Amendment of Class E Airspace; Duluth, MN, 30821 [2011-13109]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations must be proposed by the Applicant and accepted by the FAA. Note that the test time required for the takeoff rating may not be counted toward the 25 hours of operation required for the 30-minute rating. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on May 19, 2011. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Acting Assistant Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. The Rule [FR Doc. 2011–13008 Filed 5–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0123; Airspace Docket No. 11–AGL–2] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Duluth, MN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace for Duluth, MN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Duluth International Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, August 25, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with RULES History On March 23, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Duluth, MN, creating additional controlled airspace at Duluth International Airport (76 FR 16348) Docket No. FAA–2011–0123. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 May 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 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. This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E airspace, as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, for new standard instrument approach procedures at Duluth International Airport, Duluth, MN. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates will also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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 for Duluth International Airport, Duluth, MN. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 30821 List 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 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. § 71.1 [Amended] 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 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. * * * AGL MN E4 * * Duluth, MN [Amended] Duluth International Airport, MN (Lat. 46°50′32″ N., long. 92°11′37″ W.) Duluth VORTAC (Lat. 46°48′08″ N., long. 92°12′10″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.4 miles each side of the Duluth VORTAC 193° radial extending from the 4.9-mile radius of Duluth International Airport to 14.2 miles south of the VORTAC, and within 3.6 miles each side of the 267° bearing from Duluth International Airport extending from the 4.9-mile radius of the airport to 9.7 miles west of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * AGL MN E5 * * Duluth, MN [Amended] Duluth International Airport, MN (Lat. 46°50′32″ N., long. 92°11′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the 700 feet above the surface within a 7.1-mile radius of Duluth International Airport, and within 4.4 miles each side of the 267° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.1-mile radius to 7.7 miles west of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 17, 2011. Walter L. Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0123; Airspace Docket No. 11-AGL-2]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Duluth, MN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace for Duluth, MN, to 
accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures at Duluth International Airport. The FAA is taking this 
action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule 
(IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, August 25, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On March 23, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Duluth, MN, 
creating additional controlled airspace at Duluth International Airport 
(76 FR 16348) Docket No. FAA-2011-0123. 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, as an extension to a Class D or 
Class E surface area; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface, for new standard instrument approach procedures 
at Duluth International Airport, Duluth, MN. This action is necessary 
for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 
Geographic coordinates will also be updated to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.
    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 for Duluth International Airport, 
Duluth, MN.

List 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

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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]

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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 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to 
a Class D or Class E surface area.

* * * * *

AGL MN E4 Duluth, MN [Amended]

Duluth International Airport, MN
    (Lat. 46[deg]50'32'' N., long. 92[deg]11'37'' W.)
Duluth VORTAC
    (Lat. 46[deg]48'08'' N., long. 92[deg]12'10'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.4 miles 
each side of the Duluth VORTAC 193[deg] radial extending from the 
4.9-mile radius of Duluth International Airport to 14.2 miles south 
of the VORTAC, and within 3.6 miles each side of the 267[deg] 
bearing from Duluth International Airport extending from the 4.9-
mile radius of the airport to 9.7 miles west of the airport.

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

* * * * *

AGL MN E5 Duluth, MN [Amended]

Duluth International Airport, MN
    (Lat. 46[deg]50'32'' N., long. 92[deg]11'37'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the 700 feet above the 
surface within a 7.1-mile radius of Duluth International Airport, 
and within 4.4 miles each side of the 267[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 7.1-mile radius to 7.7 miles west of the 
airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 17, 2011.
Walter L. Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-13109 Filed 5-26-11; 8:45 am]
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