[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 199 (Thursday, October 15, 1998)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 55331]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-27723]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 98-AGL-46]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Granite Falls, MN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Granite Falls, MN. 
A VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (Rwy) 34 has 
been developed for Granite Falls Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace 
extending upward from 700 to 1200 feet above ground level (AGL) is 
needed to contain aircraft executing the approach. This action creates 
controlled airspace with a 6.4-mile radius for Granite Falls Municipal 
Airport.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, January 28, 1999.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On Friday, July 24, 1998, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 
to establish Class E airspace at Granite Falls, MN (63 FR 39773). The 
proposal was to add controlled airspace extending upward from 700 to 
1200 feet AGL 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 airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more 
above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA 
Order 7400.9F dated September 10, 1998, and effective September 16, 
1998, 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 establishes Class E airspace at 
Granite Falls, MN, to accommodate aircraft executing the proposed VOR/
DME Rwy 34 SIAP at Granite Falls Municipal Airport by creating 
controlled airspace for the 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.

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 the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9F, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1998, and effective September 16, 
1998, is amended as follows:

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  Granite Falls, MN [New]

Granite Falls Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 44 deg. 45' 12''N., long. 95 deg.33'22'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of the Granite Falls Municipal Airport.
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    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on October 2, 1998.
David B. Johnson,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division.
[FR Doc. 98-27723 Filed 10-14-98; 8:45 am]
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