Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport, MS, 8208-8210 [2018-03660]

Download as PDF 8208 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS History On June 20, 2017, the FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register (82 FR 27988) Docket No. FAA–2016–9476 establishing Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Sacramento, CA. Afterwards, the FAA found that the airspace area for NASA Crows Landing, CA, is now contained within the en route airspace area for the Sacramento, CA, area. Therefore, the airspace designation for Crows Landing would be removed from FAA Order 7400.11B. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by removing Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Crows Landing Airport, Crows Landing, CA. The existing airspace area designated for Crows Landing airport is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area, and duplication is not necessary. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 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. 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 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 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. [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: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 * * * AWP CA E5 [Removed] * * NASA Crows Landing, CA Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 14, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–03659 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0865; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASO–19] Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport, MS Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension (by removing NOTAM part-time status), and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, (formerly Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport), Gulfport, MS. The geographic coordinates for these airports and the Keesler TACAN navigation aid would be adjusted in the associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class E extension airspace legal descriptions replacing ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ for these airports. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 12, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg. Ground Floor, Rm. W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2017– 0865; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASO–19, at the beginning of your comments. You SUMMARY: 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. § 71.1 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. E:\FR\FM\26FEP1.SGM 26FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules may also submit and review received comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1700 Columbia Ave, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS 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 Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS, and GulfportBiloxi International Airport, Gulfport, MS, to support IFR operations at these airports. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations. gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2017–0865; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASO–19.’’ 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 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 office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 8209 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 considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS, and GulfportBiloxi International Airport (formerly Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport, Gulfport, MS), by removing the parttime Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status of each airport. This proposal also would amend the geographic coordinates of these airports and the Keesler TACAN navigation aid to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action also notes the airport name change of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport from GulfportBiloxi Regional Airport. Finally, this action would replace the term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘Chart Supplement’’ in the legal descriptions for Keesler AFB, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, in Class D and Class E surface airspace. Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 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 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. 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, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. E:\FR\FM\26FEP1.SGM 26FEP1 8210 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules Environmental Review Paragraph 6002 Airspace. Class E Surface Area DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 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. * * Federal Aviation Administration Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment * * * ASO MS E2 Biloxi, MS [Amended] Keesler AFB, MS (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) Within a 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB, excluding the portion west of long. 89°00′00″ W. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS ASO MS E4 Biloxi, MS [Amended] Keesler AFB, MS (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) Keesler TACAN (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 88°55′47″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.4 miles each side of the Keesler TACAN 204° radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB to 6 miles southwest of the TACAN. 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 Federal Aviation Administration 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. * * * * * ASO MS D Biloxi, MS [Amended] Keesler AFB, MS (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB, excluding the portion west of long. 89°00′00″ W. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * ASO MS D Gulfport, MS [Amended] Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 89°04′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport; excluding that portion of airspace within the Biloxi, MS, Class D airspace area. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 * * * * * * * * * * ASO MS E4 Gulfport, MS [Amended] Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 89°04′12″ W) Gulfport VORTAC (Lat. 30°24′25″ N, long. 89°04′36″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.3 miles each side of Gulfport VORTAC 130° and 322° radials, extending from the 4.5-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to 7 miles southeast and northwest of the VORTAC; excluding that portion within the Biloxi, MS, Class D and E airspace areas. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO MS E5 Gulfport, MS [Amended] Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 89°04′12″ W) Keesler AFB (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) Keesler TACAN (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 88°55′47″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and within a 6.5-mile radius of Keesler AFB and within 2 miles each side of Keesler TACAN 204° radial, extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.6 miles southwest of the TACAN. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 14, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–03660 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1195; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–24] Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Erie, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, by updating the name to Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Erie, PA, by updating the name to St. Vincent Health Center Heliport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport and heliport, and would replace the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 12, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (800) 647–5527 or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2017– 1195; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–24, 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 on line 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26FEP1.SGM 26FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 38 (Monday, February 26, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8208-8210]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03660]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0865; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-19]


Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; 
Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport, MS

