Amendment of Class E Airspace:


Federal Register: December 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 248)

Rules and Regulations

Page 81437-81438

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Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2010-0769; Airspace Docket No. 10-ACE-9

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Farmington, MO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Farmington, MO, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach

Procedures (SIAP) at Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO. The

FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of

Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.

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DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, March 10, 2011. 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: Scott Enander, Central Service Center,

Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest

Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321- 7716.



On October 21, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Farmington,

MO, creating additional controlled airspace at Farmington Regional

Airport (75 FR 64969), Docket No. FAA-2010-0769. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA

Order 7400.9U dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, 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 SIAPs at Farmington Regional Airport,

Farmington, MO. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.

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 Farmington Regional Airport,

Farmington, MO.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air).

Adoption of the Amendment 0

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


TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 0 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] 0 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal

Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and

Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface.

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ACE MO E5 Farmington, MO [Amended]

Farmington Regional Airport, MO

(Lat. 37[deg]45'40'' N., long. 90[deg]25'43'' W.)

Farmington VORTAC

(Lat. 37[deg]40'24'' N., long. 90[deg]14'03'' W.)

Perrine NDB

(Lat. 37[deg]45'50'' N., long. 90[deg]25'43'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of Farmington Regional Airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 204[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 11.5 miles southwest of the airport, and within 2.6 miles each side of the 034[deg] bearing from the Perrine

NDB extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 7.9 miles northeast of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the Farmington VORTAC 300[deg] radial extending from the 6.4-mile radius of the airport to the VORTAC.

Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 15, 2010.

Walter L. Tweedy,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

FR Doc. 2010-32570 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am