Amendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; Chicago, IL, 40662-40664 [2018-17596]

Download as PDF 40662 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 159 / Thursday, August 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations FIGURE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (c) OF THIS AD—P/NS AND S/NS OF PILOT SEAT 120/335 P/N 9911–0–0–X05X11101L2 .. 9911–0–0–X05X11101R2 9911–0–0–X05X111L1R2 9911–0–0–X05X111R1L2 S/N 1524, 1525, 1531, 1534. 1529, 1530. 1542, 1543. 1541. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 2510, Flight Compartment Equipment. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by the discovery that rivets with insufficient strength were used during the manufacture of energy absorber (EA) assemblies installed on certain Attendant Seats NG and Pilot Seats 120/335. We are issuing this AD to prevent malfunction of the EA on the seat. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in injuries to the occupants during an emergency landing. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES (h) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install an affected seat on an aircraft unless, prior to installation, the EA assemblies on the seat have been replaced in accordance with B/E Aerospace Fischer ASB No. SB 9911– 001, Issue B, dated November 4, 2016. (i) Credit for Previous Actions You may take credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD if you performed these actions using B/E Aerospace Fischer ASB No. SB 9911–001, Issue A, dated July 14, 2016. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:45 Aug 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Dorie Resnik, Aerospace Engineer, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803; phone: 781– 238–7693; fax: 781- 238–7199; email: dorie.resnik@faa.gov. (2) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2016–0210, dated October 24, 2016, for more information. You may examine the EASA AD in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2017–0937. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (g) Required Actions Within 45 days after the effective date of this AD: (1) Review each affected attendant seat NG and pilot seat 120/335 to determine if rework has already been performed in accordance with the instructions in the Actions paragraph in B/E Aerospace Fischer Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) No. SB 9911–001, Issue B, dated November 4, 2016. If rework has been performed, no further action is required. (2) Remove and replace the EA assemblies on each affected pilot seat in accordance with the instructions in the Actions paragraph in B/E Aerospace Fischer ASB No. SB 9911– 001, Issue B, dated November 4, 2016. (3) Remove each affected attendant seat and replace with a reworked seat in accordance with the instructions in the Actions paragraph B/E Aerospace Fischer ASB No. SB 9911–001, Issue B, dated November 4, 2016. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Boston ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) B/E Aerospace Fischer Alert Service Bulletin No. SB 9911–001, Issue B, dated November 4, 2016. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact B/E Aerospace Fischer ¨ GmbH, Muller-Armack-Str. 4, D–84034 Landshut, Germany; phone: +49 (0) 871 93248–0; fax:+49 (0) 871 93248–22; email: spares@fischer-seats.de. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA, 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on August 9, 2018. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–17648 Filed 8–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0632; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWA–4] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; Chicago, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment. AGENCY: This action amends the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area description by changing references for defining the center point of the Chicago Class B airspace from the Chicago O’Hare VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) to ‘‘Point of Origin.’’ The ‘‘Point of Origin’’ uses the same geographic coordinates as the Chicago O’Hare VOR/ DME location. This action also amends the Chicago Midway Airport, IL, Class C airspace description by changing the reference for defining a portion of the Class C airspace boundary from using the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME to using the geographic coordinates of the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME instead. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME. Additionally, the Chicago Class B and Chicago Midway Airport Class C airspace descriptions are edited further to reflect the Chicago Midway International Airport name change to match the current information in the FAA’s aeronautical database, and the Chicago Midway Airport Class C airspace designation is amended to remove the airport name from the airspace designation to comply with FAA regulatory guidance. These changes are editorial only and do not alter the current charted boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for the Chicago Class B or the Chicago Midway International Airport Class C airspace areas. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, October 11, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 159 / Thursday, August 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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: Colby Abbott, 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 makes editorial corrections to existing Class B and Class C airspace descriptions to maintain accuracy. