Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Pendleton, OR, 40138-40140 [2020-14349]

Download as PDF 40138 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 129 Monday, July 6, 2020 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0604; Airspace Docket No. 19–ANM–33] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Pendleton, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated as a surface area. Additionally, this action proposes to establish Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Further, this action proposes to amend Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This action also proposes to remove the Pendleton VORTAC from the airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this action proposes administrative corrections to the airspaces legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2020–0604; Airspace Docket No. 19– ANM–33, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Jul 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2020–0604; Airspace Docket No. 19–ANM–33’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. 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 would amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, Pendleton, OR, to support instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\06JYP1.SGM 06JYP1 40139 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 129 / Monday, July 6, 2020 / Proposed Rules air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending the Class D airspace at Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, Pendleton, OR. The proposal would reduce the circular radius of the Class D and remove the extension to the west of the airport. The airspace area would be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 4,000 feet MSL within a 4.1mile radius of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. This surface 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. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, to be coincident with the new Class D dimensions. The airspace area would be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. This surface 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. Additionally, this action proposes to establish Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. The proposed area is designed to contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface when arriving from the southeast of the airport. This airspace area would be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the 129° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7.3 miles southeast of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. Further, this action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The action proposes to properly size the airspace to contain IFR departures to 1,200 feet above the surface and IFR arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. This airspace area would be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport, and within 3.5 miles each side of the 090° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 14.8 miles east of the airport, and within 3.4 miles each side of the 129° bearing from the airport extending VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Jul 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 from the 6.6-mile radius to 14.3 miles southeast of the airport, and within 4 miles south and 8 miles north of the 270° bearing from the airport, extending from 4 miles west of the airport to 20 miles west of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. The proposed description removes the airspace extending over Hermiston Municipal Airport. To contain IFR operations at Hermiston Municipal Airport, a separate NPRM action (FAA–2020–0605) proposes to establish Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Hermiston, OR. This action also proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This area is designed to contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/from the terminal and en route environments. This area is wholly contained within Class E en route airspace which overlies the entire Pendleton area, duplication is not necessary. The action proposes to remove the Pendleton VORTAC and all references to the VORTAC from the Class D, E2, and E5 legal descriptions. The navigational aid is not needed to define the airspace. Removal of the navigational aid allows the airspace to be defined from a single reference point which simplifies how the airspace is described. Lastly, this action proposes administrative corrections to the airspaces legal descriptions. The airport name on the second line of the text header does not match the FAA database and should be updated to ‘‘Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport’’. The airport’s geographic coordinates do not match the FAA database and should be updated to ‘‘lat. 45°41′41″ N, long. 118°50′35″ W’’ The last sentence in the Class D and Class E surface area legal descriptions contain the term ‘‘Airport/Facilities Directory’’ the term should be updated to ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. Class D, E2, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 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 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. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANM OR D Pendleton, OR [Amended] Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR (Lat. 45°41′41″ N, long. 118°50′35″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 4,000 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Eastern Oregon E:\FR\FM\06JYP1.SGM 06JYP1 40140 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 129 / Monday, July 6, 2020 / Proposed Rules Regional at Pendleton Airport. This surface 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. * * * * Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR (Lat. 45°41′41″ N, long. 118°50′35″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. This surface 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 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * ANM OR E4 Pendleton, OR [New] Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR (Lat. 45°41′41″ N, long. 118°50′35″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the 129° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 7.3 miles southeast of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or more above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANM OR E5 Pendleton, OR [Amended] Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR (Lat. 45°41′41″ N, long. 118°50′35″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport, and within 3.5 miles each side of the 090° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 14.8 miles east of the airport, and within 3.4 miles each side of the 129° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 14.3 miles southeast of the airport, and within 4 miles south and 8 miles north of the 270° bearing from the airport, extending from 4 miles west of the airport to 20 miles west of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on June 29, 2020. Shawn M. Kozica, Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2020–14349 Filed 7–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Jul 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0606; Airspace Docket No. 19–ANM–100] RIN 2120–AA66 * ANM OR E2 Pendleton, OR [Amended] * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Yakima, WA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field Airport. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated as a surface area. Additionally, this action proposes to remove Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Further, this action proposes to amend Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This action also proposes to remove the Yakima VOR from the Class E5 airspace legal description. Lastly, this action proposes administrative corrections to the airspaces legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2020–0606; Airspace Docket No. 19– ANM–100, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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: 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 would amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Yakima Air Terminal/McAllister Field Airport, Yakima, WA, to support instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2020–0606; Airspace Docket No. 19–ANM–100’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed E:\FR\FM\06JYP1.SGM 06JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 129 (Monday, July 6, 2020)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 129 / Monday, July 6, 2020 / Proposed 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0604; Airspace Docket No. 19-ANM-33]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Pendleton, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Eastern 
Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. This action also proposes to 
amend Class E airspace, designated as a surface area. Additionally, 
this action proposes to establish Class E airspace, designated as an 
extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Further, this action 
proposes to amend Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, and remove the Class E airspace extending upward 
from 1,200 feet above the surface. This action also proposes to remove 
the Pendleton VORTAC from the airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this 
action proposes administrative corrections to the airspaces legal 
descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 
1-800-647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2020-0604; Airspace Docket No. 19-ANM-33, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    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 would amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Eastern Oregon 
Regional at Pendleton Airport, Pendleton, OR, to support instrument 
flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2020-0604; 
Airspace Docket No. 19-ANM-33''. The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 
98198.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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,

