Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI, 46387-46389 [2018-19727]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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, will 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 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES ■ Paragraph 6006 Airspace Areas. En Route Domestic * * * * * AWP CA E6 Los Angeles, CA [NEW] That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 35°17′00″ N, long. 121°25′28″ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 W; to lat. 35°32′00″ N, long. 120°51′00″ W; to lat. 35°37′00″ N, long. 120°33′45″ W; to lat. 35°38′30″ N, long. 120°28′30″ W; to lat. 35°41′58″ N, long. 120°17′17″ W; to lat. 35°43′00″ N, long. 120°13′55″ W; to lat. 35°45′00″ N, long. 120°07′00″ W; to lat. 35°43′11″ N, long. 119°55′03″ W; to lat. 35°41′04″ N, long. 119°42′46″ W; to lat. 35°39′39″ N, long. 119°34′35″ W; to lat. 35°38′43″ N, long. 119°29′25″ W; to lat. 35°49′40″ N, long. 119°22′20″ W; to lat. 36°04′30″ N, long. 119°12′30″ W; to lat. 36°08′00″ N, long. 119°10′00″ W; to lat. 36°08′00″ N, long. 119°02′20″ W; to lat. 36°08′00″ N, long. 119°00′00″ W; to lat. 36°08′00″ N, long. 118°35′00″ W; to lat. 36°34′15″ N, long. 118°35′00″ W; to lat. 36°45′45″ N, long. 118°35′00″ W; to lat. 37°04′50″ N, long. 118°35′00″ W; to lat. 37°12′00″ N, long. 118°35′03″ W; to lat. 37°12′00″ N, long. 118°26′00″ W; to lat. 37°12′00″ N, long. 118°00′00″ W; to lat. 37°12′00″ N, long. 117°20′00″ W; to lat. 37°22′00″ N, long. 117°00′30″ W; to lat. 37°26′30″ N, long. 117°04′33″ W; to lat. 37°33′00″ N, long. 117°05′41″ W; to lat. 37°53′00″ N, long. 117°05′41″ W; to lat. 37°53′00″ N, long. 116°50′00″ W; to lat. 37°53′00″ N, long. 116°26′03″ W; to lat. 37°53′00″ N, long. 116°11′03″ W; to lat. 37°59′59″ N, long. 114°42′06″ W; to lat. 38°01′00″ N, long. 114°30′03″ W; to lat. 38°01′00″ N, long. 114°12′03″ W; to lat. 37°53′44″ N, long. 113°42′03″ W; to lat. 37°49′25″ N, long. 113°42′01″ W; to lat. 37°43′00″ N, long. 113°47′00″ W; to lat. 37°30′00″ N, long. 113°00′00″ W; to lat. 37°27′22″ N, long. 112°25′19″ W; to lat. 37°24′50″ N, long. 111°53′45″ W; to lat. 37°24′45″ N, long. 111°52′45″ W; to lat. 37°00′18″ N, long. 111°43′06″ W; to lat. 36°44′00″ N, long. 111°36′30″ W; to lat. 36°30′54″ N, long. 111°32′08″ W; to lat. 36°25′15″ N, long. 111°30′15″ W; to lat. 35°46′00″ N, long. 111°50′30″ W; to lat. 35°24′00″ N, long. 112°00′00″ W; to lat. 35°23′48″ N, long. 112°09′11″ W; to lat. 35°23′00″ N, long. 112°40′00″ W; to lat. 35°15′20″ N, long. 112°55′40″ W; to lat. 34°55′00″ N, long. 113°37′00″ W; to lat. 34°52′00″ N, long. 113°42′00″ W; to lat. 34°40′00″ N, long. 114°00′00″ W; to lat. 33°24′00″ N, long. 114°00′00″ W; to lat. 32°41′00″ N, long. 114°00′00″ W; to lat. 32°44′15″ N, long. 113°41′05″ W; to lat. 32°06′58″ N, long. 113°30′46″ W; to lat. 32°06′00″ N, long. 113°30′30″ W; to lat. 32°15′00″ N, long. 114°00′00″ W; to lat. 32°29′38″ N, long. 114°48′47″ W; to lat. 32°43′07″ N, long. 114°43′07″ W; to lat. 32°38′30″ N, long. 115°48′30″ W; to lat. 32°32′03″ N, long. 117°07′29″ W; to lat. 32°24′00″ N, long. 117°24′38″ W; to lat. 32°35′07″ N, long. 118°29′51″ W; to lat. 33°04′49″ N, long. 119°44′49″ W; to lat. 33°54′53″ N, long. 120°40′02″ W; to lat. 34°50′19″ N, long. 121°10′09″ W, thence to the point of beginning, excluding that airspace offshore beyond 12 miles of the shoreline. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 46387 Issued in Seattle, Washington, on August 29, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–19725 Filed 9–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1145; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–19] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI by modifying the boundaries to only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed from Class E surface area airspace, and references to the Kamuela VOR/DME is removed from associated Class E airspace areas above. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of the national airspace system. Also, an editorial change will be made removing the airport name and replacing it with the city in the airspace designators for the above airspace areas. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 28, 2019. 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 https://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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1 46388 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2018 / Rules and Regulations information on the availability of this material 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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–2253. 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 at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI, in support of IFR operations at the airport. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 7433; February 21, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1145 to amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at WaimeaKohala Airport, Kamuela, HI. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 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 designation 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 removing the part-time NOTAM status of Class E surface area airspace and defining its boundaries with reference to the Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI (instead of the Kamuela VOR/DME). Class E airspace extends upward from the surface within the 4.3mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 2.4 miles north and 1.8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles east of the airport (currently 1.8 miles northwest of and 2.6 miles southeast of the Kamuela VOR 063° radial, extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.8 miles northeast of the Kamuela VOR/DME). Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface will be modified to within a 4.3-mile radius (from a 6.4-mile radius) of WaimeaKohala Airport and within 4.1 miles each side of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 244° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 5.8 miles southwest of the airport (currently 2 miles each side of the Kamuela VOR/ DME 068° radial, extending from the 6.4-mile radius 12.6 miles northeast of the Kamuela VOR/DME, and within 2 miles each side of the Kamuela VOR/ DME 246° extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 13.4 miles southwest of the Kamuela VOR/DME). This airspace redesign expands the airspace areas slightly northeast and reduces the airspace from southeast clockwise to north to only that area necessary to contain IFR operations at the airport. Additionally, an editorial change replaces Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI, with Kameula, HI, in the airspace designation of the above classes of airspace to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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, will 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 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * AWP HI E2 Kamuela, HI [Amended] Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI (Lat. 20°00′05″ N, long. 155°40′05″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of WaimeaKohala Airport, and within 2.4 miles north and 1.8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles east of the airport. E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 178 / Thursday, September 13, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP HI E5 Kamuela, HI [Amended] Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI (Lat. 20°00′05″ N, long. 155°40′05″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 4.1 miles each side of the 069° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 244° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 5.8 miles southwest of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 5, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–19727 Filed 9–12–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0018; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–20] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class E Airspace; Washington Island, WI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Washington Island Airport, Washington Island, WI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Washington Island Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. 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 https://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; daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 12, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. 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 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Washington Island Airport, Washington Island, WI to support IFR operations at the airport. History On March 23, 2018, the FAA published in the Federal Register (83 FR 12688) Docket No. FAA–2018–0018, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Washington Island Airport, Washington Island, WI. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 46389 document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.0-mile radius of Washington Island Airport, Washington Island, WI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures developed at Washington Island Airport, and for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. 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\13SER1.SGM 13SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19727]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1145; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-19]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E surface area airspace and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea-
Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI by modifying the boundaries to only that 
area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at 
the airport. The part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status is removed 
from Class E surface area airspace, and references to the Kamuela VOR/
DME is removed from associated Class E airspace areas above. Airspace 
redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to 
satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of the 
national airspace system. Also, an editorial change will be made 
removing the airport name and replacing it with the city in the 
airspace designators for the above airspace areas.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 28, 2019. 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 https://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

