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Modification of Class E Airspace; Saginaw, MI

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule


This action modifies Class E airspace at Saginaw, MI. A Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (Rwy) 27 has been developed for Saginaw County H.W. Browne Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 to 1200 feet above ground level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft executing the approach. This action increase the radius of the existing controlled airspace for this airport.


0901 UTC, June 15, 2000.

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Denis C. Burke, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, AGL-520, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 294-7568.

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On Wednesday, February 2, 2000, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Saginaw, MI (65 FR 4911). The proposal was to modify controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in controlled airspace during portions of the terminal operation and while transiting between the enroute and terminal environments.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9G dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies Class E airspace at Saginaw, Start Printed Page 20352MI, to accommodate aircraft executing the proposed GPS Rwy 27 SIAP for Saginaw County H.W. Browne Airport by modifying the existing controlled airspace. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.

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 will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 95665, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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

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AGL MI E5 Saginaw, MI [Revised]

MBS International Airport, MI

(Lat. 43°31′58′′ N., long. 84°04′47′′ W.)

Saginaw County H. W. Browne Airport, MI

(Lat. 43°26′00′′ N., long. 83°51′45′′ W.)

Bay City, James Clements Municipal Airport, MI

(Lat. 43°32′49′′ N., long. 83°53′44′′ W.)

Midland, Jack Barstow Airport, MI

(Lat. 43°39′46′′ N., long. 84°15′41′′ W.)

Saint Mary's Hospital, MI

Point in Space Coordinates

(Lat. 43°24′54′′ N., long. 83°56′27′′ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.0-mile radius of MBS International Airport, within a 6.5-mile radius of Saginaw County H. W. Browne Airport, within a 6.4-mile radius of James Clements Municipal Airport, within a 6.3-mile radius of Jack Barstow Airport, and within a 6.0-mile radius of the Point in Space serving Saint Mary's Hospital.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on March 27, 2000.

David B. Johnson,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-9406 Filed 4-14-00; 8:45 am]