Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Anaktuvuk Pass, AK, 18490-18491 [2021-07209]

Download as PDF 18490 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 67 / Friday, April 9, 2021 / Proposed Rules Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANM MT E5 Missoula, MT [Amended] Missoula International Airport, MT (Lat. 46°54′59″ N, long. 114°05′26″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 3.5 miles each side of the 311° bearing extending from the Class D 4.4-mile radius to 22.3 miles northwest of the airport, and 1.6 miles west and 4.3 miles east of the 179° bearing extending from the Class D 4.4-mile radius to 15.2 miles south of the airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet about the surface within a 46-mile radius of the Missoula International Airport. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on April 2, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–07262 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0225; Airspace Docket No. 20–AAL–13] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Anaktuvuk Pass, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Anaktuvuk Pass Airport, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. This action also proposes to remove the Anaktuvuk Pass NDB from the Class E’s text header and airspace description. Lastly, this action proposes to update the airport’s geographic coordinates. 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 May 24, 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– 2021–0225; Airspace Docket No. 20– AAL–13, 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 fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–3695. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority, as it would PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 modify the Class E airspace at Anaktuvuk Pass Airport, Anaktuvuk Pass, AK, 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–2021–0225; Airspace Docket No. 20–AAL–13’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198. E:\FR\FM\09APP1.SGM 09APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 67 / Friday, April 9, 2021 / Proposed Rules Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Anaktuvuk Pass Airport, Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. 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. To properly contain IFR aircraft arriving and departing from the airport, this action proposes to reduce the airspace’s circular radius of the airport from 6.4 miles to 4 miles. Also, three areas should be added to the 4-mile radius to ensure proper containment of IFR aircraft. Two areas should be added northeast of the airport and one area should be added southwest of the airport. This action also proposes to add an area of Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/ from the terminal and en route environments. This airspace area would be a 54-mile radius of the airport. Further, this action proposes to remove the Anaktuvuk Pass NDB from the Class E’s text header and airspace description. The navigational aid (NAVAID) is not needed to define the airspace and removal of the NAVAID simplifies the airspace’s description. Lastly, the action proposes to update the airport’s geographical coordinates to match the FAA’s database. The coordinates should be updated to (lat. 68°08′01″ N, long. 151°44′36″ W). Class E5 airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Apr 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. 18491 AAL AK E5 Anaktuvuk Pass, AK [Amended] Anaktuvuk Pass Airport, AK (Lat. 68°08′01″ N, long. 151°44′36″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.0 mile west and 1.2 miles east of the 022° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius to 23.7 miles north of the airport, and within 2.4 miles west and 1.8 miles east of the 038° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius to 13 miles northeast of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 233° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius to 4.5 miles southwest of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 54-mile radius of the airport. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on April 2, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–07209 Filed 4–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00015 * Fmt 4702 * Sfmt 4702 CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 1640 [Docket No. CPSC–2021–0007] Standard for the Flammability of Upholstered Furniture U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (Commission or CPSC) is proposing to codify in the Code of Federal Regulations the statutory requirements for the flammability of upholstered furniture under the COVID– 19 Regulatory Relief and Work From Home Safety Act. This Act mandates that CPSC promulgate California Technical Bulletin 117–2013 as a flammability standard for upholstered furniture under section 4 of the Flammable Fabrics Act. In the ‘‘Rules and Regulations’’ section in this issue of the Federal Register, the Commission is issuing this determination as a direct final rule. If we receive no significant adverse comment in response to the direct final rule, we will not take further action on this proposed rule. DATES: Submit comments by May 10, 2021. SUMMARY: You can submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2021– 0007, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at: https:// ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\09APP1.SGM 09APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 67 (Friday, April 9, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 18490-18491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07209]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0225; Airspace Docket No. 20-AAL-13]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Anaktuvuk Pass, AK

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 extending 
upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Anaktuvuk Pass 
Airport, Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. This action also proposes to remove the 
Anaktuvuk Pass NDB from the Class E's text header and airspace 
description. Lastly, this action proposes to update the airport's 
geographic coordinates. 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 May 24, 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-2021-0225; Airspace Docket No. 20-AAL-13, 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: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-3695.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority, 
as it would modify the Class E airspace at Anaktuvuk Pass Airport, 
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK, 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-2021-0225; 
Airspace Docket No. 20-AAL-13''. The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

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

[[Page 18491]]

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, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, 
at Anaktuvuk Pass Airport, Anaktuvuk Pass, AK. 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. To properly 
contain IFR aircraft arriving and departing from the airport, this 
action proposes to reduce the airspace's circular radius of the airport 
from 6.4 miles to 4 miles. Also, three areas should be added to the 4-
mile radius to ensure proper containment of IFR aircraft. Two areas 
should be added northeast of the airport and one area should be added 
southwest of the airport.
    This action also proposes to add an area of Class E airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This airspace is 
designed to contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/from the terminal and 
en route environments. This airspace area would be a 54-mile radius of 
the airport.
    Further, this action proposes to remove the Anaktuvuk Pass NDB from 
the Class E's text header and airspace description. The navigational 
aid (NAVAID) is not needed to define the airspace and removal of the 
NAVAID simplifies the airspace's description.
    Lastly, the action proposes to update the airport's geographical 
coordinates to match the FAA's database. The coordinates should be 
updated to (lat. 68[deg]08'01'' N, long. 151[deg]44'36'' W).
    Class E5 airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 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:

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

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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

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

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AAL AK E5 Anaktuvuk Pass, AK [Amended]

Anaktuvuk Pass Airport, AK
    (Lat. 68[deg]08'01'' N, long. 151[deg]44'36'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.0 mile west and 
1.2 miles east of the 022[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 4-mile radius to 23.7 miles north of the airport, and 
within 2.4 miles west and 1.8 miles east of the 038[deg] bearing 
from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius to 13 miles 
northeast of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 
233[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius 
to 4.5 miles southwest of the airport; and that airspace extending 
upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 54-mile radius of 
the airport.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on April 2, 2021.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-07209 Filed 4-8-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P