Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, NE, 38253-38255 [2018-16679]

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Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on July 24, 2018. James Cashdollar, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–16499 Filed 8–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 38253 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0137; Airspace Docket No. 18–ACE–2] RIN–2120–AA66 Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, NE Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area and makes the airspace full-time and removes the airspace part-time status and language from the airspace legal description, amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE. This action is at the request of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and the result of an FAA airspace review. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport are 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 this airport. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUR1.SGM 06AUR1 38254 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. 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: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES 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 designated as a surface area, amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE to support IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (83 FR 13438; March 29, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018– 0137 to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area and make the airspace full-time and remove the airspace part-time status and language from the airspace legal description, amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE. 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 the following typographical errors: In the Class E airspace designated as a surface area airspace legal description, the airspace radius should be 4.2 vice 4.7; and the geographic coordinates for Columbus Municipal Airport in the classes of airspace shown should be (lat. 41°26′55″ N, long. 97°20′27″ W) vice (lat. 41°26′55″ N, long. 97°20′34″ W). These errors are corrected with this action. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 6004, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Aug 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 The FAA amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by: Amending the Class E airspace designated as a surface area to within a 4.2-mile radius (reduced from a 4.7-mile radius) at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE; removing the Columbus VOR/DME and the extensions to the southeast and northwest of the airport as they are no longer needed to define this boundary; making the airspace fulltime and removing the part-time status and language from the airspace legal description; and updating the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; Establishing Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150° radial from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7.0 miles southeast of the airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 309° radial from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7.7 miles northwest of the airport; and Amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.7-mile radius (reduced from a 7.7-mile radius) of Columbus Municipal Airport; removing the Columbus Municipal ILS Localizer, Platte Center NDB, and the associated northwest extension; amending the extension to the southeast to within 2.4 miles (increased from 1.6 miles) each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150° (previously 157°) radial from the 6.7mile radius to 7.0 miles (decreased from 11 miles) southeast of the airport; adding an extension 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 309° radial extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 7.7 miles northeast of the airport; and PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 updating the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. The NPRM incorrectly stated the geographic coordinates of the airport noted in the classes of airspace and are corrected in this rule to (lat. 41°26′55″ N, long. 97°20′27″ W). Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to a request from Minneapolis ARTCC, to bring the airspace into compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace, and to support the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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: E:\FR\FM\06AUR1.SGM 06AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 151 / Monday, August 6, 2018 / Rules and Regulations PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 17, 2018. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2018–16679 Filed 8–3–18; 8:45 am] ■ BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY [Amended] Coast Guard 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: ■ 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket Number USCG–2018–0615] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Fireworks Display, Little Egg Harbor, Long Beach, NJ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * * * ACE NE E2 * ACTION: Columbus, NE [Amended] Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * ACE MO E4 * * Columbus, NE [New] Columbus Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 41°26′55″ N, long. 97°20′27″ W) Columbus VOR/DME (Lat. 41°27′00″ N, long. 97°20′27″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150° radial extending from the 4.2-mile radius of Columbus Municipal Airport to 7.0 miles southeast of the airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 309° radial extending from the 4.2-mile radius of Columbus Municipal Airport to 7.7 miles northwest of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES ACE NE E5 * * Columbus, NE [Amended] Columbus Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 41°26′55″ N, long. 97°20′27″ W) Columbus VOR/DME (Lat. 41°27′00″ N, long. 97°20′27″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Columbus Municipal Airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150° radial extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 7.0 miles southeast of the airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 309° radial extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 7.7 miles northwest of the airport. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Aug 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of Little Egg Harbor off Long Beach, NJ, from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on August 7, 2018, during the Long Beach National Night Out Fireworks Display. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the boating public during the event. This regulation prohibits persons and non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay or a designated representative. SUMMARY: Columbus Municipal Airport, NE (Lat. 41°26′55″ N, long. 97°20′27″ W) Within a 4.2 mile radius of Columbus Municipal Airport. * Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: * This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. on August 7, 2018. DATES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov, type USCG–2018– 0615 in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or email MST1 Edmund Ofalt, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Waterways Management Division; telephone (215) 271–4814, email Edmund.J.Ofalt@ uscg.mil. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 U.S.C. 38255 United States Code II. Background Information and Regulatory History The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because it is impracticable and contrary to the public interest to do so. There is insufficient time to allow for a reasonable comment period prior to the date of the event. The rule must be in force by August 7, 2018, to serve its purpose of ensuring the safety of spectators and the general public from hazards associated with the fireworks display. Hazards include accidental discharge of fireworks, dangerous projectiles, and falling hot embers or other debris. Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Delaying the effective date of this rule would be impracticable and contrary to the public interest because immediate action is needed to mitigate the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display in this location. III. Legal Authority and Need for Rule The Coast Guard is issuing this rule under authority in 33 U.S.C. 1231. The Captain of the Port Delaware Bay (COTP) has determined that potential hazards associated with the fireworks display on August 7, 2018, will be a safety concern for anyone within a 200yard radius of the fireworks barge, which will be anchored in approximate position 39°37′08.34″ N, 074°12′25.60″ W. This rule is needed to protect persons, vessels and the public within the safety zone during the fireworks display. IV. Discussion of the Rule This rule establishes a temporary safety zone from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on August 7, 2018, on the waters of Little Egg Harbor off Long Beach, NJ, during a fireworks display from a barge. The event is scheduled to take place at 8:45 p.m. on August 7, 2018. The safety zone will extend 200 yards around the barge, which will be anchored at E:\FR\FM\06AUR1.SGM 06AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 151 (Monday, August 6, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-16679]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0137; Airspace Docket No. 18-ACE-2]
RIN-2120-AA66


Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, NE

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface 
area and makes the airspace full-time and removes the airspace part-
time status and language from the airspace legal description, amends 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and 
establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E 
surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE. This action 
is at the request of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center 
(ARTCC) and the result of an FAA airspace review. Additionally, the 
geographic coordinates of the airport are 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 this 
airport.

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.

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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 designated as a surface area, amends 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and 
establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E 
surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE to support IFR 
operations at the airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the 
Federal Register (83 FR 13438; March 29, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2018-
0137 to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area and make 
the airspace full-time and remove the airspace part-time status and 
language from the airspace legal description, amend Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establish Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at 
Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE. 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 the following 
typographical errors: In the Class E airspace designated as a surface 
area airspace legal description, the airspace radius should be 4.2 vice 
4.7; and the geographic coordinates for Columbus Municipal Airport in 
the classes of airspace shown should be (lat. 41[deg]26'55'' N, long. 
97[deg]20'27'' W) vice (lat. 41[deg]26'55'' N, long. 97[deg]20'34'' W). 
These errors are corrected with this action.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 
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 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

    The FAA amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 
71 by: Amending the Class E airspace designated as a surface area to 
within a 4.2-mile radius (reduced from a 4.7-mile radius) at Columbus 
Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE; removing the Columbus VOR/DME and the 
extensions to the southeast and northwest of the airport as they are no 
longer needed to define this boundary; making the airspace full-time 
and removing the part-time status and language from the airspace legal 
description; and updating the geographic coordinates of the airport to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database;
    Establishing Class E airspace designated as an extension to the 
Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport within 2.4 miles 
each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150[deg] radial from the 4.2-mile 
radius of the airport to 7.0 miles southeast of the airport, and within 
2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 309[deg] radial from the 
4.2-mile radius of the airport to 7.7 miles northwest of the airport; 
and
    Amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface to within a 6.7-mile radius (reduced from a 7.7-mile radius) of 
Columbus Municipal Airport; removing the Columbus Municipal ILS 
Localizer, Platte Center NDB, and the associated northwest extension; 
amending the extension to the southeast to within 2.4 miles (increased 
from 1.6 miles) each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150[deg] (previously 
157[deg]) radial from the 6.7-mile radius to 7.0 miles (decreased from 
11 miles) southeast of the airport; adding an extension 2.4 miles each 
side of the Columbus VOR/DME 309[deg] radial extending from the 6.7-
mile radius to 7.7 miles northeast of the airport; and updating the 
geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.
    The NPRM incorrectly stated the geographic coordinates of the 
airport noted in the classes of airspace and are corrected in this rule 
to (lat. 41[deg]26'55'' N, long. 97[deg]20'27'' W).
    Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to a request from 
Minneapolis ARTCC, to bring the airspace into compliance with FAA Order 
7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace, and to support the safety 
and management of IFR operations at the airport.

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:

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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 Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ACE NE E2 Columbus, NE [Amended]

Columbus Municipal Airport, NE
    (Lat. 41[deg]26'55'' N, long. 97[deg]20'27'' W)

    Within a 4.2 mile radius of Columbus Municipal Airport.

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

* * * * *

ACE MO E4 Columbus, NE [New]

Columbus Municipal Airport, NE
    (Lat. 41[deg]26'55'' N, long. 97[deg]20'27'' W)
Columbus VOR/DME
    (Lat. 41[deg]27'00'' N, long. 97[deg]20'27'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles 
each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150[deg] radial extending from the 
4.2-mile radius of Columbus Municipal Airport to 7.0 miles southeast 
of the airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/
DME 309[deg] radial extending from the 4.2-mile radius of Columbus 
Municipal Airport to 7.7 miles northwest of the airport.

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

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ACE NE E5 Columbus, NE [Amended]

Columbus Municipal Airport, NE
    (Lat. 41[deg]26'55'' N, long. 97[deg]20'27'' W)
Columbus VOR/DME
    (Lat. 41[deg]27'00'' N, long. 97[deg]20'27'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Columbus Municipal Airport and within 
2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 150[deg] radial 
extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 7.0 miles southeast of the 
airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the Columbus VOR/DME 
309[deg] radial extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 7.7 miles 
northwest of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 17, 2018.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-16679 Filed 8-3-18; 8:45 am]
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