Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bangor, ME, 54362-54363 [2021-21348]

Download as PDF 54362 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 188 / Friday, October 1, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Effective October 1, 2021, FR Doc. 2021–18709, published at 86 FR 48494 (August 31, 2021), is withdrawn. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The Withdrawal Federal Aviation Administration ■ 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 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 JO 7400.11F at NARA, email: fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. 14 CFR Part 71 DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History The FAA published FR Doc. 2021– 18709 (86 FR 48494) on August 31, 2021, with an effective date of October 7, 2021. This docket did not allow sufficient time to accomplish charting, and the FAA re-published the same document as FR Doc. 2021–19276 (86 FR 50248) on September 8, 2021, with a later effective date of December 2, 2021, without withdrawing the first document. The FAA is withdrawing the first document. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Withdrawal 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. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 24, 2021. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–21232 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 16:40 Sep 30, 2021 RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pocahontas, IA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA published the same final action twice, on August 31, 2021, and again on September 7, 2021. The FAA is withdrawing the first publication. SUMMARY: Effective October 1, 2021, FR Doc. 2021–18707, published at 86 FR 48493 (August 31, 2021), is withdrawn. 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 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 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: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 256001 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. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 24, 2021. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–21226 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration DATES: History Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the final rule published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2021, (86 FR 48494) FR Doc. 2021–18709 is hereby withdrawn. VerDate Sep<11>2014 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0278; Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–10] Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the final rule published in the Federal Register on August 31, 2021, (86 FR 48493) FR Doc. 2021– 18707 is hereby withdrawn. The FAA published FR Doc. 2021– 18707 (86 FR 48493) on August 31, 2021, with an effective date of October 7, 2021. This docket did not allow sufficient time to accomplish charting, and the FAA re-published the same document as FR Doc. 2021–19235 (86 FR 49918) on September 7, 2021, with a later effective date of December 2, 2021, without withdrawing the first document. The FAA is withdrawing the first document. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0066; Airspace Docket No. 21–ANE–1] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bangor, ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Bangor, ME by establishing airspace for Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Also, this action amends the existing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bangor International Airport by omitting the Bangor VORTAC from the airport description. SUMMARY: 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 188 / Friday, October 1, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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. John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337; Telephone (404) 305–6364. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Bangor, ME, to support IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 38419, July 21, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0066 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bangor, ME, by establishing airspace for Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport, and removing the Bangor VORTAC from the Bangor International Airport descriptor, as it is no longer used. 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 Paragraph 6005, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Sep 30, 2021 Jkt 256001 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference 54363 Environmental Review 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. 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 preparation of an environmental assessment. The Rule Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 The FAA is amending 14 CFR part 71 by amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Bangor, ME, by establishing controlled airspace for Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport to accommodate new RNAV standard instrument approach procedures serving this heliport. Also, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Bangor International Airport, omitting the Bangor VORTAC, as well as removing the extension to the north, reducing the radius to 8.4 miles (previously 10 miles), and amending the extension to the southeast to a 134° bearing from the airport, extending from the 8.4-mile radius to 15.5-miles southeast of the airport (previously 136° bearing extending from the 10-mile radius to 16.7 miles southeast of the airport). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 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 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 minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures an air navigation, it is certified that this 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. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 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 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANE ME E5 Bangor, ME [Amended] Bangor International Airport, ME (Lat. 44°48′27″ N, long. 68°49′41″ W) Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport, ME, (Lat. 44°48′30″ N, long. 68°45′08″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.4-mile radius of Bangor International Airport, and within 4-miles each side of the 134° bearing from the airport, extending from the 8.4-mile radius to 15.5-miles southeast of the airport, and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 27, 2021. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2021–21348 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\01OCR1.SGM 01OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 188 (Friday, October 1, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21348]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0066; Airspace Docket No. 21-ANE-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bangor, ME

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface in Bangor, ME by establishing airspace for 
Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport, to accommodate new area 
navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument 
approach procedures (SIAPs) serving this heliport. Also, this action 
amends the existing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Bangor International Airport by omitting the 
Bangor VORTAC from the airport 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 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

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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: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Ave., 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 the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface in Bangor, ME, to support IFR operations in the area.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 38419, July 21, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0066 to 
amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Bangor, ME, by establishing airspace for Eastern Maine Medical 
Center Heliport, and removing the Bangor VORTAC from the Bangor 
International Airport descriptor, as it is no longer used.
    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 Paragraph 6005, 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.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending 14 CFR part 71 by amending the Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Bangor, ME, by 
establishing controlled airspace for Eastern Maine Medical Center 
Heliport to accommodate new RNAV standard instrument approach 
procedures serving this heliport. Also, this action amends Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Bangor 
International Airport, omitting the Bangor VORTAC, as well as removing 
the extension to the north, reducing the radius to 8.4 miles 
(previously 10 miles), and amending the extension to the southeast to a 
134[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 8.4-mile radius 
to 15.5-miles southeast of the airport (previously 136[deg] bearing 
extending from the 10-mile radius to 16.7 miles southeast of the 
airport). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and 
management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
    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. 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 minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only 
affects air traffic procedures an air navigation, it is certified that 
this 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.

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 preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists 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

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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 FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

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

* * * * *

ANE ME E5 Bangor, ME [Amended]

Bangor International Airport, ME
    (Lat. 44[deg]48'27'' N, long. 68[deg]49'41'' W)

Eastern Maine Medical Center Heliport, ME,
    (Lat. 44[deg]48'30'' N, long. 68[deg]45'08'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.4-mile radius of Bangor International Airport, and 
within 4-miles each side of the 134[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 8.4-mile radius to 15.5-miles southeast of the 
airport, and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of Eastern Maine 
Medical Center Heliport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 27, 2021.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2021-21348 Filed 9-30-21; 8:45 am]
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