Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Truckee, CA, 78988-78989 [2015-31644]

Download as PDF 78988 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 243 / Friday, December 18, 2015 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–4074; Airspace Docket No. 15–AWP–16] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Truckee, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA. The FAA found modification of the airspace necessary to ensure the minimum airspace necessary for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations, and to remove references to closed runways from the legal description. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before February 1, 2016. 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–2015–4074; Airspace Docket No. 15–AWP–16, 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 FAA Order 7400.9Z at NARA, call 202– 741–6030, or go to http://www.archives. gov/federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Dec 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 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: 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 E airspace at TruckeeTahoe Airport, Truckee, CA. 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–2015–4074/Airspace Docket No. 15–AWP–16.’’ 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. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 would 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 document. 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 E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA. The FAA identified that Homewood Seaplane Base, a closed runway, was contained in the current Truckee-Tahoe airport legal description. A review of the TruckeeTahoe airspace was completed eliminating the Homewood Seaplane Base from the legal description and removing airspace no longer required for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The Class E airspace area would be modified to within a 4.2-mile radius of the TruckeeTahoe Airport, with segments extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 19 miles north of the airport, and 16.5 miles northwest of the airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 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 E airspace designations E:\FR\FM\18DEP1.SGM 18DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 243 / Friday, December 18, 2015 / Proposed Rules Paragraph 6005: Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army 32 CFR Part 634 ACTION: Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. [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: Jkt 238001 The Department of the Army proposes to revise its regulation concerning military traffic supervision on Department of Defense installations worldwide. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by: February 16, 2016. You may submit comments, identified by 32 CFR part 634, Docket No. USA–2014–0005 and or RIN 0702– AA66, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer, Directorate of Oversight and Compliance, Regulatory and Audit Matters Office, 9010 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–9010. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are ADDRESSES: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS ■ Department of the Army, DoD. Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Proposed Amendment mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 4910–13–P AGENCY: Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 18:10 Dec 17, 2015 [FR Doc. 2015–31644 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 VerDate Sep<11>2014 Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 10, 2015. Tracey Johnson, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. RIN 0702–AA66 Docket No. USA–2014–0005] This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. § 71.1 AWP CA E5 Truckee, CA [Modified] Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 39°19′12″ N., Long. 120°08′22″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 15° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 19 miles north of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 328° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 16.5 miles northwest of the airport. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 78989 received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Hargitt, (703) 424–3309. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Executive Summary I. Purpose of the Regulatory Action a. The publication of this proposed rule announces administrative revision of a current Army regulation covering motor vehicle traffic supervision. It outlines policy on vehicle registration; implements the 0.08 blood alcohol content as the standard for adverse administrative actions; permits involuntary extraction of blood under revised Military Rules of Evidence in cases where intoxicated driving is suspected; provides policy on towing, storing, and impounding vehicles; adopts the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration technical standards for breathalyzer equipment; establishes traffic points for seat belt and child restraint device violations; and requires that new safety requirements be included in the installation traffic code. It implements Department of Defense Directive 5525.04, ‘‘Enforcement of the State Traffic Laws on DoD Installations’’ (available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/ directives/corres/pdf/552504p.pdf), and Department of Defense Instruction 6055.04, ‘‘DoD Traffic Safety Program’’ (available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/ directives/corres/pdf/605504p.pdf). It also implements portions of Department of Defense Instruction 7730.47, ‘‘Defense Incident-Based Reporting System (DIBRS)’’ (available at http:// www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/ 773047p.pdf), that apply to dispositions. This regulation was most recently published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2005 (70 FR 18969). b. The legal authority for this regulatory action is: 70 FR 18969, 70 FR 18982, 10 U.S.C. 2575, 18 U.S.C. 13. II. Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in Question The major provisions of this regulatory action include: Driving privileges, suspensions, revocations, vehicle registration, traffic supervision and offense reporting, accident investigation and reporting, release of information, processing drunk drivers, and impounding privately owned vehicles. III. Cost and Benefits This proposed rule will not have a monetary effect upon the public. This proposed rule facilitates information E:\FR\FM\18DEP1.SGM 18DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 243 (Friday, December 18, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-4074; Airspace Docket No. 15-AWP-16]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Truckee, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, 
Truckee, CA. The FAA found modification of the airspace necessary to 
ensure the minimum airspace necessary for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations, and to remove references to closed runways from the legal 
description.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 1, 2016.

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-
4074; Airspace Docket No. 15-AWP-16, 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 FAA Order 7400.9Z 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4517.

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 E airspace at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, 
CA.

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-2015-4074/
Airspace Docket No. 15-AWP-16.'' 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 would 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 document. 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 E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, 
Truckee, CA. The FAA identified that Homewood Seaplane Base, a closed 
runway, was contained in the current Truckee-Tahoe airport legal 
description. A review of the Truckee-Tahoe airspace was completed 
eliminating the Homewood Seaplane Base from the legal description and 
removing airspace no longer required for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport. The Class E airspace area would be modified 
to within a 4.2-mile radius of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, with segments 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 19 miles north of the airport, 
and 16.5 miles northwest of the airport.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 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 E 
airspace designations

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listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 
1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation 
as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter 
that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
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(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 6005: Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth

AWP CA E5 Truckee, CA [Modified]

Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 39[deg]19'12'' N., Long. 120[deg]08'22'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4.2-mile radius of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 15[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 4.2-mile radius to 19 miles north of the airport, and 
within 2 miles each side of the 328[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 16.5 miles northwest of the 
airport.


    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 10, 2015.
Tracey Johnson,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2015-31644 Filed 12-17-15; 8:45 am]
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