Amendment and Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Concord, NC, 58794-58795 [2021-22948]

Download as PDF 58794 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Rules and Regulations Signed in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2021–23183 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0520; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–17] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment and Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Concord, NC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace, establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at ConcordPadgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC. The FAA is taking this action as a result of the Charlotte Class B Biennial Review. This action also updates the airport’s name to Concord-Padgett Regional Airport (formerly Concord Regional Airport). In addition, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database. This action also makes an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D airspace. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) in the area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 27, 2022. 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 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 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: Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference 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 establishes and amends Class D and E airspace in Concord, NC. The Rule History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 35237, July 2, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0520 to amend Class D airspace, establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at ConcordPadgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC. In addition, the FAA proposed to update the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database, and make an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal description of associated Class D airspace. 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 Class 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. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 is amending 14 CFR part 71 by amending the Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at ConcordPadgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC, by updating the airport’s name to Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, (formerly Concord Regional Airport), and updating the geographical coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s database. In addition, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC, by increasing the radius to 8.8 miles (formerly 6.5 miles). This action also establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area airspace for ConcordPadgett Regional Airport within 1 mile each side of the 010° bearing from the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, extending from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles northeast of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 190° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles southwest from the airport. In addition, the FAA replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D airspace in the legal descriptions for Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. 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 E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO NC E5 Concord, NC [Amended] Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, NC (Lat. 35°23′16″ N, long. 80°42′33″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.8-mile radius of the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 15, 2021. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2021–22948 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ■ 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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. Federal Aviation Administration § 71.1 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0537; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–21] [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: ■ jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES1 ASO NC E4 Concord, NC [New] Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, NC (Lat. 35°23′16″ N, long. 80°42′33″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the 010° bearing from the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, extending from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles northeast of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 190° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles southwest of the airport. This Class E 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASO NC D Concord, NC [Amended] Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, NC (Lat. 35°23′16″ N, long. 80°42′33″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,200 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Concord-Padgett Regional 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 Designated as an Extension to Class D or E Surface Area. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 16:11 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 14 CFR Part 71 RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mooresville, NC Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for Lake Norman Airpark, Mooresville, NC, by removing Lowe’s Mooresville Heliport from the description as the heliport has closed, and airspace is no longer required. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system. Also, during the airspace review, the FAA determined a radius increase was required at Lake Norman Airpark. In addition, the FAA is removing unnecessary verbiage that references Class E airspace in Statesville, NC and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 58795 Concord, NC. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 27, 2022. 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: 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 Mooresville, NC, to support IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 41412, August 2, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0537 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface E:\FR\FM\25OCR1.SGM 25OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 203 (Monday, October 25, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 58794-58795]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22948]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0520; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-17]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment and Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Concord, 
NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace, establishes Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and 
amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC. The FAA is 
taking this action as a result of the Charlotte Class B Biennial 
Review. This action also updates the airport's name to Concord-Padgett 
Regional Airport (formerly Concord Regional Airport). In addition, this 
action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide 
with the FAA's database. This action also makes an editorial change 
replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart 
Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D airspace. 
Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of 
instrument flight rules (IFR) in the area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 27, 2022. 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: 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 establishes and amends Class D and E airspace in Concord, NC.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 35237, July 2, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0520 to 
amend Class D airspace, establish Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D surface area, and amend Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Concord-Padgett 
Regional Airport, Concord, NC. In addition, the FAA proposed to update 
the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's 
database, and make an editorial change replacing the term Airport/
Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal 
description of associated Class D airspace.
    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 Class 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 the Class D airspace 
and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC, by updating the 
airport's name to Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, (formerly Concord 
Regional Airport), and updating the geographical coordinates to 
coincide with the FAA's database. In addition, this action amends Class 
E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Concord-
Padgett Regional Airport, Concord, NC, by increasing the radius to 8.8 
miles (formerly 6.5 miles). This action also establishes Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area airspace 
for Concord-Padgett Regional Airport within 1 mile each side of the 
010[deg] bearing from the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, extending 
from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles northeast of the airport, and 
within 1 mile each side of the 190[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles southwest from the 
airport. In addition, the FAA replaces the outdated term Airport/
Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated 
Class D airspace in the legal descriptions for Concord-Padgett Regional 
Airport.
    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

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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.

* * * * *

ASO NC D Concord, NC [Amended]

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, NC
    (Lat. 35[deg]23'16'' N, long. 80[deg]42'33'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,200 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Concord-Padgett Regional 
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 Designated as an Extension to Class 
D or E Surface Area.

* * * * *

ASO NC E4 Concord, NC [New]

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, NC
    (Lat. 35[deg]23'16'' N, long. 80[deg]42'33'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the 010[deg] bearing from the Concord-Padgett Regional 
Airport, extending from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles northeast 
of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 190[deg] bearing 
from the airport, extending from the 4.0-mile radius to 6.3 miles 
southwest of the airport. This Class E 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ASO NC E5 Concord, NC [Amended]

Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, NC
    (Lat. 35[deg]23'16'' N, long. 80[deg]42'33'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.8-mile radius of the Concord-Padgett Regional Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 15, 2021.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2021-22948 Filed 10-22-21; 8:45 am]
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