Subdivision of Restricted Area R-4101; Camp Edwards, MA, 57675-57677 [2020-19467]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / Rules and Regulations document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.6-mile (increased from 6.4mile) radius of Clinton Regional Airport, Clinton, MO; removes the Golden Valley NDB and associated extensions from the airspace legal description; and updates the name and the geographic coordinates of the airport (previously Clinton Memorial Airport) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is due to an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Golden Valley NDB which provided navigation information to 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 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Environmental Review 16:31 Sep 15, 2020 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] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * Jkt 250001 * ACE MO E5 Clinton, MO [Amended] Clinton Regional Airport, MO (Lat. 38°21′17″ N, long. 93°40′45″ W) The airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Clinton Regional Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 10, 2020. Martin A. Skinner, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2020–20283 Filed 9–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0610; Airspace Docket No. 19–ANE–1] Subdivision of Restricted Area R–4101; Camp Edwards, MA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies restricted area R–4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, by vertically subdividing the area into R–4101A, R–4101B, and R– 4101C. Currently, R–4101 extends from SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 the surface to 9,000 feet MSL. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient use of the airspace during periods when military activities do not require the full vertical extent of restricted area R–4101. The modifications are fully contained within the existing lateral and vertical limits of R–4101. The activities conducted in the airspace are unchanged. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, November 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ RIN 2120–AA66 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 57675 Sfmt 4700 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 the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority since it vertically subdivides the restricted airspace at Camp Edwards, MA, into three sections to enable more efficient use of airspace. Background Restricted area R–4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, currently extends from the surface to 9,000 feet MSL. The time of designation for the area is ‘‘From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or other times as specified by NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.’’ An FAA review of the utilization reports for R–4101 revealed that most activities being conducted only require restricted airspace up to 2,500 feet MSL. Less frequent activities are conducted that require restricted airspace up to 5,000 feet MSL, and 9,000 feet MSL, respectively. To provide for more efficient use of airspace, the FAA and the using agency agreed to subdivide R–4101 vertically into three areas: R–4101A extending from the surface to but not including 2,500 feet MSL; R–4101B extending from 2,500 feet MSL to but not including 5,000 feet MSL; and R–4101C extending from 5,000 feet MSL to 9,000 feet MSL. The new configuration E:\FR\FM\16SER1.SGM 16SER1 57676 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / Rules and Regulations enables activation of restricted airspace to the lower altitude required for the majority of the using agency’s training needs while maintaining the ability to activate additional restricted airspace for missions that require higher altitudes. These changes will accommodate the using agency’s requirements while releasing unneeded restricted airspace for access by other users. The lateral boundaries of the restricted airspace, the overall vertical limits, and the activities conducted within the airspace are unchanged. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES The Rule This rule amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 by subdividing the R–4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, into three areas: R–4101A extending from the surface to but not including 2,500 feet MSL; R–4101B extending from 2,500 feet MSL to but not including 5,000 feet MSL; and R– 4101C extending from 5,000 feet MSL to 9,000 feet MSL. The time of designation for R–4101A and B remains the same as currently designated for R–4101: ‘‘From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or other times as specified by NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.’’ The time of designation for R–4101C, due to its less frequent utilization, is ‘‘By NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.’’ The changes are fully contained within the existing lateral and vertical dimensions of R–4101, and the activities conducted within the restricted areas are unchanged. These changes enhance the efficient use of the National Airspace System by providing for: Activation of the minimum amount of restricted airspace needed for the specific mission being conducted; releasing unneeded restricted airspace for access by other users; and, more clearly informing the public of when to expect activation of the restricted airspace. In addition, the modifications do not change the current lateral boundaries, overall designated altitudes, or activities conducted within the restricted areas; therefore, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this action only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Sep 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 of modifying restricted area R– 4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, by vertically subdividing the area into R– 4101A, R–4101B, and R–4101C, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). This action also qualifies for FAA categorical exclusion under paragraph 5–6.5d, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review ‘‘Modification of the technical description of special use airspace (SUA) that does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, or times of designation of the airspace (such as changes in designation of the controlling or using agency, or correction of typographical errors).’’ As such, this action is not expected to result in any potentially significant environmental impacts. A separate categorical exclusion declaration document citing the applicability of FAA categorical exclusion 5–6.5d was signed on May 21, 2020. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5– 2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. The FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact study. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73 Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows: PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 1. The authority citation for part 73 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. § 73. 41 ■ * [Amended] 2. § 73.41 is amended as follows: * * * * R–4101 Camp Edwards, MA [Removed] R–4101A Camp Edwards, MA [New] Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 41°40′52″ N, long. 70°33′07″ W; to lat. 41°41′01″ N, long. 70°33′58″ W; to lat. 41°41′58″ N, long. 70°34′56″ W; to lat. 41°42′52″ N, long. 70°34′56″ W; to lat. 41°43′52″ N, long. 70°34′30″ W; to lat. 41°44′30″ N, long. 70°34′14″ W; to lat. 41°45′17″ N, long. 70°34′11″ W; to lat. 41°45′12″ N, long. 70°33′59″ W; to lat. 41°46′07″ N, long. 70°33′02″ W; to lat. 41°45′18″ N, long. 70°31′16″ W; to lat. 41°44′37″ N, long. 70°30′40″ W; to lat. 41°44′11″ N, long. 70°29′38″ W; to lat. 41°43′06″ N, long. 70°30′06″ W; to lat. 41°43′07″ N, long. 70°30′34″ W; to lat. 41°42′45″ N, long. 70°30′48″ W; to lat. 41°42′38″ N, long. 70°30′31″ W; to lat. 41°41′51″ N, long. 70°30′50″ W; to lat. 41°41′38″ N, long. 70°31′16″ W; to lat. 41°41′20″ N, long. 70°31′27″ W; to lat. 41°41′18″ N, long. 70°31′24″ W; to lat. 41°41′06″ N, long. 70°31′52″ W; to the point of beginning. Designated Altitudes. Surface to but not including 2,500 feet MSL. Times of designation. From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or other times as specified by NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance. Controlling agency. FAA, Boston Approach Control. Using agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Edwards, MA. R–4101B Camp Edwards, MA [New] Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 41°40′52″ N, long. 70°33′07″ W; to lat. 41°41′01″ N, long. 70°33′58″ W; to lat. 41°41′58″ N, long. 70°34′56″ W; to lat. 41°42′52″ N, long. 70°34′56″ W; to lat. 41°43′52″ N, long. 70°34′30″ W; to lat. 41°44′30″ N, long. 70°34′14″ W; to lat. 41°45′17″ N, long. 70°34′11″ W; to lat. 41°45′12″ N, long. 70°33′59″ W; to lat. 41°46′07″ N, long. 70°33′02″ W; to lat. 41°45′18″ N, long. 70°31′16″ W; to lat. 41°44′37″ N, long. 70°30′40″ W; to lat. 41°44′11″ N, long. 70°29′38″ W; to lat. 41°43′06″ N, long. 70°30′06″ W; to lat. 41°43′07″ N, long. 70°30′34″ W; to lat. 41°42′45″ N, long. 70°30′48″ W; to lat. 41°42′38″ N, long. 70°30′31″ W; to lat. 41°41′51″ N, long. 70°30′50″ W; to lat. 41°41′38″ N, long. 70°31′16″ W; to lat. 41°41′20″ N, long. 70°31′27″ W; to lat. 41°41′18″ N, long. 70°31′24″ W; to lat. 41°41′06″ N, long. 70°31′52″ W; to the point of beginning. E:\FR\FM\16SER1.SGM 16SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 180 / Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Designated Altitudes. 2,500 feet MSL to but not including 5,000 feet MSL. Times of designation. From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or other times as specified by NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance. Controlling agency. FAA, Boston Approach Control. Using agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Edwards, MA. R–4101C Camp Edwards, MA [New] Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 41°40′52″ N, long. 70°33′07″ W; to lat. 41°41′01″ N, long. 70°33′58″ W; to lat. 41°41′58″ N, long. 70°34′56″ W; to lat. 41°42′52″ N, long. 70°34′56″ W; to lat. 41°43′52″ N, long. 70°34′30″ W; to lat. 41°44′30″ N, long. 70°34′14″ W; to lat. 41°45′17″ N, long. 70°34′11″ W; to lat. 41°45′12″ N, long. 70°33′59″ W; to lat. 41°46′07″ N, long. 70°33′02″ W; to lat. 41°45′18″ N, long. 70°31′16″ W; to lat. 41°44′37″ N, long. 70°30′40″ W; to lat. 41°44′11″ N, long. 70°29′38″ W; to lat. 41°43′06″ N, long. 70°30′06″ W; to lat. 41°43′07″ N, long. 70°30′34″ W; to lat. 41°42′45″ N, long. 70°30′48″ W; to lat. 41°42′38″ N, long. 70°30′31″ W; to lat. 41°41′51″ N, long. 70°30′50″ W; to lat. 41°41′38″ N, long. 70°31′16″ W; to lat. 41°41′20″ N, long. 70°31′27″ W; to lat. 41°41′18″ N, long. 70°31′24″ W; to lat. 41°41′06″ N, long. 70°31′52″ W; to the point of beginning. Designated Altitudes. 5,000 feet MSL to 9,000 feet MSL. Times of designation. By NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance. Controlling agency. FAA, Boston Approach Control. Using agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Edwards, MA. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–19467 Filed 9–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division 29 CFR Part 826 RIN 1235–AA35 Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Temporary rule. AGENCY: The Secretary of Labor (‘‘Secretary’’) is promulgating revisions and clarifications to the temporary rule issued on April 1, 2020, implementing public health emergency leave under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and emergency paid sick jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Sep 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 leave to assist working families facing public health emergencies arising out of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID– 19) global pandemic, in response to an August 3, 2020 district court decision finding certain portions of that rule invalid. Both types of emergency paid leave were created by a time-limited statutory authority established under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and are set to expire on December 31, 2020. The FFCRA and its implementing regulations, including this temporary rule, do not affect the FMLA after December 31, 2020. DATES: This rule is effective from September 16, 2020 through December 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy DeBisschop, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S– 3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this final rule may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0675 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free 1–877–889– 5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. Questions of interpretation and/or enforcement of the agency’s regulations may be directed to the nearest WHD district office. Locate the nearest office by calling WHD’s toll-free help line at (866) 4US–WAGE ((866) 487–9243) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in your local time zone, or log onto WHD’s website for a nationwide listing of WHD district and area offices at http://www.dol.gov/ whd/america2.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the FFCRA, which creates two new emergency paid leave requirements in response to the COVID– 19 global pandemic. Division E of the FFCRA, ‘‘The Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act’’ (EPSLA), entitles certain employees of covered employers to take up to two weeks of paid sick leave if the employee is unable to work for specific qualifying reasons related to COVID–19. These qualifying reasons are: (1) Being subject to a Federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID–19; (2) being advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID–19 concerns; (3) experiencing COVID–19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis; (4) caring for another individual who is either subject to a PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 57677 Federal, state, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID–19 or who has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to COVID–19 concerns; (5) caring for the employee’s son or daughter whose school, place of care, or child care provider is closed or unavailable due to COVID–19 related reasons; and (6) experiencing any other substantially similar condition as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).1 FFCRA section 5102(a)(1)–(6). Division C of the FFCRA, ‘‘The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act’’ (EFMLEA), which amends Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act, 29 U.S.C. 2601 et seq. (FMLA), permits certain employees of covered employers to take up to 12 weeks of expanded family and medical leave, ten of which are paid, if the employee is unable to work due to a need to care for his or her son or daughter whose school, place of care, or child care provider is closed or unavailable due to COVID–19 related reasons. FFCRA section 3012, adding FMLA section 110(a)(2)(A). These paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements will expire on December 31, 2020. The costs to private-sector employers of providing paid leave required by the EPSLA and the EFMLEA (collectively ‘‘FFCRA leave’’) are ultimately covered by the Federal Government as Congress provided tax credits for these employers in the full amount of any FFCRA leave taken by their employees. On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Public Law 116–136 (CARES Act), which amends certain provisions of the EPSLA and the provisions of the FMLA added by the EFMLEA. FFCRA leave is part of a larger set of Federal Government-provided COVID– 19 economic relief programs, which also include the Paycheck Protection Program and expanded unemployment benefits provided under the CARES Act. The Paycheck Protection Program, CARES Act sections 1101–1114, provided an incentive for employers to keep workers on their payrolls. FFCRA leave provides paid leave to certain employees who continue to be employed but are prevented from working for specific COVID–19 related reasons. And the CARES Act’s expanded unemployment benefits, CARES Act sections 2101–2116, provided help to workers whose 1 The Secretary of HHS has not identified any other substantially similar condition that would entitle an employee to take paid sick leave. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 16, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 57675-57677]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-19467]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0610; Airspace Docket No. 19-ANE-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Subdivision of Restricted Area R-4101; Camp Edwards, MA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies restricted area R-4101 at Camp Edwards, 
MA, by vertically subdividing the area into R-4101A, R-4101B, and R-
4101C. Currently, R-4101 extends from the surface to 9,000 feet MSL. 
The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient use of the 
airspace during periods when military activities do not require the 
full vertical extent of restricted area R-4101. The modifications are 
fully contained within the existing lateral and vertical limits of R-
4101. The activities conducted in the airspace are unchanged.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, November 5, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Rules and Regulations 
Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

