. 37[deg]50'39'' N., long. 
112[deg]24'51'' W.; to Lat. 37[deg]30'00'' N., long. 112[deg]03'30'' 
W.; to Lat. 37[deg]30'00'' N., long. 113[deg]00'00'' W.; to Lat. 
37[deg]32'02'' N., long. 113[deg]07'15'' W.; to Lat. 37[deg]48'00'' 
N., long. 113[deg]30'00'' W.; to Lat. 38[deg]23'43'' N., long. 
113[deg]12'48'' W.; to Lat. 38[deg]19'56'' N., long. 114[deg]09'07'' 
W.; to Lat. 38[deg]28'04'' N., long. 114[deg]21'28'' W.; to Lat. 
39[deg]38'25'' N., long. 114[deg]42'19'' W.; to Lat. 40[deg]06'57'' 
N., long. 114[deg]37'44'' W.; to Lat. 40[deg]40'40'' N., long. 
114[deg]28'45'' W.; to Lat. 41[deg]08'22'' N., long. 114[deg]57'44'' 
W.; to Lat. 42[deg]00'00'' N., long. 114[deg]42'42'' W., thence to 
the point of beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 11, 2013.
Christopher Ramirez,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-22840 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]