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES History The FAA is planning to decommission the Chicago O’Hare, IL, VOR/DME in January 2019 in support of construction activities for creating a new runway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. To ensure there will be no change to the existing charted boundaries of the Chicago Class B or Chicago Midway Airport Class C airspace areas, the FAA is retaining the geographic coordinates of the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME location as the center point for the Class B airspace and also using them to define a portion of the boundary of the Chicago Midway Airport Class C airspace. Class B airspace designations are published in paragraph 3000 and Class C airspace designations are published in paragraph 4000 of FAA Order 7400.11B, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:45 Aug 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class B and Class C airspace designations listed in this document will be subsequently published 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 is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by editing the description of the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace and Chicago Midway Airport, IL, Class C airspace areas to remove references to the ‘‘Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME’’ and update the Chicago Midway International Airport name. In the Chicago Class B airspace description, the Chicago VOR/DME is replaced with ‘‘Point of Origin’’ for defining the center point of the Class B airspace area. In the Chicago Midway International Airport Class C airspace description, the arc around the Chicago VOR/DME is replaced by a radius around a point at the geographic coordinates of the Chicago VOR/DME for defining a portion of the Class C airspace boundary. The FAA is taking these actions so the currently charted boundaries of the Class B and Class C airspace areas are not affected by the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME. The Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C airspace descriptions are also updated by changing the airport name Chicago Midway Airport to Chicago Midway International Airport, to be in concert with the data currently contained in the FAA’s aeronautical database. Additionally, this action removes the airport name from the Chicago, IL, Class C airspace designation to comply with the FAA’s regulatory guidance. Because this action is a minor editorial change that does not alter the currently charted boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for the Chicago, IL, Class B and the Chicago Midway International Airport, IL, Class C PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40663 airspace, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. 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. Therefore, this regulation: (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 amending the airspace descriptions of the Chicago, IL, Class B and Chicago Midway International Airport, IL, Class C airspace areas, by changing the references to the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME to ‘‘Point of Origin’’ in the Chicago Class B description and to using the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME geographic coordinates in the Chicago Midway Airport Class C description, due to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago, IL, VOR/DME, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321; its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500; and its agency-specific implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ regarding categorical exclusions for procedural actions at paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from full environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points. This airspace action is an editorial change only and is not expected to result in any potentially 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 E:\FR\FM\16AUR1.SGM 16AUR1 40664 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 159 / Thursday, August 16, 2018 / Rules and Regulations extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. List 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 14 CFR 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, signed August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 3000 Airspace. Subpart B—Class B * * * * * sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES AGL IL B Chicago, IL Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Primary Airport) (Lat. 41°58′38″ N, long. 87°54′29″ W) Chicago Midway International Airport (Lat. 41°47′10″ N, long. 87°45′09″ W) Point of Origin (Lat. 41°59′16″ N, long. 87°54′17″ W) Boundaries Area A. That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 42°04′11″ N, long. 87°55′31″ W; thence clockwise along the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin to lat. 41°59′15″ N, long. 87°47′35″ W; thence east to lat. 41°59′15″ N, long. 87°46′15″ W; thence clockwise along the 6 NM radius of the Point of Origin to Interstate Highway 355 (I–355) (41°57′16″ N, 88°01′52″ W); thence north along I–355 to Interstate Highway 290 (I–290) (lat. 41°57′12″ N, long. 88°01′56″ W); thence north along I–290 to the 6 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°01′17″ N, long. 88°01′52″ W); thence clockwise along the 6 NM radius of the Point of Origin to U.S. Highway 12 (lat. 42°05′03″ N, long. 87°56′26″ W); thence southeast along U.S. Highway 12 to the point of beginning. Area B. That airspace extending upward from 1,900 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin and the railroad tracks at lat. 42°03′57″ N, long. 87°51′55″ W; VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:45 Aug 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 thence northeast along the railroad tracks to Willow Road (lat. 42°06′20″ N, long. 87°49′38″ W); thence east along Willow Road to the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°06′04″ N, long. 87°44′26″ W); thence clockwise along the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the 5 NM radius of Chicago Midway International Airport (lat. 41°49′34″ N, long. 87°51′00″ W); thence counterclockwise along the 5 NM radius of the Chicago Midway International Airport to the 10.5 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41°48′59″ N, long. 87°51′22″ W); thence clockwise along the 10.5 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the 10 NM radius of the Chicago Midway International Airport (lat. 41°49′11″ N, long. 87°58′14″ W); thence clockwise along the 10 NM radius of Chicago Midway International Airport to the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41°49′40″ N, long. 87°58′05″ W); thence clockwise along the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin to U.S. Highway 12 (lat. 42°08′01″ N, long. 88°00′46″ W); thence southeast along U.S. Highway 12 to the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°04′10″ N, long. 87°55′31″ W); thence clockwise along the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the point of beginning, excluding that airspace designated as Area A. Area C. That airspace extending upward from 3,000 