Establishment of Temporary Restricted Area R-5602; Fort Sill, OK, 45721-45722 [2017-20954]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Rules and Regulations and effective September 15, 2017, 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 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Ellendale Municipal Airport, Ellendale, ND, to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures. Controlled airspace is needed for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, 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, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exists VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:21 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. § 73.23 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of Amendment [Corrected] 1. On page 44723, column one, line 7, the longitude coordinate ‘‘114°26′3″ W.’’ should read ‘‘114°26′33″ W.’’ 2. On page 44723, column one, line 11, the longitude coordinate ‘‘114°26′9″ W.’’ should read ‘‘114°26′29″ W.’’ [FR Doc. C1–2017–20590 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] 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 45721 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: BILLING CODE 1301–00–D DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9591; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASW–21] Establishment of Temporary Restricted Area R–5602; Fort Sill, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * AGL ND E5 * * Ellendale, ND [New] Ellendale Municipal Airport, ND (Lat. 46°00′59″ N., long. 098°30′56″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Ellendale Municipal Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on September 20, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–20843 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P This action establishes temporary restricted area R–5602, over the Fort Sill, OK, R–5601 restricted area complex, to support the U.S. Army Maneuver & Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX) 2018 scheduled for December 2017. MFIX 2018 is planned to exercise hazardous laser operations conducting counter unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activities. The temporary restricted area will be in effect from December 4 through December 15, 2017. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, December 4, 2017, through December 15, 2017. 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: Authority for This Rulemaking DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2016–7055; Airspace Docket No. 15–AWP–11] Establishment of Restricted Area R– 2306F; Yuma Proving Ground, AZ Correction In Rule document 2017–20590, appearing on pages 44721–44723 in the issue of Tuesday, September 26, 2017, make the following correction: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 E:\FR\FM\02OCR1.SGM 02OCR1 45722 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Rules and Regulations it establishes temporary restricted airspace at Fort Sill, OK, enhancing safety and accommodating essential military training during the U.S. Army’s MFIX 2018 exercise being held December 4 through 15, 2017. History On February 23, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (82 FR 11417), Docket No. FAA–2016– 9591, to establish a temporary restricted area designated to support hazardous training activities conducted during MFIX 2018 within the Fort Sill, OK, special use airspace (SUA) complex. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES The Rule The FAA is amending 14 CFR part 73 to establish temporary restricted area R– 5602 in support of MFIX 2018 during the period of December 4 through 15, 2017, to contain hazardous laser activities demonstrating counter UAS capabilities. To effectively segregate nonparticipant air traffic from the hazardous activities associated with MFIX 2018 at Fort Sill, OK, the R–5602 lateral boundaries overlie the R–5601A, R–5601B, and a portion of R–5601F restricted areas and extend approximately 8 nautical miles (NM) east beyond the R–5601A and R–5601F eastern boundaries. R–5602 extends upward from 40,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) to 60,000 feet MSL, is activated daily by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), and is in effect only during the period of December 4 through December 15, 2017. This rule adds ‘‘daily’’ to the ‘‘Time of designation’’ for clarity. Since R–5602 is a temporary area, it will not be depicted on the Dallas–Ft. Worth Sectional Aeronautical Chart or the IFR Enroute High Altitude Chart, H– 6. However, a notice and graphic depiction will be published on the FAA’s SUA Web site at http:// www.faa.gov/sua and in the Notices to Airmen Publication (NTAP) available online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/notices/. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:21 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 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, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 73 as follows: PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 1. The authority citation for part 73 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. Environmental Review § 73.56 The FAA has determined that this action of establishing a temporary restricted area R–5602 which partially overlays portions of the R–5601 restricted area complex at Fort Sill, OK, qualifies for FAA adoption in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraphs 8–2 and 9–2, Adoption of Other Agencies’ National Environmental Policy Act Documents, and Written Re-evaluations, and 7400.2L, paragraph 32–2–3. The purpose of temporarily creating and utilizing the temporary Restricted Area (RA) is to safely segregate private and commercial aircraft from above-thehorizon hazardous laser activities while supporting the U.S. Army MFIX 2018 planned for November 27 through December 15, 2017 (the proposed temporary RA R–5602 would be active from December 4 through 15, 2017). The FAA, after conducting an independent review and evaluation of the United States Army’s August 2017 Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Temporary Creation and Utilization of Restricted Area R– 5602 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has determined that the Army’s Supplemental EA and its supporting documentation adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the proposed action, including evaluation of the establishment of airspace for temporary restricted airspace area R–5602. Based on the evaluation for potential environmental impact in the above-mentioned EA, the FAA, as the Cooperating Agency, concluded that adoption of the EA for the Temporary Creation and Utilization of Restricted Area R–5602 is authorized in accordance with 40 CFR 1506.3, Adoption. Accordingly, FAA adopts the Army’s Supplemental EA and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that address the FAA’s airspace establishment action. ■ List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73 Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Oklahoma (Amended) 2. § 73.56 is amended as follows: * * * * * R–5602 Fort Sill, OK [Temporary] Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34°49′30″ N., long. 98°08′43″ W.; to lat. 34°36′36″ N., long. 98°08′43″ W.; to lat. 34°36′36″ N., long. 98°17′01″ W.; to lat. 34°38′15″ N., long. 98°17′01″ W.; to lat. 34°38′15″ N., long. 98°37′57″ W.; to lat. 34°40′54″ N., long. 98°37′56″ W.; to lat. 34°42′07″ N., long. 98°37′20″ W.; to lat. 34°43′21″ N., long. 98°36′02″ W.; to lat. 34°43′30″ N., long. 98°35′40″ W.; to lat. 34°45′03″ N., long. 98°29′46″ W.; to lat. 34°46′15″ N., long. 98°25′01″ W.; to lat. 34°47′00″ N., long. 98°17′46″ W.; to lat. 34°46′45″ N., long. 98°17′01″ W.; to lat. 34°49′30″ N., long. 98°17′01″ W.; to the point of beginning. Designated altitudes. 40,000 feet MSL to 60,000 feet MSL. Time of designation. December 4–15, 2017, daily, by NOTAM. Controlling agency. FAA, Fort Worth ARTCC. Using agency. U.S. Army, Commanding General, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, OK. Issued in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017. Rodger A. Dean, Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9591; Airspace Docket No. 16-ASW-21]


