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Modification of Class E Airspace; Hibbing, MN

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action modifies Class E airspace at Hibbing, MN. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Chisholm-Hibbing Airport. 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 modifies the area of existing controlled airspace for Chisholm-Hibbing Airport.


0901 UTC, May 12, 2005.

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J. Mark Reeves, FAA, Terminal Operations, Central Service Office, Airspace Branch, AGL-520, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 294-7477.

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On Thursday, September 23, 2004, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Hibbing, MN (69 FR 56964). The proposal was to modify controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth to contain Instrument Flight Rules 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 7400.9M dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, 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 modifies class E airspace at Hibbing, MN, to accommodate aircraft executing instrument flight procedures into and out of Chisholm-Hibbing 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

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

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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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 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, 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 MN E5 Hibbing, MN [Revised]

Hibbing, Chisholm-Hibbing Airport, MN

(Lat. 47°23′12″ N., long. 92°50′20″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois, on February 18, 2005.

Nancy B. Kort,

Area Director, Central Terminal Operations.

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[FR Doc. 05-4657 Filed 3-9-05; 8:45 am]