Modification and Removal of Class E Airspace; South Lake Tahoe, CA, 52606-52608 [2021-20319]

Download as PDF 52606 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Difference From the NPRM Regulatory Notices and Analyses The NPRM proposed to amend jet route J–55 by removing the segments between Sea Isle, NJ, and Presque Isle, ME. Design and coordination of the proposed amendment is incomplete so the J–55 amendment is removed from this final rule. The change will be deferred to a later date. J–55 will remain as currently depicted on aeronautical charts. 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 matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Rule This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by amending two jet routes and removing four jet routes in the eastern United States. This action supports the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route Project by amending and removing certain jet route segments that are being replaced by Area Navigation (RNAV) routing. Additionally, the jet route changes will reduce aeronautical chart clutter by removing unneeded route segments. The jet route changes are as follows: J–42: J–42 currently extends between the Delicias, Mexico, VOR/DME, and the Boston, MA, VOR/DME. This action removes the segments between Texarkana, AR, and Boston, MA. The amended route extends between Delicias, Mexico and Texarkana, AR. The portion within Mexico is excluded. J–150: J–150 extends between the Gordonsville, VA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Marconi, MA, 082° and the Boston, MA, 097° radials (STOOL intersection). This action removes the entire route. J–191: J–191 currently extends between the Robbinsville, NJ, VORTAC, and the Wilmington, NC, VORTAC. This action removes the segments between Robbinsville, NJ, and Patuxent, MD. The amended route extends between Hopewell, VA and Wilmington, NC. J–193: J–193 currently extends between the Wilmington, NC, VORTAC, and the intersection of the Harcum, VA, VORTAC 006° and the Hopewell, VA, VORTAC 030° radials (HUBBS intersection). This action removes the entire route. J–222: J–222 currently extends between the Robbinsville, NJ, VORTAC, and the Cambridge, NY, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME). This action removes the entire route. J–225: J–225 currently extends between the Cedar Lake, NJ, VOR/DME, and the Providence, RI, VOR/DME. This action removes the entire route. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Sep 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action of amending two jet routes, removing four jet routes, in the eastern United States qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). As such, this action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. The FAA has determined no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact study. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Amendment Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 2004 Jet Routes. * * * * Sfmt 4700 * J–42 [Amended] From Delicias, Mexico, via Fort Stockton, TX; Abilene, TX; Ranger, TX; Texarkana, AR; excluding the portion in Mexico. * * * * * * * J–150 [Removed] * * * J–191 [ Amended] From Hopewell, VA; to Wilmington, NC * * * * * * * * * * * J–193 [Removed] * * * J–222 [Removed] * * * J–225 [Removed] * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2021. Michael R. Beckles, Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–20294 Filed 9–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0426; Airspace Docket No. 21–AWP–14] RIN 2120–AA66 Modification and Removal of Class E Airspace; South Lake Tahoe, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe, CA. This action removes the SUMMARY: In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PO 00000 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, and it modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This action also implements two administrative updates to the Class E2’s text header. 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 JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, 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 JO 7400.11F at NARA, email fr.inspection@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 modifies and removes Class E airspace at Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 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 31998; June 16, 2021) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Sep 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 for Docket No. FAA–2021–0426 to modify the Class E airspace at Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received. The comment discussed changes to Class D airspace at Lake Tahoe Airport. The comment is not germane to this action, because Lake Tahoe Airport does not have a Class D airspace area. Class E2, E4, and Class E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, 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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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 E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe, CA. To properly contain IFR aircraft in the terminal environment, the radius of this airspace area should be increased from 4.3 miles to 5 miles. This action also removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This airspace is no longer needed to contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface. This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to contain IFR departure to 1,200 feet above the surface and IFR arrivals descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. To properly contain aircraft conducting the LDA RWY 18 approach, the extension north of the airport is increased from 9.8 miles to 17.5 miles. This action also implements two administrative updates to the Class E2’s text header. On the second line of the text header, the airport name should be updated to ‘‘Lake Tahoe Airport’’, to PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52607 match the FAA database. On the third line of the text header, the airport’s geographic coordinates should be updated to ‘‘lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′44″ W’’, to match the FAA database. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant the preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 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. E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1 52608 § 71.1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / Rules and Regulations [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * AWP CA E2 South Lake Tahoe, CA [Amended] Lake Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′43″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5-mile radius of the airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * AWP CA E4 South Lake Tahoe, CA [Removed] South Lake Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′43″ W) Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 South Lake Tahoe, CA [Amended] Lake Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 38°53′38″ N, long. 119°59′43″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6-mile radius of Lake Tahoe Airport and within 1.9 miles each side of the 008° bearing from the airport extending from the 6-mile radius to 17.5 miles north of the airport. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 15, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–20319 Filed 9–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0170; Airspace Docket No. 21–AEA–4] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Amendment of Class D Airspace; East Hampton, NY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E surface airspace for East Hampton SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Sep 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Airport, East Hampton, NY, to assist aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. In addition, this action amends Class D airspace by replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description and amends the radius and ceiling as the FAA deemed the airspace adjustments were necessary. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. 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 JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, 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 JO 7400.11F at NARA, email fr.inspection@nara.gov 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 Ave., College Park, GA 30337; Telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Hampton, NY, to support IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 37941, July 19, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0170 to establish Class E surface airspace for East Hampton Airport, East Hampton, NY, to assist aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed, and amend Class D airspace by replacing the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description, and amend the radius and ceiling as the FAA deemed the airspace adjustments were necessary. 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 E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000 and 6002, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, 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. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic routes, and reporting points. Authority for This Rulemaking The Rule 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 establishes Class E airspace and amends Class D airspace for East Hampton Airport, East The FAA amends 14 CFR part 71 by establishing Class E surface airspace for East Hampton Airport, East Hampton, NY, providing the controlled airspace required to support aircraft landing and departing in IFR conditions at this airport. In addition, this action amends Class D airspace by decreasing the radius to 4.2 miles (from 4.8) and the ceiling to 2,000 feet MSL (from 2,500), and replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 22, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0426; Airspace Docket No. 21-AWP-14]
RIN 2120-AA66


