Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA; Fortuna, CA; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA, and Eureka, CA, 15306-15308 [2017-05993]

Download as PDF 15306 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Proposed Rules The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 14 CFR 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Willits, CA [New] Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Heliport, CA (Lat. 39°23′21″ N., long. 123°20′21″ W.) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 2.5-mile radius of Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital Heliport, and within 2.5 miles each side of a 166° bearing from the heliport to 6.7 miles southeast of the heliport, and within 1.5 miles each side of a 360° bearing from the heliport to 10.5 miles north of the heliport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 13, 2017. Mindy Wright, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–05992 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS [Docket No. FAA–2015–6751; Airspace Docket No. 15–AWP–18] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA; Fortuna, CA; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA, and Eureka, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet, and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension at Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA. The action also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet at Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, and establish stand-alone Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet at Murray Field Airport, Eureka, CA, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Additionally, this proposal would update the geographic coordinates of these airports. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 12, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2015–6751; Airspace Docket No. 15– AWP–18, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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: 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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 would amend Class E airspace at Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA, and Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, and would establish Class E airspace at Murray Field, Eureka, CA. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2015–6751/Airspace Docket No. 15–AWP–18’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the E:\FR\FM\28MRP1.SGM 28MRP1 15307 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Proposed Rules ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057. Availability and Summary of Documents Proposed for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by modifying Class E surface area airspace at Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA, and Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, and establishing Class E airspace designated as an extension at Arcata Airport. Also, stand-alone Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be established at Murray Field Airport, Eureka, CA. This proposed airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at these airports, and for efficiency within the National Airspace System. At Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA, Class E surface area airspace would be expanded by 0.1 miles to within 4.1 miles of the airport, and the Abeta NDB would be removed from the description as it was decommissioned and no longer needed; Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area would be established within 2.9 miles each side of the 153 degree bearing from the Arcata Airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 10.5 miles southeast of the airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be reduced to within a 7-mile radius of the airport, with a segment 4.2 miles wide (2.1 miles each side of the 153 degree bearing) extending from the 7-mile radius of the airport to 14.1 miles southeast of the airport. Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface would be removed, since this airspace is wholly contained within the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Rogue Valley Class E en route airspace area. At Eureka, CA, this proposal would establish a designated stand-alone Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Murray Field Airport with a segment 6.3 miles wide extending to 23 miles southwest of the airport. This airspace area would specifically support IFR operations at Eureka, CA, and would be unaffected by any proposed changes that would occur at any other airport. At Fortuna, CA, this proposal would reduce Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 2.7-mile radius (from a 6.5mile radius) of Rohnerville Airport, with segments extending 7 miles northwest, 5.2 miles west, and 6.1 miles southeast of the airport. Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface would be removed since this airspace is wholly contained within the Rogue Valley Class E en route airspace area. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 14 CFR 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * AWP CA E2 Arcata, CA [Modified] Arcata Airport, CA (Lat. 40°58′40″ N., long. 124°06′31″ W.) That airspace within a 4.1-mile radius of Arcata Airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * AWP CA E4 Arcata, CA [New] Arcata Airport, CA (Lat. 40°58′40″ N., long. 124°06′31″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.9 miles each side of the 153° bearing from the Arcata Airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 10.5 miles southeast of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Arcata, CA [Modified] Arcata Airport, CA (Lat. 40°58′40″ N., long. 124°06′31″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of the Arcata Airport, and within 2.1 miles each side of the 153° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 14.1 miles southeast of the airport. AWP CA E5 Eureka, CA [New] Murray Field Airport, CA (Lat. 40°48′12″ N., long. 124°06′46″ W.) E:\FR\FM\28MRP1.SGM 28MRP1 15308 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Proposed Rules That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Murray Field Airport, and within 6.3 miles east of the Murray Field Airport 217° bearing extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 23 miles southwest of the airport. AWP CA E5 Fortuna, CA [Modified] Rohnerville Airport, CA (Lat. 40°33′14″ N., long. 124°07′58″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 2.7 mile radius of Rohnerville Airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 326° bearing from the airport extending from the 2.7 mile radius to 7 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.1-miles each side of the 307° bearing from the airport extending from the 2.7 mile radius to 5.2 miles west of the airport, and within 1.1-miles each side of the 113° bearing from the airport extending from the 2.7 mile radius to 6.1 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 13, 2017. Mindy Wright, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–05993 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2017–0216] RIN 1625–AA08 Safety Zone; Roar on the River Fireworks, Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Trenton, MI Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Detroit River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters near Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI, during a fireworks display on July 14, 2017. If inclement weather, this event will take place on July 15, 2017. