Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Alpena, MI, 67860-67862 [2019-26610]

Download as PDF 67860 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * * AGL WI E2 La Crosse, WI [Amended] La Crosse Regional Airport, WI (Lat. 43°52′45″ N, long. 91°15′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,200 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of La Crosse Regional Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * * * * Jkt 250001 * * * AGL WI E5 La Crosse, WI [Amended] La Crosse Regional Airport, WI (Lat. 43°52′45″ N, long. 91°15′24″ W) Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, WI, Point In Space Coordinates (Lat. 43°47′39″ N, long. 91°14′00″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of La Crosse Regional Airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 359° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 7.1 miles north of the airport, and within 2.9 miles each side of the 036° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 9.6 mile northeast of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 119° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius from the airport to 7.4 mile southeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 216° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 11.3 miles southwest of the airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the point in space serving Mayo Clinic Health SystemFranciscan Healthcare. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 4, 2019. Steve Szukala, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–26609 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration * 16:05 Dec 11, 2019 * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGL WI E4 La Crosse, WI [Establish] La Crosse Regional Airport, WI (Lat. 43°52′45″ N, long. 91°15′24″ W) La Crosse Regional: RWY 18–LOC (Lat. 43°52′01″ N, long. 91°15′31″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the 359° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 5.3 miles north of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 359° bearing from the La Crosse Regional: RWY 18–LOC extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the La Crosse Regional Airport to 5.3 miles north of the La Crosse Regional: RWY 18–LOC, and within 1 mile each side of the 036° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 6.2 miles northeast of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 119° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 5.7 miles east of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 216° bearing from the La Crosse Regional Airport VerDate Sep<11>2014 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * AGL WI D La Crosse, WI [Amended] La Crosse Regional Airport, WI (Lat. 43°52′45″ N, long. 91°15′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,200 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of La Crosse Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * extending from the 4.4-mile radius of the airport to 5.6 miles southwest of the airport. 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0549; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–22] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Alpena, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Au Sable VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, Alpena MI, is 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, March 26, 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 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E E:\FR\FM\12DER1.SGM 12DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI, to support IFR operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (84 FR 35047; July 22, 2019) for Docket No. FAA–2019–0549 to amend the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI. 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 D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, 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 and E airspace designations 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 D airspace to within a 4.3-mile radius (decreased from a 4.4-mile radius) of Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI; and updates the outdated term ‘‘Airport/ Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; Amends the Class E surface airspace to within a 4.3-mile radius (decreased from a 4.4-mile radius) of Alpena County Regional Airport; adds a 3,200 MSL altitude limit to the airspace legal description; removes the Alpena VORTAC and associated extensions from the airspace legal description; and updates the outdated term ‘‘Airport/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; Amends the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface areas at Alpena County Regional Airport by amending the extension to the north to within 4.8 mile west and 3 miles east of the Alpena VORTAC 355° radial extending from the 4.3 mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport to 7 miles north of the Alpena VORTAC; and removes the extension to the south from the airspace legal description as it is no longer needed; And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.8-mile radius (decreased from a 7-mile radius) of the Alpena County Regional Airport; removes the FELPS NDB and the associated extension from the airspace legal description; adds an extension 10 miles west and 6 miles east of the Alpena VORTAC 355° radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport to 10 miles north of the Alpena VORTAC; adds an extension 3.9 miles each side of the Alpena VORTAC 194° radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport to 14.3 miles south of the Alpena VORTAC; and updates the name of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, Alpena, MI (previously Alpena General Hospital), to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is necessary due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Au Sable 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67861 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 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * AGL MI D Alpena, MI [Amended] Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (Lat. 45°04′41″ N, long. 83°33′37″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,200 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Alpena County Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * * * AGL MI E2 Alpena, MI [Amended] Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (Lat. 45°04′41″ N, long. 83°33′37″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,200 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Alpena County Regional Airport. This Class E airspace area E:\FR\FM\12DER1.SGM 12DER1 67862 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations 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 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * AGL MI E4 Alpena, MI [Amended] Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (Lat. 45°04′41″ N, long. 83°33′37″ W) Alpena VORTAC (Lat. 45°04′58″ N, long. 83°33′25″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 4.8 miles west and 3 miles east of the Alpena VORTAC 355° radial extending from the 4.3-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport to 7 miles north of the Alpena VORTAC. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AGL MI E5 Alpena, MI [Amended] Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (Lat. 45°04′41″ N, long. 83°33′37″ W) Alpena VORTAC (Lat. 45°04′58″ N, long. 83°33′25″ W) MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, MI, Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 45°04′38″ N, long. 83°26′53″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Alpena County Regional Airport, and within 10 miles west and 6 miles east of the Alpena VORTAC 355° radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of Alpena County Regional Airport to 10 miles north of the Alpena VORTAC, and within 3.9 miles each side of the Alpena VORTAC 194° radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport to 14.3 miles from the Alpena VORTAC, and within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 4, 2019. Steve Szukala, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–26610 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 31285; Amdt. No. 3881] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 ACTION: Final rule. This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) 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 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 December 12, 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 regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: SUMMARY: 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 All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center 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, PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, amending, suspending, or removes SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP and its associated Takeoff Minimums or ODP for an identified airport is listed on FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR part 97.20. The applicable FAA forms are FAA Forms 8260–3, 8260–4, 8260–5, 8260–15A, and 8260–15B when required by an entry on 8260–15A. The large number of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP listed on FAA form documents is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections and specifies the types of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs with their applicable effective dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure, and the amendment number. Availability and Summary of Material Incorporated by Reference The material incorporated by reference is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section. The material incorporated by reference describes SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS as identified in the amendatory language for part 97 of this final rule. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP as Amended in the transmittal. Some SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and textual ODP amendments may have been issued previously by the FAA in a Flight Data Center (FDC) Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) as an emergency E:\FR\FM\12DER1.SGM 12DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0549; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-22]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Alpena, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class D airspace, the Class E surface 
airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D 
and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, 
Alpena, MI. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Au Sable 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 name of MidMichigan Medical 
Center-Alpena, Alpena MI, is 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, March 26, 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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it amends the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the 
Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E 
surface airspace, and the Class E

