Proposed Amendment of Class D, Class E, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Atlanta, GA Area, 71597-71600 [2021-27210]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Proposed Rules Havilland Service Bulletin 84–36–06, dated December 15, 2020. (2) If any damage to the surrounding area is found, before further flight, accomplish corrective actions in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install a V-band coupling, part number (P/N) DSC361–250, or check valve seal, P/N MS35769–71, in the center wing front spar area of any airplane. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or responsible Flight Standards Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the responsible Flight Standards Office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain instructions from a manufacturer, the instructions must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAOauthorized signature. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) TCCA AD CF–2021–11, dated March 29, 2021, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–1068. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Elizabeth Dowling, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Systems and Administrative Services Section, FAA, New York ACO Branch, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531; email 9avs-nyaco-cos@faa.gov. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416– 375–4000; fax 416–375–4539; email thd@ dehavilland.com; internet https:// dehavilland.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For 17:38 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 Issued on December 6, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–27295 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] (h) Parts Installation Prohibition VerDate Sep<11>2014 information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0941; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–31] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D, Class E, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Atlanta, GA Area Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area in the Atlanta, GA area. This action would replace the Atlanta VORTAC (Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Collocated Tactical Air Navigation) with the term Point of Origin. This action would update several airport names and geographic coordinates. This action would also make an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace. 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 31, 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–2021–0941; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–31 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 71597 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 Goodson, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; Telephone (404) 305–5966. 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 the Atlanta, GA area 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– 2021–0941 and Airspace Docket No. 21– ASO–31) 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 E:\FR\FM\17DEP1.SGM 17DEP1 71598 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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–2021–0941; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–31.’’ 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. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class D airspace at the following airports: The Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Class D airspace would be amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header, updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database, and replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description; The Fulton County Executive Airport/ Charlie Brown Field (formerly Atlanta, Fulton County Airport-Brown Field) Class D airspace would be amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header and updating the airport’s name. Dobbins ARB Class D airspace would be amended by updating the geographical coordinates of the ARB to coincide with the FAA’s database; The Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (formerly Cobb County-McCollum Field) Class D airspace would be amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header, updating the airport’s name, and updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database. Dobbins ARB (formerly Dobbins ARB/NAS Atlanta) Class D airspace would be amended by updating the ARB’s name and updating the geographical coordinates of the ARB to coincide with the FAA’s database. This action would also replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description; The Dobbins ARB (formerly Dobbins ARB/NAS Atlanta) Class D airspace would be amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header, updating the ARB’s name, and updating the geographical coordinates of the ARB to coincide with the FAA’s database. Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (formerly Cobb County-McCollum Field) Class D airspace would be amended by updating the airport’s name and updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database. Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field (formerly Atlanta, Fulton County Airport-Brown Field) Class D airspace would be amended by updating the airport’s name. This action would also replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description; The Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Class E surface airspace would be amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header, updating the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database, and removing unnecessary verbiage in the description; The Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area would be established by adding that airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the DekalbPeachtree Airport 206° and 021° bearings from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius of DekalbPeachtree Airport to 7.7 miles southwest and northeast of the airport; The Fulton County Executive Airport/ Charlie Brown Field Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area would be established by adding that airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the Fulton County Executive Airport/ Charlie Brown Field 260° and 080° bearings from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius of Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field to 7.2 miles west and east of the airport. The Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area would be established by adding that airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4-mile radius of the Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field to the 8.4-mile radius of the airport; clockwise from the 255° bearing to the 303° bearing from the airport and within 1 mile each side of the Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field 089° bearing extending from the 4-mile radius to 8.4 miles east of the airport excluding that portion within the Dobbins ARB, Class D airspace area. The Atlanta, GA Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by updating the name of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (formerly Atlanta, The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport) and updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database. Dobbins ARB Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by updating the ARB’s name (formerly Dobbins AFB) and updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database. Fulton County Executive Airport/ Charlie Brown Field Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by updating the airport’s name (formerly Fulton County Airport-Brown Field) and increasing the radius to 9.7 miles (formerly 5 miles). Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field E:\FR\FM\17DEP1.SGM 17DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Proposed Rules jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by updating the airport’s name (formerly Cobb Co-McCollum Field), updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database, and increasing the radius to 10.9 miles (formerly 7 miles). DekalbPeachtree Airport Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s database and increasing the radius to 10.2 miles (formerly 7 miles). The Atlanta VORTAC would be replaced by the term Point of Origin and the geographical coordinates would be updated to coincide with the FAA’s database. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. Class D and Class E 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 would be published subsequently in 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 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 Federal Aviation Administration Order 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 GA D Atlanta, GA [Amended] DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, GA (Lat. 33°52′34″ N, long. 84°18′07″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of DeKalb-Peachtree 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. ASO GA D Atlanta, GA [Amended] Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field, GA (Lat. 33°46′45″ N, long. 84°31′17″ W) Dobbins ARB (Lat. 33°54′52″ N, long. 84°30′51″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,300 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field; excluding the portion north of a line connecting the 2 points of intersection with a 5.5-mile radius circle centered on Dobbins ARB. ASO GA D Marietta, GA [Amended] Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field, GA (Lat. 34°00′47″ N, long. 84°35′49″ W) Dobbins ARB (Lat. 33°54′52″ N, long. 84°30′51″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Cobb County PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 71599 International Airport-McCollum Field, GA, excluding that airspace southeast of a line connecting the 2 points of intersection with a 5.5-mile radius centered on Dobbins ARB. 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. ASO GA D Marietta, GA [Amended] Dobbins ARB, GA (Lat. 33°54′52″ N, long. 84°30′51″ W) Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (Lat. 34°00′47″ N, long. 84°35′49″ W) Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field (Lat. 33°46′45″ N, long. 84°31′17″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,600 feet MSL within a 5.5-mile radius of Dobbins ARB and within 1.7 miles each side of the 289° bearing and the 109° bearing from the Dobbins ARB, extending from the 5.5-mile radius to 6.9 miles east and west of the airport; excluding that airspace northwest of a line connecting the 2 points of intersection with a 4-mile radius centered on Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field, and the 5.5-mile radius of Dobbins ARB, and also excluding that airspace south of a line connecting the 2 points of intersection with the 4-mile radius centered on Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field. 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. * * * ASO GA E2 * * Atlanta [Amended] Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, GA (Lat. 33°52′34″ N, long. 84°18′07″ W) That airspace within a 4-mile radius of the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class D. * * * ASO GA E4 * * Atlanta [New] Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, GA (Lat. 33°52′34″ N, long. 84°18′07″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the DekalbPeachtree Airport 206° and 021° bearings from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius of Dekalb-Peachtree Airport to 7.7 miles southwest and northeast of the airport. ASO GA E4 Atlanta, GA [New] Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field, GA (Lat. 33°46′45″ N, long. 84°31′17″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field 260° and 080° bearings from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius of Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field to 7.2 miles west and east of the airport. E:\FR\FM\17DEP1.SGM 17DEP1 71600 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Proposed Rules ASO GA E4 Marietta, GA [New] Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field, GA (Lat. 34°00′47″ N, long. 84°35′49″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4-mile radius of the Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field to the 8.4-mile radius of the airport; clockwise from the 255° bearing to the 303° bearing from the airport and within 1 mile each side of the Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field 089° bearing extending from the 4-mile radius to 8.4 miles east of the airport excluding that portion within the Dobbins ARB, GA Class D airspace area. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO GA E5 Atlanta, GA [Amended] Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA (Lat. 33°38′12″ N, long. 84°25′40″ W) Dobbins ARB (Lat. 33°54′52″ N, long. 84°30′51″ W) Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field (Lat. 33°46′45″ N, long. 84°31′17″ W) Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (Lat. 34°00′47″ N, long. 84°35′49″ W) Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (Lat. 33°52′34″ N, long. 84°18′07″ W) Point of Origin (Lat. 33°37′45″ N, long. 84°26′06″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 12-mile radius of the Point of Origin and within a 9.7-mile radius of Fulton County Executive Airport/ Charlie Brown Field and within an 8-mile radius of Dobbins ARB and within a 10.9mile radius of Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field, and within a 10.2mile radius of Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 10, 2021. Andreese C. Davis, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2021–27210 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Olney, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Olney nondirectional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 31, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2021– 1135/Airspace Docket No. 21–ASW–26, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. 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: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 Authority for This Rulemaking [Docket No. FAA–2021–1135; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASW–26] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Olney, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Olney Municipal Airport, Olney, TX, to support instrument flight rule operations at this 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. Commenters 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–2021–1135/Airspace Docket No. 21–ASW–26.’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\17DEP1.SGM 17DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 71597-71600]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-27210]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0941; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-31]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class D, Class E, and Establishment of 
Class E Airspace; Atlanta, GA Area

