Amendment of Class E Airspace:


Federal Register: November 29, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 228)

Proposed Rules

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Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2010-0938; Airspace Docket No. 10-ANE-108

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Newport, VT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Newport, VT, as the Newport Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Newport State Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before

January 13, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of

Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room

W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001;

Telephone: 1-800-647-5527; Fax: 202-493-2251. You must identify the

Docket Number FAA-2010-0938; Airspace Docket No. 10-ANE-108, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at http:[sol][sol]

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melinda Giddens, Operations Support

Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O.

Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5610.


Comments Invited

Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire.

Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.

Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No.

FAA-2010-0938; Airspace Docket No. 10-ANE-108) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the

Internet at http:[sol][sol]

Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket

No. FAA-2010-0938; Airspace Docket No. 10-ANE-108.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule.

The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.

Availability of NPRMs

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments submitted through http:[sol][sol] Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's

Web page at http:[sol][sol] traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.

You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets

Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation

Administration, room 210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337.

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Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future

NPRMs should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed

Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal

Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for new SIAPs developed at Newport

State Airport, Newport, VT. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Newport NDB and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations.

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 designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

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.

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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, would 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 proposed 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 proposed regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class E airspace at Newport State

Airport, Newport, VT.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air).

The Proposed Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation

Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:


AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 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] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal

Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and

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

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700

Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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Newport State Airport, VT

(Lat. 44[deg]53'20'' N., long. 72[deg]13'45'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of the Newport State Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 159[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 10.9 miles south of Newport State


Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 16, 2010.

Mark D. Ward,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic


FR Doc. 2010-29898 Filed 11-26-10; 8:45 am