Final rule, technical amendment.
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace area at Livingston, MT. The geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database as well as correcting a longitudinal point of the airspace boundary. This does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Effective 0901 UTC, June 25, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.
FAA Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/airtraffic/publications/. The order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.
FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and ATC Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington DC 29591; telephone: 202-267-8783.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steve Haga, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4563.
The Aeronautical Information Services branch identified an error in a longitudinal coordinate in the legal description extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, and the airport reference point (ARP) was not coincidental with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action makes these corrections.
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9Y dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014, 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.
Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference
This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Y, airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, and effective September 15, 2014. FAA Order 7400.9Y is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this final rule. FAA Order 7400.9Y lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points.
This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends the legal description of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Livingston, MT. The geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, and a longitudinal point of the airspace boundary extending from 1,200 feet above the surface is corrected from “long. 112°29′00″W., to “long 110°29′00″W.”. This does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
This is an administrative change and does not affect the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the airspace, therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S. C. 553(b) is unnecessary.
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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 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 United States Code. Subtitle I, 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 Class E airspace at Mission Field Airport, Livingston, MT.
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.
Lists 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
1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows:
49 U.S. C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9Y, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2014, effective September 15, 2014, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 6005Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.
ANM MT E5Livingston, MT [Modified]
Livingston, Mission Field Airport, MT
(Lat. 45°41′58″ N., long. 110°26′53″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of Mission Field Airport, and that airspace bounded by a line beginning at lat. 45°40′30″ N., long. 110°15′20″ W.; to lat. 45°47′30″ N., long. 110°15′30″ W.; to lat. 45°47′30″ N., long. 110°23′00″ W.; to lat. 46°02′20″ N., long. 110°31′00″ W.; to lat. 45°58′00″ N., long. 110°47′15″ W.; to lat. 45°38′45″ N., long. 110°37′00″ W.; thence to point of beginning, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46°16′00″ N., long 112°00′00″ W.; to lat. 46°37′00″ N., long. 111°30′00″ W.; to lat. 46°37′00″ N., long. 110°43′00″ W.; to lat. 46°00′00″ N., long. 110°29′00″ W.; to lat. 46°00′00″ N., long. 109°30′00″ W.; to lat. 45°30′00″ N., long. 109°30′00″ W.; to lat. 45°30′00″ N., long. 112°00′00″ W.; thence to point of beginning; excluding that airspace within Federal airways, the Helena, MT, and the Billings, MT, Class E airspace areas.
Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 21, 2015.
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group Western Service Center, AJV-W2.
[FR Doc. 2015-09874 Filed 4-28-15; 8:45 am]
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