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, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface, and establish Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension 
to a Class D Surface Area in the Atlanta, GA area. This action would 
replace the Atlanta VORTAC (Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range 
Collocated Tactical Air Navigation) with the term Point of Origin. This 
action would update several airport names and geographic coordinates. 
This action would also make an editorial change replacing the term 
Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal 
descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace. 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 31, 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-2021-0941; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-31 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 Goodson, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; Telephone (404) 305-5966.

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 the Atlanta, GA area 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-
2021-0941 and Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-31) 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

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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-2021-0941; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-31.'' 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, and establish Class E Airspace 
Designated as an Extension to Class D airspace at the following 
airports:
    The Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Class D airspace would be amended by 
removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header, updating the 
geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's 
database, and replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory 
with the term Chart Supplement in the airport description;
    The Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field (formerly 
Atlanta, Fulton County Airport-Brown Field) Class D airspace would be 
amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header and 
updating the airport's name. Dobbins ARB Class D airspace would be 
amended by updating the geographical coordinates of the ARB to coincide 
with the FAA's database;
    The Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field (formerly Cobb 
County-McCollum Field) Class D airspace would be amended by removing 
unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header, updating the airport's 
name, and updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to 
coincide with the FAA's database. Dobbins ARB (formerly Dobbins ARB/NAS 
Atlanta) Class D airspace would be amended by updating the ARB's name 
and updating the geographical coordinates of the ARB to coincide with 
the FAA's database. This action would also replace the outdated term 
Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the 
airport description;
    The Dobbins ARB (formerly Dobbins ARB/NAS Atlanta) Class D airspace 
would be amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor 
header, updating the ARB's name, and updating the geographical 
coordinates of the ARB to coincide with the FAA's database. Cobb County 
International Airport-McCollum Field (formerly Cobb County-McCollum 
Field) Class D airspace would be amended by updating the airport's name 
and updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide 
with the FAA's database. Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown 
Field (formerly Atlanta, Fulton County Airport-Brown Field) Class D 
airspace would be amended by updating the airport's name. This action 
would also replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with 
the term Chart Supplement in the airport description;
    The Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Class E surface airspace would be 
amended by removing unnecessary verbiage from the descriptor header, 
updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with 
the FAA's database, and removing unnecessary verbiage in the 
description;
    The Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Class E Airspace Designated as an 
Extension to a Class D Surface Area would be established by adding that 
airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of 
the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport 206[deg] and 021[deg] bearings from the 
airport, extending from the 4-mile radius of Dekalb-Peachtree Airport 
to 7.7 miles southwest and northeast of the airport;
    The Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field Class E 
Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area would be 
established by adding that airspace extending upward from the surface 
within 1 mile each side of the Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie 
Brown Field 260[deg] and 080[deg] bearings from the airport, extending 
from the 4-mile radius of Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown 
Field to 7.2 miles west and east of the airport.
    The Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field Class E 
Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area would be 
established by adding that airspace extending upward from the surface 
from the 4-mile radius of the Cobb County International Airport-
McCollum Field to the 8.4-mile radius of the airport; clockwise from 
the 255[deg] bearing to the 303[deg] bearing from the airport and 
within 1 mile each side of the Cobb County International Airport-
McCollum Field 089[deg] bearing extending from the 4-mile radius to 8.4 
miles east of the airport excluding that portion within the Dobbins 
ARB, Class D airspace area.
    The Atlanta, GA Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface would be amended by updating the name of Hartsfield-
Jackson Atlanta International Airport (formerly Atlanta, The William B. 
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport) and updating the geographical 
coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's database. Dobbins 
ARB Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
would be amended by updating the ARB's name (formerly Dobbins AFB) and 
updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with 
the FAA's database. Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would 
be amended by updating the airport's name (formerly Fulton County 
Airport-Brown Field) and increasing the radius to 9.7 miles (formerly 5 
miles). Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field

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Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would 
be amended by updating the airport's name (formerly Cobb Co-McCollum 
Field), updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to 
coincide with the FAA's database, and increasing the radius to 10.9 
miles (formerly 7 miles). Dekalb-Peachtree Airport Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be amended by 
updating the geographical coordinates of the airport to coincide with 
the FAA's database and increasing the radius to 10.2 miles (formerly 7 
miles). The Atlanta VORTAC would be replaced by the term Point of 
Origin and the geographical coordinates would be updated to coincide 
with the FAA's database.
    Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of 
instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
    Class D and Class E 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 would be 
published subsequently in 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

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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.


