Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY, 45820-45821 [2018-19490]

Download as PDF 45820 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Rules and Regulations operating requirements of the airspace, therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. * Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this regulation: (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. 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(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Sep 10, 2018 * * * * AEA VA E4 Lynchburg, VA [Amended] Lynchburg Regional Airport-Preston Glenn Field, VA (Lat. 37°19′31″ N, long. 79°12′04″ W) Lynchburg VORTAC (Lat. 37°15′16″ N, long. 79°14′11″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.7 miles each side of the Lynchburg VORTAC 020° and 200° radials extending from the 4.5-mile radius of Lynchburg Regional Airport-Preston Glenn Field to 1 mile south of the VORTAC and within 1.8 miles each side of the Lynchburg VORTAC 022° radial extending from the 4.5-mile radius of the airport to 11.3 miles northeast of the VORTAC. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 28, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–19493 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Environmental Review § 71.1 Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class D or E Surface Area. Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0825; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–17] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, by adding the Louisville International Airport Class C exclusionary language into the legal description. The exclusionary language was inadvertently omitted from the final rule published November 1, 2017. This action also makes a minor editorial change to the Louisville, KY, airspace designation and airport name. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 11, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. 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 D and Class E airspace at Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, to support IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register (82 FR 50506; November 1, 2017) for Docket No. FAA– 2016–9499 amending Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY. Subsequent to publication, the FAA discovered the Louisville Standiford Field Class C airspace exclusionary language was omitted from the Class D legal description of the airport. This rule adds the Class C exclusionary language into the legal descriptions, noting the airport name change to Louisville International Airport. An editorial change is made that removes the airport name from the E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Louisville, KY, airspace designation, and the city from the airport name. Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, and 6002 of FAA Order 7400.11B dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by adding to the Class D and Class E surface area legal descriptions for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, the following text that reads ‘‘excluding that portion within the Louisville International Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion south of the 081° bearing from Louisville International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the Louisville International Airport Class C airspace area and west of a line drawn from lat. 38°11′28″ N long. 85°42′01″ W direct thru the point where the 030° bearing from Louisville International Airport intersects the 5-mile radius from Louisville International Airport to the point of intersection with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman Field Airport.’’ This action makes an editorial change to the Louisville, KY, airspace designation by removing the airport name of Bowman Field. This action also removes the city name (Louisville) from the airport name of Bowman Field Airport, to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Accordingly, action is take herein to add this exclusion of Louisville International Airport Class C airspace to the legal description for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, in the interest of flight safety. Therefore, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. To avoid confusion on the part of pilots flying in the area of Bowman VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 Field Airport, Louisville, KY, the FAA finds good cause, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), for making this rule effective in less than 30 days in order to promote the safe and efficient handling of air traffic in the area. 45821 Points, dated August 3, 2017, effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * Regulatory Notices and Analyses ASO KY D 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 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. Bowman Field Airport, KY (Lat. 38°13′41″ N, long. 85°39′49″ W) Louisville International Airport, KY (Lat. 38°10′27″ N, long. 85°44′11″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 2,200 feet MSL within a 3.9-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville International Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion south of the 081° bearing from Louisville International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the Louisville International Airport Class C airspace area and west of a line drawn from lat. 38°11′28″ N, long. 85°42′01″ W. direct thru the point where the 030° bearing from Louisville International Airport intersects the 5-mile radius from Louisville International Airport to the point of intersection with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman Field Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. 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 5–6.5a. 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 Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting ■ PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 9990 Louisville, KY [Amended] Paragraph 6002 Airspace. Class E Surface Area * * * ASO KY E2 * * Louisville, KY [Amended] Bowman Field Airport, KY (Lat. 38°13′41″ N, long. 85°39′49″ W) Louisville International Airport, KY (Lat. 38°10′27″ N, long. 85°44′11″ W) E–104 Within a 3.9-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville International Airport Field Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion south of the 081° bearing from Louisville International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the Louisville International Airport Class C airspace area and west of a line drawn from lat. 38°11′28″ N, long. 85°42′01″ W direct thru the point where the 030° bearing from Louisville International Airport intersects the 5-mile radius from Louisville International Airport to the point of intersection with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman Field Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 29, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–19490 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 45820-45821]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19490]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0825; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-17]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace and Class E surface 
airspace for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, by adding the 
Louisville International Airport Class C exclusionary language into the 
legal description. The exclusionary language was inadvertently omitted 
from the final rule published November 1, 2017. This action also makes 
a minor editorial change to the Louisville, KY, airspace designation 
and airport name.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 11, 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: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305-6364.

