[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32861-32862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13277]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0914; Airspace Docket No. 13-AGL-29]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mineral Point, WI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Mineral Point, WI. 
A Class E surface area is necessary to accommodate increased business 
aviation and flight instruction activity at Iowa County Airport. The 
FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport. 
Geographic coordinates of the existing Class E airspace are also 

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, July 24, 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-

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    On March 3, 2014, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace for 
the Mineral Point, WI, area, creating additional controlled airspace at 
Iowa County Airport (79 FR 11732) Docket No. FAA-2013-0914. 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 
6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, 
and effective September 15, 2013, 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 establishing Class E airspace designated as a surface area 
within a 4.1-mile radius of Iowa County Airport, Mineral Point, WI. 
Increases in business aviation, air cargo, and flight instruction 
operations under instrument meteorological conditions have made this 
addition of controlled airspace necessary for the safety and management 
of IFR operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates of the airport 
in Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
are also adjusted 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 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 establishes controlled airspace at Iowa County Airport, Mineral 
Point, WI.

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

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AGL WI E2 Mineral Point, WI [New]

Mineral Point, Iowa County Airport, WI
    (Lat. 42[deg]53'13'' N., long. 90[deg]14'12'' W.)

    Within a 4.1-mile radius of Iowa County 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.

* * * * *

AGL WI E5 Mineral Point, WI [Amended]

Mineral Point, Iowa County Airport, WI
    (Lat. 42[deg]53'13'' N., long. 90[deg]14'12'' W.)
Mineral Point NDB
    (Lat. 42[deg]53'17'' N., long. 90[deg]13'35'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.2-mile radius of Iowa County Airport, and within 2.6 
miles each side of the 029[deg] bearing from the Mineral Point NDB 
extending from the 7.2-mile radius to 7.4 miles northeast of the 

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 20, 2014.
Kent M. Wheeler,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-13277 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]