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 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 GA D Atlanta, GA [Amended]

DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]52'34'' N, long. 84[deg]18'07'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of DeKalb-Peachtree 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.

ASO GA D Atlanta, GA [Amended]

Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]46'45'' N, long. 84[deg]31'17'' W)
Dobbins ARB
    (Lat. 33[deg]54'52'' N, long. 84[deg]30'51'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,300 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Fulton County Executive 
Airport/Charlie Brown Field; excluding the portion north of a line 
connecting the 2 points of intersection with a 5.5-mile radius 
circle centered on Dobbins ARB.

ASO GA D Marietta, GA [Amended]

Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field, GA
    (Lat. 34[deg]00'47'' N, long. 84[deg]35'49'' W)
Dobbins ARB
    (Lat. 33[deg]54'52'' N, long. 84[deg]30'51'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Cobb County International 
Airport-McCollum Field, GA, excluding that airspace southeast of a 
line connecting the 2 points of intersection with a 5.5-mile radius 
centered on Dobbins ARB. 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.

ASO GA D Marietta, GA [Amended]

Dobbins ARB, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]54'52'' N, long. 84[deg]30'51'' W)
Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field
    (Lat. 34[deg]00'47'' N, long. 84[deg]35'49'' W)
Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field
    (Lat. 33[deg]46'45'' N, long. 84[deg]31'17'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,600 feet MSL within a 5.5-mile radius of Dobbins ARB and within 
1.7 miles each side of the 289[deg] bearing and the 109[deg] bearing 
from the Dobbins ARB, extending from the 5.5-mile radius to 6.9 
miles east and west of the airport; excluding that airspace 
northwest of a line connecting the 2 points of intersection with a 
4-mile radius centered on Cobb County International Airport-McCollum 
Field, and the 5.5-mile radius of Dobbins ARB, and also excluding 
that airspace south of a line connecting the 2 points of 
intersection with the 4-mile radius centered on Fulton County 
Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field. 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.

* * * * *

ASO GA E2 Atlanta [Amended]

Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]52'34'' N, long. 84[deg]18'07'' W)

    That airspace within a 4-mile radius of the Dekalb-Peachtree 
Airport.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class 
D.

* * * * *

ASO GA E4 Atlanta [New]

Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]52'34'' N, long. 84[deg]18'07'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport 206[deg] and 021[deg] 
bearings from the airport, extending from the 4-mile radius of 
Dekalb-Peachtree Airport to 7.7 miles southwest and northeast of the 
airport.

ASO GA E4 Atlanta, GA [New]

Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]46'45'' N, long. 84[deg]31'17'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field 
260[deg] and 080[deg] bearings from the airport, extending from the 
4-mile radius of Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field 
to 7.2 miles west and east of the airport.

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ASO GA E4 Marietta, GA [New]

Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field, GA
    (Lat. 34[deg]00'47'' N, long. 84[deg]35'49'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4-mile 
radius of the Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field to 
the 8.4-mile radius of the airport; clockwise from the 255[deg] 
bearing to the 303[deg] bearing from the airport and within 1 mile 
each side of the Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field 
089[deg] bearing extending from the 4-mile radius to 8.4 miles east 
of the airport excluding that portion within the Dobbins ARB, GA 
Class D airspace area.

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

* * * * *

ASO GA E5 Atlanta, GA [Amended]

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]38'12'' N, long. 84[deg]25'40'' W)
Dobbins ARB
    (Lat. 33[deg]54'52'' N, long. 84[deg]30'51'' W)
Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field
    (Lat. 33[deg]46'45'' N, long. 84[deg]31'17'' W)
Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field
    (Lat. 34[deg]00'47'' N, long. 84[deg]35'49'' W)
Dekalb-Peachtree Airport
    (Lat. 33[deg]52'34'' N, long. 84[deg]18'07'' W)
Point of Origin
    (Lat. 33[deg]37'45'' N, long. 84[deg]26'06'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 12-mile radius of the Point of Origin and within a 9.7-mile 
radius of Fulton County Executive Airport/Charlie Brown Field and 
within an 8-mile radius of Dobbins ARB and within a 10.9-mile radius 
of Cobb County International Airport-McCollum Field, and within a 
10.2-mile radius of Dekalb-Peachtree Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 10, 2021.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2021-27210 Filed 12-16-21; 8:45 am]
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