Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Houston Sugar Land, TX; Alice, TX; Bay City, TX; Brenham, TX; Burnet, TX; Falfurrias, TX; Graford, TX; and Hamilton, TX, 12065-12067 [2017-03835]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations (i) Bombardier Alert Service Bulletin A35/ 36–27–42, dated December 23, 2002. (ii) Reserved. (4) For Learjet Inc. service information identified in this AD, contact Learjet Inc., One Learjet Way, Wichita, KS 67209–2942; telephone 316–946–2000; fax 316–946–2220; email ac.ict@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. (5) You may view this referenced 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. (6) 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 February 15, 2017. Thomas Groves, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03715 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–8503; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–11] Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Houston Sugar Land, TX; Alice, TX; Bay City, TX; Brenham, TX; Burnet, TX; Falfurrias, TX; Graford, TX; and Hamilton, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class D and Class E surface area airspace at Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kingsville Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX; Bay City Municipal Airport, Bay City, TX; Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham, TX; Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX; Brooks County Airport, Falfurrias, TX; Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX; and Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX. Decommissioning of nondirectional radio beacons (NDBs), 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 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:13 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, the geographic coordinates at Bay City Municipal Airport, Brenham Municipal Airport, and Brooks County Airport, as well as the name of Sugar Land Regional Airport (formerly Sugar Land Municipal/Hull Field) are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action does not remove Class E airspace at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, Austin, TX, as was proposed. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, April 27, 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_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11A, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 12065 scope of that authority as it modifies Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace at Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kingsville Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX; Bay City Municipal Airport, Bay City, TX; Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham, TX; Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX; Brooks County Airport, Falfurrias, TX; Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX; and Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX. History On August 11, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), (81 FR 53091) Docket No. FAA–2016– 8503, to modify Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace at Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX; and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kingsville Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX; Bay City Municipal Airport, Bay City, TX; Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham, TX; Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX; Brooks County Airport, Falfurrias, TX; Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX; and Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX; and remove Class E at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, Austin, TX. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One (1) comment was received from an individual from Round Mountain, TX. In synopsis, the individual stated that: RNAV SIAPs 1 were published in the Garmin 430W or available by printed photo copies; that Class E airspace to 700 AGL is critical to maintain cloud clearance at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport; that if the SIAPs are removed, public procedures should be established; that many airmen have obtained published SIAPs through unapproved sources and do not possess a letter of authorization to utilize them; and that Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport need that protected airspace and approached to maintain a higher level of public safety and operational consistency. Subsequent to the publication, the FAA found that special instrument approach procedures exist at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport requiring the Class E airspace area extending upward from 1 Special instrument procedures are not published in accordance with 14 CFR part 97 and require specific FAA approval for use. FAA Order 8260.60, Chpt.2, 2–1–1. E:\FR\FM\28FER1.SGM 28FER1 12066 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 700 feet above the surface that currently is in place for the safety and management of IFR operations. Thus, the proposed removal of Class E airspace at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, Austin, TX, has been withdrawn from this action. The individual’s remaining comments are outside the scope of this action. Class D and E airspace designations 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 D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 modifies: Class D airspace from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL and Class E surface area airspace within a 5.8-mile radius (increased from a 4.2-mile radius) of Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX, and updates the name of the airport (formerly Sugar Land Municipal/Hull Field) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius (increased from a 6.5mile radius) of Kingsville, Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX, with an extension northwest of the airport from the 6.6-mile radius to 10.3 miles; Within a 6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 7-mile radius) of Bay City Municipal Airport, Bay City, TX, and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; Within a 6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 7.2-mile radius) of Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham TX, and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; Within a 6.6-mile radius (reduced from a 6.7-mile radius) of the Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Burnet, TX, and removes the extensions to the north and south of the airport; Within a 6.6-mile radius (reduced from a 6.7-mile radius) of Brooks County Airport, Falfurrias, TX, removes the extension to the south of the airport, updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database, and removes the decommissioned Bay City NDB from the legal description; Within a 7.0-mile radius (increased from a 6.3-mile radius) of Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX, with extensions to the northeast of the airport from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles, and to the southwest of the airport from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles; And within a 6.5-mile radius (increased from a 6.4-mile radius) of Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX, with extensions to the north of the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.4 miles, and to the south of the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.3 miles. