Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tahlequah, OK, 27915-27916 [2020-09900]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 92 / Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 5, 2020. Steven T. Phillips, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. review caused by the decommissioning of the Tahlequah non-directional radio beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be 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, July 16, 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: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2020–09899 Filed 5–11–20; 8:45 am] Authority for This Rulemaking BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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 E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tahlequah Municipal Airport, Tahlequah, OK, in support of standard instrument approach procedure for IFR operations at this airport. 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Alpine, TX [Amended] Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, TX (Lat. 30°23′03″ N, long. 103°41′01″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6 mile radius of the Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport and within 2.0 miles each side of the 023° bearing from the Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport extending from the 6.6mile radius to 10.5 miles northeast of the airport. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0790; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASW–10] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tahlequah, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tahlequah Municipal Airport in Tahlequah, OK. This action is the result of airspace VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:17 May 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 27915 History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 4244; January 24, 2020) for Docket No. FAA–2019–0790 to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tahlequah Municipal Airport, Tahlequah, OK. 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 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 by amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius (increased from 6.4-mile radius) of Tahlequah Municipal Airport, Tahlequah, OK; also, updating 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 cancellation and revision of the instrument procedures at this airport. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 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 E:\FR\FM\12MYR1.SGM 12MYR1 27916 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 92 / Tuesday, May 12, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES * * * * * ASW OK E5 Tahlequah, OK [Amended] Tahlequah Municipal Airport, OK (Lat. 35°55′49″ N, long 95°00′16″ W) Tahlequah City Hospital Heliport, OK, Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 35°55′14″ N, long 94°57′47″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of the Tahlequah Municipal Airport and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving Tahlequah City Hospital Airport. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:17 May 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 5, 2020. Steven T. Phillips, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2020–09900 Filed 5–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0349; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–14] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rockford, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Chicago/Rockford International Airport (formerly Greater Rockford Airport) in Rockford, IL, based on the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the GILMY locator outer marker (LOM). The GILMY LOM and Greater Rockford ILS localizer are no longer needed in the description of the Class D and E–5 airspace. This amendment also updates the airport name 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, July 16, 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 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 7400.11D at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. 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 Class D and E5 airspace at Chicago/ Rockford International Airport, in support of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (84 FR 22746; May 20, 2019) for Docket No. FAA–2019–0349 to amend Class D and E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chicago/Rockford International Airport, Rockford, IL. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received. The commenter said, ‘‘Overall, this does seem like a solid proposed rule and one that would ensure the safety of many and the proper use of instruments over this proposed airspace. However, my only hesitation is for some of the small airplane owners who regularly use these airports. Will they still be able to use these airports as they have been if their aircrafts are not equipped with standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs)? If not, I think there should be some sort of grandfather clause for the pilots and aircraft owners who have been using this airspace for years. I would appreciate hearing the FAAs thoughts on this.’’ The small aircraft owners will still be able to use airport but with not all of the current conventional approach procedure (e.g. ILS, LOC or VOR). E:\FR\FM\12MYR1.SGM 12MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 92 (Tuesday, May 12, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 27915-27916]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09900]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0790; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASW-10]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tahlequah, OK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface at Tahlequah Municipal Airport in Tahlequah, 
OK. This action is the result of airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Tahlequah non-directional radio beacon (NDB). 
The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be 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, July 16, 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: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5857.

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 E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Tahlequah Municipal Airport, Tahlequah, OK, in support 
of standard instrument approach procedure for IFR operations at this 
airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (85 FR 4244; January 24, 2020) for Docket No. FAA-2019-0790 to 
amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Tahlequah Municipal Airport, Tahlequah, OK. 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 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 by amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius (increased from 6.4-mile 
radius) of Tahlequah Municipal Airport, Tahlequah, OK; also, updating 
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 cancellation and revision of the instrument procedures at 
this airport.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

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

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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

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

* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Tahlequah, OK [Amended]

Tahlequah Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]55'49'' N, long 95[deg]00'16'' W)

Tahlequah City Hospital Heliport, OK, Point in Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 35[deg]55'14'' N, long 94[deg]57'47'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of the Tahlequah Municipal Airport and that 
airspace within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space serving 
Tahlequah City Hospital Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 5, 2020.
Steven T. Phillips,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2020-09900 Filed 5-11-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P