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 
the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the 
efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that 
authority since it vertically subdivides the restricted airspace at 
Camp Edwards, MA, into three sections to enable more efficient use of 
airspace.

Background

    Restricted area R-4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, currently extends from 
the surface to 9,000 feet MSL. The time of designation for the area is 
``From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or other times as specified by 
NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.''
    An FAA review of the utilization reports for R-4101 revealed that 
most activities being conducted only require restricted airspace up to 
2,500 feet MSL. Less frequent activities are conducted that require 
restricted airspace up to 5,000 feet MSL, and 9,000 feet MSL, 
respectively.
    To provide for more efficient use of airspace, the FAA and the 
using agency agreed to subdivide R-4101 vertically into three areas: R-
4101A extending from the surface to but not including 2,500 feet MSL; 
R-4101B extending from 2,500 feet MSL to but not including 5,000 feet 
MSL; and R-4101C extending from 5,000 feet MSL to 9,000 feet MSL. The 
new configuration

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enables activation of restricted airspace to the lower altitude 
required for the majority of the using agency's training needs while 
maintaining the ability to activate additional restricted airspace for 
missions that require higher altitudes.
    These changes will accommodate the using agency's requirements 
while releasing unneeded restricted airspace for access by other users. 
The lateral boundaries of the restricted airspace, the overall vertical 
limits, and the activities conducted within the airspace are unchanged.

The Rule

    This rule amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 
73 by subdividing the R-4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, into three areas: R-
4101A extending from the surface to but not including 2,500 feet MSL; 
R-4101B extending from 2,500 feet MSL to but not including 5,000 feet 
MSL; and R-4101C extending from 5,000 feet MSL to 9,000 feet MSL. The 
time of designation for R-4101A and B remains the same as currently 
designated for R-4101: ``From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or other 
times as specified by NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.'' The time of 
designation for R-4101C, due to its less frequent utilization, is ``By 
NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.'' The changes are fully contained 
within the existing lateral and vertical dimensions of R-4101, and the 
activities conducted within the restricted areas are unchanged.
    These changes enhance the efficient use of the National Airspace 
System by providing for: Activation of the minimum amount of restricted 
airspace needed for the specific mission being conducted; releasing 
unneeded restricted airspace for access by other users; and, more 
clearly informing the public of when to expect activation of the 
restricted airspace.
    In addition, the modifications do not change the current lateral 
boundaries, overall designated altitudes, or activities conducted 
within the restricted areas; therefore, I find that notice and public 
procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this action only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
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 of modifying restricted 
area R-4101 at Camp Edwards, MA, by vertically subdividing the area 
into R-4101A, R-4101B, and R-4101C, qualifies for categorical exclusion 
under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing 
regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 
1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5-
6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact 
review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace 
areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, 
Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic 
Service Routes; and Reporting Points). This action also qualifies for 
FAA categorical exclusion under paragraph 5-6.5d, which categorically 
excludes from further environmental impact review ``Modification of the 
technical description of special use airspace (SUA) that does not alter 
the dimensions, altitudes, or times of designation of the airspace 
(such as changes in designation of the controlling or using agency, or 
correction of typographical errors).'' As such, this action is not 
expected to result in any potentially significant environmental 
impacts. A separate categorical exclusion declaration document citing 
the applicability of FAA categorical exclusion 5-6.5d was signed on May 
21, 2020. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding 
Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for 
factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded 
action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further 
analysis. The FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances 
exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or 
environmental impact study.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73

    Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas.

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows:

PART 73--SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE

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1. The authority citation for part 73 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.  73. 41   [Amended]

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2. Sec.  73.41 is amended as follows:
* * * * *

R-4101 Camp Edwards, MA [Removed]

R-4101A Camp Edwards, MA [New]

