Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Baker City, OR, 13244-13246 [2021-04035]

Download as PDF 13244 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Proposed Rules radius to 5.5 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 316° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.5-mile radius to 5.3 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.9 miles each side of the 331° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.5-mile radius to 6.8 miles northwest of Meadows Field Airport. This Class D airspace 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as a Surface Area. AGENCY: * * * AWP CA E2 * * Bakersfield, CA [Amended] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * AWP CA E5 * * Bakersfield, CA [Amended] Meadows Field Airport, CA (Lat. 35°26′02″ N, long. 119°03′28″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8-mile radius of the airport, and within 3.8 miles east and 8.8 miles west of the 337° bearing from the airport, beginning 3.5 miles northwest of the airport and extending to 19.6 miles northwest of Meadows Field Airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 22, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–04016 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0041; Airspace Docket No. 20–ANM–60] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Baker City, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Meadows Field Airport, CA (Lat. 35°26′02″ N, long. 119°03′28″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.5-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 134° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.5-mile radius to 5.5 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 316° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.5-mile radius to 5.3 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.9 miles each side of the 331° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.5-mile radius to 6.8 miles northwest of Meadows Field Airport. This Class E airspace 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. * Federal Aviation Administration This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area for Baker City Municipal Airport. This action also proposes to establish Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Additionally, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This action also proposes to remove the Baker City VORTAC from the Class E2 and the VOR/DME from the Class E5 text headers and airspace descriptions. Lastly, this action also proposes several administrative corrections to the airspaces’ legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 22, 2021. 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– 2021–0041; Airspace Docket No. 20– ANM–60, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Healy, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–2227. 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 Class E airspace at Baker City Municipal Airport, Baker City, OR, to support 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–2021–0041; Airspace Docket No. 20–ANM–60’’. 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 E:\FR\FM\08MRP1.SGM 08MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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 Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace designated as surface area, at Baker City Municipal Airport. This area is designed to contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface, and IFR departures until reaching 700 feet above the surface. This area would be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles north and 3.1 miles south of the 097° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.3 miles east of the airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 142° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 9.4 miles southeast of the airport. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace by establishing an area that is designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 area is designed to properly contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface. This area would be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.2 miles each side of the 332° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.3 miles northwest of the airport. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This area is designed to properly contain IFR departures to 1,200 feet above the surface and IFR arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. This area would be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.2mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles north and 4.5 miles south of the 097° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.1 miles east of the airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 142° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 11.7 miles east of the airport, and within 1.1 miles either side of the 283° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 5.3 miles west of the airport, and within 1.8 miles northeast and 1.9 miles southwest of the 315° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 3.3 miles northeast of the 322° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 7.2 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.8 miles east and 1.9 miles west of the 360° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 8.8 miles north of the airport. This action also proposes to remove the Baker VORTAC from the Class E2 text header and airspace description, and the Baker City VOR/DME from the Class E5 text header and airspace descriptions. The Navigational Aids (NAVAID) are not needed to describe the airspace areas. Removal of the NAVAIDs allows the airspace to be described from a single point, which simplifies the airspaces’ descriptions. This action also proposes to remove the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This area is wholly contained within the Rome en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary. Lastly, this action proposes several administrative amendments to the airspaces’ legal descriptions. The first line of the Class E2 header is not correct. The first line should include the full name of the city, ‘‘Baker’’ should be updated to ‘‘Baker City’’. The airport’s geographic coordinates in the Class E2, PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 13245 and Class E5 text header are incorrect. To match the FAA database, the geographic coordinates should be updated to lat. 44°50′14″ N, long. 117°48′33″ W. Class E2, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002, 6004, and 6005, 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 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: E:\FR\FM\08MRP1.SGM 08MRP1 13246 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ * * * BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration * * * * * ANM OR E4 Baker City, OR [New] Baker City Municipal Airport, OR (Lat. 44°50′14″ N, long. 117°48′33″) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.2 miles each side of the 332° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.3 miles northwest of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * ANM OR E5 Baker City, OR [Amended] Baker City Municipal Airport, OR (Lat. 44°50′14″ N, long. 117°48′33″) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles north and 4.5 miles south of the 097° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.1 miles east of the airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 142° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 11.7 miles east of the airport, and within 1.1 miles either side of the 283° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 5.3 miles west of the airport, and within 1.8 miles northeast and 1.9 miles southwest of the 315° bearing from the airport, extending VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0045; Airspace Docket No. 20–AWP–30] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bakersfield, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bakersfield Municipal Airport, Bakersfield, CA. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 22, 2021. 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– 2021–0045; Airspace Docket No. 20– AWP–30, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. 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 SUMMARY: Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4702 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: 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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ANM OR E2 Baker City, OR [Amended] Baker City Municipal Airport, OR (Lat. 44°50′14″ N, long. 117°48′33″) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles north and 3.1 miles south of the 097° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.3 miles east of the airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 142° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 9.4 miles southeast of the airport. * Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on February 22, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–04035 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * from the 4.2 mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 3.3 miles northeast of the 322° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 7.2 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.8 miles east and 1.9 miles west of the 360° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 8.8 miles north of the airport. Sfmt 4702 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 establish Class E airspace at Bakersfield Municipal Airport, Bakersfield, CA, to support 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–2021–0045; Airspace Docket No. 20–AWP–30’’. 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 E:\FR\FM\08MRP1.SGM 08MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 43 (Monday, March 8, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0041; Airspace Docket No. 20-ANM-60]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Baker 
City, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace, 
designated as a surface area for Baker City Municipal Airport. This 
action also proposes to establish Class E airspace, designated as an 
extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. Additionally, this 
action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface. This action also proposes to remove the 
Baker City VORTAC from the Class E2 and the VOR/DME from the Class E5 
text headers and airspace descriptions. Lastly, this action also 
proposes several administrative corrections to the airspaces' legal 
descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of 
instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 22, 2021.

