Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Phoenix, AZ, 78298-78299 [2013-30685]

Download as PDF 78298 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Proposed Rules (Lat. 34°45′58″ N., long. 114°28′27″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 35°01′00″ N., long. 114°07′00″ W.; to lat. 34°56′00″ N., long. 113°38′00″ W.; to lat. 35°05′00″ N., long. 113°20′00″ W.; to lat. 35°04′30″ N., long. 113°18′00″ W.; to lat. 34°54′00″ N., long. 113°39′00″ W.; to lat. 34°40′00″ N., long. 114°00′00″ W.; to lat. 33°37′00″ N., long. 114°00′00″ W.; to lat. 33°36′00″ N., long. 114°10′00″ W.; to lat. 33°51′00″ N., long. 114°32′00″ W.; to lat. 34°05′00″ N., long. 114°32′00″ W.; to lat. 34°10′00″ N., long. 114°13′00″ W.; to lat. 34°24′00″ N., long. 114°18′00″ W.; lat. 34°58′00″ N., long. 114°13′00″ W., thence to the point of beginning. 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: Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 11, 2013. Christopher Ramirez, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–30676 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0956; Airspace Docket No. 13–AWP–17] Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Phoenix, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Phoenix VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Phoenix, AZ, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2013–0956; Airspace Docket No. 13–AWP–17, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 (FAA Docket No. FAA 2013–0956 and Airspace Docket No. 13– AWP–17) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2013–0956 and Airspace Docket No. 13–AWP–17’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRM’s 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/airports_airtraffic/air_ traffic/publications/airspace_ amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 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 Phoenix VORTAC navigation aid, Phoenix, AZ. This action would contain aircraft while in IFR conditions under control of Albuquerque ARTCC by vectoring aircraft from en route airspace to terminal areas. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6006 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 designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in this Order. The FAA has determined this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this proposed 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 proposed 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. 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 for the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, E:\FR\FM\26DEP1.SGM 26DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This proposed regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would establish controlled airspace at the Phoenix VORTAC, Phoenix, AZ. This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 111°05′00″ W.; to lat. 32°06′00″ N., long. 113°30′30″ W.; to lat. 32°44′15″ N., long. 113°41′05″ W.; to lat. 32°41′00″ N., long. 114°00′00″ W., thence to the point of beginning. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 11, 2013. Christopher Ramirez, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–30685 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0995; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–30] Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Truth or Consequences, NM The Proposed Amendment AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 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(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 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: ■ En Route Domestic * tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Paragraph 6006 Airspace Areas. * * * * AWP AZ E6 Phoenix, AZ [New] Phoenix VORTAC, AZ (Lat. 33°25′59″ N., long. 111°58′13″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 34°01′00″ N., long. 114°00′00″ W.; to lat. 33°33′12″ N., long. 111°51′21″ W.; to lat. 33°29′30″ N., long. 110°45′45″ W.; to lat. 33°52′30″ N., long. 108°45′00″ W.; to lat. 33°50′00″ N., long. 108°00′00″ W.; to lat. 33°35′00″ N., long. 107°36′00″ W.; to lat. 33°35′00″ N., long. 107°28′00″ W.; to lat. 32°25′00″ N., long. 108°00′00″ W.; to lat. 32°25′00″ N., long. 108°12′00″ W.; to lat. 31°20′00″ N., long. 108°12′00″ W.; to lat. 31°20′00″ N., long. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Truth or Consequences VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Truth or Consequences, NM, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2013–0995; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–30, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. 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: SUMMARY: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 78299 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 (FAA Docket No. FAA 2013–0995 and Airspace Docket No. 13– ASW–30) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http: //www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2013–0995 and Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–30’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRM’s 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/airports_airtraffic/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, E:\FR\FM\26DEP1.SGM 26DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 78298-78299]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30685]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0956; Airspace Docket No. 13-AWP-17]


Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Phoenix, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the 
Phoenix VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid 
(VORTAC), Phoenix, AZ, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight 
Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic 
Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the 
safety and management of aircraft operations within the National 
Airspace System.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; 
telephone (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-2013-
0956; Airspace Docket No. 13-AWP-17, at the beginning of your comments. 
You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

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: 

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 (FAA Docket No. 
FAA 2013-0956 and Airspace Docket No. 13-AWP-17) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2013-0956 and Airspace Docket No. 13-AWP-17''. The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified closing date 
for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date 
for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRM's

    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/airports_airtraffic/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.
    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, 
for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application 
procedure.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 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 
Phoenix VORTAC navigation aid, Phoenix, AZ. This action would contain 
aircraft while in IFR conditions under control of Albuquerque ARTCC by 
vectoring aircraft from en route airspace to terminal areas.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6006 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 designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in this Order.
    The FAA has determined this proposed regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
Therefore, this proposed 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 proposed 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.
    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 for the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII,

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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 
the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the 
efficient use of airspace. This proposed regulation is within the scope 
of that authority as it would establish controlled airspace at the 
Phoenix VORTAC, Phoenix, AZ.
    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``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 
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

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

Paragraph 6006 En Route Domestic Airspace Areas.

* * * * *

AWP AZ E6 Phoenix, AZ [New]

Phoenix VORTAC, AZ
    (Lat. 33[deg]25'59'' N., long. 111[deg]58'13'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within an area bounded by lat. 34[deg]01'00'' N., long. 
114[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]33'12'' N., long. 111[deg]51'21'' 
W.; to lat. 33[deg]29'30'' N., long. 110[deg]45'45'' W.; to lat. 
33[deg]52'30'' N., long. 108[deg]45'00'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]50'00'' 
N., long. 108[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]35'00'' N., long. 
107[deg]36'00'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]35'00'' N., long. 107[deg]28'00'' 
W.; to lat. 32[deg]25'00'' N., long. 108[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 
32[deg]25'00'' N., long. 108[deg]12'00'' W.; to lat. 31[deg]20'00'' 
N., long. 108[deg]12'00'' W.; to lat. 31[deg]20'00'' N., long. 
111[deg]05'00'' W.; to lat. 32[deg]06'00'' N., long. 113[deg]30'30'' 
W.; to lat. 32[deg]44'15'' N., long. 113[deg]41'05'' W.; to lat. 
32[deg]41'00'' N., long. 114[deg]00'00'' W., thence to the point of 
beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 11, 2013.
Christopher Ramirez,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-30685 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P