Amendment of Class E Airspace, Kahului, HI, 95430-95431 [2016-30655]

Download as PDF 95430 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 108°22′29″ W.; to lat. 39°01′00″ N., long. 107°47′00″ W.; to lat. 39°07′40″ N, long. 107°13′47″ W.; to lat. 39°11′48″ N., long. 106°29′16″ W.; to lat. 39°40′23″ N., long. 103°29′02″ W.; to lat. 36°59′57″ N., long. 104°18′04″ W.; to lat. 36°17′00″ N., long. 104°14′00″ W.; to lat. 36°12′53″ N., long. 104°56′21″ W.; to lat. 36°13′34″ N., long. 105°54′42″ W.; thence to the point of beginning. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 12, 2016. Tracey Johnson, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–30651 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–1068; Airspace Docket No. 14–AWP–12] Amendment of Class E Airspace, Kahului, HI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area, and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI. Due to changes to the available instrument flight procedures since the last airspace review and advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping accuracy, modifications are necessary to ensure the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 2, 2017, 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, 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 U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Bldg Ground Floor, Rm W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590; Telephone: 1–800–647–5527, or 202–366–9826. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:15 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. 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 modifies controlled airspace at Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI. History On August 12, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class E airspace at Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI (81 FR 53342) Docket No. FAA–2014–1068. 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 6003 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by modifying the Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI, Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area, to include that area within 3 miles each side of the airport 203° bearing extending from the airport 5mile radius to 7 miles southwest of the airport, and removing the extension to the northeast as it is no longer required. This action also modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by slightly expanding that airspace within 3.6 miles each side of the 038° bearing from the airport extending from the 5-mile radius to 11.7 miles northeast of the airport. This modification is necessary to contain IFR arrival operations descending below 1,500 feet above the surface, and IFR departure operations below 1,200 feet above the surface. Also, the Maui VORTAC navigation aid is removed from the legal descriptions in the Class E airspace areas noted above. Changes to the available instrument flight procedures, advances in GPS mapping accuracy, and a reliance on precise geographic coordinates to define airport and airspace reference points have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6003, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this 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 E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 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. [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES * * * * AWP HI E3 Kahului, HI [Modified] Kahului Airport, HI (Lat. 20°53′55″ N., long. 156°25′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3 miles each side of the Kahului Airport 203° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the 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 Pacific Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6005: Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 16:15 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2016–30655 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 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 descriptions at Cedar City Regional Airport, Cedar City, UT. Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cedar City, UT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment. AGENCY: This action amends the legal descriptions for Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface to correct the airport name for Cedar City Regional Airport (formerly Cedar City Municipal Airport), Cedar City, UT, and amends the airport reference point (ARP) geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action also changes the name of the VHF Omnidirectional Range Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) noted in the Class E surface area airspace legal description to the Enoch VOR/DME (formerly Cedar City VOR/ DME). These changes do not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 2, 2017. 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 SUMMARY: Paragraph 6003: Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class C Surface Area. * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 12, 2016. Tracey Johnson, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line 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 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 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert LaPlante, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4566. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. FAA–2016–9119; Airspace Docket No. 16–ANM–15] ■ § 71.1 AWP HI E5 Kahului, HI [Modified] Kahului Airport, HI (Lat. 20°53′55″ N., long. 156°25′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 5-mile radius of Kahului Airport, and within 3.6 miles each side of the airport 038° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 11.7 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the airport 065° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 10 miles northeast of the airport, and within 3 miles each side of the airport 203° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 10.3 miles southwest of the airport, and within the area bounded by the airport 318° bearing clockwise to the airport 013° bearing extending from the 5mile radius of the airport to 8.5-miles northeast of the airport. 95431 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 History The FAA identified that Cedar City Regional Airport and the geographic coordinates of the airport’s ARP listed in the Class E airspace legal descriptions above are not coincidental with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Also, in accordance with FAA policy, the FAA has changed the Cedar City VOR/DME name to the Enoch VOR/DME, to avoid any potential confusion resulting from an off-airport navigation aid with the same name as the associated airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 and 6005, E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2016)]
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[Pages 95430-95431]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-30655]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2014-1068; Airspace Docket No. 14-AWP-12]


Amendment of Class E Airspace, Kahului, HI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class C surface area, and modifies Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kahului Airport, 
Kahului, HI. Due to changes to the available instrument flight 
procedures since the last airspace review and advances in Global 
Positioning System (GPS) mapping accuracy, modifications are necessary 
to ensure the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 2, 2017, 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, 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 U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., West Bldg Ground Floor, Rm W12-140, Washington, 
DC 20590; Telephone: 1-800-647-5527, or 202-366-9826. The Order is also 
available for inspection at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 
7400.11A at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4511.

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 modifies controlled airspace at Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI.

History

    On August 12, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class E airspace at 
Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI (81 FR 53342) Docket No. FAA-2014-1068. 
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 6003 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and 
effective September 15, 2016, 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 
2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by modifying the Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI, Class E airspace 
area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area, to include 
that area within 3 miles each side of the airport 203[deg] bearing 
extending from the airport 5-mile radius to 7 miles southwest of the 
airport, and removing the extension to the northeast as it is no longer 
required.
    This action also modifies the Class E airspace area extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface by slightly expanding that 
airspace within 3.6 miles each side of the 038[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 5-mile radius to 11.7 miles northeast of the 
airport. This modification is necessary to contain IFR arrival 
operations descending below 1,500 feet above the surface, and IFR 
departure operations below 1,200 feet above the surface. Also, the Maui 
VORTAC navigation aid is removed from the legal descriptions in the 
Class E airspace areas noted above. Changes to the available instrument 
flight procedures, advances in GPS mapping accuracy, and a reliance on 
precise geographic coordinates to define airport and airspace reference 
points have made this action necessary for the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6003, and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and 
effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this 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

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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

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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 7400.11A, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and 
effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6003: Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class C Surface Area.
* * * * *

AWP HI E3 Kahului, HI [Modified]

Kahului Airport, HI
(Lat. 20[deg]53'55'' N., long. 156[deg]25'50'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3 miles 
each side of the Kahului Airport 203[deg] bearing extending from the 
5-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles southwest of the 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 Pacific Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6005: Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.
* * * * *

AWP HI E5 Kahului, HI [Modified]

Kahului Airport, HI
(Lat. 20[deg]53'55'' N., long. 156[deg]25'50'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 5-mile radius of Kahului Airport, and within 3.6 miles each 
side of the airport 038[deg] bearing extending from the 5-mile 
radius of the airport to 11.7 miles northeast of the airport, and 
within 2 miles each side of the airport 065[deg] bearing extending 
from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 10 miles northeast of the 
airport, and within 3 miles each side of the airport 203[deg] 
bearing extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 10.3 
miles southwest of the airport, and within the area bounded by the 
airport 318[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 013[deg] bearing 
extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 8.5-miles 
northeast of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 12, 2016.
Tracey Johnson,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-30655 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P