Amendment of Class D; Los Angeles, CA, 65670-65671 [2019-25539]

Download as PDF 65670 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Paragraph 6005. Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Madera, CA [Amend] Madera Municipal Airport, CA (Lat. 36°59′11″ N., long. 120°06′45″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.4-mile radius of the Madera Municipal Airport and within 2.8 miles each side of the 112° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 6 miles southeast of the airport and that airspace 1.8 miles either side of the 80° bearing from a point in space, coordinates lat. 37° 01′ 29″ N., long. 120° 09′ 06″ W., extending from the 4.4 mile radius to 7.2 miles from the point in space coordinates and that airspace 1 mile either side of the 316° bearing from the Madera Municipal Airport extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 5.5 miles northwest. Issued in Seattle, Washington, November 19, 2019. Byron Chew, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–25540 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0535; Airspace Docket No. 19–AWP–20] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D; Los Angeles, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action corrects a clerical error in the Class D legal description for Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA by removing the language establishing the airspace as part time. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 30, 2020. 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 on line at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 15:44 Nov 27, 2019 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 the Class D legal description for Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA, in support of IFR operations at the airport. History SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198– 6547; telephone (206) 231–2245. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 250001 The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (84 FR 36502; July 29, 2019) for Docket No. FAA–2019–0535 to amend the legal description of the LAX Class D. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. The FAA received a single comment. The commenter stated in full ‘‘I recommend keeping the language as part time and reducing light air traffic for public health and sound scape enhancements.’’ The FAA does not find this to be a substantive comment about the proposal. The specified airspace does not control where aircraft fly but defines the area within which all aircraft operators are subject to operating rules and equipment requirements. Class D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and effective September 15, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. 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 The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by removing the language establishing the airspace as part time. NBAA informed the FAA that the LAX Class D legal description, the related chart supplement entry, and notes included on the VFR Sectional contained information that did not clearly identify when the airspace was in effect. The FAA concurs. The legal description contains language that implied the Class D airspace was part-time, inconsistent with the original intent of the airspace. The Chart Supplement does not include information indicating when the airspace is effective and directs users to the VFR Terminal Area Chart. The VFR Terminal Area Chart directs users to the Chart Supplement or NOTAMS for information and NOTAMS are not appropriate for this use. The original intent was to establish the Class D airspace as full time. In 2009, as a result of a mid-air collision in New York and in response to NTSB Recommendation A–09- 86, Congress requested the FAA evaluate low-level flight around heavyuse airspace. The FAA committed to evaluations of flight operations in and around Class Bravo Airspace in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. The LAX VFR Airspace Taskforce was convened and made recommendations to modify the airspace around LAX in a two-step process. Step one was to establish fulltime Class D airspace at LAX. Step two was to incorporate the Class D airspace into the LAX Class B at a later date. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established E:\FR\FM\29NOR1.SGM 29NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * AWP CA D Los Angeles, CA [Amended] Los Angeles International Airport, CA (Lat. 33°56′33″ N, long. 118°24′26″ W) VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:44 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA (Lat. 34°00′57″ N, long. 118°27′05″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL bounded by a line beginning at lat. 33°57′42″ N, long. 118°27′23″ W; to lat. 33°58′18″ N, long. 118°26′24″ W; then via the 2.7-mile radius of the Santa Monica Municipal Airport counterclockwise to lat. 34°00′00″ N, long. 118°24′02″ W; to lat. 34°00′00″ N, long. 118°22′58″ W; to lat. 33°57′42″ N, long. 118°22′10″ W, thence to the point of beginning. That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL bounded by a line beginning at lat. 33°55′50″ N, long. 118°22′06″ W; to lat. 33°54′16″ N, long. 118°24′17″ W; to lat. 33°52′47″ N, long. 118°26′22″ W; to lat. 33°55′51″ N, long. 118°26′05″ W, thence to the point of beginning. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 19, 2019. Byron Chew, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–25539 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 65671 regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of November 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: For Examination 1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001; 2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located; 3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or, 4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@ nara.gov or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html . Availability DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 31284; Amdt. No. 3880] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports. DATES: This rule is effective November 29, 2019. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center online at nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Nichols, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration. Mailing Address: FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Registry Bldg. 29 Room 104, Oklahoma City, OK 73169. Telephone: (405) 954–4164. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (NFDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P–NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR 97.20. The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by E:\FR\FM\29NOR1.SGM 29NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65670-65671]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-25539]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0535; Airspace Docket No. 19-AWP-20]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D; Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action corrects a clerical error in the Class D legal 
description for Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA by 
removing the language establishing the airspace as part time. This 
action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight 
rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 30, 2020. 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 on line 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198-6547; telephone (206) 231-2245.

