Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, Falmouth, MA, 40215-40217 [2016-14376]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Proposed Rules Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 9, 2016. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operation Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2016–14374 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 14 CFR Part 71 1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows: Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, Falmouth, MA ■ 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 Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace * * * * * ASO AL D Troy, AL [Amended] Troy Municipal Airport at N. Kenneth Campbell Field, AL (Lat. 31°51′36″ N., long. 86°00′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,900 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Troy Municipal Airport at N. Kenneth Campbell Field. This Class D airspace area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. * * * ASO AL E4 * * Troy, AL [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * ASO AL E5 Troy, AL [Amended] Troy Municipal Airport at N. Kenneth Campbell Field, AL (Lat. 31°51′36″ N., long. 86°00′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.6-mile radius of Troy Municipal Airport at N. Kenneth Campbell Field and within 2-miles each side of a 070° bearing from the airport to 11.5-miles northeast of the airport, and within 2-miles each side of a 253° bearing from the airport to 11.3-miles southwest of the airport. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 [Docket No. FAA–2016–5444; Airspace Docket No. 16–ANE–1] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, (formerly Otis ANGB), Falmouth, MA, as the Otis TACAN has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport in the existing Class D and E airspace areas, as well as Falmouth Airpark, Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, Chatham Municipal Airport, Martha’s Vineyard Airport, (formerly Martha’s Vineyard Municipal Airport), and the BOGEY LOM. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Bldg Ground Floor Rm W12–140, Washington, DC 20591– 0001; Telephone: 1–800–647–5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA–2016–5444; Airspace Docket No. 16–ANE–1, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 40215 FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/airtraffic/ 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. 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 proposed rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part, A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, Falmouth, MA. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule 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 (FAA Docket No. FAA– E:\FR\FM\21JNP1.SGM 21JNP1 40216 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Proposed Rules rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 2016–5444; Airspace Docket No. 16– ANE–1) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2016–5444; Airspace Docket No. 16–ANE–1.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments submitted through 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 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking distribution System, which describes the application procedure. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. Environmental Review The Proposal Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, Falmouth, MA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Otis TACAN, and for continued safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Additionally, this action would note adjustment of the geographic coordinates of the above airport, as well as Falmouth Airpark, Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, Chatham Municipal Airport, Martha’s Vineyard Airport, and the BOGEY LOM navigation aid, to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database. Also, this action would recognize the name change of Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, (formerly OTIS ANGB), and Martha’s Vineyard Airport, (formerly Martha’s Vineyard Municipal Airport). Class D airspace and Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6004, 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. Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 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 proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 This proposal would be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5.6.5a, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, 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 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 Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANE MA D Falmouth, MA [Amended] Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, MA (Lat. 41°39′33″ N., long. 70°31′22″ W.) Falmouth Airpark (Lat. 41°35′08″ N., long. 70°32′25″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, excluding that airspace within a 1-mile radius of the Falmouth Airpark. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. * * * * * ANE MA E4 Falmouth, MA [Amended] Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, MA (Lat. 41°39′33″ N., long. 70°31′22″ W.) Falmouth Airpark (Lat. 41°35′08″ N., long. 70°32′25″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles each side of the 55° bearing from the Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 6 miles northeast of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 143° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 6 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the E:\FR\FM\21JNP1.SGM 21JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 119 / Tuesday, June 21, 2016 / Proposed Rules 234° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 7 miles southwest of the airport, excluding that airspace within a 1-mile radius of the Falmouth Airpark, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 323° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 6 miles northwest of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANE MA E5 Falmouth, MA [Amended] Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, MA (Lat. 41°39′33″ N., long. 70°31′22″ W.) Barnstable Municipal Airport Boardman/ Polando Field (Lat. 41°40′10″ N., long. 70°16′49″ W.) Chatham Municipal Airport (Lat. 41°41′18″ N., long. 69°59′23″ W.) Martha’s Vineyard Airport (Lat. 41°23′36″ N., long.70°36′50″ W.) Martha’s Vineyard VOR/DME (Lat. 41°23′46″ N., long.70°36′46″ W.) BOGEY LOM (Lat. 41°42′56″ W., long. 70°12′8″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 12.2-mile radius of Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, and within a 6.7-mile radius of Barnstable Municipal Airport, and within 3 miles each side of the BOGEY LOM 050° bearing extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 10 miles northeast of the BOGEY LOM, and within a 6.3-mile radius of Chatham Municipal Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Martha’s Vineyard Airport, and within 5.1 miles on each side of the 052° radial of Martha’s Vineyard VOR/DME extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 14 miles northeast of Martha’s Vineyard VOR/ DME. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 9, 2016. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2016–14376 Filed 6–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–6134; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASO–8] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Glasgow, KY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Glasgow, KY as the Beaver Creek Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Jun 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 reconfiguration at Glasgow Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Bldg Ground Floor Rm W12–140, Washington, DC 20591–0001; Telephone: 1–800–647–5527; Fax: 202– 493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA–2016–6134; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASO–8, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received 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 on line at http://www.faa.gov/airtraffic/ 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 40217 Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This proposed 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 Glasgow Municipal Airport, Glasgow, KY. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposal 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 (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2016–6134; Airspace Docket No. 16– ASO–8) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2016–6134; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASO–8.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments submitted through 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/. E:\FR\FM\21JNP1.SGM 21JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 119 (Tuesday, June 21, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-14376]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-5444; Airspace Docket No. 16-ANE-1]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, Falmouth, MA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as 
an extension at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, (formerly Otis ANGB), 
Falmouth, MA, as the Otis TACAN has been decommissioned, requiring 
airspace reconfiguration. Controlled airspace is necessary for the 
safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at 
the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates 
of the airport in the existing Class D and E airspace areas, as well as 
Falmouth Airpark, Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, 
Chatham Municipal Airport, Martha's Vineyard Airport, (formerly 
Martha's Vineyard Municipal Airport), and the BOGEY LOM.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Bldg Ground Floor Rm W12-140, Washington, DC 20591-0001; Telephone: 1-
800-647-5527; Fax: 202-493-2251. You must identify the Docket Number 
FAA-2016-5444; Airspace Docket No. 16-ANE-1, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit and review received 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 on line at http://www.faa.gov/airtraffic/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: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

