Establishment of Class E Airspace; Iron Mountain, MI, 57524-57525 [2015-23991]

Download as PDF 57524 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Rules and Regulations coordinates of the airport and the legal description for that airspace extending from 1,200 feet above the surface, utilizing latitudinal and longitudinal reference points. 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 7400.9Z, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Z, airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this final rule. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Converse County Airport, Douglas, WY. New Standard Instrument Approach Procedures are necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is modified to within a 4-mile radius of Converse County Airport, with a segment extending from the 4-mile radius to the 7-mile radius east to southwest of the airport, and a segment extending from the 4-mile radius to 7 miles northwest of the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. The lateral boundary for that airspace extending from 1,200 feet above the surface is defined utilizing latitudinal and longitudinal reference points instead of Federal airway V–19, and does not change the lateral boundaries or operating requirements of the 1,200 foot airspace. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the NAS. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 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. 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. That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4-mile radius of Converse County Airport beginning at lat. 42°50′30″ N., long. 105°27′11″ W., clockwise along the 4-mile radius of the airport to the 065° bearing from the airport, and that airspace within a 7-mile radius of the airport from the 065° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 226° bearing, thence northeast to lat. 42°48′41″ N., long. 105°28′28″ W., and that airspace 1 mile either side of the 297° bearing from airport extending from the 4-mile radius to 7 miles northwest of the airport, thence to the point of beginning That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 43°05′27″ N., long. 106°16′37″ W.; to lat. 43°35′23″ N., long. 104°30′02″ W.; to lat. 43°00′00″ N., long. 104°30′02″ W.; to lat. 43°00′00″ N., long. 104°03′16″ W.; to lat. 41°53′15″ N., long. 104°03′15″ W.; to lat. 41°51′54″ N., long. 105°17′18″ W.; thence to the point of beginning. * * * * * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 9, 2015. Christopher Ramirez, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2015–23993 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Federal Aviation Administration Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 14 CFR Part 71 Adoption of the Amendment [Docket No. FAA–2015–1871; Airspace Docket No. 15–AGL–10] 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 Part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 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 FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth * * * * * ANM WY E5 Douglas, WY [Modified] Converse County Airport, WY (Lat. 42°47′50″ N., long. 105°23′09″ W.) PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Establishment of Class E Airspace; Iron Mountain, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace at the Iron Mountain VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), Iron Mountain, MI, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This action enhances the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System (NAS). A minor change in the regulatory text is made to align the new Class E airspace with Minneapolis ARTCC’s airspace. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, December 10, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 185 / Thursday, September 24, 2015 / Rules and Regulations FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http:// www.faa.gov/airtraffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and ATC Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 29591; telephone: 202–267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raul Garza, Jr., Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 817–868– 2927. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 (f), 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 controlled airspace at the Iron Mountain VOR/DME, Iron Mountain, MI. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES History On June 24, 2015, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace for the Iron Mountain, MI area, creating controlled airspace at the Iron Mountain VOR/DME within Minneapolis ARTCC boundaries (80 FR 36262) Docket No. FAA–2015– 1871. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Sep 23, 2015 Jkt 235001 57525 airspace coordinates in the legal description will change slightly to allow alignment of the new Class E airspace with the boundaries of Minneapolis ARTCC. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9Z dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Z, airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this final rule. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. Adoption of the Amendment The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at the Iron Mountain VOR/DME navigation aid, Iron Mountain, MI, to contain aircraft while in IFR conditions under control of Minneapolis ARTCC by safely vectoring aircraft from en route airspace to terminal areas. Controlled airspace is needed for the safety and management of IFR operations within the confines of Minneapolis ARTCC airspace. 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. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 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: ■ § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6006 Areas Enroute Domestic Airspace * * * AGL MI E6 * * Iron Mountain, MI [New] Iron Mountain VOR/DME, MI Lat. 45°48′58″ N., long. 088°06′44″ W. That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 47°50′36″ N., long. 089°41′25″ W.; to lat. 47°54′30″ N., long. 088°46′30″ W.; thence clockwise via the arc of a 35-mile radius centered on the McKay TACAN to lat. 47°50′36″ N., long. 089°41′25″ W.; to lat. 47°05′00″ N., long. 087°00′00″ W.; to lat. 47°01′28″ N., long. 086°59′15″ W.; to lat. 46°53′22″ N., long. 088°21′39″ W.; to Iron Mountain VOR/DME; to Ironwood VORTAC; to lat. 46°51′42″ N., long. 090°20′18″ W.; thence to the point of beginning, excluding that airspace within Federal airways and within Canadian airspace. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on August 26, 2015. Walter Tweedy, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2015–23991 Filed 9–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\24SER1.SGM 24SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 185 (Thursday, September 24, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 57524-57525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23991]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-1871; Airspace Docket No. 15-AGL-10]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Iron Mountain, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at the Iron Mountain 
VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/
DME), Iron Mountain, MI, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight 
Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic 
Control Center (ARTCC). This action enhances the safety and efficiency 
of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System (NAS). A 
minor change in the regulatory text is made to align the new Class E 
airspace with Minneapolis ARTCC's airspace.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, December 10, 2015. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 51, subject to the annual revision 
of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/airtraffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy and ATC Regulations Group, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 29591; 
telephone: 202-267-8783. The Order is also available for inspection at 
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-
6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raul Garza, Jr., Central Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 
Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 
817-868-2927.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 (f), 
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 controlled airspace at the Iron Mountain VOR/DME, 
Iron Mountain, MI.

History

    On June 24, 2015, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace for 
the Iron Mountain, MI area, creating controlled airspace at the Iron 
Mountain VOR/DME within Minneapolis ARTCC boundaries (80 FR 36262) 
Docket No. FAA-2015-1871. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to 
publication, the FAA found that the airspace coordinates in the legal 
description will change slightly to allow alignment of the new Class E 
airspace with the boundaries of Minneapolis ARTCC.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order 7400.9Z dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 
2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class 
E airspace designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Z, airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 
2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this final rule. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 
feet above the surface at the Iron Mountain VOR/DME navigation aid, 
Iron Mountain, MI, to contain aircraft while in IFR conditions under 
control of Minneapolis ARTCC by safely vectoring aircraft from en route 
airspace to terminal areas. Controlled airspace is needed for the 
safety and management of IFR operations within the confines of 
Minneapolis ARTCC airspace.
    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.

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

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 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 part 71.1 of FAA Order 
7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 
2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6006 Enroute Domestic Airspace Areas

* * * * *

AGL MI E6 Iron Mountain, MI [New]

Iron Mountain VOR/DME, MI
    Lat. 45[deg]48'58'' N., long. 088[deg]06'44'' W.

    That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within an area bounded by lat. 47[deg]50'36'' N., long. 
089[deg]41'25'' W.; to lat. 47[deg]54'30'' N., long. 088[deg]46'30'' 
W.; thence clockwise via the arc of a 35-mile radius centered on the 
McKay TACAN to lat. 47[deg]50'36'' N., long. 089[deg]41'25'' W.; to 
lat. 47[deg]05'00'' N., long. 087[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 
47[deg]01'28'' N., long. 086[deg]59'15'' W.; to lat. 46[deg]53'22'' 
N., long. 088[deg]21'39'' W.; to Iron Mountain VOR/DME; to Ironwood 
VORTAC; to lat. 46[deg]51'42'' N., long. 090[deg]20'18'' W.; thence 
to the point of beginning, excluding that airspace within Federal 
airways and within Canadian airspace.

    Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on August 26, 2015.
Walter Tweedy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2015-23991 Filed 9-23-15; 8:45 am]
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