Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kansas City, MO; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MO, 35542-35544 [2018-16013]

Download as PDF 35542 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * ASW TX E5 * * Clarendon, TX [Removed] Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 16, 2018. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–16019 Filed 7–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1083; Airspace Docket No. 17–ACE–13] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kansas City, MO; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the geographic coordinates and airport name are being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 8, 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: AGENCY: Authority for This Rulemaking This action modifies Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Riverside VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The VOR has been 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 support IFR operations at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, and Kansas amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Jul 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 City International Airport, Kansas City, MO. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 4611; February 1, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1083 to modify Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). In their comment, AOPA stated that the NPRM did not comply with FAA guidance in FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, because a graphic was not included in the docket. Additionally, AOPA encouraged the FAA to follow their guidance in the Order by making the action effective date coincidental to the sectional chart publication date. The FAA has determined AOPA’s comments raised no substantive issues with respect to the proposed changes to the airspace addressed in the NPRM. To the extent the FAA failed to follow its policy guidance reference publishing graphics in the docket and establishing the Class D airspace effective date to match the sectional chart date, we note the following. With respect to AOPA’s comment addressing graphics, FAA Order 7400.2L, paragraph 2–3–3.c. requires the official docket to include available graphics. For this airspace action, no graphics were deemed necessary or produced in the review or development of the proposed airspace amendments noted in the NPRM; therefore, no graphics were available to include in the docket. Specific to AOPA’s comment regarding the FAA already creating a graphical depiction of new or modified airspace overlaid on a Sectional Chart for quality assurance purposes, this is not correct nor required in all cases. During the airspace reviews, airspace graphics may be created, if deemed necessary, to determine if there are any terrain issues, or if cases are considered complex. However, in many cases when developing an airspace amendment proposal, a graphic is not required. It was unclear if the graphic AOPA argued E:\FR\FM\27JYR1.SGM 27JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations was already created with a sectional chart background was actually the airspace graphic created by the Aeronautical Informational Services office in preparation of publishing the sectional charts. However, that graphic is normally created after the rulemaking determination is published. With respect to AOPA’s comment addressing effective dates, FAA Order 7400.2L, paragraph 2–3–7.a.4. states that, to the extent practicable, Class D airspace area and restricted area rules should become effective on a sectional chart date and that consideration should be given to selecting a sectional chart date that matches a 56-day en route chart cycle date. The FAA does consider publishing Class D airspace amendment effective dates to coincide with the publication of sectional charts, to the extent practicable; however, this consideration is accomplished after the NPRM comment period ends in the final rule. Substantive comments received to NPRMs, flight safety concerns, management of IFR operations at affected airports, and immediacy of required proposed airspace amendments are some of the factors that must be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate effective date. After considering all factors, the FAA may determine that selecting an effective date that conforms to a 56-day en route chart cycle date that is not coincidental to sectional chart dates is better for the National Airspace System and its users than awaiting the next sectional chart date. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Jul 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 Amends the Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport by updating the header of the airspace legal description to Kansas City, MO, (from Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO) to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L; adds an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 012° bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 19 LOC from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.4 miles from the airport; adds an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 013° bearing from the airport from the 4.2mile radius to 4.3 miles north of the airport; adds an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 215° bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.5 miles northeast of the airport; adds an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 218° bearing from the airport from the 4.2mile radius to 5.0 miles south of the airport; and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; Removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport as the airspace is no longer required; and Amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas City, MO, by updating the header of the airspace legal description to Kansas City, MO, (from Kansas City International Airport, MO) to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L; updates the name and geographic coordinates of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (formerly Kansas City Downtown Airport) and the geographic coordinates of Sherman Army Airfield (AAF), KS, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; removes the Kansas City VORTAC, DOTTE LOM, Riverside VOR/ DME ILS RWY 19R localizer, ILS RWY 19 localizer, ILS RWY 1L localizer, and ILS RWY 1R localizer from the airspace description; removes all current extensions at Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and adds an extension 2.0 miles each side of the 215° bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC from the 6.7mile radius to 8.7 miles south of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Riverside VOR as part of the VOR MON Program and for the safety and 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 35543 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 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ACE MO D Kansas City, MO [Amended] Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO (Lat. 39°07′23″ N, long. 94°35′34″ W) Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 19 LOC (Lat. 39°06′50″ N, long. 94°35′44″ W) E:\FR\FM\27JYR1.SGM 27JYR1 35544 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC (Lat. 39°07′40″ N, long. 94°35′17″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,300 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, excluding that airspace within the Kansas City, MO Class B airspace area; and within 1.0 mile each side of the 012° bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 19 LOC, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.4 miles north of the airport; and within 1.0 mile each side of the 013° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.3 miles north of the airport; and within 1.0 mile each side of the 215° bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; and within 1.0 mile each side of the 218° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.0 miles south of the airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * * ACE MO E4 Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ACE MO E5 Kansas City, MO [Amended] Kansas City International Airport, MO (Lat. 39°17′51″ N, long. 94°42′50″ W) Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO (Lat. 39°07′23″ N, long. 94°35′34″ W) Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC (Lat. 39°07′40″ N, long. 94°35′17″ W) Sherman Army Airfield (AAF), KS (Lat. 39°22′03″ N, long. 94°54′52″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.6-mile radius of Kansas City International Airport; and within a 6.7-mile radius of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and within 2.0 miles each side of the 215° bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 8.7 miles south of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and within a 6.5-mile radius of Sherman AAF. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 16, 2018. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–16013 Filed 7–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 22 CFR Part 1304 Freedom of Information Act Regulations Millennium Challenge Corporation. AGENCY: 16:44 Jul 26, 2018 Final rule. This rule amends the Agency’s regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulation has been revised to update and implement the relevant provisions of the Freedom of Information Act as required under that statute. This document will assist interested parties in obtaining access to Millennium Challenge Corporation public records. DATES: This rule is effective July 27, 2018. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tamiko N.W. Watkins, Chief FOIA Officer, 202–521–3730. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) of 2003 established a new federal agency called the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Congress enacted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in 1966 and last modified it with the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. This rule addresses electronically available documents, procedures for making requests, agency handling of requests, records not disclosed, changes in fees, and public reading rooms, as well as, other related provisions. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 145 (Friday, July 27, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 35542-35544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16013]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1083; Airspace Docket No. 17-ACE-13]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kansas City, MO; and 
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler 
Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; removes Class E airspace designated 
as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown 
Airport; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, 
MO, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. This action is required 
due to the decommissioning of the Riverside VHF omnidirectional range 
(VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument 
procedures to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The VOR has been 
decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) 
Program. Additionally, the geographic coordinates and airport name are 
being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This 
action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight 
rules (IFR) operations at these airports.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 8, 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 would support IFR operations at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown 
Airport, and Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 4611; February 1, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2017-1083 to 
modify Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas 
City, MO; remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D 
airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and modify Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas 
City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, and Charles B. Wheeler 
Downtown Airport. Interested parties were invited to participate in 
this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal 
to the FAA. One comment was received from the Aircraft Owners and 
Pilots Association (AOPA). In their comment, AOPA stated that the NPRM 
did not comply with FAA guidance in FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for 
Handling Airspace Matters, because a graphic was not included in the 
docket. Additionally, AOPA encouraged the FAA to follow their guidance 
in the Order by making the action effective date coincidental to the 
sectional chart publication date.
    The FAA has determined AOPA's comments raised no substantive issues 
with respect to the proposed changes to the airspace addressed in the 
NPRM. To the extent the FAA failed to follow its policy guidance 
reference publishing graphics in the docket and establishing the Class 
D airspace effective date to match the sectional chart date, we note 
the following.
    With respect to AOPA's comment addressing graphics, FAA Order 
7400.2L, paragraph 2-3-3.c. requires the official docket to include 
available graphics. For this airspace action, no graphics were deemed 
necessary or produced in the review or development of the proposed 
airspace amendments noted in the NPRM; therefore, no graphics were 
available to include in the docket.
    Specific to AOPA's comment regarding the FAA already creating a 
graphical depiction of new or modified airspace overlaid on a Sectional 
Chart for quality assurance purposes, this is not correct nor required 
in all cases. During the airspace reviews, airspace graphics may be 
created, if deemed necessary, to determine if there are any terrain 
issues, or if cases are considered complex. However, in many cases when 
developing an airspace amendment proposal, a graphic is not required. 
It was unclear if the graphic AOPA argued

