Modification of Class E Airspace:


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

Rules and Regulations

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Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2010-0919; Airspace Docket No. 10-ANM-11

Modification of Class E Airspace; Rawlins, WY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This action will amend existing Class E airspace at Rawlins,

WY. The decommissioning of the Sinclair Non-Directional Radio Beacon

(NDB) at Rawlins Municipal Airport/Harvey Field, has made this action necessary. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument

Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

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.


Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601

Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.



On October 26, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at Rawlins,

WY (75 FR 65582). 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 6002 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 that Order.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class E surface airspace at Rawlins Municipal

Airport/Harvey Field. The airspace is being reconfigured due to the decommissioning of the Sinclair NDB, and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations.

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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 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 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 amends controlled airspace at Rawlins Municipal Airport/Harvey Field, Rawlins,


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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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ANM WY E2 Rawlins, WY [Modified]

Rawlins Municipal Airport/Harvey Field, WY

(Lat. 41[deg]48'20'' N., long. 107[deg]12'00'' W.)

Within a 4.3-mile radius of Rawlins Municipal Airport/Harvey

Field and within 4.3 miles north and 3 miles south of the 089[deg] bearing from Rawlins Municipal Airport/Harvey Field extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7 miles east of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/

Facility Directory.

Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 16, 2010.

John Warner,

Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.

FR Doc. 2010-32580 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am