Amendment of Multiple Restricted Areas; Vandenberg AFB, CA, 51344-51345 [2017-24103]

Download as PDF 51344 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 30, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–24014 Filed 11–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0985 Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–21] Amendment of Multiple Restricted Areas; Vandenberg AFB, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: This action makes minor adjustments to the boundary descriptions of restricted areas R–2516, R–2517, R–2534A and R–2534B; Vandenberg AFB, CA. The changes are necessary as a result of the FAA using updated digital data that defines maritime limits and other geophysical features used in the boundary descriptions. This requires minor changes to certain latitude/longitude points in the boundary descriptions of the above restricted areas to match the updated digital data. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, February 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Ready, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 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 since it makes minor updates to certain VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 boundary coordinates for restricted areas R–2516, R–2517, R–2534A and R– 2534B; Vandenberg AFB, CA, to match updated digital shoreline data received from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Background Some restricted area boundary descriptions use maritime limits, such as the shoreline of the U.S., to identify the shape of the area (e.g., ‘‘3 nautical miles from and parallel to the shoreline’’). These boundary descriptions contain latitude/longitude coordinates that were intended to either join, or run parallel to, the shoreline. For a variety of reasons, maritime limits change over time. The FAA has received updated digital data for maritime limits from NOAA. Digital data is more precise than measurements used in the past. The FAA, through the implementation of its data-driven charting process, was able to utilize this new data to accurately update the U.S. maritime limit boundaries used for aeronautical charting. Prior to the update, the maritime limit boundary data used for charting were over 25 years old. In applying the updated data, FAA found that some restricted area boundary descriptions, that were based on the maritime limits, did not correspond to the updated shoreline data. Consequently, there are minor mismatches between some restricted area latitude/longitude coordinates and the actual shoreline position. This rulemaking action updates the affected boundary coordinates of restricted areas R–2516, R–2517, R– 2534A and R–2534B, in California to maintain the intended shape of the airspace in relation to the U.S. shoreline and to improve their representations on aeronautical charts. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 to make minor adjustments to certain latitude/longitude coordinates in the descriptions of restricted areas R–2516, R–2517, R–2534A and R–2534B, in California. The changes are necessary as a result of the FAA using digital data for aeronautical charting. This more precise digital plotting of points revealed minor mismatches between some of the current restricted area boundary coordinates and the more accurate digital data for those points. The specific restricted area boundary updates are shown below: R–2516: The point ‘‘lat. 35°00′00″ N., long. 120°42′04″ W.’’ is changed to ‘‘lat. 35°00′06″ N., long. 120°42′12″ W.’’ and the point ‘‘lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 120°40′22″ W.’’ is changed to ‘‘lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°40′01″ W.’’ These changes reflect updated digital shoreline data. R–2517: The point ‘‘lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°40′22″ W.’’ is changed to ‘‘lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°40′01″ W.’’ and the point ‘‘lat. 34°24′00″ N., long. 120°30′04″ W.’’ is changed to ‘‘lat. 34°24′04″ N., long. 120°29′51″ W.’’ These changes reflect updated digital shoreline data. R–2534A: The point ‘‘lat. 34°25′10″ N., long. 120°15′34″ W.’’ is changed to ‘‘lat. 34°25′00″ N., long. 120°15′34″ W.’’ and the point ‘‘lat. 34°24′40″ N., long. 120°19′14″ W.’’ is changed to ‘‘lat. 34°24′39″ N., long. 120°19′13″ W.’’ These changes reflect updated digital shoreline data. R–2534B: The point ‘‘lat. 34°24′40″ N., long. 120°19′14″ W.’’ is changed to ‘‘lat. 34°24′39″ N., long. 120°19′13″ W.’’ These changes reflect updated digital shoreline data. These minor editorial changes update existing restricted area boundaries with more precise digital information. It does not affect the location, designated altitudes, or activities conducted within the restricted areas; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this action 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 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– 6.5d, modification of the technical description of special use airspace (SUA) that does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, or times of designation of the airspace. This E:\FR\FM\06NOR1.SGM 06NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Rules and Regulations airspace action makes minor updates to certain boundary coordinates of restricted areas R–2516, R–2517, R– 2534A and R–2534B; Vandenberg AFB, CA, to match the digital shoreline data received from the NOAA Administration. This ensures that the affected boundaries continue to match the NOAA-defined position of the U.S. shoreline. It does not alter the location, altitudes, or activities conducted within the airspace; therefore, it 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 73 Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas. Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows: Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34°38′35″ N., long. 120°31′24″ W.; to lat. 34°35′45″ N., long. 120°28′14″ W.; to lat. 34°36′20″ N., long. 120°27′24″ W.; to lat. 34°30′00″ N., long. 120°15′34″ W.; to lat. 34°25′00″ N., long. 120°15′34″ W.; thence 3 NM from and parallel to the shoreline to lat. 34°24′39″ N., long. 120°19′13″ W.; to the point of beginning. R–2534B Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended] By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following: Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34°38′35″ N., long. 120°31′24″ W.; to lat. 34°24′39″ N., long. 120°19′13″ W.; to lat. 34°25′00″ N., long. 120°27′04″ W.; to lat. 34°35′00″ N., long. 120°32′04″ W.; to the point of beginning. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017. Rodger A. Dean, Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2017–24103 Filed 11–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 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. Food and Drug Administration § 73.25 [Docket No. FDA–2017–D–5996] [Amended] 2. Section 73.25 is amended as follows: * * * * * ■ Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES R–2516 Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended] By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following: Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 35°00′06″ N., long. 120°42′12″ W.; to lat. 34°54′00″ N., long. 120°33′04″ W.; to lat. 34°50′00″ N., long. 120°32′04″ W.; to lat. 34°46′00″ N., long. 120°27′04″ W.; to lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°30′04″ W.; to lat. 34°38′35″ N., long. 120°31′24″ W.; to lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°34′34″ W.; to lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°40′01″ W.; thence 3 NM from and parallel to the shoreline to the point of beginning. R–2517 Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended] By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following: Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°40′01″ W.; to lat. 34°42′00″ N., long. 120°34′34″ W.; to lat. 34°38′35″ N., long. 120°31′24″ W.; to lat. 34°35′00″ N., long. 120°32′04″ W.; to lat. 34°25′00″ N., long. 120°27′04″ W.; to lat. 34°24′04″ N., long. 120°29′51″ W.; thence 3 NM from and parallel to the shoreline to the point of beginning. * * * * * R–2534A Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended] By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 21 CFR Parts 1, 117, and 507 Supply-Chain Program Requirements and Co-Manufacturer Supplier Approval and Verification for Human Food and Animal Food: Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notification of availability. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ‘‘SupplyChain Program Requirements and CoManufacturer Supplier Approval and Verification for Human Food and Animal Food.’’ The guidance announces that we do not intend to take enforcement action against a receiving facility that is a co-manufacturer and that is not in compliance with certain supply-chain program requirements in the ‘‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and RiskBased Preventive Controls for Human Food’’ and ‘‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals’’ regulations (preventive controls regulations) for food manufactured for the brand owner, under certain SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51345 circumstances, until November 6, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 213 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 51344-51345]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24103]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0985 Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-21]