Modification and Removal of Class E Airspace; South Lake Tahoe, 
CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class E airspace, designated as a 
surface area, at Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe, CA. This action 
removes the

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Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E 
surface area, and it modifies the Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface. This action also implements two 
administrative updates to the Class E2's text header.

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 JO 7400.11 
and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, 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 JO 7400.11F 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 and removes Class E airspace at Lake Tahoe Airport, 
South Lake Tahoe, CA, 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 31998; June 16, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0426 to 
modify the Class E airspace at Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe, 
CA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One 
comment was received.
    The comment discussed changes to Class D airspace at Lake Tahoe 
Airport. The comment is not germane to this action, because Lake Tahoe 
Airport does not have a Class D airspace area.
    Class E2, E4, and Class E5 airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, 
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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021, FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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 E airspace, 
designated as a surface area, at Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe, 
CA. To properly contain IFR aircraft in the terminal environment, the 
radius of this airspace area should be increased from 4.3 miles to 5 
miles.
    This action also removes the Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This airspace is no 
longer needed to contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above 
the surface.
    This action also modifies the Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to contain 
IFR departure to 1,200 feet above the surface and IFR arrivals 
descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. To properly contain 
aircraft conducting the LDA RWY 18 approach, the extension north of the 
airport is increased from 9.8 miles to 17.5 miles.
    This action also implements two administrative updates to the Class 
E2's text header. On the second line of the text header, the airport 
name should be updated to ``Lake Tahoe Airport'', to match the FAA 
database. On the third line of the text header, the airport's 
geographic coordinates should be updated to ``lat. 38[deg]53'38'' N, 
long. 119[deg]59'44'' W'', to match the FAA database.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
is published yearly and effective on September 15.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

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

Environmental Review

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

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

0
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

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

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Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AWP CA E2 South Lake Tahoe, CA [Amended]

Lake Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 38[deg]53'38'' N, long. 119[deg]59'43'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5-mile 
radius of the airport.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

AWP CA E4 South Lake Tahoe, CA [Removed]

South Lake Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 38[deg]53'38'' N, long. 119[deg]59'43'' W)

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

* * * * *

AWP CA E5 South Lake Tahoe, CA [Amended]

Lake Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 38[deg]53'38'' N, long. 119[deg]59'43'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6-mile radius of Lake Tahoe Airport and within 1.9 miles 
each side of the 008[deg] bearing from the airport extending from 
the 6-mile radius to 17.5 miles north of the airport.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 15, 2021.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-20319 Filed 9-21-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P