Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marana, AZ, 59014-59015 [2021-23048]

Download as PDF 59014 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0590; Airspace Docket No. 21–AWP–43] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marana, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marana Regional Airport, Marana, AZ. This action is the result of an airspace review conducted due to the decommissioning of the Marana non-directional beacon (NDB). The name of the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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. FAA Order JO 7400.11 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/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Oct 25, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 at Marana Regional Airport, Marana, AZ, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 40386; July 28, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0590 to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marana Regional Airport, Marana, AZ. 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 FAA Order JO 7400.11. 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 amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.7-mile (increased from a 6.6-mile) radius of Marana Regional Airport, Marana, AZ; adds an extension 3.8 miles each side of the 031° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7mile radius to 15.3 miles northeast of the airport; adds an extension 3.4 miles each side of the 330° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 12.7 miles northwest of the airport; updates the header of the airspace legal description to ‘‘Marana, AZ’’ (previously ‘‘Marana Regional, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 AZ’’) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; updates the name of the airport (previously Marana Regional) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and removes the exclusionary language as it is no longer required. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Marana NDB which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this 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, 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 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 5–6.5.a. 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: E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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. * * * * * AWP AZ E5 Marana, AZ [Amended] Marana Regional Airport, AZ (Lat. 32°24′34″ N, long. 111°13′06″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Marana Regional Airport; and within 3.8 miles each side of the 031° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius from the airport to 15.3 miles northeast of the airport; and within 3.4 miles each side of the 330° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius from the airport to 12.7 miles northwest of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 19, 2021. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–23048 Filed 10–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0674; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASW–14] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment Class D and Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Arbuckle non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Oct 25, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 JO Order 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. FAA JO Order 7400.11 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/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: 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 D airspace, the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, Ardmore, OK, to support instrument flight rule operations at these airports. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 48088; August 27, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0674 to PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59015 amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK. 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 paragraph 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 D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA JO Order 7400.11. 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: Amends the Class D airspace to within a 4.3-mile (increased from a 4.2mile) radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and replaces the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; Amends the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Ardmore Municipal Airport to within 1.4 (increased from 1.3) miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050° (previously 056°) radial extending from the 4.3-mile (increased from 4.2-mile) radius of airport to 7.4 (decreased from 8.4) miles southwest of airport; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and replaces the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ardmore Municipal Airport by adding an extension within 1.5 miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050° radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 8.4 miles southwest of the airport; amending the northwest extension to within 1.1 miles each side of the 315° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7 (increased from 6.9) miles northwest of E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0590; Airspace Docket No. 21-AWP-43]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Marana, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface at Marana Regional Airport, Marana, AZ. This 
action is the result of an airspace review conducted due to the 
decommissioning of the Marana non-directional beacon (NDB). The name of 
the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.

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. FAA Order JO 7400.11 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

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 at Marana Regional Airport, Marana, AZ, to support 
instrument flight rule operations at this airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 40386; July 28, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0590 to 
amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Marana Regional Airport, Marana, AZ. 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 FAA Order JO 7400.11.

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 amends the Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.7-mile 
(increased from a 6.6-mile) radius of Marana Regional Airport, Marana, 
AZ; adds an extension 3.8 miles each side of the 031[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 15.3 miles northeast 
of the airport; adds an extension 3.4 miles each side of the 330[deg] 
bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 12.7 
miles northwest of the airport; updates the header of the airspace 
legal description to ``Marana, AZ'' (previously ``Marana Regional, 
AZ'') to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database; updates the 
name of the airport (previously Marana Regional) to coincide with the 
FAA's aeronautical database; and removes the exclusionary language as 
it is no longer required.
    This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Marana NDB which provided navigation information 
for the instrument procedures at this 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, 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 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 5-6.5.a. 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:

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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.


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.

* * * * *

AWP AZ E5 Marana, AZ [Amended]

Marana Regional Airport, AZ
    (Lat. 32[deg]24'34'' N, long. 111[deg]13'06'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of the Marana Regional Airport; and within 
3.8 miles each side of the 031[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.7-mile radius from the airport to 15.3 miles 
northeast of the airport; and within 3.4 miles each side of the 
330[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius 
from the airport to 12.7 miles northwest of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 19, 2021.
Martin A. Skinner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-23048 Filed 10-25-21; 8:45 am]
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