Amendment of Multiple Restricted Areas; Vandenberg AFB, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action makes minor adjustments to the boundary 
descriptions of restricted areas R-2516, R-2517, R-2534A and R-2534B; 
Vandenberg AFB, CA. The changes are necessary as a result of the FAA 
using updated digital data that defines maritime limits and other 
geophysical features used in the boundary descriptions. This requires 
minor changes to certain latitude/longitude points in the boundary 
descriptions of the above restricted areas to match the updated digital 
data.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, February 1, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Ready, 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 
since it makes minor updates to certain boundary coordinates for 
restricted areas R-2516, R-2517, R-2534A and R-2534B; Vandenberg AFB, 
CA, to match updated digital shoreline data received from the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Background

    Some restricted area boundary descriptions use maritime limits, 
such as the shoreline of the U.S., to identify the shape of the area 
(e.g., ``3 nautical miles from and parallel to the shoreline''). These 
boundary descriptions contain latitude/longitude coordinates that were 
intended to either join, or run parallel to, the shoreline.
    For a variety of reasons, maritime limits change over time. The FAA 
has received updated digital data for maritime limits from NOAA. 
Digital data is more precise than measurements used in the past. The 
FAA, through the implementation of its data-driven charting process, 
was able to utilize this new data to accurately update the U.S. 
maritime limit boundaries used for aeronautical charting. Prior to the 
update, the maritime limit boundary data used for charting were over 25 
years old. In applying the updated data, FAA found that some restricted 
area boundary descriptions, that were based on the maritime limits, did 
not correspond to the updated shoreline data. Consequently, there are 
minor mismatches between some restricted area latitude/longitude 
coordinates and the actual shoreline position.
    This rulemaking action updates the affected boundary coordinates of 
restricted areas R-2516, R-2517, R-2534A and R-2534B, in California to 
maintain the intended shape of the airspace in relation to the U.S. 
shoreline and to improve their representations on aeronautical charts.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 73 to make minor adjustments to certain latitude/longitude 
coordinates in the descriptions of restricted areas R-2516, R-2517, R-
2534A and R-2534B, in California. The changes are necessary as a result 
of the FAA using digital data for aeronautical charting. This more 
precise digital plotting of points revealed minor mismatches between 
some of the current restricted area boundary coordinates and the more 
accurate digital data for those points. The specific restricted area 
boundary updates are shown below:
    R-2516: The point ``lat. 35[deg]00'00'' N., long. 120[deg]42'04'' 
W.'' is changed to ``lat. 35[deg]00'06'' N., long. 120[deg]42'12'' W.'' 
and the point ``lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]40'22'' W.'' is 
changed to ``lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]40'01'' W.'' These 
changes reflect updated digital shoreline data.
    R-2517: The point ``lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]40'22'' 
W.'' is changed to ``lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]40'01'' W.'' 
and the point ``lat. 34[deg]24'00'' N., long. 120[deg]30'04'' W.'' is 
changed to ``lat. 34[deg]24'04'' N., long. 120[deg]29'51'' W.'' These 
changes reflect updated digital shoreline data.
    R-2534A: The point ``lat. 34[deg]25'10'' N., long. 120[deg]15'34'' 
W.'' is changed to ``lat. 34[deg]25'00'' N., long. 120[deg]15'34'' W.'' 
and the point ``lat. 34[deg]24'40'' N., long. 120[deg]19'14'' W.'' is 
changed to ``lat. 34[deg]24'39'' N., long. 120[deg]19'13'' W.'' These 
changes reflect updated digital shoreline data.
    R-2534B: The point ``lat. 34[deg]24'40'' N., long. 120[deg]19'14'' 
W.'' is changed to ``lat. 34[deg]24'39'' N., long. 120[deg]19'13'' W.'' 
These changes reflect updated digital shoreline data.
    These minor editorial changes update existing restricted area 
boundaries with more precise digital information. It does not affect 
the location, designated altitudes, or activities conducted within the 
restricted areas; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) are unnecessary.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this action 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 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 5-6.5d, modification of the technical description of special 
use airspace (SUA) that does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, or 
times of designation of the airspace. This

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airspace action makes minor updates to certain boundary coordinates of 
restricted areas R-2516, R-2517, R-2534A and R-2534B; Vandenberg AFB, 
CA, to match the digital shoreline data received from the NOAA 
Administration. This ensures that the affected boundaries continue to 
match the NOAA-defined position of the U.S. shoreline. It does not 
alter the location, altitudes, or activities conducted within the 
airspace; therefore, it 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 73

    Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas.

Adoption of the 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.  73.25  [Amended]

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2. Section 73.25 is amended as follows:
* * * * *

R-2516 Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended]

    By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following:
    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 35[deg]00'06'' N., long. 
120[deg]42'12'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]54'00'' N., long. 120[deg]33'04'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]50'00'' N., long. 120[deg]32'04'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]46'00'' N., long. 120[deg]27'04'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]30'04'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]38'35'' N., long. 120[deg]31'24'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]34'34'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]40'01'' W.;
    thence 3 NM from and parallel to the shoreline to the point of 
beginning.

R-2517 Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended]

    By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following:
    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 
120[deg]40'01'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]42'00'' N., long. 120[deg]34'34'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]38'35'' N., long. 120[deg]31'24'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]35'00'' N., long. 120[deg]32'04'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]25'00'' N., long. 120[deg]27'04'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]24'04'' N., long. 120[deg]29'51'' W.;
    thence 3 NM from and parallel to the shoreline to the point of 
beginning.
* * * * *

R-2534A Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended]

    By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following:
    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34[deg]38'35'' N., long. 
120[deg]31'24'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]35'45'' N., long. 120[deg]28'14'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]36'20'' N., long. 120[deg]27'24'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]30'00'' N., long. 120[deg]15'34'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]25'00'' N., long. 120[deg]15'34'' W.;
    thence 3 NM from and parallel to the shoreline
    to lat. 34[deg]24'39'' N., long. 120[deg]19'13'' W.;
    to the point of beginning.

R-2534B Vandenberg AFB, CA [Amended]

    By removing the current boundaries and inserting the following:
    Boundaries. Beginning at lat. 34[deg]38'35'' N., long. 
120[deg]31'24'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]24'39'' N., long. 120[deg]19'13'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]25'00'' N., long. 120[deg]27'04'' W.;
    to lat. 34[deg]35'00'' N., long. 120[deg]32'04'' W.;
    to the point of beginning.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 31, 2017.
Rodger A. Dean, Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2017-24103 Filed 11-3-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P