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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 93-AGL-21]

 

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Huron, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Port Huron, MI. A 
standard instrument approach procedure (SIAP) has been developed at St. 
Clair County International Airport. Controlled airspace to the surface 
is needed to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the 
airport. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate 
Class E airspace for IFR operators executing the recently established 
SIAP.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, April 28, 1994.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Manager, System Management Branch, AGL-530, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois, 60018, 
telephone 708-294-7568.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On December 9, 1993, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E 
airspace at Port Huron, MI (58 FR 64710). An Automated Weather 
Observation System (AWOS) has been installed at the St. Clair County 
International Airport that will continuously provide weather data, and 
a non-federal ILS SIAP has been established. Controlled airspace to the 
surface is needed to contain IFR operations at the airport.
    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.
    Minor changes have been made to the legal description to add an 
exclusion for the portion overlying Canadian airspace, to eliminate 
specification of dates and times of operation since this Class E 
airspace will operate continuously, and to correct the latitude 
coordinates. Other than these editorial changes, this amendment is the 
same as that proposed in the notice. The coordinates for this airspace 
docket are based on North American Datum 83. Class E2 airspace 
designations are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9A dated 
June 17, 1993, and effective September 16, 1993, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 (58 FR 36298; July 6, 1993). The Class E 
airspace designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations 
establishes Class E airspace at Port Huron, MI, to provide controlled 
airspace to the surface for aircraft executing the ILS SIAP into the 
St. Clair County International Airport.
    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. 
It, therefore--(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 16, 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.

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 proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. app. 1348(a), 1354(a), 1510; E.O. 10854, 24 
FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., P. 389; 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 14 CFR 
11.69.

Section 71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated June 17, 1993, and effective September 16, 
1993, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 6002  Class E airspace areas designated as a surface area 
for an airport
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AGL MI E2 Port Huron, MI [New]
St. Clair County International Airport, MI
    (lat. 42 deg.54'39'' N., long. 82 deg.31'44'' W.)

Within a 4-mile radius of the St. Clair County International 
Airport, excluding the airspace within Canada.
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    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on February 7, 1994.
John P. Cuprisin,
Manager, Air Traffic Division.
[FR Doc. 94-3996 Filed 2-22-94; 8:45 am]
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