Revocation of Offshore Airspace Areas; Control 1154H, Control 1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L, California, 720-722 [2016-29144]

Download as PDF 720 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations changes. If any damage (including, but not limited to, signs of electrical arcing and fuel leaks) is found during the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Within the time specified in paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD, replace the affected fuel booster pump with a serviceable pump, in accordance with Airbus Military All Operator Letter 235–025, dated July 29, 2013 (for Model CN–235 airplanes); or Airbus Military All Operator Letter 295–025, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2013 (for Model C–295 airplanes). (1) Before further flight. (2) Within 10 days following the inspection, provided that the airplane is operated under the conditions specified in Airbus Military All Operator Letter 235–025, dated July 29, 2013 (for Model CN–235 airplanes); or Airbus Military All Operator Letter 295–025, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2013 (for Model C–295 airplanes). (i) New Requirement of This AD: Modification of the Fuel Booster Pumps For Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN–235, CN–235–100, CN–235–200, and CN–235–300 airplanes: Within 12 months after the effective date of this AD, modify the electrical installation of the fuel booster pumps, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Defense and Space Service Bulletin SB–235– 28–0023C, Revision 01, dated October 27, 2015. Accomplishing the modification terminates the requirements of paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD for that airplane. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES (j) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for actions required by paragraph (i) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Airbus EADS CASA Service Bulletin SB–235–28–0023, dated March 14, 2014. (k) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone: 425–227–1112; fax: 425–227– 1149. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of this AD, for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 the Manager, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or EADS CASA’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (l) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2016–0014, dated January 14, 2016, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016–9109. (2) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (m)(5) and (m)(6) of this AD. (m) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on February 8, 2017. (i) Airbus Defense and Space Service Bulletin SB–235–28–0023C, Revision 01, dated October 27, 2015. (ii) Reserved. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on December 2, 2013 (78 FR 68688, November 15, 2013). (i) Airbus Military All Operator Letter 235– 025, dated July 29, 2013. (ii) Airbus Military All Operator Letter 295–025, Revision 01, dated August 1, 2013. (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact EADS CASA (Airbus Defense and Space), Services/Engineering ´ Support, Avenida de Aragon 404, 28022 Madrid, Spain; telephone: +34 91 585 55 84; fax: +34 91 585 31 27; email: MTA.TechnicalService@Airbus.com. (6) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 8, 2016. Dionne Palermo, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–30842 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9263; Airspace Docket No. 15–AWA–6] RIN 2120–AA66 Revocation of Offshore Airspace Areas; Control 1154H, Control 1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L, California Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action removes offshore airspace areas Control 1154H and Control 1154L located offshore of Ukiah, California, and removes offshore airspace areas Control 1173H and Control 1173L located offshore of San Francisco, California. The FAA has determined these offshore airspace areas are no longer required. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, March 2, 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 7400.11 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: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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 removes offshore airspace areas no longer required to ensure the safe and efficient flow of air traffic offshore of the west coast. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES History In 1950, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), (renamed the Federal Aviation Agency on August 23, 1958, and then renamed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on October 15, 1966), issued a final rule establishing ‘‘Control area extension (San Francisco, Calif.) (North dogleg route)’’ (15 FR 3316, May 30, 1950). Subsequently in 1952, the CAA renamed the control area extension ‘‘Control area extension (San Francisco, Calif.)’’ (17 FR 8323, September 17, 1952). Then in 1962, the Federal Aviation Agency re-described the control area extension as an additional control area and renamed it ‘‘Control 1173’’ (27 FR 220–1, 220–56 (immediately after the 4 blank pages following 27 FR 11030), November 10, 1962). In 1969, the FAA issued a final rule establishing ‘‘Control 1154’’ (34 FR 13589, August 23, 1969) as an additional control area. In 1993, as a result of the Airspace Reclassification final rule (56 FR 65638, December 17, 1991) and the Offshore Airspace Reconfiguration; Additional Control Areas final rule (58 FR 12128, March 2, 1993), additional control areas were re-designated as either offshore airspace areas or en route domestic airspace areas, as appropriate, and revised controlled airspace determinations were published, in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 5928, ‘‘Territorial Sea of the United States,’’ signed December 27, 1988. Accordingly, the additional control areas Control 1154 and Control 1173 were each re-designated into two offshore airspace areas; Control 1154L and Control 1154H, and Control 1173L and Control 1173H, respectively. