[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 14652-14653]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05209]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1401; Airspace Docket No. 11-AGL-27]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gaylord, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Gaylord, MI. Additional 
controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation 
(RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Gaylord Regional 
Airport. The airport's name and geographic coordinates are also 
adjusted. 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, June 27, 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 September 13, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace for the 
Gaylord, MI, area, creating additional controlled airspace at Gaylord 
Regional Airport (77 FR 56586) Docket No. FAA-2011-1401. 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 ensure that required controlled airspace exists to 
contain new standard instrument approach procedures at Gaylord Regional 
Airport, Gaylord, MI. This action enhances the safety and management of 
IFR operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates of the airport 
are updated, as well as the airport name from Otsego County Airport to 
Gaylord Regional Airport, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
    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

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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 Gaylord Regional Airport, Gaylord, 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 Gaylord, MI [Amended]

Gaylord Regional Airport, MI
    (Lat. 45[deg]00'47'' N., long. 84[deg]42'12'' W.)
Gaylord VOR/DME
    (Lat. 45[deg]00'45'' N., long. 84[deg]42'15'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Gaylord Regional Airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 090[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 7-mile radius to 10.5 miles east of the airport, and within 
8 miles north and 4 miles south of the Gaylord VOR/DME 278[deg] 
radial extending from the 7-mile radius to 14.1 miles west of the 
airport, and within 8 miles north and 4 miles south of the Gaylord 
VOR/DME 270[deg] radial extending from the 7-mile radius to 14.2 
miles west of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 12, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-05209 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]