Establishment of Temporary Restricted Area R-5602; Fort Sill, OK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes temporary restricted area R-5602, over 
the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex, to support the U.S. 
Army Maneuver & Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX) 2018 scheduled for 
December 2017. MFIX 2018 is planned to exercise hazardous laser 
operations conducting counter unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) 
activities. The temporary restricted area will be in effect from 
December 4 through December 15, 2017.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, December 4, 2017, through December 15, 
2017.

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: 

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

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it establishes temporary restricted airspace at Fort Sill, OK, 
enhancing safety and accommodating essential military training during 
the U.S. Army's MFIX 2018 exercise being held December 4 through 15, 
2017.

History

    On February 23, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (82 FR 11417), Docket No. FAA-
2016-9591, to establish a temporary restricted area designated to 
support hazardous training activities conducted during MFIX 2018 within 
the Fort Sill, OK, special use airspace (SUA) complex. Interested 
parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by 
submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending 14 CFR part 73 to establish temporary 
restricted area R-5602 in support of MFIX 2018 during the period of 
December 4 through 15, 2017, to contain hazardous laser activities 
demonstrating counter UAS capabilities. To effectively segregate 
nonparticipant air traffic from the hazardous activities associated 
with MFIX 2018 at Fort Sill, OK, the R-5602 lateral boundaries overlie 
the R-5601A, R-5601B, and a portion of R-5601F restricted areas and 
extend approximately 8 nautical miles (NM) east beyond the R-5601A and 
R-5601F eastern boundaries. R-5602 extends upward from 40,000 feet mean 
sea level (MSL) to 60,000 feet MSL, is activated daily by a Notice to 
Airmen (NOTAM), and is in effect only during the period of December 4 
through December 15, 2017. This rule adds ``daily'' to the ``Time of 
designation'' for clarity.
    Since R-5602 is a temporary area, it will not be depicted on the 
Dallas-Ft. Worth Sectional Aeronautical Chart or the IFR Enroute High 
Altitude Chart, H-6. However, a notice and graphic depiction will be 
published on the FAA's SUA Web site at http://www.faa.gov/sua and in 
the Notices to Airmen Publication (NTAP) available online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices/.

