Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eau Claire, WI, 25969-25971 [2018-11852]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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 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 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. * * * * Paragraph 6005. Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ § 71.1 from the 312° bearing to the 350° bearing from the airport and within an 11.3-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 004° bearing to the 099° bearing from the airport and within 3.5 miles south of the airport east localizer course extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport east to the 099° bearing from the airport. * AEA PA D Williamsport, PA [Amended] Williamsport Regional Airport, PA (Lat. 41°14′30″ N, long. 76°55′19″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,000 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Williamsport Regional Airport. 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. * * * * AEA PA E5 Williamsport, PA [Amended] Williamsport Regional Airport, PA (Lat. 41°14′30″ N, long. 76°55′19″ W) Williamsport Hospital, Point In Space Coordinates (Lat. 41°14′51″ N, long. 77°00′55″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 12.6-mile radius of Williamsport Regional Airport, and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (Lat. 41°14′51″ N, long. 77°00′55″ W) serving Williamsport Hospital. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 24, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–11862 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0236; Airspace Docket No. 18–AGL–8] Paragraph 6002. Airspace. Class E Surface Area RIN 2120–AA66 * * Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eau Claire, WI * * * AEA PA E2 Williamsport, PA [Amended] Williamsport Regional Airport, PA (Lat. 41°14′30″ N, long. 76°55′19″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of Williamsport 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 Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS1 * * * * * AEA PA E4 Williamsport, PA [Amended] Williamsport Regional Airport, PA (Lat. 41°14′30″ N, long. 76°55′19″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4.2-mile radius of Williamsport Regional Airport to a 7-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 270° bearing to the 312° bearing from the airport and within an 11.3-mile radius of the airport, extending clockwise VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 25969 Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2018– 0236; Airspace Docket No. 18–AGL–8, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit 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 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 http:// 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Authority for This Rulemaking This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Eau Claire nondirectional radio beacon (NDB)/outer compass locator (LOM). The name and geographic coordinates of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport and the name of the May Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 20, 2018. 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 amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\05JNP1.SGM 05JNP1 25970 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Proposed Rules and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, WI, to support instrument flight rule operations at this 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. Commenters 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–2018–0236; Airspace Docket No. 18–AGL–8.’’ 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS1 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 Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: Amending the Class D airspace at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, WI, by adding an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 215° bearing from the airport from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; adding an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 224° bearing from the Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; removing the name of the city associated with the airport in the airspace legal description to comply with a change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters; and amending the part-time language from ‘‘The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in advance by Notice to Airmen.’’ to ‘‘The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement.’’ in compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L; Amending the Class E airspace designated as a surface area to within a 4.3-mile radius (reduced from a 4.4-mile radius) of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (formerly Eau Claire County Airport); removing the Eau Claire County Airport Localizer and the associated extension from the airspace legal description; adding an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 215° bearing from the airport from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; adding an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 224° bearing from the Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; adding part-time language to the airspace legal description; and updating the name and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and Amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.8-mile radius (increased from a 6.7-mile radius) at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport; PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 removing the extension to the southwest of the airport associated with the localizer; amending the extension north of the airport to within 4.0 miles (increased from 3.1 miles) each side of the Eau Claire VORTAC 004° radial from the 6.8-mile radius to 7.0 miles north of the airport;, and updating the geographic coordinates of Chippewa Valley Regional Airport and the name of Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport (formerly Luther Hospital) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is necessary due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Eau Claire NDB/LOM. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘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). E:\FR\FM\05JNP1.SGM 05JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Proposed Rules The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005. Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AGL WI E5 Eau Claire, WI [Amended] Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, WI (Lat. 44°51′57″ N, long. 091°29′03″ W) Eau Claire VORTAC (Lat. 44°53′52″ N, long. 091°28′43″ W) Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport, WI, Point In Space Coordinates (Lat. 44°48′24″ N, long. 091°31′51″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, and within 4.0 miles each side of the Eau Claire VORTAC 004° radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 7.0 miles north of the airport, and within a 6.0-mile radius of the point in space serving the Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport. Paragraph 5000. Class D Airspace. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 24, 2018. Christopher L. Southerland, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. * * [FR Doc. 2018–11852 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] * * * AGL WI D Eau Claire, WI [Amended] Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, WI (Lat. 44°51′57″ N, long. 91°29′03″ W) Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC (Lat. 44°51′31″ N, long. 91°29′37″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 215° bearing from the airport from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 224° bearing from the Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002. Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with PROPOSALS1 * * * * * 17:40 Jun 04, 2018 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0138; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASW–5] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Austin, TX; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Georgetown, TX, and Austin, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at San Marcos Regional Airport, Austin, TX; establish Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, TX, and San Marcos Regional Airport; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at San Marco Regional Airport and Lockhart Municipal Airport, Lockhart, TX. The FAA is proposing this action at the request of Austin Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT)/Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) to establish part-time Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Georgetown Municipal Airport and San Marcos Regional Airport and to review the associated airspace for the safety SUMMARY: AGL WI E2 Eau Claire, WI [Amended] Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, WI (Lat. 44°51′57″ N, long. 91°29′03″ W) Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC (Lat. 44°51′31″ N, long. 91°29′37″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 215° bearing from the airport from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 224° bearing from the Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 25971 and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at these airports. The name of San Marcos Regional Airport would be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database, and the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ would be replaced with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2018– 0138; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASW–5, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit 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 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 http:// 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. 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 E:\FR\FM\05JNP1.SGM 05JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 25969-25971]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11852]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0236; Airspace Docket No. 18-AGL-8]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eau Claire, WI

