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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Minneapolis, MN

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class E airspace at Minneapolis, MN. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), Minneapolis, MN. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office, and makes minor corrections to the legal description published in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field).

DATES:

0901 UTC, October 22, 2009. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321-7716.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On April 21, 2009, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Minneapolis, MN, adding additional controlled airspace at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), Minneapolis, MN. (74 FR 18168, Docket No. FAA-2009-0062). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E airspace at Minneapolis, MN, adding additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Anoka Start Printed Page 37162County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), Minneapolis, MN, for the safety and management of IFR operations. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field) and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to coincide with the FAA's National Aeronautical Charting Office, and makes minor corrections to the legal description published in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

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, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it adds additional controlled airspace at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), Minneapolis, MN.

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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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for

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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.

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AGL MN E5 Minneapolis, MN [Amended]

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Wold-Chamberlain) Airport DME Antenna

(Lat. 44°52′28″ N., long. 93°12′24″ W.)

Minneapolis, Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), MN

(Lat. 45°08′42″ N., long. 93°12′37″ W.)

St. Paul, Lake Elmo Airport, MN

(Lat. 44°59′51″ N., long. 92°51′20″ W.)

Minneapolis, Airlake Airport, MN

(Lat. 44°37′40″ N., long. 93°13′41″ W.)

Farmington VORTAC

(Lat. 44°37′51″ N., long. 93°10′55″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 20-mile radius of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Wold-Chamberlain) Airport DME antenna, and within a 6.5-mile radius of the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field), and within 4 miles each side of the 001° bearing from the Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field) extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.9 miles north of the airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of the Lake Elmo Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of the Airlake Airport, and within 3.3 miles each side of the 084° bearing from the Farmington VORTAC extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 14.8 miles east of the Airlake Airport.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 16, 2009.

Anthony D. Roetzel,

Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

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[FR Doc. E9-17850 Filed 7-27-09; 8:45 am]

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