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 will only affect 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.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action of establishing a temporary 
restricted area R-5602 which partially overlays portions of the R-5601 
restricted area complex at Fort Sill, OK, qualifies for FAA adoption in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraphs 8-2 and 9-2, Adoption of 
Other Agencies' National Environmental Policy Act Documents, and 
Written Re-evaluations, and 7400.2L, paragraph 32-2-3. The purpose of 
temporarily creating and utilizing the temporary Restricted Area (RA) 
is to safely segregate private and commercial aircraft from above-the-
horizon hazardous laser activities while supporting the U.S. Army MFIX 
2018 planned for November 27 through December 15, 2017 (the proposed 
temporary RA R-5602 would be active from December 4 through 15, 2017). 
The FAA, after conducting an independent review and evaluation of the 
United States Army's August 2017 Final Supplemental Environmental 
Assessment for the Temporary Creation and Utilization of Restricted 
Area R-5602 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has determined that the Army's 
Supplemental EA and its supporting documentation adequately assesses 
and discloses the environmental impacts of the proposed action, 
including evaluation of the establishment of airspace for temporary 
restricted airspace area R-5602. Based on the evaluation for potential 
environmental impact in the above-mentioned EA, the FAA, as the 
Cooperating Agency, concluded that adoption of the EA for the Temporary 
Creation and Utilization of Restricted Area R-5602 is authorized in 
accordance with 40 CFR 1506.3, Adoption. Accordingly, FAA adopts the 
Army's Supplemental EA and takes full responsibility for the scope and 
content that address the FAA's airspace establishment action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73

    Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas.

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 73 as follows:

PART 73--SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE

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1. The authority citation for part 73 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.  73.56  Oklahoma (Amended)

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2. Sec.  73.56 is amended as follows:
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R-5602 Fort Sill, OK [Temporary]

    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34[deg]49'30'' N., long. 
98[deg]08'43'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]36'36'' N., long. 98[deg]08'43'' W.; 
to lat. 34[deg]36'36'' N., long. 98[deg]17'01'' W.; to lat. 
34[deg]38'15'' N., long. 98[deg]17'01'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]38'15'' N., 
long. 98[deg]37'57'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]40'54'' N., long. 
98[deg]37'56'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]42'07'' N., long. 98[deg]37'20'' W.; 
to lat. 34[deg]43'21'' N., long. 98[deg]36'02'' W.; to lat. 
34[deg]43'30'' N., long. 98[deg]35'40'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]45'03'' N., 
long. 98[deg]29'46'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]46'15'' N., long. 
98[deg]25'01'' W.; to lat. 34[deg]47'00'' N., long. 98[deg]17'46'' W.; 
to lat. 34[deg]46'45'' N., long. 98[deg]17'01'' W.; to lat. 
34[deg]49'30'' N., long. 98[deg]17'01'' W.; to the point of beginning.
    Designated altitudes. 40,000 feet MSL to 60,000 feet MSL.
    Time of designation. December 4-15, 2017, daily, by NOTAM.
    Controlling agency. FAA, Fort Worth ARTCC.
    Using agency. U.S. Army, Commanding General, U.S. Army Fires Center 
of Excellence, Fort Sill, OK.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 22, 2017.
Rodger A. Dean, Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2017-20954 Filed 9-29-17; 8:45 am]
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