Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lewiston, ID, 11411-11413 [2018-05049]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 51 / Thursday, March 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration Authority for This Rulemaking Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. 14 CFR Part 71 * [Docket No. FAA–2017–0986; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–16] * * ANM ID E2 * * Twin Falls, ID [Amended] Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, ID (Lat. 42°28′55″ N, long. 114°29′16″ W) That airspace within a 4.3-mile radius of Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * ANM ID E4 * * Twin Falls, ID [Amended] Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, ID (Lat. 42°28′55″ N, long. 114°29′16″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.5 miles each side of the 087° bearing from Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport extending from the 4.3 mile radius of the airport to 7 miles east of the airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the airport 274° bearing extending from the airport 4.3-mile radius to 7.1 miles west of the airport. ANM ID E5 Twin Falls, ID [Amended] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport, ID (Lat. 42°28′55″ N, long. 114°29′16″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 4.3 miles south and 8 miles north of the 091° bearing from Joslin Field-Magic Valley Regional Airport extending from the airport to 22 miles east of the airport, and within 4.3 miles south and 8 miles north of the airport 275° bearing extending from the airport to 16 miles west of the airport. That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface bounded by a line beginning at lat. 43°22′00″ N, long. 115°08′00″ W; to lat. 43°09′00″ N, long. 114°03′00″ W; to lat. 42°33′00″ N, long. 114°03′00″ W; to lat. 42°18′00″ N, long. 114°06′00″ W; to lat. 41°48′00″ N, long. 115°00′00″ W; to lat. 43°01′00″ N, long. 115°20′00″ W, thence to the point of beginning. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 6, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–05050 Filed 3–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Mar 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 11411 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lewiston, ID Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This actions amends controlled airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID, by enlarging Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace, and reducing Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. Also, this action removes the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status from Class E airspace designated as an extension. Additionally, an editorial change is made to the legal descriptions replacing ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. This action enhances safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 24, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https://www.archives.gov/ federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–2253. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it modifies Class D and E airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID, in support of IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 57558; December 6, 2017) for Docket FAA–2017–0986, a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received. Discussion of Comments The commenter objected to the expansion of Class D airspace based on a belief that the FAA erred in calculating the Class D area radius as described in FAA Order 7400.2K, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, Chapter 17, Figure 17–2–1, specifically by enlarging the Class D area from a 4.1-mile radius to a 4.3-mile radius. After a second review, the FAA agrees a 4.1-mile radius for some areas of the Class D is sufficient. The proposed enlargement of Class D airspace to a 4.3-mile radius was not based on Figure 17–2–1, but instead was intended to contain all IFR circling aircraft utilizing an expanded circling approach maneuvering airspace radius. After a second review the FAA has determined the proposed Class D airspace east, southeast, and west would adequately contain the circling aircraft. The FAA will therefore preserve Class D airspace within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport where additional airspace is not required. E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 11412 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 51 / Thursday, March 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES The commenter also objected to the proposed expansion of Class D airspace greater than 2 miles beyond the 4.1-mile radius based on FAA Order 7400.2K paragraph 17–2–7 (d) ARRIVAL EXTENSIONS, stating all extensions should be Class E. The FAA does not agree. The proposed expansion areas of Class D airspace east, southeast, and west are not arrival extensions, but are designed to contain the specific departure procedures for the airport in accordance with paragraph 17–2–6 DEPARTURES. The expanded areas are therefore a part of the Class D and should not be Class E extensions. The commenter also states that ‘‘Class D should be a basic round circle’’. The FAA does not agree. Paragraph 17–2–1 CONFIGURATION states that the Class D size and shape may vary to allow for safe and efficient handling of operations, and must be sized to contain the intended operations. Use of a basic circle of Class D airspace would result in an excessive degree of airspace restriction. The shape of the proposed Class D airspace area is designed to contain the existing IFR operations at the airport with a minimum of airspace restriction, thereby protecting the public’s right to freedom of transit. Lastly, the commenter suggests the FAA has not complied with paragraph 17–1–2, REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION, by failing to follow the policies and procedures within FAA Order 7400.2L. The FAA does not agree. The proposed airspace modifications were designed based on the requirements contained within FAA Order 7400.2L. This action by its very nature is intended to ensure the airspace configuration at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID is in compliance with FAA policies and guidelines. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:08 Mar 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID. This airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules operations at the airport. Class D and Class E surface area airspace are amended to within a 4.1mile radius of the airport (no change) from the airport 290° bearing clockwise to the airport 066° bearing; and within a 5.1-mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) from the airport 066° bearing clockwise to the airport 115° bearing; and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) from the airport 115° bearing clockwise to the airport 164° bearing; and within a 4.3-mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) from the airport 164° bearing clockwise to the airport 230° bearing; and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) from the airport 230° bearing clockwise to the airport 290° bearing. Also, the class D airspace extending upward from the surface is reduced to up to and including 2,700 feet MSL (from 3,900 feet). Class E airspace designated as an extension is modified to within 1.0 mile each side of the 100° bearing from the airport extending from the 5.1-mile radius of the airport to 7.9 miles east of the airport (from 2.7 miles each side of the Lewiston-Nez Perce ILS localizer course extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the airport to 14 miles east), and within 1.0 mile each side of the 313° bearing from the airport extending from the airport 4.1-mile radius to 6.1 miles northwest of the airport (from 3.5 miles each side of the Nez Perce VOR/ DME 266° radial extending from the 4.1mile radius of the airport to 13.1 miles west of the airport). Also, the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is modified to within a 6.3-mile radius of the airport, and within 8.5 miles north and 4.3 miles south of the airport 099° and 279° bearings extending to 27.8 miles east and 22.5 miles west of the airport (from an irregularly shaped polygon generally extending to 19 miles northeast, 24 miles east, 19 miles southeast, and 25 miles west). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Additionally, this action replaces the term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ in the Class D and Class E surface airspace. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and ■ E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 51 / Thursday, March 15, 2018 / Rules and Regulations effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANM ID D Lewiston, ID [Amended] Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID (Lat. 46°22′28″ N, long. 117°00′55″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius from Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport clockwise from the airport 290° bearing to the 066° bearing, and within a 5.1-mile radius of the airport from the 066° bearing to the airport 115° bearing and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport from the 115° bearing to the airport 164° bearing, and within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport from the airport 164° bearing to the airport 230° bearing, and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport from the 230° bearing to the airport 290° bearing. 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 ID E5 Lewiston, ID [Amended] Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID (Lat. 46°22′28″ N, long. 117°00′55″ W) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, and within 8.5 miles north and 4.3 miles south of the airport 099° and 279° bearings extending to 27.8 miles east and 22.5 miles west of the airport; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 62-mile radius of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, and within 24 miles each side of the 056° bearing from the airport extending from the 62-mile radius to 92 miles northeast of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 5, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–05049 Filed 3–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration * ANM ID E2 Lewiston, ID [Amended] Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID (Lat. 46°22′28″ N, long. 117°00′55″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius from the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport clockwise from the airport 290° bearing to the 066° bearing, and within a 5.1-mile radius of the airport from the 066° bearing to the airport 115° bearing and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport from the 115° bearing to the airport 164° bearing, and within a 4.1mile radius of the airport from the airport 164° bearing to the airport 230° bearing, and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport from the 230° bearing to the airport 290° bearing. 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. 29 CFR Part 1910 Vinyl Chloride CFR Correction In Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1910.1000 to End, revised as of July 1, 2017, on page 81, in § 1910.1017, paragraph (n) is reinstated to read as follows: ■ § 1910.1017 Vinyl chloride. * sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area * * * * (n) The employer must, within 15 working days after the receipt of the results of any monitoring performed under this section, notify each affected employee of these results and the steps being taken to reduce exposures within the permissible exposure limit either individually in writing or by posting the results in an appropriate location that is accessible to affected employees. [FR Doc. 2018–05312 Filed 3–14–18; 8:45 am] * * * * ANM ID E4 Lewiston, ID [Amended] Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID (Lat. 46°22′28″ N, long. 117°00′55″ W) That airspace within one mile each side of the 100° bearing from the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport extending from the airport 5.1-mile radius to 7.9 miles east of the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 313° bearing from the airport extending from the airport 4.1-mile radius to 6.1 miles northwest of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 16:27 Mar 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 * BILLING CODE 1301–00–D PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Parts 4022 and 4044 Allocation of Assets in SingleEmployer Plans; Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ACTION: 11413 Final rule. This final rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans to prescribe interest assumptions under the benefit payments regulation for valuation dates in April 2018 and interest assumptions under the asset allocation regulation for valuation dates in the second quarter of 2018. The interest assumptions are used for valuing and paying benefits under terminating single-employer plans covered by the pension insurance system administered by PBGC. DATES: Effective April 1, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary Duke (duke.hilary@PBGC.gov), Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202–326– 4400, ext. 3839. (TTY users may call the Federal relay service toll free at 1–800– 877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4400, ext. 3839.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PBGC’s regulations on Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4044) and Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4022) prescribe actuarial assumptions—including interest assumptions—for valuing and paying plan benefits under terminating singleemployer plans covered by title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The interest assumptions in the regulations are also published on PBGC’s website (http:// www.pbgc.gov). The interest assumptions in appendix B to part 4044 are used to value benefits for allocation purposes under ERISA section 4044. PBGC uses the interest assumptions in appendix B to part 4022 to determine whether a benefit is payable as a lump sum and to determine the amount to pay. Appendix C to part 4022 contains interest assumptions for private-sector pension practitioners to refer to if they wish to use lump-sum interest rates determined using PBGC’s historical methodology. Currently, the rates in appendices B and C of the benefit payment regulation are the same. The interest assumptions are intended to reflect current conditions in the financial and annuity markets. Assumptions under the asset allocation regulation are updated quarterly; assumptions under the benefit payments regulation are updated monthly. This final rule updates the benefit payments interest assumptions for April 2018 and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15MRR1.SGM 15MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0986; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-16]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lewiston, ID

