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Amendment of Class D Airspace; Mount Clemens, MI

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Final rule, technical amendment.


This action amends Class D airspace within the Mount Clemens, MI, area by updating the geographic coordinates of Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) and the Selfridge Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN). This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.


Effective date: 0901 UTC, April 5, 2012. 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.


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


The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by updating the geographic coordinates of Selfridge Air National Guard Base and the Selfridge TACAN within Class D airspace to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This is an administrative change and does not affect the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the airspace, therefore, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

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 amends controlled airspace at Selfridge ANGB, Mount Clemens, MI.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

Adoption of the Amendment

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


1. The authority citation for

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


2. The incorporation by reference in

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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AGL MI D Mount Clemens, MI [Amended]

Mount Clemens, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI

(Lat. 42°36′30″ N., long. 82°50′08″ W.)

Selfridge TACAN

(Lat. 42°36′47″ N., long. 82°49′55″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,100 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Selfridge Air National Guard Base, and within 1.5 miles west of the Selfridge TACAN 359° radial extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 5.7 miles north of the airport clockwise to 1.5 miles west of the Selfridge TACAN 191° radial, then north to the 4.3-mile radius. 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 continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 13, 2012.

Walter L. Tweedy,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

[FR Doc. 2012-1787 Filed 2-1-12; 8:45 am]