Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Minnesota Towns; Hutchinson, MN; Jackson, MN; Pipestone, MN; Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca, MN, 52761-52762 [2016-18764]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 25, 2016. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–18483 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–4271; Airspace Docket No. 16–AGL–6] Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Minnesota Towns; Hutchinson, MN; Jackson, MN; Pipestone, MN; Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca, MN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field, Hutchinson, MN; Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN; Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN; Richard B. Helgeson Airport, Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca Municipal Airport, Waseca, MN. Decommissioning of the 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 updates the geographic coordinates at Hutchinson MunicipalButler Field, Jackson Municipal Airport, Pipestone Municipal Airport, and Richard B. Helgeson Airport, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 10, 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 Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:57 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field, Hutchinson, MN; Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN; Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN; Richard B. Helgeson Airport, Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca Municipal Airport, Waseca, MN. History On May 3, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class E airspace at Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field, Hutchinson, MN; Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN; Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN; Richard B. Helgeson Airport, Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca Municipal Airport, Waseca, MN (81 FR 26497) Docket No. FAA–2016–4271. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52761 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 at the following airports: Within a 6.6-mile radius of Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field, Hutchinson, MN; Within a 6.3-mile radius of Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN; Within a 6.5-mile radius of Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN; Within a 7-mile radius of Richard B. Helgeson Airport, Two Harbors, MN; and Within a 6.3-mile radius of Waseca Municipal Airport, Waseca, MN. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of nondirectional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the above airports. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airports. Geographic coordinates are being adjusted for the following airports: Hutchinson Municipal-Butler Field, Jackson Municipal Airport, Pipestone Municipal Airport, and Richard B. Helgeson Airport, to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database. 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 E:\FR\FM\10AUR1.SGM 10AUR1 52762 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 154 / Wednesday, August 10, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Jackson Municipal Airport. * * * * * AGL MN E5 Pipestone, MN [Amended] Pipestone Municipal Airport, MN (Lat. 43°58′56″ N., long. 96°18′01″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Pipestone Municipal Airport. * * * * * AGL MN E5 Two Harbors, MN [Amended] Richard B. Helgeson Airport, MN (Lat. 47°02′57″ N., long. 91°44′43″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Richard B. Helgeson Airport. * * * * * AGL MN E5 Waseca, MN [Amended] Waseca Municipal Airport, MN (Lat. 44°04′24″ N., long. 93°33′11″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Waseca Municipal Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 1, 2016. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–18764 Filed 8–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ 14 CFR Part 71 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. [Docket No. FAA–2016–4236; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–5] § 71.1 Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lake Providence, LA [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: ■ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES * * * * * AGL MN E5 Hutchinson, MN [Amended] Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field, MN (Lat. 44°51′36″ N., long. 94°22′57″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Hutchinson Municipal AirportButler Field. * * * * * AGL MN E5 Jackson, MN [Amended] Jackson Municipal Airport, MN (Lat. 43°39′01″ N., long. 94°59′12″ W.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:57 Aug 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Byerley Airport, Lake Providence, LA. The decommissioning of the non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have made this action necessary for continued safety and management within the National Airspace System. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 10, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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_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: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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 removes Class E airspace at Byerley Airport, Lake Providence, LA. History On April 22, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Byerley Airport, Lake Providence, LA. (81 FR 23660) Docket No. FAA–2016–4236. 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 E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, which E:\FR\FM\10AUR1.SGM 10AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 154 (Wednesday, August 10, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52761-52762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-18764]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-4271; Airspace Docket No. 16-AGL-6]


Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Minnesota Towns; 
Hutchinson, MN; Jackson, MN; Pipestone, MN; Two Harbors, MN; and 
Waseca, MN

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 Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler 
Field, Hutchinson, MN; Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN; 
Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN; Richard B. Helgeson 
Airport, Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca Municipal Airport, Waseca, MN. 
Decommissioning of the 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 updates the geographic coordinates at 
Hutchinson Municipal-Butler Field, Jackson Municipal Airport, Pipestone 
Municipal Airport, and Richard B. Helgeson Airport, to coincide with 
the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 10, 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: 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 Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler 
Field, Hutchinson, MN; Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN; 
Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN; Richard B. Helgeson 
Airport, Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca Municipal Airport, Waseca, MN.

History

    On May 3, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class E airspace at Hutchinson 
Municipal Airport-Butler Field, Hutchinson, MN; Jackson Municipal 
Airport, Jackson, MN; Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN; 
Richard B. Helgeson Airport, Two Harbors, MN; and Waseca Municipal 
Airport, Waseca, MN (81 FR 26497) Docket No. FAA-2016-4271. 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 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 at the following airports:

Within a 6.6-mile radius of Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field, 
Hutchinson, MN;
Within a 6.3-mile radius of Jackson Municipal Airport, Jackson, MN;
Within a 6.5-mile radius of Pipestone Municipal Airport, Pipestone, MN;
Within a 7-mile radius of Richard B. Helgeson Airport, Two Harbors, MN; 
and
Within a 6.3-mile radius of Waseca Municipal Airport, Waseca, MN.

    Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of 
non-directional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, 
and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the above 
airports. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and 
management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR 
operations at the airports. Geographic coordinates are being adjusted 
for the following airports: Hutchinson Municipal-Butler Field, Jackson 
Municipal Airport, Pipestone Municipal Airport, and Richard B. Helgeson 
Airport, to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database.

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

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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]

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, 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.

* * * * *

AGL MN E5 Hutchinson, MN [Amended]

Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler Field, MN
    (Lat. 44[deg]51'36'' N., long. 94[deg]22'57'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of Hutchinson Municipal Airport-Butler 
Field.
* * * * *

AGL MN E5 Jackson, MN [Amended]

Jackson Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 43[deg]39'01'' N., long. 94[deg]59'12'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Jackson Municipal Airport.
* * * * *

AGL MN E5 Pipestone, MN [Amended]

Pipestone Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 43[deg]58'56'' N., long. 96[deg]18'01'' W.)

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

AGL MN E5 Two Harbors, MN [Amended]

Richard B. Helgeson Airport, MN
    (Lat. 47[deg]02'57'' N., long. 91[deg]44'43'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Richard B. Helgeson Airport.
* * * * *

AGL MN E5 Waseca, MN [Amended]

Waseca Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 44[deg]04'24'' N., long. 93[deg]33'11'' W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Waseca Municipal Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 1, 2016.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-18764 Filed 8-9-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P