Amendment of Class D Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Homestead, FL, 80593-80594 [2020-27352]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (k) Material Incorporated by Reference None. College Park, GA 30337; Telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued on December 8, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–27312 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0822; Airspace Docket No. 20–ASO–23] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Homestead, FL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Homestead Air Reserve Base (ARB), Homestead, FL. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 25, 2021. 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 7400.11E, 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 7400.11E at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Dec 11, 2020 Jkt 253001 Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends Class D airspace, and removes Class E airspace at Homestead Air Reserve Base (ARB), Homestead, FL, to support IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 59463, September 22, 2020) for Docket No. FAA–2020–0822 to amend Class D airspace, and remove at Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Homestead, FL, as the extensions are less than two miles, and thus are required to be Class D airspace, as per the FAA Order 7400.2, chapter 17–2–7, part D. In addition, the FAA proposed to update the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments pertaining to the proposal were received. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000 and 6004, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 80593 listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class D airspace, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Homestead, FL, as the extensions are less than two miles, and thus are required to be Class D airspace, as per the FAA Order 7400.2, chapter 17–2–7, part D. In addition, this amendment updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. These changes are necessary for continued safety and management of IFR operations in the area. 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. 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 an air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. 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. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 80594 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 240 / Monday, December 14, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASO FL D Homestead, FL [Amended] Homestead ARB, FL (Lat. 25°29′19″ N, long. 80°23′01″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 5.5-mile radius of Homestead ARB, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 50° bearing to 7-miles northeast of the airport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 230° bearing of the airport, extending from the 5.5 mile radius to 7-miles southwest of the airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class D or E Surface Area. * * * ASO FL E4 * * Homestead, FL [Removed] Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 8, 2020. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2020–27352 Filed 12–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0735; Airspace Docket No. 19–ANE–8] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Lebanon, NH Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:47 Dec 11, 2020 Jkt 253001 ACTION: Final rule. This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–141, and V–542, and revokes airways V–151 and V–496, due to the planned decommissioning of the Lebanon, NH, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Lebanon VOR/DME is planned for decommissioning as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, February 25, 2021. 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 7400.11E, 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 Rules and Regulations 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 7400.11E at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. 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: SUMMARY: 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 as it modifies the route structure as necessary to preserve PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. FAA–2020–0735 in the Federal Register (85 FR 49327; August 13, 2020), amending VOR Federal airways V–141, and V–542, and removing VOR Federal airways V–151 and V–496 in the vicinity of Lebanon, NH. The proposed amendment and revocation actions were due to the planned decommissioning of the Lebanon, NH, VOR/DME. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.11E dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airways listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending VOR Federal airways V–141 and V–542, and removing airways V– 151 and V–496, due to the planned decommissioning of the Lebanon, NH VOR/DME. An Area Navigation (RNAV) waypoint (WP) is being developed to be charted in the vicinity of the Lebanon VOR/DME location. The changes are described below. V–141: V–141 currently consists of two parts: first, extending between the Nantucket, MA, VOR/DME and the Boston, MA, VOR/DME; and second, extending between the Manchester, NH, VOR/DME and the Massena, NY, VORTAC. This action removes the part between Manchester, NH, and Massena, NY. As amended, V–141 extends between Nantucket, MA, and Boston, MA. V–151: V–151 currently extends between the intersection of the Nantucket, MA, VOR/DME 334°, and the Providence, RI, VOR/DME 079° E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 240 (Monday, December 14, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 80593-80594]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27352]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0822; Airspace Docket No. 20-ASO-23]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; 
Homestead, FL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace, and removes Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for 
Homestead Air Reserve Base (ARB), Homestead, FL. This action also 
updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. Controlled airspace 
is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations in the area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 25, 2021. 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 7400.11E, 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 7400.11E at NARA, email [email protected] 
or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; Telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106, 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it amends Class D airspace, and removes Class E airspace at 
Homestead Air Reserve Base (ARB), Homestead, FL, to support IFR 
operations in the area.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (85 FR 59463, September 22, 2020) for Docket No. FAA-2020-0822 
to amend Class D airspace, and remove at Class E airspace designated as 
an extension to a Class D surface area for Homestead Air Reserve Base, 
Homestead, FL, as the extensions are less than two miles, and thus are 
required to be Class D airspace, as per the FAA Order 7400.2, chapter 
17-2-7, part D. In addition, the FAA proposed to update the geographic 
coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments pertaining to the proposal were received.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
Paragraphs 5000 and 6004, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated 
July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 
2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic routes, and reporting 
points.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class D airspace, and removes Class E airspace 
designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Homestead Air 
Reserve Base, Homestead, FL, as the extensions are less than two miles, 
and thus are required to be Class D airspace, as per the FAA Order 
7400.2, chapter 17-2-7, part D. In addition, this amendment updates the 
geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database. These changes are necessary for continued safety 
and management of IFR operations in the area.
    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. 
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 an air navigation, it is certified 
that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5a. 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.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

[[Page 80594]]

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, 
effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO FL D Homestead, FL [Amended]

Homestead ARB, FL
    (Lat. 25[deg]29'19'' N, long. 80[deg]23'01'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 5.5-mile radius of Homestead ARB, and within 
1.5 miles each side of the 50[deg] bearing to 7-miles northeast of 
the airport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 230[deg] bearing 
of the airport, extending from the 5.5 mile radius to 7-miles 
southwest of the airport.

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

* * * * *

ASO FL E4 Homestead, FL [Removed]

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 8, 2020.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2020-27352 Filed 12-11-20; 8:45 am]
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