Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Kodiak, AK, 43589-43590 [2021-16827]

Download as PDF 43589 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 151 Tuesday, August 10, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. 14 CFR Part 71 Authority for This Rulemaking The Rule [Docket No. FAA–2021–0226; Airspace Docket No. 20–AAL–2] 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, and removes Class E airspace at Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK, to ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies the Class D airspace at Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK. The Class D radius is increased from 3.1 miles to 4.4 miles, excluding the mountainous terrain west and northwest of the airport and the airspace around Trident Basin Airport. Additionally, this action removes the Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, east of the airport. The airspace is no longer required to contain arriving IFR aircraft. Further, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, by increasing the size of the area east of the airport to properly contain IFR aircraft performing the procedure turn maneuver for the VOR RWY 26 approach. Lastly, this action updates the geographic coordinates in the third line of the Class D text header to ‘‘lat. 57°44′59″ N, long. 152°29′38″ W’’ and updates the term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ to ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ in the last sentence of the Class D airspace description. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration RIN 2120–AA66 Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Kodiak, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Class D airspace at Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK. This action also removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, east of the airport. Further, this action increases the size of the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Finally, this action updates the geographic coordinates in the third line of the Class D text header and updates the term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ to ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ in the last sentence of the Class D airspace description. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 2, 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 SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11E at NARA, email fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Aug 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 29967; June 4, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0226 to modify the Class D and Class E airspace, and remove Class E airspace at Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class D, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11E, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\10AUR1.SGM 10AUR1 43590 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 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: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * Jkt 253001 Final rule. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * DATES: * * * * AAL AK E4 Kodiak, AK [Removed] Kodiak Airport, AK (Lat. 57°45′00″ N, long. 152°29′38″ W) Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Kodiak, AK [Amended] Kodiak Airport, AK (Lat. 57°44′59″ N, long. 152°29′38″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of the airport, and within 8 miles north and 4.1 miles south of the 071° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.9-mile radius and extending from 5.2 miles east of the airport to 21.2 miles east of the airport, excluding that airspace extending beyond 12 miles of the shoreline; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Kodiak Airport, AK, excluding that airspace extending beyond 12 miles of the shoreline. [FR Doc. 2021–16827 Filed 8–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SUMMARY: Effective date: This rule is effective October 12, 2021. Compliance date: Compliance filings required by this rule are due on November 12, 2021 and compliance with the standards incorporated in this rule is required on and after June 1, 2022. Incorporation by reference: The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of October 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stanley Wolf (technical issues), Office of Energy Policy and Innovation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–6841, stanley.wolf@ ferc.gov. Oscar F. Santillana (technical issues), Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 6392, oscar.santillana@ferc.gov. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Robert McLean (legal issues), Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8156, robert.mclean@ ferc.gov. 18 CFR Part 284 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. RM96–1–042; Order No. 587– Z] Order No. 587–Z Standards for Business Practices of Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines (Issued July 13, 2021) * 16:06 Aug 09, 2021 ACTION: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is amending its regulations to incorporate by reference, with certain enumerated exceptions, the latest version (Version 3.2) of business practice standards adopted by the Wholesale Gas Quadrant of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) applicable to natural gas pipelines in place of the currently incorporated version (Version 3.1) of those business practice standards. The revisions made by NAESB in this version of the standards are designed to enhance the natural gas industries’ system and software security measures and to clarify the processing of certain business transactions. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on August 2, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. AAL AK D Kodiak, AK [Amended] Kodiak Airport, AK (Lat. 57°44′59″ N, long. 152°29′38″ W) Trident Basin Airport, AK (Lat. 57°46′51″ N, long. 152°23′29″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 091° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 6.1 miles east of Kodiak Airport, excluding that airspace west and northwest of a line beginning at the 228° bearing from Kodiak Airport, to the 308° bearing at 2.9 miles from Kodiak Airport, to the 012° VerDate Sep<11>2014 bearing from Kodiak Airport, and excluding that airspace from the 024° bearing from the Kodiak Airport to the 325° bearing at 1.0 mile from Trident Basin Airport, and excluding that airspace within a 1.0-mile radius of Trident Basin Airport from the 325° bearing from Trident Basin Airport counterclockwise to the 250° bearing from Trident Basin airport, and within a 0.3-mile radius of Trident Basin Airport from the 250° bearing from Trident Basin Airport counterclockwise to the 119° bearing from the Trident Basin Airport, and from the 119° bearing at 0.3 miles from Trident Basin Airport to the 072° bearing at 4.4 miles from Kodiak Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Final Rule Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\10AUR1.SGM 10AUR1

