Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, OR, 7428-7430 [2018-03408]

Download as PDF 7428 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules Bulletin 737–57A1338 RB, dated September 25, 2017. Note 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD: Guidance for accomplishing the actions required by this AD can be found in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1338, dated September 25, 2017, which is referred to in Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin 737– 57A1338 RB, dated September 25, 2017. (i) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications For purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of this AD: Where Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin 737– 57A1338 RB, dated September 25, 2017, uses the phrase ‘‘the original issue date of Requirements Bulletin 737–57A1338 RB,’’ this AD requires using ‘‘the effective date of this AD.’’ (j) Terminating Action for Requirements of AD 2013–09–02 Accomplishment of the requirements specified in paragraph (h) of this AD terminates all of the requirements specified in AD 2013–09–02. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS (k) Parts Installation Limitation As of the effective date of this AD, no person may install, on any airplane, a wing outboard flap track having a part number listed in paragraph 1.B. of Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin 737–57A1338 RB, dated September 25, 2017, unless the inspections and corrective actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin 737– 57A1338 RB, dated September 25, 2017, are accomplished prior to the part’s installation on the airplane. (l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9ANM-LAACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (m) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Payman Soltani, Aerospace Engineer, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Airframe Section, FAA, Los Angeles ACO Branch, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627– 5313; fax: 562–627–5210; email: payman.soltani@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 12, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–03433 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1034; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–23] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. After a biennial review the FAA found modification necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, an editorial change would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations. Also, this proposal would make an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1–800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2017–1034; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–23, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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: 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 would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR to support IFR operations at the airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM 21FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2017–1034; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–23’’. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. Class D airspace would be modified to a 4-mile radius of the airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 4mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport (from a 4.2-mile radius of the airport from the 64° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 142° bearing, extending to a 5-mile radius from the 142° bearing clockwise to the 64° bearing from the airport). Two excluded area cutouts for Lenhardt Airpark and McGee Airport, respectively, (both nearby satellite general aviation airports) would be modified by excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°11′51″ N, long. 122°45′45″ W; to lat. 45°12′50″ N, long. 122°44′34″ W; to the point where the 142° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 174° bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning; and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°15′37″ N, long. 122°51′14″ W; to the point where the 235° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281° bearing, thence to the point of beginning’’ (from ‘‘excluding that airspace below 1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from the airport from the 142° bearing clockwise to the 174° bearing, and that airspace below 1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from the airport from the 250° bearing clockwise to the 266° bearing from the airport.’’ The modification of the excluded areas within the Class D provides additional airspace for visual flight rules operations at the satellite airports while maintaining the required airspace to support IFR operations at Aurora State Airport. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. Class E surface area airspace would be modified to be coincident with the dimensions of the Class D airspace except no exclusion would be provided in the vicinity of Lenhardt Airpark (‘‘excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°11′51″ N, long. 122°45′45″ W; to lat. 45°12′50″ N, long. 122°44′34″ W; to PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7429 the point where the 142° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 174° bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning’’). Class E surface area airspace is required within this Class D cutout to ensure Class E weather requirements exist from the surface and protect IFR arrival operations to Aurora State Airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet would be modified to within a 6.5-mile radius (from a 7-mile radius) from the airport 043° bearing clockwise to the airport 350° bearing and within a 9-mile radius (from a 6.5mile radius) from the airport 350° bearing clockwise to the airport 043° bearing, and within 1.6 miles each side of a 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 9-mile radius of the airport to 20.6 miles north of the airport (from within 1.6 miles either side of the 007° bearing from airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 20 miles northeast of the airport), and within 1.8 miles each side of a line extending from lat. 45°21′12″ N, long. 122°58′41″ W, to lat. 45°19′20″ N, long. 122°49′07″ W (from within 1.2 miles either side of the 306° bearing from airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 10.9 miles northwest of the airport). A graphic illustration of the proposed airspace will be entered into Docket No. FAA–2017–1034, and available for download under the ‘‘Supporting/ Related Materials’’ section. The airport designations for the Class D and E airspace areas also would be amended by removing the name of the city associated with the airport to be in compliance with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, effective October 12, 2017. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM 21FEP1 7430 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. * Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ [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: ■ daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANM OR D Aurora, OR [Amended] Aurora State Airport, OR (Lat. 45°14′50″ N, long. 122°46′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Aurora State Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport, excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°11′51″ N, long. 122°45′45″ W; to lat. 45°12′50″ N, long. 122°44′34″ W; to the point where the 142° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 * * * Aurora, OR [Amended] Aurora State Airport, OR (Lat. 45°14′50″ N, long. 122°46′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius of Aurora State Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport, excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°15′37″ N, long. 122°51′14″ W; to the point where the 235° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281° bearing, thence to the point of beginning. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * 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. Paragraph 5000 * ANM OR E2 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 § 71.1 radius to the 174° bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning, and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°15′37″ N, long. 122°51′14″ W; to the point where the 235° bearing from the airport intersects the 4mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281° bearing, thence to the point of beginning. 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. * * ANM OR E5 * * Aurora, OR [Amended] Aurora State Airport, OR (Lat. 45°14′50″ N, long. 122°46′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 9-mile radius of the Aurora State Airport from a 350° bearing from the airport clockwise to a 043° bearing from the airport, and within a 6.5mile radius of the airport from the airport 043° bearing clockwise to the airport 350° bearing, and within 1.6 miles each side of a 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 9-mile radius of the airport to 20.6 miles north of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of a line extending from lat. 45°21′12″ N, long. 122°58′41″ W; to lat. 45°19′20″ N, long. 122°49′07″ W. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 7, 2018. B.G. Chew, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–03408 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1148; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–30] Proposed Removal of Class E Airspace; Mercury, NV Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Desert Rock Airport, Mercury, NV. This airspace is not required, as there are no instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 9, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1 (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2017–1148; Airspace Docket No. 17– AWP–30, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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: 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: E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM 21FEP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1034; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-23]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E 
surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. After a 
biennial review the FAA found modification necessary to accommodate 
airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight 
rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, an editorial 
change would be made removing the city associated with the airport name 
in the airspace designations. Also, this proposal would make an 
editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing 
Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 9, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 
1-800-647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2017-1034; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-23, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    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: 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 would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Aurora State Airport, 
Aurora, OR to support IFR operations at the airport.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments