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was already created with a sectional chart background was actually the 
airspace graphic created by the Aeronautical Informational Services 
office in preparation of publishing the sectional charts. However, that 
graphic is normally created after the rulemaking determination is 
published.
    With respect to AOPA's comment addressing effective dates, FAA 
Order 7400.2L, paragraph 2-3-7.a.4. states that, to the extent 
practicable, Class D airspace area and restricted area rules should 
become effective on a sectional chart date and that consideration 
should be given to selecting a sectional chart date that matches a 56-
day en route chart cycle date. The FAA does consider publishing Class D 
airspace amendment effective dates to coincide with the publication of 
sectional charts, to the extent practicable; however, this 
consideration is accomplished after the NPRM comment period ends in the 
final rule. Substantive comments received to NPRMs, flight safety 
concerns, management of IFR operations at affected airports, and 
immediacy of required proposed airspace amendments are some of the 
factors that must be taken into consideration when selecting the 
appropriate effective date. After considering all factors, the FAA may 
determine that selecting an effective date that conforms to a 56-day en 
route chart cycle date that is not coincidental to sectional chart 
dates is better for the National Airspace System and its users than 
awaiting the next sectional chart date.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 
3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations 
listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

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:
    Amends the Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport 
by updating the header of the airspace legal description to Kansas 
City, MO, (from Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO) to 
comply with FAA Order 7400.2L; adds an extension 1.0 mile each side of 
the 012[deg] bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 19 LOC 
from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.4 miles from the airport; adds an 
extension 1.0 mile each side of the 013[deg] bearing from the airport 
from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.3 miles north of the airport; adds an 
extension 1.0 mile each side of the 215[deg] bearing from the Charles 
B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.5 miles 
northeast of the airport; adds an extension 1.0 mile each side of the 
218[deg] bearing from the airport from the 4.2-mile radius to 5.0 miles 
south of the airport; and updates the geographic coordinates of the 
airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database;
    Removes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D 
airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport as the airspace is no 
longer required; and
    Amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface at Kansas City, MO, by updating the header of the airspace 
legal description to Kansas City, MO, (from Kansas City International 
Airport, MO) to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L; updates the name and 
geographic coordinates of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (formerly 
Kansas City Downtown Airport) and the geographic coordinates of Sherman 
Army Airfield (AAF), KS, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database; removes the Kansas City VORTAC, DOTTE LOM, Riverside VOR/DME 
ILS RWY 19R localizer, ILS RWY 19 localizer, ILS RWY 1L localizer, and 
ILS RWY 1R localizer from the airspace description; removes all current 
extensions at Kansas City International Airport and Charles B. Wheeler 
Downtown Airport; and adds an extension 2.0 miles each side of the 
215[deg] bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC from 
the 6.7-mile radius to 8.7 miles south of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown 
Airport.
    Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of 
the Riverside VOR as part of the VOR MON Program and for the safety and 
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 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ACE MO D Kansas City, MO [Amended]

Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO
    (Lat. 39[deg]07'23'' N, long. 94[deg]35'34'' W)
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 19 LOC
    (Lat. 39[deg]06'50'' N, long. 94[deg]35'44'' W)

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Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC
    (Lat. 39[deg]07'40'' N, long. 94[deg]35'17'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,300 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Charles B. Wheeler 
Downtown Airport, excluding that airspace within the Kansas City, MO 
Class B airspace area; and within 1.0 mile each side of the 012[deg] 
bearing from the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 19 LOC, extending 
from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.4 miles north of the airport; and 
within 1.0 mile each side of the 013[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.3 miles north of the 
airport; and within 1.0 mile each side of the 215[deg] bearing from 
the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC, extending from the 4.2-
mile radius to 4.5 miles south of the airport; and within 1.0 mile 
each side of the 218[deg] bearing from the airport, extending from 
the 4.2-mile radius to 5.0 miles south of the airport.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class D or Class E Surface Area.

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ACE MO E4 Kansas City Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO [Removed]

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

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ACE MO E5 Kansas City, MO [Amended]

Kansas City International Airport, MO
    (Lat. 39[deg]17'51'' N, long. 94[deg]42'50'' W)
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, MO
    (Lat. 39[deg]07'23'' N, long. 94[deg]35'34'' W)
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC
    (Lat. 39[deg]07'40'' N, long. 94[deg]35'17'' W)
Sherman Army Airfield (AAF), KS
    (Lat. 39[deg]22'03'' N, long. 94[deg]54'52'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.6-mile radius of Kansas City International Airport; and 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and 
within 2.0 miles each side of the 215[deg] bearing from the Charles 
B. Wheeler Downtown RWY 03 LOC, extending from the 6.7-mile radius 
to 8.7 miles south of Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and 
within a 6.5-mile radius of Sherman AAF.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 16, 2018.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-16013 Filed 7-26-18; 8:45 am]
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