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[FR Doc No: 2021-16827]



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having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 10, 2021 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0226; Airspace Docket No. 20-AAL-2]
RIN 2120-AA66


Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of 
Class E Airspace; Kodiak, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class D airspace at Kodiak Airport, 
Kodiak, AK. This action also removes the Class E airspace designated as 
an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, east of the airport. 
Further, this action increases the size of the Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Finally, this action 
updates the geographic coordinates in the third line of the Class D 
text header and updates the term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' to 
``Chart Supplement'' in the last sentence of the Class D airspace 
description.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 2, 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, and removes Class E 
airspace at Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK, 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 (86 FR 29967; June 4, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0226 to 
modify the Class D and Class E airspace, and remove Class E airspace at 
Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Class D, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11E, 
dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and 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 
Kodiak Airport, Kodiak, AK. The Class D radius is increased from 3.1 
miles to 4.4 miles, excluding the mountainous terrain west and 
northwest of the airport and the airspace around Trident Basin Airport.
    Additionally, this action removes the Class E airspace, designated 
as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, east of the 
airport. The airspace is no longer required to contain arriving IFR 
aircraft.
    Further, this action modifies the Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface, by increasing the size of the area 
east of the airport to properly contain IFR aircraft performing the 
procedure turn maneuver for the VOR RWY 26 approach. Lastly, this 
action updates the geographic coordinates in the third line of the 
Class D text header to ``lat. 57[deg]44'59'' N, long. 152[deg]29'38'' 
W'' and updates the term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' to ``Chart 
Supplement'' in the last sentence of the Class D airspace description.
    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

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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]

0
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.

* * * * *

AAL AK D Kodiak, AK [Amended]

Kodiak Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]44'59'' N, long. 152[deg]29'38'' W)
Trident Basin Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]46'51'' N, long. 152[deg]23'29'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,600 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of the airport, and within 1 
mile each side of the 091[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 4.4-mile radius to 6.1 miles east of Kodiak Airport, 
excluding that airspace west and northwest of a line beginning at 
the 228[deg] bearing from Kodiak Airport, to the 308[deg] bearing at 
2.9 miles from Kodiak Airport, to the 012[deg] bearing from Kodiak 
Airport, and excluding that airspace from the 024[deg] bearing from 
the Kodiak Airport to the 325[deg] bearing at 1.0 mile from Trident 
Basin Airport, and excluding that airspace within a 1.0-mile radius 
of Trident Basin Airport from the 325[deg] bearing from Trident 
Basin Airport counterclockwise to the 250[deg] bearing from Trident 
Basin airport, and within a 0.3-mile radius of Trident Basin Airport 
from the 250[deg] bearing from Trident Basin Airport 
counterclockwise to the 119[deg] bearing from the Trident Basin 
Airport, and from the 119[deg] bearing at 0.3 miles from Trident 
Basin Airport to the 072[deg] bearing at 4.4 miles from Kodiak 
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 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

AAL AK E4 Kodiak, AK [Removed]

Kodiak Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]45'00'' N, long. 152[deg]29'38'' W)

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

* * * * *

AAL AK E5 Kodiak, AK [Amended]

Kodiak Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]44'59'' N, long. 152[deg]29'38'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.9-mile radius of the airport, and within 8 miles north 
and 4.1 miles south of the 071[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 6.9-mile radius and extending from 5.2 miles east 
of the airport to 21.2 miles east of the airport, excluding that 
airspace extending beyond 12 miles of the shoreline; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 
73-mile radius of the Kodiak Airport, AK, excluding that airspace 
extending beyond 12 miles of the shoreline.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on August 2, 2021.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-16827 Filed 8-9-21; 8:45 am]
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