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin, excluding that airspace designated as Area A, Area B, Area G, and Area H. Area D. That airspace extending upward from 3,600 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 42°07′52″ N, long. 88°10′47″ W; thence northwest to the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°15′40″ N, long. 88°19′39″ W); thence clockwise along the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin to lat. 41°42′03″ N, long. 88°18′34″ W; thence northeast to the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41°49′53″ N, long. 88°09′59″ W); thence clockwise along the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the point of beginning, excluding that airspace designated as Area A, Area B, Area C, Area G, and Area H. Area E. That airspace extending upward from 4,000 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 42°11′11″ N, long. 87°24′46″ W; thence east to the 30 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°10′39″ N, long. 87°17′01″ W); thence clockwise along the 30 NM radius of the Point of Origin to lat. 41°46′38″ N, long. 87°17′51″ W; thence west to the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41°46′40″ N, long. 87°25′22″ W); thence counterclockwise along the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the point of beginning. Area F. That airspace extending upward from 4,000 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 42°07′52″ N, long. 88°10′47″ W; thence northwest to the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°15′40″ N, long. 88°19′39″ W); thence counterclockwise along the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin to Interstate 90 (lat. 42°07′22″ N, long. 88°26′01″ W); thence west to the 30 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°07′21″ N, long. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 88°33′05″ W); thence counterclockwise along the 30 NM radius of the Point of Origin to County Road 10 (lat. 41°49′49″ N, long. 88°32′27″ W); thence east along County Road 10 to the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41°50′40″ N, long. 88°25′44″ W); thence counterclockwise along the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin to lat. 41°42′03″ N, long. 88°18′34″ W; thence northeast to the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41°49′53″ N, long. 88°09′59″ W); thence clockwise along the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the point of beginning. Area G. That airspace extending upward from 2,500 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 42°04′15″ N, long. 87°54′56″ W; thence northwest to the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°09′00″ N, long. 87°57′22″ W); thence counterclockwise along the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin to U.S. Highway 12 (lat. 42°08′01″ N, long. 88°00′46″ W); thence southeast along U.S. Highway 12 to the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°04′11″ N, long. 87°55′31″ W); thence clockwise along the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the point of beginning. Area H. That airspace extending upward from 2,500 feet MSL to and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of Willow Road and railroad tracks at lat. 42°06′20″ N, long. 87°49′38″ W; thence northeast along the railroad tracks to the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42°08′06″ N, long. 87°48′00″ W); thence clockwise along the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin to Willow Road (lat. 42°06′04″ N, long. 87°44′26″ W); thence west along Willow Road to the point of beginning. * * * * * Paragraph 4000 Airspace. Subpart C—Class C * * * * * AGL IL C Chicago, IL Chicago Midway International Airport, IL (Lat. 41°47′10″ N, long. 87°45′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to 3,600 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Chicago Midway International Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,900 feet MSL to 3,600 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the airport beginning from a line 2-miles northeast of and parallel to the Chicago Midway International Airport Runway 31C localizer course, thence clockwise along the 10-mile radius of the airport to the intersection with the 10.5-mile radius around a point centered at lat. 41°59′16″ N, long. 87°54′17″ W, thence counterclockwise along that 10.5-mile radius to the intersection with the Chicago Midway International Airport 5-mile radius. This Class C airspace area excludes the airspace within the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2018. Rodger A. Dean, Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0632; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWA-4]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; 
Chicago, IL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area 
description by changing references for defining the center point of the 
Chicago Class B airspace from the Chicago O'Hare VHF Omnidirectional 
Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) to ``Point of Origin.'' 
The ``Point of Origin'' uses the same geographic coordinates as the 
Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME location. This action also amends the Chicago 
Midway Airport, IL, Class C airspace description by changing the 
reference for defining a portion of the Class C airspace boundary from 
using the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME to using the geographic coordinates of 
the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME instead. The FAA is taking this action due 
to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME. 
Additionally, the Chicago Class B and Chicago Midway Airport Class C 
airspace descriptions are edited further to reflect the Chicago Midway 
International Airport name change to match the current information in 
the FAA's aeronautical database, and the Chicago Midway Airport Class C 
airspace designation is amended to remove the airport name from the 
airspace designation to comply with FAA regulatory guidance. These 
changes are editorial only and do not alter the current charted 
boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for the Chicago Class B or the 
Chicago Midway International Airport Class C airspace areas.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, October 11, 2018. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR 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

