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Modification of Class D Airspace; Gary, IN; and modification of Class E Airspace; Gary, IN

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action modifies Class D airspace at Gary, IN, and modifies Class E airspace at Gary, IN. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (Rwy) 20, and a helicopter Instrument Landing System (Copter ILS) SIAP to Rwy 30, have been developed for Gary Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface of Start Printed Page 45841the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the radius of the existing Class D and Class E airspace for Gary Regional Airport.


0901 UTC, October 5, 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 Tuesday, May 2, 2000, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Gary, IN, (65 FR 25457). The proposal was to modify controlled airspace extending upward from 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 D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, and Class E 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 D airspace designations and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Gary, IN, to accommodate aircraft executing instrument flight procedures into and out of Gary Regional Airport. 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 on 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

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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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 5000 Class D airspace.

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AGL IN D Gary, IN [Revised]

Gary Regional Airport, IN

(Lat. 41° 36′ 59″ N., long. 87° 24′ 46″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,100 feet MSL within an 4.2-mile radius of the Gary Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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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 IN E5 Gary, IN [Revised]

Gary Regional Airport, IN

(Lat. 41° 36′ 59″ N., long. 87° 24′ 46″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 6.7-mile radius of the Gary Regional Airport, excluding the airspace within the Chicago Class E airspace area.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on July 10, 2000.

Christopher R. Blum,

Manager, Air Traffic Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-18888 Filed 7-25-00; 8:45 am]