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 
airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chippewa Valley Regional 
Airport, Eau Claire, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as a result 
of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Eau Claire 
nondirectional radio beacon (NDB)/outer compass locator (LOM). The name 
and geographic coordinates of the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport and 
the name of the May Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport would also 
be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 20, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone 
(202) 366-9826, or (800) 647-5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2018-0236; Airspace Docket No. 18-AGL-8, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit 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 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 http://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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

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 amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated 
as a surface area,

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and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Eau Claire, WI, to support 
instrument flight rule operations at this 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. Commenters 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-2018-0236; 
Airspace Docket No. 18-AGL-8.'' 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 Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic 
Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177.

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:
    Amending the Class D airspace at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, 
Eau Claire, WI, by adding an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 
215[deg] bearing from the airport from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles 
south of the airport; adding an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 
224[deg] bearing from the Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC from the 
4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; removing the name of 
the city associated with the airport in the airspace legal description 
to comply with a change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling 
Airspace Matters; and amending the part-time language from ``The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
advance by Notice to Airmen.'' to ``The effective date and time will 
thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement.'' in 
compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L;
    Amending the Class E airspace designated as a surface area to 
within a 4.3-mile radius (reduced from a 4.4-mile radius) of the 
Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (formerly Eau Claire County Airport); 
removing the Eau Claire County Airport Localizer and the associated 
extension from the airspace legal description; adding an extension 1.0 
mile each side of the 215[deg] bearing from the airport from the 4.3-
mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; adding an extension 1.0 
mile each side of the 224[deg] bearing from the Chippewa Valley RGNL: 
RWY 22 LOC from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; 
adding part-time language to the airspace legal description; and 
updating the name and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide 
with the FAA's aeronautical database; and
    Amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface to within a 6.8-mile radius (increased from a 6.7-mile 
radius) at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport; removing the extension to 
the southwest of the airport associated with the localizer; amending 
the extension north of the airport to within 4.0 miles (increased from 
3.1 miles) each side of the Eau Claire VORTAC 004[deg] radial from the 
6.8-mile radius to 7.0 miles north of the airport;, and updating the 
geographic coordinates of Chippewa Valley Regional Airport and the name 
of Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport (formerly Luther 
Hospital) to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    This action is necessary due to an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Eau Claire NDB/LOM.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 
3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations 
listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' 
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``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).

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The Proposed Amendment

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

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

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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

Paragraph 5000. Class D Airspace.

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AGL WI D Eau Claire, WI [Amended]

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, WI
    (Lat. 44[deg]51'57'' N, long. 91[deg]29'03'' W)
Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC
    (Lat. 44[deg]51'31'' N, long. 91[deg]29'37'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Chippewa Valley Regional 
Airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 215[deg] bearing from 
the airport from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the 
airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 224[deg] bearing from 
the Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 
miles south of the airport. This Class D airspace area is effective 
during the specific dates and times established in advance by Notice 
to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be 
continuously published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002. Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

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AGL WI E2 Eau Claire, WI [Amended]

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, WI
    (Lat. 44[deg]51'57'' N, long. 91[deg]29'03'' W)
Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC
    (Lat. 44[deg]51'31'' N, long. 91[deg]29'37'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of the Chippewa Valley 
Regional Airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 215[deg] 
bearing from the airport from the 4.3-mile radius to 4.5 miles south 
of the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the 224[deg] 
bearing from the Chippewa Valley RGNL: RWY 22 LOC from the 4.3-mile 
radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport. This Class E airspace area 
is effective during the specific dates and times established in 
advance by Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will 
thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement.

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

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AGL WI E5 Eau Claire, WI [Amended]

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, WI
    (Lat. 44[deg]51'57'' N, long. 091[deg]29'03'' W)
Eau Claire VORTAC
    (Lat. 44[deg]53'52'' N, long. 091[deg]28'43'' W)
    Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport, WI, Point In 
Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 44[deg]48'24'' N, long. 091[deg]31'51'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile radius of Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, and 
within 4.0 miles each side of the Eau Claire VORTAC 004[deg] radial 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 7.0 miles north of the 
airport, and within a 6.0-mile radius of the point in space serving 
the Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire Heliport.


    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 24, 2018.
Christopher L. Southerland,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-11852 Filed 6-4-18; 8:45 am]
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