Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Butte, MT, 78986-78987 [2015-31646]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 78986 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 243 / Friday, December 18, 2015 / Proposed Rules 3. Recognizing that SBA has limited resources, should SBA create a new certification program specific to WOSBs and EDWOSBs? If so, how should SBA structure such a certification program so that the limited resources do not cause the time period for certification to be overly lengthy? How should SBA handle the likelihood of a large number of firms seeking certification once the certification process is operational? Should SBA consider or attempt to establish an online WOSB/EDWOSB certification program, with dynamic feedback during the certification process? 4. What, if any, documents should SBA collect when certifying a firm as a WOSB or EDWOSB? Are the current repository document requirements unnecessary or significantly burdensome and if so, why? 5. Should SBA and third-party certifiers utilize the same processes for certifying concerns as EDWOSBs and WOSBs? 6. How long should the ED/WOSB certification process take? How would this compare with the current amount of time required for self-certification? 7. Should firms that SBA finds ineligible during the application process have the right to a request for reconsideration or an appeal of that decision? If an appeal, should it be to SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA)? Currently, firms denied certification for the 8(a) BD program may appeal to OHA. 8. How long should a certification be valid? Currently the System for Award Management (SAM) requires users to update and verify their information annually. Should firms certified by SBA as EDWOSBs or WOSBs be required to update their certifications manually? 9. Should firms need to be recertified annually? If not annually, how long should WOSB or EDWOSB certification last? How should a firm be re-certified as a WOSB or EDWOSB once the time period for certification expires: should it have to re-apply anew, or should it be able to submit only those items to SBA for review that have changed since its initial certification? Should there be an online process that facilitates application or re-certification? If no changes have occurred, should the firm be able to submit an affidavit or declaration to that effect and be automatically re-certified? 10. If a firm was previously certified by a third-party certifier, should it be able to apply to SBA for certification (or re-certification), or should it be permitted to apply only to the entity that originally certified it? VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Dec 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 The SBA welcomes comments on the above questions and any other certification aspect of the WOSB Program. The SBA also welcomes any available data to help substantiate recommendations made in response to the foregoing questions, or other potential policy options. SBA reminds commenters that all submissions by commenters are available to the public upon request. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–31806 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3772; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–21] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Butte, MT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bert Mooney Airport, Butte, MT. After a review, the FAA found it necessary to amend the standard instrument approach procedures for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. 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–2015–3772; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–21, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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: 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 E airspace at Bert Mooney Airport, Butte, MT. 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 E:\FR\FM\18DEP1.SGM 18DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 243 / Friday, December 18, 2015 / Proposed Rules 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–2015–3772; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–21.’’ 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bert Mooney Airport, Butte, MT. After a review of the airspace, the FAA found modification necessary for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:10 Dec 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 at the airport. Class E surface area airspace would be increased upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Bert Mooney Airport, with a segment extending to 11.5 miles to the northwest of the airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be modified to within a 5.2-mile radius of Bert Mooney Airport, with a segment extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 6 miles to the southeast, 20.7 miles to the north, and 27.5 miles to the northwest of the airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 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: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 78987 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(f), 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 FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ANM MT E2 Butte, MT [Modified] Bert Mooney Airport, MT (Lat. 45°57′17″ N., long. 112°29′51″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of the Bert Mooney Airport, and within 4.3 miles south of and parallel to the 309° bearing of the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to the 11.5 miles northwest, thence clockwise along the 11.5-mile radius to 2.5 miles east of and parallel to the 347° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 11.5 miles north of the airport. Paragraph 6005: Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANM MT E5 Butte, MT [Modified] Bert Mooney Airport, MT (Lat. 45°57′17″ N., long. 112°29′51″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46°17′24″ N, long. 112°44′15″ W; to lat. 46°18′25″ N, long. 112°30′26″ W; to lat. 45°55′41″ N, long. 112°20′52″ W; to lat. 45°50′32″ N, long. 112°26′02″ W; to lat. 45°57′11″ N, long. 112°47′54″ W; to lat. 46°11′45″ N, long. 113°04′28″ W; thence to point of beginning; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 45°35′00″ N, long. 113°05′00″ W; to lat. 46°37′00″ N, long. 113°05′00″ W; to lat. 46°37′00″ N, long. 112°26′00″ W; to lat. 46°16′00″ N, long. 112°00′00″ W; to lat. 45°35′00″ N, long. 112°00′00″ W; thence to point of beginning. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 7, 2015. Tracey Johnson, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2015–31646 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\18DEP1.SGM 18DEP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-3772; Airspace Docket No. 15-ANM-21]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Butte, MT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace 
and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Bert Mooney Airport, Butte, MT. After a review, the FAA found it 
necessary to amend the standard instrument approach procedures for the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at 
the airport.

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-
3772; Airspace Docket No. 15-ANM-21, 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: 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 E airspace at Bert Mooney Airport, Butte, MT.

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

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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-2015-3772; 
Airspace Docket No. 15-ANM-21.'' 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 surface area 
airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Bert Mooney Airport, Butte, MT. After a review of the 
airspace, the FAA found modification necessary for the safety and 
management of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR 
operations at the airport. Class E surface area airspace would be 
increased upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Bert 
Mooney Airport, with a segment extending to 11.5 miles to the northwest 
of the airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface would be modified to within a 5.2-mile radius of Bert 
Mooney Airport, with a segment extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 6 
miles to the southeast, 20.7 miles to the north, and 27.5 miles to the 
northwest of the airport.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ANM MT E2 Butte, MT [Modified]

Bert Mooney Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]57'17'' N., long. 112[deg]29'51'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-
mile radius of the Bert Mooney Airport, and within 4.3 miles south 
of and parallel to the 309[deg] bearing of the airport extending 
from the 4.3-mile radius to the 11.5 miles northwest, thence 
clockwise along the 11.5-mile radius to 2.5 miles east of and 
parallel to the 347[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 
4.3-mile radius to 11.5 miles north of the airport.

Paragraph 6005: Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ANM MT E5 Butte, MT [Modified]

Bert Mooney Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]57'17'' N., long. 112[deg]29'51'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46[deg]17'24'' N, long. 
112[deg]44'15'' W; to lat. 46[deg]18'25'' N, long. 112[deg]30'26'' 
W; to lat. 45[deg]55'41'' N, long. 112[deg]20'52'' W; to lat. 
45[deg]50'32'' N, long. 112[deg]26'02'' W; to lat. 45[deg]57'11'' N, 
long. 112[deg]47'54'' W; to lat. 46[deg]11'45'' N, long. 
113[deg]04'28'' W; thence to point of beginning; that airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by a line 
beginning at lat. 45[deg]35'00'' N, long. 113[deg]05'00'' W; to lat. 
46[deg]37'00'' N, long. 113[deg]05'00'' W; to lat. 46[deg]37'00'' N, 
long. 112[deg]26'00'' W; to lat. 46[deg]16'00'' N, long. 
112[deg]00'00'' W; to lat. 45[deg]35'00'' N, long. 112[deg]00'00'' 
W; thence to point of beginning.


    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 7, 2015.
Tracey Johnson,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2015-31646 Filed 12-17-15; 8:45 am]
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