Amendment of Class C Airspace Description; Manchester Boston Regional Airport, NH, 48271-48272 [2024-12151]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 89, No. 110 / Thursday, June 6, 2024 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2024. Frank Lias, Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2024–12153 Filed 6–5–24; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2024–1457; Airspace Docket No. 24–AWA–1] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class C Airspace Description; Manchester Boston Regional Airport, NH Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT), NH, Class C airspace area description by making editorial changes to the northern shelf boundary of the Class C airspace from using the Manchester, NH (MHT), Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) to use the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, Airport Reference Point (ARP). Additionally, this action makes minor editorial amendments to the airspace description header to follow current formatting guidelines. These changes are editorial only and do not alter the current boundaries, altitudes, Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures, or operating requirements for the Manchester Boston Regional Airport Class C airspace. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 5, 2024. 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: A copy of this final rule, and all background material may be viewed online at www.regulations.gov using the FAA Docket number. Electronic retrieval help and guidelines are available on the website. It is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. FAA Order JO 7400.11H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. You may also contact the Rules and Regulations Group, Office of lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 05, 2024 Jkt 262001 Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Vidis, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. 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 the 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 modifies the National Airspace System as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic. History The Manchester, NH (MHT), VOR/ DME is one of the candidate VORs identified for discontinuance by the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program and listed in the final policy statement notice, ‘‘Provision of Navigation Services for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Transition to Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) (Plan for Establishing a VOR Minimum Operational Network),’’ published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2016 (81 FR 48694), Docket No. FAA–2011–1082. The FAA is planning to decommission only the VOR portion of the Manchester VOR/DME in September 2024. The Manchester Regional Boston Airport, NH, Class C airspace area description uses the Manchester VOR/ DME to describe the northern shelf boundary of the Class C airspace. To retain the accuracy of the Manchester Regional Boston Airport Class C airspace area, the FAA is removing reference to the Manchester VOR/DME in the northern shelf description and replace it with bearings and distances from the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, ARP. Incorporation by Reference Class C airspace designations are published in paragraph 4000 of FAA PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 48271 Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 on an annual basis. This document amends the current version of that order, FAA Order JO 7400.11H, dated August 11, 2023, and effective September 15, 2023. FAA Order JO 7400.11H is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. These amendments will be published in the next update to FAA Order JO 7400.11. FAA Order JO 7400.11H lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by making editorial changes to the Manchester Regional Boston Airport, NH, Class C airspace description. This action removes references to the Manchester VOR/DME in northern shelf boundary of the Class C airspace and replaces it with bearings and distances from the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, ARP. The Class C airspace boundaries affected by the Manchester VOR/DME will remain unchanged and unaffected by replacing the Manchester VOR/DME references with bearings and distances from the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, ARP. Additionally, in the description of the ARP for the Boire Field Airport, NH, the city name is removed from the fourth line in the text header leaving just the airport name and state which align with the current formatting standard. Since this action merely involves minor editorial amendments in the Manchester, NH, Class C airspace area description and does not change the charted boundaries, altitudes, ATC procedures, or operating requirements for the Class C airspace area, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. § 553(b) are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\06JNR1.SGM 06JNR1 48272 Federal Register / Vol. 89, No. 110 / Thursday, June 6, 2024 / Rules and Regulations 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 amending the Manchester Regional Boston Airport, NH, Class C airspace description, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). As