Modification of Class E Airspace; Spanish Fork Municipal Airport/Woodhouse Field, Spanish Fork, UT

Published date15 September 2023
Record Number2023-19594
Citation88 FR 63542
CourtFederal Aviation Administration
SectionProposed rules
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 178 (Friday, September 15, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 178 (Friday, September 15, 2023)]
                [Proposed Rules]
                [Pages 63542-63543]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2023-19594]
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                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                Federal Aviation Administration
                14 CFR Part 71
                [Docket No. FAA-2023-1757; Airspace Docket No. 23-ANM-9]
                RIN 2120-AA66
                Modification of Class E Airspace; Spanish Fork Municipal Airport/
                Woodhouse Field, Spanish Fork, UT
                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 extending
                upward from 700 feet above the surface at Spanish Fork Municipal
                Airport/Woodhouse Field, Spanish Fork, UT.
                DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 30, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by FAA Docket No. FAA 2023-1757 and
                Airspace Docket No. 23-ANM-9 using any of the following methods:
                 * Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov and follow
                the online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
                 * Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. Department
                of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, West
                Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
                 * Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in
                Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey
                Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
                Friday, except Federal holidays.
                 * Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493-2251.
                 Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at
                www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for
                accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of
                the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
                Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
                except Federal holidays.
                 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: Keith T. Adams, Federal Aviation
                Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200
                S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-2428.
                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 would modify Class E airspace to support instrument
                flight rules (IFR) operations at Spanish Fork Municipal Airport/
                Woodhouse Field, Spanish Fork, UT.
                Comments Invited
                 The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this
                rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. Comments are
                specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic,
                environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. The most
                helpful comments reference a specific portion of the
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                proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include
                supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate
                comments, commenters should submit only one time if comments are filed
                electronically, or commenters should send only one copy of written
                comments if comments are filed in writing.
                 The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well
                as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA
                personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this
                proposal, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before
                the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed
                after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without
                incurring expense or delay. The FAA may change this proposal in light
                of the comments it receives.
                 Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments
                from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts
                these comments, without edit, including any personal information the
                commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system
                of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at
                www.dot.gov/privacy.
                Availability of Rulemaking Documents
                 An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the
                internet at www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking
                documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at
                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
                Operations office (see ADDRESSES section for address, phone number, and
                hours of operations). An informal docket may also be examined during
                normal business hours at the office 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.
                Incorporation by Reference
                 Class E5 airspace designation is published in paragraph 6005 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 proposes to amend the current version of that order, FAA Order
                JO 7400.11H, dated August 11, 2023, and effective September 15, 2023.
                These updates would be published in the next update to FAA Order JO
                7400.11. That order is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES
                section of this document.
                 FAA Order JO 7400.11H 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 to modify the
                Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at
                Spanish Fork Municipal Airport/Woodhouse Field, Spanish Fork, UT.
                 The existing Class E airspace is comprised of 6.5-mile radius
                around the airport. This area should be expanded to better contain
                departing IFR operations until they reach 1,200 feet above the surface
                on the SPANISH FORK ONE DEPARTURE (OBSTACLE) procedure. A 6.9-mile
                radius around the airport would fully contain this procedure. Finally,
                a 2.1-mile extension from the airport's 326[deg] bearing extending 2
                mile either side should be added. The extension will better contain IFR
                arrival operations below 1,500 feet above the surface on the Area
                Navigation (RNAV) (Global Positioning System [GPS]) Y Runway (RWY) 12
                and RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 12 approaches.
                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.
                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 proposed rule, when promulgated, will 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
                 In consideration of the foregoing, 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 JO
                7400.11H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 11,
                2023, and effective September 15, 2023, is amended as follows:
                Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or
                More Above the Surface of the Earth.
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                ANM UT E5 Spanish Fork, UT [Amended]
                Spanish Fork Airport-Woodhouse Field, UT
                 (Lat. 40[deg]08'42'' N, long. 111[deg]40'04'' W)
                 That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface
                within a 6.9-mile radius of the airport, and within 2 miles each
                side of the 326[deg] bearing extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 9
                miles northwest of the airport.
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                 Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 6, 2023.
                B.G. Chew,
                Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
                [FR Doc. 2023-19594 Filed 9-14-23; 8:45 am]
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