Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portsmouth, NH, 55483-55485 [2021-21631]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / Rules and Regulations jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–039, dated February 29, 2012. Note 2 to the introductory text of paragraph (k): The corrective action described in this paragraph is not applicable to MLG forward and aft trunnion pins having P/Ns 49101–9, –11, and –13 reworked from P/Ns 49101–1, –5, and –7 as specified in the procedures in Goodrich SB 49101–32–47, any revision. The corrective action described in this paragraph is applicable to MLG forward and aft trunnion pins having P/Ns 49101–9, –11, and –13 installed as original equipment or purchased from Goodrich Landing Gear. (1) Bombardier CRJ700/705/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–801 A01, Revision 31, dated March 20, 2010, or earlier. (2) Bombardier CRJ700/705/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–801 A02, Revision 34, dated November 20, 2010, or earlier. (3) Bombardier CRJ700/705/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–804 A01, Revision 35, dated March 20, 2011, or earlier. (4) Bombardier CRJ700/705/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–805 A01, Revision 35, dated March 20, 2011, or earlier. (l) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Section 2., Part A, of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32– 024, Revision B, dated December 19, 2012. (2) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (h) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Section 2., Part B, of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32– 024, Revision B, dated December 19, 2012; or Bombardier CRJ700/705/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–10–960–802, Revision 38, dated March 25, 2012. (3) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (j) of this AD if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Section 2.B. and paragraphs 2.C.(6) and (8) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–034, dated February 29, 2012; or Revision A, dated August 17, 2012. (4) This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (k) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using the service information specified in paragraphs (l)(4)(i) through (iv) of this AD. (i) Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–801 A01, Revision 38, dated March 25, 2012. (ii) Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–801 A02, Revision 38, dated March 25, 2012. (iii) Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–804 A01, Revision 37, dated November 25, 2011, for actions specified in Section 2.B.(1) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 Service Bulletin 670BA–32–039, dated February 29, 2012. (iv) Bombardier CRJ700/900/1000 AMM, CSP B–001, Task 32–11–05–400–805 A01, Revision 37, dated November 25, 2011, for actions specified in Section 2.B.(2) of the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32–039, dated February 29, 2012. (m) No Requirement for Return of Parts Although certain service information referenced in this AD specifies to return damaged MLG trunnion pins to Goodrich Landing Gear, this AD does not include that requirement. (n) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or MHI RJ Aviation ULC’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (o) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) TCCA AD CF–2019–17R1, dated June 18, 2020, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0309. (2) For more information about this AD, contact: Darren Gassetto, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7323; fax 516–794–5531; email 9avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (p) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55483 (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–32– 024, Revision C, dated February 11, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 32–034, Revision B, dated December 21, 2018. (iii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 32–039, dated February 29, 2012. (iv) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 32–052, dated February 9, 2015. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact MHI RJ Aviation ULC, 12655 Henri-Fabre Blvd., Mirabel, Que´bec J7N 1E1 Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone +1– 844–272–2720 or direct-dial telephone +1– 514–855–8500; fax +1–514–855–8501; email thd.crj@mhirj.com; internet https:// eservices.aero.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fr.inspection@nara.gov, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Issued on September 30, 2021. Ross Landes, Deputy Director for Regulatory Operations, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–21830 Filed 10–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0357; Airspace Docket No. 21–ANE–3] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portsmouth, NH Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, due to the decommissioning of the PEASE Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Collocated with Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and cancellation of the standard instrument associated approach procedures (SIAPs). This action also updates the airport’s name and geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06OCR1.SGM 06OCR1 55484 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 http://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: airport name to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, as well as the geographical coordinates of the airport. 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 and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 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 designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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 amends airspace for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, to support IFR operations in the area. The FAA is amending 14 CFR part 71 by amending Class D airspace, increasing the radius to 4.7 miles from 4.5 miles, removing Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface area as it is no longer necessary, and amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, due to the decommissioning of the PEASE VOR/ DME and cancellation of the associated approach procedures (SIAPs). This action updates the airport name to Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (formerly Pease International Tradeport). In addition, the FAA updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and Littlebrook Air Park to coincide with the FAA’s database. These changes are necessary for continued safety and management of IFR operations in the area. Also, the reference to Newburyport, MA, and Boston, MA, Class E airspace areas are omitted from the Class E5 descriptor, as this airspace is shared amongst the airports. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. DATES: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 37090, July 14, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0357 to amend Class D airspace and remove Class E surface airspace area designated as an extension to Class D and Class E airspace, and amend Class E airspace extending up from 700 feet above the surface for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH. In addition, the FAA is updating the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00010 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. 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 and 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 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * E:\FR\FM\06OCR1.SGM * * 06OCR1 * Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 191 / Wednesday, October 6, 2021 / Rules and Regulations ANE NH D Portsmouth, NH [Amended] Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH (Lat. 43°04′41″ N, long. 70°49′24″ W) Eliot, Littlebrook Air Park, ME (Lat. 43°08′35″ N, long. 70°46′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 4.7-mile radius of the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, excluding that airspace within a 1.5-mile radius of the Littlebrook Air Park. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class E Surface Area. * * * ANE NH E4 * * Portsmouth, NH [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANE NH E5 Portsmouth, NH [Amended] Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH (Lat. 43°04′41″ N, long. 70°49′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.2-mile radius of Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 29, 2021. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2021–21631 Filed 10–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No.: FAA–2014–0225; Amdt. No. 91–331G] RIN 2120–AL68 Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Dnipro Flight Information Region (FIR) (UKDV) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends and extends the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) prohibiting certain flights in the specified areas of the Dnipro Flight Information Region (FIR) (UKDV) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.- jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 05, 2021 Jkt 256001 registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action necessary to address hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations due to the continuing hostilities along the line of contact between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists and heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The FAA extends the expiration date of this Special Federal Aviation Regulation from October 27, 2021, until October 27, 2023. Additionally, the FAA republishes the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs, and makes minor administrative revisions. DATES: This final rule is effective on October 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Moates, Air Transportation Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone 202–267–8166; email stephen.moates@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary This action extends the prohibition against certain flights in the specified areas of the Dnipro Flight Information Region (FIR) (UKDV) 1 by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. Specifically, this amendment continues to prohibit all persons described in paragraph (a) of SFAR No. 113, 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), § 91.1607, from conducting civil flight operations in the specified areas of the Dnipro FIR (UKDV) until October 27, 2023, due to hazards to the safety of U.S. civil aviation associated with continuing hostilities along the line of contact between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists and heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine. These circumstances result in a continued inadvertent risk to U.S. civil aviation 1 In its May 24, 2018, Aeronautical Information Regulation and Control (AIRAC 1806) publication, the Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprise, the air navigation service provider for Ukraine, renamed the FIR formerly known as the Dnipropetrovsk FIR (UKDV) the Dnipro FIR (UKDV). This rule uses the current FIR name, including in historical references to the FIR. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 55485 operations due to the potential for miscalculation or misidentification. II. Legal Authority and Good Cause A. Legal Authority The FAA is responsible for the safety of flight in the U.S. and the safety of U.S. civil operators, U.S.-registered civil aircraft, and U.S.-certificated airmen throughout the world. Sections 106(f) and (g) of title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.), subtitle I, establish the FAA Administrator’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle VII of title 49, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. Section 40101(d)(1) provides that the Administrator shall consider, in the public interest, among other matters, assigning, maintaining, and enhancing safety and security as the highest priorities in air commerce. Section 40105(b)(1)(A) requires the Administrator to exercise this authority consistently with the obligations of the U.S. Government under international agreements. The FAA is promulgating this rulemaking under the authority described in 49 U.S.C. 44701, General requirements. Under that section, the FAA is charged broadly with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing, among other things, regulations and minimum standards for practices, methods, and procedures that the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce and national security. This regulation is within the scope of the FAA’s authority because it continues to prohibit the persons described in paragraph (a) of SFAR No. 113, § 91.1607, from conducting flight operations in the specified areas of the Dnipro FIR (UKDV) due to hazards to the safety of U.S. civil flight operations, as described in the preamble to this final rule. B. Good Cause for Immediate Adoption Section 553(b)(B) of title 5, U.S., authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedures for rules when the agency for ‘‘good cause’’ finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Section 553(d) also authorizes agencies to forgo the delay in the effective date of a final rule for good cause found and published with the rule. In this instance, the FAA finds good cause exists to forgo notice and comment because notice and comment would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest. In addition, it is contrary to the public interest to allow any lapse of effectivity E:\FR\FM\06OCR1.SGM 06OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 191 (Wednesday, October 6, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21631]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0357; Airspace Docket No. 21-ANE-3]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portsmouth, NH

