Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pueblo, CO, 55943-55945 [2017-25310]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 226 / Monday, November 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedure when the agency for ‘‘good cause’’ finds that these procedures are ‘‘impracticable, or contrary to the public interest.’’ As published, the omission of the word ‘‘radius’’ in this regulation may prove to be misleading. Accordingly, action is taken herein to add the word ‘‘radius’’ to the airspace description for Hawthorne Industrial Airport, therefore, in the interest of flight safety, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Section 553(d) of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to determine an effective date of less than 30 days after publication for good cause found and published with the rule. In consideration of the need to correct the airspace description for Hawthorne Industrial Airport and to avoid confusion on the part of pilots flying in the vicinity of airport, the FAA finds good cause for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days in order to promote the safe and efficient handling of air traffic in the area. that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. 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. [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, effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Airspace. Class E Surface Area * Regulatory Notices and Analyses * * * * AWP NV E5 Hawthorne, NV [Amended] Hawthorne Industrial Airport, NV (Lat. 38°32′42″ N., long. 118°37′57″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 3.6-mile radius of Hawthorne Industrial Airport and within 2 miles each side of a line extending from lat. 38°32′25″ N., long. 118°37′26″ W.; to lat. 38°28′43″ N., long. 118°27′48″ W.; to lat. 38°28′49″ N., long. 118°24′19″ W.; to lat. 38°32′06″ N., long. 118°18′07″ W. Environmental Review pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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. 14 CFR Part 71 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Nov 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 15, 2017. Brian J. Johnson, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–25420 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2017–0666; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–15] Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pueblo, CO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO. Also, the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) information is removed from Class E airspace designated as an extension, and the geographic coordinates for Pueblo Memorial Airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas are amended to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. A biennial review found these changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. An editorial change also is made to the Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace legal descriptions replacing ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement.’’ 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 this material 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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 § 71.1 55943 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 E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 55944 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 226 / Monday, November 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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 modifies Class D and E airspace at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO, in support of instrument flight rules operations at the airport. History On August 3, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 36103) Docket FAA–2017–0666, a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO. 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 D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 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 E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO. Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace are reduced to within a 5.1-mile radius (from 5.6 miles) of Pueblo Memorial Airport. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Nov 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area east of the airport is modified to a 7.2 mile wide segment (from 7 miles) extending to 11.3 miles (from 11.4 miles) east of the airport; the segment west of the airport is removed as it is not necessary to support current operations; and a segment is established north of the airport within 1.6 miles west and 1.3 miles east of the 358° bearing from the airport extending from the 5.1 mile radius to 6.7 miles north of the airport. Also, this action eliminates the following language from the legal description of Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at the airport: ‘‘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 Airport/Facility Directory,’’ since the airspace remains in effect full time. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet is reduced to within a 7.6mile radius of the Pueblo Memorial Airport with extensions to 12 miles north and 12.3 miles east of the airport (from a 21.8-mile radius with an extension to 28.2 miles east). Also, this action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface since the airspace is wholly contained within the Denver Class E en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary. Additionally, this action updates the geographic coordinates for Pueblo Memorial Airport and replaces the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ in the associated Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions. This airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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. 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANM CO D Pueblo, CO [Amended] Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (Lat. 38°17′24″ N., long. 104°29′53″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 7,200 feet MSL within a 5.1-mile radius of Pueblo Memorial Airport. 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 CO E2 Pueblo, CO [Amended] Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (Lat. 38°17′24″ N., long. 104°29′53″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.1-mile radius of Pueblo E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 226 / Monday, November 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Memorial Airport. This Class E 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 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * States during the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats. During the enforcement period, and in accordance with previously issued special local regulations, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY The regulation in 33 CFR 100.701, Table to § 100.701, Item (g)(6) will be enforced on December 9, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. AGENCY: ANM CO E4 Pueblo, CO [Amended] Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (Lat. 38°17′24″ N., long. 104°29′53″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 3.6 miles each side of the 081° bearing from Pueblo Memorial Airport extending from the 5.1mile radius of the airport to 11.3 miles east of the airport, and within 1.6 miles west and 1.3 miles east of the 358° bearing from the airport extending from the 5.1-mile radius of the airport to 6.7 miles north of the airport. DATES: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: * * * * * ANM CO E5 Pueblo, CO [Amended] Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO (Lat. 38°17′24″ N., long. 104°29′53″ W.) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.6-mile radius of Pueblo Memorial Airport, and within 2.2 miles west and 1.8 miles east of the 358° bearing from the airport extending to 12 miles north of the airport, and within 3.8 miles each side of the 081° bearing from the airport extending to 12.3 miles east of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 14, 2017. Brian J. Johnson, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–25310 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 100 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0944] Special Local Regulations; Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats, Charleston, SC Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of enforcement of regulation. AGENCY: pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES ACTION: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation pertaining to the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats on December 9, 2017. This action is necessary to ensure safety of life on navigable waters of the United SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Nov 24, 2017 Jkt 244001 55945 If you have questions about this notice of enforcement, call or email LT Justin Heck, Sector Charleston Office of Waterways Management, Coast Guard; telephone (843) 740–3184, email Justin.C.Heck@uscg.mil. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation for the Charleston Harbor Christmas Parade of Boats in the Table to 33 CFR 100.701, item (g)(6), from 4 p.m. through 8 p.m. on December 9, 2017. Under the provisions of 33 CFR 100.701, no vessels or people may enter into, transit through, anchor in, or remain within the regulated area, unless authorized to do so by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative. Only event sponsors, designated participants, and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the regulated area. This rule creates a regulated area that will encompass a portion of the waterways during the parade transit from Charleston Harbor Anchorage A through Bennis Reach, Horse Reach, Hog Island Reach, Town Creek Lower Reach, Ashley River, and finishing at City Marina. Spectator vessels may safely transit outside the regulated area, but may not anchor in, block, loiter in, or impede the transit of parade participants or official patrol vessels. The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, State, or local law enforcement agencies in enforcing this regulation. This notice of enforcement is issued under authority of 33 CFR 100.701 and 5 U.S.C. 552 (a). The Coast Guard will provide notice of the regulated areas by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and on-scene designated representatives. Dated: November 20, 2017. J.W. Reed, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Charleston. [FR Doc. 2017–25533 Filed 11–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0595] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Jamaica Bay, Queens, NY Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation; cancellation. ACTION: The Coast Guard is canceling the temporary deviation concerning the Marine Parkway (Gil Hodges) Bridge across the Rockaway Inlet, mile 3.0, at Queens, NY. The deviation cancellation is necessary to accommodate Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) (the bridge owner) unexpected emergency repairs requiring a complete closure of the Bridge and an extension of time for their completion. This cancellation is necessary so a temporary interim rule may be approved due to the requested extension exceeding the 180 day limit for deviations. Existing federal regulations do not allow back-to-back deviations. DATES: The temporary deviation published on July 6, 2017 (82 FR 31255), is cancelled as of 12:01 a.m. on November 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0595 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Judy K. LeungYee, Bridge Management Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 212–514– 4336, email Judy.K.Leung-Yee@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 6, 2017, we published a temporary deviation entitled, ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Marine Parkway Bridge, Jamaica Bay, Queens, NY’’ in the Federal Register (82 FR 31255). The temporary deviation concerned the bridge owner’s rehabilitation work associated with the replacement of lift span machinery. This deviation from the operating regulations was authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. During the recent replacement/ rehabilitation of lift span systems, water was discovered inside the power and communication cables from the main electrical rooms on the lower level of the towers to the machinery rooms at the tops of the towers. In addition, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0666; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-15]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pueblo, CO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface area 
airspace, and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO. Also, the part-time Notice to 
Airmen (NOTAM) information is removed from Class E airspace designated 
as an extension, and the geographic coordinates for Pueblo Memorial 
Airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas are amended to 
match the FAA's aeronautical database. A biennial review found these 
changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety 
and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the 
National Airspace System. An editorial change also is made to the Class 
D airspace and Class E surface area airspace legal descriptions 
replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart 
Supplement.''

