Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Farmington, NM, 13171-13172 [2021-04212]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * V–346 * * * * * * [Remove] * V–400 Domestic VOR Federal * [Remove] Issued in Washington, DC, on February 24, 2021. George Gonzalez, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–04155 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–1014; Airspace Docket No. 20–ASW–7] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Farmington, NM Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Class D airspace at Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM. This action also modifies the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, to match the modified Class D dimensions. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Further, this action removes the Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This action also removes the Four Corners Regional ILS Localizer and the Farmington VORTAC from the legal descriptions’ text headers and airspace descriptions. Lastly, this action implements several administrative jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 13171 corrections to the Class D, Class E2, and Class E5 airspaces’ legal descriptions. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 17, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 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: 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: effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to the publication of the NPRM, the FAA discovered ‘‘The Proposal’’ section in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the preamble for the NPRM contained incorrect verbiage. The section that discussed the Class E airspace designated as a surface area incorrectly stated ‘‘Within a 4.7-mile radius of Four Corners Regional Airport and within 1 mile each side of the Four Corners Regional ILS Localizer east course extending from the 4.7-mile radius to 5.6 miles east of the airport.’’ However, the proposed regulatory text contained the correct verbiage which reads ‘‘That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 086° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.7-mile radius to 5.6 miles east of Four Corners Regional Airport.’’ Class D, E2, and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, 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 D and Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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 modifies the Class D and Class E airspace at Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM, to ensure the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. 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. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 78811, December 7, 2020) for Docket No. FAA–2020–1014 to modify the Class D and Class E airspace at Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies the Class D airspace at Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM. To properly contain IFR departures flying toward or over rising terrain an area is added to the eastern boundary of the Class D airspace. This action also modifies the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, to be coincident with the new Class D dimensions. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to contain IFR departures to 1,200 feet above the surface and IFR arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. The current E:\FR\FM\08MRR1.SGM 08MRR1 13172 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Rules and Regulations jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES configuration does not properly contain IFR aircraft performing instrument approaches to the airport. To properly contain IFR arrivals, the areas to the east and the west of the airport have been expanded. This action also removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This area is wholly contained with the Denver en route airspace and duplication is not necessary. Further, this action removes the Four Corners Regional ILS Localizer from the Class D and Class E2 text headers and airspace descriptions. The action also removes the Farmington VORTAC from the Class E5 airspace text header and airspace description. The navigational aids (NAVAIDs) are not needed to define the airspace. Removal of the NAVAIDs allows the airspace to be defined from a single reference point which simplifies how the airspace is described. Lastly, this action implements several administrative corrections to the Class D, Class E2, and Class E5 airspaces’ legal descriptions. This action removes the city name from the second line of Class D, Class E2, and Class E5 text headers. The legal descriptions for the Class D and Class E2 airspace contain the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory.’’ this action updates the term to ‘‘Chart Supplement.’’ The airport’s geographic coordinates in the Class D and Class E2 text headers do not match the FAA database; this action updates the geographic coordinates to ‘‘lat. 36°44′29″ N., long. 108°13′48″ W.’’ 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:10 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 the preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 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 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * ASW NM D Farmington, NM [Amended] Four Corners Regional Airport, NM (Lat. 36°44′29″ N, long. 108°13′48″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 8,000 feet MSL within a 4.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 086° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.7-mile radius to 5.6 miles east of Four Corners Regional 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. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as a Surface Area. * * * * * ASW NM E2 Farmington, NM [Amended] Four Corners Regional Airport, NM (Lat. 36°44′29″ N, long. 108°13′48″ W) PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW NM E5 Farmington, NM [Amended] Four Corners Regional Airport, NM (Lat. 36°44′29″ N, long. 108°13′48″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 088° bearing from the airport, extending from 4 miles east of the airport to 22.4 miles east of the airport, and within 4.2 miles each side of the 267° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 12.5 miles west of Four Corners Regional Airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 24, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–04212 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Amended] * That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 086° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.7-mile radius to 5.6 miles east of Four Corners Regional 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. Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–1072; Airspace Docket No. 20–ACE–23] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class E airspace; Leoti, KS Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mark Hoard Memorial Airport, Leoti, KS. The airspace contains the new instrument approach and departure procedures that were developed for the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 17, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08MRR1.SGM 08MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 43 (Monday, March 8, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04212]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-1014; Airspace Docket No. 20-ASW-7]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Farmington, NM

