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, 45407-45409 [2016-16383]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25 Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704. The Special Conditions Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the type certification basis for Boeing Model 777–200 series airplanes modified by American Airlines. In addition to the requirements of § 25.562: 1. Head-Injury Criteria Compliance with § 25.562(c)(5) is required, except that, if the anthropomorphic test device (ATD) has no apparent contact with the seat/ structure but has contact with an airbag, a HIC unlimited score in excess of 1000 is acceptable, provided the HIC15 score (calculated in accordance with 49 CFR 571.208) for that contact is less than 700. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES 2. Body-to-Wall/Furnishing Contact If a seat is installed aft of structure (e.g. interior wall or furnishings) that does not provide a homogenous contact surface for the expected range of occupants and yaw angles, then additional analysis and/or tests may be required to demonstrate that the injury criteria are met for the area which an occupant could contact. For example, if an airbag device is present, different yaw angles could result in different airbag-device performance, and additional analysis or separate tests may be necessary to evaluate performance. 3. Neck Injury Criteria The seating system must protect the occupant from experiencing serious neck injury. If an airbag device is present, the assessment of neck injury must be conducted with the airbag device activated, unless there is reason to also consider that the neck-injury potential would be higher for impacts below the airbag-device deployment threshold. a. The Nij (calculated in accordance with 49 CFR 571.208) must be below 1.0, where Nij =Fz/Fzc + My/Myc, and Nij critical values are: i. Fzc = 1530 lb for tension ii. Fzc = 1385 lb for compression iii. Myc = 229 lb-ft in flexion iv. Myc = 100 lb-ft in extension b. In addition, peak upper-neck Fz must be below 937 lb in tension and 899 lb in compression. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 c. Rotation of the head about its vertical axis, relative to the torso, is limited to 105 degrees in either direction from forward-facing. d. The neck must not impact any surface that would produce concentrated loading on the neck. 45407 Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 7, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–16639 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 4. Spine and Torso Injury Criteria a. The lumbar spine tension (Fz) cannot exceed 1200 lb. b. Significant concentrated loading on the occupant’s spine, in the area between the pelvis and shoulders during impact, including rebound, is not acceptable. During this type of contact, the interval for any rearward (X direction) acceleration exceeding 20g must be less than 3 milliseconds as measured by the thoracic instrumentation specified in 49 CFR part 572, subpart E, filtered in accordance with SAE International (SAE) Recommended Practice J211/1, ‘‘Instrumentation for Impact Test—Part 1—Electronic Instrumentation.’’ c. The occupant must not interact with the armrest or other seat components in any manner significantly different than would be expected for a forward-facing seat installation. 5. Pelvis Criteria Any part of the load-bearing portion of the bottom of the ATD pelvis must not translate beyond the edges of the seat bottom seat-cushion supporting structure. 6. Femur Criteria Axial rotation of the upper leg (about the z-axis of the femur per SAE Recommended Practice J211/1) must be limited to 35 degrees from the nominal seated position. Evaluation during rebound does not need to be considered. 7. ATD and Test Conditions Longitudinal tests conducted to measure the injury criteria above must be performed with the FAA Hybrid III ATD, as described in SAE 1999–01– 1609, ‘‘A Lumbar Spine Modification to the Hybrid III ATD for Aircraft Seat Tests,’’ V. Gowdy, et al. (1999). The tests must be conducted with an undeformed floor, at the most-critical yaw cases for injury, and with all lateral structural supports (e.g., armrests or walls) installed. Note: In addition to these special conditions, the inflatable lapbelts must meet the criteria of special conditions no. 25–187A–SC, titled, ‘‘Boeing Model 777 Series Airplanes; Seats with Inflatable Lapbelts.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–4429; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–8] 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: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; Minden Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA. The decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and/or cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also removes 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 name of Minden Airport (formerly Minden-Webster Airport) and the geographic coordinates at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, Minden Airport, and Slidell Airport are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYR1.SGM 14JYR1 45408 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 amends Class E airspace at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; Homer Municipal Airport, Homer, LA; Minden Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES History On April 13, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (81 FR 21774), Docket No. FAA–2016–4429, to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; Homer Municipal Airport, Homer, LA; Minden Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that Minden-Webster Airport had been changed to Minden Airport and is noted as such in this rule. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 designation 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 modifies 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 Airport, Minden, LA; and within a 6.5mile radius of 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, is being removed as controlled airspace is no longer needed. Additionally, the name of Minden Airport (formerly Minden-Webster Airport) and the geographic coordinates at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, Minden Airport, and Slidell Airport are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. All modifications to the Class E airspace are in accordance with airspace requirements specified in FAA Joint Order 7400.2K, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airports. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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, 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°26′28″ N., long. 93°28′25″ W.) E:\FR\FM\14JYR1.SGM 14JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 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 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 June 27, 2016. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–16383 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, 240– 402–7911. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the Federal Register of February 12, 2016 (81 FR 7445), FDA published a final rule entitled ‘‘Removal of Review and Reclassification Procedures for Biological Products Licensed Prior to July 1, 1972’’ (February 2016 final rule). In the February 2016 final rule, FDA, in part, removed § 601.25 (21 CFR 601.25), which prescribed procedures for FDA’s review of biological products licensed before July 1, 1972. Under § 14.1(a)(2) (21 CFR 14.1(a)(2)), specific provisions are provided for a matter that is subject to a hearing before an advisory committee. Under § 20.100(c) (21 CFR 20.100(c)), in addition to the provisions of 21 CFR part 20, rules on the availability of specific categories of FDA records are established by regulations under Chapter I of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Sections 14.1(a)(2)(v) and 20.100(c)(22) include a reference to § 601.25. In the February 2016 final rule, FDA inadvertently did not remove these sections (§§ 14.1(a)(2)(v) and 20.100(c)(22)) that referenced § 601.25. Accordingly, FDA is removing and reserving §§ 14.1(a)(2)(v) and 20.100(c)(22). Publication of this document constitutes final action under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 553). FDA has determined that notice and public comment is unnecessary because the amendments to the regulations are nonsubstantive. 21 CFR Parts 14 and 20 List of Subjects [Docket No. FDA–2015–N–2103] 21 CFR Part 14 Removal of Review and Reclassification Procedures for Biological Products Licensed Prior to July 1, 1972; Technical Amendment AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Final rule; technical amendment. ACTION: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is amending the Agency’s regulations by removing certain regulations that include obsolete references. FDA is taking this action to improve the accuracy of the regulations. DATES: This rule is effective July 14, 2016. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica T. Walker, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 71, Rm. 7301, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:55 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 Administrative practice and procedure, Advisory committees, Color additives, Drugs, Radiation protection. 21 CFR Part 20 Confidential business information, Courts, Freedom of information, Government employees. Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Public Health Service Act, and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, 21 CFR parts 14 and 20 are amended as follows: PART 14—PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE A PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE 1. The authority citation for part 14 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 15 U.S.C. 1451–1461, 21 U.S.C. 41–50, 141–149, 321– 394, 467f, 679, 821, 1034; 28 U.S.C. 2112; 42 U.S.C. 201, 262, 263b, 264; Pub. L. 107–109; Pub. L. 108–155; Pub. L. 113–54. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 14.1 45409 [Amended] 2. In § 14.1, remove and reserve paragraph (a)(2)(v). ■ PART 20—PUBLIC INFORMATION 3. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552; 18 U.S.C. 1905; 19 U.S.C. 2531–2582; 21 U.S.C. 321–393, 1401– 1403; 42 U.S.C. 241, 242, 242a, 2421, 242n, 243, 262, 263, 263b–263n, 264, 265, 300u– 300u–5, 300aa–1. § 20.100 [Amended] 4. In § 20.100, remove and reserve paragraph (c)(22). ■ Dated: July 8, 2016. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–16637 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 301 [TD 9778] RIN 1545–BM24 Participation of a Person Described in Section 6103(n) in a Summons Interview Under Section 7602(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations and removal of temporary regulations. AGENCY: This document contains final regulations modifying regulations under section 7602(a) of the Internal Revenue Code relating to administrative summonses. Specifically, these final regulations clarify that persons with whom the IRS or the Office of Chief Counsel (Chief Counsel) contracts for services described in section 6103(n) and its implementing regulations may be included as persons designated to receive summoned books, papers, records, or other data and, in the presence and under the guidance of an IRS officer or employee, participate fully in the interview of a witness summoned by the IRS to provide testimony under oath. These regulations may affect taxpayers, a taxpayer’s officers or employees, and any third party who is served with a summons, as well as any other person entitled to notice of a summons. DATES: Effective Date: These regulations are effective on July 14, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYR1.SGM 14JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 135 (Thursday, July 14, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-16383]


