Proposed Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR, 59672-59674 [2021-23217]

Download as PDF 59672 * * Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 206 / Thursday, October 28, 2021 / Proposed Rules * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2021. Michael R. Beckles, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–23176 Filed 10–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0816; Airspace Docket No. 21–AWP–27] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify the Class D and Class E surface airspace at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, OR. It also proposes to modify the Class E airspace by establishing an area that is designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, and to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action proposes to remove navigational aids (NAVAID) from the legal description of the Class E2 and Class E5 text headers, and to update the Class D, Class E2, and Class E5 airspace legal descriptions and establish Class E4 airspace. This action would ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2021–0816; Airspace Docket No. 21– ANM–27, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 27, 2021 Jkt 256001 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: Elizabeth Healy, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–2227. 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 would modify the Class D and Class E airspace at the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, OR, to support IFR operations at the airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2021–0816; Airspace Docket No. 21–ANM–27’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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 Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class D airspace at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, OR. To properly contain departing IFR aircraft flying toward or over rising terrain, the Class D should be extended to the east and southeast of the airport. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace designated as surface area. The proposed Class E surface area legal description should be E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 206 / Thursday, October 28, 2021 / Proposed Rules coincident with the Class D legal description to properly contain departing IFR aircraft flying toward or over rising terrain. Next, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace by establishing an area that is designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This airspace is needed to properly contain IFR arrivals; therefore, an extension east and another southwest of the airport should be established. The extensions are designed to contain arriving IFR aircraft when descending below 1,000 feet above the surface on the ILS or LOC Runway 5 and the VOR–B procedures. This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to contain departing IFR aircraft until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface and arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. The Class E radius should be modified, and extensions to the northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, and west of the airport should be established to contain IFR departures. Additionally, this action proposes to remove the North Bend VORTAC and Emire LOM/NDB from the Class E2 text header and the airspace description. The navigational aids (NAVAID) are not required to describe the airspace area. Removal of the NAVAIDs simplifies the airspace’s legal description. This action also proposes to remove the North Bend VORTAC from the Class E5 text header and the airspace description and replace it with the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport’s Airport Reference Point coordinates. The NAVAID is not required to describe the airspace area. Removal of the NAVAID simplifies the airspace’s legal description. Lastly, this action proposes an administrative update to replace the term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ in the last line of the Class D and Class E2 airspace descriptions with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement.’’ Class D, Class E2, Class E4, and Class E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11F. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 27, 2021 Jkt 256001 Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 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: ■ 59673 (Lat. 43°28′59″ N, long. 124°12′10″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 059° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.9 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2.9 miles each side of the 159° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 6.4 miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace within a 0.9-mile radius of Sunnyhill Airport below 1,300 feet MSL. 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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ANM OR E2 North Bend, OR [Amended] Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR (Lat. 43°25′01″ N, long. 124°14′49″ W) Sunnyhill Airport, OR (Lat. 43°28′59″ N, long. 124°12′10″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 059° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.9 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2.9 miles each side of the 159° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 6.4 miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace within a 0.9mile radius of Sunnyhill Airport below 1,300 feet MSL. 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 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * ANM OR E4 North Bend, OR [New] Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR (Lat. 43°25′01″ N, long. 124°14′49″ W) That airspace upward from the surface within 3.6 miles north and 3.5 miles south of the 092° bearing from the airport, extending from the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport Class D 4.2-mile radius to 11.7 miles east of the airport, and within 2.0 miles southeast and 2.1 miles northwest of the 242° bearing from the airport, extending from the Class D 4.2-mile radius to 9.4 miles southwest of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * ANM OR E5 North Bend, OR [Amended] Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR (Lat. 43°25′01″ N, long. 124°14′49″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 9-mile radius * * * ANM OR D North Bend, OR [Amended] Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR (Lat. 43°25′01″ N, long. 124°14′49″ W) Sunnyhill Airport, OR PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM * * 28OCP1 * * 59674 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 206 / Thursday, October 28, 2021 / Proposed Rules of the airport, and within 2.0 miles northwest and 2.6 miles southeast of the 058° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 10.4 miles northeast of the airport, and within 3.8 miles north and 3.7 miles south of the 92° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.7 miles east of the airport, and within 1.9 miles each side of the 149° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.1 miles southeast of the airport, and within 3.0 miles each side of the 199° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 15 miles south of the airport, and within 8.1 miles southeast and 3.9 miles northwest of the 241° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 19.2 miles southwest of the airport, and within 3.3 miles each side of the 275° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.1 miles west of the airport. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on October 12, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–23217 Filed 10–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement 30 CFR Part 950 [SATS No. WY–050–FOR; Docket ID: OSM– 2021–0004; S1D1S SS08011000 SX064A000 212S180110; S2D2S SS08011000 SX064A000 21XS501520] Wyoming Regulatory Program Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule; public comment period and opportunity for public hearing on proposed amendment. AGENCY: We, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), are announcing receipt of a proposed regulatory and statutory amendment to the Wyoming coal program (Wyoming program) under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA or the Act). On March 2, 2016 the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council approved a number of revisions to the rules governing coal exploration by drilling under the Wyoming program. Specifically, the proposed revisions include more detailed instructions for plugging and sealing drill holes, incorporate best management practices, and make additional formatting and organizational changes. Additionally, between 1978 and 2007 the Wyoming state legislature enacted a number of revisions to the statutes governing coal jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 27, 2021 Jkt 256001 exploration by drilling. The proposed statutory revisions reflect organizational updates at the Wyoming Land Quality Division, correct a typographical error, provide more detailed instructions for plugging and sealing drill holes, incorporate provisions for the awarding of attorney fees and other litigation costs, and include more detailed instructions for bond release. Accordingly, the State submitted this proposal to OSMRE at its own initiative. This document gives the times and locations that the Wyoming program and this proposed amendment to that program are available for your inspection, the comment period during which you may submit written comments on the amendment, and the procedures that we will follow for the public hearing, if one is requested. DATES: We will accept written comments on this amendment until 4:00 p.m., M.D.T., November 29, 2021. If requested, we may hold a public hearing or meeting on the amendment on November 22, 2021. We will accept requests to speak at a hearing until 4:00 p.m., M.D.T., on November 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by SATS No. WY–050–FOR, by any of the following methods: • Mail/Hand Delivery: OSMRE, Attn: Jeffrey Fleischman, P.O. Box 11018, 100 East B Street, Room 4100, Casper, Wyoming 82602. • Fax: (307) 261–6552. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Public Comment Procedures’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to review copies of the Wyoming program, this amendment, a listing of any scheduled public hearings or meetings, and all written comments received in response to this document, you must go to the address listed below during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You may receive one free copy of the amendment by contacting OSMRE’s Casper Field Office or the full text of the program amendment is available for you to read at www.regulations.gov. Attn: Jeffrey Fleischman, Field Office Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 100 East B Street, Casper, Wyoming 82602. Telephone: (307) 261–6550. Email: jfleischman@osmre.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 In addition, you may review a copy of the amendment during regular business hours at the following location: Attn: Kyle Wendtland, Administrator, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Division, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Telephone: (307) 777– 7046. Email: kyle.wendtland@wyo.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Fleischman, Field Office Director, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 100 East B Street, Casper, Wyoming 82602, Telephone: (307) 261–6550. Email: jfleischman@osmre.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background on the Wyoming Program II. Description of the Proposed Amendment III. Public Comment Procedures IV. Procedural Determinations I. Background on the Wyoming Program Section 503(a) of the Act permits a State to assume primacy for the regulation of surface coal mining and reclamation operations on non-Federal and non-Indian lands within its borders by demonstrating that its approved State program includes, among other things, State laws and regulations that govern surface coal mining and reclamation operations in accordance with the Act and consistent with the Federal regulations. See 30 U.S.C. 1253(a)(1) and (7). On the basis of these criteria, the Secretary of the Interior conditionally approved the Wyoming program on November 26, 1980. You can find background information on the Wyoming program, including the Secretary’s findings, the disposition of comments, and conditions of approval of the Wyoming program in the November 26, 1980 Federal Register 45 FR 78637. You can also find later actions concerning the Wyoming program and program amendments at 30 CFR 950.10. II. Description of the Proposed Amendment By letter dated June 4, 2021 (Document ID No. OSM–2021–0004), Wyoming sent us an amendment to its program under SMCRA (30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.). We found Wyoming’s proposed amendment administratively complete on July 13, 2021. Between 1978 and 2007 the Wyoming state legislature enacted a number of revisions to the statutes governing coal exploration by drilling. Additionally, on March 2, 2016 the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council approved a number of revisions to the rules governing coal exploration by E:\FR\FM\28OCP1.SGM 28OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 206 (Thursday, October 28, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59672-59674]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-23217]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0816; Airspace Docket No. 21-AWP-27]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace, and 
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Southwest Oregon Regional 
Airport, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify the Class D and Class E surface 
airspace at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, OR. It also 
proposes to modify the Class E airspace by establishing an area that is 
designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, and to 
modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface. Lastly, this action proposes to remove navigational aids 
(NAVAID) from the legal description of the Class E2 and Class E5 text 
headers, and to update the Class D, Class E2, and Class E5 airspace 
legal descriptions and establish Class E4 airspace. This action would 
ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 
1-800-647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0816; Airspace Docket No. 21-ANM-27, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    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: Elizabeth Healy, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-2227.

