Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ironwood, MI, 7011-7012 [E9-2999]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 28 / Thursday, February 12, 2009 / Proposed Rules mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS 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 Part 71 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) to modify Class E airspace at Nantucket, MA. During an evaluation of current procedures and while developing new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for the airport it was determined that Class E surface airspace is required to the northeast of the airport, designated as an extension of the Class D surface area. Class E surface airspace designations as extensions to Class D (Class E4 airspace) are published in Paragraph 6004 of FAA Order 7400.9S, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would 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 regulation is within the scope of that authority as it proposes to VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Feb 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 modify Class E airspace at Nantucket, MA. 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: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for Part 71 will continue 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. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is proposed to be amended as follows: Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area * * * ANE MA E4 * * Nantucket, MA [NEW] Nantucket Memorial Airport, MA (Lat. 41°15′11″ N., long. 70°03′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface of the Earth within 1.5 mile either side of the 045° bearing from the Nantucket Memorial Airport extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 12.6 miles Northeast of the airport. This Class E Surface airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 20, 2009. Mark D. Ward, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. E9–2972 Filed 2–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7011 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0052; Airspace Docket No. 09–AGL–1] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ironwood, MI AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Ironwood, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Gogebic Iron County Airport. DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before March 30, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2009– 0052/Airspace Docket No. 09–AGL–1, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647– 5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76193–0530; telephone: (817) 321–7716. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking 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 E:\FR\FM\12FEP1.SGM 12FEP1 7012 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 28 / Thursday, February 12, 2009 / Proposed Rules are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2009–0052/Airspace Docket No. 09–AGL–1.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/ air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA– 400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. 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 This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 71 by adding additional Class E airspace for SIAPs operations at Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI. The area would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class E airspace areas are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:08 Feb 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 would add additional controlled airspace at Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI. AGL MI E5 Ironwood, MI [Amended] Gogebic Iron County Airport , MI (Lat. 46°31′39″ N., long. 90°07′53″ W.) Ironwood ILS (Lat. 46°31′39″ N., long. 90°09′12″ W.) Ironwood VORTAC (Lat. 46°31′56″ N., long. 90°07′33″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Gogebic Iron County Airport and within 3.5 miles each side of the ILS localizer course extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 10.2 miles east of the airport and within 3.2 miles each side of the Ironwood VORTAC 104° radial extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 11.7 miles southeast of the VORTAC, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Ironwood VORTAC 260° radial extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 7 miles west of the VORTAC and within 4 miles each side of the 090° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 11.4 miles east of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 21-mile radius of the Ironwood VORTAC. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). Federal Aviation Administration The Proposed Amendment 14 CFR Part 71 In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR Part 71 as follows: [Docket No. FAA–2008–0926; Airspace Docket No. 08–AAL–24] PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; 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. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00011 * Fmt 4702 * Sfmt 4702 * * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, TX on February 2, 2009. Anthony D. Roetzel, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. E9–2999 Filed 2–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Establishment, Revision, and Removal of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Alaska AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish twenty three Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, and revise fourteen RNAV routes, in the State of Alaska. Additionally, this action proposes to remove four existing routes that are no longer required. Q & T-routes are Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, based on RNAV, for use by aircraft having instrument flight rules (IFR)-approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in Alaska. E:\FR\FM\12FEP1.SGM 12FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 28 (Thursday, February 12, 2009)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 7011-7012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-2999]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0052; Airspace Docket No. 09-AGL-1]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ironwood, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Ironwood, 
MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Gogebic Iron County 
Airport, Ironwood, MI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft 
operations at Gogebic Iron County Airport.

DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before March 30, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001. You 
must identify the docket number FAA-2009-0052/Airspace Docket No. 09-
AGL-1, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments 
on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the 
public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any 
final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office 
(telephone 1-800-647-5527), is on the ground floor of the building at 
the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, 
Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest 
Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76193-0530; telephone: (817) 
321-7716.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking 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

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are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, 
economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2009-0052/
Airspace Docket No. 09-AGL-1.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://
www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/airspace_
amendments/.
    Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by 
submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 
Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA-400, 800 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-8783. 
Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. 
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

    This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations 
(14 CFR), Part 71 by adding additional Class E airspace for SIAPs 
operations at Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI. The area would 
be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.
    Class E airspace areas are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 
7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace 
designation listed in this document would 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 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 would add 
additional controlled airspace at Gogebic Iron County Airport, 
Ironwood, MI.

List 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:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; 
AIRWAYS; 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 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 
2008, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet 
or more above the surface of the earth.
* * * * *

AGL MI E5 Ironwood, MI [Amended]

     Gogebic Iron County Airport , MI
    (Lat. 46[deg]31'39'' N., long. 90[deg]07'53'' W.)
     Ironwood ILS
    (Lat. 46[deg]31'39'' N., long. 90[deg]09'12'' W.)
     Ironwood VORTAC
    (Lat. 46[deg]31'56'' N., long. 90[deg]07'33'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of Gogebic Iron County Airport and within 
3.5 miles each side of the ILS localizer course extending from the 
6.6-mile radius to 10.2 miles east of the airport and within 3.2 
miles each side of the Ironwood VORTAC 104[deg] radial extending 
from the 6.6-mile radius to 11.7 miles southeast of the VORTAC, and 
within 2.4 miles each side of the Ironwood VORTAC 260[deg] radial 
extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 7 miles west of the VORTAC and 
within 4 miles each side of the 090[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 11.4 miles east of the 
airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface within a 21-mile radius of the Ironwood VORTAC.
* * * * *

    Issued in Fort Worth, TX on February 2, 2009.
Anthony D. Roetzel,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
 [FR Doc. E9-2999 Filed 2-11-09; 8:45 am]
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