Establishment of Class D Airspace; Burns Flat, OK; Revocation of Class D Airspace; Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Oklahoma Towns: Burns Flat, OK; Clinton, OK; and Elk City, OK, 25905-25907 [2018-11858]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is being created for Owosso Community Airport as it no longer adjoins the Flint, MI, Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface with this amendment); removes Athelone Williams Memorial Airport, Davison, MI, from the airspace description; removes the PETLI LOM from the airspace description; removes Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI, from the airspace description; updates the geographic coordinates for Bishop International Airport and Prices Airport, Linden, MI, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and removes exclusionary language contained in the legal description to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L; and Establishes Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.4-mile radius of Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the closure of the Athelone Williams Memorial Airport and the cancellation of the instrument procedures at the Genesys Regional Medical Center, as they no longer require a Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. This action enhances safety and the management of IFR operations at these airports. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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, does 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,’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 paragraph 5–6.5.a. 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: 25905 Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of Prices Airport. * * * * * AGL MI E5 Owosso, MI [New] Owosso Community Airport, MI (Lat. 42°59′35″ N, long. 84°08′19″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of Owosso Community Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 24, 2018. Christopher L. Southerland, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–11864 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ■ Federal Aviation Administration 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. 14 CFR Part 71 § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002. Airspace. Class E Surface Area * * * * * Paragraph 6005. Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * AGL MI E5 Flint, MI [Amended] Bishop International Airport, MI (Lat. 42°57′56″ N, long. 83°44′41″ W) Prices Airport, MI (Lat. 42°48′27″ N, long. 83°46′08″ W) Flint VORTAC (Lat. 42°58′00″ N, long. 83°44′49″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of Bishop International Airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the 016° radial of the Flint VORTAC extending from the 6.9mile radius to 7.9 miles north of Bishop International Airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the 179° radial of the Flint VORTAC extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 7.9 miles south of Bishop International PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class D Airspace; Burns Flat, OK; Revocation of Class D Airspace; Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Oklahoma Towns: Burns Flat, OK; Clinton, OK; and Elk City, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: AGL MI E2 Flint, MI [Amended] Bishop International Airport, MI (Lat. 42°57′56″ N, long. 83°44′41″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5-mile radius of Bishop International 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. * [Docket No. FAA–2017–0618; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASW–9] This action establishes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; removes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; Clinton Municipal Airport, Clinton, OK; and Elk City Regional Business Airport, Elk City, OK. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Sayre colocated VHF omnidirectional range and tactical air navigation (VORTAC) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to these airports. The VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 13, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 25906 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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: 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: Authority for This Rulemaking amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 establishes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; removes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; Clinton Municipal Airport, Clinton, OK; and Elk City Regional Business Airport, Elk City, OK, to support the management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at these airports. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (82 FR 40078; August 24, 2017) for Docket No. FAA–2017–0618 to establish Class D airspace at ClintonSherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 remove Class D airspace at ClintonSherman Airport, Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at ClintonSherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; Clinton Municipal Airport, Clinton, OK; and Elk City Regional Business Airport, Elk City, OK. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000 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 This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71: Establishes Class D airspace within a 4.7-mile radius of Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK, to replace the airspace designation of ClintonSherman Airport, Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK, and bring the airspace legal descriptions in line with the requirements of FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters; Removes Class D airspace at ClintonSherman Airport, Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and Modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface as follows: Within a 7.2-mile radius (reduced from an 8.2-mile radius) of ClintonSherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK, and removes the Burns Flat VORTAC and extensions to the south and north of the airport from the airspace legal description; Correcting the airspace header to Clinton, OK, (formerly Clinton Municipal Airport, OK) to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, removes the extension south of Clinton Regional PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Airport (formerly Clinton Municipal Airport), adds an extension 2 miles each side of the 359° bearing from the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 7 miles north of the airport, and updates the name of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and Within a 6.5-mile radius (increased from a 6.4-mile radius) of Elk City Regional Business Airport (formerly Elk City Municipal Airport), Elk City, OK, removes the extension to the northeast of the airport, removes the Elk City RBN from the airspace legal description, and updates the name and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Sayre VORTAC as part of the VOR MON Program, and to bring the airspace and airspace descriptions into compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at these airports. 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, does 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 5–6.5.a. 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. E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). (Lat. 35°25′51″ N, long. 99°23′39″W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Elk City Regional Business Airport. Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 24, 2018. Christopher L. Southerland, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS [FR Doc. 2018–11858 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Federal Aviation Administration 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] * * * Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. * * * * ASW OK D Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW OK E5 Burns Flat, OK [Amended] Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK (Lat. 35°20′23″ N, long. 99°12′02″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.2-mile radius of Clinton-Sherman Airport. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES * * * * * ASW OK E5 Clinton, OK [Amended] Clinton Regional Airport, OK (Lat. 35°32′18″ N, long. 98°55′58″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Clinton Regional Airport, and within 2.0 miles each side of the 359° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 7.0 miles north of the airport. * * * * * ASW OK E5 Elk City, OK [Amended] Elk City Regional Business Airport, OK VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports. DATES: This rule is effective June 5, 2018. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: SUMMARY: * ASW OK D Burns Flat, OK [New] Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK (Lat. 35°20′23″ N, long. 99°12′02″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 4,500 feet within a 4.7-mile radius of Clinton-Sherman 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. * [Docket No. 31196; Amdt. No. 3802] AGENCY: Class D Airspace. * 14 CFR Part 97 Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments 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 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Jkt 244001 For Examination 1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001; 2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located; PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 25907 3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or, 4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_ regulations/ibr_locations.html. Availability All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center online at nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Nichols, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS–420) Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082 Oklahoma City, OK 73125) telephone: (405) 954–4164. This rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (NFDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P–NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR 97.20. The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP contained on FAA form documents is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections, and specifies the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs with their applicable effective dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure and the amendment number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 25905-25907]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11858]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0618; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASW-9]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of Class D Airspace; Burns Flat, OK; Revocation of 
Class D Airspace; Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and Amendment of Class E 
Airspace for the Following Oklahoma Towns: Burns Flat, OK; Clinton, OK; 
and Elk City, OK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman 
Airport, Burns Flat, OK; removes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman 
Airport, Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK; and amends Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clinton-Sherman 
Airport, Burns Flat, OK; Clinton Municipal Airport, Clinton, OK; and 
Elk City Regional Business Airport, Elk City, OK. This action is due to 
the decommissioning of the Sayre co-located VHF omnidirectional range 
and tactical air navigation (VORTAC) facility, which provided 
navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to these airports. 
The VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VHF omnidirectional 
range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 13, 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.

