Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Truckee, CA, 60109-60111 [2017-27209]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Rules and Regulations History On June 20, 2017, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (82 FR 28035) for Docket No. FAA–2017–0459 to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Galt Field Airport, Greenwood/ Wonder Lake, IL. 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 that the exclusionary language contained in the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface airspace description is no longer required and has been removed in this action. Except for an editorial change and the change noted above, this rule is the same as published in the NPRM. 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 designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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 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. 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 6.4-mile radius (reduced from an 8.8-mile radius) of Galt Field Airport, and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. The name of the city associated with the airport has been removed from the airspace description to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Except for the change noted above, the action in this rule is the same as published in the NPRM. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Kenosha VOR as part of the VOR MON Program and to bring the airspace in 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. 16:00 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 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, ■ PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. * * * * * AGL IL E5 Greenwood/Wonder Lake, IL [Amended] Galt Field Airport, IL (Lat. 42°24′10″ N, long. 88°22′30″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of Galt Field Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 8, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–27203 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0565; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–1] Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 The Rule sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Regulatory Notices and Analyses Environmental Review Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference VerDate Sep<11>2014 compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, at this airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for safety and the management of IFR operations at the airport. 60109 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Truckee, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA. This airspace redesign is necessary to support standard instrument approach and departure procedures under instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport due to the commissioning of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport NonFederal Contract Tower and enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The Class E surface area airspace was inadvertently referenced as Class E extension airspace when referring to NOTAM information in the preamble, and was inadvertently omitted from the regulatory text. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 29, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1 60110 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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: ADDRESSES: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES 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 modifies Class D and E airspace at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA, in support of IFR operations at the airport. History On July 28, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 35129) Docket FAA–2017–0565, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class D airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension, amend Class E surface area airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:00 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 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. Changes to the NPRM The FAA has discovered a clerical error in the text of the preamble contained in the Proposal section of the NPRM. The second paragraph incorrectly states: ‘‘The associated Class D airspace and Class E extension airspace areas would be effective during the specific dates and times established, in advance by NOTAM.’’ This sentence is corrected to reference Class D and E surface area airspace. Class E extension airspace would remain in effect continuously. Also, the order of the geographic coordinates after the beginning lat./long. coordinates used to define Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is reversed to assist in cartography and publication. There is no change in the overall dimensions or location of the airspace as listed in the NPRM. 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 establishing Class D airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension, and amending Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA, to support the commissioning of a Non-Federal Contract Tower, and to support standard instrument approach and departure procedures under IFR operations at the airport. Additionally, the following sentences are added to the Class E surface area airspace to designate effective times when the Class D is not in effect: ‘‘This Class E surface area is effective during the specific dates and times established, in advance, by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement.’’ Class D airspace is established upward from the surface to and including 8,400 feet MSL within a 4.2mile radius of Truckee-Tahoe Airport, and includes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time language. Class E surface area airspace, inadvertently omitted from the NPRM, is amended to include the NOTAM parttime language. Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area is established in two segments approximately four (4) miles wide, one extending to approximately 10 miles north, and one 12 miles northwest, of Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The additional language ‘‘extending upward from the surface’’ was added to the regulatory text to improve clarity. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is shifted slightly east to precisely align with the RNAV instrument approach procedures to runways 11 and 02. Also, a small area is expanded north of Truckee-Tahoe Airport to provide controlled airspace for IFR departures using runway 29. 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 E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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. * * * * * AWP CA D Truckee, CA [New] Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 39°19′12″ N, long. 120°08′22″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 8,400 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Truckee-Tahoe Airport. This Class D surface 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. * * * * * where the 279° bearing from Truckee-Tahoe Airport intersects the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to lat. 39°26′41″N, long. 120°20′43″W, to lat. 39°29′27″N, long. 120°16′17″ W, to the point where the 344° bearing from the airport intersects the 4.2-mile radius of the airport, thence counterclockwise along the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning, and that airspace within a line beginning at the point where the 352° bearing from the airport intersects the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to lat. 39°29′18″ N, long. 120°06′57″ W, to lat. 39°28′11″ N, long. 120°01′44″ W, to the point where the 053° bearing from the airport intersects the 4.2mile radius of the airport, thence counterclockwise along the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Truckee, CA [Modified] Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 39°19′12″ N, long. 120°08′22″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a line beginning at lat. 39°26′41″ N, long. 120°20′43″ W, to lat. 39°30′34″ N, long. 120°23′37″ W, to lat. 39°32′45″ N, long. 120°18′59″ W, to lat. 39°29′27″ N, long. 120°16′17″W, thence to the point of beginning; and that airspace within a line beginning at lat. 39°29′18″N, long. 120°06′57″ W, to lat. 39°37′23″ N, long. 120°04′08″ W, to lat. 39°36′17″ N, long. 119°58′54″ W, to lat. 39°28′11″ N, long. 120°01′44″ W, thence to the point of beginning; and that airspace within 1.8 miles each side of a line extending from the point where the Truckee-Tahoe Airport 328° bearing intersects the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to the point on the 348° bearing from the airport extending 6.3 miles northwest of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 11, 2017. Brian J. Johnson, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Skyway Estates History On April 25, 2017, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking [FR Doc. 2017–27209 Filed 12–18–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. Revocation of Class E Airspace; Eaton Rapids, MI * * * AWP CA E4 Truckee, CA [New] Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 39°19′12″ N, long. 120°08′22″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a line beginning at the point VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Dec 18, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0209; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–9] AGENCY: * Airport, Eaton Rapids, MI. The cancellation of the standard instrument approach procedures at the airport has resulted in the airspace no longer being required. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 29, 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 removes Class E airspace no longer required at Skyway Estates Airport, Eaton Rapids, MI. AWP CA E2 Truckee, CA [Amended] Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA (Lat. 39°19′12″ N, long. 120°08′22″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of TruckeeTahoe Airport. This Class E surface 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. * 60111 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27209]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0565; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-1]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Truckee, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace and Class E airspace 
designated as an extension, and modifies Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, 
Truckee, CA. This airspace redesign is necessary to support standard 
instrument approach and departure procedures under instrument flight 
rules (IFR) operations at the airport due to the commissioning of the 
Truckee-Tahoe Airport Non-Federal Contract Tower and enhances the 
safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The Class E 
surface area airspace was inadvertently referenced as Class E extension 
airspace when referring to NOTAM information in the preamble, and was 
inadvertently omitted from the regulatory text.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, March 29, 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.

