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Modification of Class E Airspace; Marquette, MI

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action modifies Class E airspace at Marquette, MI. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (Rwy) 19 has been developed for Sawyer International Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing this approach. This action increases that portion of the existing Class E airspace which extends upward from 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth for Sawyer International 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 Friday, May 5, 2000, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Marquette, MI (65 FR 26158). The proposal was to modify controlled airspace extending upward from the 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 he proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received. 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 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 E airspace at Marquette, MI, to accommodate aircraft executing instrument flight procedures into and out of Sawyer International 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 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 Marquette, MI [Revised]

Marquette, Sawyer International Airport, MI

(Lat. 46°21′13″ N., Long. 87°23′45″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 7.1-miles radius of the Sawyer International Airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded on the north by latitude 47°05′00″ N., on the east by longitude 86°23′30″ W., on the south by latitude 45°45′00″ N., and on the east by V9; excluding all Federal Airways, Hancock, MI, Escanaba, MI, and Iron Mountain, MI, Class E airspace areas.

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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. 00-18893 Filed 7-25-00; 8:45 am]