[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 22 (Thursday, February 2, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 5168-5169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1787]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1357; Airspace Docket No. 11-AGL-26]

Amendment of Class D Airspace; Mount Clemens, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace within the Mount Clemens, 
MI, area by updating the geographic coordinates of Selfridge Air 
National Guard Base (ANGB) and the Selfridge Tactical Air Navigation 
(TACAN). This action does not change the boundaries or operating 
requirements of the airspace.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, April 5, 2012. 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-


The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by updating the geographic coordinates of Selfridge Air 
National Guard Base and the Selfridge TACAN within Class D airspace 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 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.
    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 Selfridge ANGB, Mount Clemens, MI.

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:


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

    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 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective

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September 15, 2011, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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AGL MI D Mount Clemens, MI [Amended]

Mount Clemens, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]36'30'' N., long. 82[deg]50'08'' W.)
Selfridge TACAN
    (Lat. 42[deg]36'47'' N., long. 82[deg]49'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,100 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Selfridge Air National 
Guard Base, and within 1.5 miles west of the Selfridge TACAN 
359[deg] radial extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 5.7 miles 
north of the airport clockwise to 1.5 miles west of the Selfridge 
TACAN 191[deg] radial, then north to the 4.3-mile radius. 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.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 13, 2012.
Walter L. Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2012-1787 Filed 2-1-12; 8:45 am]