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 primary purpose of these offshore airspace areas was to define the airspace areas over the high seas for which the United States has jurisdiction through an ICAO regional agreement and within which domestic air traffic control procedures are applied. Based on recent aeronautical reviews of these offshore airspace areas, the FAA has determined that the outer boundaries for the control areas contain geographic latitude/longitude coordinate references that do not align with the Flight Information Region (FIR) boundary, as indicated in their legal descriptions. Additionally, the inner boundary of these offshore airspace areas extend inside the United States territorial limit and are inconsistent with the offshore airspace area guidance, reference being designated in international airspace, published in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71, and FAA Order 7400.2, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Further, the Control 1154H, Control 1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L offshore airspace areas are duplicated by the Pacific High and Pacific Low offshore airspace areas that were established in 1993 (58 FR 12128, March 2, 1993) and amended in 2010 (75 FR 51661, August 23, 2010). No operational impact will occur by the removal of Control 1154 and Control 1173 offshore airspace areas. Therefore, the FAA is taking action to remove offshore airspace areas Control 1154H, Control 1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by removing offshore airspace areas Control 1154H, Control 1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L. The FAA has determined these control areas are no longer required as they are not in compliance with current regulatory criteria, are duplicated by the Pacific High and Pacific Low offshore airspace areas, and no operational impact will occur by removing them. As this action removes offshore airspace areas no PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 721 longer needed, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. Offshore airspace areas (Class A) extending upward from 18,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) to a specified altitude are published in paragraph 2003, and offshore airspace areas (Class E) extending upward from a specified altitude to, but not including 18,000 feet MSL are published in paragraph 6007, of FAA Order 7400.11A, signed August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. Offshore airspace areas Control 1154H and Control 1173H listed in this document will be subsequently removed from paragraph 2003 of the Order. Control 1154L and Control 1173L will be subsequently removed from paragraph 6007 of the Order. 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 Department of Transportation (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 and its agency implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ regarding categorical exclusions for procedural actions at paragraph 5–6.5a which categorically excludes from full environmental impact review actions that are rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). This airspace action consists of removing offshore airspace areas no long needed and is not expected to cause any potentially E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1 722 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 2 / Wednesday, January 4, 2017 / Rules and Regulations significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAAO 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 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 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 744 [Docket No. 161228999–6999–01] RIN 0694–AH27 Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List. These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS is taking this action in conjunction with the designations made by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls, Department of the Treasury, under amended Executive Order 13694. This final rule lists these entities on the Entity List under the destination of Russia. SUMMARY: DATES: This rule is effective January 4, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [Amended] Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482–5991, Email: ERC@ bis.doc.gov. 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paragraph 2003. Offshore Airspace Areas Background * * ■ * * * Control 1154H [Removed] * * * * * Control 1173H [Removed] * * * * * Paragraph 6007. Offshore Airspace Areas * * * * * Control 1154L [Removed] * * * * * Control 1173L [Removed] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2016. Leslie M. Swann, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2016–29144 Filed 1–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:22 Jan 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the EAR) identifies entities and other persons reasonably believed to be involved in, or that pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in, activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy of the United States. The EAR imposes additional licensing requirements on, and limits the availability of most license exceptions for exports, reexports, and transfers (in-country) to those persons or entities listed on the Entity List. The license review policy for each listed entity is identified in the ‘‘License review policy’’ column on the Entity List and the impact on the availability of license exceptions is described in the Federal Register notice adding entities or other persons to the Entity List. BIS places entities on the Entity List based on certain sections of part 744 (Control Policy: End-User and End-Use Based) and part 746 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (Embargoes and Other Special Controls) of the EAR. The End-User Review Committee (ERC) is composed of representatives of the Departments of Commerce (Chair), State, Defense, Energy, and where appropriate, the Treasury. The ERC makes decisions to add an entry to the Entity List by majority vote and to remove or modify an entry by unanimous vote. The Departments represented on the ERC have approved these changes to the Entity List. Entity List Additions Additions to the Entity List This rule implements the decision of the agencies of the ERC to add five entities to the Entity List. These five entities are being added on the basis of § 744.11 (License requirements that apply to entities acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States) of the EAR. The five entries being added to the Entity List are in Russia. Under § 744.11(b) (Criteria for revising the Entity List) of the EAR, persons for whom there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, have been involved, are involved, or pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in, activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States and those acting on behalf of such persons may be added to the Entity List. The entities being added to the Entity List have been determined to be involved in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. Specifically, in this rule, BIS adds five entities to the Entity List, as further described below. Entity Additions Consistent With Executive Order 13694 Five entities are added based on activities that are described in Executive Order 13694 (80 FR 18077), Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities, issued by the President on April 1, 2015 and amended on December 29, 2016. As originally issued in April 2015, Executive Order 13694 created a new, targeted authority for the U.S. government to respond more effectively to the most significant of cyber threats, particularly in situations where malicious cyber actors operate beyond the reach of existing authorities, focusing on cyber-enabled malicious activities. Executive Order 13694 authorized the imposition of sanctions on individuals and entities determined E:\FR\FM\04JAR1.SGM 04JAR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9263; Airspace Docket No. 15-AWA-6]
RIN 2120-AA66