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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: Colby Abbott, 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 makes editorial corrections to existing Class B and 
Class C airspace descriptions to maintain accuracy.

History

    The FAA is planning to decommission the Chicago O'Hare, IL, VOR/DME 
in January 2019 in support of construction activities for creating a 
new runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. To ensure there 
will be no change to the existing charted boundaries of the Chicago 
Class B or Chicago Midway Airport Class C airspace areas, the FAA is 
retaining the geographic coordinates of the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME 
location as the center point for the Class B airspace and also using 
them to define a portion of the boundary of the Chicago Midway Airport 
Class C airspace.
    Class B airspace designations are published in paragraph 3000 and 
Class C airspace designations are published in paragraph 4000 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 B and 
Class C airspace designations listed in this document will be 
subsequently published 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 is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by editing the description of the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace 
and Chicago Midway Airport, IL, Class C airspace areas to remove 
references to the ``Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME'' and update the Chicago 
Midway International Airport name.
    In the Chicago Class B airspace description, the Chicago VOR/DME is 
replaced with ``Point of Origin'' for defining the center point of the 
Class B airspace area.
    In the Chicago Midway International Airport Class C airspace 
description, the arc around the Chicago VOR/DME is replaced by a radius 
around a point at the geographic coordinates of the Chicago VOR/DME for 
defining a portion of the Class C airspace boundary.
    The FAA is taking these actions so the currently charted boundaries 
of the Class B and Class C airspace areas are not affected by the 
planned decommissioning of the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME.
    The Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C airspace descriptions are 
also updated by changing the airport name Chicago Midway Airport to 
Chicago Midway International Airport, to be in concert with the data 
currently contained in the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Additionally, this action removes the airport name from the 
Chicago, IL, Class C airspace designation to comply with the FAA's 
regulatory guidance.
    Because this action is a minor editorial change that does not alter 
the currently charted boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for the 
Chicago, IL, Class B and the Chicago Midway International Airport, IL, 
Class C airspace, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest.

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. 
Therefore, this regulation: (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 amending the airspace 
descriptions of the Chicago, IL, Class B and Chicago Midway 
International Airport, IL, Class C airspace areas, by changing the 
references to the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME to ``Point of Origin'' in the 
Chicago Class B description and to using the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME 
geographic coordinates in the Chicago Midway Airport Class C 
description, due to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago, IL, 
VOR/DME, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National 
Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321; its implementing regulations 
at 40 CFR part 1500; and its agency-specific implementing regulations 
in FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures'' regarding categorical exclusions for procedural actions at 
paragraph 5-6.5a, which categorically excludes from full environmental 
impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of 
airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points. This airspace 
action is an editorial change only and is not expected to result in any 
potentially 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

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extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

List 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 14 CFR 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, signed August 3, 2017, and 
effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 3000 Subpart B--Class B Airspace.

