Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portland-Hillsboro, OR, 31396-31397 [2013-12314]

Download as PDF 31396 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 101 / Friday, May 24, 2013 / Rules and Regulations significantly increase the pilot’s workload to stabilize the helicopter, especially in low visibility conditions, resulting in loss of helicopter control. (c) Effective Date This AD becomes effective June 10, 2013. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 14, 2013. Kim Smith, Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–12307 Filed 5–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (e) Required Action 14 CFR Part 71 Within 25 hours time-in-service or 30 days, whichever comes first, revise the Operating Limitations section of the MBB–BK 117C–2 Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM), under paragraph 2.2, Kinds of Operations, by inserting a copy of this AD into the RFM or by making pen and ink changes to add the following statement: Dispatch under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) or night Visual Flight Rules (VFR) with the Autotrim inoperative in Pitch or Roll or a combined inoperative Autotrim in Cyclic and Yaw axis is PROHIBITED. [Docket No. FAA–2012–1142; Airspace Docket No. 12–ANM–25] (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Safety Management Group, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: George Schwab, Aviation Safety Engineer, Safety Management Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone (817) 222–5110; email george.schwab@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office, before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES (g) Additional Information (1) Eurocopter Alert Service Bulletin MBB– BK117 C–2–22A–013, dated October 12, 2012, which is not incorporated by reference, contains additional information about the subject of this AD. For service information identified in this AD, contact American Eurocopter Corporation, 2701 N. Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052; telephone (972) 641–0000 or (800) 232–0323; fax (972) 641–3775; or at http://www.eurocopter.com/ techpub. You may review a copy of the service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in the European Aviation Safety Agency AD No. 2012–0216, dated October 18, 2012. (h) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 22, Autopilot Dispatch Restriction. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 May 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portland-Hillsboro, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Portland-Hillsboro Airport, Portland-Hillsboro, OR, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Also, the geographic coordinates are updated for the airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Portland-Hillsboro airspace area, improves the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. SUMMARY: Effective date, 0901 UTC, August 22, 2013. 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4517. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: History On December 21, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend controlled airspace at Portland-Hillsboro, OR (77 FR 75593). This action was initiated by a biennial review of the airspace. 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 paragraphs 5000, 6002 and 6004, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, which is PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by modifying Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D surface area. The size of the Class E airspace to the northwest has been reduced, the Class E airspace to the south removed, and additional Class E airspace created south southeast of the PortlandHillsboro Airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations. The FAA has determined 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 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 discusses 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 modifies controlled airspace at PortlandHillsboro Airport, Portland-Hillsboro, OR. 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,’’ E:\FR\FM\24MYR1.SGM 24MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 101 / Friday, May 24, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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: Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to Class D surface area. * * * * * ANM OR E4 Portland-Hillsboro, OR [Modified] Portland-Hillsboro Airport, OR (Lat. 45°32′26″ N., long. 122°57′01″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the 144° bearing of the airport extending from the 4.2mile radius to 5.5 miles southeast of the airport and within 1.5 miles each side of the 323° bearing of the airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles northwest of the airport. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Issued in Seattle, Washington, on May 12, 2013. Clark Desing, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2013–12314 Filed 5–23–13; 8:45 am] ■ BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E. O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012 is amended as follows: 14 CFR Part 71 Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace. AGENCY: * * ■ * * ANM OR D [Modified] [Docket No. FAA–2013–0051; Airspace Docket No. 13–ANM–2] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cherokee, WY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. * ACTION: Portland-Hillsboro, OR Portland-Hillsboro Airport, OR (Lat. 45°32′26″ N., long. 122°57′01″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of PortlandHillsboro Airport. This Class D 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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas. * * * mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES ANM OR E2 [Modified] * * Portland-Hillsboro, OR Portland-Hillsboro Airport, OR (Lat. 45°32′26″ N., long. 122°57′01″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of PortlandHillsboro 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 May 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 Final rule. This action establishes Class E airspace at the Cherokee VHF OmniDirectional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid, Cherokee, WY, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Denver and Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System. SUMMARY: Effective date, 0901 UTC, August 22, 2013. 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. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 31397 History On March 4, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish controlled airspace at Cherokee, WY (78 FR 14032). 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 6006, of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by establishing Class E en route domestic airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, at the Cherokee VOR/DME navigation aid, Cherokee, WY, to accommodate IFR aircraft under control of Denver and Salt Lake City ARTCCs by vectoring aircraft from en route airspace to terminal areas. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations. The FAA has determined 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified this rule, when promulgated, will 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 discusses 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 E:\FR\FM\24MYR1.SGM 24MYR1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-12314]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1142; Airspace Docket No. 12-ANM-25]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portland-Hillsboro, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Portland-Hillsboro 
Airport, Portland-Hillsboro, OR, to accommodate aircraft departing and 
arriving under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. 
Also, the geographic coordinates are updated for the airport. This 
action, initiated by the biennial review of the Portland-Hillsboro 
airspace area, improves the safety and management of IFR operations at 
the airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, August 22, 2013. 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4517.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On December 21, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend controlled airspace at 
Portland-Hillsboro, OR (77 FR 75593). This action was initiated by a 
biennial review of the airspace. 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 paragraphs 5000, 
6002 and 6004, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, 
and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 
14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by modifying Class E airspace designated as an extension to 
Class D surface area. The size of the Class E airspace to the northwest 
has been reduced, the Class E airspace to the south removed, and 
additional Class E airspace created south southeast of the Portland-
Hillsboro Airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are 
updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action 
enhances the safety and management of IFR operations.
    The FAA has determined 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 
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 discusses 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 modifies 
controlled airspace at Portland-Hillsboro Airport, Portland-Hillsboro, 
OR.

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,''

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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:

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

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

    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]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

* * * * *

ANM OR D Portland-Hillsboro, OR [Modified]

Portland-Hillsboro Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]32'26'' N., long. 122[deg]57'01'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Portland-Hillsboro 
Airport. This Class D 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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

* * * * *

ANM OR E2 Portland-Hillsboro, OR [Modified]

Portland-Hillsboro Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]32'26'' N., long. 122[deg]57'01'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-
mile radius of Portland-Hillsboro 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 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to 
Class D surface area.

* * * * *

ANM OR E4 Portland-Hillsboro, OR [Modified]

Portland-Hillsboro Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]32'26'' N., long. 122[deg]57'01'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the 144[deg] bearing of the airport extending from the 
4.2-mile radius to 5.5 miles southeast of the airport and within 1.5 
miles each side of the 323[deg] bearing of the airport extending 
from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles northwest of the 
airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on May 12, 2013.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-12314 Filed 5-23-13; 8:45 am]
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