[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 21598-21600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08695]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0175; Airspace Docket No. 13-AGL-12]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Traverse City, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Traverse 
City, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate 
new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at 
Cherry Capital Airport. This action enhances the safety and management 
of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic 
coordinates are also updated.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, July 24, 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,

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Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest 
Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone 817-321-
7716.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On January 8, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D and E airspace 
for the Traverse City, MI, area, creating additional controlled 
airspace at Cherry Capital Airport (79 FR 1341) Docket No. FAA-2013-
0175. 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, it was discovered 
that the geographic coordinates of Cherry Capital Airport and the 
Traverse City VORTAC did not coincide with those in the FAA's 
aeronautical database. This action corrects those coordinates. Except 
for these changes, this action remains the same as that published in 
the NPRM.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X 
dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by amending Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a 
surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse City, MI, to 
accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. 
Accordingly, an additional segment to the Class D airspace and Class E 
surface area extends from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 5.3 
miles south of the airport, and an additional segment to the Class E 
transition area extends from the 7.7-mile radius of the airport 10.3 
miles south of the airport, retaining the safety and management of IFR 
aircraft in Class D and Class E airspace to/from the en route 
environment. Geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    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 at Cherry Capital Airport, Traverse 
City, MI.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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 MI D Traverse City, MI [Amended]

Traverse City, Cherry Capital Airport, MI
    (Lat. 44[deg]44'30'' N., long. 85[deg]34'54'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,100 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of Cherry Capital Airport, 
and within 1 mile each side of the 180[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 5.3 miles south of the 
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.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace designated as a surface area.

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AGL MI E2 Traverse City, MI [Amended]

Traverse City, Cherry Capital Airport, MI
    (Lat. 44[deg]44'30'' N., long. 85[deg]34'54'' W.)

    Within a 4.4-mile radius of Cherry Capital Airport, and within 1 
mile each side of the 180[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 4.4-mile radius to 5.3 miles south of the airport. 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 MI E5 Traverse City, MI [Amended]

Traverse City, Cherry Capital Airport, MI
    (Lat. 44[deg]44'30'' N., long. 85[deg]34'54'' W.)
Traverse City VORTAC
    (Lat. 44[deg]40'04'' N., long. 85[deg]33'00'' W.)
Point in Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 44[deg]39'08'' N., long. 85[deg]35'17'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.7-mile radius of Cherry Capital Airport, and within 4 
miles west and 8 miles east of the Traverse City VORTAC 158[deg] 
radial extending from the 7.7-mile radius to 14.4 miles south of the 
airport, and within 3.2 miles west of the 169[deg] bearing from the 
point in space extending from the 7.7-mile radius to 9 miles south 
of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 180[deg] bearing 
from the airport extending from the 7.7-mile radius to 10.3 miles 
south of the airport.



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    Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on April 2, 2014.
Kent M. Wheeler,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-08695 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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