Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Battle Creek, MI, 46895-46897 [2017-21627]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations miles, from 15 miles) of the airport, and expand the area southwest (to within 10.5 miles, from 7.6 miles) of the airport. Also, this action updates the geographic coordinates for Roberts Field and replaces the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions. Further, this action makes an editorial edit to the Class D legal description by reinstating the letters ‘‘MSL’’ to signify 5,600 feet mean sea level. This airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ 46895 radius of Roberts Field from the 270° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 195° bearing from the airport, and within a 10.5-mile radius of Roberts Field from the 195° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 270° bearing from the airport, and within 2.6 miles each side of the 085° bearing from Roberts Field extending to 9.6 miles east of the airport, and within 4 miles northeast and 3 miles southwest of the 122° bearing from Roberts Field extending to 13.1 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 27, 2017. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–21506 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Regulatory Notices and Analyses Paragraph 5000 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. Environmental Review Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANM OR D Redmond, OR [Amended] Roberts Field, OR (Lat. 44°15′15″ N., long. 121°09′00″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 5,600 feet MSL within a 5.1-mile radius of Roberts Field. 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. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ANM OR E2 Redmond, OR [Amended] Roberts Field, OR (Lat. 44°15′15″ N., long. 121°09′00″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.1-mile radius of Roberts Field. 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. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:55 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 * * * * * ANM OR E4 Redmond, OR [Amended] Roberts Field, OR (Lat. 44°15′15″ N., long. 121°09′00″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the 122° bearing of Roberts Field extending from the 5.1-mile radius to 8.5 miles southeast of the airport. * * * * * ANM OR E5 Redmond, OR [Amended] Roberts Field, OR (Lat. 44°15′15″ N., long. 121°09′00″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.6-mile PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0232; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–11] Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Battle Creek, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Class D and removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport (formerly W.K. Kellogg Field), Battle Creek, MI. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Battle Creek collocated VHF omnidirectional range and tactical air navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid, and cancellation of the VOR approaches. The Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is also modified due to the redesign of the instrument landing system (ILS) approach, thereby removing reference to the BATOL navigation aid and Battle Creek ILS localizer. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and makes an editorial change replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and E airspace areas. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1 46896 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, 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 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ 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: 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 D and Class E airspace to support standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, MI. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES History The FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (82 FR 20554, May 3, 2017) Docket No. FAA–2017–0232 to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, MI. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:55 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA determined the Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport is no longer required to contain any instrument procedures. Therefore, this rule removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport. This change has no substantive impact on operators using the airspace. Class D, Class E extension, and Class E transition area airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and 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 modifies the Class D and removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport (formerly W.K. Kellogg Field), Battle Creek, MI. The airport’s geographic coordinates are amended in the associated Class D and Class E airspace listed in this amendment. Also, the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of W.K. Kellogg Airport is being amended by removing the southwest segment, and the segment 7 miles northwest and 4.4 miles southeast of the Battle Creek ILS localizer northeast course extending 10.4 miles northeast of the localizer outer marker/non directional radio beacon. The northeast segment will be amended to within 2 miles each side of the 047° bearing (from 4 miles each side of the 049° bearing) from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius of the airport to 10 miles northeast (from 10.9 miles) of the airport, and the southeast segment will be amended to within 2 miles each side of the 126° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 radius to 7.4 miles (from 11.1 miles) southeast of the airport. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace by removing reference to the BATOL navigation aid and Battle Creek ILS localizer. This action enhances the safety and management of the standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. Lastly, this action makes minor editorial corrections to the amended Class D and Class E legal descriptions by removing the city listed before the airport name in the second line and replacing the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. 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, 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). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 10, 2017 / Rules and Regulations PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration Authority for This Rulemaking ■ 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: [Docket No. FAA–2016–9540; Airspace Docket No. 16–AGL–27] 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. Amendment of Class E Airspace; Evansville, IN § 71.1 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. 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: Paragraph 5000 AGL MI D Class D Airspace Areas. W.K. Kellogg Airport, MI (Lat. 42°18′23″ N., long. 85°15′00″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of W.K. Kellogg Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. Battle Creek, MI [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * AGL MI E5 * * Battle Creek, MI [Amended] W.K. Kellogg Airport, MI (Lat. 42°18′23″ N., long. 85°15′00″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of W.K. Kellogg Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 047° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 10 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 126° bearing from the airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 7.4 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on October 2, 2017. Christopher L. Southerland, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–21627 Filed 10–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:55 Oct 06, 2017 Jkt 244001 This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, Indiana. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Evansville nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach, and it enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport. The amendment adjusting the coordinates of Evansville Regional Airport in Class C airspace is removed from this rule, and will be forthcoming in a separate rulemaking. 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 7400.11B, 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 https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ 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. SUMMARY: Battle Creek, MI [Amended] AGL MI E4 14 CFR Part 71 AGENCY: [Amended] ■ Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 46897 PO 00000 Frm 00005 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 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 Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, IN, to support standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 15303, March 28, 2017) Docket No. FAA–2016–9540 a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify Class C and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Evansville Regional Airport, Evansville, IN. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA realized that the proposed amendment to Class C airspace at Evansville Regional Airport was included in this rulemaking in error and is removed. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 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 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. 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. E:\FR\FM\10OCR1.SGM 10OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 10, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0232; Airspace Docket No. 17-AGL-11]


