[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 21 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 6726-6727]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02031]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1404; Airspace Docket No. 11-AGL-30]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ontonagon, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Ontonagon, MI. 
Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area 
Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Ontonagon 
County--Schuster Field Airport. Also, this action renames the airport. 
The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, May 2, 2013. 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-



    On August 2, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the 
Ontonagon, MI, area, creating additional controlled airspace at 
Ontonagon County--Schuster Field Airport (77 FR 45984) Docket No. FAA-
2011-1404. Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the 
FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are 
published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, 
and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 
14 CFR 71.1. The 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 E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface to accommodate new standard instrument approach 
procedures at Ontonagon County--Schuster Field Airport, Ontonagon, MI. 
This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport. The airport name is also updated from 
Ontonagon County Airport to Ontonagon County--Schuster Field Airport 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 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

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controlled airspace at Ontonagon County--Schuster Field Airport, 
Ontonagon, 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:


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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface.

* * * * *

AGL MI E5 Ontonagon, MI [Amended]

Ontonagon County--Schuster Field Airport, MI
    (Lat. 46[deg]50'44'' N., long. 89[deg]22'02'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Ontonagon County--Schuster Field 
Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 
46[deg]38'04'' N, long. 89[deg]52'32'' W; to lat. 46[deg]43'44'' N, 
long. 89[deg]53'15'' W; to lat. 46[deg]48'35'' N, long. 
89[deg]50'26'' W; to lat. 47[deg]02'15'' N, long. 89[deg]14'40'' W; 
to lat. 47[deg]05'33'' N, long. 89[deg]10'19'' W; to lat. 
47[deg]04'11'' N, long. 89[deg]08'23'' W; to lat. 47[deg]03'51'' N, 
long. 89[deg]03'48'' W; to lat. 47[deg]01'42'' N, long. 
88[deg]58'43'' W; to lat. 46[deg]55'42'' N, long. 88[deg]55'25'' W; 
to lat. 46[deg]51'04'' N, long. 89[deg]00'15'' W; to lat. 
46[deg]45'14'' N, long. 89[deg]12'25'' W; to lat. 46[deg]35'09'' N, 
long. 89[deg]37'28'' W; to lat. 46[deg]34'26'' N, long. 
89[deg]44'19'' W; thence to the point of beginning.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 4, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-02031 Filed 1-30-13; 8:45 am]