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of NDBs, cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of RNAV procedures at these airports and for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at these airports. 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 significant environmental impacts, and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASW TX D Houston Sugar Land, TX [Amended] Sugar Land, Sugar Land Regional Airport, TX (Lat. 29°37′20″ N., long. 95°39′24″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 5.8-mile radius of Sugar Land Regional Airport. 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 (previously called Airport/ Facility Directory). * * * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ASW TX E2 Houston Sugar Land, TX [Amended] Sugar Land, Sugar Land Regional Airport, TX (Lat. 29°37′20″ N., long. 95°39′24″ W.) Within a 5.8-mile radius of Sugar Land Regional 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 (previously called Airport/ Facility Directory). * * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * E:\FR\FM\28FER1.SGM * * 28FER1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations ASW TX E5 Alice, TX [Amended] Alice International Airport, TX (Lat. 27°44′27″ N., long. 98°01′37″ W.) Orange Grove NALF, TX (Lat. 27°53′49″ N., long. 98°02′37″ W.) Navy Orange Grove TACAN (Lat. 27°53′43″ N., long. 98°02′33″ W.) Kingsville, Kleberg County Airport, TX (Lat. 27°33′03″ N., long. 98°01′51″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.5-mile radius of Alice International Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 135° bearing from Alice International Airport extending from the 7.5-mile radius to 9.8 miles southeast of the airport, and within a 7.2mile radius of the Orange Grove NALF, and within 1.6 miles each side of the 129° radial of the Navy Orange Grove TACAN extending from the 7.2-mile radius of the Orange Grove NALF to 11 miles southeast of the Orange Grove NALF, and within 1.5 miles each side of the 320° radial of the Navy Orange Grove TACAN extending from the 7.2-mile radius of the Orange Grove NALF to 9.7 miles northwest of the Orange Grove NALF, and within a 6.6-mile radius of Kleberg County Airport, and within 4.0 miles each side of the 320° bearing from the Kleberg County Airport from the 6.6-mile radius to 10.3 miles northwest of the airport, excluding that airspace within the Corpus Christi, TX, Class E airspace area. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Bay City, TX [Amended] Bay City Municipal Airport, TX (Lat. 28°58′24″ N., long. 95°51′48″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Bay City Municipal Airport. * * * * * * * * ASW TX E5 Burnet, TX [Amended] Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, TX (Lat. 30°44′20″ N., long. 98°14′19″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES * * * * * ASW TX E5 Falfurrias, TX [Amended] Brooks County Airport, TX (Lat. 27°12′22″ N., long. 98°07′16″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Brooks County Airport. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Graford, TX [Amended] Possum Kingdom Airport, TX (Lat. 32°55′24″ N., long. 98°26′13″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.0-mile VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * * * * ASW TX E5 Hamilton, TX [Amended] Hamilton Municipal Airport, TX (Lat. 31°39′57″ N., long. 98°08′55″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Hamilton Municipal Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 009° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.4 miles north of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 189° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.3 miles south of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 8, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–03835 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 230 [Release Nos. 33–10238A; 34–79161A; File No. S7–22–15] * ASW TX E5 Brenham, TX [Amended] Brenham Municipal Airport, TX (Lat. 30°13′11″ N., long. 96°22′28″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Brenham Municipal Airport. * radius of Possum Kingdom Airport and within 4 miles each side of the 031° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles northeast of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 210° bearing from the airport extending from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles southwest of the airport. 14:13 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 RIN 3235–AL80 Exemptions To Facilitate Intrastate and Regional Securities Offerings Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Final rule; technical correction. AGENCY: This document makes a technical correction to one of the final regulations (SEC Rel. No. 33–10238) published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2016 (81 FR 83494). Specifically, the amendments to Rule 504 of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 inadvertently omitted the word ‘‘or’’ from the last sentence of the rule; this correction is reflected in the text of the amendments below. DATES: This correction is effective February 28, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony G. Barone, Special Counsel, or Jenny Riegel, Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, at (202) 551– 3460. SUMMARY: We are making a technical correction to Rule SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 12067 504 1 of Regulation D 2 under the Securities Act of 1933. List of Subjects in 17 CFR Part 230 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Securities. Text of the Amendments For the reasons set out above, title 17, chapter II of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 230—GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 1. The general authority citation for part 230 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 77b, 77b note, 77c, 77d, 77f, 77g, 77h, 77j, 77r, 77s, 77z–3, 77sss, 78c, 78d, 78j, 78l, 78m, 78n, 78o, 78o–7 note, 78t, 78w, 78ll(d), 78mm, 80a–8, 80a–24, 80a– 28, 80a–29, 80a–30, and 80a–37, and Pub. L. 112–106, sec. 201(a), sec. 401, 126 Stat. 313 (2012), unless otherwise noted. * * * * * 2. Amend § 230.504 by revising paragraph (b)(2) to read as follows: ■ § 230.504 Exemption for limited offerings and sales of securities not exceeding $5,000,000. * * * * * (b) * * * (2) The aggregate offering price for an offering of securities under this § 230.504, as defined in § 230.501(c), shall not exceed $5,000,000, less the aggregate offering price for all securities sold within the twelve months before the start of and during the offering of securities under this § 230.504 or in violation of section 5(a) of the Securities Act. * * * * * Dated: February 22, 2017. Brent J. Fields, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03848 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 2 [Docket No. FDA–2015–N–1355] RIN 0910–AH36 Use of Ozone-Depleting Substances AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. 1 17 2 17 E:\FR\FM\28FER1.SGM CFR 230.504. CFR 230.500 through 230.508. 28FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-8503; Airspace Docket No. 16-ASW-11]