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AGL IL B Chicago, IL

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (Primary Airport)
    (Lat. 41[deg]58'38'' N, long. 87[deg]54'29'' W)
Chicago Midway International Airport
    (Lat. 41[deg]47'10'' N, long. 87[deg]45'09'' W)
Point of Origin
    (Lat. 41[deg]59'16'' N, long. 87[deg]54'17'' W)

Boundaries

    Area A. That airspace extending upward from the surface to and 
including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line beginning 
at lat. 42[deg]04'11'' N, long. 87[deg]55'31'' W; thence clockwise 
along the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin to lat. 41[deg]59'15'' 
N, long. 87[deg]47'35'' W; thence east to lat. 41[deg]59'15'' N, 
long. 87[deg]46'15'' W; thence clockwise along the 6 NM radius of 
the Point of Origin to Interstate Highway 355 (I-355) 
(41[deg]57'16'' N, 88[deg]01'52'' W); thence north along I-355 to 
Interstate Highway 290 (I-290) (lat. 41[deg]57'12'' N, long. 
88[deg]01'56'' W); thence north along I-290 to the 6 NM radius of 
the Point of Origin (lat. 42[deg]01'17'' N, long. 88[deg]01'52'' W); 
thence clockwise along the 6 NM radius of the Point of Origin to 
U.S. Highway 12 (lat. 42[deg]05'03'' N, long. 87[deg]56'26'' W); 
thence southeast along U.S. Highway 12 to the point of beginning.
    Area B. That airspace extending upward from 1,900 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at the intersection of the 5 NM radius of the Point of 
Origin and the railroad tracks at lat. 42[deg]03'57'' N, long. 
87[deg]51'55'' W; thence northeast along the railroad tracks to 
Willow Road (lat. 42[deg]06'20'' N, long. 87[deg]49'38'' W); thence 
east along Willow Road to the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin 
(lat. 42[deg]06'04'' N, long. 87[deg]44'26'' W); thence clockwise 
along the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the 5 NM radius of 
Chicago Midway International Airport (lat. 41[deg]49'34'' N, long. 
87[deg]51'00'' W); thence counterclockwise along the 5 NM radius of 
the Chicago Midway International Airport to the 10.5 NM radius of 
the Point of Origin (lat. 41[deg]48'59'' N, long. 87[deg]51'22'' W); 
thence clockwise along the 10.5 NM radius of the Point of Origin to 
the 10 NM radius of the Chicago Midway International Airport (lat. 
41[deg]49'11'' N, long. 87[deg]58'14'' W); thence clockwise along 
the 10 NM radius of Chicago Midway International Airport to the 10 
NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41[deg]49'40'' N, long. 
87[deg]58'05'' W); thence clockwise along the 10 NM radius of the 
Point of Origin to U.S. Highway 12 (lat. 42[deg]08'01'' N, long. 
88[deg]00'46'' W); thence southeast along U.S. Highway 12 to the 5 
NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42[deg]04'10'' N, long. 
87[deg]55'31'' W); thence clockwise along the 5 NM radius of the 
Point of Origin to the point of beginning, excluding that airspace 
designated as Area A.
    Area C. That airspace extending upward from 3,000 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by the 15 NM 
radius of the Point of Origin, excluding that airspace designated as 
Area A, Area B, Area G, and Area H.
    Area D. That airspace extending upward from 3,600 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at lat. 42[deg]07'52'' N, long. 88[deg]10'47'' W; thence 
northwest to the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 
42[deg]15'40'' N, long. 88[deg]19'39'' W); thence clockwise along 
the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin to lat. 41[deg]42'03'' N, 
long. 88[deg]18'34'' W; thence northeast to the 15 NM radius of the 
Point of Origin (lat. 41[deg]49'53'' N, long. 88[deg]09'59'' W); 
thence clockwise along the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin to 
the point of beginning, excluding that airspace designated as Area 
A, Area B, Area C, Area G, and Area H.
    Area E. That airspace extending upward from 4,000 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at lat. 42[deg]11'11'' N, long. 87[deg]24'46'' W; thence 