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 this material 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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4511.

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

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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 modifies Class D and E airspace at Pueblo Memorial 
Airport, Pueblo, CO, in support of instrument flight rules operations 
at the airport.

History

    On August 3, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 
36103) Docket FAA-2017-0666, a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify 
Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace 
designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO. 
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 D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, 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 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

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, 
Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Pueblo Memorial 
Airport, Pueblo, CO.
    Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace are reduced to 
within a 5.1-mile radius (from 5.6 miles) of Pueblo Memorial Airport.
    The Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or 
Class E surface area east of the airport is modified to a 7.2 mile wide 
segment (from 7 miles) extending to 11.3 miles (from 11.4 miles) east 
of the airport; the segment west of the airport is removed as it is not 
necessary to support current operations; and a segment is established 
north of the airport within 1.6 miles west and 1.3 miles east of the 
358[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 5.1 mile radius to 
6.7 miles north of the airport.
    Also, this action eliminates the following language from the legal 
description of Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D 
or Class E surface area at the airport: ``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 Airport/Facility Directory,'' since the 
airspace remains in effect full time.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet is reduced to 
within a 7.6-mile radius of the Pueblo Memorial Airport with extensions 
to 12 miles north and 12.3 miles east of the airport (from a 21.8-mile 
radius with an extension to 28.2 miles east). Also, this action removes 
Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
since the airspace is wholly contained within the Denver Class E en 
route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
    Additionally, this action updates the geographic coordinates for 
Pueblo Memorial Airport and replaces the outdated term ``Airport/
Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the 
associated Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions. This 
airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport.

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, 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 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.

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

0
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]

0
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.

* * * * *

ANM CO D Pueblo, CO [Amended]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'24'' N., long. 104[deg]29'53'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
7,200 feet MSL within a 5.1-mile radius of Pueblo Memorial Airport. 
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 CO E2 Pueblo, CO [Amended]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'24'' N., long. 104[deg]29'53'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.1-
mile radius of Pueblo

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Memorial Airport. This Class E 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 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

ANM CO E4 Pueblo, CO [Amended]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'24'' N., long. 104[deg]29'53'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within 3.6 miles each side of the 081[deg] bearing from Pueblo 
Memorial Airport extending from the 5.1-mile radius of the airport 
to 11.3 miles east of the airport, and within 1.6 miles west and 1.3 
miles east of the 358[deg] bearing from the airport extending from 
the 5.1-mile radius of the airport to 6.7 miles north of the 
airport.

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

* * * * *

ANM CO E5 Pueblo, CO [Amended]

Pueblo Memorial Airport, CO
    (Lat. 38[deg]17'24'' N., long. 104[deg]29'53'' W.)

    That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 
7.6-mile radius of Pueblo Memorial Airport, and within 2.2 miles 
west and 1.8 miles east of the 358[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending to 12 miles north of the airport, and within 3.8 miles 
each side of the 081[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 12.3 
miles east of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 14, 2017.
Brian J. Johnson,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-25310 Filed 11-24-17; 8:45 am]
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