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Modification of Class E Airspace; St. Ignace, MI

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Direct final rule; request for comments.


This document modifies Class E airspace at St. Ignace, MI. Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPS) have been developed for Mackinac County Airport, St. Ignace MI. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the approach. This action modifies existing controlled airspace for Mackinac County Airport.


Effective 0901 UTC, August 08, 2002. Comments must be received on or before August 6, 2002.


Send comments on the rule in triplicate to: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Regional Start Printed Page 40593Counsel, AGL-7, Rules Docket No. 02-AGL-06, 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.

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

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This amendments to 14 CFR part 71 modifies Class E airspace at St. Ignace, Michigan, to accommodate aircraft, executing the proposed RNAV (GPS) SIAPS by modifying existing controlled airspace. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9J, dated August 31, 2001, and effective September 16, 2001, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Sec. 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Direct Final Rule Procedure

The FAA anticipate that this regulation will not result in adverse or negative comment and therefore is issuing it as a direct final rule. A substantial number of previous opportunities provided to the public to comment on substantially identical actions have resulted in negligible adverse comments on objections. Unless a written adverse or negative comment, or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date specified above.

If the FAA does receive, within the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a document will be published in the Federal Register. This document may withdraw the direct final rule in whole or in part. After considering the adverse or negative comment, we may publish another direct final rule or publish a notice of proposed rulemaking with a new comment period.

Comments Invited

Although this action is in the form of a final rule and was not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, comments are invited on this rule. Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Communications should identify the Rules Docket number and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Factual information that supports the commenter's ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether additional rulemaking action is needed.

Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify the rule. All comments submitted will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. A report that summarizes each FAA-public contact concerned with the substance of this action will be filed in the Rules Docket.

Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. 02-AGL-06.” The postcard will be date stamped and returned to the commenter.

Agency Findings

The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.

Further, the FAA has determined that this regulation is noncontroversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments and only involves an established body of technical regulations that require frequent and routine amendments to keep them operationally current. Therefore, I certify that 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) if promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Since this rule involves routine matters that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis because the anticipated impact is so minimal.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Avaiation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9J, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 31, 2001, and effective September 16, 2001, is amended as follows:

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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 St. Ignace, MI [Revised]

St. Ignace, Mackinac County Airport, MI

(Lat. 45°53′25″ N., long. 84°44′15″ W.)

Newberry, Luce County Airport, MI

(Lat. 46°18′40″ N., long. 85°27′26″ W.)

Sault Ste Marie, Chippewa County Int'l Airport, MI

(Lat. 46°15′03″ N., long. 84°28′21″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of the Mackinac County Airport, excluding that airspace within the Mackinac Island, MI Class E5 airspace and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded on the north by the area starting at 4 miles north of the 103 bearing from the Newberry, Luce County Airport at 16.1 miles to a point 4 miles south of V316 at the 22-mile radius of the Chippewa County Int'l Airport counterclockwise to lat. 46°03′00″ N. to lat. 46°03′00″ N., long. 85°08′00″ W. to 8.3 miles south of the 103° bearing from the Newberry airport at 16.1 miles to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on May 22, 2002.

Nancy B. Shelton,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Great Lakes Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-14980 Filed 6-12-02; 8:45 am]