Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Roswell, NM, 2871-2873 [2017-00184]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations IFR operations. The airspace modification would lower the floor of Class E (controlled) airspace along the specific portion of V–506 from 9,500 feet MSL to 7,500 feet MSL. This action would lower the minimum altitude for air traffic control services and accommodate the minimum GNSS (MEA) for the airway of 8,000 feet MSL, while maintaining a 500 foot airspace buffer between IFR aircraft and uncontrolled airspace. The airway would provide a buffer of greater than 2,000 feet between IFR aircraft and the maximum terrain and obstacle elevation. Lastly it would provide IFR aircraft experiencing icing conditions the ability to fly 2,000 feet lower than previously allowed, and remain within controlled airspace. Alaskan VOR Federal Airways are published in paragraph 6010(b) 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 Alaskan VOR Federal airways listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 to modify VOR Federal airwayV–506 in the vicinity of Kotzebue, AK, due to the establishment of a lower GNSS Minimum Enroute Altitude. The route modifications are outlined below. V–506: V–506 extends from the intersection of Kodiak, AK, VOR/DME 107° radial and the Anchorage Oceanic CTA/FIR boundary to the Barrow, AK, VOR/DME. A portion of the route segment between the Hotham, AK, NDB and the Barrow, AK, VOR/DME is amended to a lower MEA from 95 MSL to 75 MSL. All radials in the regulatory text route descriptions below are stated in True degrees. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:51 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 of amending Alaskan VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V–506 by lowering the floor of class E controlled airspace due to the establishment of a lower global navigation satellite system (GNSS) Minimum Enroute Altitude (MEA) qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F. Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, Paragraph 5– 6.5a which categorically excludes from further environmental review Rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). This action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 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. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2871 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 is amended 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016 and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(b) Airways * * * Alaskan VOR Federal * * V–506 [Amended] From INT Kodiak, AK, 107° radial and the Anchorage Oceanic CTA/FIR boundary, 37 miles 20 MSL, 24 miles 12 AGL, Kodiak; 50 miles 12 AGL, 50 miles 95 MSL, 51 miles 12 AGL, King Salmon, AK; 51 miles 12 AGL, 84 miles 70 MSL, 63 miles 12 AGL, Bethel, AK; Nome, AK; 35 miles 12 AGL, 71 miles 55 MSL, 53 miles 12 AGL, Kotzebue, AK; Hotham, AK, NDB; 69 miles 12 AGL, 124 miles 75 MSL, 98 miles 12 AGL, Barrow, AK. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2017. Gemechu Gelgelu, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2017–00077 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–7488; Airspace Docket No. 15–ASW–19] Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Roswell, NM Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Roswell, NM. This action is necessary due to advances Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures at Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, NM. Additionally, this action removes Class SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1 2872 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations E airspace designated as an extension at Roswell International Air Center. This action also updates the name and geographic coordinates of the airport and the Chisum VHF omnidirectional range collocate tactical air navigation (VORTAC) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Effective 0901 UTC, April 27, 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. DATES: 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 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 7400.11A 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. ADDRESSES: History On March 28, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register (81 FR 17116) Docket No. FAA–2015–7488, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, NM. 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 the geographic coordinates for the Chisum VORTAC needed to be adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. That adjustment has been incorporated in this action. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, 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 D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Rule Authority for This Rulemaking 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 Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, NM. Cancellation of the standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs), advances in GPS capabilities, and implementation of RNAV procedures at Roswell International Air Center (formerly Roswell Industrial Air Center), is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport is reduced from a 12.7mile radius to a 7.4-mile radius, with the extension to the northwest being reduced from 4 miles to 1.7 miles each pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends Class D and Class E airspace at Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, NM. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:51 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 side of the Chisum VORTAC 278° radial extending from the 7.4-mile radius to 11 miles vice 23 miles; and the extension to the northeast being removed. Additionally, the Class E airspace designated as an extension at the airport is removed as it is no longer needed. All modifications to the Class E airspace are in accordance with airspace requirements specified in FAA Joint Order 7400.2K. The airport name and geographic coordinates are amended in the existing Class D and Class E airspace areas to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. The geographic coordinates for the Chisum VORTAC noted in Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface are also adjusted. 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: E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 28, 2016. Thomas L. Lattimer, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2017–00184 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] ■ BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION § 71.1 Federal Aviation Administration [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: ■ Paragraph 5000 * [Docket No. FAA–2016–8830; Airspace Docket No. 16–AGL–18] Class D Airspace. * 14 CFR Part 71 * * * ASW NM D Roswell, NM [Amended] Roswell International Air Center, NM (Lat. 33°18′06″ N., long. 104°31′50″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 6,200 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Roswell International Air Center. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ASW NM E2 Roswell, NM [Amended] Roswell International Air Center, NM (Lat. 33°18′06″ N., long. 104°31′50″ W.) Within a 5-mile radius of Roswell International Air Center. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * ASW NM E4 * * Roswell, NM [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES * * * * * ASW NM E5 Roswell, NM [Amended] Roswell International Air Center, NM (Lat. 33°18′06″ N., long. 104°31′50″ W.) Chisum VORTAC (Lat. 33°20′15″ N., long. 104°37′16″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.4-mile radius of Roswell International Air Center, and within 1.7 miles each side of the Chisum VORTAC 278° radial extending from the 7.4mile radius of the airport to 11 miles northwest of the airport. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:51 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Wisconsin Towns; Land O’ Lakes, WI; Manitowish Waters, WI; Merrill, WI; Oconto, WI; Phillips, WI; Platteville, WI; Solon Springs, WI; Superior, WI; and West Bend, WI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kings Land O’ Lakes Airport, Land O’ Lakes, WI; Manitowish Waters Airport, Manitowish Waters, WI; Merrill Municipal Airport, Merrill, WI; Oconto-J. Douglas Bake Municipal Airport, Oconto, WI; Price County Airport, Phillips, WI; Platteville Municipal Airport, Platteville, WI; Solon Springs Municipal Airport, Solon Springs, WI; Richard I. Bong Airport, Superior, WI; and West Bend Municipal Airport, West Bend, WI. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDBs), 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 these airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Kings Land O’ Lakes Airport; Manitowish Waters Airport; Oconto-J. Douglas Bake Municipal Airport; and Solon Springs Municipal Airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. The name of Oconto-J. Douglas Bake Municipal Airport (formerly Oconto Municipal Airport) is also adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, April 27, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2873 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 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 7400.11A 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. 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 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kings Land O’ Lakes Airport, Land O’ Lakes, WI; Manitowish Waters Airport, Manitowish Waters, WI; Merrill Municipal Airport, Merrill, WI; Oconto-J. Douglas Bake Municipal Airport, Oconto, WI; Price County Airport, Phillips, WI; Platteville Municipal Airport, Platteville, WI; Solon Springs Municipal Airport, Solon Springs, WI; Richard I. Bong Airport, Superior, WI; and West Bend Municipal Airport, West Bend, WI. History On September 8, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), (81 FR 62044) Docket No. FAA–2016– 8830, to modify Class E airspace E:\FR\FM\10JAR1.SGM 10JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-00184]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-7488; Airspace Docket No. 15-ASW-19]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class 
E Airspace; Roswell, NM

