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October 30, 2020
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24 July 2020

Proposed Decommissioning of Medford Non-directional Beacon

The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting a study on the proposal to decommission the non-directional beacon near Medford, OR.

Proposed Decommissioning of Medford Non-directional Beacon

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting an aeronautical study of a proposal to decommission the Medford Nondirectional Beacon (MEF) near Medford, OR.

MEF is being considered for decommissioning because of increasing costs and difficulties repairing and maintaining the equipment. MEF supports the Rogue Valley International—Medford Airport (KMFR) BRUTE SEVEN and GNATS SEVEN instrument departure procedures. These procedures will be amended, and it is possible that Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) procedures will be developed as mitigation.

OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT: Interested parties are invited to respond by submitting written data, views, and/or arguments related to the overall aeronautical, economic, environmental, and/or energy aspects of the proposal. All communications received on or before the specified comment closing date will be considered. Comments may be sent to the Manager, Operations Support Group, AJV-W2, FAA, Western Service Center, at 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198, or via email to Mark.ctr.Payne@faa.gov.

COMMENT CLOSING DATE: September 10, 2020

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Mark Payne, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, at (206) 231-2241.

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