Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Albuquerque, NM, 78300-78302 [2013-30691]

Download as PDF 78300 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Proposed Rules tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 Truth or Consequences VORTAC navigation aid, Truth or Consequences, NM. 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, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 airspace. This proposed regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would establish controlled airspace at the Truth or Consequences VORTAC, Truth or Consequences, NM. 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). 106°16′30″ W.; to lat. 33°44′45″ N., long. 106°04′00″ W.; to lat. 34°17′00″ N., long. 106°04′00″ W.; to lat. 34°17′00″ N., long. 105°51′00″ W.; to lat. 33°58′00″ N., long. 105°27′00″ W.; to lat. 34°08′45″ N., long. 105°09′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. 2013–30681 Filed 12–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS [Docket No. FAA–2013–0994; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–29] 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: ■ Paragraph 6006 Airspace Areas En Route Domestic * * * * * ASW NM E6 Truth or Consequences, NM [New] Truth or Consequences VORTAC, NM (Lat. 33°16′57″ N., long. 107°16′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 33°38′15″ N., long. 103°29′15″ W.; to lat. 33°24′10″ N., long. 103°41′30″ W.; to lat. 33°23′00″ N., long. 103°48′00″ W.; to lat. 33°00′00″ N., long. 103°48′00″ W.; to lat. 32°28′00″ N., long. 103°56′00″ W.; to lat. 32°02′00″ N., long. 103°48′00″ W.; to lat. 31°39′00″ N., long. 103°20′00″ W.; to lat. 31°35′00″ N., long. 103°07′00″ W.; to lat. 31°17′00″ N., long. 102°09′00″ W.; to lat. 30°57′08″ N., long. 102°58′33″ W.; to lat. 30°17′54″ N., long. 103°57′17″ W.; to lat. 30°42′00″ N., long. 105°00′00″ W.; to lat. 31°45′00″ N., long. 106°23′00″ W.; to lat. 31°48′00″ N., long. 106°32′00″ W.; to lat. 31°47′00″ N., long. 108°12′00″ W.; to lat. 32°25′00″ N., long. 108°12′00″ W.; to lat. 32°25′00″ N., long. 108°00′00″ W.; to lat. 33°35′00″ N., long. 107°28′00″ W.; to lat. 33°35′00″ N., long. 106°48′10″ W.; to lat. 33°49′45″ N., long. 106°45′20″ W.; to lat. 33°49′30″ N., long. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Albuquerque, NM Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation DOT. AGENCY: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Albuquerque VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Albuquerque, 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. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before February 10, 2014. DATES: 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–2013–0994; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–29, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: 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: E:\FR\FM\26DEP1.SGM 26DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 2013–0994 and Airspace Docket No. 13– ASW–29) 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–2013–0994 and Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–29’’. 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Dec 24, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 Albuquerque VORTAC navigation aid, Albuquerque, NM. 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, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 78301 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 Albuquerque VORTAC, Albuquerque, NM. 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 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: ■ Paragraph 6006 Airspace Areas En Route Domestic * * * * * ASW NM E6 Albuquerque, NM [New] Albuquerque VORTAC, NM (Lat. 35°02′38″ N., long. 106°48′59″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 35°41′00″ N., long. 109°38′30″ W.; to lat. 35°51′00″ N., long. 109°19′00″ W.; to lat. 36°02′00″ N., long. 108°13′00″ W.; to lat. 36°12′00″ N., long. 107°28′00″ W.; to lat. 36°37′37″ N., long. 106°21′00″ W.; to lat. 36°43′00″ N., long. 106°05′00″ W.; to lat. 36°43′00″ N., long. 105°20′30″ W.; to lat. 35°12′30″ N., long. 105°28′30″ W.; to lat. 35°00′00″ N., long. 105°04′00″ W.; to lat. 35°00′00″ N., long. 104°33′00″ W.; to lat. 34°43′00″ N., long. 104°33′00″ W.; to lat. 34°30′00″ N., long. 105°09′00″ W.; to lat. 34°08′45″ N., long. 105°09′00″ W.; to lat. 33°58′00″ N., long. 105°27′00″ W.; to lat. 34°17′00″ N., long. 105°51′00″ W.; to lat. 34°17′00″ N., long. 106°04′00″ W.; to lat. 33°44′45″ N., long. 106°04′00″ W.; to lat. 33°49′30″ N., long. E:\FR\FM\26DEP1.SGM 26DEP1 78302 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 248 / Thursday, December 26, 2013 / Proposed Rules 106°16′30″ W.; to lat. 33°49′45″ N., long. 106°45′20″ W.; to lat. 33°35′00″ N., long. 106°48′10″ W.; to lat. 33°35′00″ N., long. 107°36′00″ W.; to lat. 33°50′00″ N., long. 108°00′00″ W.; to lat. 34°00′00″ N., long. 108°00′00″ W.; to lat. 34°21′00″ N., long. 108°00′00″ W.; to lat. 34°25′27″ N., long. 109°08′37″ W.; to lat. 34°17′28″ N., long. 109°17′27″ W.; to lat. 34°30′00″ N., long. 109°35′00″ W.; to lat. 34°47′52″ N., long. 110°18′52″ W., thence to the point of beginning. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 11, 2013. Christopher Ramirez, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–30691 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–2013–0990; Airspace Docket No. 13–AGL–8] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Modification and Establishment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Huntingburg, IN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify a VOR Federal airway (V–243) and establish an area navigation (RNAV) route (T–325) in the vicinity of Huntingburg, IN. The FAA is proposing this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Huntingburg, IN (HNB), VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) facility that provides navigation guidance for a portion of V–243. This action would enhance the safety and efficient management of aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS). 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, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001; telephone: (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2013–0990 and Airspace Docket No. 13–AGL–8 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– 2013–0990 and Airspace Docket No. 13– AGL–8) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (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–2013–0990 and Airspace Docket No. 13–AGL–8.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified comment closing date 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 comment closing date. 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. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 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. Background The Huntingburg, IN, (HNB) VOR/ DME facility is currently out of service. As a result, aircraft that file V–243 are being vectored between the Bowling Green, KY (BWG), VOR Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Terre Haute, IN (TTH), VORTAC. In response to the proponent responsible for the HNB VOR/DME requesting the FAA decommission of the facility, the FAA conducted the required non-rulemaking study and public notice circularization actions to propose decommissioning the facility. As a result, a determination was made to permanently decommission the HNB VOR/DME due to maintenance issues associated with keeping the facility operational. Additionally, the HNB VOR/DME is not on the list of VORs planned for retention in the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON). Therefore, the ATS routes, fixes, and procedures that utilize the HNB VOR/ DME must be amended. With the decommissioning of the HNB VOR/ DME, the ground-based navigation aid (NAVAID) coverage is insufficient to ensure the continuity of V–243. The proposed modification to V–243 would result in the segment between BWG and TTH being cancelled, but the remaining segments supported by other NAVAIDs being retained. To cover the cancelled segment of V–243, an RNAV route, T– 325, would be established between BWG and TTH. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend VOR Federal airway V–243 and establish RNAV route T–325. The scheduled decommissioning of the HNB VOR/DME facility has made this action necessary. The proposed route modification and establishment actions are outlined below. V–243: V–243 currently extends between Craig, FL (CRG) and TTH. The route segment between BWG and TTH would be cancelled. A new RNAV route, T–325, is proposed, as described below, to replace the cancelled Federal airway route segment, thereby furthering the E:\FR\FM\26DEP1.SGM 26DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30691]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0994; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-29]


Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Albuquerque, NM

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 
Albuquerque VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation 
Aid (VORTAC), Albuquerque, 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-
0994; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-29, 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: 

[[Page 78301]]

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 2013-0994 and Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-29) 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-2013-0994 and Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-29''. 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 
Albuquerque VORTAC navigation aid, Albuquerque, NM. 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, 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 Albuquerque 
VORTAC, Albuquerque, NM.
    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

* * * * *

ASW NM E6 Albuquerque, NM [New]

Albuquerque VORTAC, NM
    (Lat. 35[deg]02'38'' N., long. 106[deg]48'59'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within an area bounded by lat. 35[deg]41'00'' N., long. 
109[deg]38'30'' W.; to lat. 35[deg]51'00'' N., long. 109[deg]19'00'' 
W.; to lat. 36[deg]02'00'' N., long. 108[deg]13'00'' W.; to lat. 
36[deg]12'00'' N., long. 107[deg]28'00'' W.; to lat. 36[deg]37'37'' 
N., long. 106[deg]21'00'' W.; to lat. 36[deg]43'00'' N., long. 
106[deg]05'00'' W.; to lat. 36[deg]43'00'' N., long. 105[deg]20'30'' 
W.; to lat. 35[deg]12'30'' N., long. 105[deg]28'30'' W.; to lat. 
35[deg]00'00'' N., long. 105[deg]04'00'' W.; to lat. 35[deg]00'00'' 
N., long. 104[deg]33'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]43'00'' N., long. 
104[deg]33'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]30'00'' N., long. 105[deg]09'00'' 
W.; to lat. 34[deg]08'45'' N., long. 105[deg]09'00'' W.; to lat. 
33[deg]58'00'' N., long. 105[deg]27'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]17'00'' 
N., long. 105[deg]51'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]17'00'' N., long. 
106[deg]04'00'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]44'45'' N., long. 106[deg]04'00'' 
W.; to lat. 33[deg]49'30'' N., long.

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106[deg]16'30'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]49'45'' N., long. 106[deg]45'20'' 
W.; to lat. 33[deg]35'00'' N., long. 106[deg]48'10'' W.; to lat. 
33[deg]35'00'' N., long. 107[deg]36'00'' W.; to lat. 33[deg]50'00'' 
N., long. 108[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]00'00'' N., long. 
108[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]21'00'' N., long. 108[deg]00'00'' 
W.; to lat. 34[deg]25'27'' N., long. 109[deg]08'37'' W.; to lat. 
34[deg]17'28'' N., long. 109[deg]17'27'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]30'00'' 
N., long. 109[deg]35'00'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]47'52'' N., long. 
110[deg]18'52'' 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. 2013-30691 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P