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Detroit or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2017–0216 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email call or email Tracy Girard, Prevention Department, Sector Detroit, Coast Guard; telephone 313–568–9564, or email Tracy.M.Girard@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code COTP Captain of the Port II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis On February 16, 2017, Great Lakes Firewoks, LLC., notified the Coast Guard that it will be conducting a fireworks display from 10 to 10:30 p.m. on July 14, 2017. In the event of inclement weather the fireworks display will be on July 15, 2017. The fireworks are to be launched from a barge off Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI. Hazards from firework displays include accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. The Captain of the Port Detroit (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks to be used in this display would be a safety concern for anyone within a 350 foot radius of the fireworks barge. The purpose of this rulemaking is to ensure the safety of vessels and the navigable waters within a 350-foot radius of the fireworks barge, during, and after the scheduled event. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The COTP proposes to establish a safety zone from 10 to 10:30 p.m. on July 14, 2017. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks display will be on July 15, 2017. The safety zone would cover all navigable waters within 350 feet of the fireworks launch site on the Detroit River, Trenton Channel, Trenton, MI. The duration of the zone is intended to ensure the safety of vessels and these navigable waters before, during, and after the scheduled 10 to 10:30 p.m. fireworks display. No vessel or person would be permitted to enter the safety zone without obtaining PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 permission from the COTP or a designated representative. The regulatory text we are proposing appears at the end of this document. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on a number of these statutes and Executive orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13563 emphasizes the importance of quantifying both costs and benefits, of reducing costs, of harmonizing rules, and of promoting flexibility. Executive Order 13771 (‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’), directs agencies to reduce regulation and control regulatory costs and provides that ‘‘for every one new regulation issued, at least two prior regulations be identified for elimination, and that the cost of planned regulations be prudently managed and controlled through a budgeting process.’’ This NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. As this rule is not a significant regulatory action, this rule is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. See OMB’s Memorandum titled ‘‘Interim Guidance Implementing Section 2 of the Executive Order of January 30, 2017 titled ‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’ ’’ (February 2, 2017). This regulatory action determination is based on the size, location, duration, and time-of-day of the safety zone. Vessel traffic would be able to safely transit around this safety zone which would impact a small designated area of the Detroit River less than 1 hour during the evening when vessel traffic is normally low. Moreover, the Coast Guard would issue a Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF–FM marine channel 16 about the zone, and the rule would allow vessels to seek permission to enter the zone. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires Federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on E:\FR\FM\28MRP1.SGM 28MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)]
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[Pages 15306-15308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-05993]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-6751; Airspace Docket No. 15-AWP-18]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA; Fortuna, CA; 
and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Arcata, CA, and Eureka, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, 
modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet, and establish 
Class E airspace designated as an extension at Arcata Airport, Arcata, 
CA. The action also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet at Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, and establish 
stand-alone Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet at Murray 
Field Airport, Eureka, CA, to accommodate airspace redesign for the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations 
within the National Airspace System. Additionally, this proposal would 
update the geographic coordinates of these airports.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 12, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 
1-800-647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2015-6751; Airspace Docket No. 15-AWP-18, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    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: 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 would amend Class E airspace at Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA, and 
Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, and would establish Class E airspace 
at Murray Field, Eureka, CA.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2015-6751/
Airspace Docket No. 15-AWP-18''. The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the

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ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. 
and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An 
informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at 
the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation 
Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, 
Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057.

