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Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; St. Cloud, MN; Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; St. Cloud, MN

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of proposed rulemaking.

SUMMARY:

This document proposes to establish Class D airspace at St. Cloud, MN, and modify Class E airspace at St. Cloud, MN. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPS) to several runways have been developed for the St. Cloud Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. Additionally, an Air Traffic Control Tower is under construction. This action would establish a radius of Class D airspace, and increase the existing area of Class E airspace for St. Cloud Regional Airport.

DATES:

Comments must be received on or before April 10, 2004.

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ADDRESSES:

Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the Docket Number FAA-2003-16693/Airspace Docket No. 03-AGL-21, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-647-5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address.

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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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Patricia A. Graham, 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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

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 both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this document must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. FAA-2003-16693/Airspace Docket No. 03-AGL-21.” 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 document 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

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Documents web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/​nara.

Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA-400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

The FAA is considering an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to establish Class D airspace at St. Cloud, MN, and modify Class E airspace at St. Cloud, MN, by establishing a radius of Class D airspace and modifying Class E airspace for the St. Cloud Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures. The area would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005, Class E airspace areas designated as surface areas are published in Paragraph 6002, and Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area are published in paragraph 6004, of FAA Order 7400.9L dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace 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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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The Proposed Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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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:

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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 7400.9L, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, is amended as follows:

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Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

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AGL MN D St. Cloud, MN [New]

St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN

(Lat. 45°32′48″ N., long. 94°03′36″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of the St. Cloud Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be published continuously 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 MN E5 St. Cloud, MN [Revised]

St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN

(Lat. 45°32′48″ N., long. 94°03′36″ W.)

St. Cloud VOR/DME

(Lat. 45°32′58″ N., long. 94°03′31″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of the St. Cloud Regional Airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the St. Cloud VOR/DME 143° extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 7.2 miles southeast of the airport.

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Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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AGL MN E2 St. Cloud, MN [Revised]

St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN

(Lat. 45°32′48″ N., long. 94°03′36″ W.)

St. Cloud VOR/DME

(Lat. 45°32′58″ N., long. 94°03′31″ W.)

Within a 4.1-mile radius of the St. Cloud Regional Airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the St. Cloud VOR/DME 143° radial, extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7.2 miles southeast of the airport.

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Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area.

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AGL MN E4 St. Cloud, MN [NEW]

St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN

(Lat. 45°32′48″ N., long. 94°03′36″ W.)

St. Cloud VOR/DME

(Lat. 45°32′58″ N., long. 94°03′31″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the St. Cloud VOR/DME 143° radial extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the St. Cloud Regional Airport to 7.2 miles southeast of the airport.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on January 29, 2004.

Nancy B. Shelton,

Manager, Air Traffic Division.

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[FR Doc. 04-4182 Filed 2-24-04; 8:45 am]

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