Amendment of Class E Airspace Areas, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bishop, CA, 35058-35060 [2017-15867]

Download as PDF 35058 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport, Del Norte, CO, within a 7.3-mile radius of Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport beginning at the 045° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 265° bearing from the airport, thence directly to the point of beginning. This airspace is necessary to support IFR operations in standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport. 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, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. 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 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * ANM CO E5 * * * Del Norte, CO [New] Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport, CO (Lat. 37°42′50″ N., long. 106°21′07″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of Astronaut Kent Rominger Airport beginning at the 045° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 265° bearing from the airport, thence directly to the point of beginning. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 17, 2017. Sam S.L. Shrimpton, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–15619 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9474; Airspace Docket No. 16–AWP–24] Amendment of Class E Airspace Areas, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bishop, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop Airport (formerly Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), Bishop, CA. This action also establishes Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at this airport. After a review, the FAA found these modifications are necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules aircraft operations at the airport. SUMMARY: Effective 0901 UTC, October 12, 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 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: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection 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/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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 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 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 amends Class E airspace at Bishop Airport, Bishop, CA, to support standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. History asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES On March 23, 2017, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (82 FR 14841) Docket No. FAA–2016–9474 to modify Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at Bishop Airport, Bishop, CA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. After publication of the NPRM, the FAA determined the proposed reduction to Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet included an error in the proposed legal description. The airspace area should be reduced northwest of the airport, but should continue to extend to 18.7 miles southeast of the airport, instead of reduced to 10.4 miles southeast, as stated in the NPRM. This action corrects the error. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 6004 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class E surface area airspace, modifying Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishing Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension, at Bishop Airport, Bishop, CA. Class E surface area airspace is modified to within a 5-mile radius (from a 4.2-mile radius) of Bishop Airport, with 2 segments extending from the 5mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the airport, and 9.6 miles north-northwest of the airport, respectively. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is modified to within a 6.7-mile radius of Bishop Airport, with a 7.2-mile wide segment extending to 11.5 miles northeast of the airport. Also, the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface is reduced northwest of the airport, as this area largely duplicates the Coaldale, NV, Class E en route airspace area, but retains a small area southeast of the airport to support current IFR operations. Additionally, Class E airspace extending upward from 12,500 feet MSL is removed, as this airspace supports no current IFR operations. These airspace modifications are necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations in standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport. Additionally, the airport name is changed from Eastern Sierra Regional Airport to Bishop Airport, to be in concert with the FAA’s 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35059 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 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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * * * AWP CA E2 Bishop, CA [Modified] Bishop Airport, CA (Lat. 37°22′23″ N., long. 118°21′49″ W.) Within a 5-mile radius of Bishop Airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * AWP CA E4 Bishop, CA [New] Bishop Airport, CA (Lat. 37°22′23″ N., long. 118°21′49″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.2 miles each side of a 315° bearing from Bishop Airport extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 6.9 miles northwest of the airport, and within 1.2 miles each side of a 337° bearing from the airport E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1 35060 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 144 / Friday, July 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 9.6 miles northwest of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Bishop, CA [Modified] Bishop Airport, CA (Lat. 37°22′23″ N., long. 118°21′49″ W.) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Bishop Airport, and within 4 miles west and 3.2 miles east of a 337° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius of the airport to 15.2 miles northwest of the airport. That airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within 3 miles southwest and 11.5 miles northeast of a 157° bearing from Bishop Airport extending from the airport to 18.7 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 19, 2017. Sam S.L. Shrimpton, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–15867 Filed 7–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 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 this material 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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0258; Airspace Docket No. 16–AWP–15] Amendment of Class E Airspace, Colorado City, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Colorado City Municipal Airport, Colorado City, AZ, to support the implementation of new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. In addition, it removes the Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet. Also, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA’s current aeronautical database. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 12, 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 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Colorado City Municipal Airport, Colorado City, AZ, to support the implementation of new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. History On April 27, 2017, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (82 FR 19329) Docket No. FAA–2017–0258, to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Colorado City Municipal Airport, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Colorado City, AZ. 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 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation 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 E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Colorado City Municipal Airport, Colorado City, AZ. The airspace is expanded from the 6.5-mile radius of the airport to 7.8 miles west and 2 miles east of the 163° (from 173°) bearing from the airport to 16 miles (from 12 miles) south of the airport to contain the NDB– A procedure turn. Also, a segment is added from the 6.5-mile radius of the airport extending to 15.1 miles southeast of the airport to support a new RNAV GPS RWY 29 instrument approach procedure for IFR operations at the airport. Additionally, the Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet is removed as there is sufficient 1,200-foot airspace provided by St. George Class E airspace extending from 700 feet above the surface and Grand Canyon Class E en route airspace. Also, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to lat. 36°57′36″ N., long. 113°00′50″ W. (from lat. 36°57′08″ N., long. 113°00′59″ W.), to match the FAA’s current aeronautical database. This action ensures the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system as it transitions from ground based navigation aids to satellite-based Global Navigation Satellite System for navigation. E:\FR\FM\28JYR1.SGM 28JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 144 (Friday, July 28, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35058-35060]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-15867]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9474; Airspace Docket No. 16-AWP-24]


