Amendment of Class E Airspace; Flint, MI, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Owosso, MI, 25904-25905 [2018-11864]

Download as PDF 25904 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Rules and Regulations radius to 7.8 miles southwest of the airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of David Jay Perry Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport, and within a 6.6-mile radius of El Reno Regional Airport, and within a 6.8-mile radius of Wiley Post Airport, and within a 6.8-mile radius of Sundance Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 24, 2018. Christopher L. Southerland, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–11861 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–2018–0020; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–28] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Flint, MI, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Owosso, MI Authority for This Rulemaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, and establishes separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI. This action is necessary due to the closure of the Athelone Williams Memorial Airport, Davison, MI, which is included in the Flint, MI, airspace description; the cancellation of the instrument approach procedures at the Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI, also included in the Flint, MI, airspace description; and updates the Bishop International Airport airspace and the Owosso Community Airport airspace to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. The geographic coordinates of the Bishop International Airport and Prices Airport, Linden, MI, are also being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: 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 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, and establishes separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI, to support instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register for Docket No. FAA–2018–0020 (83 FR 8638; February 28, 2018) to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, and establish separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 feet above the surface at Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA discovered a typographical error in the geographic coordinates for Bishop International Airport in the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface airspace description. That error has been corrected in this action. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 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: Modifies the Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, by updating the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database, and replaces the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ in the airspace legal description; Modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.9-mile radius (decreased from a 10.5-mile radius) at Bishop International Airport; removes the extension to the north referencing the Flint ILS localizer; adds an extension 2.4 miles each side of the 016° radial of the Flint VORTAC extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 7.9 miles north of the airport; adds an extension 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 the airport; removes the Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI, from the airspace description (a separate E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11864]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0020; Airspace Docket No. 17-AGL-28]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Flint, MI, and Establishment of 
Class E Airspace; Owosso, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, 
and establishes separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI. This 
action is necessary due to the closure of the Athelone Williams 
Memorial Airport, Davison, MI, which is included in the Flint, MI, 
airspace description; the cancellation of the instrument approach 
procedures at the Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI, 
also included in the Flint, MI, airspace description; and updates the 
Bishop International Airport airspace and the Owosso Community Airport 
airspace to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling 
Airspace Matters. The geographic coordinates of the Bishop 
International Airport and Prices Airport, Linden, MI, are also being 
updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

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.

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 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, and establishes 
separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI, to support instrument 
flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register for Docket No. FAA-2018-0020 (83 FR 8638; February 28, 2018) 
to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, and establish 
separate Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI. Interested parties 
were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting 
written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Subsequent to publication, the FAA discovered a typographical error 
in the geographic coordinates for Bishop International Airport in the 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
airspace description. That error has been corrected in this action.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 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:
    Modifies the Class E airspace designated as a surface area at 
Bishop International Airport, Flint, MI, by updating the geographic 
coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database, and replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' 
with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the airspace legal description;
    Modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface to within a 6.9-mile radius (decreased from a 10.5-
mile radius) at Bishop International Airport; removes the extension to 
the north referencing the Flint ILS localizer; adds an extension 2.4 
miles each side of the 016[deg] radial of the Flint VORTAC extending 
from the 6.9-mile radius to 7.9 miles north of the airport; adds an 
extension 2.4 miles each side of the 179[deg] radial of the Flint 
VORTAC extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 7.9 miles south of the 
airport; removes the Owosso Community Airport, Owosso, MI, from the 
airspace description (a separate

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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.

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.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

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

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

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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

Paragraph 6002. Class E Surface Area Airspace.

* * * * *

AGL MI E2 Flint, MI [Amended]

Bishop International Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]57'56'' N, long. 83[deg]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.

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[deg]57'56'' N, long. 83[deg]44'41'' W)
Prices Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]48'27'' N, long. 83[deg]46'08'' W)
Flint VORTAC
    (Lat. 42[deg]58'00'' N, long. 83[deg]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[deg] radial of the Flint VORTAC 
extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 7.9 miles north of Bishop 
International Airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the 
179[deg] radial of the Flint VORTAC extending from the 6.9-mile 
radius to 7.9 miles south of Bishop International Airport, and 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Prices Airport.
* * * * *

AGL MI E5 Owosso, MI [New]

Owosso Community Airport, MI
    (Lat. 42[deg]59'35'' N, long. 84[deg]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