Proposed Establishment and Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Key Largo, FL

CourtFederal Aviation Administration
Citation86 FR 68173
Publication Date01 December 2021
Record Number2021-26113
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 228 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 228 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)]
                [Proposed Rules]
                [Pages 68173-68174]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26113]
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                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                Federal Aviation Administration
                14 CFR Part 71
                [Docket No. FAA-2021-0985; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-28]
                RIN 2120-AA66
                Proposed Establishment and Proposed Amendment of Class E
                Airspace; Key Largo, FL
                AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
                ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
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                SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E surface airspace to
                accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS)
                Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Ocean Reef Club
                Airport. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace extending
                upward from 700 feet above the surface for Ocean Reef Club Airport by
                updating the geographic coordinates of the airport and correcting the
                descriptor by replacing AL with FL. Controlled airspace is necessary
                for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR)
                operations in the area.
                DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 18, 2022.
                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: (800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the
                Docket No. FAA-2021-0985; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-28, at the
                beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the
                internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
                 FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is also available for inspection at the
                National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on
                the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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 would establish and amend Class E airspace for Ocean Reef Club
                Airport, Key Largo, FL to support IFR operations in the area.
                Comments Invited
                 Interested persons are invited to comment on 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 (Docket No. FAA-
                2021-0985 and Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-28) and be submitted in
                triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the
                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 action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped
                postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA
                Docket No. FAA-2021-0985 Docket No. 21-ASO-28.'' The postcard will be
                date/
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                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 document may be changed in light of the
                comments received. All comments submitted will be available for
                examination in the public docket both before and after the comment
                closing date. 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 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 between 8:00 a.m. and
                4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, at the
                office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration,
                Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.
                Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference
                 This document proposes to amend FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace
                Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective
                September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as
                listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F
                lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service
                routes, and reporting points.
                The Proposal
                 The FAA proposes an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to establish Class
                E surface airspace within a 4.0-mile radius of Ocean Reef Club Airport
                to accommodate RNAV SIAPs serving the airport.
                 This action would also amend Class E airspace extending upward from
                700 feet above the surface by updating the airport's geographic
                coordinates to coincide with the FAA's database, and correcting the
                airspace descriptor by replacing AL with FL.
                 Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 6002 and
                6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021,
                and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in
                14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document
                will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11.
                 FAA Order JO 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.
                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.
                Lists 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 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
                7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10,
                2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:
                Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace.
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                ASO FL E2 Key Largo, FL [NEW]
                Ocean Reef Club Airport, FL
                 (Lat. 25[deg]19'28'' N, long. 80[deg]16'33'' W)
                 That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile
                radius of. Ocean Reef Club Airport. This Class E airspace 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 FL E5 Key Largo, FL [Amended]
                Ocean Reef Club Airport, FL
                 (Lat. 25[deg]19'28'' N, long. 80[deg]16'33'' W)
                 That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface
                within a 7-mile radius of Ocean Reef Club Airport.
                 Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 5, 2021.
                Earl Newalu,
                Manager, Tactical Operations, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic
                Organization.
                [FR Doc. 2021-26113 Filed 11-30-21; 8:45 am]
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