Amendment of Restricted Area R-2302; Flagstaff, AZ, 30033-30034 [2018-13738]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify VOR Federal airway V–316 due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/DME. The V– 316 change is described below. V–316: V–316 extends between the Ironwood, MI, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Sudbury, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. The airway segment between the Sawyer, MI, VOR/ DME and the Sault Ste Marie, MI, VOR/ DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. The radials in the route description below are unchanged and stated in True degrees. nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD 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. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (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 of modifying VOR Federal airway V–316 near Newberry, MI qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, Paragraph 5– 6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). As such, this action is not expected to result in any potentially significant environmental VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:30 Jun 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. The FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact study. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017 and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–316 From Ironwood, MI; to Sawyer, MI. From Sault Ste Marie, MI; thence via Sault Ste Marie 091° radial to Elliot Lake, ON, Canada, NDB; thence to Sudbury, ON, Canada, via the 259° radial to Sudbury. The airspace within Canada is excluded. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2018. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. 30033 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0520; Airspace Docket No. 18–AWP–9] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Restricted Area R–2302; Flagstaff, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: This action changes the time of designation and controlling agency of restricted area R–2302, Flagstaff AZ. The FAA is taking this administrative action in response to the United States Army’s limited utilization of the airspace while updating the responsible controlling agency. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, September 13, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Ready, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 the 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 administratively amends the time of designation and controlling agency for restricted area R–2302, Flagstaff, AZ. [FR Doc. 2018–13740 Filed 6–26–18; 8:45 am] History BILLING CODE 4910–13–P The FAA evaluates utilization of special use airspace annually. For the past five years the utilization of restricted area R–2302 has declined steadily. The FAA in coordination with the United States Army, has concluded the restricted area is still needed, but at PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27JNR1.SGM 27JNR1 30034 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations an on-call basis only. Therefore, the airspace will be activated by a Notice to Airman (NOTAM), four hours in advance as opposed to active continuously Monday through Saturday from 0800 to 2400. Additionally, the controlling agency has changed from Albuquerque Air Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) to Phoenix Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) due to a recent alignment of assigned airspace thus making the restricted area fall completely within Phoenix TRACONs assigned airspace. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 by revising the time of designation and controlling agency listed for restricted area R–2302, Flagstaff, AZ. The time of designation is changed from ‘‘active daily, 0800–2400 MST, Monday through Saturday;’’ to ‘‘intermittent by NOTAM only, 4 hours in advance, between 0800 to 2400 MST, Monday through Saturday’’. Additionally, the controlling agency for R–2302 is changed from ‘‘Albuquerque ARTCC’’ to ‘‘Phoenix TRACON’’. These are administrative changes and do not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, or activities conducted within the restricted area; therefore, notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD 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. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (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 of updating the time of designation and controlling agency for restricted area R–2302; Flagstaff, AZ, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, and in accordance with FAA Order VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:30 Jun 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5– 6.5.d, ‘‘Modification of the technical description of special use airspace (SUA) that does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, or times of designation of the airspace (such as changes in designation of the controlling or using agency, or correction of typographical errors).’’ This airspace action is an administrative change to the description of restricted area R–2302; Flagstaff, AZ, to update the time of designation and controlling agency name. It does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, time of designation, or use of the airspace. Therefore, this airspace action is not expected to result in any significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5– 2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73 Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas. The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows: PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 1. The authority citation for part 73 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. § 73.23 [Amended] 2. Section 73.23 is amended as follows: * * * * * ■ R–2302 Flagstaff, AZ [Amended] By removing ‘‘Time of designation. Active daily, 0800–2400 MST, Monday through Saturday’’ and adding in their place ‘‘Time of designation. Intermittent by NOTAM only, 4 hours in advance, between 0800 to 2400 MST, Monday– Saturday. By removing ‘‘Controlling agency. Albuquerque ARTCC,’’ and adding in their place ‘‘Controlling agency. FAA, Phoenix TRACON.’’ * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2018. Rodger A. Dean, Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2018–13738 Filed 6–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0476; Airspace Docket No. 18–AWP–8] RIN 2120–AA66 Revocation of Restricted Area R–2530, Sierra Army Depot, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action removes restricted area R–2530 Sierra Army Depot, CA. This restricted area was originally established in 1963 for the purpose of neutralization of ammunition through a process known as burning. The United States Army has advised there are no future plans for this restricted area and has concurred with the FAA’s plan for removal. Therefore, the FAA has determined that a valid requirement for the airspace no longer exists. DATES: Effective date: July 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Ready, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 the 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 returns restricted area R–2530 Sierra Army Depot, CA, as it is no longer needed for its designated purpose within the National Airspace System (NAS). E:\FR\FM\27JNR1.SGM 27JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13738]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 73

