Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Charlottesville, VA, 41211-41212 [2016-14881]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2016 / Rules and Regulations phone: 781–238–7756; fax: 781–238–7199; email: john.frost@faa.gov. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on June 15, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–14474 Filed 6–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Authority for This Rulemaking 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–8304; Airspace Docket No. 15–AEA–15] Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Charlottesville, VA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA, as the Azalea Park Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. Also, the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status is removed from this airspace. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the above airport and the University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport in Class D and E airspace listed in this final rule. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 15, 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, 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 sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Jun 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: 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 Class D and Class E airspace at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA. History On March 28, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D airspace, Class E Surface Area Airspace, Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA (81 FR 17118). The Azalea Park NDB has been decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. This action also to updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport, and eliminates the NOTAM information that reads, ‘‘This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and time established in advance by 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 airspace designated as an extension to Class D at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 41211 rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, 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 part 71.1. The Class D and 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 amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class D airspace, Class E Surface Area Airspace, Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA. The Azalea Park NDB has been decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport, and eliminates the NOTAM information that reads, ‘‘This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and time established in advance by 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 airspace designated as an extension to Class D at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA. 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\24JNR1.SGM 24JNR1 41212 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 122 / Friday, June 24, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 AEA VA E2 Charlottesville, VA [Amended] Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA (Lat. 38°08′23″ N., long 78°27′08″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. This Class E airspace area 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. 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 5–6.5a. 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. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. 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: ■ * * * * * AEA VA E4 Charlottesville, VA [Amended] Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA (Lat. 38°08′23″ N., long 78°27′08″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.2 miles each side of the 202° bearing from Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 6-miles southwest of the airport. * * * * * AEA VA E5 Charlottesville, VA [Amended] Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA (Lat. 38°08′23″ N., long 78°27′08″ W.) University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport (Lat. 38°01′52″ N., long 78°29′54″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 16, 2016. Debra L. Hogan, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2016–14881 Filed 6–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Class D Airspace. * sradovich on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Paragraph 5000 * * * 14 CFR Part 71 * AEA VA D Charlottesville, VA [Amended] Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA (Lat. 38°08′23″ N., long 78°27′08″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,100 MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the CharlottesvilleAlbemarle Airport. This Class D airspace area 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. Paragraph 6002 Airspace. Class E Surface Area * * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * 16:19 Jun 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 [Docket No. FAA–2015–5800; Airspace Docket No. 15–AGL–21] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lisbon, ND Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace in Lisbon, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Lisbon Municipal Airport. The FAA is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 15, 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 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 this material 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: Raul Garza, Jr., Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone: (817) 222– 5874. 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 establishes controlled airspace at Lisbon Municipal Airport, Lisbon, ND. History On February 17, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E Airspace in the E:\FR\FM\24JNR1.SGM 24JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 122 (Friday, June 24, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 41211-41212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-14881]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-8304; Airspace Docket No. 15-AEA-15]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Charlottesville, VA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension 
to a Class D at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA, 
as the Azalea Park Non-Directional Radio Beacon (NDB) has been 
decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. Also, 
the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status is removed from this 
airspace. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the 
above airport and the University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport in 
Class D and E airspace listed in this final rule. This action enhances 
the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations 
in the area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 15, 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, 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 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 Class D and Class E airspace at Charlottesville-Albemarle 
Airport, Charlottesville, VA.

History

    On March 28, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class D airspace, Class E 
Surface Area Airspace, Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA (81 
FR 17118). The Azalea Park NDB has been decommissioned requiring 
airspace reconfiguration at the airport. This action also to updates 
the geographic coordinates of the airport and University of Virginia 
Medical Center Heliport, and eliminates the NOTAM information that 
reads, ``This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and time established in advance by 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 airspace designated as an extension to Class D at Charlottesville-
Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA. Interested parties were invited 
to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments 
on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 
5000, 6002, 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 part 71.1. The Class D and 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 amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class D airspace, Class E Surface Area Airspace, Class E 
Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D, and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charlottesville-
Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA. The Azalea Park NDB has been 
decommissioned requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. This 
action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and 
University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport, and eliminates the 
NOTAM information that reads, ``This Class E airspace area is effective 
during the specific dates and time established in advance by 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 airspace designated as an extension to Class D at 
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, Charlottesville, VA.

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. 
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

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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 5-6.5a. 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]

0
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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA VA D Charlottesville, VA [Amended]

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA
    (Lat. 38[deg]08'23'' N., long 78[deg]27'08'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,100 MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the Charlottesville-Albemarle 
Airport. This Class D airspace area 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.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Area Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA VA E2 Charlottesville, VA [Amended]

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA
    (Lat. 38[deg]08'23'' N., long 78[deg]27'08'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-
mile radius of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. This Class E 
airspace area 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.

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

* * * * *

AEA VA E4 Charlottesville, VA [Amended]

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA
    (Lat. 38[deg]08'23'' N., long 78[deg]27'08'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.2 miles 
each side of the 202[deg] bearing from Charlottesville-Albemarle 
Airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 6-miles southwest of 
the airport.

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

* * * * *

AEA VA E5 Charlottesville, VA [Amended]

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, VA
    (Lat. 38[deg]08'23'' N., long 78[deg]27'08'' W.)
University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport
    (Lat. 38[deg]01'52'' N., long 78[deg]29'54'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile radius of Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, and 
within a 6-mile radius of the University of Virginia Medical Center 
Heliport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 16, 2016.
Debra L. Hogan,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2016-14881 Filed 6-23-16; 8:45 am]
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