Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. George, UT, 18594-18596 [2017-07790]

Download as PDF 18594 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Proposed Rules Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposal PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by modifying Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hebron Municipal Airport, Hebron, NE. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning and cancellation of the NDB, and NDB approaches, which would enhance the safety and management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (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, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ACE NE E5 Hebron, NE [Amended] Hebron Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 40°09′08″ N., long. 97°35′13″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Hebron Municipal Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on April 4, 2017. Robert W. Beck, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–07783 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–8162; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–12] Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. George, UT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface area, establish Class E en route airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. George Regional Airport (formerly, St. George Municipal Airport), St. George, UT. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign necessary to support new instrument flight rules (IFR) standard instrument approach procedures and en route operations where the Federal airway structure is inadequate, for the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. Also, this action would update the airport name from St. George Municipal Airport, to St. George Regional Airport, in the associated Class D and Class E airspace areas. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2016–8162; Airspace Docket No. 17– ANM–12, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, E:\FR\FM\20APP1.SGM 20APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Proposed Rules 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 would amend Class E airspace at St. George Regional Airport, St. George, UT, to support new instrument flight rules (IFR) standard instrument approach procedures and en route operations. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2016–8162/Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–6.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Apr 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057. Availability and Summary of Documents Proposed for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface area, establishing Class E domestic en route airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, and modifying Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, in the vicinity of the St. George, UT. This airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport and to support en route operations where the Federal airway structure is inadequate. Also, this action would update the airport name from St. George Municipal Airport, to St. George Regional Airport, in the associated Class D and Class E airspace areas. Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface area would be established within 1 mile each side of the St. George Regional Airport 030° bearing from the airport 4.5-mile radius to 7.7 miles northeast of the airport and within 2 miles each side of the airport 203° bearing from the 4.5mile radius to 8.5 miles southwest of the airport. This controlled airspace would support instrument flight rules (IFR) operations for standard instrument approach aircraft operating below 1,000 feet above the surface. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be reduced to a 4.5-mile radius (from a 8.1-mile radius) of the airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the airport 203° bearing (from 4 miles each side of the 200° bearing) of the airport extending from the airport 4.5-mile PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 18595 radius (from a 8.1-mile radius) to 13.9 miles southwest (from 20 miles southwest) of the airport, and within 2.2 miles (from 4 miles) each side of the airport 030° bearing extending from the airport 4.5-mile radius (from a 8.1-mile radius) to 21.6 miles northeast (from 25.8 miles) of the airport. The existing 1,200 foot airspace would be removed since this would duplicate the en route airspace described below. Class E en route airspace would be established for the safety and management of IFR point-to-point operations outside of the established airway structure, and Air Traffic Control vectoring services. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 6004, 6005, and 6006, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 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. Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (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, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures″ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal E:\FR\FM\20APP1.SGM 20APP1 18596 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 75 / Thursday, April 20, 2017 / Proposed Rules Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 4, 2017. Sam S. L. Shrimpton, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * [FR Doc. 2017–07790 Filed 4–19–17; 8:45 am] * BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ANM UT E2 St. George, UT [Modified] St. George Regional Airport, UT (Lat. 37°02′11″ N., long. 113°30′37″ W.) Within a 4.5-mile radius of St. George Regional Airport. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * [Docket No. FAA–2016–9544; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–22] * ANM UT E4 St. George, UT [New] St. George Regional Airport, UT (Lat. 37°02′11″ N., long. 113°30′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the St. George Regional Airport 030° bearing from the airport 4.5-mile radius to 7.7 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the airport 203° bearing from the airport 4.5-mile radius to 8.5 miles southwest of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * ANM UT E5 St. George, UT [Modified] St. George Regional Airport, UT (Lat. 37°02′11″ N., long. 113°30′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.5-mile radius of the St. George Regional Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the airport 203° bearing, extending from the airport 4.5-mile radius to 13.9 miles southwest of the airport, and within 2.2 miles each side of the airport 030° bearing extending from the airport 4.5mile radius to 21.6 miles northeast of the airport. Paragraph 6006 Airspace Areas. En Route Domestic * * * * * ANM UT E6 St. George, UT [New] St. George Regional Airport, UT (Lat. 37°02′11″ N., long. 113°30′37″ W.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Apr 19, 2017 That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 37°30′00″ N., long. 113°00′00″ W.; to lat. 37°48′00″ N., long. 113°30′00″ W.; to lat. 37°49′25″ N., long. 113°42′01″ W.; to lat. 37°43′00″ N., long. 113°47′00″ W.; to lat. 37°34′30″ N., long. 113°54′00″ W.; to lat. 37°25′32″ N., long. 113°51′22″ W.; to lat. 37°15′00″ N., long. 114°00′00″ W.; to lat. 36°58′00″ N., long. 114°14′03″ W.; to lat. 36°19′00″ N., long. 114°14′03″ W.; to lat. 35°39′00″ N., long. 114°14′03″ W.; to lat. 35°22′40″ N., long. 113°46′10″ W.; to lat. 36°02′00″ N., long. 112°58′00″ W.; to lat. 36°42′00″ N., long. 112°56′00″ W.; to lat. 36°57′00″ N., long. 112°52′00″ W., thence to the point of beginning. Jkt 241001 Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Sherman, TX; and Temple, TX, and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Temple, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to: amend Class D airspace at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field, Sherman, TX; amend Class E surface airspace at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, TX; amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field and Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport; and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension at DraughonMiller Central Texas Regional Airport. Cancellation of standard instrument approach procedures at these airports has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. Additionally, geographic coordinates, names of airports, and a navigation aid would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 5, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or 1–800–647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2016–9544; Airspace Docket No. 16– ASW–22, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, 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 would amend Class D airspace at North Texas E:\FR\FM\20APP1.SGM 20APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 75 (Thursday, April 20, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 18594-18596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07790]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-8162; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-12]


Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of 
Class E Airspace; St. George, UT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace designated 
as an extension to a Class E surface area, establish Class E en route 
airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at St. George Regional Airport (formerly, St. George 
Municipal Airport), St. George, UT. After a review of the airspace, the 
FAA found redesign necessary to support new instrument flight rules 
(IFR) standard instrument approach procedures and en route operations 
where the Federal airway structure is inadequate, for the safety and 
management of aircraft operations at the airport. Also, this action 
would update the airport name from St. George Municipal Airport, to St. 
George Regional Airport, in the associated Class D and Class E airspace 
areas.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 5, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 
1-800-647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2016-8162; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-12, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the 
Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-8783. 
The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4511.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs,

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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 
would amend Class E airspace at St. George Regional Airport, St. 
George, UT, to support new instrument flight rules (IFR) standard 
instrument approach procedures and en route operations.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2016-8162/
Airspace Docket No. 15-ANM-6.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at  http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 
98057.

Availability and Summary of Documents Proposed for Incorporation by 
Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective 
September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists 
Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class E airspace 
designated as an extension to a Class E surface area, establishing 
Class E domestic en route airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface, and modifying Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, in the vicinity of the St. George, UT. This airspace 
redesign is necessary for the safety and management of aircraft 
operations at the airport and to support en route operations where the 
Federal airway structure is inadequate. Also, this action would update 
the airport name from St. George Municipal Airport, to St. George 
Regional Airport, in the associated Class D and Class E airspace areas.
    Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface 
area would be established within 1 mile each side of the St. George 
Regional Airport 030[deg] bearing from the airport 4.5-mile radius to 
7.7 miles northeast of the airport and within 2 miles each side of the 
airport 203[deg] bearing from the 4.5-mile radius to 8.5 miles 
southwest of the airport. This controlled airspace would support 
instrument flight rules (IFR) operations for standard instrument 
approach aircraft operating below 1,000 feet above the surface.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
would be reduced to a 4.5-mile radius (from a 8.1-mile radius) of the 
airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the airport 203[deg] bearing 
(from 4 miles each side of the 200[deg] bearing) of the airport 
extending from the airport 4.5-mile radius (from a 8.1-mile radius) to 
13.9 miles southwest (from 20 miles southwest) of the airport, and 
within 2.2 miles (from 4 miles) each side of the airport 030[deg] 
bearing extending from the airport 4.5-mile radius (from a 8.1-mile 
radius) to 21.6 miles northeast (from 25.8 miles) of the airport. The 
existing 1,200 foot airspace would be removed since this would 
duplicate the en route airspace described below.
    Class E en route airspace would be established for the safety and 
management of IFR point-to-point operations outside of the established 
airway structure, and Air Traffic Control vectoring services.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 
6004, 6005, and 6006, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 
3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 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.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    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, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore: (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, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal

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Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

0
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and 
effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.
* * * * *

ANM UT E2 St. George, UT [Modified]

St. George Regional Airport, UT
    (Lat. 37[deg]02'11'' N., long. 113[deg]30'37'' W.)

    Within a 4.5-mile radius of St. George Regional Airport.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

ANM UT E4 St. George, UT [New]

St. George Regional Airport, UT
    (Lat. 37[deg]02'11'' N., long. 113[deg]30'37'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the St. George Regional Airport 030[deg] bearing from 
the airport 4.5-mile radius to 7.7 miles northeast of the airport, 
and within 2 miles each side of the airport 203[deg] bearing from 
the airport 4.5-mile radius to 8.5 miles southwest of the airport.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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ANM UT E5 St. George, UT [Modified]

St. George Regional Airport, UT
    (Lat. 37[deg]02'11'' N., long. 113[deg]30'37'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4.5-mile radius of the St. George Regional Airport, and 
within 2.5 miles each side of the airport 203[deg] bearing, 
extending from the airport 4.5-mile radius to 13.9 miles southwest 
of the airport, and within 2.2 miles each side of the airport 
030[deg] bearing extending from the airport 4.5-mile radius to 21.6 
miles northeast of the airport.

Paragraph 6006 En Route Domestic Airspace Areas.

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ANM UT E6 St. George, UT [New]

St. George Regional Airport, UT
    (Lat. 37[deg]02'11'' N., long. 113[deg]30'37'' W.)
    That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within an area bounded by lat. 37[deg]30'00'' N., long. 
113[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 37[deg]48'00'' N., long. 113[deg]30'00'' 
W.; to lat. 37[deg]49'25'' N., long. 113[deg]42'01'' W.; to lat. 
37[deg]43'00'' N., long. 113[deg]47'00'' W.; to lat. 37[deg]34'30'' 
N., long. 113[deg]54'00'' W.; to lat. 37[deg]25'32'' N., long. 
113[deg]51'22'' W.; to lat. 37[deg]15'00'' N., long. 114[deg]00'00'' 
W.; to lat. 36[deg]58'00'' N., long. 114[deg]14'03'' W.; to lat. 
36[deg]19'00'' N., long. 114[deg]14'03'' W.; to lat. 35[deg]39'00'' 
N., long. 114[deg]14'03'' W.; to lat. 35[deg]22'40'' N., long. 
113[deg]46'10'' W.; to lat. 36[deg]02'00'' N., long. 112[deg]58'00'' 
W.; to lat. 36[deg]42'00'' N., long. 112[deg]56'00'' W.; to lat. 
36[deg]57'00'' N., long. 112[deg]52'00'' W., thence to the point of 
beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 4, 2017.
Sam S. L. Shrimpton,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-07790 Filed 4-19-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P