Amendment of Class E Airspace; Santa Rosa, CA, 11809-11810 [2017-03549]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6006 Airspace Areas. * Federal Aviation Administration En Route Domestic * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION * * AGL MI E6 Iron Mountain, MI [Amended] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * AGL MI E5 * * Iron Mountain, MI [Amended] Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Ford Airport, MI (Lat. 45°49′06″ N., long. 88°06′52″ W.) Iron Mountain VOR/DME (Lat. 45°48′58″ N., long. 88°06′44″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.7-mile radius of Iron Mountain VOR/DME, and within 5.2 miles west and 8.3 miles east of the Iron Mountain ILS localizer south course extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 21 miles south of the Iron Mountain/Kingsford, Ford Airport, and within 4.4 miles each side of the Iron Mountain ILS localizer north course extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 16 miles north of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on February 2, 2016. Christopher L. Southerland, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–03508 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 24, 2017 Renton, WA, 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14 CFR Part 71 * Iron Mountain VOR/DME, MI (Lat. 45°48′58″ N., long. 088°06′44″ W.) Thunder Bay Airport, ON, Canada (Lat. 48°22′19″ N., long. 089°19′26″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 47°05′00″ N., long. 086°40′39″ W.; to lat. 47°05′00″ N., long. 088°27′44″ W.; to the Iron Mountain VOR/ DME; to lat. 46°16′21″ N., long. 089°47′13″ W.; to lat. 46°52′34″ N., long. 090°13′09″ W. on the eastern boundary of the Wisconsin E5 airspace area; thence northeast along the boundary of the Wisconsin and Minnesota E5 airspace areas to the intersection of the 35 NM radius of the Thunder Bay Airport; thence counterclockwise along the 35 NM radius of the Thunder Bay Airport to the intersection of the southern boundary of the Upper Peninsula E6 airspace area; thence southeast along the boundary of the Upper Peninsula E6 airspace area to the point of beginning. * 11809 Jkt 241001 Authority for This Rulemaking [Docket No. FAA–2016–6967; Airspace Docket No. 16–AWP–7] 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 Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA. Amendment of Class E Airspace; Santa Rosa, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D airspace at Charles M. SchulzSonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA, by reducing the northwest segment and adding a segment southeast of the airport, and adds part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) information. This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to include only that area required for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Further, the proposed change to the geographic coordinates of the airport for the Class D and E airspace areas is not finalized in this action because those changes were made in a prior rulemaking. 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 7400.11, 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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 History On June 24, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (81 FR 41280), Docket No. FAA–2016–6967, to modify Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA. The FAA also proposed to update the geographical coordinates of the airport for both Class D and E airspace areas. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the geographic coordinates of the airport already had been amended for Class D airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension (80 FR 48686, August 14, 2015); and for Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface (80 FR 48426, August 13, 2015). As the only proposed change to the Class D airspace information was the geographic coordinates of the airport, the FAA is withdrawing the Class D change from this final rule. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 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 part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1 11810 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Environmental Review 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 Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D, at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA, by reducing the segment extending northwest of the airport to within 7.4 miles of the airport (from 14 miles), and adding a segment extending to 6.3 miles southeast of the airport. Additionally, part-time NOTAM language is added to the regulatory text consistent with the effective times of the Class D airspace area. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is reduced to a polygon extending approximately 11 miles northwest, 11 miles southeast, and 12 miles south-southwest of the airport. This action removes reference to amending the geographic coordinates of the airport as the coordinates are correct. Therefore, an amendment to Class D airspace is not necessary as it only was correcting the airport coordinates. 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’’Prime; under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’Prime; 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 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,’’Prime; 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. 16:46 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment Paragraph 6005. Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Santa Rosa, CA [Modified] Santa Rosa, Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, CA (Lat. 38°30′35″ N., long. 122°48′46″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 38°42′14″ N., long. 122°46′18″ W.; to lat. 38°38′58″ N., long. 122°59′10″ W.; to lat. 38°21′20″ N., long. 122°58′26″ W.; to lat. 38°19′23″ N., long. 122°54′00″ W.; to lat. 38°24′00″ N., long. 122°39’26″ W.; thence to the point of origin. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 14, 2017. Tracey Johnson, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: [FR Doc. 2017–03549 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows: [Docket No. FAA–2016–9138; Airspace Docket No. 16–AWP–13] 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. Amendment of Class E Airspace, Willows, CA § 71.1 AGENCY: ■ [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 6004. Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * AWP CA E4 Santa Rosa, CA [Modified] Santa Rosa, Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, CA (Lat. 38°30′35″ N., long. 122°48′46″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles east and 2.8 miles west of the 342° bearing from the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, CA, extending from the 4.3 mile radius of the airport to 7.4 miles northwest of the airport, and that airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.2 miles each side of the 156° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3 mile radius to 6.3 miles southeast 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 Chart Supplement. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00022 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. This action to modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Willows-Glenn County Airport, Willows, CA, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Decommissioning of the Maxwell VHF Omni-directional Range/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid and cancellation of associated approaches has made this action necessary. Also, the airport’s geographic coordinates are adjusted to match the current FAA aeronautical database. SUMMARY: 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 on line at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 37 (Monday, February 27, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 11809-11810]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03549]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-6967; Airspace Docket No. 16-AWP-7]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Santa Rosa, CA

