Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI, 7433-7435 [2018-03411]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is noncontroversial 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed 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. 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: ■ 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, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 17:45 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Sunol, CA [Removed] Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 7, 2018. B.G. Chew, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–03406 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–2017–1145; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–19] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at WaimeaKohala Airport, Kamuela, HI. The parttime Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status would be removed from Class E surface area airspace, references to the Kamuela VOR/DME would be removed from all associated Class E airspace areas, and airspace boundaries would be modified to only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of the national airspace system. Also, an editorial change would be made removing the airport name and replacing it with the city in the airspace designators for the above airspace areas. 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– 2017–1145; Airspace Docket No. 17– AWP–19, 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, SUMMARY: List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 § 71.1 AWP CA E5 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7433 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 E airspace at WaimeaKohala Airport, Kamuela, HI, to accommodate airspace redesign in support of 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 are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA– 2017–1145; Airspace Docket No. 17– AWP–19) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM 21FEP1 7434 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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–2017–1145; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–19.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, 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 removing the parttime NOTAM status of Class E surface area airspace and defining its VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 boundaries with reference to the Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI (instead of the Kamuela VOR/DME). Class E airspace would extend upward from the surface within the 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 2.4 miles north and 1.8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles east of the airport (from 1.8 miles northwest of and 2.6 miles southeast of the Kamuela VOR 063° radial, extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.8 miles northeast of the Kamuela VOR/DME). Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be modified to within a 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport (from a 6.4mile radius) and within 4.1 miles each side of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 244° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3mile radius to 5.8 miles southwest of the airport (from 2 miles each side of the Kamuela VOR/DME 068° radial, extending from the 6.4-mile radius 12.6 miles northeast of the Kamuela VOR/ DME, and within 2 miles each side of the Kamuela VOR/DME 246° extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 13.4 miles southwest of the Kamuela VOR/DME). This airspace redesign would expand the airspace areas slightly northeast and reduce the airspace from southeast clockwise to north to only that area necessary to contain IFR operations at the airport. Additionally, an editorial change would be made replacing WaimeaKohala Airport, HI, with Kameula, HI, in the airspace designation of the above classes of airspace to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, dated October 12, 2017. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is noncontroversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed 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 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. § 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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * AWP HI E2 Kamuela, HI [Amended] Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI (Lat. 20°00′05″ N, long. 155°40′05″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of WaimeaKohala Airport, and within 2.4 miles north and 1.8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles east of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM * * 21FEP1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 21, 2018 / Proposed Rules AWP HI E5 Kamuela, HI [Amended] Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI (Lat. 20°00′05″ N, long. 155°40′05″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 4.1 miles each side of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 244° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 5.8 miles southwest of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 7, 2018. B.G. Chew, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–03411 Filed 2–20–18; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1146; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–16] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Lompoc, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. This action also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by enlarging the airspace and removing the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status. This action would also amend the geographic coordinates of the airports to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. An editorial change would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designator for Vandenberg AFB, as well as removing exclusionary language from the description. Additionally, this action would replace the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before April 9, 2018. DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:02 Feb 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 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–2017–1146; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–16, 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. ADDRESSES: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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, Class E airspace, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Lompoc, CA, in support of IFR operations at Vandenberg AFB and Lompoc Airport. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7435 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 are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA– 2017–1146; Airspace Docket No. 17– AWP–16) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). 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–2017–1146; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–16.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, 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. E:\FR\FM\21FEP1.SGM 21FEP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 35 (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 7433-7435]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03411]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1145; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-19]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E surface area airspace 
and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI. The part-time Notice to Airmen 
(NOTAM) status would be removed from Class E surface area airspace, 
references to the Kamuela VOR/DME would be removed from all associated 
Class E airspace areas, and airspace boundaries would be modified to 
only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA 
transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the 
safety and management of the national airspace system. Also, an 
editorial change would be made removing the airport name and replacing 
it with the city in the airspace designators for the above airspace 
areas.

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-2017-1145; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-19, 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 E airspace at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, 
HI, to accommodate airspace redesign in support of 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 are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA-
2017-1145; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-19) and be submitted in 
triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for address 
and phone number).

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    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-2017-1145; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-19.'' The postcard will 
be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or 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 between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, 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 removing the part-time NOTAM status of 
Class E surface area airspace and defining its boundaries with 
reference to the Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI (instead of the 
Kamuela VOR/DME). Class E airspace would extend upward from the surface 
within the 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 2.4 
miles north and 1.8 miles south of the 069[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles east of the 
airport (from 1.8 miles northwest of and 2.6 miles southeast of the 
Kamuela VOR 063[deg] radial, extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.8 
miles northeast of the Kamuela VOR/DME).
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
would be modified to within a 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport 
(from a 6.4-mile radius) and within 4.1 miles each side of the 069[deg] 
bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 
miles east of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 
244[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 
5.8 miles southwest of the airport (from 2 miles each side of the 
Kamuela VOR/DME 068[deg] radial, extending from the 6.4-mile radius 
12.6 miles northeast of the Kamuela VOR/DME, and within 2 miles each 
side of the Kamuela VOR/DME 246[deg] extending from the 6.4-mile radius 
to 13.4 miles southwest of the Kamuela VOR/DME). This airspace redesign 
would expand the airspace areas slightly northeast and reduce the 
airspace from southeast clockwise to north to only that area necessary 
to contain IFR operations at the airport.
    Additionally, an editorial change would be made replacing Waimea-
Kohala Airport, HI, with Kameula, HI, in the airspace designation of 
the above classes of airspace to comply with a recent change to FAA 
Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, dated October 
12, 2017.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 E airspace designation listed in this document will 
be published subsequently in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this proposed 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

0
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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AWP HI E2 Kamuela, HI [Amended]

Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI
    (Lat. 20[deg]00'05'' N, long. 155[deg]40'05'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-
mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 2.4 miles north and 
1.8 miles south of the 069[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles east of the airport.

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

* * * * *

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AWP HI E5 Kamuela, HI [Amended]

Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI
    (Lat. 20[deg]00'05'' N, long. 155[deg]40'05'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 4.1 
miles each side of the 069[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and 
within 1.3 miles each side of the 244[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 5.8 miles southwest of the 
airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 7, 2018.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-03411 Filed 2-20-18; 8:45 a.m.]
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