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are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, 
economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2017-1034; 
Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-23''. The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 
98057.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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 Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E 
surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR.
    Class D airspace would be modified to a 4-mile radius of the 
airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 007[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the 
airport (from a 4.2-mile radius of the airport from the 64[deg] bearing 
from the airport clockwise to the 142[deg] bearing, extending to a 5-
mile radius from the 142[deg] bearing clockwise to the 64[deg] bearing 
from the airport). Two excluded area cutouts for Lenhardt Airpark and 
McGee Airport, respectively, (both nearby satellite general aviation 
airports) would be modified by excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet 
MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45[deg]11'51'' N, long. 
122[deg]45'45'' W; to lat. 45[deg]12'50'' N, long. 122[deg]44'34'' W; 
to the point where the 142[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 
4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile 
radius to the 174[deg] bearing from the airport, thence to the point of 
beginning; and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the 
area bounded by lat. 45[deg]15'37'' N, long. 122[deg]51'14'' W; to the 
point where the 235[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile 
radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius 
to the airport 281[deg] bearing, thence to the point of beginning'' 
(from ``excluding that airspace below 1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from 
the airport from the 142[deg] bearing clockwise to the 174[deg] 
bearing, and that airspace below 1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from the 
airport from the 250[deg] bearing clockwise to the 266[deg] bearing 
from the airport.'' The modification of the excluded areas within the 
Class D provides additional airspace for visual flight rules operations 
at the satellite airports while maintaining the required airspace to 
support IFR operations at Aurora State Airport. Also, an editorial 
change would be made to the Class D airspace legal description 
replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
    Class E surface area airspace would be modified to be coincident 
with the dimensions of the Class D airspace except no exclusion would 
be provided in the vicinity of Lenhardt Airpark (``excluding that 
airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 
45[deg]11'51'' N, long. 122[deg]45'45'' W; to lat. 45[deg]12'50'' N, 
long. 122[deg]44'34'' W; to the point where the 142[deg] bearing from 
the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence 
clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 174[deg] bearing from 
the airport, thence to the point of beginning''). Class E surface area 
airspace is required within this Class D cutout to ensure Class E 
weather requirements exist from the surface and protect IFR arrival 
operations to Aurora State Airport.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet would be modified 
to within a 6.5-mile radius (from a 7-mile radius) from the airport 
043[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 350[deg] bearing and within a 
9-mile radius (from a 6.5-mile radius) from the airport 350[deg] 
bearing clockwise to the airport 043[deg] bearing, and within 1.6 miles 
each side of a 007[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 9-
mile radius of the airport to 20.6 miles north of the airport (from 
within 1.6 miles either side of the 007[deg] bearing from airport 
extending from the 7-mile radius to 20 miles northeast of the airport), 
and within 1.8 miles each side of a line extending from lat. 
45[deg]21'12'' N, long. 122[deg]58'41'' W, to lat. 45[deg]19'20'' N, 
long. 122[deg]49'07'' W (from within 1.2 miles either side of the 
306[deg] bearing from airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 10.9 
miles northwest of the airport).
    A graphic illustration of the proposed airspace will be entered 
into Docket No. FAA-2017-1034, and available for download under the 
``Supporting/Related Materials'' section.
    The airport designations for the Class D and E airspace areas also 
would be amended by removing the name of the city associated with the 
airport to be in compliance with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, 
Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, effective October 12, 2017.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6002, 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.