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 would modify the Class D and Class E airspace at the Southwest 
Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, OR, to support IFR operations at 
the airport.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2021-0816; 
Airspace Docket No. 21-ANM-27''. The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 
98198.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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 Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying 
the Class D airspace at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, North Bend, 
OR. To properly contain departing IFR aircraft flying toward or over 
rising terrain, the Class D should be extended to the east and 
southeast of the airport.
    This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace designated 
as surface area. The proposed Class E surface area legal description 
should be

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coincident with the Class D legal description to properly contain 
departing IFR aircraft flying toward or over rising terrain.
    Next, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace by 
establishing an area that is designated as an extension to a Class D or 
Class E surface area. This airspace is needed to properly contain IFR 
arrivals; therefore, an extension east and another southwest of the 
airport should be established. The extensions are designed to contain 
arriving IFR aircraft when descending below 1,000 feet above the 
surface on the ILS or LOC Runway 5 and the VOR-B procedures.
    This action also proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface. This airspace is designed to 
contain departing IFR aircraft until reaching 1,200 feet above the 
surface and arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the 
surface. The Class E radius should be modified, and extensions to the 
northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, and west of the airport 
should be established to contain IFR departures.
    Additionally, this action proposes to remove the North Bend VORTAC 
and Emire LOM/NDB from the Class E2 text header and the airspace 
description. The navigational aids (NAVAID) are not required to 
describe the airspace area. Removal of the NAVAIDs simplifies the 
airspace's legal description.
    This action also proposes to remove the North Bend VORTAC from the 
Class E5 text header and the airspace description and replace it with 
the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport's Airport Reference Point 
coordinates. The NAVAID is not required to describe the airspace area. 
Removal of the NAVAID simplifies the airspace's legal description.
    Lastly, this action proposes an administrative update to replace 
the term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' in the last line of the Class D 
and Class E2 airspace descriptions with the term ``Chart Supplement.''
    Class D, Class E2, Class E4, and Class E5 airspace designations are 
published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of 
FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class 
D and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be 
published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11F.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
is published yearly and effective on September 15.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

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

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

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


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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ANM OR D North Bend, OR [Amended]

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR
    (Lat. 43[deg]25'01'' N, long. 124[deg]14'49'' W)
Sunnyhill Airport, OR
    (Lat. 43[deg]28'59'' N, long. 124[deg]12'10'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the Southwest Oregon 
Regional Airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 059[deg] 
bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.9 
miles northeast of the airport, and within 2.9 miles each side of 
the 159[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile 
radius to 6.4 miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace 
within a 0.9-mile radius of Sunnyhill Airport below 1,300 feet MSL. 
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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

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ANM OR E2 North Bend, OR [Amended]

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR
    (Lat. 43[deg]25'01'' N, long. 124[deg]14'49'' W)
Sunnyhill Airport, OR
    (Lat. 43[deg]28'59'' N, long. 124[deg]12'10'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-
mile radius of the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, and within 1.8 
miles each side of the 059[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.9 miles northeast of the airport, and 
within 2.9 miles each side of the 159[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 6.4 miles south of the 
airport, excluding that airspace within a 0.9-mile radius of 
Sunnyhill Airport below 1,300 feet MSL. 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 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

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ANM OR E4 North Bend, OR [New]

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR
    (Lat. 43[deg]25'01'' N, long. 124[deg]14'49'' W)

    That airspace upward from the surface within 3.6 miles north and 
3.5 miles south of the 092[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the Southwest Oregon Regional Airport Class D 4.2-mile radius 
to 11.7 miles east of the airport, and within 2.0 miles southeast 
and 2.1 miles northwest of the 242[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the Class D 4.2-mile radius to 9.4 miles southwest of 
the airport.

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

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ANM OR E5 North Bend, OR [Amended]

Southwest Oregon Regional Airport, OR
    (Lat. 43[deg]25'01'' N, long. 124[deg]14'49'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 9-mile radius

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of the airport, and within 2.0 miles northwest and 2.6 miles 
southeast of the 058[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 9-mile radius to 10.4 miles northeast of the airport, and within 
3.8 miles north and 3.7 miles south of the 92[deg] bearing from the 
airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.7 miles east of the 
airport, and within 1.9 miles each side of the 149[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.1 miles 
southeast of the airport, and within 3.0 miles each side of the 
199[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius 
to 15 miles south of the airport, and within 8.1 miles southeast and 
3.9 miles northwest of the 241[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 9-mile radius to 19.2 miles southwest of the 
airport, and within 3.3 miles each side of the 275[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 9-mile radius to 12.1 miles west of 
the airport.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on October 12, 2021.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-23217 Filed 10-27-21; 8:45 am]
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