[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 126 (Tuesday, June 30, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39068-39069]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13994]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0164; Airspace Docket No. 20-ASO-3]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; 
Bogue, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace by updating the geographic 
coordinates, and removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, 
Bogue, NC, at the request of the US Marine Corps. Class E airspace is 
no longer required, as there are no instrument approaches into Bogue 
Field MCALF. This action also replaces the outdated term Airport/
Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal 
description of associated Class D airspace. This action enhances the 
safety and management of controlled airspace within the national 
airspace system.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 10, 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 on line at http://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: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305-6364.

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 Class D airspace and removes Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bogue Field MCALF, Bogue, NC, 
due to the airspace no longer being necessary.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (85 FR 14809, March 16, 2020) for Docket No. FAA-2020-0164 to 
amend Class D airspace by updating the geographic coordinates, and 
remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, Bogue, NC as the 
airport has no instrument approaches. Therefore, the Class E airspace 
is no longer necessary. This action enhances the safety and management 
of controlled airspace within the national airspace system.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by

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submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No negative 
comments were received.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
Paragraphs 5000 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 part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation 
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.

The Rule

    The amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 
71 amends Class D airspace at Bogue Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, 
Bogue, NC, by updating the geographic coordinates, and removes Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bogue 
Field Marine Corps Auxiliary Field, Bogue, NC as the airport has no 
instrument approaches. This action enhances the safety and management 
of controlled airspace within the national airspace system. This action 
also replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the 
term Chart Supplement in the legal description of associated Class D 
airspace.
    These changes are necessary for continued safety and management of 
IFR operations at this airport.
    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. 
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 5-6.5a. 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.


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, 
effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ASO NC D Bogue, NC [Amended]

Bogue Field MCALF, NC
    (Lat. 34[deg]41'24'' N, long. 77[deg]01'45'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of Bogue Field MCALF. This 
Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and 
times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective 
date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart 
Supplement.

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

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ASO NC E5 Bogue, NC [Removed]

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 24, 2020.
Andreese C. Davis,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team South, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2020-13994 Filed 6-29-20; 8:45 am]
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