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 D airspace at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County 
Airport, Santa Rosa, CA, by reducing the northwest segment and adding a 
segment southeast of the airport, and adds part-time Notice to Airmen 
(NOTAM) information. This action also amends Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface to include only that area 
required for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport. Further, the proposed change to the 
geographic coordinates of the airport for the Class D and E airspace 
areas is not finalized in this action because those changes were made 
in a prior rulemaking.

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 7400.11, 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_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 Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County 
Airport, Santa Rosa, CA.

History

    On June 24, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (81 FR 41280), Docket No. FAA-
2016-6967, to modify Class E airspace designated as an extension to a 
Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa 
Rosa, CA. The FAA also proposed to update the geographical coordinates 
of the airport for both Class D and E airspace areas. Interested 
parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by 
submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments 
were received.
    Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the geographic 
coordinates of the airport already had been amended for Class D 
airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension (80 FR 48686, 
August 14, 2015); and for Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface (80 FR 48426, August 13, 2015). As the only 
proposed change to the Class D airspace information was the geographic 
coordinates of the airport, the FAA is withdrawing the Class D change 
from this final rule.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 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 part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in the Order.

[[Page 11810]]

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 designated as an extension to a Class 
D, at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA, by 
reducing the segment extending northwest of the airport to within 7.4 
miles of the airport (from 14 miles), and adding a segment extending to 
6.3 miles southeast of the airport. Additionally, part-time NOTAM 
language is added to the regulatory text consistent with the effective 
times of the Class D airspace area. Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface is reduced to a polygon extending 
approximately 11 miles northwest, 11 miles southeast, and 12 miles 
south-southwest of the airport. This action removes reference to 
amending the geographic coordinates of the airport as the coordinates 
are correct. Therefore, an amendment to Class D airspace is not 
necessary as it only was correcting the airport coordinates.

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''Prime; under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant 
rule''Prime; 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,''Prime; 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

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

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

* * * * *

AWP CA E4 Santa Rosa, CA [Modified]

Santa Rosa, Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, CA
    (Lat. 38[deg]30'35'' N., long. 122[deg]48'46'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles 
east and 2.8 miles west of the 342[deg] bearing from the Charles M. 
Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, CA, extending from the 4.3 mile radius 
of the airport to 7.4 miles northwest of the airport, and that 
airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.2 miles each 
side of the 156[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3 
mile radius to 6.3 miles southeast 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 Chart 
Supplement.
* * * * *

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

* * * * *

AWP CA E5 Santa Rosa, CA [Modified]

Santa Rosa, Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, CA
    (Lat. 38[deg]30'35'' N., long. 122[deg]48'46'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 38[deg]42'14'' N., long. 
122[deg]46'18'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]38'58'' N., long. 122[deg]59'10'' 
W.; to lat. 38[deg]21'20'' N., long. 122[deg]58'26'' W.; to lat. 
38[deg]19'23'' N., long. 122[deg]54'00'' W.; to lat. 38[deg]24'00'' 
N., long. 122[deg]39'26'' W.; thence to the point of origin.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 14, 2017.
Tracey Johnson,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-03549 Filed 2-24-17; 8:45 am]
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