Availability and Summary of Documents Proposed for Incorporation by 
Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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 Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by modifying Class E surface area airspace 
at Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA, and Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, 
and establishing Class E airspace designated as an extension at Arcata 
Airport. Also, stand-alone Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface would be established at Murray Field Airport, 
Eureka, CA. This proposed airspace redesign is necessary for the safety 
and management of IFR operations at these airports, and for efficiency 
within the National Airspace System.
    At Arcata Airport, Arcata, CA, Class E surface area airspace would 
be expanded by 0.1 miles to within 4.1 miles of the airport, and the 
Abeta NDB would be removed from the description as it was 
decommissioned and no longer needed; Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D or Class E surface area would be established 
within 2.9 miles each side of the 153 degree bearing from the Arcata 
Airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 10.5 miles southeast of 
the airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface would be reduced to within a 7-mile radius of the airport, with 
a segment 4.2 miles wide (2.1 miles each side of the 153 degree 
bearing) extending from the 7-mile radius of the airport to 14.1 miles 
southeast of the airport. Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface would be removed, since this airspace is wholly contained 
within the Rogue Valley Class E en route airspace area.
    At Eureka, CA, this proposal would establish a designated stand-
alone Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Murray Field Airport with a segment 6.3 
miles wide extending to 23 miles southwest of the airport. This 
airspace area would specifically support IFR operations at Eureka, CA, 
and would be unaffected by any proposed changes that would occur at any 
other airport.
    At Fortuna, CA, this proposal would reduce Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 2.7-mile 
radius (from a 6.5-mile radius) of Rohnerville Airport, with segments 
extending 7 miles northwest, 5.2 miles west, and 6.1 miles southeast of 
the airport. Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
would be removed since this airspace is wholly contained within the 
Rogue Valley Class E en route airspace area.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 14 CFR 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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AWP CA E2 Arcata, CA [Modified]

Arcata Airport, CA
    (Lat. 40[deg]58'40'' N., long. 124[deg]06'31'' W.)

    That airspace within a 4.1-mile radius of Arcata Airport.

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

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AWP CA E4 Arcata, CA [New]

Arcata Airport, CA
    (Lat. 40[deg]58'40'' N., long. 124[deg]06'31'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.9 miles 
each side of the 153[deg] bearing from the Arcata Airport extending 
from the 4.1-mile radius to 10.5 miles southeast of the airport.

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

* * * * *

AWP CA E5 Arcata, CA [Modified]

Arcata Airport, CA
    (Lat. 40[deg]58'40'' N., long. 124[deg]06'31'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of the Arcata Airport, and within 2.1 miles 
each side of the 153[deg] bearing from the airport extending from 
the 7-mile radius to 14.1 miles southeast of the airport.

AWP CA E5 Eureka, CA [New]

Murray Field Airport, CA
    (Lat. 40[deg]48'12'' N., long. 124[deg]06'46'' W.)


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    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Murray Field Airport, and within 6.3 
miles east of the Murray Field Airport 217[deg] bearing extending 
from the 6.3-mile radius to 23 miles southwest of the airport.

AWP CA E5 Fortuna, CA [Modified]

Rohnerville Airport, CA
    (Lat. 40[deg]33'14'' N., long. 124[deg]07'58'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 2.7 mile radius of Rohnerville Airport, and within 1.8 
miles each side of the 326[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 2.7 mile radius to 7 miles northwest of the airport, and 
within 1.1-miles each side of the 307[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 2.7 mile radius to 5.2 miles west of the airport, 
and within 1.1-miles each side of the 113[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 2.7 mile radius to 6.1 miles southeast of 
the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 13, 2017.
Mindy Wright,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-05993 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P