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air traffic service routes, and reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending the Class D airspace at 
Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, Pendleton, OR. The 
proposal would reduce the circular radius of the Class D and remove the 
extension to the west of the airport. The airspace area would be 
described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface 
to and including 4,000 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Eastern 
Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. This surface 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.
    This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated as 
a surface area, to be coincident with the new Class D dimensions. The 
airspace area would be described as follows: That airspace extending 
upward from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius of Eastern Oregon 
Regional at Pendleton Airport. This surface 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.
    Additionally, this action proposes to establish Class E airspace, 
designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. The 
proposed area is designed to contain IFR aircraft descending below 
1,000 feet above the surface when arriving from the southeast of the 
airport. This airspace area would be described as follows: That 
airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of 
the 129[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.1-mile 
radius to 7.3 miles southeast of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton 
Airport.
    Further, this action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface. The action proposes to properly 
size the airspace to contain IFR departures to 1,200 feet above the 
surface and IFR arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. 
This airspace area would be described as follows: That airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile 
radius of the airport, and within 3.5 miles each side of the 090[deg] 
bearing from the airport extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 14.8 
miles east of the airport, and within 3.4 miles each side of the 
129[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 
14.3 miles southeast of the airport, and within 4 miles south and 8 
miles north of the 270[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 4 
miles west of the airport to 20 miles west of Eastern Oregon Regional 
at Pendleton Airport. The proposed description removes the airspace 
extending over Hermiston Municipal Airport. To contain IFR operations 
at Hermiston Municipal Airport, a separate NPRM action (FAA-2020-0605) 
proposes to establish Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, at Hermiston, OR.
    This action also proposes to remove Class E airspace extending 
upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This area is designed to 
contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/from the terminal and en route 
environments. This area is wholly contained within Class E en route 
airspace which overlies the entire Pendleton area, duplication is not 
necessary.
    The action proposes to remove the Pendleton VORTAC and all 
references to the VORTAC from the Class D, E2, and E5 legal 
descriptions. The navigational aid is not needed to define the 
airspace. Removal of the navigational aid allows the airspace to be 
defined from a single reference point which simplifies how the airspace 
is described.
    Lastly, this action proposes administrative corrections to the 
airspaces legal descriptions. The airport name on the second line of 
the text header does not match the FAA database and should be updated 
to ``Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport''. The airport's 
geographic coordinates do not match the FAA database and should be 
updated to ``lat. 45[deg]41'41'' N, long. 118[deg]50'35'' W'' The last 
sentence in the Class D and Class E surface area legal descriptions 
contain the term ``Airport/Facilities Directory'' the term should be 
updated to ``Chart Supplement''.
    Class D, E2, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 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 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.

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

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ANM OR D Pendleton, OR [Amended]

Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]41'41'' N, long. 118[deg]50'35'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
4,000 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius of Eastern Oregon

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Regional at Pendleton Airport. This surface 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.

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ANM OR E2 Pendleton, OR [Amended]

Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]41'41'' N, long. 118[deg]50'35'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-
mile radius of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport. This 
surface 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 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

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ANM OR E4 Pendleton, OR [New]

Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]41'41'' N, long. 118[deg]50'35'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the 129[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 4.1-mile radius to 7.3 miles southeast of Eastern Oregon 
Regional at Pendleton Airport.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 
feet or more above the Surface of the Earth.

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ANM OR E5 Pendleton, OR [Amended]

Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]41'41'' N, long. 118[deg]50'35'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport, and within 3.5 miles each 
side of the 090[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 
6.6-mile radius to 14.8 miles east of the airport, and within 3.4 
miles each side of the 129[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.6-mile radius to 14.3 miles southeast of the airport, and 
within 4 miles south and 8 miles north of the 270[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from 4 miles west of the airport to 20 miles 
west of Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton Airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on June 29, 2020.
Shawn M. Kozica,
Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2020-14349 Filed 7-2-20; 8:45 am]
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