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas 
Towns; Houston Sugar Land, TX; Alice, TX; Bay City, TX; Brenham, TX; 
Burnet, TX; Falfurrias, TX; Graford, TX; and Hamilton, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D and Class E surface area airspace 
at Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX; and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kingsville 
Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX; Bay City Municipal Airport, Bay 
City, TX; Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham, TX; Burnet Municipal 
Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX; Brooks County Airport, 
Falfurrias, TX; Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX; and Hamilton 
Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX. Decommissioning of non-directional 
radio beacons (NDBs), 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 these airports. Additionally, the geographic 
coordinates at Bay City Municipal Airport, Brenham Municipal Airport, 
and Brooks County Airport, as well as the name of Sugar Land Regional 
Airport (formerly Sugar Land Municipal/Hull Field) are being adjusted 
to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action does not 
remove Class E airspace at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, Austin, TX, as 
was proposed.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, April 27, 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 7400.11A, 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 modifies Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace at 
Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX; and modifies Class 
E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at 
Kingsville Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX; Bay City Municipal 
Airport, Bay City, TX; Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham, TX; Burnet 
Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX; Brooks County 
Airport, Falfurrias, TX; Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX; and 
Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX.

History

    On August 11, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), (81 FR 53091) Docket No. FAA-
2016-8503, to modify Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace 
at Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX; and modify 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at 
Kingsville Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX; Bay City Municipal 
Airport, Bay City, TX; Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham, TX; Burnet 
Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX; Brooks County 
Airport, Falfurrias, TX; Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX; and 
Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX; and remove Class E at 
Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, Austin, TX.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One 
(1) comment was received from an individual from Round Mountain, TX. In 
synopsis, the individual stated that: RNAV SIAPs \1\ were published in 
the Garmin 430W or available by printed photo copies; that Class E 
airspace to 700 AGL is critical to maintain cloud clearance at 
Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport; that if the SIAPs are removed, public 
procedures should be established; that many airmen have obtained 
published SIAPs through unapproved sources and do not possess a letter 
of authorization to utilize them; and that Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport 
need that protected airspace and approached to maintain a higher level 
of public safety and operational consistency.
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    \1\ Special instrument procedures are not published in 
accordance with 14 CFR part 97 and require specific FAA approval for 
use. FAA Order 8260.60, Chpt.2, 2-1-1.
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    Subsequent to the publication, the FAA found that special 
instrument approach procedures exist at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport 
requiring the Class E airspace area extending upward from

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700 feet above the surface that currently is in place for the safety 
and management of IFR operations. Thus, the proposed removal of Class E 
airspace at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, Austin, TX, has been 
withdrawn from this action. The individual's remaining comments are 
outside the scope of this action.
    Class D and E airspace designations 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 D and 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 modifies:
    Class D airspace from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL 
and Class E surface area airspace within a 5.8-mile radius (increased 
from a 4.2-mile radius) of Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar 
Land, TX, and updates the name of the airport (formerly Sugar Land 
Municipal/Hull Field) to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database;
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius (increased from a 6.5-mile radius) of 
Kingsville, Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX, with an extension 
northwest of the airport from the 6.6-mile radius to 10.3 miles;
    Within a 6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 7-mile radius) of Bay City 
Municipal Airport, Bay City, TX, and updates the geographic coordinates 
of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database;
    Within a 6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 7.2-mile radius) of 
Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham TX, and updates the geographic 
coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database;
    Within a 6.6-mile radius (reduced from a 6.7-mile radius) of the 
Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX, and removes 
the extensions to the north and south of the airport;
    Within a 6.6-mile radius (reduced from a 6.7-mile radius) of Brooks 
County Airport, Falfurrias, TX, removes the extension to the south of 
the airport, updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, and removes the 
decommissioned Bay City NDB from the legal description;
    Within a 7.0-mile radius (increased from a 6.3-mile radius) of 
Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX, with extensions to the northeast 
of the airport from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles, and to the 
southwest of the airport from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles;
    And within a 6.5-mile radius (increased from a 6.4-mile radius) of 
Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX, with extensions to the north 
of the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.4 miles, and to the south 
of the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.3 miles.
    Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of 
NDBs, cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of RNAV 
procedures at these airports and for the safety and management of 
standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at these 
airports.

