Establishment of Class E Airspace; Craig, AK, 39956-39957 [2021-15719]

Download as PDF 39956 * * Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 140 / Monday, July 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on July 19, 2021. George Gonzalez, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–15777 Filed 7–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0081; Airspace Docket No. 20–AAL–61] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class E Airspace; Craig, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at El Capitan Lodge, Craig, AK. This action accommodates a new area navigation (RNAV) procedure and ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 7, 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–2245. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Jul 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth to support IFR operations at El Capitan Lodge, Craig, AK. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 14295; March 15, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0081 to establish Class E airspace at El Capitan Lodge, Craig, AK. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA, none were received. 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 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 establishes Class E airspace, extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at El Capitan Lodge, Craig, AK. This action is associated with a seaplane base, and therefore, the Class E airspace is established extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) within a 2-mile radius of the airport’s sea lane versus the Lodge. In addition, airspace extending upward from 700 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 feet AGL is established 1.9 miles each side of the 353° bearing from a point-inspace, coordinates lat. 55°58′6″ N, long. 133°15′59″ W, extending from the 2mile radius to 8.5 miles north. This area provides controlled airspace for aircraft as they descend below 1,500 feet AGL. The airspace extending upward from 700 feet also includes the area 2 miles each side of the 232° bearing from the point-in-space extending from the 2mile radius to 4 miles southwest. This area would provide controlled airspace for the missed approach procedure. 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: E:\FR\FM\26JYR1.SGM 26JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 140 / Monday, July 26, 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 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. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Craig, AK [NEW] El Capitan Lodge, AK (Lat. 55°57′31″ N, long. 133°15′12″ W) El Capitan Lodge, Point In Space Coordinates (Lat. 55°58′6″ N, long. 133°15′59″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 2-mile radius from a point in space lat. 55°58′6″ N, long. 133°15′59″ W, and that airspace 1.9 miles each side of the 353° bearing from the point in space extending from the 2-mile radius to 8.5 miles north from the point in space and that airspace 2 miles each side of the 232° bearing from the point in space extending from the 2-mile radius to 4 miles southwest from the point in space. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on July 19, 2021. Maria A. Aviles, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–15719 Filed 7–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–1081; Airspace Docket No. 20–AEA–19] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q–437; Northeastern United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES AGENCY: This action establishes Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q–437 in the northeastern United States in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Jul 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Route Project (NEC ACR) for improve efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) while reducing the dependency on ground based navigational systems. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, October 7, 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 Rules and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Hook, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. 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 the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would modify the VOR Federal airway route structure in the eastern United States to maintain the efficient flow of air traffic. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. FAA–2020–1081 in the Federal Register (85 FR 79448; December 10, 2020), establishing Area Navigation (RNAV) route Q–437 in northeastern United States to support the NEC ACR. This PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 39957 provides for the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace within the NAS while reducing NAVAID dependencies throughout the NAS as part of the FAA VOR Minimum Operation Network program. Additionally, the Q-route would support the strategy to transition the NAS from a ground-based navigation aid, and radar-based system, to a satellite-based PBN system. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. United States area navigation routes are published in paragraph 2006 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 RNAV route listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by establishing RNAV route Q–437 in the northeastern United States in support of the NEC ACR for improve efficiency of the NAS while reducing the dependency on ground based navigational systems. Q–437: Q–437 will extend between the VILLS, NJ, fix, and the SLANG, VT, waypoint (WP). FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (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 E:\FR\FM\26JYR1.SGM 26JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 140 (Monday, July 26, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39956-39957]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15719]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0081; Airspace Docket No. 20-AAL-61]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Craig, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface of the earth at El Capitan Lodge, Craig, AK. 
This action accommodates a new area navigation (RNAV) procedure and 
ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) 
operations within the National Airspace System.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 7, 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-2245.

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 establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface of the earth to support IFR operations at El Capitan 
Lodge, Craig, AK.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 14295; March 15, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0081 to 
establish Class E airspace at El Capitan Lodge, Craig, AK. Interested 
parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by 
submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA, none were 
received.
    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 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 establishes Class E airspace, 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at El Capitan Lodge, 
Craig, AK. This action is associated with a seaplane base, and 
therefore, the Class E airspace is established extending upward from 
700 feet above ground level (AGL) within a 2-mile radius of the 
airport's sea lane versus the Lodge. In addition, airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet AGL is established 1.9 miles each side of the 
353[deg] bearing from a point-in-space, coordinates lat. 55[deg]58'6'' 
N, long. 133[deg]15'59'' W, extending from the 2-mile radius to 8.5 
miles north. This area provides controlled airspace for aircraft as 
they descend below 1,500 feet AGL. The airspace extending upward from 
700 feet also includes the area 2 miles each side of the 232[deg] 
bearing from the point-in-space extending from the 2-mile radius to 4 
miles southwest. This area would provide controlled airspace for the 
missed approach procedure.
    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:

[[Page 39957]]

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 Craig, AK [NEW]

El Capitan Lodge, AK
    (Lat. 55[deg]57'31'' N, long. 133[deg]15'12'' W)
El Capitan Lodge, Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 55[deg]58'6'' N, long. 133[deg]15'59'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 2-mile radius from a point in space lat. 55[deg]58'6'' N, 
long. 133[deg]15'59'' W, and that airspace 1.9 miles each side of 
the 353[deg] bearing from the point in space extending from the 2-
mile radius to 8.5 miles north from the point in space and that 
airspace 2 miles each side of the 232[deg] bearing from the point in 
space extending from the 2-mile radius to 4 miles southwest from the 
point in space.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on July 19, 2021.
Maria A. Aviles,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-15719 Filed 7-23-21; 8:45 am]
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