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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 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 Truckee-Tahoe Airport, 
Truckee, CA, in support of IFR operations at the airport.

History

    On July 28, 2017, the FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 
35129) Docket FAA-2017-0565, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to 
establish Class D airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an 
extension, amend Class E surface area airspace, and modify Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-
Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA. 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.

Changes to the NPRM

    The FAA has discovered a clerical error in the text of the preamble 
contained in the Proposal section of the NPRM. The second paragraph 
incorrectly states: ``The associated Class D airspace and Class E 
extension airspace areas would be effective during the specific dates 
and times established, in advance by NOTAM.'' This sentence is 
corrected to reference Class D and E surface area airspace. Class E 
extension airspace would remain in effect continuously. Also, the order 
of the geographic coordinates after the beginning lat./long. 
coordinates used to define Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface is reversed to assist in cartography and 
publication. There is no change in the overall dimensions or location 
of the airspace as listed in the NPRM.

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 establishing Class D airspace, and Class E airspace 
designated as an extension, and amending Class E surface area airspace 
and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, 
at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA, to support the commissioning of 
a Non-Federal Contract Tower, and to support standard instrument 
approach and departure procedures under IFR operations at the airport. 
Additionally, the following sentences are added to the Class E surface 
area airspace to designate effective times when the Class D is not in 
effect: ``This Class E surface 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.''
    Class D airspace is established upward from the surface to and 
including 8,400 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Truckee-Tahoe 
Airport, and includes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time language.
    Class E surface area airspace, inadvertently omitted from the NPRM, 
is amended to include the NOTAM part-time language.
    Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E 
surface area is established in two segments approximately four (4) 
miles wide, one extending to approximately 10 miles north, and one 12 
miles northwest, of Truckee-Tahoe Airport. The additional language 
``extending upward from the surface'' was added to the regulatory text 
to improve clarity.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
is shifted slightly east to precisely align with the RNAV instrument 
approach procedures to runways 11 and 02. Also, a small area is 
expanded north of Truckee-Tahoe Airport to provide controlled airspace 
for IFR departures using runway 29.

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

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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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

AWP CA D Truckee, CA [New]

Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 39[deg]19'12'' N, long. 120[deg]08'22'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
8,400 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Truckee-Tahoe Airport. 
This Class D surface 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.

* * * * *

AWP CA E2 Truckee, CA [Amended]

Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 39[deg]19'12'' N, long. 120[deg]08'22'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-
mile radius of Truckee-Tahoe Airport. This Class E surface 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.

* * * * *

AWP CA E4 Truckee, CA [New]

Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 39[deg]19'12'' N, long. 120[deg]08'22'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a line 
beginning at the point where the 279[deg] bearing from Truckee-Tahoe 
Airport intersects the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to lat. 
39[deg]26'41''N, long. 120[deg]20'43''W, to lat. 39[deg]29'27''N, 
long. 120[deg]16'17'' W, to the point where the 344[deg] bearing 
from the airport intersects the 4.2-mile radius of the airport, 
thence counterclockwise along the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 
the point of beginning, and that airspace within a line beginning at 
the point where the 352[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 
4.2-mile radius of the airport to lat. 39[deg]29'18'' N, long. 
120[deg]06'57'' W, to lat. 39[deg]28'11'' N, long. 120[deg]01'44'' 
W, to the point where the 053[deg] bearing from the airport 
intersects the 4.2-mile radius of the airport, thence 
counterclockwise along the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to the 
point of beginning.

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

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AWP CA E5 Truckee, CA [Modified]

Truckee-Tahoe Airport, CA
    (Lat. 39[deg]19'12'' N, long. 120[deg]08'22'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a line beginning at lat. 39[deg]26'41'' N, long. 
120[deg]20'43'' W, to lat. 39[deg]30'34'' N, long. 120[deg]23'37'' 
W, to lat. 39[deg]32'45'' N, long. 120[deg]18'59'' W, to lat. 
39[deg]29'27'' N, long. 120[deg]16'17''W, thence to the point of 
beginning; and that airspace within a line beginning at lat. 
39[deg]29'18''N, long. 120[deg]06'57'' W, to lat. 39[deg]37'23'' N, 
long. 120[deg]04'08'' W, to lat. 39[deg]36'17'' N, long. 
119[deg]58'54'' W, to lat. 39[deg]28'11'' N, long. 120[deg]01'44'' 
W, thence to the point of beginning; and that airspace within 1.8 
miles each side of a line extending from the point where the 
Truckee-Tahoe Airport 328[deg] bearing intersects the 4.2-mile 
radius of the airport to the point on the 348[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending 6.3 miles northwest of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 11, 2017.
Brian J. Johnson,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2017-27209 Filed 12-18-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P