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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Baraboo and Boscobel, WI

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Reedsburg Municipal Airport, Reedsburg, WI, contained within the Baraboo, WI, airspace legal description, and Boscobel Airport, Boscobel, WI. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Lone Rock VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Regional Airport, Baraboo, WI, and geographic coordinates of Boscobel Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.

DATES:

Effective 0901 UTC, July 16, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES:

FAA Order 7400.11D, 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. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11D at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https://www.archives.gov/​federal-register/​cfr/​ibr-locations.html.

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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.

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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 amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Reedsburg Municipal Airport, Reedsburg, WI, contained within the Baraboo, WI, airspace legal description, and Boscobel Airport, Boscobel, WI, to support IFR operations at this airport.

History

The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 7474; February 10, 2020) for Docket No. FAA-2020-0079 to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Reedsburg Municipal Airport, Reedsburg, WI, contained within the Baraboo, WI. 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 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points.Start Printed Page 26609

The Rule

This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71:

Amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.5-mile radius (decreased from a 9.6-mile radius) of Reedsburg Municipal Airport, Reedsburg, WI; amends the extension to the south of the airport to extend to 10.8 miles (increased from 10.5 miles); adds an extension 2 miles each side of the 330° bearing from TUSME extending from the 6.5-mile radius of Reedsburg Municipal Airport to 5.6 miles northwest of TUSME; and updates the name and geographic coordinates of Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Regional Airport (previously Baraboo Wisconsin Dells Airport), Baraboo, WI, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database;

And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.7-mile radius (increased from a 6.3-mile radius) of Boscobel Airport, Boscobel, WI; adds an extension 1 mile each side of the 247° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 6.8 miles southwest of the airport; and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

These actions are the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Lone Rock VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR MON Program.

FAA Order 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.

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Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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Adoption of the Amendment

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

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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:

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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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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows:

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

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AGL WI E5 Baraboo, WI [Amended]

Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Regional Airport, WI

(Lat. 43°31′19″ N, long. 89°46′17″ W)

Reedsburg Municipal Airport, WI

(Lat. 43°31′33″ N, long. 89°59′00″ W)

TUSME, WI

(Lat. 43°36′41″ N, long. 89°58′52″ W)

Portage Municipal Airport, WI

(Lat. 43°33′37″ N, long. 89°28′58″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 9.6-mile radius of Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Regional Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Reedsburg Municipal Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 180° bearing from Reedsburg Municipal Airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.8 miles south of the Reedsburg Municipal Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 330° bearing from TUSME extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 5.6 miles northwest of TUSME, and within an 8.7-mile radius of Portage Municipal Airport.

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AGL WI E5 Boscobel, WI [Amended]

Boscobel Airport, WI

(lat. 43°09′39″ N, long. 90°40′25″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Boscobel Airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 247° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 6.8 miles southwest of the airport.

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Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 27, 2020.

Steven Phillips,

Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.

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[FR Doc. 2020-09482 Filed 5-4-20; 8:45 am]

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