such, this action is not expected to result in any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. Accordingly, the FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact study. Class C Airspace. * * * * * ANE NH C Manchester, NH Manchester Boston Regional Airport, NH (Primary Airport) (Lat. 42°55′58″ N, long. 71°26′09″ W) Boire Field Airport, NH (Lat. 42°46′57″ N, long. 71°30′51″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 4,300 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Manchester Boston Regional Airport; including that airspace extending upward from 2,500 feet MSL to and including 4,300 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the airport; including that airspace from 1,500 feet MSL between a 5mile radius and 10-mile radius south of the airport from Interstate 93 clockwise to the eastern edge of the 5-mile radius of Boire Field Airport; including that airspace from 2,000 feet MSL between a 5-mile radius and 10-mile radius north of the airport from a line formed by a point at the 307° bearing from the airport at 5 miles direct to a point at the 311° bearing from the airport at 10 miles clockwise to Interstate 93. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2024. Frank Lias, Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2024–12151 Filed 6–5–24; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). RIN 0648–BJ62 The Amendment Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary; Final Regulations In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: AGENCY: 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 11, 2023, and effective September 15, 2023, is amended as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Jun 05, 2024 Jkt 262001 Effective Date: Pursuant to section 304(b) of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA) (16 U.S.C. 1434(b)), the designation and regulations shall take effect and become final after the close of a review period of forty-five days of continuous session of Congress, beginning on the date on which this Federal rulemaking is published, which is June 6, 2024, unless the Governor of the State of New York certifies to the Secretary of Commerce during that same review period that the designation or any of its terms is unacceptable, in which case the designation or any unacceptable term shall not take effect. The public can track days of Congressional session at the following website: https:// www.congress.gov/days-in-session. NOAA will publish an announcement of the effective date of the final regulations in the Federal Register. NOAA is staying the effective date of § 922.223(a)(3), until July 21, 2026. All other regulatory provisions will become effective on the effective date of this final rule. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and management plan described in this rule and the record of decision (ROD) are available at https://sanctuaries. noaa.gov/lake-ontario/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brody, 734–741– 2270, ellen.brody@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Introduction 15 CFR Part 922 [Docket No. 240329–0091] PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 Paragraph 4000 Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Final rule. NOAA is issuing final regulations for the designation of the Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary (LONMS) in eastern Lake Ontario to recognize the national significance of the area’s historical, archaeological, and cultural resources and to manage this special place as part of the National Marine Sanctuary System. The area encompasses 1,300 nmi2 (1,722 mi2) of eastern Lake Ontario waters and borders Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego, and Jefferson counties. NOAA will co-manage LONMS with New York State. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 A. Background The National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA; 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to designate and protect as national marine sanctuaries areas of the marine environment that are of special national significance due to their conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, scientific, cultural, archaeological, educational, or esthetic qualities. Day-to-day management of national marine sanctuaries has been delegated by the Secretary to NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS). The primary objective of the NMSA is to protect the resources of the National Marine Sanctuary System. NOAA is designating the Lake Ontario National Marine Sanctuary (LONMS) in eastern Lake Ontario to recognize the national significance of the area’s historical, archaeological, and cultural resources and to manage this special place as part of the National Marine Sanctuary System. To designate a national marine sanctuary, NOAA will set a boundary to delineate the borders E:\FR\FM\06JNR1.SGM 06JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 110 (Thursday, June 6, 2024)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 48271-48272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-12151]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2024-1457; Airspace Docket No. 24-AWA-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class C Airspace Description; Manchester Boston 
Regional Airport, NH