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace for 
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, due to the 
decommissioning of the PEASE Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range 
Collocated with Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and cancellation 
of the standard instrument associated approach procedures (SIAPs). This 
action also updates the airport's name and geographic coordinates. 
Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of 
instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.

[[Page 55484]]


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 http://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: 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 airspace for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, 
Portsmouth, NH, to support IFR operations in the area.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 37090, July 14, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0357 to 
amend Class D airspace and remove Class E surface airspace area 
designated as an extension to Class D and Class E airspace, and amend 
Class E airspace extending up from 700 feet above the surface for 
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH. In addition, 
the FAA is updating the airport name to Portsmouth International 
Airport at Pease, as well as the geographical coordinates of the 
airport.
    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 and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 
5000, 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 
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 Class D airspace, 
increasing the radius to 4.7 miles from 4.5 miles, removing Class E 
airspace area designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface 
area as it is no longer necessary, and amending Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Portsmouth 
International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, due to the 
decommissioning of the PEASE VOR/DME and cancellation of the associated 
approach procedures (SIAPs). This action updates the airport name to 
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (formerly Pease International 
Tradeport). In addition, the FAA updates the geographic coordinates of 
the airport and Littlebrook Air Park to coincide with the FAA's 
database. These changes are necessary for continued safety and 
management of IFR operations in the area. Also, the reference to 
Newburyport, MA, and Boston, MA, Class E airspace areas are omitted 
from the Class E5 descriptor, as this airspace is shared amongst the 
airports.
    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 and 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

0
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]

0
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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

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ANE NH D Portsmouth, NH [Amended]

Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH
    (Lat. 43[deg]04'41'' N, long. 70[deg]49'24'' W)
Eliot, Littlebrook Air Park, ME
    (Lat. 43[deg]08'35'' N, long. 70[deg]46'24'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,600 feet MSL within a 4.7-mile radius of the Portsmouth 
International Airport at Pease, excluding that airspace within a 
1.5-mile radius of the Littlebrook Air Park.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class 
E Surface Area.

* * * * *

ANE NH E4 Portsmouth, NH [Removed]

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

* * * * *

ANE NH E5 Portsmouth, NH [Amended]

Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, NH
    (Lat. 43[deg]04'41'' N, long. 70[deg]49'24'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.2-mile radius of Portsmouth International Airport at 
Pease.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 29, 2021.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2021-21631 Filed 10-5-21; 8:45 am]
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