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area 
airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Roswell, NM. This action is necessary due to advances Global 
Positioning System (GPS) capabilities and implementation of area 
navigation (RNAV) procedures at Roswell International Air Center, 
Roswell, NM. Additionally, this action removes Class

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E airspace designated as an extension at Roswell International Air 
Center. This action also updates the name and geographic coordinates of 
the airport and the Chisum VHF omnidirectional range collocate tactical 
air navigation (VORTAC) to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, April 27, 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 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 7400.11A 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: 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 D and Class E airspace at Roswell International Air 
Center, Roswell, NM.

History

    On March 28, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register (81 FR 
17116) Docket No. FAA-2015-7488, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove 
Class E airspace designated as an extension at Roswell International 
Air Center, Roswell, NM. 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 the 
geographic coordinates for the Chisum VORTAC needed to be adjusted to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. That adjustment has been 
incorporated in this action.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, 6004, 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 D and E airspace designations 
listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, 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

    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 Roswell International Air Center, Roswell, NM. 
Cancellation of the standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs), 
advances in GPS capabilities, and implementation of RNAV procedures at 
Roswell International Air Center (formerly Roswell Industrial Air 
Center), is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations 
at the airport.
    The class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at the airport is reduced from a 12.7-mile radius to a 7.4-mile 
radius, with the extension to the northwest being reduced from 4 miles 
to 1.7 miles each side of the Chisum VORTAC 278[deg] radial extending 
from the 7.4-mile radius to 11 miles vice 23 miles; and the extension 
to the northeast being removed. Additionally, the Class E airspace 
designated as an extension at the airport is removed as it is no longer 
needed. All modifications to the Class E airspace are in accordance 
with airspace requirements specified in FAA Joint Order 7400.2K. The 
airport name and geographic coordinates are amended in the existing 
Class D and Class E airspace areas to be in concert with the FAA's 
aeronautical database. The geographic coordinates for the Chisum VORTAC 
noted in Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface are also adjusted.

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:

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

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASW NM D Roswell, NM [Amended]

Roswell International Air Center, NM
    (Lat. 33[deg]18'06'' N., long. 104[deg]31'50'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
6,200 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Roswell International Air 
Center. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ASW NM E2 Roswell, NM [Amended]

Roswell International Air Center, NM
    (Lat. 33[deg]18'06'' N., long. 104[deg]31'50'' W.)

    Within a 5-mile radius of Roswell International Air Center. This 
Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and 
times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective 
date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the 
Airport/Facility Directory.

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

* * * * *

ASW NM E4 Roswell, NM [Removed]

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

* * * * *

ASW NM E5 Roswell, NM [Amended]

Roswell International Air Center, NM
    (Lat. 33[deg]18'06'' N., long. 104[deg]31'50'' W.)

Chisum VORTAC
    (Lat. 33[deg]20'15'' N., long. 104[deg]37'16'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.4-mile radius of Roswell International Air Center, and 
within 1.7 miles each side of the Chisum VORTAC 278[deg] radial 
extending from the 7.4-mile radius of the airport to 11 miles 
northwest of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 28, 2016.
Thomas L. Lattimer,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-00184 Filed 1-9-17; 8:45 am]
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