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Modification of Class E Airspace; Flint, MI

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action modifies Class E airspace at Flint, MI. Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPS) to several Runways (RWYS) have been developed for Prices Airport, Linden, MI. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of existing controlled airspace at Bishop International Airport.


0901 UTC, January 23, 2002.

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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, August 16, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Flint, MI (67 FR 53534). The proposal was to modify existing Class E airspace at Bishop International Airport, MI, in order to protect for several new RNAV SIAPS.

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 areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9K dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E 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 Flint, MI, by increasing the radius of controlled airspace around the Prices Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an establishment 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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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, 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 9565, 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 Flint, MI [Revised]

Flint, Bishop International Airport, MI

(Lat. 42°57′56″ N., long. 83°44′36″ W.)

Owosso Community Airport, MI

(Lat. 42°59′35″ N., long. 84°08′20″ W.)

Davison, Athelone Williams Memorial Airport, MI

(Lat. 43°01′45″ N., long. 83°31′47″ W.)

Linden, Prices Airport, MI

(Lat. 42°48′27″ N., long. 83°46′25″ W.)


(Lat. 42°58′05″ N., long. 83°53′25″ W.)

Grand Blanc, Genesys Regional Medical Center, MI

Point in Space Coordinates

(Lat. 42°52′59″ N., long. 83°39′05″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10.5-mile radius of the Bishop International Ayirport, and within 4.4 miles north and 7 miles south of the Flint ILS localizer west course, extending from the 10.5-mile radius area to 10.5-miles west of the PETLI LOM, and within a 6.4-mile radius of the Owosso Community Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of the Prices Airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of the Athelone Williams Memorial Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving the Genesys Start Printed Page 70535Regional Medical Center, excluding that airspace within the Detroit, MI, Class E airspace area.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on November 13, 2002.

Richard K. Petersen,

Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Great Lakes Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-29900 Filed 11-22-02; 8:45 am]