[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74007-74008]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29220]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0947; Airspace Docket No. 13-AGL-33]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grand Rapids, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace within the Grand Rapids, 
MI, area by updating the airport name and geographic coordinates for 
Gerald R. Ford International Airport, formerly known as Kent County 
International Airport. This action does not change the boundaries or 
operating requirements of the airspace.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 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, 
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 adjusting the geographic coordinates within the Class E 
airspace areas, of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, 
MI, formerly called Kent County International Airport, 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 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 Gerald R. Ford International 
Airport, Grand Rapids, 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 

[[Page 74008]]

    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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

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AGL MI E2 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended]

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]52'51'' N., long. 85[deg]31'22'' W.)

    Within a 5-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International 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 Grand Rapids, MI [Amended]

Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]52'51'' N., long. 85[deg]31'22'' W.)
Spectrum Medical Center/Downtown Campus, MI, Point in Space 
    (Lat. 42[deg]57'09'' N., long. 85[deg]39'48'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and 
within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving Spectrum 
Medical Center/Downtown Campus.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 25, 2013.
David P. Medina,
Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-29220 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]