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 D and Class E airspace at Bowman Field Airport, 
Louisville, KY, to support IFR operations at the airport.

History

    The FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register (82 FR 
50506; November 1, 2017) for Docket No. FAA-2016-9499 amending Class D 
airspace, and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field Airport, 
Louisville, KY.
    Subsequent to publication, the FAA discovered the Louisville 
Standiford Field Class C airspace exclusionary language was omitted 
from the Class D legal description of the airport. This rule adds the 
Class C exclusionary language into the legal descriptions, noting the 
airport name change to Louisville International Airport.
    An editorial change is made that removes the airport name from the

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Louisville, KY, airspace designation, and the city from the airport 
name.
    Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace designations are 
published in paragraph 5000, and 6002 of FAA Order 7400.11B dated 
August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR part 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by adding to the Class D and Class E surface area legal 
descriptions for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, the following 
text that reads ``excluding that portion within the Louisville 
International Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion 
south of the 081[deg] bearing from Louisville International Airport, 
and also excluding that portion north of the Louisville International 
Airport Class C airspace area and west of a line drawn from lat. 
38[deg]11'28'' N long. 85[deg]42'01'' W direct thru the point where the 
030[deg] bearing from Louisville International Airport intersects the 
5-mile radius from Louisville International Airport to the point of 
intersection with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman Field Airport.'' This 
action makes an editorial change to the Louisville, KY, airspace 
designation by removing the airport name of Bowman Field. This action 
also removes the city name (Louisville) from the airport name of Bowman 
Field Airport, to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for 
Handling Airspace Matters.
    Accordingly, action is take herein to add this exclusion of 
Louisville International Airport Class C airspace to the legal 
description for Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, in the interest 
of flight safety. Therefore, I find that notice and public procedure 
under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public 
interest.
    To avoid confusion on the part of pilots flying in the area of 
Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, the FAA finds good cause, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(d), for making this rule effective in less 
than 30 days in order to promote the safe and efficient handling of air 
traffic in the area.

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 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 5-6.5a. 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

0
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]

0
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 3, 2017, effective September 15, 2017, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO KY D Louisville, KY [Amended]

Bowman Field Airport, KY
    (Lat. 38[deg]13'41'' N, long. 85[deg]39'49'' W)
Louisville International Airport, KY
    (Lat. 38[deg]10'27'' N, long. 85[deg]44'11'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not 
including 2,200 feet MSL within a 3.9-mile radius of Bowman Field 
Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville International 
Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion south of 
the 081[deg] bearing from Louisville International Airport, and also 
excluding that portion north of the Louisville International Airport 
Class C airspace area and west of a line drawn from lat. 
38[deg]11'28'' N, long. 85[deg]42'01'' W. direct thru the point 
where the 030[deg] bearing from Louisville International Airport 
intersects the 5-mile radius from Louisville International Airport 
to the point of intersection with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman 
Field Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Area Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO KY E2 Louisville, KY [Amended]

Bowman Field Airport, KY
    (Lat. 38[deg]13'41'' N, long. 85[deg]39'49'' W)
Louisville International Airport, KY
    (Lat. 38[deg]10'27'' N, long. 85[deg]44'11'' W) E-104

    Within a 3.9-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport, excluding that 
portion within the Louisville International Airport Field Class C 
airspace area, and excluding that portion south of the 081[deg] 
bearing from Louisville International Airport, and also excluding 
that portion north of the Louisville International Airport Class C 
airspace area and west of a line drawn from lat. 38[deg]11'28'' N, 
long. 85[deg]42'01'' W direct thru the point where the 030[deg] 
bearing from Louisville International Airport intersects the 5-mile 
radius from Louisville International Airport to the point of 
intersection with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman Field Airport. 
This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates 
and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Chart Supplement.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 29, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-19490 Filed 9-10-18; 8:45 am]
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