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0520; Airspace Docket No. 18-AWP-9]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Restricted Area R-2302; Flagstaff, AZ

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action changes the time of designation and controlling 
agency of restricted area R-2302, Flagstaff AZ. The FAA is taking this 
administrative action in response to the United States Army's limited 
utilization of the airspace while updating the responsible controlling 
agency. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; 
or activities conducted within the affected restricted area.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, September 13, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Ready, Airspace Policy Group, 
Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

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 
the 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 administratively amends the time of designation and 
controlling agency for restricted area R-2302, Flagstaff, AZ.

History

    The FAA evaluates utilization of special use airspace annually. For 
the past five years the utilization of restricted area R-2302 has 
declined steadily. The FAA in coordination with the United States Army, 
has concluded the restricted area is still needed, but at

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an on-call basis only. Therefore, the airspace will be activated by a 
Notice to Airman (NOTAM), four hours in advance as opposed to active 
continuously Monday through Saturday from 0800 to 2400. Additionally, 
the controlling agency has changed from Albuquerque Air Traffic Control 
Center (ARTCC) to Phoenix Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) due 
to a recent alignment of assigned airspace thus making the restricted 
area fall completely within Phoenix TRACONs assigned airspace.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 73 by revising the time of designation and controlling agency 
listed for restricted area R-2302, Flagstaff, AZ. The time of 
designation is changed from ``active daily, 0800-2400 MST, Monday 
through Saturday;'' to ``intermittent by NOTAM only, 4 hours in 
advance, between 0800 to 2400 MST, Monday through Saturday''. 
Additionally, the controlling agency for R-2302 is changed from 
``Albuquerque ARTCC'' to ``Phoenix TRACON''. These are administrative 
changes and do not affect the boundaries, designated altitudes, or 
activities conducted within the restricted area; therefore, notice and 
public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

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. 
It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
Department of Transportation (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 of updating the time of 
designation and controlling agency for restricted area R-2302; 
Flagstaff, AZ, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National 
Environmental Policy Act, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, 
Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5-6.5.d, 
``Modification of the technical description of special use airspace 
(SUA) that does not alter the dimensions, altitudes, or times of 
designation of the airspace (such as changes in designation of the 
controlling or using agency, or correction of typographical errors).'' 
This airspace action is an administrative change to the description of 
restricted area R-2302; Flagstaff, AZ, to update the time of 
designation and controlling agency name. It does not alter the 
dimensions, altitudes, time of designation, or use of the airspace. 
Therefore, this airspace action is not expected to result in any 
significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 
1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this 
action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a 
normally categorically excluded action may have a significant 
environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined 
that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of 
an environmental assessment.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73

    Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted areas.

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 73, as follows:

PART 73--SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE

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1. The authority citation for part 73 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.  73.23  [Amended]

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 2. Section 73.23 is amended as follows:
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R-2302 Flagstaff, AZ [Amended]

    By removing ``Time of designation. Active daily, 0800-2400 MST, 
Monday through Saturday'' and adding in their place ``Time of 
designation. Intermittent by NOTAM only, 4 hours in advance, between 
0800 to 2400 MST, Monday-Saturday.
    By removing ``Controlling agency. Albuquerque ARTCC,'' and adding 
in their place ``Controlling agency. FAA, Phoenix TRACON.''
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2018.
Rodger A. Dean, Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2018-13738 Filed 6-26-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P