Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Notice of proposed rulemaking.
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Hazen, ND. An Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway 14, and an RNAV SIAP to Rwy 32, have been developed for Mercer County Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action would increases the size of the existing Class E airspace for Hazen, ND.
Comments must be received on or before November 20, 2000.
Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Regional Counsel, AGL-7, Rules Docket No. 00-AGL-25, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018.
The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Regional Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify the Start Printed Page 59764airspace docket number and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Airspace Docket No. 00-AGL-25.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the Rules Docket, FAA, Great Lakes Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois, both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.
Availability of NPRM's
Any person may obtain a copy of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Public Affairs, Attention: Public Inquiry Center, APA-230, 800 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-3484. Communications must identify the docket number of this NPRM. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should also request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, which describes the application procedure.
The FAA is considering an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Hazen, ND, by increasing the size of the existing Class E airspace for Mercer County Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures. The area would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. 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 7400.9H dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E designations listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order.
The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an establishment body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this proposed 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 proposed rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
The Proposed Amendment
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
AGL ND E5 Haze, ND [Revised]
Hazen, Mercer County Regional Airport
(Lat. 47°17′24″ N, long. 101°34′51″ W)
(Lat. 46°51′36″ N, long. 102°46′25″ W)
(Lat. 48°15′12″ N, long. 103°45′02″ W)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10.0-mile radius of the Mercer County Regional Airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1200 feet above the surface bounded on the northwest by a line beginning at V439, thence counterclockwise along the Williston VORTAC 60.0-mile radius to V71, thence northwest along V71 to the Williston VORTAC 39.2-mile radius, thence counterclockwise along the Williston VORTAC 39.2-mile radius to the 48°00′00″ N. latitude, on the north by the lat. 48°00′00″ N., on the east by the long. 100°44′ 02″W., on the southeast by V169, on the south by lat. 46°10′ 00″ N., on the southwest by a line from 46°10′00″ N., long. 102°34′00″ W. to lat. 46°20′00″ N., long. 102°44′ 00″ W., on the west by V491, thence east along V2 to the Dickinson VORTAC 25.2-mile radius, thence counterclockwise along the Dickinson VORTAC 25.2-mile radius to V439, thence to the point of beginning, excluding that airspace within the Minot AFB, ND, Dickinson, ND, and Bismarck, ND, Class E airspace areas, and excluding all Federal Airways.
Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on September 21, 2000.
Douglas F. Powers,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Great Lakes Region.
[FR Doc. 00-25637 Filed 10-5-00; 8:45 am]
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