Amendment of Class C Airspace; Boise, ID, 53913-53914 [2016-19243]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Class C airspace designations are published in paragraph 4000 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 C airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES 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, and its agency implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ regarding categorical exclusions for procedural actions at paragraph 5–6.5a which categorically excludes from full environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points. Since this action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area, and only amends the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, NY, Class C airspace by removing a cutout from the Class C surface area that had been incorporated to accommodate operations at the former Michael Field/ Onondaga Flight School Airport which is now permanently closed, this airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAAO 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. List 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, effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 4000 Class C Airspace. AEA NY C Syracuse Hancock International Airport, NY Syracuse Hancock International Airport, NY (Lat. 43°06′40″ N., long. 76°06′23″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 4,400 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,600 feet MSL to and including 4,400 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport from the 248° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 118° bearing from the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 2,700 feet MSL to and including 4,400 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius from the 118° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 188° bearing from the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 2,300 feet MSL to and including 4,400 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the airport from the 188° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 248° bearing from the airport. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 8, 2016. Leslie M. Swann, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2016–19244 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53913 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–7467; Airspace Docket No. 16–AWA–2] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class C Airspace; Boise, ID Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Boise, ID, Class C airspace area by amending the legal description to contain the current Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field airport name and updated airport reference point (ARP) information. This action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, October 13, 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_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: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in E:\FR\FM\15AUR1.SGM 15AUR1 53914 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 updates the airport name and ARP geographic coordinates for the Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field airport that is contained in the Boise, ID, Class C airspace description. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES History Class C airspace areas are designed to improve air safety by reducing the risk of midair collisions in high volume airport terminal areas and to enhance the management of air traffic operations in that area. During a biennial review of the Boise, ID, Class C airspace, the FAA identified that the airport’s name and ARP geographic coordinates in the airspace legal description did not match the information in the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action updates the airport name and ARP geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database information. There are no changes to routing or air traffic control procedures resulting from this action. Class C airspace designations are published in paragraph 4000 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 C 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the Boise, ID, Class C airspace area description. The airport formerly VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 known as ‘‘Boise Air Terminal’’ is renamed ‘‘Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field’’ and the ARP geographic position for the airport is changed from ‘‘lat. 43°33′54″ N., long. 116°13′30″ W.’’ to ‘‘lat. 43°33′52″ N., long. 116°13′22″ W.’’ These amendments to the airport name and ARP geographic coordinates reflect the current information in the FAA’s aeronautical database. Additionally, minor administrative edits to the legal description are made for clarity. This is an administrative change and does not affect the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the airspace, therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is unnecessary. this action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. 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 Department of Transportation (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. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, and its agency implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ regarding categorical exclusions for procedural actions at paragraph 5–6.5a which categorically excludes from full environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points. Since this action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area, and only amends the legal description to contain the current Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field airport name and updated ARP information, this airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAAO 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 List 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: 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: ■ Paragraph 4000 Class C Airspace. * * * * * ANM ID C Boise, ID [Amended] Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, ID (Lat. 43°33′52″ N., long. 116°13′22″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 6,900 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field; that airspace extending upward from 4,600 feet MSL to and including 6,900 feet MSL within a 10mile radius of the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field from the 098° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 183° bearing from the airport; that airspace extending upward from 4,200 feet MSL to and including 6,900 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field from the 183° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 348° bearing from the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 5,200 feet MSL to and including 6,900 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field from the 348° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 008° bearing from the airport. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 8, 2016. Leslie M. Swann, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 157 (Monday, August 15, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-19243]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-7467; Airspace Docket No. 16-AWA-2]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class C Airspace; Boise, ID

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Boise, ID, Class C airspace area by 
amending the legal description to contain the current Boise Air 
Terminal/Gowen Field airport name and updated airport reference point 
(ARP) information. This action does not change the boundaries, 
altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, October 13, 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: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, 
Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in

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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 updates the airport name and ARP geographic coordinates for the 
Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field airport that is contained in the Boise, 
ID, Class C airspace description.

History

    Class C airspace areas are designed to improve air safety by 
reducing the risk of midair collisions in high volume airport terminal 
areas and to enhance the management of air traffic operations in that 
area. During a biennial review of the Boise, ID, Class C airspace, the 
FAA identified that the airport's name and ARP geographic coordinates 
in the airspace legal description did not match the information in the 
FAA's aeronautical database. This action updates the airport name and 
ARP geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database information. There are no changes to routing or air traffic 
control procedures resulting from this action.
    Class C airspace designations are published in paragraph 4000 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 
C 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending the Boise, ID, Class C airspace area description. 
The airport formerly known as ``Boise Air Terminal'' is renamed ``Boise 
Air Terminal/Gowen Field'' and the ARP geographic position for the 
airport is changed from ``lat. 43[deg]33'54'' N., long. 116[deg]13'30'' 
W.'' to ``lat. 43[deg]33'52'' N., long. 116[deg]13'22'' W.'' These 
amendments to the airport name and ARP geographic coordinates reflect 
the current information in the FAA's aeronautical database. 
Additionally, minor administrative edits to the legal description are 
made for clarity.
    This is an administrative change and does not affect the 
boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the airspace, 
therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) is 
unnecessary.

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 
Department of Transportation (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, and its agency 
implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: 
Policies and Procedures'' regarding categorical exclusions for 
procedural actions at paragraph 5-6.5a which categorically excludes 
from full environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate 
or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting 
points. Since this action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or 
operating requirements of the Class C airspace area, and only amends 
the legal description to contain the current Boise Air Terminal/Gowen 
Field airport name and updated ARP information, this airspace action is 
not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental 
impacts. In accordance with FAAO 1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding 
Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has been reviewed for factors 
and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may 
have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and 
it is determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant 
preparation of an environmental assessment.

List 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

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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 FAA Order 7400.9Z, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, 
effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 4000 Class C Airspace.

* * * * *

ANM ID C Boise, ID [Amended]

Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, ID
    (Lat. 43[deg]33'52'' N., long. 116[deg]13'22'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
6,900 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Boise Air Terminal/
Gowen Field; that airspace extending upward from 4,600 feet MSL to 
and including 6,900 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the Boise 
Air Terminal/Gowen Field from the 098[deg] bearing from the airport 
clockwise to the 183[deg] bearing from the airport; that airspace 
extending upward from 4,200 feet MSL to and including 6,900 feet MSL 
within a 10-mile radius of the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field from 
the 183[deg] bearing from the airport clockwise to the 348[deg] 
bearing from the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 
5,200 feet MSL to and including 6,900 feet MSL within a 10-mile 
radius of the Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field from the 348[deg] 
bearing from the airport clockwise to the 008[deg] bearing from the 
airport.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 8, 2016.
Leslie M. Swann,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2016-19243 Filed 8-12-16; 8:45 am]
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