east to the 30 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42[deg]10'39'' 
N, long. 87[deg]17'01'' W); thence clockwise along the 30 NM radius 
of the Point of Origin to lat. 41[deg]46'38'' N, long. 
87[deg]17'51'' W; thence west to the 25 NM radius of the Point of 
Origin (lat. 41[deg]46'40'' N, long. 87[deg]25'22'' W); thence 
counterclockwise along the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin to 
the point of beginning.
    Area F. That airspace extending upward from 4,000 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at lat. 42[deg]07'52'' N, long. 88[deg]10'47'' W; thence 
northwest to the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 
42[deg]15'40'' N, long. 88[deg]19'39'' W); thence counterclockwise 
along the 25 NM radius of the Point of Origin to Interstate 90 (lat. 
42[deg]07'22'' N, long. 88[deg]26'01'' W); thence west to the 30 NM 
radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 42[deg]07'21'' N, long. 
88[deg]33'05'' W); thence counterclockwise along the 30 NM radius of 
the Point of Origin to County Road 10 (lat. 41[deg]49'49'' N, long. 
88[deg]32'27'' W); thence east along County Road 10 to the 25 NM 
radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 41[deg]50'40'' N, long. 
88[deg]25'44'' W); thence counterclockwise along the 25 NM radius of 
the Point of Origin to lat. 41[deg]42'03'' N, long. 88[deg]18'34'' 
W; thence northeast to the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 
41[deg]49'53'' N, long. 88[deg]09'59'' W); thence clockwise along 
the 15 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the point of beginning.
    Area G. That airspace extending upward from 2,500 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at lat. 42[deg]04'15'' N, long. 87[deg]54'56'' W; thence 
northwest to the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin (lat. 
42[deg]09'00'' N, long. 87[deg]57'22'' W); thence counterclockwise 
along the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin to U.S. Highway 12 
(lat. 42[deg]08'01'' N, long. 88[deg]00'46'' W); thence southeast 
along U.S. Highway 12 to the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin 
(lat. 42[deg]04'11'' N, long. 87[deg]55'31'' W); thence clockwise 
along the 5 NM radius of the Point of Origin to the point of 
beginning.
    Area H. That airspace extending upward from 2,500 feet MSL to 
and including 10,000 feet MSL within an area bounded by a line 
beginning at the intersection of Willow Road and railroad tracks at 
lat. 42[deg]06'20'' N, long. 87[deg]49'38'' W; thence northeast 
along the railroad tracks to the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin 
(lat. 42[deg]08'06'' N, long. 87[deg]48'00'' W); thence clockwise 
along the 10 NM radius of the Point of Origin to Willow Road (lat. 
42[deg]06'04'' N, long. 87[deg]44'26'' W); thence west along Willow 
Road to the point of beginning.
* * * * *

Paragraph 4000 Subpart C--Class C Airspace.

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AGL IL C Chicago, IL

Chicago Midway International Airport, IL
    (Lat. 41[deg]47'10'' N, long. 87[deg]45'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to 3,600 feet 
MSL within a 5-mile radius of the Chicago Midway International 
Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,900 feet MSL to 
3,600 feet MSL within a 10-mile radius of the airport beginning from 
a line 2-miles northeast of and parallel to the Chicago Midway 
International Airport Runway 31C localizer course, thence clockwise 
along the 10-mile radius of the airport to the intersection with the 
10.5-mile radius around a point centered at lat. 41[deg]59'16'' N, 
long. 87[deg]54'17'' W, thence counterclockwise along that 10.5-mile 
radius to the intersection with the Chicago Midway International 
Airport 5-mile radius. This Class C airspace area excludes the 
airspace within the Chicago, IL, Class B airspace area.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 9, 2018.
Rodger A. Dean, Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2018-17596 Filed 8-15-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P