[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 10 (Wednesday, January 15, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 2327-2328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00404]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 10 / Wednesday, January 15, 2020 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0887; Airspace Docket No. 19-ANM-32]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bend, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace by 
establishing a designated surface area at the Bend Municipal Airport, 
Bend, OR. This airspace area is designed to enhance safety at the 
airport by providing controlled airspace to the surface.
    This action also proposes to establish an airspace area designated 
as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This area is 
designed to contain aircraft on instrument approaches when they descend 
below 1,000 feet above the surface.
    Additionally, this action proposes to amend the airspace area 
extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface. Amendments to 
this airspace area are designed to properly contain arriving and 
departing IFR aircraft. This action would ensure the safety and 
management of IFR operations at the airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 2, 2020.

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: 1(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2019-0887 and Airspace Docket No. 19-ANM-32, at the 
beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    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 [email protected] 
or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-3695.

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 establish Class E airspace at Bend Municipal Airport, Bend, 
OR to support instrument flight rules (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 (FAA Docket No. FAA-
2019-0887 and Airspace Docket No. 19-ANM-32) and be submitted in 
triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for 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 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-2019-0887; Airspace 
Docket No. 19-ANM-32.'' 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, except federal holidays, 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.

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Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E airspace at Bend 
Municipal Airport, Bend, OR. The proposal adds a designated surface 
airspace area, which is designed to protect IFR arrivals descending 
below 1,000 feet above the surface and IFR departures until reaching 
700 feet above the surface. The airspace area is defined as that 
airspace extending upward from the surface within a 3.9-mile radius of 
the Bend Municipal Airport, excluding that airspace within 1 mile of a 
point in space located at latitude 44[deg]02'51'' N longitude 
121[deg]16'301'' W. The exclusion allows the Pilot Butte airport to 
remain outside of the controlled airspace extending upward from the 
surface.
    This action also proposes to add a Class E airspace area designated 
as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This area is 
defined as that airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 
mile each side of the 167[deg] bearing, extending from the 3.9-mile 
radius to 6.8 miles south of the Bend Municipal Airport.
    Additionally, the action proposes to amend the Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to properly contain 
IFR aircraft on instrument approach when descending below 1,500 feet 
above the surface. The area is also designed to contain IFR departures 
until reaching 1,200 feet above the surface. The proposal would amend 
the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface to within a 6.4-mile radius of the airport and within 1.1 miles 
each side of the 167[deg] bearing, extending from the 6.4-mile radius 
to 8.8 miles south of the airport. This area also includes that 
airspace within 3.8 miles each side of the 338[deg] bearing, extending 
from the 6.8-mile radius to 8.4 miles north of the Bend Municipal 
Airport.
    Class E2, E4 and E5 airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 6002, 6002 and 6005, respectively, 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.
    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 proposed 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. Given 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 
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

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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 7400.11D, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and 
effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows:

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

* * * * *

ANM OR E2 Bend, OR (NEW)

Bend Municipal Airport, OR
    (Lat. 44[deg]05'40'' N, long. 121[deg]12'01'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 3.9-
mile radius of the Bend Municipal Airport, excluding that airspace 
within 1 mile of a point in space at lat. 44[deg]02'51'' N, Long. 
121[deg]16'30'' W.

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

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ANM OR E4 Bend, OR (NEW)

Bend Municipal Airport, OR
    (Lat. 44[deg]05'40'' N, long. 121[deg]12'01'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the 167[deg] bearing, extending from the 3.9-mile 
radius to 6.8 miles south of the Bend Municipal Airport.

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

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ANM OR E5 Bend, OR (AMENDED)

Bend Municipal Airport, OR
    (Lat. 44[deg]05'40'' N, long. 121[deg]12'01'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.1 miles each 
side of the 167[deg] bearing, extending from 6.4-mile radius to 8.8 
miles south of the airport, and within 3.8 miles each side of the 
338[deg] bearing extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 8.4 miles 
north of the Bend Municipal Airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on January 8, 2020.
Byron Chew,
Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2020-00404 Filed 1-14-20; 8:45 am]
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