Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mason, MI, 40696-40697 [2017-17886]

Download as PDF 40696 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations West Plains, MO, and removes the segment extending 10 miles south from the Hutton VOR/DME due to the decommissioning of the VOR, and cancellation of the VOR approach. The airport name is changed from West Plains Municipal Airport to West Plains Regional Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES 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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on August 18, 2017. Christopher Southerland, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_ locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2017–18115 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] Authority for This Rulemaking BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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 the airspace description of Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI. § 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. * * * * * ACE MO E5 West Plains, MO [Amended] West Plains Regional Airport, MO (Lat. 36°52′42″ N., long. 91°54′10″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of West Plains Regional Airport. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0722; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–16] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mason, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the airspace description of Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI, removing the exclusionary language contained in the airspace description referencing Skyway Estates Airport, Eaton Rapids, MI, and to bring the airspace description in compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 7, 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/ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 History The FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 19007, April 25, 2017) a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove Class E airspace at Skyway Estates Airport, Eaton Rapids, MI, as standard instrument approach procedures have been cancelled and controlled airspace is no longer required. The exclusionary language referencing Eaton Rapids, MI, is being removed from the airspace description for Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI. This is an administrative change to bring the airspace description into compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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. promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. 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 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with RULES The Rule This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by removing the exclusionary language that reads ‘‘excluding that airspace within the Eaton Rapids, MI, Class E airspace area’’ from the regulatory text of the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI. Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedure when the agency for ‘‘good cause’’ finds that these procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ This is an administrative change amending the description for Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI, by removing the exclusionary language from the description and does not affect the boundaries, or operating requirements of the airspace; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 Environmental Review 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, 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. * * * AGL MI E5 * * Mason, MI [Amended] Mason Jewett Field, MI (Lat. 42°33′57″ N., long. 84°25′24″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of the Mason Jewett Field. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 16, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–17886 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40697 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0184; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASW–5] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pauls Valley, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Pauls Valley Municipal Airport, Pauls Valley, OK. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Pauls Valley non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. SUMMARY: Effective 0901 UTC, December 7, 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: Walter Tweedy, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5900. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1

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[FR Doc No: 2017-17886]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0722; Airspace Docket No. 17-AGL-16]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mason, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the airspace description of Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at 
Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI, removing the exclusionary language 
contained in the airspace description referencing Skyway Estates 
Airport, Eaton Rapids, MI, and to bring the airspace description in 
compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace 
Matters.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 7, 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: 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 amends the airspace description of Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Mason Jewett Field, 
Mason, MI.

History

    The FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 19007, April 25, 
2017) a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove Class E airspace at 
Skyway Estates Airport, Eaton Rapids, MI, as standard instrument 
approach procedures have been cancelled and controlled airspace is no 
longer required. The exclusionary language referencing Eaton Rapids, 
MI, is being removed from the airspace description for Mason Jewett 
Field, Mason, MI. This is an administrative change to bring the 
airspace description into compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of 
FAA

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Order 7400.11A dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 
which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 
2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by removing the exclusionary language that reads ``excluding 
that airspace within the Eaton Rapids, MI, Class E airspace area'' from 
the regulatory text of the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface at Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI.
    Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 
U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment 
procedure when the agency for ``good cause'' finds that these 
procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public 
interest.'' This is an administrative change amending the description 
for Mason Jewett Field, Mason, MI, by removing the exclusionary 
language from the description and does not affect the boundaries, or 
operating requirements of the airspace; therefore, notice and public 
procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

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, 
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.

* * * * *

AGL MI E5 Mason, MI [Amended]

Mason Jewett Field, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]33'57'' N., long. 84[deg]25'24'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of the Mason Jewett Field.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 16, 2017.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-17886 Filed 8-25-17; 8:45 am]
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