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Manchester Boston Regional Airport 
(MHT), NH, Class C airspace area description by making editorial 
changes to the northern shelf boundary of the Class C airspace from 
using the Manchester, NH (MHT), Very High Frequency Omnidirectional 
Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to use the Manchester 
Boston Regional Airport, Airport Reference Point (ARP). Additionally, 
this action makes minor editorial amendments to the airspace 
description header to follow current formatting guidelines. These 
changes are editorial only and do not alter the current boundaries, 
altitudes, Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures, or operating 
requirements for the Manchester Boston Regional Airport Class C 
airspace.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 5, 2024. 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: A copy of this final rule, and all background material may 
be viewed online at www.regulations.gov using the FAA Docket number. 
Electronic retrieval help and guidelines are available on the website. 
It is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. You may also contact the Rules and 
Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 
800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Vidis, Rules and Regulations 
Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

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 
the 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 modifies the National Airspace System as necessary to 
preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic.

History

    The Manchester, NH (MHT), VOR/DME is one of the candidate VORs 
identified for discontinuance by the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational 
Network (MON) program and listed in the final policy statement notice, 
``Provision of Navigation Services for the Next Generation Air 
Transportation System (NextGen) Transition to Performance-Based 
Navigation (PBN) (Plan for Establishing a VOR Minimum Operational 
Network),'' published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2016 (81 FR 
48694), Docket No. FAA-2011-1082. The FAA is planning to decommission 
only the VOR portion of the Manchester VOR/DME in September 2024.
    The Manchester Regional Boston Airport, NH, Class C airspace area 
description uses the Manchester VOR/DME to describe the northern shelf 
boundary of the Class C airspace. To retain the accuracy of the 
Manchester Regional Boston Airport Class C airspace area, the FAA is 
removing reference to the Manchester VOR/DME in the northern shelf 
description and replace it with bearings and distances from the 
Manchester Boston Regional Airport, ARP.

Incorporation by Reference

    Class C airspace designations are published in paragraph 4000 of 
FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 on an annual basis. This 
document amends the current version of that order, FAA Order JO 
7400.11H, dated August 11, 2023, and effective September 15, 2023. FAA 
Order JO 7400.11H is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES 
section of this document. These amendments will be published in the 
next update to FAA Order JO 7400.11.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11H lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, 
air traffic service routes, and reporting points.

The Rule

    This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by making editorial changes to 
the Manchester Regional Boston Airport, NH, Class C airspace 
description. This action removes references to the Manchester VOR/DME 
in northern shelf boundary of the Class C airspace and replaces it with 
bearings and distances from the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, 
ARP. The Class C airspace boundaries affected by the Manchester VOR/DME 
will remain unchanged and unaffected by replacing the Manchester VOR/
DME references with bearings and distances from the Manchester Boston 
Regional Airport, ARP.
    Additionally, in the description of the ARP for the Boire Field 
Airport, NH, the city name is removed from the fourth line in the text 
header leaving just the airport name and state which align with the 
current formatting standard.
    Since this action merely involves minor editorial amendments in the 
Manchester, NH, Class C airspace area description and does not change 
the charted boundaries, altitudes, ATC procedures, or operating 
requirements for the Class C airspace area, notice and public procedure 
under 5 U.S.C. Sec.  553(b) are unnecessary and contrary to the public 
interest.

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. 
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

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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 amending the Manchester 
Regional Boston Airport, NH, Class C airspace description, qualifies 
for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR 
part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental 
Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5-6.5a, which categorically 
excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions 
that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, 
and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, 
D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting 
Points). As such, this action is not expected to result in any 
potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA 
Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the 
FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a 
normally categorically excluded action may have a significant 
environmental impact requiring further analysis. Accordingly, the FAA 
has determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant 
preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact 
study.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

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

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]

0
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 
7400.11H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 11, 
2023, and effective September 15, 2023, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 4000 Class C Airspace.

* * * * *

ANE NH C Manchester, NH

Manchester Boston Regional Airport, NH (Primary Airport)
    (Lat. 42[deg]55'58'' N, long. 71[deg]26'09'' W)
Boire Field Airport, NH
    (Lat. 42[deg]46'57'' N, long. 71[deg]30'51'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
4,300 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Manchester Boston 
Regional Airport; including that airspace extending upward from 
2,500 feet MSL to and including 4,300 feet MSL within a 10-mile 
radius of the airport; including that airspace from 1,500 feet MSL 
between a 5-mile radius and 10-mile radius south of the airport from 
Interstate 93 clockwise to the eastern edge of the 5-mile radius of 
Boire Field Airport; including that airspace from 2,000 feet MSL 
between a 5-mile radius and 10-mile radius north of the airport from 
a line formed by a point at the 307[deg] bearing from the airport at 
5 miles direct to a point at the 311[deg] bearing from the airport 
at 10 miles clockwise to Interstate 93.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2024.
Frank Lias,
Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2024-12151 Filed 6-5-24; 8:45 am]
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