Revocation of Class E Airspace; Carrizo Springs, TX, 6408-6409 [2022-02271]

Download as PDF 6408 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 24 / Friday, February 4, 2022 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0976; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASW–22] RIN 2120–AA66 Revocation of Class E Airspace; Carrizo Springs, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action revokes the Class E airspace at Glass Ranch Airport, Carrizo Spring, TX. This action is the result of the cancellation of the instrument procedures and closure of the airport. The geographic coordinates of the Indio-Faith Airport, Carrizo Spring, TX, are also being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. SUMMARY: Effective 0901 UTC, May 19, 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Feb 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 revokes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Glass Ranch Airport, Carrizo Springs, TX, due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures and closure of the airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 62760; November 12, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0976 to amend the Class E airspace at Glass Ranch Airport, Carrizo Spring, TX. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 removes Glass Ranch Airport, Carrizo Spring, TX, and the associated airspace from the airspace legal description; updates the header to ‘‘Carrizo Springs, TX’’ (previously Carrizo Springs, Glass Ranch Airport, TX) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; removes the city associated with the airports in the airspace legal description to comply with changes to FAA Order JO 7400.2N, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters; and updates the geographic coordinates of Indio-Faith Airport, Carrizo Springs, TX, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action is necessary due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures and closure of the Glass Ranch Airport. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5.a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: 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. E:\FR\FM\04FER1.SGM 04FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 24 / Friday, February 4, 2022 / Rules and Regulations § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Carrizo Springs, TX [Amended] Indio-Faith Airport, TX (Lat. 28°15′48″ N, long. 100°09′46″ W) Faith Ranch Airport, TX (Lat. 28°12′31″ N, long. 100°01′08″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Indio-Faith Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of Faith Ranch Airport, excluding that airspace within Mexico. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 31, 2022. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2022–02271 Filed 2–3–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0978; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASW–21] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Hammond, LA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace and revokes Class E airspace at Hammond, LA. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Hammond very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR). DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 19, 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Feb 03, 2022 Jkt 256001 6409 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/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. Authority for This Rulemaking The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71: Amends the Class D airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Hammond, LA, by replacing the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement;’’ Removes the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the Class D airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport as it is no longer required; Removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hammond Municipal Airport, Hammond, LA, as it is duplicate airspace and not required; And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.6-mile (decreased from a 7.5-mile) radius of Hammond Northshore Regional Airport. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Hammond VOR which provided guidance to instrument procedures at this airport. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends the Class D airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the Class D airspace at Hammond Northshore Regional Airport, Hammond, LA, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport, and removes the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to the Class D airspace at Hammond Municipal Airport, Hammond, LA, as it is duplicate airspace. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 62749; November 12, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0978 to amend the Class D and Class E airspace and revoke Class E airspace at Hammond, LA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. 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 E:\FR\FM\04FER1.SGM 04FER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0976; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASW-22]
RIN 2120-AA66


Revocation of Class E Airspace; Carrizo Springs, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action revokes the Class E airspace at Glass Ranch 
Airport, Carrizo Spring, TX. This action is the result of the 
cancellation of the instrument procedures and closure of the airport. 
The geographic coordinates of the Indio-Faith Airport, Carrizo Spring, 
TX, are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 19, 2022. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 
part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order JO 7400.11 and 
publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it revokes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at Glass Ranch Airport, Carrizo Springs, TX, due to the 
cancellation of the instrument procedures and closure of the airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 62760; November 12, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0976 
to amend the Class E airspace at Glass Ranch Airport, Carrizo Spring, 
TX. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class 
E airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class 
A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 removes Glass Ranch Airport, 
Carrizo Spring, TX, and the associated airspace from the airspace legal 
description; updates the header to ``Carrizo Springs, TX'' (previously 
Carrizo Springs, Glass Ranch Airport, TX) to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database; removes the city associated with the airports in 
the airspace legal description to comply with changes to FAA Order JO 
7400.2N, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters; and updates the 
geographic coordinates of Indio-Faith Airport, Carrizo Springs, TX, to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    This action is necessary due to the cancellation of the instrument 
procedures and closure of the Glass Ranch Airport.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
is published yearly and effective on September 15.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

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

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5.a. This airspace action is not expected 
to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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.

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

* * * * *

ASW TX E5 Carrizo Springs, TX [Amended]

Indio-Faith Airport, TX
    (Lat. 28[deg]15'48'' N, long. 100[deg]09'46'' W)
Faith Ranch Airport, TX
    (Lat. 28[deg]12'31'' N, long. 100[deg]01'08'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Indio-Faith Airport, and within a 6.4-
mile radius of Faith Ranch Airport, excluding that airspace within 
Mexico.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on January 31, 2022.
Martin A. Skinner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2022-02271 Filed 2-3-22; 8:45 am]
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