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

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ASW TX D Houston Sugar Land, TX [Amended]

Sugar Land, Sugar Land Regional Airport, TX
    (Lat. 29[deg]37'20'' N., long. 95[deg]39'24'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,600 feet MSL within a 5.8-mile radius of Sugar Land Regional 
Airport. 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 (previously called Airport/Facility Directory).
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Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ASW TX E2 Houston Sugar Land, TX [Amended]

Sugar Land, Sugar Land Regional Airport, TX
    (Lat. 29[deg]37'20'' N., long. 95[deg]39'24'' W.)

    Within a 5.8-mile radius of Sugar Land Regional 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 (previously called Airport/Facility Directory).
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Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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ASW TX E5 Alice, TX [Amended]

Alice International Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]44'27'' N., long. 98[deg]01'37'' W.)
Orange Grove NALF, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]53'49'' N., long. 98[deg]02'37'' W.)
Navy Orange Grove TACAN
    (Lat. 27[deg]53'43'' N., long. 98[deg]02'33'' W.)
Kingsville, Kleberg County Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]33'03'' N., long. 98[deg]01'51'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of Alice International Airport, and within 
2 miles each side of the 135[deg] bearing from Alice International 
Airport extending from the 7.5-mile radius to 9.8 miles southeast of 
the airport, and within a 7.2-mile radius of the Orange Grove NALF, 
and within 1.6 miles each side of the 129[deg] radial of the Navy 
Orange Grove TACAN extending from the 7.2-mile radius of the Orange 
Grove NALF to 11 miles southeast of the Orange Grove NALF, and 
within 1.5 miles each side of the 320[deg] radial of the Navy Orange 
Grove TACAN extending from the 7.2-mile radius of the Orange Grove 
NALF to 9.7 miles northwest of the Orange Grove NALF, and within a 
6.6-mile radius of Kleberg County Airport, and within 4.0 miles each 
side of the 320[deg] bearing from the Kleberg County Airport from 
the 6.6-mile radius to 10.3 miles northwest of the airport, 
excluding that airspace within the Corpus Christi, TX, Class E 
airspace area.
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ASW TX E5 Bay City, TX [Amended]

Bay City Municipal Airport, TX
    (Lat. 28[deg]58'24'' N., long. 95[deg]51'48'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Bay City Municipal Airport.
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ASW TX E5 Brenham, TX [Amended]

Brenham Municipal Airport, TX
    (Lat. 30[deg]13'11'' N., long. 96[deg]22'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Brenham Municipal Airport.
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ASW TX E5 Burnet, TX [Amended]

Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, TX
    (Lat. 30[deg]44'20'' N., long. 98[deg]14'19'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock 
Field.
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ASW TX E5 Falfurrias, TX [Amended]

Brooks County Airport, TX
    (Lat. 27[deg]12'22'' N., long. 98[deg]07'16'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of Brooks County Airport.
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ASW TX E5 Graford, TX [Amended]

Possum Kingdom Airport, TX
    (Lat. 32[deg]55'24'' N., long. 98[deg]26'13'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.0-mile radius of Possum Kingdom Airport and within 4 
miles each side of the 031[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles northeast of the airport, and 
within 4 miles each side of the 210[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 7.0-mile radius to 10.9 miles southwest of the 
airport.
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ASW TX E5 Hamilton, TX [Amended]

Hamilton Municipal Airport, TX
    (Lat. 31[deg]39'57'' N., long. 98[deg]08'55'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Hamilton Municipal Airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 009[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.5-mile radius to 9.4 miles north of the airport, and 
within 2 miles each side of the 189[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.3 miles south of the 
airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 8, 2017.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-03835 Filed 2-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P