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 the Class D legal description for Los Angeles 
International Airport, Los Angeles, CA, in support of IFR operations at 
the airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (84 FR 36502; July 29, 2019) for Docket No. FAA-2019-0535 to 
amend the legal description of the LAX Class D. Interested parties were 
invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written 
comments on the proposal to the FAA. The FAA received a single comment. 
The commenter stated in full ``I recommend keeping the language as part 
time and reducing light air traffic for public health and sound scape 
enhancements.'' The FAA does not find this to be a substantive comment 
about the proposal. The specified airspace does not control where 
aircraft fly but defines the area within which all aircraft operators 
are subject to operating rules and equipment requirements.
    Class D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000 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 D 
airspace designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D dated August 8, 2019, and 
effective September 15, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR part 71.1. 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

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by removing the language establishing the airspace as part 
time. NBAA informed the FAA that the LAX Class D legal description, the 
related chart supplement entry, and notes included on the VFR Sectional 
contained information that did not clearly identify when the airspace 
was in effect. The FAA concurs. The legal description contains language 
that implied the Class D airspace was part-time, inconsistent with the 
original intent of the airspace. The Chart Supplement does not include 
information indicating when the airspace is effective and directs users 
to the VFR Terminal Area Chart. The VFR Terminal Area Chart directs 
users to the Chart Supplement or NOTAMS for information and NOTAMS are 
not appropriate for this use. The original intent was to establish the 
Class D airspace as full time. In 2009, as a result of a mid-air 
collision in New York and in response to NTSB Recommendation A-09- 86, 
Congress requested the FAA evaluate low-level flight around heavy-use 
airspace. The FAA committed to evaluations of flight operations in and 
around Class Bravo Airspace in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and 
Houston. The LAX VFR Airspace Taskforce was convened and made 
recommendations to modify the airspace around LAX in a two-step 
process. Step one was to establish full-time Class D airspace at LAX. 
Step two was to incorporate the Class D airspace into the LAX Class B 
at a later date.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established

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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 5-6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and 
effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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AWP CA D Los Angeles, CA [Amended]

Los Angeles International Airport, CA
    (Lat. 33[deg]56'33'' N, long. 118[deg]24'26'' W)
Santa Monica Municipal Airport, CA
    (Lat. 34[deg]00'57'' N, long. 118[deg]27'05'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL bounded by a line beginning at lat. 33[deg]57'42'' N, 
long. 118[deg]27'23'' W; to lat. 33[deg]58'18'' N, long. 
118[deg]26'24'' W; then via the 2.7-mile radius of the Santa Monica 
Municipal Airport counterclockwise to lat. 34[deg]00'00'' N, long. 
118[deg]24'02'' W; to lat. 34[deg]00'00'' N, long. 118[deg]22'58'' 
W; to lat. 33[deg]57'42'' N, long. 118[deg]22'10'' W, thence to the 
point of beginning. That airspace extending upward from the surface 
to and including 2,500 feet MSL bounded by a line beginning at lat. 
33[deg]55'50'' N, long. 118[deg]22'06'' W; to lat. 33[deg]54'16'' N, 
long. 118[deg]24'17'' W; to lat. 33[deg]52'47'' N, long. 
118[deg]26'22'' W; to lat. 33[deg]55'51'' N, long. 118[deg]26'05'' 
W, thence to the point of beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 19, 2019.
Byron Chew,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2019-25539 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P