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class D airspace at Four Corners 
Regional Airport, Farmington, NM. This action also modifies the Class E 
airspace, designated as a surface area, to match the modified Class D 
dimensions. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Further, this action 
removes the Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet above 
the surface. This action also removes the Four Corners Regional ILS 
Localizer and the Farmington VORTAC from the legal descriptions' text 
headers and airspace descriptions. Lastly, this action implements 
several administrative corrections to the Class D, Class E2, and Class 
E5 airspaces' legal descriptions.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 17, 2021. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 
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: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-3695.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it modifies the Class D and Class E airspace at Four Corners 
Regional Airport, Farmington, NM, to ensure the safety and management 
of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (85 FR 78811, December 7, 2020) for Docket No. FAA-2020-1014 
to modify the Class D and Class E airspace at Four Corners Regional 
Airport, Farmington, NM. Interested parties were invited to participate 
in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the 
proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Subsequent to the publication of the NPRM, the FAA discovered ``The 
Proposal'' section in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of the preamble for the 
NPRM contained incorrect verbiage. The section that discussed the Class 
E airspace designated as a surface area incorrectly stated ``Within a 
4.7-mile radius of Four Corners Regional Airport and within 1 mile each 
side of the Four Corners Regional ILS Localizer east course extending 
from the 4.7-mile radius to 5.6 miles east of the airport.''
    However, the proposed regulatory text contained the correct 
verbiage which reads ``That airspace extending upward from the surface 
within a 4.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side 
of the 086[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.7-mile 
radius to 5.6 miles east of Four Corners Regional Airport.''
    Class D, E2, and E5 airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 5000, 6002, 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 D and Class E 
airspace designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, 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 amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies the Class D airspace at 
Four Corners Regional Airport, Farmington, NM. To properly contain IFR 
departures flying toward or over rising terrain an area is added to the 
eastern boundary of the Class D airspace.
    This action also modifies the Class E airspace, designated as a 
surface area, to be coincident with the new Class D dimensions.
    Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to 
contain IFR departures to 1,200 feet above the surface and IFR arrivals 
descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. The current

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configuration does not properly contain IFR aircraft performing 
instrument approaches to the airport. To properly contain IFR arrivals, 
the areas to the east and the west of the airport have been expanded.
    This action also removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 
1,200 feet above the surface. This area is wholly contained with the 
Denver en route airspace and duplication is not necessary.
    Further, this action removes the Four Corners Regional ILS 
Localizer from the Class D and Class E2 text headers and airspace 
descriptions. The action also removes the Farmington VORTAC from the 
Class E5 airspace text header and airspace description. The 
navigational aids (NAVAIDs) are not needed to define the airspace. 
Removal of the NAVAIDs allows the airspace to be defined from a single 
reference point which simplifies how the airspace is described.
    Lastly, this action implements several administrative corrections 
to the Class D, Class E2, and Class E5 airspaces' legal descriptions. 
This action removes the city name from the second line of Class D, 
Class E2, and Class E5 text headers. The legal descriptions for the 
Class D and Class E2 airspace contain the outdated term ``Airport/
Facility Directory.'' this action updates the term to ``Chart 
Supplement.'' The airport's geographic coordinates in the Class D and 
Class E2 text headers do not match the FAA database; this action 
updates the geographic coordinates to ``lat. 36[deg]44'29'' N., long. 
108[deg]13'48'' W.''
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is 
non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 
1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation 
as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter 
that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant the preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

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

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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASW NM D Farmington, NM [Amended]

Four Corners Regional Airport, NM
    (Lat. 36[deg]44'29'' N, long. 108[deg]13'48'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
8,000 feet MSL within a 4.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 
1.8 miles each side of the 086[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 4.7-mile radius to 5.6 miles east of Four Corners 
Regional 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.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as a Surface Area.

* * * * *

ASW NM E2 Farmington, NM [Amended]

Four Corners Regional Airport, NM
    (Lat. 36[deg]44'29'' N, long. 108[deg]13'48'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.7-
mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 
086[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.7-mile 
radius to 5.6 miles east of Four Corners Regional 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.

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

* * * * *

ASW NM E5 Farmington, NM [Amended]

Four Corners Regional Airport, NM
    (Lat. 36[deg]44'29'' N, long. 108[deg]13'48'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 4 miles north 
and 8 miles south of the 088[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from 4 miles east of the airport to 22.4 miles east of the 
airport, and within 4.2 miles each side of the 267[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 12.5 miles west 
of Four Corners Regional Airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 24, 2021.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
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