Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA, 19650-19653 [2018-09105]

Download as PDF 19650 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Proposed Rules (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Modification and Re-Identification of FCDs Within 18 months after the effective date of this AD: Do the modification and reidentification specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Modify each left-hand (LH) and righthand (RH) FCD having a part number listed as ‘‘Old Part Number’’ in table 1 to paragraphs (g), (h), and (l) of this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Short Brothers Service Bulletin V25MFC–71–1003, dated September 28, 2016. (2) Re-identify each modified FCD with the part number listed as ‘‘New Part Number’’ in table 1 to paragraphs (g), (h), and (l) of this AD, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Short Brothers Service Bulletin V25MFC–71–1003, dated September 28, 2016. (i) Placard Installation For airplanes on which Airbus modification 157718 has not been embodied in production: Within 18 months after the effective date of this AD, install a placard that specifies the FCD keys stowage location in the flight deck on the box located at the bottom of the 120VU panel, or at the bottom of the coat stowage, as applicable to airplane configuration, using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Bombardier Short Brothers, PLC’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (j) Missing FCD Keys or Placard Flights with one or both FCD keys missing from the stowage location in the fight deck, or with the placard (that specifies the FCD keys stowage location) missing or damaged, are permitted for a period not to exceed 10 calendar days from the date of discovery. (k) Alternate Location of FCD Keys and Placard As an option to paragraph (i) of this AD, an alternate location for the key stowage in TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPHS (g), (h), AND the flight deck and installation of a placard (l) OF THIS AD—MONOLITHIC FCD for identification of that stowage location are permitted as specified in the operator’s FAAPART NUMBER CHANGE accepted maintenance or inspection program, provided the keys can be retrieved from that FCD position Old part No. New part No. flight deck location when needed and the placard installation is done within 18 months LH ................ 745B4000–501 745B4000–507 745B4000–503 745B4000–509 after the effective date of this AD. RH ................ 745B4000–505 745B4000–502 745B4000–504 745B4000–506 745B4000–511 745B4000–508 745B4000–510 745B4000–512 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Optional Compliance by Replacement or Installation (1) Replacement of the FCDs having a part number listed as ‘‘Old Part Number’’ in table 1 paragraphs (g), (h), and (l) of this AD, with the FCDs having the corresponding part number listed as ‘‘New Part Number’’ in table 1 to paragraphs (g), (h), and (l) of this AD, is acceptable for compliance with the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD. (2) Installation on an engine of a right-hand and left-hand engine FCD having a part number approved after the effective date of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD for that engine only, provided the conditions specified in paragraphs (h)(2)(i) and (h)(2)(ii) of this AD are met. (i) The part number is approved using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Bombardier Short Brothers, PLC’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. (ii) The installation is accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or EASA; or Bombardier Short Brothers, PLC’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 (l) Parts Installation Prohibition No person may install on any airplane an FCD with a part number identified as ‘‘Old Part Number’’ in table 1 to paragraphs (g), (h), and (l) of this AD, after the time specified in paragraph (l)(1) or (l)(2) of this AD, as applicable. (1) For any airplane with an installed FCD having a part number identified as ‘‘Old Part Number’’ in table 1 to paragraphs (g), (h), and (l) of this AD: After modification of that airplane as required by paragraph (g) of this AD or as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD. (2) For any airplane without an installed FCD having a part number identified as ‘‘Old Part Number’’ in table 1 to paragraphs (g), (h), and (l) of this AD: After the effective date of this AD. (m) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (n)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the EASA; or Bombardier Short Brothers, PLC’s EASA DOA. If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (n) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2017–0178, dated September 15, 2017, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0358. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206– 231–3223. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier Short Brothers, PLC, Airworthiness, P.O. Box 241, Airport Road, Belfast, BT3 9DZ Northern Ireland; telephone +44(0)2890–462469; fax +44(0)2890–468444; email michael.mulholland@aero.bombardier.com; internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on April 20, 2018. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–09277 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1033; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–19] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Proposed Rules airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), Moses Lake, WA. This action also proposes to remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, and update the airport name and geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. Comments must be received on or before June 18, 2018. DATES: 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– 2017–1033; Airspace Docket No. 17– ANM–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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS ADDRESSES: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198–6547; telephone (206) 231–2253. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 surface airspace at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA, to support standard instrument approach procedures under 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 and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2017–1033; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 19651 documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198–6547. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removing Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA. Class D airspace would be modified to a 5.3-mile radius (from a 5.7-mile radius) of the airport, and the excluded area southeast of the airport would be re-defined as ‘‘within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 147° bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47°09′59″ N, long. 119°14′55″ W, to the point where the 103° bearing from the airport intersects the airport 5.3-mile radius, thence clockwise along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning.’’ Class E surface area airspace would be modified to be coincident with the dimensions of the Class D airspace, and would be effective during the hours when the Class D is not in effect to protect IFR operations continuously. Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS 19652 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Proposed Rules area would be modified by removing the segments extending to the northeast (within 2.2 miles each side of the Moses Lake VOR/DME 050 radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the airport to 13.5 miles northeast of the VOR/ DME, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Moses Lake VOR/DME 063° radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the airport to 12.9 miles northeast of the VOR/DME). Also, the segment extending north of the airport would be enlarged to within 4.2 miles west and 3.9 miles east of the 339° bearing from Grant County International Airport extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 15.3 miles north of the airport (from within 1.8 miles each side of the Ephrata VORTAC 156° radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of Grant County Airport to 2.7 miles southeast of the VORTAC), excluding the Ephrata Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface area airspace. Also, a small extension south of the airport would be added within 1.0 mile each side of the airport 162° bearing extending from the 5.3mile radius of the airport to 5.9 miles south of the airport. This proposal would also remove the NOTAM parttime status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, which would be in effect continuously. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet would be modified to within a 7.1-mile (from a 16.6-mile) radius of Grant County International Airport, and within 3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles northeast of a 336° bearing extending from the airport to 27.5 miles northwest of the airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending to 22.3 miles east of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 162° bearing from the airport extending to 22 miles south of the airport, and within 4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 223° bearing from the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of the airport (from a 16.6-mile radius of the Ephrata VORTAC). Also, the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at the airport would be removed as it is wholly contained within the larger Spokane Class E en route airspace area, and duplication is not necessary. Additionally, this action proposes to update the airport name from Grant County Airport to Grant County International Airport, and the geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and Class E airspace areas to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. Finally, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and Class E airspace VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 legal descriptions replacing ‘‘Airport/ Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. An editorial change also would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, dated October 12, 2017. Class D and Class 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. 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANM WA D Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,700 feet MSL within a 3-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, excluding that airspace within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 147° bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47°09′59″ N, long. 119°14′55″ W, to the point where the 103° bearing from the airport intersects the airport 5.3-mile radius, thence clockwise along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ANM WA E2 Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.3-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, excluding that airspace within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 147° bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47°09′59″ N, long. 119°14′55″ W, to the point where the 103° bearing from the airport intersects the airport 5.3 mile radius, thence clockwise along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. The Proposed Amendment * Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: ANM WA E4 Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 4.2 miles west and 3.9 miles PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM * * 04MYP1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2018 / Proposed Rules east of the 339° bearing from Grant County International Airport extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 15.3 miles north of the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the airport 162° bearing extending from the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to 5.9 miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace within the Ephrata Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface area. AGENCY: (IFR) operations at the airport. This proposal would also update the airport’s geographic coordinates to match the FAA’s aeronautical database for the associated Class D and E airspace areas, and would make an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 18, 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–2018–0125; Airspace Docket No. 18–AAL–5, 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, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198–6547; telephone (206) 231–2253. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of instrument flight rules Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANM WA E5 Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.1-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, and within 3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles northeast of a 336° bearing extending from the airport to 27.5 miles northwest of the airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending to 22.3 miles east of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 162° bearing from the airport extending to 22 miles south of the airport, and within 4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 223° bearing from the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 23, 2018. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–09105 Filed 5–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0125; Airspace Docket No. 18–AAL–5] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Juneau, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 May 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 19653 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 Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK, 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– 2018–0125; Airspace Docket No. 18– AAL–5) 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–2018–0125; Airspace Docket No. 18–AAL–5.’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\04MYP1.SGM 04MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-09105]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1033; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-19]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, 
WA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E 
surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and 
Class E

