[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74005-74006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29222]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0950; Airspace Docket No. 13-AGL-34]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Grand Forks, ND

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and Class E airspace within the 
Grand Forks, ND, area by updating the geographic coordinates for Grand 
Forks International Airport and Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB). This 
action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the 
airspace.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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.

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by adjusting the geographic coordinates, within the Class D and 
Class E airspace areas, of Grand Forks International Airport and Grand 
Forks AFB, Grand Forks, ND, 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 in the Grand Forks, ND area.

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

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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AGL ND D Grand Forks, ND [Amended]

Grand Forks International Airport, ND
(Lat. 47[deg]5'50'' N., long. 97[deg]10'26'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,300 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Grand Forks International 
Airport. 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.

AGL ND D Grand Forks AFB, ND [Amended]

Grand Forks, Grand Forks AFB, ND
    (Lat. 47[deg]57'41'' N., long. 97[deg]24'03'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,400 feet MSL within a 4.9-mile radius of Grand Forks AFB, and 
within 2.3 miles each side of the 174[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4.9-mile radius to 5.6 miles south of the 
airport, excluding that airspace within the Grand Forks 
International Airport, ND, Class D airspace area. 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.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

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AGL ND E2 Grand Forks, ND [Amended]

Grand Forks International Airport, ND
    (Lat. 47[deg]56'50'' N., long. 97[deg]10'26'' W.)
Grand Forks VOR/DME
    (Lat. 47[deg]57'17'' N., long. 97[deg]11'07'' W.)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of Grand Forks International Airport 
and within 2.5 miles each side of the 007[deg] radial of the Grand 
Forks VOR/DME extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 
miles north of the VOR/DME, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 
173[deg] radial of the Grand Forks VOR/DME extending from the 4.2-
mile radius of the airport to 7 miles south of the VOR/DME. This 
Class E 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.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

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AGL ND E4 Grand Forks, ND [Amended]

Grand Forks International Airport, ND
    (Lat. 47[deg]56'50'' N., long. 97[deg]10'26'' W.)
Grand Forks VOR/DME
    (Lat. 47[deg]57'17'' N., long. 97[deg]11'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.5 miles 
each side of the 007[deg] radial of the Grand Forks VOR/DME 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles north 
of the VOR/DME, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 173[deg] 
radial of the Grand Forks VOR/DME extending from the 4.2-mile radius 
of the airport to 7 miles south of the VOR/DME. This Class E 
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.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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AGL ND E5 Grand Forks, ND [Amended]

Grand Forks International Airport, ND
    (Lat. 47[deg]56'50'' N., long. 97[deg]10'26'' W.)
Grand Forks, Grand Forks AFB, ND
    (Lat. 47[deg]57'41'' N., long. 97[deg]24'03'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Grand Forks International Airport, and 
within a 7-mile radius of Grand Forks AFB, and within 3 miles each 
side of the Grand Forks International Airport ILS Localizer north 
course extending from the 7-mile radius to 10 miles north of the 
airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface within a 34-mile radius of Grand Forks AFB, within the 
state of North Dakota.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager, Operations Support Group ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-29222 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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