Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grand Rapids, MI, 74007-74008 [2013-29220]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 Austin-Straubel International Airport, Green Bay, WI. 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: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013. David P. Medina, Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–29219 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0947; Airspace Docket No. 13–AGL–33] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grand Rapids, MI PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS AGENCY: 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: SUMMARY: ■ 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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES * AGL WI E5 Green Bay, WI [Amended] Green Bay, Austin Straubel International Airport, WI (Lat. 44°29′05″ N., long. 88°07′47″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of the Austin Straubel International Airport and within 2 miles each side of the 180° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 12 miles south of the airport. * * * * AGL WI E2 Green Bay, WI [Amended] Green Bay, Austin Straubel International Airport, WI (Lat. 44°29′05″ N., long. 88°07′47″ W.) Within a 5-mile radius of the Austin Straubel International 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment. This action amends Class E airspace within the Grand Rapids, MI, area by updating the airport name and geographic coordinates for Gerald R. Ford International Airport, formerly known as Kent County International Airport. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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: The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 74007 adjusting the geographic coordinates within the Class E airspace areas, of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, MI, formerly called Kent County International Airport, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This is an administrative change and does not affect the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the airspace, therefore, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, MI. 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: ■ E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1 74008 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * * * AGL MI E2 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended] Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI (Lat. 42°52′51″ N., long. 85°31′22″ W.) Within a 5-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International 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. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AGL MI E5 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended] Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI (Lat. 42°52′51″ N., long. 85°31′22″ W.) Spectrum Medical Center/Downtown Campus, MI, Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 42°57′09″ N., long. 85°39′48″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving Spectrum Medical Center/Downtown Campus. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013. David P. Medina, Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–29220 Filed 12–9–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES [Docket No. FAA–2013–0658; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–17] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Del Rio, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace at Del Rio, TX. Controlled SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Dec 09, 2013 Jkt 232001 airspace is necessary to accommodate new circling approach requirements at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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 August 26, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the Del Rio, TX, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Laughlin AFB (78 FR 52716) Docket No. FAA–2013–0658. 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 6003 of FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, 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 designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX. An additional segment to the north is needed to contain approach category E military aircraft conducting circling approaches to the airport, to retain the safety and management of IFR aircraft in Class E airspace to/from the en route environment. Geographic coordinates are also 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’’ PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 establishes additional controlled airspace at Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. 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. E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74007-74008]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29220]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0947; Airspace Docket No. 13-AGL-33]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grand Rapids, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace within the Grand Rapids, 
MI, area by updating the airport name and geographic coordinates for 
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, formerly known as Kent County 
International Airport. This action does not change the boundaries or 
operating requirements of the airspace.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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:

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by adjusting the geographic coordinates within the Class E 
airspace areas, of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, 
MI, formerly called Kent County International Airport, to coincide with 
the FAA's aeronautical database. This is an administrative change and 
does not affect the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of 
the airspace, therefore, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) are unnecessary.
    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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 Gerald R. Ford International 
Airport, Grand Rapids, MI.

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:


[[Page 74008]]


    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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

* * * * *

AGL MI E2 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended]

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]52'51'' N., long. 85[deg]31'22'' W.)

    Within a 5-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International 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.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

AGL MI E5 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended]

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]52'51'' N., long. 85[deg]31'22'' W.)
Spectrum Medical Center/Downtown Campus, MI, Point in Space 
Coordinates
    (Lat. 42[deg]57'09'' N., long. 85[deg]39'48'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and 
within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving Spectrum 
Medical Center/Downtown Campus.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-29220 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P