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This actions amends controlled airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce 
County Airport, Lewiston, ID, by enlarging Class D airspace, and Class 
E surface airspace, and reducing Class E airspace designated as an 
extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface. Also, this action removes the part-time Notice to Airmen 
(NOTAM) status from Class E airspace designated as an extension. 
Additionally, an editorial change is made to the legal descriptions 
replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart 
Supplement''. This action enhances safety and management of instrument 
flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 24, 2018. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, 
Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of 
FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go to 
https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 
S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-2253.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it modifies Class D and E airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce County 
Airport, Lewiston, ID, in support of IFR operations at the airport.

History

    The FAA published in the Federal Register (82 FR 57558; December 6, 
2017) for Docket FAA-2017-0986, a notice of proposed rulemaking to 
modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E 
airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lewiston-Nez Perce County 
Airport, Lewiston, ID. Interested parties were invited to participate 
in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the 
proposal to the FAA. One comment was received.

Discussion of Comments

    The commenter objected to the expansion of Class D airspace based 
on a belief that the FAA erred in calculating the Class D area radius 
as described in FAA Order 7400.2K, Procedures for Handling Airspace 
Matters, Chapter 17, Figure 17-2-1, specifically by enlarging the Class 
D area from a 4.1-mile radius to a 4.3-mile radius. After a second 
review, the FAA agrees a 4.1-mile radius for some areas of the Class D 
is sufficient. The proposed enlargement of Class D airspace to a 4.3-
mile radius was not based on Figure 17-2-1, but instead was intended to 
contain all IFR circling aircraft utilizing an expanded circling 
approach maneuvering airspace radius. After a second review the FAA has 
determined the proposed Class D airspace east, southeast, and west 
would adequately contain the circling aircraft. The FAA will therefore 
preserve Class D airspace within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport where 
additional airspace is not required.

