[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 90 (Friday, May 9, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 26613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10597]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0135; Airspace Docket No. 14-AGL-4]

Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grand Forks, ND

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace within the Grand Forks, 
ND, area by amending the geographic coordinates of the Grand Forks 
International Airport ILS Localizer. The boundaries and operating 
requirements of the airspace remain the same.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, June 9, 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 amending the geographic coordinates of the Grand Forks 
International Airport ILS Localizer from ``(lat. 47[deg]53'43'' N., 
long. 97[deg]10'52'' W.)'' to ``(lat. 47[deg]57'43'' N., long. 
97[deg]10'52'' W.)'', to coincide with the FAA's Aeronautical database. 
Since this is an administrative change and does not affect the 
boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the airspace, I 
find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest.
    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 in the Grand Forks, ND area.

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 Part 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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AGL ND E5 Grand Forks, ND [Amended]

Grand Forks International Airport, ND
    (Lat. 47[deg]56'50'' N., long. 97[deg]10'26'' W.)
Grand Forks, Grand Forks AFB, ND
    (Lat. 47[deg]57'41'' N., long. 97[deg]24'03'' W.)
Grand Forks International Airport ILS Localizer
    (Lat. 47[deg]57'43'' N., long. 97[deg]10'52'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Grand Forks International Airport, and 
within a 7-mile radius of Grand Forks AFB, and within 3 miles each 
side of the Grand Forks International Airport ILS Localizer north 
course extending from the 7-mile radius to 10 miles north of the 
airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface within a 34-mile radius of Grand Forks AFB, within the 
state of North Dakota.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on April 28, 2014.
Kent M. Wheeler,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-10597 Filed 5-8-14; 8:45 am]