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airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena 
County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI, to support IFR operations at this 
airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (84 FR 35047; July 22, 2019) for Docket No. FAA-2019-0549 to 
amend the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface 
airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI. 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 D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, 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 and E airspace designations 
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, 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 D airspace to within a 4.3-mile radius (decreased 
from a 4.4-mile radius) of Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI; 
and updates the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with 
``Chart Supplement'';
    Amends the Class E surface airspace to within a 4.3-mile radius 
(decreased from a 4.4-mile radius) of Alpena County Regional Airport; 
adds a 3,200 MSL altitude limit to the airspace legal description; 
removes the Alpena VORTAC and associated extensions from the airspace 
legal description; and updates the outdated term ``Airport/Facility 
Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement'';
    Amends the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D 
and Class E surface areas at Alpena County Regional Airport by amending 
the extension to the north to within 4.8 mile west and 3 miles east of 
the Alpena VORTAC 355[deg] radial extending from the 4.3 mile radius of 
the Alpena County Regional Airport to 7 miles north of the Alpena 
VORTAC; and removes the extension to the south from the airspace legal 
description as it is no longer needed;
    And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface to within a 6.8-mile radius (decreased from a 7-mile 
radius) of the Alpena County Regional Airport; removes the FELPS NDB 
and the associated extension from the airspace legal description; adds 
an extension 10 miles west and 6 miles east of the Alpena VORTAC 
355[deg] radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the Alpena County 
Regional Airport to 10 miles north of the Alpena VORTAC; adds an 
extension 3.9 miles each side of the Alpena VORTAC 194[deg] radial 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional 
Airport to 14.3 miles south of the Alpena VORTAC; and updates the name 
of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, Alpena, MI (previously Alpena 
General Hospital), to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    This action is necessary due to an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Au Sable 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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

AGL MI D Alpena, MI [Amended]

Alpena County Regional Airport, MI
    (Lat. 45[deg]04'41'' N, long. 83[deg]33'37'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,200 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Alpena County Regional 
Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

* * * * *

AGL MI E2 Alpena, MI [Amended]

Alpena County Regional Airport, MI
    (Lat. 45[deg]04'41'' N, long. 83[deg]33'37'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,200 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Alpena County Regional 
Airport. This Class E airspace area

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

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AGL MI E4 Alpena, MI [Amended]

Alpena County Regional Airport, MI
    (Lat. 45[deg]04'41'' N, long. 83[deg]33'37'' W)
Alpena VORTAC
    (Lat. 45[deg]04'58'' N, long. 83[deg]33'25'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 4.8 miles 
west and 3 miles east of the Alpena VORTAC 355[deg] radial extending 
from the 4.3-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport to 7 
miles north of the Alpena VORTAC.

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

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AGL MI E5 Alpena, MI [Amended]

Alpena County Regional Airport, MI
    (Lat. 45[deg]04'41'' N, long. 83[deg]33'37'' W)
Alpena VORTAC
    (Lat. 45[deg]04'58'' N, long. 83[deg]33'25'' W)
MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, MI, Point in Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 45[deg]04'38'' N, long. 83[deg]26'53'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile radius of Alpena County Regional Airport, and 
within 10 miles west and 6 miles east of the Alpena VORTAC 355[deg] 
radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of Alpena County Regional 
Airport to 10 miles north of the Alpena VORTAC, and within 3.9 miles 
each side of the Alpena VORTAC 194[deg] radial extending from the 
6.8-mile radius of the Alpena County Regional Airport to 14.3 miles 
from the Alpena VORTAC, and within a 6-mile radius of the Point in 
Space serving MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 4, 2019.
Steve Szukala,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2019-26610 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P