Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Louisiana Towns; De Quincy, LA; Minden, LA; Slidell, LA; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Homer, LA, 21774-21775 [2016-08393]

Download as PDF 21774 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–4429; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–8] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Louisiana Towns; De Quincy, LA; Minden, LA; Slidell, LA; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Homer, LA 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 De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; Minden-Webster Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA. Decommissioning of nondirectional radio beacon (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. This action also proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Homer Municipal Airport, Homer, LA, as controlled airspace is no longer needed. Additionally, the geographic coordinates at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, Minden-Webster Airport, and Slidell Airport would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 31, 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–2016–4429; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–8, 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 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 20591; 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 would amend Class E airspace at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; Homer Municipal Airport, Homer, LA; Minden-Webster Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA. 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 00017 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–2016–4429/Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–8.’’ 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 Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. 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 within a 7.5-mile radius of De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; within a 6.5-mile radius of Minden-Webster Airport, Minden, LA; and within a 6.5-mile radius of E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 71 / Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / Proposed Rules Slidell Airport, Slidell, LA, with segments extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.2 miles north, and 9 miles south of the airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of NDBs, cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of RNAV procedures at the above airports. The Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Homer Municipal Airport, Homer, LA, would be removed as controlled airspace is no longer needed. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airports. 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 listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses Environmental Review jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 16 CFR Part 1025 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * ASW LA E5 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. 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). * * De Quincy, LA [Amended] De Quincy Industrial Airpark, LA (Lat. 30°26′28″ N., long. 93°28′25″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.5-mile radius of De Quincy Industrial Airpark. * * * ASW LA E5 * * * * Homer, LA [Removed] * ASW LA E5 * * Minden, LA [Amended] Minden-Webster Airport, LA (Lat. 32°38′46″ N., long. 93°17′53″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Minden-Webster Airport. * * * ASW LA E5 * * Slidell, LA [Amended] Slidell Airport, LA (Lat. 30°20′47″ N., long. 89°49′15″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Slidell Airport, and within 4.0 miles each side of the 360° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.2 miles north of the airport, and within 4.0 miles each side of the 180° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.0 miles south of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 4, 2016. Robert W. Beck, Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–08393 Filed 4–12–16; 8:45 am] The Proposed Amendment BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Apr 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 21775 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [CPSC Docket No. 2016–0006] Rules of Practice for Adjudicative Proceedings Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission,’’ ‘‘CPSC,’’ or ‘‘we’’) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NPR’’) to update the Commission’s Rules of Practice for Adjudicative Proceedings, (‘‘Rules of Practice’’ or ‘‘Rules’’). We are proposing to modernize the Rules of Practice to reflect changes in civil and administrative litigation since adoption of the Rules in 1980. Specifically, we propose changes to the Rules pertaining to discovery, electronic filing, the use of electronically stored information (‘‘ESI’’), and updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (‘‘Federal Rules’’), upon which our Rules are based. We also propose to update requirements for pleadings, motions, and motions for summary decisions, clarifications on the computation of time, and clarification on when amendments or supplemental pleadings require Commission approval. Additionally, we propose allowing a Presiding Officer to exercise discretion to avoid unnecessary delay or wasteful discovery and to consolidate cases in their entirety, or partially, for any purpose that serves the ends of justice. We also propose to set deadlines for the issuance of an Initial or Recommended Decision. Finally, we propose to remove outdated references to the Equal Access to Justice Act. We believe the proposed Rules will increase the efficiency of discovery, minimize the potential for delay in adjudicative proceedings, and ensure that, to the extent possible, Commission adjudicative proceedings address and resolve crucial issues of consumer product safety in a fair and impartial manner. This NPR seeks comments on the proposed changes to the Rules. DATES: Submit comments by June 13, 2016. SUMMARY: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC 2016– 0006, electronically or in writing, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: http:// ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 71 (Wednesday, April 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-4429; Airspace Docket No. 16-ASW-8]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following 
Louisiana Towns; De Quincy, LA; Minden, LA; Slidell, LA; and Revocation 
of Class E Airspace; Homer, LA

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 De Quincy Industrial Airpark, 
De Quincy, LA; Minden-Webster Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, 
Airport, Slidell, LA. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacon 
(NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area 
navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at 
the above airports. This action also proposes to remove Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Homer 
Municipal Airport, Homer, LA, as controlled airspace is no longer 
needed. Additionally, the geographic coordinates at De Quincy 
Industrial Airpark, Minden-Webster Airport, and Slidell Airport would 
be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 31, 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-2016-
4429; Airspace Docket No. 16-ASW-8, 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 Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 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: 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 would amend Class E airspace at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De 
Quincy, LA; Homer Municipal Airport, Homer, LA; Minden-Webster Airport, 
Minden, LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA.

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-2016-4429/
Airspace Docket No. 16-ASW-8.'' 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 Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic 
Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177.
    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 within a 7.5-mile radius of De 
Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; within a 6.5-mile radius of 
Minden-Webster Airport, Minden, LA; and within a 6.5-mile radius of

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Slidell Airport, Slidell, LA, with segments extending from the 6.5-mile 
radius to 9.2 miles north, and 9 miles south of the airport. Airspace 
reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of NDBs, 
cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of RNAV procedures 
at the above airports. The Class E airspace area extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Homer Municipal 
Airport, Homer, LA, would be removed as controlled airspace is no 
longer needed. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and 
management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR 
operations at the airports.
    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 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.

* * * * *

ASW LA E5 De Quincy, LA [Amended]

De Quincy Industrial Airpark, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]26'28'' N., long. 93[deg]28'25'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of De Quincy Industrial Airpark.
* * * * *

ASW LA E5 Homer, LA [Removed]

* * * * *

ASW LA E5 Minden, LA [Amended]

Minden-Webster Airport, LA
    (Lat. 32[deg]38'46'' N., long. 93[deg]17'53'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Minden-Webster Airport.
* * * * *

ASW LA E5 Slidell, LA [Amended]

Slidell Airport, LA
    (Lat. 30[deg]20'47'' N., long. 89[deg]49'15'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Slidell Airport, and within 4.0 miles 
each side of the 360[deg] bearing from the airport extending from 
the 6.5-mile radius to 9.2 miles north of the airport, and within 
4.0 miles each side of the 180[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.0 miles south of the 
airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 4, 2016.
Robert W. Beck,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-08393 Filed 4-12-16; 8:45 am]
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