[[Page 25906]]


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 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: 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 establishes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns 
Flat, OK; removes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Clinton-
Sherman Airport, OK; and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; 
Clinton Municipal Airport, Clinton, OK; and Elk City Regional Business 
Airport, Elk City, OK, to support the management of instrument flight 
rule (IFR) operations at these airports.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (82 FR 40078; August 24, 2017) for Docket No. FAA-2017-0618 to 
establish Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; 
remove Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Clinton-Sherman 
Airport, OK; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK; Clinton 
Municipal Airport, Clinton, OK; and Elk City Regional Business Airport, 
Elk City, OK. Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the 
FAA. No comments were received.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 
5000 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

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71:
    Establishes Class D airspace within a 4.7-mile radius of Clinton-
Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK, to replace the airspace designation of 
Clinton-Sherman Airport, Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK, and bring the 
airspace legal descriptions in line with the requirements of FAA Order 
7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters;
    Removes Class D airspace at Clinton-Sherman Airport, Clinton-
Sherman Airport, OK; and
    Modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface as follows:
    Within a 7.2-mile radius (reduced from an 8.2-mile radius) of 
Clinton-Sherman Airport, Burns Flat, OK, and removes the Burns Flat 
VORTAC and extensions to the south and north of the airport from the 
airspace legal description;
    Correcting the airspace header to Clinton, OK, (formerly Clinton 
Municipal Airport, OK) to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, removes the 
extension south of Clinton Regional Airport (formerly Clinton Municipal 
Airport), adds an extension 2 miles each side of the 359[deg] bearing 
from the airport from the 6.5-mile radius to 7 miles north of the 
airport, and updates the name of the airport to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database; and
    Within a 6.5-mile radius (increased from a 6.4-mile radius) of Elk 
City Regional Business Airport (formerly Elk City Municipal Airport), 
Elk City, OK, removes the extension to the northeast of the airport, 
removes the Elk City RBN from the airspace legal description, and 
updates the name and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide 
with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of 
the Sayre VORTAC as part of the VOR MON Program, and to bring the 
airspace and airspace descriptions into compliance with FAA Order 
7400.2L. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management 
of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at these 
airports.

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, does 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 5-6.5.a. 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.

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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

0
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

0
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.

* * * * *

ASW OK D Burns Flat, OK [New]

Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]20'23'' N, long. 99[deg]12'02'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
4,500 feet within a 4.7-mile radius of Clinton-Sherman 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.
* * * * *

ASW OK D Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK [Removed]

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

* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Burns Flat, OK [Amended]

Clinton-Sherman Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]20'23'' N, long. 99[deg]12'02'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.2-mile radius of Clinton-Sherman Airport.
* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Clinton, OK [Amended]

Clinton Regional Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]32'18'' N, long. 98[deg]55'58'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Clinton Regional Airport, and within 2.0 
miles each side of the 359[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.5-mile radius to 7.0 miles north of the airport.
* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Elk City, OK [Amended]

Elk City Regional Business Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]25'51'' N, long. 99[deg]23'39''W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Elk City Regional Business Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 24, 2018.
Christopher L. Southerland,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-11858 Filed 6-4-18; 8:45 am]
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