Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dillon, MT, 31670-31671 [2020-11232]

Download as PDF 31670 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 30,’’ and adding in their place, the words ‘‘Office of Electricity,’’. PART 217—ENERGY PRIORITIES AND ALLOCATIONS SYSTEM 5. The authority citation for part 217 is revised to read as follows: ■ [Amended] 6. In § 217.40: a. Amend paragraphs (a) and (c) by removing the words ‘‘Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’’ and adding in their place, the words ‘‘Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy overseeing the Defense Production Act program’’. ■ b. Amend paragraph (a) by removing the words ‘‘Office of Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration’’ and adding, in their place, the words ‘‘Office of Electricity’’. ■ ■ § 217.72 [Amended] 7. Section 217.72(b) is amended by removing the words ‘‘Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’’ and adding, in their place, the words ‘‘Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy overseeing the Defense Production Act program’’. ■ § 217.80 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES This action amends Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. This action reduces the radius of the airspace and adds an extension to the northeast of the airport. This action also amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, the action reduces the circular radius around the airport and adds an extension to the southwest of the airport and an extension to the north of the airport. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. The action significantly reduces the dimensions of the area to properly size it to contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environments. Lastly, this action implements an administrative correction to the Class E airspace designated as a surface area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 10, 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 SUMMARY: 9. In § 217.81: a. Amend paragraphs (a), (b)(1) and (b)(2) removing the words ‘‘Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’’ and adding, in their place, the words ‘‘Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy overseeing the Defense Production Act program’’. ■ b. Amend paragraphs (a), (b)(1), (b)(2), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) by removing the words ‘‘Office of Infrastructure Security Jkt 250001 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 E airspace at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT, to ensure the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. [Amended] 16:13 May 26, 2020 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0874; Airspace Docket No. 18–ANM–6] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P AGENCY: 8. In § 217.80: a. Amend paragraphs (a), (c) and (d) by removing the words ‘‘Senior Policy Advisor for the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability’’ and adding, in their place the words ‘‘Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy overseeing the Defense Production Act program’’. ■ b. Amend paragraph (d) by removing the words ‘‘Office of Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration’’ and adding in their place, the words ‘‘Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity’’. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Authority for This Rulemaking [FR Doc. 2020–09247 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dillon, MT [Amended] ■ ■ 14 CFR Part 71 Communications. All communications concerning this part, including requests for copies of the regulation and explanatory information, requests for guidance or clarification, and requests for adjustment or exception shall be addressed to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy overseeing the Defense Production Act program, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585; (202) 586–1411 (AskOE@ hq.doe.gov). RIN 2120–AA66 ■ ■ § 217.81 Federal Aviation Administration § 217.93 Authority: Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, 50 U.S.C. 4501–4568; E.O. 12919, as amended, (59 FR 29525 June 7, 1994). § 217.40 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: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–3695. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: and Energy Restoration’’ and adding in their place, the words ‘‘Assistant Secretary, Office of Electricity’’. ■ 10. Section 217.93 is revised to read as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 13080; March 6, 2020) for Docket No. FAA–2019–0874 to amend Class E airspace at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. After the NPRM comment period closed, the FAA identified an error in the proposed Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. The proposal stated the area should be reduced from a 45-mile radius E:\FR\FM\27MYR1.SGM 27MYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 102 / Wednesday, May 27, 2020 / Rules and Regulations to an 8-mile radius of the airport. However, to properly contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environment, this area should be reduced to a 25-mile radius of the airport. The Final Rule includes a correction to the airspace area. Class E2 and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002 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 E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD 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 E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. The action reduces the area from a 6.1-mile radius to a 5.2-mile radius of the airport and adds an extension northeast of the airport. This area is described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.2-mile radius of the airport, and with 2.4 miles each side of the 026° bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 6.8 miles northeast of Dillon Airport. Also, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This area is reconfigured a 9.2-mile radius of the airport to a 5.2-mile radius of the airport, with extensions southwest and north of the airport. This area is described as follows: That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 5.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 3 miles each side of the 205° bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 9.9 miles southwest of the airport, and within eight miles west and four miles east of the 005° bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 16 miles north of Dillon Airport. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface from a 45- VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 May 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 mile radius to a 25-mile radius of the airport. Lastly, this action implements an administrative correction to the Class E airspace designated as a surface area. This area is full time and the following two sentences do not accurately represent the time of use and are removed: ‘‘This Class E airspace area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.’’ 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 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, 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. * * * ANM MT E2 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 * Dillon, MT [Amended] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * ANM MT E5 * * Dillon, MT [Amended] Dillon Airport, MT (Lat. 45°15′19″ N, long. 112°33′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 5.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 3 miles each side of the 205° bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 9.9 miles southwest of the airport, and that airspace within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 005° bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 16 miles north of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 25-mile radius of Dillon Airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on May 20, 2020. Shawn M. Kozica Group Manager, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group. [FR Doc. 2020–11232 Filed 5–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Frm 00005 * Dillon Airport, MT (Lat. 45°15′19″ N, long. 112°33′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the 026° bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 6.8 miles northeast of Dillon Airport. Adoption of the Amendment PO 00000 31671 E:\FR\FM\27MYR1.SGM 27MYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 27, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 31670-31671]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11232]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0874; Airspace Docket No. 18-ANM-6]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dillon, MT

