Revocation of Class E Airspace; Alliance, NE; and Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Nebraska Towns; Albion, NE; Alliance, NE; Gothenburg, NE; Holdrege, NE; Imperial, NE; Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE, 65274-65276 [2016-22736]

Download as PDF 65274 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 184 / Thursday, September 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class D airspace, and Class E surface area airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4mile radius of Houston Executive Airport, excluding that airspace west and northwest, to accommodate the establishment of an airport traffic control tower. This action reduces the allowed 4 nautical mile radius around Houston Executive Airport to assist the operators transitioning in and out of Sport Flyers Airport without the need of establishing radio communications with Houston Executive Airport. The proposed cutout also allows for accommodation for a private airstrip to the southwest of Houston Executive Airport. This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 also establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth within a 6.6-mile radius of Houston Executive Airport, to accommodate standard instrument approach procedures. Controlled airspace is needed for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Class D and E airspace areas are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 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. ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:00 Sep 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 exists 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 thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * * * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. ASW TX E2 Brookshire, TX [New] Houston Executive Airport, TX (Lat. 29°48′18″ N., long. 95°53′52″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL bounded by a line beginning at lat. 29°46′44″ N., long. 95°58′06″ W., to lat. 29°47′35″ N., long. 95°55′49″ W., to lat. 29°51′55″ N., long. 95°55′52″ W., thence clockwise along the 4mile radius of Houston Executive Airport, to the point of beginning. This Class E 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. ASW TX E5 Brookshire, TX [New] Houston Executive Airport, TX (Lat. 29°48′18″ N., long. 95°53′52″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Houston Executive Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on September 14, 2016. Vonnie L. Royal, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–22723 Filed 9–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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. § 71.1 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Class D Airspace. ASW TX D Brookshire, TX [New] Houston Executive Airport, TX (Lat. 29°48′18″ N., long. 95°53′52″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL bounded by a line beginning at lat. 29°46′44″ N., long. 95°58′06″ W., to lat. 29°47′35″ N., long. 95°55′49″ W., to lat. 29°51′55″ N., long. 95°55′52″ W., thence clockwise along the 4mile radius of Houston Executive Airport to the point of beginning. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Amended] Paragraph 5000 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. FAA–2016–5388; Airspace Docket No. 16–ACE–4] Revocation of Class E Airspace; Alliance, NE; and Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Nebraska Towns; Albion, NE; Alliance, NE; Gothenburg, NE; Holdrege, NE; Imperial, NE; Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action removes Class E surface area airspace at Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, NE; Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; Quinn Field, Gothenburg, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 184 / Thursday, September 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES NE; Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Imperial Municipal Airport, Imperial, NE; Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE. Decommissioning of nondirectional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Quinn Field, Imperial Municipal Airport, and Jim Kelly Field to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 5, 2017. 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 7400.11A and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online 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 7400.11A at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:00 Sep 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 removes Class E surface area airspace at Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, NE; Alliance Municipal Airport; Quinn Field, Gothenburg, NE; Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Imperial Municipal Airport, Imperial, NE; Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE. History On May 3, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to remove Class E surface area airspace at Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, NE; Alliance Municipal Airport; Quinn Field, Gothenburg, NE; Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Imperial Municipal Airport, Imperial, NE; Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE. (81 FR 26503) Docket No. FAA–2016–5388. 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 6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 removes Class E surface area airspace at Alliance Airport, Alliance, NE., as the airspace is no longer needed. This action also modifies Class E airspace PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65275 extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the following airports: Within a 6.7-mile radius of Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, NE., with segments extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 9,7 miles southeast, and 6.7 miles northwest, of the airport; Within a 7.2-mile radius of Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; Within a 7.3-mile radius of Quinn Field, Gothenburg, NE., with segments extending from the 7.3-mile radius of the airport to 11.1 miles northeast, and 7.3 miles southwest, of the airport; Within a 6.5-mile radius of Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Within a 6.5-mile radius of Imperial Municipal Airport, Imperial, NE; Within a 6.5-mile radius of Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; And within a 6.7-mile radius of Millard Airport, Omaha, NE. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of NDBs, cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of RNAV procedures at the above airports for the safety and management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airports. The geographic coordinates for Quinn Field, Imperial Municipal Airport, and Jim Kelly Field are updated to be in concert with the FAAs aeronautical database. 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 E:\FR\FM\22SER1.SGM 22SER1 65276 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 184 / Thursday, September 22, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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 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. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ * * ACE NE E2 * * * Alliance, NE [Removed] * * * ACE NE E5 Albion, NE [Amended] Albion Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 41°43′43″ N., long. 98°03′21″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Albion Municipal Airport, and within 2.6 miles each side of the 154° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 9.7 miles southeast of the airport, and within 3.7 miles each side of the 334° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 10.1 miles northwest from the airport. * * * * * ehiers on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES ACE NE E5 Alliance, NE [Amended] Alliance Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 42° 03′12″ N., long. 102°48′14″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.2-mile radius of Alliance Municipal Airport. * * * * * 15:00 Sep 21, 2016 * * * ACE NE E5 Holdrege, NE [Amended] Holdrege, Brewster Field Airport, NE (Lat. 40°27′08″ N., long. 99°20′11″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Brewster Field Airport. * * * * * ACE NE E5 Imperial, NE [Amended] Imperial Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 40°30′37″ N., long. 101°37′13″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Imperial Municipal Airport. * * * * * ACE NE E5 Lexington, NE [Amended] Lexington, Jim Kelly Field, NE (Lat. 40°47′26″ N., long. 99°46′33″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Jim Kelly Field. * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 9, 2016. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2016–22736 Filed 9–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0726; Airspace Docket No. 14–ASO–9] Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Troy, AL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D and E airspace, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Troy Municipal Airport at N. Kenneth Campbell Field (formerly Troy Municipal Airport), Troy, AL. The Troy VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range SUMMARY: ACE NE E5 Gothenburg, NE [Amended] Gothenburg, Quinn Field, NE (Lat. 40°55′32″ N., long. 100°08′48″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 7.3-mile radius of Quinn Field, and within 4 miles VerDate Sep<11>2014 * ACE NE E5 Omaha, Millard Airport, NE [Amended] Omaha, Millard Airport, NE (Lat. 41°11′46″ N., long. 96°06′44″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Millard Airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * each side of the 030° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 11.1 miles northeast of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 218° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 10.5 miles southwest of the airport. Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (VOR) has been decommissioned, therefore Class E extension airspace is no longer needed, and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed, requiring adjustments in Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and recognizes the name change of the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 10, 2016. 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 7400.11A, 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: 1– 800–647–8927, or 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 7400.11A at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-5388; Airspace Docket No. 16-ACE-4]