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 proposed rulemaking is promulgated under the authority 
described in Subtitle VII, Part, A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under 
that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign 
the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the 
efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that 
authority as it would amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace at 
Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, Falmouth, MA.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule 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 (FAA Docket No. 
FAA-

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2016-5444; Airspace Docket No. 16-ANE-1) and be submitted in triplicate 
to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and 
phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket 
No. FAA-2016-5444; Airspace Docket No. 16-ANE-1.'' The postcard will be 
date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and 
comments submitted through 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 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays at the office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 
350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337.
    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, 
to request a copy of Advisory circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking distribution System, which describes the application 
procedure.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective 
September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this 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 considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace designated as an 
extension at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, Falmouth, MA. Airspace 
reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Otis 
TACAN, and for continued safety and management of IFR operations at the 
airport. Additionally, this action would note adjustment of the 
geographic coordinates of the above airport, as well as Falmouth 
Airpark, Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, Chatham 
Municipal Airport, Martha's Vineyard Airport, and the BOGEY LOM 
navigation aid, to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database. Also, 
this action would recognize the name change of Cape Cod Coast Guard Air 
Station, (formerly OTIS ANGB), and Martha's Vineyard Airport, (formerly 
Martha's Vineyard Municipal Airport).
    Class D airspace and Class E airspace designations are published in 
Paragraphs 5000, 6004, 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 proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
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 proposed rule, when promulgated, will 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 would be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5.6.5a, ``Environmental 
Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory 
action.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, 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 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 Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 6, 2015, effective September 15, 2015, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ANE MA D Falmouth, MA [Amended]

Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, MA
    (Lat. 41[deg]39'33'' N., long. 70[deg]31'22'' W.)
Falmouth Airpark
    (Lat. 41[deg]35'08'' N., long. 70[deg]32'25'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,600 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of Cape Cod Coast Guard Air 
Station, excluding that airspace within a 1-mile radius of the 
Falmouth Airpark.

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

* * * * *

ANE MA E4 Falmouth, MA [Amended]

Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, MA
    (Lat. 41[deg]39'33'' N., long. 70[deg]31'22'' W.)
Falmouth Airpark
    (Lat. 41[deg]35'08'' N., long. 70[deg]32'25'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles 
each side of the 55[deg] bearing from the Cape Cod Coast Guard Air 
Station, extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 6 
miles northeast of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of 
the 143[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.4-mile 
radius to 6 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1.8 miles 
each side of the

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234[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.4-mile 
radius to 7 miles southwest of the airport, excluding that airspace 
within a 1-mile radius of the Falmouth Airpark, and within 1.8 miles 
each side of the 323[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 4.4-mile radius to 6 miles northwest of the airport.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ANE MA E5 Falmouth, MA [Amended]

Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, MA
    (Lat. 41[deg]39'33'' N., long. 70[deg]31'22'' W.)
Barnstable Municipal Airport Boardman/Polando Field
    (Lat. 41[deg]40'10'' N., long. 70[deg]16'49'' W.)
Chatham Municipal Airport
    (Lat. 41[deg]41'18'' N., long. 69[deg]59'23'' W.)
Martha's Vineyard Airport
    (Lat. 41[deg]23'36'' N., long.70[deg]36'50'' W.)
Martha's Vineyard VOR/DME
    (Lat. 41[deg]23'46'' N., long.70[deg]36'46'' W.)
BOGEY LOM
    (Lat. 41[deg]42'56'' W., long. 70[deg]12'8'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 12.2-mile radius of Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, and 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Barnstable Municipal Airport, and within 
3 miles each side of the BOGEY LOM 050[deg] bearing extending from 
the 6.7-mile radius to 10 miles northeast of the BOGEY LOM, and 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Chatham Municipal Airport, and within a 
6.5-mile radius of Martha's Vineyard Airport, and within 5.1 miles 
on each side of the 052[deg] radial of Martha's Vineyard VOR/DME 
extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 14 miles northeast of Martha's 
Vineyard VOR/DME.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 9, 2016.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2016-14376 Filed 6-20-16; 8:45 am]
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