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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]


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: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, 
LA; Minden Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA. The 
decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and/or 
cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning 
System (GPS) capabilities, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) 
procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at these 
airports. This action also removes 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 name of 
Minden Airport (formerly Minden-Webster Airport) and the geographic 
coordinates at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, Minden Airport, and 
Slidell Airport are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.

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

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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 amends Class E airspace at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De 
Quincy, LA; Homer Municipal Airport, Homer, LA; Minden Airport, Minden, 
LA; and Slidell, Airport, Slidell, LA.

History

    On April 13, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (81 FR 21774), Docket No. FAA-
2016-4429, to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, De Quincy, LA; Homer 
Municipal Airport, Homer, LA; Minden Airport, Minden, LA; and Slidell, 
Airport, Slidell, LA. Interested parties were invited to participate in 
this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal 
to the FAA. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that Minden-
Webster Airport had been changed to Minden Airport and is noted as such 
in this rule.
    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 part 71.1. The Class 
E airspace designation 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 modifies 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 Airport, Minden, LA; 
and within a 6.5-mile radius of 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, is being removed 
as controlled airspace is no longer needed. Additionally, the name of 
Minden Airport (formerly Minden-Webster Airport) and the geographic 
coordinates at De Quincy Industrial Airpark, Minden Airport, and 
Slidell Airport are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database. All modifications to the Class E airspace are in 
accordance with airspace requirements specified in FAA Joint Order 
7400.2K, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Controlled airspace 
is necessary for the safety and management of standard instrument 
approach procedures for IFR operations at the airports.

 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, 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.)


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    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 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 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 June 27, 2016.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-16383 Filed 7-13-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P