Revocation of Class E Airspace; Alliance, NE; and Amendment of 
Class E Airspace for the Following Nebraska Towns; Albion, NE; 
Alliance, NE; Gothenburg, NE; Holdrege, NE; Imperial, NE; Lexington, 
NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes Class E surface area airspace at Alliance 
Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; and modifies Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Albion Municipal 
Airport, Albion, NE; Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; Quinn 
Field, Gothenburg,

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NE; Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Imperial Municipal Airport, 
Imperial, NE; Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, 
Omaha, NE. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB), 
cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation 
(RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above 
airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Quinn 
Field, Imperial Municipal Airport, and Jim Kelly Field to coincide with 
the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 5, 2017. 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 7400.11A and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online 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 7400.11A at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

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.

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 removes Class E surface area airspace at Alliance Municipal 
Airport, Alliance, NE; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface at Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, 
NE; Alliance Municipal Airport; Quinn Field, Gothenburg, NE; Brewster 
Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Imperial Municipal Airport, Imperial, NE; 
Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE.

History

    On May 3, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to remove Class E surface area airspace 
at Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; and modify Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Albion 
Municipal Airport, Albion, NE; Alliance Municipal Airport; Quinn Field, 
Gothenburg, NE; Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Imperial 
Municipal Airport, Imperial, NE; Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; and 
Millard Airport, Omaha, NE. (81 FR 26503) Docket No. FAA-2016-5388. 
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 6002 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and 
effective September 15, 2016, 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 
2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 removes Class E surface area airspace at Alliance Airport, 
Alliance, NE., as the airspace is no longer needed. This action also 
modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at the following airports:
    Within a 6.7-mile radius of Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, NE., 
with segments extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 9,7 miles 
southeast, and 6.7 miles northwest, of the airport;
    Within a 7.2-mile radius of Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, 
NE;
    Within a 7.3-mile radius of Quinn Field, Gothenburg, NE., with 
segments extending from the 7.3-mile radius of the airport to 11.1 
miles northeast, and 7.3 miles southwest, of the airport;
    Within a 6.5-mile radius of Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE;
    Within a 6.5-mile radius of Imperial Municipal Airport, Imperial, 
NE;
    Within a 6.5-mile radius of Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE;
    And within a 6.7-mile radius of Millard Airport, Omaha, NE.
    Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of 
NDBs, cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of RNAV 
procedures at the above airports for the safety and management of the 
standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the 
airports. The geographic coordinates for Quinn Field, Imperial 
Municipal Airport, and Jim Kelly Field are updated to be in concert 
with the FAAs aeronautical database.

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

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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

0
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 7400.11A, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and 
effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ACE NE E2 Alliance, NE [Removed]

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

* * * * *

ACE NE E5 Albion, NE [Amended]

Albion Municipal Airport, NE
    (Lat. 41[deg]43'43'' N., long. 98[deg]03'21'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Albion Municipal Airport, and within 2.6 
miles each side of the 154[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.7-mile radius to 9.7 miles southeast of the airport, and 
within 3.7 miles each side of the 334[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 10.1 miles northwest from the 
airport.
* * * * *

ACE NE E5 Alliance, NE [Amended]

Alliance Municipal Airport, NE
    (Lat. 42[deg] 03'12'' N., long. 102[deg]48'14'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.2-mile radius of Alliance Municipal Airport.
* * * * *

ACE NE E5 Gothenburg, NE [Amended]

Gothenburg, Quinn Field, NE
    (Lat. 40[deg]55'32'' N., long. 100[deg]08'48'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 7.3-mile radius of Quinn Field, and within 4 miles each 
side of the 030[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 
7.3-mile radius to 11.1 miles northeast of the airport, and within 4 
miles each side of the 218[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 7.3-mile radius to 10.5 miles southwest of the airport.
* * * * *

ACE NE E5 Holdrege, NE [Amended]

Holdrege, Brewster Field Airport, NE
    (Lat. 40[deg]27'08'' N., long. 99[deg]20'11'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Brewster Field Airport.
* * * * *

ACE NE E5 Imperial, NE [Amended]

Imperial Municipal Airport, NE
    (Lat. 40[deg]30'37'' N., long. 101[deg]37'13'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Imperial Municipal Airport.
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ACE NE E5 Lexington, NE [Amended]

Lexington, Jim Kelly Field, NE
    (Lat. 40[deg]47'26'' N., long. 99[deg]46'33'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Jim Kelly Field.
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ACE NE E5 Omaha, Millard Airport, NE [Amended]

Omaha, Millard Airport, NE
    (Lat. 41[deg]11'46'' N., long. 96[deg]06'44'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Millard Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 9, 2016.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-22736 Filed 9-21-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P