Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Massena, NY, 27331-27332 [2021-10432]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 96 / Thursday, May 20, 2021 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0355; Airspace Docket No. 21–AEA–7] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Massena, NY Authority for This Rulemaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Massena Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of Massena InternationalRichards Field Airport, Massena, NY, to coincide with the FAA’s database. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 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 20590–0001; Telephone: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2021–0355; Airspace Docket No. 21–AEA–7, 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:// SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 May 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: 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 E airspace in Massena, NY, to support IFR operations in the area. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on 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 (Docket No. FAA– 2021–0355 and Airspace Docket No. 21– AEA–7) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2021–0355; Airspace Docket No. 21–AEA–7.’’ 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 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 27331 contained in this document may be changed in light of the comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. 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 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337. 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 proposes an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Massena International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY, as the Massena VORTAC has been decommissioned and all associated airspace extensions of Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, off the Massena VORTAC have been eliminated. The Class E Surface airspace would be amended by increasing the radius of the airport to 6.0 miles (previously 4.0 miles), and the Class E E:\FR\FM\20MYP1.SGM 20MYP1 27332 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 96 / Thursday, May 20, 2021 / Proposed Rules airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by increasing the radius to 8.5 miles (previously 7.4 miles). In addition, the geographical coordinates of Massena International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY, would be updated to coincide with the FAA’s database. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 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 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 proposed 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review 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 Federal Aviation Administration 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 Surface Airspace. * * * * * AEA NY E2 Massena, NY [Amend] Massena International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY (Lat. 44°56′10″ N, long. 74°50′42″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 6.0-mile radius of the Massena International-Richards Field Airport excluding that airspace outside of the United States. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AEA NY E5 Massena, NY [Amend] Massena International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY (Lat. 44°56′10″ N, long. 74°50′42″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.5-mile radius of the Massena International-Richards Field Airport excluding that airspace outside of the United States. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 13, 2021. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 29 CFR Part 1910 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). [Docket ID–OSHA–2020–0009] RIN 1218–AD28 The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: 16:57 May 19, 2021 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ [FR Doc. 2021–10432 Filed 5–19–21; 8:45 am] 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Jkt 253001 Walking-Working Surfaces Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 OSHA is proposing changes to the Walking-Working Surfaces standards to clarify which handrail and stair rail system requirements apply to new stair rail systems. DATES: Submit comments (including comments on the information collection (paperwork) determination described under the section titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this document), hearing requests, and other information by July 19, 2021. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. (See the following section titled ADDRESSES for methods you can use in making submissions.) ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted as follows: Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments, electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. OSHA will place comments and requests for a hearing, including personal information, in the public docket, which will be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications; telephone: (202) 693– 1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Mark Hagemann, Director, Office of Safety Systems, OSHA Directorate of Standards and Guidance; telephone: (202) 693–2222; email: hagemann.mark@dol.gov. Electronic copies of this notice: Go to OSHA’s website (http://www.osha.gov), and select ‘‘Federal Register,’’ ‘‘Date of Publication,’’ and then ‘‘2021.’’ Additional information for submitting documents. See section XI (‘‘Public Participation’’) of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20MYP1.SGM 20MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 96 (Thursday, May 20, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0355; Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-7]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Massena, NY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E surface area and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Massena 
International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY. The FAA is proposing 
this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Massena Very High Frequency Omnidirectional 
Range (VOR) Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) aid as part of the VOR 
Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action would also 
update the geographic coordinates of Massena International-Richards 
Field Airport, Massena, NY, to coincide with the FAA's database. 
Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of 
instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 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 20590-0001; 
Telephone: (800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the 
Docket No. FAA-2021-0355; Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-7, 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: 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 E airspace in Massena, NY, to support IFR operations 
in the area.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on 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 (Docket No. FAA-
2021-0355 and Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-7) and be submitted in 
triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2021-0355; Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-7.'' 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 document may be changed in light of the 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. 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 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 
350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.

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 proposes an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend Class E 
surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface for Massena International-Richards Field Airport, 
Massena, NY, as the Massena VORTAC has been decommissioned and all 
associated airspace extensions of Class E surface airspace and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, off the 
Massena VORTAC have been eliminated. The Class E Surface airspace would 
be amended by increasing the radius of the airport to 6.0 miles 
(previously 4.0 miles), and the Class E

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airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be 
amended by increasing the radius to 8.5 miles (previously 7.4 miles). 
In addition, the geographical coordinates of Massena International-
Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY, would be updated to coincide with 
the FAA's database.
    Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 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 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 proposed 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 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will 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.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, 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 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 Federal Aviation 
Administration 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 Surface Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA NY E2 Massena, NY [Amend]

Massena International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY
    (Lat. 44[deg]56'10'' N, long. 74[deg]50'42'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 6.0-
mile radius of the Massena International-Richards Field Airport 
excluding that airspace outside of the United States.

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

* * * * *

AEA NY E5 Massena, NY [Amend]

Massena International-Richards Field Airport, Massena, NY
    (Lat. 44[deg]56'10'' N, long. 74[deg]50'42'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.5-mile radius of the Massena International-Richards 
Field Airport excluding that airspace outside of the United States.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 13, 2021.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2021-10432 Filed 5-19-21; 8:45 am]
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