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 airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension (by 
removing NOTAM part-time status), and Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), 
Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, (formerly 
Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport), Gulfport, MS. The geographic 
coordinates for these airports and the Keesler TACAN navigation aid 
would be adjusted in the associated Class D and E airspace to match the 
FAA's aeronautical database. Also, an editorial change would be made to 
the Class E extension airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/
Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' for these 
airports. This action would enhance the safety and management of 
instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 12, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Bldg. Ground Floor, Rm. W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (800) 
647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA-2017-
0865; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-19, at the beginning of your comments. 
You

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may also submit and review received comments through the internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing 
the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in 
person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except federal holidays.
    FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed on line 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:  John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1700 
Columbia Ave, College Park, Georgia 30337; telephone (404) 305-6364.

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 Keesler AFB, Biloxi, 
MS, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, Gulfport, MS, to support 
IFR operations at these airports.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule 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 and be submitted 
in triplicate to the address listed above. You may also submit comments 
through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket 
No. FAA-2017-0865; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-19.'' 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 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 office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 
350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.

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 considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class D airspace and Class E 
airspace designated as an extension, at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS, and 
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport (formerly Gulfport-Biloxi 
Regional Airport, Gulfport, MS), by removing the part-time Notice to 
Airmen (NOTAM) status of each airport.
    This proposal also would amend the geographic coordinates of these 
airports and the Keesler TACAN navigation aid to be in concert with the 
FAA's aeronautical database.
    This action also notes the airport name change of Gulfport-Biloxi 
International Airport from Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport.
    Finally, this action would replace the term ``Airport/Facility 
Directory'' with the term `Chart Supplement'' in the legal descriptions 
for Keesler AFB, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, in Class D 
and Class E surface airspace.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 
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 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. 
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, will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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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.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, 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 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 Federal Aviation 
Administration 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.

* * * * *

ASO MS D Biloxi, MS [Amended]

Keesler AFB, MS
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'38'' N, long. 88[deg]55'28'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB, excluding 
the portion west of long. 89[deg]00'00'' W. 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.
* * * * *

ASO MS D Gulfport, MS [Amended]

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'26'' N, long. 89[deg]04'12'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi 
International Airport; excluding that portion of airspace within the 
Biloxi, MS, Class D airspace area. 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 Surface Area Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO MS E2 Biloxi, MS [Amended]

Keesler AFB, MS
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'38'' N, long. 88[deg]55'28'' W)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB, excluding the portion 
west of long. 89[deg]00'00'' W. This Class E airspace area is 
effective during the specific dates and times established in advance 
by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter 
be continuously published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D Surface Area.

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ASO MS E4 Biloxi, MS [Amended]

Keesler AFB, MS
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'38'' N, long. 88[deg]55'28'' W)
Keesler TACAN
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'26'' N, long. 88[deg]55'47'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.4 miles 
each side of the Keesler TACAN 204[deg] radial, extending from the 
4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB to 6 miles southwest of the TACAN.
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ASO MS E4 Gulfport, MS [Amended]

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'26'' N, long. 89[deg]04'12'' W)
Gulfport VORTAC
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'25'' N, long. 89[deg]04'36'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.3 miles 
each side of Gulfport VORTAC 130[deg] and 322[deg] radials, 
extending from the 4.5-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International 
Airport to 7 miles southeast and northwest of the VORTAC; excluding 
that portion within the Biloxi, MS, Class D and E airspace areas.

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

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ASO MS E5 Gulfport, MS [Amended]

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'26'' N, long. 89[deg]04'12'' W)
Keesler AFB
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'38'' N, long. 88[deg]55'28'' W)
Keesler TACAN
    (Lat. 30[deg]24'26'' N, long. 88[deg]55'47'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Keesler AFB and within 2 miles each side 
of Keesler TACAN 204[deg] radial, extending from the 6.5-mile radius 
to 10.6 miles southwest of the TACAN.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 14, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-03660 Filed 2-23-18; 8:45 am]
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