[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 21 (Monday, February 2, 1998)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 5231-5232]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-2448]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 97-AGL-45]


Modification of Class E Airspace; Mankato, MN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Mankato, MN. A Global 
Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) 
to Runway (RWY) 22 and a Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/
Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) or GPS SIAP to RWY 33 have been 
developed for Mankato Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace extending 
upward from the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing these 
SIAPs. This action increases the radius of the surface area and adds an 
extension to the northeast for the existing controlled airspace.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, April 23, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michelle M. Behm, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, AGL-520, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, 
Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 294-7568.

History

    On Friday, October 17, 1997, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 
71 to modify Class E airspace at Mankato, MN (62 FR 53993). The 
proposal was to add controlled airspace extending upward from the 
surface 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 a surface area for an airport are published in 
paragraph 6002, and 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 7400.9E, dated September 
10, 1997, and effective September 16, 1997, 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.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies Class E airspace at 
Mankato, MN. This action provides adequate Class E airspace extending 
upward from the surface for aircraft executing the GPS RWY 22 SIAP, the 
VOR/DME or GPS RWY 33 SIAP, and for IFR operations at Mankato Municipal 
Airport by increasing the radius of the surface area and adding an 
extension to the northeast for the existing controlled airspace. 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND 
CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

    1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec. 71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9E, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1997, and effective September 16, 
1997, is amended as follows:

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Paragraph 6002  Class E airspace areas designated as a surface area 
for an airport.

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AGL MN E2  Mankato, MN [Revised]

Mankato Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 44 deg.13'18'' N, long. 93 deg.55'08'' W)
Mankato VOR/DME
    (Lat. 44 deg.13'12'' N, long. 93 deg.54'44'' W)

    Within a 4.1-mile radius of Mankato Municipal Airport and within 
1.8 miles each side of the Mankato VOR/DME 167 deg. radial, 
extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7.0 miles south of the VOR/
DME, and within 2.7 miles each side of the Mankato VOR/DME 326 deg. 
radial, extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7.0 miles northwest of 
the VOR/DME. This Class E airspace 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.
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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  Mankato, MN [Revised]

Mankato Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 44 deg.13'18'' N, long. 93 deg.55'08'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.0-mile radius of Mankato Municipal Airport and within 2.0 
miles each side of the 047 deg. bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 7.0-mile radius to 8.0 miles northeast of the airport.
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    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on December 15, 1997.
Maureen Woods,
Manager, Air Traffic Division.
[FR Doc. 98-2448 Filed 1-30-98; 8:45 am]
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