Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Philadelphia, PA, 67672-67673 [2021-25631]

Download as PDF 67672 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 226 / Monday, November 29, 2021 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0922; Airspace Docket No. 21–AEA–30] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Philadelphia, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in the Philadelphia, PA area, by updating the several airport names and geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2022. 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 20590–0001; Telephone: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2021–0922; Airspace Docket No. 21–AEA–30 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. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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 Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; Telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Nov 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 Authority for This Rulemaking Availability of NPRMs 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 amend airspace in Philadelphia, PA, to support IFR operations in the area. 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 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on 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 (Docket No. FAA– 2021–0922 and Airspace Docket No. 21– AEA–30) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ‘‘ADDRESSES’’ section for the address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2021–0922; Airspace Docket No. 21–AEA–30.’’ 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 document may be changed in light of the comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 proposes an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the following airports: Philadelphia International Airport, by updating the geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s database; New Castle Airport (formerly New Castle County Airport) by updating the airport name and replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description; Summit Airport (formerly Summit Airpark) by updating the airport name and geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s database; Also, the Class E surface airspace for Millville Municipal Airport would be amended by updating the airport geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA’s database. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of E:\FR\FM\29NOP1.SGM 29NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 226 / Monday, November 29, 2021 / Proposed Rules instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6002, 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 FAA Order JO 7400.11. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: AEA PA E5 ■ 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. Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace. 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. * * 15:59 Nov 26, 2021 Jkt 256001 Millville, NJ [Amended] Millville Municipal Airport, NJ (Lat. 39°22′04″ N, long. 75°04′20″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius of the Millville Municipal Airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. § 71.1 VerDate Sep<11>2014 AEA NJ E2 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed 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 so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: 67673 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration 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. * * * * * AEA DE D Wilmington, DE [Amended] New Castle Airport, DE (Lat. 39°40′43″ N, long. 75°36′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the New Castle 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. * * * AEA DE E2 Wilmington, DE [Amended] New Castle Airport, DE (Lat. 39°40′43″ N, long. 75°36′24″ W) Within a 4.2-mile radius of the New Castle 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. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 * * * * * Philadelphia, PA [Amended] Philadelphia International Airport, PA (Lat. 39°52′20″ N, long. 75°14′26″ W) Chester County G.O. Carlson Airport, PA (Lat. 39°58′44″ N, long. 75°51′56″ W) New Castle Airport, DE (Lat. 39°40′43″ N, long. 75°36′24″ W) Summit Airport, DE (Lat. 39°31′16″ N, long. 75°43′25″ W) Millville Municipal Airport, NJ (Lat. 39°22′04″ N, long. 75°04′20″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 31-mile radius of Philadelphia International Airport extending clockwise from a 225° bearing to a 307° bearing from the airport and within a 37-mile radius of Philadelphia International Airport extending from a 307° bearing to a 053° bearing from the airport and within a 33-mile radius of Philadelphia International Airport extending from a 053° bearing to a 173° bearing from the airport and within a 16-mile radius of Philadelphia International Airport extending from a 173° bearing from the airport to a 225° bearing from the airport, and within a 7-mile radius of Chester County G.O. Carlson Airport, and within a 6.7-mile radius of New Castle Airport, and within an 8-mile radius of Summit Airport and within a 6.5-mile radius of Millville Municipal Airport, excluding the airspace that coincides with the Elkton, MD; Wrightstown, NJ; Pittstown, NJ; Reading, PA; and Allentown, PA Class E airspace areas. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 18, 2021. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2021–25631 Filed 11–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\29NOP1.SGM 29NOP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0922; Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-30]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Philadelphia, 
PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E 
surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface in the Philadelphia, PA area, by updating the several 
airport names and geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is 
necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations in the area.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 13, 2022.

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 20590-0001; 
Telephone: (800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the 
Docket No. FAA-2021-0922; Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-30 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. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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 Avenue, 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 would amend airspace in Philadelphia, PA, to support IFR 
operations in the area.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on 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 (Docket No. FAA-
2021-0922 and Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-30) and be submitted in 
triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ``ADDRESSES'' section for the 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2021-0922; Airspace Docket No. 21-AEA-30.'' 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 document may be changed in light of the 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. 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 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, at the 
office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 
Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.

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 proposes an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend Class D 
airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at the following airports:
    Philadelphia International Airport, by updating the geographic 
coordinates to coincide with the FAA's database;
    New Castle Airport (formerly New Castle County Airport) by updating 
the airport name and replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility 
Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description;
    Summit Airport (formerly Summit Airpark) by updating the airport 
name and geographic coordinates to coincide with the FAA's database;
    Also, the Class E surface airspace for Millville Municipal Airport 
would be amended by updating the airport geographic coordinates to 
coincide with the FAA's database.
    Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of

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instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 
5000, 6002, 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 FAA Order JO 7400.11.
    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 proposed 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 so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will 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.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, 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

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 Federal Aviation 
Administration 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.

* * * * *

AEA DE D Wilmington, DE [Amended]

New Castle Airport, DE
    (Lat. 39[deg]40'43'' N, long. 75[deg]36'24'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,600 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the New Castle 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 6002 Class E Surface Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA DE E2 Wilmington, DE [Amended]

New Castle Airport, DE
    (Lat. 39[deg]40'43'' N, long. 75[deg]36'24'' W)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of the New Castle 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.

AEA NJ E2 Millville, NJ [Amended]

Millville Municipal Airport, NJ
    (Lat. 39[deg]22'04'' N, long. 75[deg]04'20'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile 
radius of the Millville Municipal Airport.

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

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Philadelphia, PA [Amended]

Philadelphia International Airport, PA
    (Lat. 39[deg]52'20'' N, long. 75[deg]14'26'' W)
Chester County G.O. Carlson Airport, PA
    (Lat. 39[deg]58'44'' N, long. 75[deg]51'56'' W)
New Castle Airport, DE
    (Lat. 39[deg]40'43'' N, long. 75[deg]36'24'' W)
Summit Airport, DE
    (Lat. 39[deg]31'16'' N, long. 75[deg]43'25'' W)
Millville Municipal Airport, NJ
    (Lat. 39[deg]22'04'' N, long. 75[deg]04'20'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 31-mile radius of Philadelphia International Airport 
extending clockwise from a 225[deg] bearing to a 307[deg] bearing 
from the airport and within a 37-mile radius of Philadelphia 
International Airport extending from a 307[deg] bearing to a 
053[deg] bearing from the airport and within a 33-mile radius of 
Philadelphia International Airport extending from a 053[deg] bearing 
to a 173[deg] bearing from the airport and within a 16-mile radius 
of Philadelphia International Airport extending from a 173[deg] 
bearing from the airport to a 225[deg] bearing from the airport, and 
within a 7-mile radius of Chester County G.O. Carlson Airport, and 
within a 6.7-mile radius of New Castle Airport, and within an 8-mile 
radius of Summit Airport and within a 6.5-mile radius of Millville 
Municipal Airport, excluding the airspace that coincides with the 
Elkton, MD; Wrightstown, NJ; Pittstown, NJ; Reading, PA; and 
Allentown, PA Class E airspace areas.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 18, 2021.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2021-25631 Filed 11-26-21; 8:45 am]
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