Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Minot, ND, 17061 [2016-06835]

Download as PDF 17061 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 59 Monday, March 28, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–7485; Airspace Docket No. 15–AGL–25] Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Minot, ND Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, correction. AGENCY: This action further corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of February 4, 2016, and corrected in the Federal Register of March 3, 2016, amending the Class D and E airspace areas at Minot International Airport, Minot, ND. This correction adds part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) language inadvertently removed to the Class E surface area description, and removes duplicative Class E extension airspace boundary information language from the Class E surface area description. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 31, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:39 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.9Z 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: affect the controlled airspace boundaries or operating requirements supporting operations in the Minot International Airport terminal area. History On February 4, 2016, the FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Class E surface area and Class E extension airspace areas at Minot International Airport, Minot, ND (81 FR 5903) Docket No. FAA–2015–7485. A final rule correction was published in the Federal Register to include Class D and Class E airspace extending upward from the surface (81 FR 11103, March 3, 2016). Subsequent to publication, the FAA determined the part-time NOTAM language in the Class E surface area description was inadvertently removed in error, and the Class E extension airspace boundary information that is contained in the Class E surface area description should be removed. Potential safety concerns were identified due to the possibility for confusion in determining the operating rules and equipment requirements in the Minot International Airport terminal area. The concerns were based on the opportunity for part-time Class D surface area airspace and continuous Class E surface area airspace to be active at the same time, as well as having the same Class E extension airspace boundary information published in both the Class E surface area and the Class E extension airspace descriptions. To resolve these concerns, the FAA is keeping the part-time NOTAM language in the Class E surface area description to retain it as part-time airspace supplementing the existing part-time Class D surface area airspace at Minot International Airport, and removing the Class E extension airspace boundary information from the Class E surface area description. The regulatory text is rewritten for clarity. These are administrative corrections and do not § 71.1 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Correction to Final Rule Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, in the Federal Register of February 4, 2016 (81 FR 5903) FR Doc. 2016–02036, and corrected in the Federal Register of March 3, 2016 (81 FR 11103) FR Doc. No. 2016–04482, Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Minot, ND, is corrected as follows: ■ [Amended] AGL ND E2 Minot, ND [Corrected] On page 5904, column 3, beginning on line 29, remove the following text: ‘‘Within a 4.2-mile radius of Minot International Airport and within 3.5 miles each side of the Minot VORTAC 129 ° radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southeast of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Minot VORTAC 260 ° radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles west of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Minot VORTAC 327 ° radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles northwest of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Minot VORTAC 097 ° radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7 miles east of the VORTAC, excluding the portion which overlies the Minot AFB, ND, Class D airspace area’’; and add in its place the following text: ‘‘Within a 4.2-mile radius of Minot International Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airman. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/ Facility Directory.’’ Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 16, 2016. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–06835 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\28MRR1.SGM 28MRR1

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to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-7485; Airspace Docket No. 15-AGL-25]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Minot, ND

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, correction.

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SUMMARY: This action further corrects a final rule published in the 
Federal Register of February 4, 2016, and corrected in the Federal 
Register of March 3, 2016, amending the Class D and E airspace areas at 
Minot International Airport, Minot, ND. This correction adds part-time 
Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) language inadvertently removed to the Class E 
surface area description, and removes duplicative Class E extension 
airspace boundary information language from the Class E surface area 
description.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 31, 2016. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, 
Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of 
FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 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 
FAA Order 7400.9Z 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On February 4, 2016, the FAA published a final rule in the Federal 
Register amending the Class E surface area and Class E extension 
airspace areas at Minot International Airport, Minot, ND (81 FR 5903) 
Docket No. FAA-2015-7485. A final rule correction was published in the 
Federal Register to include Class D and Class E airspace extending 
upward from the surface (81 FR 11103, March 3, 2016). Subsequent to 
publication, the FAA determined the part-time NOTAM language in the 
Class E surface area description was inadvertently removed in error, 
and the Class E extension airspace boundary information that is 
contained in the Class E surface area description should be removed. 
Potential safety concerns were identified due to the possibility for 
confusion in determining the operating rules and equipment requirements 
in the Minot International Airport terminal area. The concerns were 
based on the opportunity for part-time Class D surface area airspace 
and continuous Class E surface area airspace to be active at the same 
time, as well as having the same Class E extension airspace boundary 
information published in both the Class E surface area and the Class E 
extension airspace descriptions.
    To resolve these concerns, the FAA is keeping the part-time NOTAM 
language in the Class E surface area description to retain it as part-
time airspace supplementing the existing part-time Class D surface area 
airspace at Minot International Airport, and removing the Class E 
extension airspace boundary information from the Class E surface area 
description. The regulatory text is rewritten for clarity. These are 
administrative corrections and do not affect the controlled airspace 
boundaries or operating requirements supporting operations in the Minot 
International Airport terminal area.

Correction to Final Rule

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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, in the Federal 
Register of February 4, 2016 (81 FR 5903) FR Doc. 2016-02036, and 
corrected in the Federal Register of March 3, 2016 (81 FR 11103) FR 
Doc. No. 2016-04482, Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Minot, 
ND, is corrected as follows:


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

AGL ND E2 Minot, ND [Corrected]

    On page 5904, column 3, beginning on line 29, remove the following 
text: ``Within a 4.2-mile radius of Minot International Airport and 
within 3.5 miles each side of the Minot VORTAC 129 [deg] radial, 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southeast 
of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Minot VORTAC 260 
[deg] radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 
miles west of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Minot 
VORTAC 327 [deg] radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the 
airport to 7 miles northwest of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each 
side of the Minot VORTAC 097 [deg] radial, extending from the 4.2-mile 
radius to 7 miles east of the VORTAC, excluding the portion which 
overlies the Minot AFB, ND, Class D airspace area''; and add in its 
place the following text:
    ``Within a 4.2-mile radius of Minot International Airport. This 
Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airman. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility 
Directory.''

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 16, 2016.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-06835 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]
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