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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Northwood, ND

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E airspace at Northwood, ND. An area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) has been developed for Northwood Municipal—Vince Field 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 establishes an area of controlled airspace for Northwood Municipal—Vince Field Airport.

DATES:

Effective 0901 UTC, November 25, 2004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

J. Mark Reeves, 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:

History

On Thursday, April 15, 2004, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to establish Class E airspace at Northwood, ND (69 FR 19961). The proposal was to establish controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth 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 the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 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 E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at Northwood, ND, to accommodate aircraft executing instrument flight procedures into and out of Northwood Municipal—Vince Field 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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PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES, AND REPORTING POINTS

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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 ND E5 Northwood, ND [New]

Northwood, Northwood Municipal—Vince Field Airport, ND

(Lat. 47°43′27″ N., long. 97°326″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Northwood Municipal—Vince Field Airport.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on August 5, 2004.

Nancy B. Kort,

Area Director, Central Terminal Operations.

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[FR Doc. 04-19370 Filed 8-23-04; 8:45 am]

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