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airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at 
Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), 
Moses Lake, WA. This action also proposes to remove the Notice to 
Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of Class E airspace designated as an 
extension, and update the airport name and geographic coordinates for 
the airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the 
FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate 
airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight 
rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Also, an editorial change would 
be made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions 
replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart 
Supplement''.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 18, 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-2017-1033; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-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, 2200 
S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198-6547; 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 would amend Class D and Class E surface airspace at Grant County 
International Airport, Moses Lake, WA, to support standard instrument 
approach procedures under 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 and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2017-1033; 
Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-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 the address and phone number) 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service 
Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 
98198-6547.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

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

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E 
surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and 
removing Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA.
    Class D airspace would be modified to a 5.3-mile radius (from a 
5.7-mile radius) of the airport, and the excluded area southeast of the 
airport would be re-defined as ``within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at the point where the 147[deg] bearing from the airport 
intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47[deg]09'59'' N, 
long. 119[deg]14'55'' W, to the point where the 103[deg] bearing from 
the airport intersects the airport 5.3-mile radius, thence clockwise 
along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning.''
    Class E surface area airspace would be modified to be coincident 
with the dimensions of the Class D airspace, and would be effective 
during the hours when the Class D is not in effect to protect IFR 
operations continuously.
    Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E 
surface

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area would be modified by removing the segments extending to the 
northeast (within 2.2 miles each side of the Moses Lake VOR/DME 050 
radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the airport to 13.5 miles 
northeast of the VOR/DME, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Moses 
Lake VOR/DME 063[deg] radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the 
airport to 12.9 miles northeast of the VOR/DME). Also, the segment 
extending north of the airport would be enlarged to within 4.2 miles 
west and 3.9 miles east of the 339[deg] bearing from Grant County 
International Airport extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 
15.3 miles north of the airport (from within 1.8 miles each side of the 
Ephrata VORTAC 156[deg] radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of 
Grant County Airport to 2.7 miles southeast of the VORTAC), excluding 
the Ephrata Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface area airspace. Also, 
a small extension south of the airport would be added within 1.0 mile 
each side of the airport 162[deg] bearing extending from the 5.3-mile 
radius of the airport to 5.9 miles south of the airport. This proposal 
would also remove the NOTAM part-time status of Class E airspace 
designated as an extension, which would be in effect continuously.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet would be modified 
to within a 7.1-mile (from a 16.6-mile) radius of Grant County 
International Airport, and within 3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles 
northeast of a 336[deg] bearing extending from the airport to 27.5 
miles northwest of the airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles 
south of the 069[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 22.3 miles 
east of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 
162[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 22 miles south of the 
airport, and within 4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 
223[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of 
the airport (from a 16.6-mile radius of the Ephrata VORTAC). Also, the 
Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at 
the airport would be removed as it is wholly contained within the 
larger Spokane Class E en route airspace area, and duplication is not 
necessary.
    Additionally, this action proposes to update the airport name from 
Grant County Airport to Grant County International Airport, and the 
geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and Class E airspace 
areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Finally, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and Class 
E airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' 
with the term ``Chart Supplement''. An editorial change also would be 
made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace 
designation to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, 
Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, dated October 12, 2017.
    Class D and Class 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.

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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

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

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

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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ANM WA D Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,700 feet MSL within a 3-mile radius of Grant County International 
Airport, excluding that airspace within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at the point where the 147[deg] bearing from the airport 
intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47[deg]09'59'' 
N, long. 119[deg]14'55'' W, to the point where the 103[deg] bearing 
from the airport intersects the airport 5.3-mile radius, thence 
clockwise along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of 
beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ANM WA E2 Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.3-
mile radius of Grant County International Airport, excluding that 
airspace within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point 
where the 147[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile 
radius of the airport to lat. 47[deg]09'59'' N, long. 
119[deg]14'55'' W, to the point where the 103[deg] bearing from the 
airport intersects the airport 5.3 mile radius, thence clockwise 
along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. 
This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates 
and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Chart Supplement.
* * * * *

ANM WA E4 Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 4.2 miles 
west and 3.9 miles

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east of the 339[deg] bearing from Grant County International Airport 
extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 15.3 miles north of 
the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the airport 162[deg] 
bearing extending from the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to 5.9 
miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace within the 
Ephrata Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface area.

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

* * * * *

ANM WA E5 Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 
7.1-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, and within 
3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles northeast of a 336[deg] bearing 
extending from the airport to 27.5 miles northwest of the airport, 
and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 069[deg] bearing 
from the airport extending to 22.3 miles east of the airport, and 
within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 162[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending to 22 miles south of the airport, and within 
4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 223[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 23, 2018.
B.G. Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-09105 Filed 5-3-18; 8:45 am]
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