Revocation of Offshore Airspace Areas; Control 1154H, Control 
1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L, California

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes offshore airspace areas Control 1154H and 
Control 1154L located offshore of Ukiah, California, and removes 
offshore airspace areas Control 1173H and Control 1173L located 
offshore of San Francisco, California. The FAA has determined these 
offshore airspace areas are no longer required.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, March 2, 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 7400.11 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: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, 
Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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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 removes offshore airspace areas no longer required to 
ensure the safe and efficient flow of air traffic offshore of the west 
coast.

History

    In 1950, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), (renamed the 
Federal Aviation Agency on August 23, 1958, and then renamed the 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on October 15, 1966), issued a 
final rule establishing ``Control area extension (San Francisco, 
Calif.) (North dogleg route)'' (15 FR 3316, May 30, 1950). Subsequently 
in 1952, the CAA renamed the control area extension ``Control area 
extension (San Francisco, Calif.)'' (17 FR 8323, September 17, 1952). 
Then in 1962, the Federal Aviation Agency re-described the control area 
extension as an additional control area and renamed it ``Control 1173'' 
(27 FR 220-1, 220-56 (immediately after the 4 blank pages following 27 
FR 11030), November 10, 1962). In 1969, the FAA issued a final rule 
establishing ``Control 1154'' (34 FR 13589, August 23, 1969) as an 
additional control area.
    In 1993, as a result of the Airspace Reclassification final rule 
(56 FR 65638, December 17, 1991) and the Offshore Airspace 
Reconfiguration; Additional Control Areas final rule (58 FR 12128, 
March 2, 1993), additional control areas were re-designated as either 
offshore airspace areas or en route domestic airspace areas, as 
appropriate, and revised controlled airspace determinations were 
published, in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 5928, 
``Territorial Sea of the United States,'' signed December 27, 1988. 
Accordingly, the additional control areas Control 1154 and Control 1173 
were each re-designated into two offshore airspace areas; Control 1154L 
and Control 1154H, and Control 1173L and Control 1173H, respectively. 
The primary purpose of these offshore airspace areas was to define the 
airspace areas over the high seas for which the United States has 
jurisdiction through an ICAO regional agreement and within which 
domestic air traffic control procedures are applied.
    Based on recent aeronautical reviews of these offshore airspace 
areas, the FAA has determined that the outer boundaries for the control 
areas contain geographic latitude/longitude coordinate references that 
do not align with the Flight Information Region (FIR) boundary, as 
indicated in their legal descriptions. Additionally, the inner boundary 
of these offshore airspace areas extend inside the United States 
territorial limit and are inconsistent with the offshore airspace area 
guidance, reference being designated in international airspace, 
published in Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71, and FAA 
Order 7400.2, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Further, the 
Control 1154H, Control 1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L offshore 
airspace areas are duplicated by the Pacific High and Pacific Low 
offshore airspace areas that were established in 1993 (58 FR 12128, 
March 2, 1993) and amended in 2010 (75 FR 51661, August 23, 2010). No 
operational impact will occur by the removal of Control 1154 and 
Control 1173 offshore airspace areas. Therefore, the FAA is taking 
action to remove offshore airspace areas Control 1154H, Control 1173H, 
Control 1154L, and Control 1173L.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, signed 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by removing offshore airspace areas Control 1154H, Control 
1173H, Control 1154L, and Control 1173L. The FAA has determined these 
control areas are no longer required as they are not in compliance with 
current regulatory criteria, are duplicated by the Pacific High and 
Pacific Low offshore airspace areas, and no operational impact will 
occur by removing them. As this action removes offshore airspace areas 
no longer needed, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are 
unnecessary.
    Offshore airspace areas (Class A) extending upward from 18,000 feet 
mean sea level (MSL) to a specified altitude are published in paragraph 
2003, and offshore airspace areas (Class E) extending upward from a 
specified altitude to, but not including 18,000 feet MSL are published 
in paragraph 6007, of FAA Order 7400.11A, signed August 3, 2016, and 
effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR 71.1. Offshore airspace areas Control 1154H and Control 1173H 
listed in this document will be subsequently removed from paragraph 
2003 of the Order. Control 1154L and Control 1173L will be subsequently 
removed from paragraph 6007 of the Order.

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 
Department of Transportation (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 and its agency 
implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: 
Policies and Procedures'' regarding categorical exclusions for 
procedural actions at paragraph 5-6.5a which categorically excludes 
from full environmental impact review actions that are rulemaking 
actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, 
routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class 
A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and 
Reporting Points). This airspace action consists of removing offshore 
airspace areas no long needed and is not expected to cause any 
potentially

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significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAAO 1050.1F, 
paragraph 5-2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has 
been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a normally 
categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental 
impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined that no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

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 2003. Offshore Airspace Areas

* * * * *

Control 1154H [Removed]

* * * * *

Control 1173H [Removed]

* * * * *

Paragraph 6007. Offshore Airspace Areas

* * * * *

Control 1154L [Removed]

* * * * *

Control 1173L [Removed]

* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2016.
Leslie M. Swann,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
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