Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fairmont, MN, 49011-49012 [2019-20109]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2019 / Rules and Regulations coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautic database; And removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Piatt County Airport, Monticello, IL, due to the instrument procedures being cancelled and the airport being closed, so the airspace is no longer required. Subsequent to publication, the FAA discovered a typographic error in the header of the airspace legal description removing the Monticello, IL, airspace. The header is corrected from ‘‘AGL MN E5 Monticello, IL [Removed]’’ to ‘‘AGL IL E5 Monticello, IL [Removed].’’ All else remains the same. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mattoon VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR MON Program. 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Environmental Review Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 16:16 Sep 17, 2019 In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth * * * * * AGL IL E5 Mattoon/Charleston, IL [Amended] Coles County Memorial Airport, IL (Lat. 39°28′40″ N, long. 88°16′48″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Coles County Memorial Airport. * * AGL IL E5 * * * Monticello, IL [Removed] Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 11, 2019. Johanna Forkner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–20105 Filed 9–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Adoption of the Amendment Jkt 247001 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0471; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–18] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fairmont, MN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. This SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 49011 action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Fairmont Municipal Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 5, 2019. 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 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://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 7400.11D at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ 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 E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1 49012 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2019 / Rules and Regulations safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN, to support IFR operations at this airport. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (84 FR 33194; July 12, 2019) for Docket No. FAA–2019–0471 to amend the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. 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 6002 and 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, 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. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR MON Program. 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. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. Environmental Review The Rule This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71: Amends the Class E surface airspace to within a 4.1-mile radius (increased from a 4-mile radius) of the Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN; removes the extensions to the airspace, as they are no longer needed; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautic database; and updates the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.6-mile radius (increased from a 6.5-mile radius) of the Fairmont Municipal Airport; removes the extensions, as they are no longer required; and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Sep 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, ■ PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas * * * * * AGL MN E2 Fairmont, MN [Amended] Fairmont Municipal Airport, MN (Lat. 43°38′38″ N, long. 94°24′56″ W) Within a 4.1-mile radius of the Fairmont Municipal 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 * * * * * AGL MN E5 Fairmont, MN [Amended] Fairmont Municipal Airport, MN (Lat. 43°38′38″ N, long. 94°24′56″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Fairmont Municipal Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 11, 2019. Johanna Forkner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–20109 Filed 9–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0530; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–14] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of the Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Huntsville, AL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and establishes a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Huntsville, AL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Decatur VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 18, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 49011-49012]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20109]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0471; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-18]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fairmont, MN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class 
E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont 
Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. This action is due to an airspace 
review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VHF 
omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation 
information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of 
the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic 
coordinates of the Fairmont Municipal Airport are also being updated to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is 
necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations at this airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 5, 2019. 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 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://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 7400.11D at NARA, email [email protected] 
or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/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

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safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation 
is within the scope of that authority as it amends the Class E surface 
airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN, to support IFR 
operations at this airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (84 FR 33194; July 12, 2019) for Docket No. FAA-2019-0471 to 
amend the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, 
Fairmont, MN. 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 6002 and 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11D, dated 
August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, 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.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 
2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D 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:
    Amends the Class E surface airspace to within a 4.1-mile radius 
(increased from a 4-mile radius) of the Fairmont Municipal Airport, 
Fairmont, MN; removes the extensions to the airspace, as they are no 
longer needed; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database; and updates the outdated 
term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement'';
    And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface to within a 6.6-mile radius (increased from a 6.5-
mile radius) of the Fairmont Municipal Airport; removes the extensions, 
as they are no longer required; and updates the geographic coordinates 
of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Fairmont VOR, which provided navigation 
information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of 
the VOR MON Program.

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:

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 7400.11D, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and 
effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas

* * * * *

AGL MN E2 Fairmont, MN [Amended]

Fairmont Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 43[deg]38'38'' N, long. 94[deg]24'56'' W)

    Within a 4.1-mile radius of the Fairmont Municipal 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

* * * * *

AGL MN E5 Fairmont, MN [Amended]

Fairmont Municipal Airport, MN
    (Lat. 43[deg]38'38'' N, long. 94[deg]24'56'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of Fairmont Municipal Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 11, 2019.
Johanna Forkner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2019-20109 Filed 9-17-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P