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Battle Creek, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class D and removes the Class E 
airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport (formerly 
W.K. Kellogg Field), Battle Creek, MI. Airspace reconfiguration is 
necessary due to the decommissioning of the Battle Creek collocated VHF 
omnidirectional range and tactical air navigation (VORTAC) navigation 
aid, and cancellation of the VOR approaches. The Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is also modified due 
to the redesign of the instrument landing system (ILS) approach, 
thereby removing reference to the BATOL navigation aid and Battle Creek 
ILS localizer. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of 
the airport, and makes an editorial change replacing Airport/Facility 
Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and 
E airspace areas. This action enhances the safety and management of 
standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations at the airport.

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

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7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, 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 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/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: 

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 D and Class E airspace to support standard 
instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at W.K. Kellogg 
Airport, Battle Creek, MI.

History

    The FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) (82 FR 20554, May 3, 2017) Docket No. FAA-2017-0232 
to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an 
extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface at W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, MI. Interested 
parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by 
submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments 
were received.
    Subsequent to publication, the FAA determined the Class E airspace 
designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport is no longer 
required to contain any instrument procedures. Therefore, this rule 
removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg 
Airport. This change has no substantive impact on operators using the 
airspace.
    Class D, Class E extension, and Class E transition area airspace 
designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, 
respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and 
effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR 71.1. The Class D and 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 modifies the Class D and removes the Class E airspace 
designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport (formerly W.K. 
Kellogg Field), Battle Creek, MI. The airport's geographic coordinates 
are amended in the associated Class D and Class E airspace listed in 
this amendment.
    Also, the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface within a 7-mile radius of W.K. Kellogg Airport is being amended 
by removing the southwest segment, and the segment 7 miles northwest 
and 4.4 miles southeast of the Battle Creek ILS localizer northeast 
course extending 10.4 miles northeast of the localizer outer marker/non 
directional radio beacon. The northeast segment will be amended to 
within 2 miles each side of the 047[deg] bearing (from 4 miles each 
side of the 049[deg] bearing) from the airport extending from the 7-
mile radius of the airport to 10 miles northeast (from 10.9 miles) of 
the airport, and the southeast segment will be amended to within 2 
miles each side of the 126[deg] bearing from the airport extending from 
the 7-mile radius to 7.4 miles (from 11.1 miles) southeast of the 
airport. Additionally, this action modifies the Class E airspace by 
removing reference to the BATOL navigation aid and Battle Creek ILS 
localizer. This action enhances the safety and management of the 
standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the 
airport.
    Lastly, this action makes minor editorial corrections to the 
amended Class D and Class E legal descriptions by removing the city 
listed before the airport name in the second line and replacing the 
outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart 
Supplement.

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, 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).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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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 14 CFR 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 7400.11B, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and 
effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace Areas.

AGL MI D Battle Creek, MI [Amended]

W.K. Kellogg Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]18'23'' N., long. 85[deg]15'00'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,500 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of W.K. Kellogg Airport. 
This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates 
and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published 
in the Chart Supplement.

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

AGL MI E4 Battle Creek, MI [Removed]

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

* * * * *

AGL MI E5 Battle Creek, MI [Amended]

W.K. Kellogg Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]18'23'' N., long. 85[deg]15'00'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of W.K. Kellogg Airport, and within 2 miles 
each side of the 047[deg] bearing from the airport extending from 
the 7-mile radius to 10 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2 
miles each side of the 126[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 7-mile radius to 7.4 miles southeast of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas on October 2, 2017.
Christopher L. Southerland,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-21627 Filed 10-6-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P