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    The commenter also objected to the proposed expansion of Class D 
airspace greater than 2 miles beyond the 4.1-mile radius based on FAA 
Order 7400.2K paragraph 17-2-7 (d) ARRIVAL EXTENSIONS, stating all 
extensions should be Class E. The FAA does not agree. The proposed 
expansion areas of Class D airspace east, southeast, and west are not 
arrival extensions, but are designed to contain the specific departure 
procedures for the airport in accordance with paragraph 17-2-6 
DEPARTURES. The expanded areas are therefore a part of the Class D and 
should not be Class E extensions.
    The commenter also states that ``Class D should be a basic round 
circle''. The FAA does not agree. Paragraph 17-2-1 CONFIGURATION states 
that the Class D size and shape may vary to allow for safe and 
efficient handling of operations, and must be sized to contain the 
intended operations. Use of a basic circle of Class D airspace would 
result in an excessive degree of airspace restriction. The shape of the 
proposed Class D airspace area is designed to contain the existing IFR 
operations at the airport with a minimum of airspace restriction, 
thereby protecting the public's right to freedom of transit.
    Lastly, the commenter suggests the FAA has not complied with 
paragraph 17-1-2, REGIONAL/SERVICE AREA OFFICE EVALUATION, by failing 
to follow the policies and procedures within FAA Order 7400.2L. The FAA 
does not agree. The proposed airspace modifications were designed based 
on the requirements contained within FAA Order 7400.2L. This action by 
its very nature is intended to ensure the airspace configuration at 
Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID is in compliance with 
FAA policies and guidelines.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated 
August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations 
listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 
2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a 
surface area, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lewiston-
Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID. This airspace redesign is 
necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
operations at the airport.
    Class D and Class E surface area airspace are amended to within a 
4.1-mile radius of the airport (no change) from the airport 290[deg] 
bearing clockwise to the airport 066[deg] bearing; and within a 5.1-
mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) from the airport 
066[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 115[deg] bearing; and within 
a 6.6-mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) from the 
airport 115[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 164[deg] bearing; and 
within a 4.3-mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) from 
the airport 164[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 230[deg] bearing; 
and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport (from the 4.1-mile radius) 
from the airport 230[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 290[deg] 
bearing. Also, the class D airspace extending upward from the surface 
is reduced to up to and including 2,700 feet MSL (from 3,900 feet).
    Class E airspace designated as an extension is modified to within 
1.0 mile each side of the 100[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 5.1-mile radius of the airport to 7.9 miles east of the 
airport (from 2.7 miles each side of the Lewiston-Nez Perce ILS 
localizer course extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the airport to 
14 miles east), and within 1.0 mile each side of the 313[deg] bearing 
from the airport extending from the airport 4.1-mile radius to 6.1 
miles northwest of the airport (from 3.5 miles each side of the Nez 
Perce VOR/DME 266[deg] radial extending from the 4.1-mile radius of the 
airport to 13.1 miles west of the airport). Also, the part-time Notice 
to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
is modified to within a 6.3-mile radius of the airport, and within 8.5 
miles north and 4.3 miles south of the airport 099[deg] and 279[deg] 
bearings extending to 27.8 miles east and 22.5 miles west of the 
airport (from an irregularly shaped polygon generally extending to 19 
miles northeast, 24 miles east, 19 miles southeast, and 25 miles west).
    Additionally, this action replaces the term ``Airport/Facility 
Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the Class D and Class 
E surface airspace.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 
1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation 
as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter 
that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and

[[Page 11413]]

effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ANM ID D Lewiston, ID [Amended]

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID
    (Lat. 46[deg]22'28'' N, long. 117[deg]00'55'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL within a 4.1-mile radius from Lewiston-Nez Perce 
County Airport clockwise from the airport 290[deg] bearing to the 
066[deg] bearing, and within a 5.1-mile radius of the airport from 
the 066[deg] bearing to the airport 115[deg] bearing and within a 
6.6-mile radius of the airport from the 115[deg] bearing to the 
airport 164[deg] bearing, and within a 4.1-mile radius of the 
airport from the airport 164[deg] bearing to the airport 230[deg] 
bearing, and within a 6.6-mile radius of the airport from the 
230[deg] bearing to the airport 290[deg] bearing. 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

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ANM ID E2 Lewiston, ID [Amended]

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID
    (Lat. 46[deg]22'28'' N, long. 117[deg]00'55'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-
mile radius from the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport clockwise 
from the airport 290[deg] bearing to the 066[deg] bearing, and 
within a 5.1-mile radius of the airport from the 066[deg] bearing to 
the airport 115[deg] bearing and within a 6.6-mile radius of the 
airport from the 115[deg] bearing to the airport 164[deg] bearing, 
and within a 4.1-mile radius of the airport from the airport 
164[deg] bearing to the airport 230[deg] bearing, and within a 6.6-
mile radius of the airport from the 230[deg] bearing to the airport 
290[deg] bearing. This Class E airspace area is effective during the 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

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

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ANM ID E4 Lewiston, ID [Amended]

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID
    (Lat. 46[deg]22'28'' N, long. 117[deg]00'55'' W)

    That airspace within one mile each side of the 100[deg] bearing 
from the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport extending from the 
airport 5.1-mile radius to 7.9 miles east of the airport, and within 
1.0 mile each side of the 313[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the airport 4.1-mile radius to 6.1 miles northwest 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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ANM ID E5 Lewiston, ID [Amended]

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, ID
    (Lat. 46[deg]22'28'' N, long. 117[deg]00'55'' W)

    That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 
6.3-mile radius of Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, and within 8.5 
miles north and 4.3 miles south of the airport 099[deg] and 279[deg] 
bearings extending to 27.8 miles east and 22.5 miles west of the 
airport; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface within a 62-mile radius of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County 
Airport, and within 24 miles each side of the 056[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 62-mile radius to 92 miles northeast 
of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on March 5, 2018.
Shawn M. Kozica,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-05049 Filed 3-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P