Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK, 6804-6806 [2022-02454]

Download as PDF 6804 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Proposed Rules Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.): Docket No. FAA– 2021–0217; Project Identifier MCAI– 2020–01486–A. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments on this airworthiness directive (AD) by March 24, 2022. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Viking Air Limited (type certificate previously held by Bombardier Inc. and de Havilland, Inc.) Model DHC–6–1, DHC–6–100, DHC–6–200, DHC–6–300, and DHC–6–400 airplanes, serial numbers 001 through 987, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2700, Flight Control System. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as loose quadrants on the rudder pedal torque tube and signs of loose rivets or rivet joint wear due to inadequate manufacturing tolerances. The FAA is issuing this AD to detect and correct loose rivets or rivet joint wear and signs of loose or smoking rivets. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in the rudder pedal torque tube quadrant assembly deteriorating until the rivets fail, leading to loss of rudder control with consequent loss of airplane control. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Action Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, inspect the rudder pedal torque tube quadrant assembly for looseness and, if there is any looseness of the rudder pedal torque tube quadrant assembly, a loose rivet, any rivet joint wear, or a smoking rivet, before further flight, repair or replace the rudder pedal torque tube or quadrant assembly. Do these actions by following the Accomplishment Instructions, steps A.1. through A.9., in Viking DHC–6 Twin Otter Service Bulletin No. V6/0067, Revision A, dated January 26, 2021, except for any requirement to obtain repair instructions from Viking Customer Support, the repair must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO Branch, FAA; Transport Canada; or Viking VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 Air Limited’s Transport Canada Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. You may take credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD if you performed those actions before the effective date of this AD using Viking DHC–6 Twin Otter Service Bulletin V6/0067, Revision NC, dated July 16, 2020. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) 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 local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the address identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Deep Gaurav, Aviation Safety Engineer, New York ACO Branch, FAA, 1515 Stewart Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590; phone: (516) 228–7300; email: deep.gaurav@ faa.gov. (2) Refer to Transport Canada AD CF– 2020–45R1, dated April 16, 2021, for more information. You may examine the Transport Canada AD in the AD docket at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2021–0217. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Viking Air Ltd., 1959 de Havilland Way, Sidney British Columbia, Canada V8L 5V5; phone: (800) 663–8444; email: continuing.airworthiness@ vikingair.com; website: https:// www.vikingair.com. You may review this referenced service information at the FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. Issued on January 28, 2022. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2022–02413 Filed 2–4–22; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 (h) Credit for Previous Actions BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. FAA–2022–0030; Airspace Docket No. 21–AAL–54] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace, designated as a surface area. The Class E2 airspace to the northwest of the airport requires modification to properly contain instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface of the earth. Additionally, this action proposes to remove Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E2 surface area. Lastly, this action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before March 24, 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; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2022–0030; Airspace Docket No. 21– AAL–54, 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:// DATES: E:\FR\FM\07FEP1.SGM 07FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Proposed Rules www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan A. Chaffman, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–3460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority, as it would modify the Class E airspace at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK, to support IFR operations at the airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2022–0030; Airspace Docket No. 21–AAL–54’’. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK. The Class E surface airspace area northwest of the airport requires modification to properly contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface of the earth. The LDA/ DME RWY 11 approach procedure turn area currently extends 28.3 miles to the northwest, but the area should be reduced due to the proposed elimination of the LDA/DME RWY 11 approach procedure turn. This reduction would require additional Class E surface area airspace in the northwest to appropriately contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface of the earth. Furthermore, the Class E surface airspace area southeast of the airport requires modification to the area. The proposed increase would properly contain IFR departures until reaching 700 feet above the surface of the earth. Finally, the Class E surface area airspace PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 6805 requires a reduction northeast of the airport. Circling approaches are not applicable on the northeast side of the airport and the airspace in that area is not necessary. This action also proposes to remove the Class E airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This airspace is no longer required due to the proposed removal of the LDA/DME RWY 11 approach procedure turn. Lastly, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth. The area northwest of the airport should be extended to the northwest, and the area southwest of the airport requires minor adjustment to more appropriately contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the surface of the earth and departing IFR aircraft until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth. Additionally, the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth requires a reduction northeast of the airport. Circling approaches are not applicable on the northeast side of the airport and the airspace in that area is not necessary. Class E2, Class E4, and Class E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 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 E airspace designations listed in this document will 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 regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a E:\FR\FM\07FEP1.SGM 07FEP1 6806 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 25 / Monday, February 7, 2022 / Proposed Rules AAL AK E4 Sitka, AK [Removed] Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK (Lat. 57°02′49″ N, long. 135°21′40″ W) significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. * List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ * * * AAL AK E5 Sitka, AK [Amended] Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK (Lat. 57°02′49″ N, long. 135°21′40″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of the airport beginning at the 102° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 357° bearing from the airport, then to the point of beginning 7.3 miles east of the airport, and within 4.6 miles each side of the 212° bearing from the airport, extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 25.2 miles southwest of the airport, and within 4.5 miles each side of the 316° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 9.8 miles northwest of the airport; excluding that airspace that extends beyond 12 miles from the coast. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on February 1, 2022. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. 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. [FR Doc. 2022–02454 Filed 2–4–22; 8:45 am] § 71.1 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 * * * * * AAL AK E2 Sitka, AK [Amended] Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK (Lat. 57°02′49″ N, long. 135°21′40″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport beginning at the 105° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 337° bearing from the airport, then to the point of beginning 4.1 miles east of the airport, and within 2.7 miles each side of the 150° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 6.6 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 209° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 4.4 miles southwest of the airport, and within 1.2 miles each side of the 314° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 6 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.1 miles each side of the 320° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 5.2 miles northwest of the airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E2 Surface Area. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 16:58 Feb 04, 2022 Jkt 256001 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 [EPA–R05–OAR–2021–0885; FRL–9523–01– R5] Air Plan Approval; Wisconsin; Redesignation of the Wisconsin Portion of the Chicago-Naperville, Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find that the Wisconsin portion of the ChicagoNaperville, IL-IN-WI area (Chicago area) is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and to act in accordance with a request from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin or the State) to redesignate the Wisconsin portion of the area to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS, because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The Wisconsin portion of the Chicago 2008 ozone area consists of the portion of Kenosha County bounded by the I–94 corridor and the area east to Lake Michigan SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (Kenosha portion). Wisconsin submitted this request on December 3, 2021. EPA is proposing to approve, as a revision to the Wisconsin State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State’s plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2035 in the Chicago area. EPA also finds adequate and is proposing to approve Wisconsin’s 2025 and 2030 volatile organic compound (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOX) Motor Vehicle Emission Budgets (MVEBs) for the Kenosha portion. Finally, pursuant to section 110 and part D of the CAA, EPA is proposing to approve the enhanced Inspection/Maintenance (I/M) program performance modeling analysis included in Wisconsin’s December 3, 2021 submittals, because it satisfies the serious enhanced I/M requirements for the Kenosha portion. Comments must be received on or before March 9, 2022. DATES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– OAR–2021–0885 at https:// www.regulations.gov or via email to blakley.pamela@epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. For either manner of submission, EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e., on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit https://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Leslie, Environmental Engineer, Control Strategies Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 353–6680, leslie.michael@epa.gov. E:\FR\FM\07FEP1.SGM 07FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 25 (Monday, February 7, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 6804-6806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02454]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2022-0030; Airspace Docket No. 21-AAL-54]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Sitka Rocky Gutierrez 
Airport, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace, 
designated as a surface area. The Class E2 airspace to the northwest of 
the airport requires modification to properly contain instrument flight 
rules (IFR) aircraft descending below 1,000 feet above the surface of 
the earth. Additionally, this action proposes to remove Class E 
airspace, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E2 surface 
area. Lastly, this action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Sitka Rocky 
Gutierrez Airport, AK. This action would ensure the safety and 
management of IFR operations at the airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 24, 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; telephone: 
1-800-647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2022-0030; Airspace Docket No. 21-AAL-54, 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://