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

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``significant rule'' under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 
FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a 
regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since 
this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures 
and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, 
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and 
effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ANM OR D Aurora, OR [Amended]

Aurora State Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]14'50'' N, long. 122[deg]46'12'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Aurora State Airport and 
within 1.8 miles each side of the 007[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport, 
excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded 
by lat. 45[deg]11'51'' N, long. 122[deg]45'45'' W; to lat. 
45[deg]12'50'' N, long. 122[deg]44'34'' W; to the point where the 
142[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of 
the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 
174[deg] bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning, 
and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area 
bounded by lat. 45[deg]15'37'' N, long. 122[deg]51'14'' W; to the 
point where the 235[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 4-
mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-
mile radius to the airport 281[deg] bearing, thence to the point of 
beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ANM OR E2 Aurora, OR [Amended]

Aurora State Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]14'50'' N, long. 122[deg]46'12'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile 
radius of Aurora State Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 
007[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4-mile radius 
to 5.1 miles north of the airport, excluding that airspace below 
1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45[deg]15'37'' N, 
long. 122[deg]51'14'' W; to the point where the 235[deg] bearing 
from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence 
clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281[deg] 
bearing, thence to the point of beginning.

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

* * * * *

ANM OR E5 Aurora, OR [Amended]

Aurora State Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]14'50'' N, long. 122[deg]46'12'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 9-mile radius of the Aurora State Airport from a 350[deg] 
bearing from the airport clockwise to a 043[deg] bearing from the 
airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of the airport from the 
airport 043[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 350[deg] bearing, 
and within 1.6 miles each side of a 007[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 9-mile radius of the airport to 20.6 
miles north of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of a line 
extending from lat. 45[deg]21'12'' N, long. 122[deg]58'41'' W; to 
lat. 45[deg]19'20'' N, long. 122[deg]49'07'' W.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 7, 2018.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-03408 Filed 2-20-18; 8:45 am]
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