Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Salem, OR, 56935-56936 [2015-23508]

Download as PDF 56935 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 182 Monday, September 21, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3751; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–20] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Salem, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McNary Field, Salem, OR. After further review, the FAA found some airspace unnecessary for Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2015. 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–2015–3751; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–20, 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. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800– 647–5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Sep 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 you can contact the Airspace Policy and ATC Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 29591; 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 this material at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Haga, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4563. 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, 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 and Class E airspace at McNary Field, Salem, OR. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters 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–2015–3751; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–20.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. 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/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 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. Availability and Summary of Documents Proposed for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this proposed rule. FAA Order 7400.9Z 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 modifying Class D E:\FR\FM\21SEP1.SGM 21SEP1 56936 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 182 / Monday, September 21, 2015 / Proposed Rules rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McNary Field, Salem, OR. A review of the airspace revealed the expanded airspace is not required for standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. Class D airspace would extend upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius northeast of McNary Field, with a segment extending from the 4-mile radius to 5 miles from the east to the northwest. Class E surface area airspace would extend upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius northeast of McNary Field, with a segment extending from the 4-mile radius of the airport to 5 miles from the east to the northwest. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be modified to within a 6.2-mile radius south to the northwest of McNary Field, with segments extending to 6.7 miles to the northeast, and 8.2 miles to the southeast of the airport. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9Z, dated August 6, 2015 and effective September 15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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. Environmental Review 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Sep 18, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 radius of McNary Field from the 164° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 315° bearing, and that airspace within a 6.7-mile radius of McNary Field from the 315° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 074° bearing, and that airspace within a 8.2-mile radius of McNary Field from the 074° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 164° bearing of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 11, 2015. Johanna Forkner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2015–23508 Filed 9–18–15; 8:45 am] ■ 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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. SUSQUEHANNA RIVER BASIN COMMISSION § 71.1 18 CFR Part 806 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000: Class D airspace. * * * * Paragraph 6002: Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * ANM OR E2 Salem, OR [Modified] Salem, McNary Field, OR (lat. 44°54′34″ N., long. 123°00′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius of McNary Field from the 330° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 074° bearing, and that airspace within a 5-mile radius of McNary Field from the 074° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 330° bearing. Paragraph 6005: Class E Airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ANM OR E5 Salem, OR [Modified] Salem, McNary Field, OR (lat. 44°54′34″ N., long. 123°00′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.2-mile PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Susquehanna River Basin Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; notice of public hearing. AGENCY: This document contains proposed rules that would amend the regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) to simplify and clarify the process for transferring approvals and to add sections dealing with general permits and modifications to approvals. These rules are designed to improve the Commission’s administrative processes and add regulatory clarity. DATES: Comments on the proposed rulemaking may be submitted to the Commission on or before November 9, 2015. The Commission has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed rulemaking, to be held October 29, 2015, in Grantville, Pennsylvania. The location of the public hearing is listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to: Jason E. Oyler, Esq., General Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788, or by email to regcomments@srbc.net. The public hearing will be held on October 29, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., at the East Hanover Township Municipal Building, Main Hall, 8848 Jonestown Road, Grantville, Pa. Those wishing to testify are asked to notify the Commission in advance, if possible, at the regular or electronic addresses given below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason E. Oyler, Esq., General Counsel, telephone: 717–238–0423, ext. 1312; SUMMARY: * ANM OR D Salem, OR [Modified] Salem, McNary Field, OR (lat. 44°54′34″ N., long. 123°00′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of McNary Field from the 330° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 074° bearing, and that airspace within a 5-mile radius of McNary Field from the 074° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 330° bearing. 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. * Review and Approval of Projects E:\FR\FM\21SEP1.SGM 21SEP1

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 182 / Monday, September 21, 2015 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-3751; Airspace Docket No. 15-ANM-20]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Salem, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E 
surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at McNary Field, Salem, OR. After further 
review, the FAA found some airspace unnecessary for Standard Instrument 
Approach Procedures for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 
airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2015.

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-2015-
3751; Airspace Docket No. 15-ANM-20, 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. The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-
647-5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address.
    FAA Order 7400.9Z, 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 and ATC Regulations Group, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 29591; 
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 this material at NARA, call 202-741-
6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Haga, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4563.

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, 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 and Class E airspace at McNary Field, Salem, 
OR.

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. Commenters 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-2015-3751; 
Airspace Docket No. 15-ANM-20.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.

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/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 
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.

Availability and Summary of Documents Proposed for Incorporation by 
Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective 
September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this proposed rule. FAA Order 7400.9Z 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 modifying Class D

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airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at McNary Field, Salem, OR. A 
review of the airspace revealed the expanded airspace is not required 
for standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the 
airport. Class D airspace would extend upward from the surface within a 
4-mile radius northeast of McNary Field, with a segment extending from 
the 4-mile radius to 5 miles from the east to the northwest. Class E 
surface area airspace would extend upward from the surface within a 4-
mile radius northeast of McNary Field, with a segment extending from 
the 4-mile radius of the airport to 5 miles from the east to the 
northwest. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface would be modified to within a 6.2-mile radius south to the 
northwest of McNary Field, with segments extending to 6.7 miles to the 
northeast, and 8.2 miles to the southeast of the airport.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9Z, 
dated August 6, 2015 and effective September 15, 2015, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    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.

Environmental Review

    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

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 7400.9Z, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and 
effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000: Class D airspace.

* * * * *

ANM OR D Salem, OR [Modified]

    Salem, McNary Field, OR (lat. 44[deg]54'34'' N., long. 
123[deg]00'09'' W.)
    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of McNary Field from the 
330[deg] bearing from the airport clockwise to the 074[deg] bearing, 
and that airspace within a 5-mile radius of McNary Field from the 
074[deg] bearing from the airport clockwise to the 330[deg] bearing. 
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 Salem, OR [Modified]

    Salem, McNary Field, OR (lat. 44[deg]54'34'' N., long. 
123[deg]00'09'' W.)
    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile 
radius of McNary Field from the 330[deg] bearing from the airport 
clockwise to the 074[deg] bearing, and that airspace within a 5-mile 
radius of McNary Field from the 074[deg] bearing from the airport 
clockwise to the 330[deg] bearing.

Paragraph 6005: Class E Airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

ANM OR E5 Salem, OR [Modified]

    Salem, McNary Field, OR (lat. 44[deg]54'34'' N., long. 
123[deg]00'09'' W.)
    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.2-mile radius of McNary Field from the 164[deg] bearing 
from the airport clockwise to the 315[deg] bearing, and that 
airspace within a 6.7-mile radius of McNary Field from the 315[deg] 
bearing from the airport clockwise to the 074[deg] bearing, and that 
airspace within a 8.2-mile radius of McNary Field from the 074[deg] 
bearing from the airport clockwise to the 164[deg] bearing of the 
airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 11, 2015.
Johanna Forkner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2015-23508 Filed 9-18-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P