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-2021-0041; Airspace Docket No. 20-ANM-60, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    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: Elizabeth Healy, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-2227.

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 Class E airspace at Baker City Municipal Airport, 
Baker City, OR, to support 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-2021-0041; 
Airspace Docket No. 20-ANM-60''. 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

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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 7400.11E, 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 Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying 
the Class E airspace designated as surface area, at Baker City 
Municipal Airport. This area is designed to contain arriving IFR 
aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface, and IFR 
departures until reaching 700 feet above the surface. This area would 
be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the 
surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles 
north and 3.1 miles south of the 097[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.3 miles east of the airport, 
and within 1.8 miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 142[deg] 
bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 9.4 
miles southeast of the airport.
    This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace by 
establishing an area that is designated as an extension to a Class D or 
Class E surface area. This area is designed to properly contain IFR 
aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface. This area would 
be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the 
surface within 3.2 miles each side of the 332[deg] bearing from the 
airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.3 miles northwest of 
the airport.
    This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface. This area is designed to 
properly contain IFR departures to 1,200 feet above the surface and IFR 
arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. This area would 
be described as follows: That airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 
1.8 miles north and 4.5 miles south of the 097[deg] bearing from the 
airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.1 miles east of the 
airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 
142[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius 
to 11.7 miles east of the airport, and within 1.1 miles either side of 
the 283[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile 
radius to 5.3 miles west of the airport, and within 1.8 miles northeast 
and 1.9 miles southwest of the 315[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the 
airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 3.3 miles northeast of the 
322[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius 
to 7.2 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.8 miles east and 
1.9 miles west of the 360[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 4.2 mile radius to 8.8 miles north of the airport.
    This action also proposes to remove the Baker VORTAC from the Class 
E2 text header and airspace description, and the Baker City VOR/DME 
from the Class E5 text header and airspace descriptions. The 
Navigational Aids (NAVAID) are not needed to describe the airspace 
areas. Removal of the NAVAIDs allows the airspace to be described from 
a single point, which simplifies the airspaces' descriptions.
    This action also proposes to remove the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This area is wholly contained 
within the Rome en route airspace area and duplication is not 
necessary.
    Lastly, this action proposes several administrative amendments to 
the airspaces' legal descriptions. The first line of the Class E2 
header is not correct. The first line should include the full name of 
the city, ``Baker'' should be updated to ``Baker City''. The airport's 
geographic coordinates in the Class E2, and Class E5 text header are 
incorrect. To match the FAA database, the geographic coordinates should 
be updated to lat. 44[deg]50'14'' N, long. 117[deg]48'33'' W.
    Class E2, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 6002, 6004, and 6005, 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 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:

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

0
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 7400.11E, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and 
effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

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ANM OR E2 Baker City, OR [Amended]

Baker City Municipal Airport, OR
    (Lat. 44[deg]50'14'' N, long. 117[deg]48'33'')

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-
mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles north and 3.1 miles 
south of the 097[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 
4.2-mile radius to 5.3 miles east of the airport, and within 1.8 
miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 142[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 9.4 miles 
southeast of the airport.

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 Baker City, OR [New]

Baker City Municipal Airport, OR
    (Lat. 44[deg]50'14'' N, long. 117[deg]48'33'')

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.2 miles 
each side of the 332[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 4.2-mile radius to 7.3 miles northwest of the 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 Baker City, OR [Amended]

Baker City Municipal Airport, OR
    (Lat. 44[deg]50'14'' N, long. 117[deg]48'33'')

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles north 
and 4.5 miles south of the 097[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 7.1 miles east of the airport, 
and within 1.8 miles southwest and 1.9 miles northeast of the 
142[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile 
radius to 11.7 miles east of the airport, and within 1.1 miles 
either side of the 283[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 4.2 mile radius to 5.3 miles west of the airport, and within 1.8 
miles northeast and 1.9 miles southwest of the 315[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 6.9 miles 
northwest of the airport, and within 1.8 miles southwest and 3.3 
miles northeast of the 322[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 4.2 mile radius to 7.2 miles northwest of the airport, and 
within 1.8 miles east and 1.9 miles west of the 360[deg] bearing 
from the airport, extending from the 4.2 mile radius to 8.8 miles 
north of the airport.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on February 22, 2021.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-04035 Filed 3-5-21; 8:45 am]
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