    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 41[deg]40'52'' N, long. 
70[deg]33'07'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'01'' N, long. 70[deg]33'58'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]41'58'' N, long. 70[deg]34'56'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]42'52'' N, long. 70[deg]34'56'' W; to lat. 41[deg]43'52'' N, 
long. 70[deg]34'30'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'30'' N, long. 
70[deg]34'14'' W; to lat. 41[deg]45'17'' N, long. 70[deg]34'11'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]45'12'' N, long. 70[deg]33'59'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]46'07'' N, long. 70[deg]33'02'' W; to lat. 41[deg]45'18'' N, 
long. 70[deg]31'16'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'37'' N, long. 
70[deg]30'40'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'11'' N, long. 70[deg]29'38'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]43'06'' N, long. 70[deg]30'06'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]43'07'' N, long. 70[deg]30'34'' W; to lat. 41[deg]42'45'' N, 
long. 70[deg]30'48'' W; to lat. 41[deg]42'38'' N, long. 
70[deg]30'31'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'51'' N, long. 70[deg]30'50'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]41'38'' N, long. 70[deg]31'16'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]41'20'' N, long. 70[deg]31'27'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'18'' N, 
long. 70[deg]31'24'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'06'' N, long. 
70[deg]31'52'' W; to the point of beginning.
    Designated Altitudes. Surface to but not including 2,500 feet 
MSL.
    Times of designation. From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or 
other times as specified by NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.
    Controlling agency. FAA, Boston Approach Control.
    Using agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Edwards, MA.

R-4101B Camp Edwards, MA [New]

    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 41[deg]40'52'' N, long. 
70[deg]33'07'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'01'' N, long. 70[deg]33'58'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]41'58'' N, long. 70[deg]34'56'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]42'52'' N, long. 70[deg]34'56'' W; to lat. 41[deg]43'52'' N, 
long. 70[deg]34'30'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'30'' N, long. 
70[deg]34'14'' W; to lat. 41[deg]45'17'' N, long. 70[deg]34'11'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]45'12'' N, long. 70[deg]33'59'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]46'07'' N, long. 70[deg]33'02'' W; to lat. 41[deg]45'18'' N, 
long. 70[deg]31'16'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'37'' N, long. 
70[deg]30'40'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'11'' N, long. 70[deg]29'38'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]43'06'' N, long. 70[deg]30'06'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]43'07'' N, long. 70[deg]30'34'' W; to lat. 41[deg]42'45'' N, 
long. 70[deg]30'48'' W; to lat. 41[deg]42'38'' N, long. 
70[deg]30'31'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'51'' N, long. 70[deg]30'50'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]41'38'' N, long. 70[deg]31'16'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]41'20'' N, long. 70[deg]31'27'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'18'' N, 
long. 70[deg]31'24'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'06'' N, long. 
70[deg]31'52'' W; to the point of beginning.

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    Designated Altitudes. 2,500 feet MSL to but not including 5,000 
feet MSL.
    Times of designation. From 0600 to 1800 local time, daily, or 
other times as specified by NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.
    Controlling agency. FAA, Boston Approach Control.
    Using agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Edwards, MA.

R-4101C Camp Edwards, MA [New]

    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 41[deg]40'52'' N, long. 
70[deg]33'07'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'01'' N, long. 70[deg]33'58'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]41'58'' N, long. 70[deg]34'56'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]42'52'' N, long. 70[deg]34'56'' W; to lat. 41[deg]43'52'' N, 
long. 70[deg]34'30'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'30'' N, long. 
70[deg]34'14'' W; to lat. 41[deg]45'17'' N, long. 70[deg]34'11'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]45'12'' N, long. 70[deg]33'59'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]46'07'' N, long. 70[deg]33'02'' W; to lat. 41[deg]45'18'' N, 
long. 70[deg]31'16'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'37'' N, long. 
70[deg]30'40'' W; to lat. 41[deg]44'11'' N, long. 70[deg]29'38'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]43'06'' N, long. 70[deg]30'06'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]43'07'' N, long. 70[deg]30'34'' W; to lat. 41[deg]42'45'' N, 
long. 70[deg]30'48'' W; to lat. 41[deg]42'38'' N, long. 
70[deg]30'31'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'51'' N, long. 70[deg]30'50'' W; 
to lat. 41[deg]41'38'' N, long. 70[deg]31'16'' W; to lat. 
41[deg]41'20'' N, long. 70[deg]31'27'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'18'' N, 
long. 70[deg]31'24'' W; to lat. 41[deg]41'06'' N, long. 
70[deg]31'52'' W; to the point of beginning.
    Designated Altitudes. 5,000 feet MSL to 9,000 feet MSL.
    Times of designation. By NOTAM issued 48 hours in advance.
    Controlling agency. FAA, Boston Approach Control.
    Using agency. Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Edwards, MA.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-19467 Filed 9-15-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P