Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action amends Class E airspace at Ironwood, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI. This action also makes a minor change to the airspace description, removing the reference to the Ironwood ILS. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Gogebic Iron County Airport.
Effective Date: 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76193-0530; telephone (817) 321-7716.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On February 12, 2009, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Ironwood, MI, adding additional controlled airspace at Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI. (74 FR 7011, Docket No. FAA-2009-0052). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication the National Aeronautical Charting Office notified the FAA that the extension defined by the Ironwood ILS was not needed. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. 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 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the order.
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class E airspace at Ironwood, MI, adding additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI, and removes reference to the Ironwood ILS in the airspace description. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR aircraft operations at the airport.
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 Start Printed Page 37931regulatory 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 Gogebic Iron County Airport, Ironwood, MI.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface.
AGL MI E5 Ironwood, MI [Amended]
Gogebic Iron County Airport, MI
(Lat. 46°31′39″ N., long. 90°07′53″ W.)
(Lat. 46°31′56″ N., long. 90°07′33″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Gogebic Iron County Airport and within 3.2 miles each side of the Ironwood VORTAC 104° radial extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 11.7 miles southeast of the VORTAC, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Ironwood VORTAC 260° radial extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 7 miles west of the VORTAC and within 4 miles each side of the 090° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 11.4 miles east of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 21-mile radius of the Ironwood VORTAC.
Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on July 23, 2009.
Anthony D. Roetzel,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. E9-18139 Filed 7-29-09; 8:45 am]
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