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www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan A. Chaffman, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-3460.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority, 
as it would modify the Class E airspace at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez 
Airport, AK, to support IFR operations at the airport.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2022-0030; 
Airspace Docket No. 21-AAL-54''. The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

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

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

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

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying 
the Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Sitka Rocky 
Gutierrez Airport, AK. The Class E surface airspace area northwest of 
the airport requires modification to properly contain IFR aircraft 
descending below 1,000 feet above the surface of the earth. The LDA/DME 
RWY 11 approach procedure turn area currently extends 28.3 miles to the 
northwest, but the area should be reduced due to the proposed 
elimination of the LDA/DME RWY 11 approach procedure turn. This 
reduction would require additional Class E surface area airspace in the 
northwest to appropriately contain IFR aircraft descending below 1,000 
feet above the surface of the earth. Furthermore, the Class E surface 
airspace area southeast of the airport requires modification to the 
area. The proposed increase would properly contain IFR departures until 
reaching 700 feet above the surface of the earth. Finally, the Class E 
surface area airspace requires a reduction northeast of the airport. 
Circling approaches are not applicable on the northeast side of the 
airport and the airspace in that area is not necessary.
    This action also proposes to remove the Class E airspace, 
designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This 
airspace is no longer required due to the proposed removal of the LDA/
DME RWY 11 approach procedure turn.
    Lastly, this action proposes to modify the Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth. The area 
northwest of the airport should be extended to the northwest, and the 
area southwest of the airport requires minor adjustment to more 
appropriately contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet 
above the surface of the earth and departing IFR aircraft until 
reaching 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth. Additionally, the 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of 
the earth requires a reduction northeast of the airport. Circling 
approaches are not applicable on the northeast side of the airport and 
the airspace in that area is not necessary.
    Class E2, Class E4, and Class E5 airspace designations are 
published in paragraphs 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 E 
airspace designations listed in this document will 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 regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is 
non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 
1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation 
as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter 
that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a

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significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

0
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

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


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

* * * * *

AAL AK E2 Sitka, AK [Amended]

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]02'49'' N, long. 135[deg]21'40'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-
mile radius of the airport beginning at the 105[deg] bearing from 
the airport clockwise to the 337[deg] bearing from the airport, then 
to the point of beginning 4.1 miles east of the airport, and within 
2.7 miles each side of the 150[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 6.6 miles southeast of the 
airport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 209[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 4.4 miles 
southwest of the airport, and within 1.2 miles each side of the 
314[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4.1-mile radius 
to 6 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.1 miles each side 
of the 320[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4.1-mile 
radius to 5.2 miles northwest of the airport.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E2 Surface Area.

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AAL AK E4 Sitka, AK [Removed]

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]02'49'' N, long. 135[deg]21'40'' W)

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

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AAL AK E5 Sitka, AK [Amended]

Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]02'49'' N, long. 135[deg]21'40'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.3-mile radius of the airport beginning at the 102[deg] 
bearing from the airport clockwise to the 357[deg] bearing from the 
airport, then to the point of beginning 7.3 miles east of the 
airport, and within 4.6 miles each side of the 212[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 25.2 miles 
southwest of the airport, and within 4.5 miles each side of the 
316[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 7.3-mile radius 
to 9.8 miles northwest of the airport; excluding that airspace that 
extends beyond 12 miles from the coast.

    Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on February 1, 2022.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2022-02454 Filed 2-4-22; 8:45 am]
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