Amendment of Class E Airspace; Canadian, TX; and Wheeler, TX, 47959-47960 [2017-22232]

Download as PDF jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Rules and Regulations The modification of this regulation will allow SBA Express lenders to expedite the processing of these small guaranteed loans in order to provide immediate cash to assist the small business with rebuilding and continuing or restarting its operations while awaiting long-term disaster financing. Because an Express Bridge Pilot loan applicant must have had an existing banking relationship with the SBA Express lender, SBA expects this will help mitigate the risk associated with the modification of 13 CFR 120.150. SBA Express lenders are cautioned that the provisions of 13 CFR 120.140 (‘‘What ethical requirements apply to participants?’’) continue to apply to the Express Bridge Pilot. SBA’s modification of 13 CFR 120.150 is authorized by 13 CFR 120.3 of its regulations, which provides that the SBA Administrator may suspend, modify or waive rules for a limited period of time to test new programs or ideas. This modification applies only to those loans made under the Express Bridge Pilot and will last only for the duration of the pilot, which expires September 30, 2020. As part of the Express Bridge Pilot, this modification applies only to those small businesses that were located, as of the date of the applicable disaster, in counties that have been Presidentially-declared as disaster areas, plus any contiguous counties. A listing of Presidentiallydeclared disaster declarations, including primary and contiguous counties can be located at www.sba.gov/disaster. Not more than ten percent of the total number of 7(a) loans guaranteed by SBA in any fiscal year may be made under the Express Bridge Pilot. 15 U.S.C. 636(a)(25). While SBA does not expect the number of Express Bridge Pilot loans to reach that limit, SBA will provide public notice of the need to suspend lending under the pilot for the remainder of the fiscal year if SBA determines that the number of pilot loans is approaching the limit. SBA will be using the following criteria to evaluate the Express Bridge Pilot to determine how well it is achieving its objectives and other aspects of performance: (1) The measurable objectives to be achieved through the Express Bridge Pilot, including the number of small business concerns served, the percentage of Express Bridge Pilot loans made that were paid off or paid down using lower fixed rate disaster loans versus those that are held to term, and the default rate on the Express Bridge Pilot loans compared to regular SBA Express loans of similar size in the 7(a) portfolio; and (2) the costs and standards of VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:58 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 performance which, in order to be acceptable, must not impact the subsidy model for the 7(a) Loan Program. The following method for data collection will be used: All loans will be entered directly using E-Tran or SBA One, which track eligibility by the county in which the small business is located, and which will facilitate tracking of performance on these loans. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 636(a)(25); 13 CFR 120.3. Dated: October 6, 2017. Linda E. McMahon, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2017–22385 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2017–0458; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASW–8] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Canadian, TX; and Wheeler, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hemphill County Airport, Canadian, TX, and Wheeler Municipal Airport, Wheeler, TX. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Sayre colocated VHF omnidirectional range and tactical air navigation system (VORTAC) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to these airports. The VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airports are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 1, 2018. 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 SUMMARY: Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 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: 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 14 CFR Part 71 PO 00000 47959 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 extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hemphill County Airport, Canadian, TX, and Wheeler Municipal Airport, Wheeler, TX, to support IFR operations at these airports. History On June 20, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 28033) Docket No. FAA–2017–0458, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hemphill County Airport, Canadian, TX, and Wheeler Municipal Airport, Wheeler, TX, to enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at these airports. 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 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1 47960 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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. jstallworth on DSKBBY8HB2PROD with RULES 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 to: Within a 6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 6.8-mile radius) of Hemphill County Airport with an extension 1 mile either side of the 224° bearing from the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 6.6 miles south of the airport, and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and Within a 6.3-mile radius (reduced from a 6.4-mile radius) of Wheeler Municipal Airport and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Sayre VORTAC as part of the VOR MON Program and to bring the airspace in compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at these airports. Except for an editorial change removing ‘‘JO’’ where an FAA Order is cited throughout the document, this rule is the same as proposed in the NPRM. 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:58 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. (Lat. 35°27′04″ N., long. 100°12′00″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Wheeler Municipal Airport. 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. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Canadian, TX [Amended] Canadian, Hemphill County Airport, TX (Lat. 35°53′42″ N., long. 100°24′14″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Hemphill County Airport, and within 1 mile either side of the 224° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 6.6 miles south of the airport. * * * * * ASW TX E5 Wheeler, TX [Amended] Wheeler Municipal Airport, TX PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 5, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–22232 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9546; Airspace Docket No. 16–AGL–32] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Onida, SD Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Onida, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures developed at Onida Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, 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 FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// 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: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCR1.SGM 16OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 198 (Monday, October 16, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47959-47960]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22232]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0458; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASW-8]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Canadian, TX; and Wheeler, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at Hemphill County Airport, Canadian, TX, and 
Wheeler Municipal Airport, Wheeler, TX. This action is due to the 
decommissioning of the Sayre co-located VHF omnidirectional range and 
tactical air navigation system (VORTAC) facility, which provided 
navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to these airports. 
The VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VHF omnidirectional 
range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, 
the geographic coordinates of the airports are being adjusted to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 1, 2018. 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 7400.11B 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: 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 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Hemphill County Airport, Canadian, TX, and Wheeler Municipal 
Airport, Wheeler, TX, to support IFR operations at these airports.

History

    On June 20, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 
28033) Docket No. FAA-2017-0458, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Hemphill County Airport, Canadian, TX, and Wheeler Municipal 
Airport, Wheeler, TX, to enhance the safety and management of IFR 
operations at these airports. 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 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 
2017, which

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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 modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface to:
    Within a 6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 6.8-mile radius) of 
Hemphill County Airport with an extension 1 mile either side of the 
224[deg] bearing from the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 6.6 miles 
south of the airport, and updates the geographic coordinates of the 
airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database; and
    Within a 6.3-mile radius (reduced from a 6.4-mile radius) of 
Wheeler Municipal Airport and updates the geographic coordinates of the 
airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of 
the Sayre VORTAC as part of the VOR MON Program and to bring the 
airspace in compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling 
Airspace Matters. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and 
management of IFR operations at these airports.
    Except for an editorial change removing ``JO'' where an FAA Order 
is cited throughout the document, this rule is the same as proposed in 
the NPRM.

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

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

* * * * *

ASW TX E5 Canadian, TX [Amended]

Canadian, Hemphill County Airport, TX
    (Lat. 35[deg]53'42'' N., long. 100[deg]24'14'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Hemphill County Airport, and within 1 
mile either side of the 224[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.5-mile radius to 6.6 miles south of the airport.
* * * * *

ASW TX E5 Wheeler, TX [Amended]

Wheeler Municipal Airport, TX
    (Lat. 35[deg]27'04'' N., long. 100[deg]12'00'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Wheeler Municipal Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 5, 2017.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-22232 Filed 10-13-17; 8:45 am]
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