Amendment of Class E Airspace Areas, and Establishment of Class E 
Airspace; Bishop, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E surface area airspace, and Class 
E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop 
Airport (formerly Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), Bishop, CA. This 
action also establishes Class E surface area airspace designated as an 
extension at this airport. After a review, the FAA found these 
modifications are necessary for the safety and management of Instrument 
Flight Rules aircraft operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 12, 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 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: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection 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/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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4511.

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 
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 amends Class E airspace at Bishop Airport, Bishop, CA, to support 
standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the 
airport.

History

    On March 23, 2017, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (82 FR 14841) Docket No. FAA-
2016-9474 to modify Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E 
surface area airspace designated as an extension at Bishop Airport, 
Bishop, CA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the 
FAA. No comments were received.
    After publication of the NPRM, the FAA determined the proposed 
reduction to Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet included an error 
in the proposed legal description. The airspace area should be reduced 
northwest of the airport, but should continue to extend to 18.7 miles 
southeast of the airport, instead of reduced to 10.4 miles southeast, 
as stated in the NPRM. This action corrects the error.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 6004 
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

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying Class E surface area airspace, modifying Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and 
establishing Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension, 
at Bishop Airport, Bishop, CA.
    Class E surface area airspace is modified to within a 5-mile radius 
(from a 4.2-mile radius) of Bishop Airport, with 2 segments extending 
from the 5-mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the airport, and 9.6 
miles north-northwest of the airport, respectively.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
is modified to within a 6.7-mile radius of Bishop Airport, with a 7.2-
mile wide segment extending to 11.5 miles northeast of the airport. 
Also, the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface is reduced northwest of the airport, as this area largely 
duplicates the Coaldale, NV, Class E en route airspace area, but 
retains a small area southeast of the airport to support current IFR 
operations. Additionally, Class E airspace extending upward from 12,500 
feet MSL is removed, as this airspace supports no current IFR 
operations.
    These airspace modifications are necessary for the safety and 
management of IFR operations in standard instrument approach and 
departure procedures at the airport. Additionally, the airport name is 
changed from Eastern Sierra Regional Airport to Bishop Airport, to be 
in concert with the FAA's 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 5-6.5a. 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

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]

0
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 Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

* * * * *

AWP CA E2 Bishop, CA [Modified]

Bishop Airport, CA
    (Lat. 37[deg]22'23'' N., long. 118[deg]21'49'' W.)

    Within a 5-mile radius of Bishop Airport.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

AWP CA E4 Bishop, CA [New]

Bishop Airport, CA
    (Lat. 37[deg]22'23'' N., long. 118[deg]21'49'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.2 miles 
each side of a 315[deg] bearing from Bishop Airport extending from 
the 5-mile radius of the airport to 6.9 miles northwest of the 
airport, and within 1.2 miles each side of a 337[deg] bearing from 
the airport

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extending from the 5-mile radius of the airport to 9.6 miles 
northwest of the airport.

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

* * * * *

AWP CA E5 Bishop, CA [Modified]

Bishop Airport, CA
    (Lat. 37[deg]22'23'' N., long. 118[deg]21'49'' W.)

    That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 
6.7-mile radius of Bishop Airport, and within 4 miles west and 3.2 
miles east of a 337[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 
6.7-mile radius of the airport to 15.2 miles northwest of the 
airport. That airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within 3 miles southwest and 11.5 miles northeast of a 157[deg] 
bearing from Bishop Airport extending from the airport to 18.7 miles 
southeast of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 19, 2017.
Sam S.L. Shrimpton,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-15867 Filed 7-27-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P