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace, designated as a surface 
area, at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. This action reduces the radius of 
the airspace and adds an extension to the northeast of the airport. 
This action also amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface, the action reduces the circular radius around 
the airport and adds an extension to the southwest of the airport and 
an extension to the north of the airport. Additionally, this action 
amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface. The action significantly reduces the dimensions of the area to 
properly size it to contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/from the 
terminal or en route environments. Lastly, this action implements an 
administrative correction to the Class E airspace designated as a 
surface area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 10, 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: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-3695.

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 E airspace at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT, to ensure 
the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations 
at the airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (85 FR 13080; March 6, 2020) for Docket No. FAA-2019-0874 to 
amend Class E airspace at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. Interested 
parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by 
submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments 
were received.
    After the NPRM comment period closed, the FAA identified an error 
in the proposed Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface. The proposal stated the area should be reduced from a 45-
mile radius

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to an 8-mile radius of the airport. However, to properly contain IFR 
aircraft transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environment, 
this area should be reduced to a 25-mile radius of the airport. The 
Final Rule includes a correction to the airspace area.
    Class E2 and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 
6002 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 E airspace designation 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 airspace, designated as a surface area, at 
Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. The action reduces the area from a 6.1-mile 
radius to a 5.2-mile radius of the airport and adds an extension 
northeast of the airport. This area is described as follows: That 
airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.2-mile radius of 
the airport, and with 2.4 miles each side of the 026[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 6.8 miles northeast 
of Dillon Airport.
    Also, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface. This area is reconfigured a 9.2-mile radius of 
the airport to a 5.2-mile radius of the airport, with extensions 
southwest and north of the airport. This area is described as follows: 
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 
5.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 3 miles each side of the 
205[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius 
to 9.9 miles southwest of the airport, and within eight miles west and 
four miles east of the 005[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 5.2-mile radius to 16 miles north of Dillon Airport.
    Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 1,200 feet above the surface from a 45-mile radius to a 25-
mile radius of the airport.
    Lastly, this action implements an administrative correction to the 
Class E airspace designated as a surface area. This area is full time 
and the following two sentences do not accurately represent the time of 
use and are removed: ``This Class E airspace area is effective during 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. 
The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published 
in the Airport/Facility Directory.''
    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 FR 11034; February 26, 
1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation 
as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter 
that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    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.

List 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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

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


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, 
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.

* * * * *

ANM MT E2 Dillon, MT [Amended]

Dillon Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]15'19'' N, long. 112[deg]33'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.2-
mile radius of the airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the 
026[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile 
radius to 6.8 miles northeast of Dillon Airport.

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

* * * * *

ANM MT E5 Dillon, MT [Amended]

Dillon Airport, MT
    (Lat. 45[deg]15'19'' N, long. 112[deg]33'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 5.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 3 miles each 
side of the 205[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 
5.2-mile radius to 9.9 miles southwest of the airport, and that 
airspace within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 005[deg] 
bearing from the airport, extending from the 5.2-mile radius to 16 
miles north of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 
1,200 feet above the surface within a 25-mile radius of Dillon 
Airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on May 20, 2020.
Shawn M. Kozica
Group Manager, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-11232 Filed 5-26-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P