Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Minnesota Towns: Rochester, MN; and St. Cloud, MN, 6448-6450 [2016-02283]

Download as PDF 6448 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations The Rule This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by eliminating the NOTAM information that reads, ‘‘This Class E airspace 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.’’ from the regulatory text of the Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D, at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI, and Muskegon County Airport, Muskegon, MI. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the Muskegon County Airport are being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This is an administrative change amending the description for the above Michigan airports to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database, and does not affect the boundaries, or operating requirements of the airspace; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 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 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 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. AGL MI E2 Alpena, MI (Amended) Alpena County Regional Airport (Lat. 45°04′41″ N., long. 83°33′37″ W.) Alpena VORTAC (Lat. 45°04′58″ N., long. 83°33′25″ W.) Within a 4.4-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the Alpena VORTAC 350° radial, extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles north of the VORTAC, and within 2.5 miles each side of the Alpena VORTAC 187° radial, extending from the 4.4mile radius of the airport to 7 miles south of the VORTAC. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 27, 2016. Robert W. Beck, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–02285 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] ■ * The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5.a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. AGL MI E4 Muskegon, MI (Amended) Muskegon County Airport, MI (Lat. 43°10′04″ N., long. 086°14′08″ W.) Muskegon VORTAC (Lat. 43°10′09″ N., long. 086°02′22″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles each side of the Muskegon VORTAC 271° radial extending from the VORTAC to the 4.2-mile radius of the Muskegon County Airport. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P [Amended] Regulatory Notices and Analyses Environmental Review the Alpena VORTAC 187° radial, extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles south of the VORTAC. * * * * AGL MI E2 Muskegon, MI (Amended) Muskegon County Airport, MI (Lat. 43°10′04″ N., long. 086°14′08″ W.) Within a 4.2-mile radius of the Muskegon County Airport and within 1.3 miles each side of the Muskegon VORTAC 271° radial extending from the VORTAC to the 4.2-mile radius of Muskegon County Airport. * * * * * Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * AGL MI E4 Alpena, MI (Amended) Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (Lat. 45°04′41″ N., long. 83°33′37″ W.) Alpena VORTAC (Lat. 45°04′58″ N., long. 83°33′25″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.5 miles each side of the Alpena VORTAC 350° radial, extending from the 4.4-mile radius of Alpena County Regional Airport to 7 miles north of the VORTAC, and within 2.5 miles each side of PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–7484; Airspace Docket No. 15–AGL–24] Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Minnesota Towns: Rochester, MN; and St. Cloud, MN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the legal description of the Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Rochester International Airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 31, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: 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 Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, 29591; telephone: 202–267–8783. The Order is ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\08FER1.SGM 08FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. This document amends 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 FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5.a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 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 amends controlled airspace at Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN and St. Cloud Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN. This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by eliminating the NOTAM information that reads, ‘‘This Class E airspace 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.’’ from the regulatory text of Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D, at Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the Rochester International Airport are being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This is an administrative change amending the description for the above Minnesota airports to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database, and does not affect the boundaries, or operating requirements of the airspace; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. History Regulatory Notices and Analyses In a review of the airspace, the FAA found the Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, for Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN, as published in FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, does not require part time status. This is an administrative change removing the part time NOTAM information from the legal descriptions for the above airports. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 and 6004 of FAA Order 7400.9Z dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES Authority for This Rulemaking 16:19 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 Environmental Review The Rule FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 6449 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 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 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, effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * AGL MN E2 * * Rochester, MN (Amended) Rochester International Airport, MN (Lat. 43°54′30″ N., long. 92°30′00″ W.) Rochester VOR/DME (Lat. 43°46′58″ N., long. 92°35′49″ W.) Within a 4.3-mile radius of Rochester International Airport, and within 3.1 miles each side of the Rochester VOR/DME 028° radial, extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7 miles southwest of the airport. AGL MN E2 St. Cloud, MN (Amended) St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN (Lat. 45°32′48″ N., long. 94°03′36″ W.) St. Cloud VOR/DME (Lat. 45°32′58″ N., long. 94°03′31″ W.) Within a 4.1-mile radius of St. Cloud Regional Airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the St. Cloud VOR/DME 143° radial, extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7.2 miles southeast of the airport. * E:\FR\FM\08FER1.SGM * * 08FER1 * * 6450 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 25 / Monday, February 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * AGL MN E4 Rochester, MN (Amended) Rochester International Airport, MN (Lat. 43°54′30″ N., long. 92°30′00″ W.) Rochester VOR/DME (Lat. 43°46′58″ N., long. 92°35′49″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.1 miles each side of Rochester VOR/DME 028° radial, extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7 miles southwest of the airport. AGL MN E4 St. Cloud, MN (Amended) St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN (Lat. 45°32′48″ N., long. 94°03′36″ W.) St. Cloud VOR/DME (Lat. 45°32′58″ N., long. 94°03′31″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of St. Cloud VOR/DME 143° radial extending from the 4.1-mile radius of St. Cloud Regional Airport to 7.2 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 27, 2016. Robert W. Beck, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–02283 Filed 2–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–7486; Airspace Docket No. 15–AGL–26] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wilmington, OH Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the legal description of Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension at Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. This action also updates the airport name of Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 31, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Feb 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 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. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. 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 amends controlled airspace at Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH. History In a review of the airspace, the FAA found the airspace for Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH, as published in FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, does not require part time status. This is an administrative change removing the part time NOTAM information from the legal description for the airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 and 6004, 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 E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends 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 Rule This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by eliminating the NOTAM information that reads, ‘‘This Class E airspace 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.’’ from the regulatory text of the Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D, at Wilmington Air Park, Wilmington, OH, formerly Airborne Airpark. This is an administrative change amending the description for Wilmington Air Park to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database, and does not affect the boundaries, or operating requirements of the airspace; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA E:\FR\FM\08FER1.SGM 08FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 25 (Monday, February 8, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 6448-6450]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02283]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-7484; Airspace Docket No. 15-AGL-24]


Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Minnesota Towns: 
Rochester, MN; and St. Cloud, MN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the legal description of the Class E 
surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, 
at Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud 
Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN, eliminating the Notice to Airmen 
(NOTAM) part-time status. This action also updates the geographic 
coordinates of Rochester International Airport to coincide with the 
FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 31, 2016. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, 
Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of 
FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: 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 Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, 29591; telephone: 202-267-
8783. The Order is

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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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

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 amends controlled airspace at Rochester International Airport, 
Rochester, MN and St. Cloud Regional Airport, St. Cloud, MN.

History

    In a review of the airspace, the FAA found the Class E surface 
airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, for Rochester 
International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud Regional Airport, 
St. Cloud, MN, as published in FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, does not require part time status. This is an 
administrative change removing the part time NOTAM information from the 
legal descriptions for the above airports.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 and 
6004 of FAA Order 7400.9Z dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 
15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The 
Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends 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 Rule

    This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by eliminating the NOTAM information that reads, ``This Class E 
airspace 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.'' from the regulatory text of Class E surface area airspace 
and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D, at 
Rochester International Airport, Rochester, MN, and St. Cloud Regional 
Airport, St. Cloud, MN. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the 
Rochester International Airport are being updated to coincide with the 
FAA's aeronautical database.
    This is an administrative change amending the description for the 
above Minnesota airports to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical 
database, and does not affect the boundaries, or operating requirements 
of the airspace; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) are unnecessary.

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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5.a. This airspace action is not expected 
to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 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 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, 
effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AGL MN E2 Rochester, MN (Amended)

Rochester International Airport, MN
    (Lat. 43[deg]54'30'' N., long. 92[deg]30'00'' W.)
Rochester VOR/DME
    (Lat. 43[deg]46'58'' N., long. 92[deg]35'49'' W.)

    Within a 4.3-mile radius of Rochester International Airport, and 
within 3.1 miles each side of the Rochester VOR/DME 028[deg] radial, 
extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7 miles southwest of the 
airport.

AGL MN E2 St. Cloud, MN (Amended)

St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN
    (Lat. 45[deg]32'48'' N., long. 94[deg]03'36'' W.)
St. Cloud VOR/DME
    (Lat. 45[deg]32'58'' N., long. 94[deg]03'31'' W.)

    Within a 4.1-mile radius of St. Cloud Regional Airport and 
within 2.4 miles each side of the St. Cloud VOR/DME 143[deg] radial, 
extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7.2 miles southeast of the 
airport.
* * * * *

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Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

AGL MN E4 Rochester, MN (Amended)

Rochester International Airport, MN
    (Lat. 43[deg]54'30'' N., long. 92[deg]30'00'' W.)
Rochester VOR/DME
    (Lat. 43[deg]46'58'' N., long. 92[deg]35'49'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.1 miles 
each side of Rochester VOR/DME 028[deg] radial, extending from the 
4.3-mile radius to 7 miles southwest of the airport.

AGL MN E4 St. Cloud, MN (Amended)

St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN
    (Lat. 45[deg]32'48'' N., long. 94[deg]03'36'' W.)
St. Cloud VOR/DME
    (Lat. 45[deg]32'58'' N., long. 94[deg]03'31'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles 
each side of St. Cloud VOR/DME 143[deg] radial extending from the 
4.1-mile radius of St. Cloud Regional Airport to 7.2 miles southeast 
of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 27, 2016.
Robert W. Beck,
Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-02283 Filed 2-5-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P