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information on the availability of this material 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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-2253.

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 at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI, in 
support of IFR operations at the airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 7433; February 21, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2017-1145 
to amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea-Kohala Airport, 
Kamuela, HI. Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the 
FAA. No comments were received.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002, 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 designation 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 is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by removing the part-time NOTAM status of Class E surface area 
airspace and defining its boundaries with reference to the Waimea-
Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI (instead of the Kamuela VOR/DME). Class E 
airspace extends upward from the surface within the 4.3-mile radius of 
Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 2.4 miles north and 1.8 miles south 
of the 069[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile 
radius to 7.3 miles east of the airport (currently 1.8 miles northwest 
of and 2.6 miles southeast of the Kamuela VOR 063[deg] radial, 
extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.8 miles northeast of the 
Kamuela VOR/DME).
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
will be modified to within a 4.3-mile radius (from a 6.4-mile radius) 
of Waimea-Kohala Airport and within 4.1 miles each side of the 069[deg] 
bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 
miles east of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 
244[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 
5.8 miles southwest of the airport (currently 2 miles each side of the 
Kamuela VOR/DME 068[deg] radial, extending from the 6.4-mile radius 
12.6 miles northeast of the Kamuela VOR/DME, and within 2 miles each 
side of the Kamuela VOR/DME 246[deg] extending from the 6.4-mile radius 
to 13.4 miles southwest of the Kamuela VOR/DME). This airspace redesign 
expands the airspace areas slightly northeast and reduces the airspace 
from southeast clockwise to north to only that area necessary to 
contain IFR operations at the airport.
    Additionally, an editorial change replaces Waimea-Kohala Airport, 
HI, with Kameula, HI, in the airspace designation of the above classes 
of airspace to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, 
Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters.

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, will 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]

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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.

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AWP HI E2 Kamuela, HI [Amended]

Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI
    (Lat. 20[deg]00'05'' N, long. 155[deg]40'05'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.3-
mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 2.4 miles north and 
1.8 miles south of the 069[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 4.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles east of the airport.

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

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AWP HI E5 Kamuela, HI [Amended]

Waimea-Kohala Airport, HI
    (Lat. 20[deg]00'05'' N, long. 155[deg]40'05'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4.3-mile radius of Waimea-Kohala Airport, and within 4.1 
miles each side of the 069[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 4.3-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and 
within 1.3 miles each side of the 244[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 5.8 miles southwest of the 
airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on September 5, 2018.
Shawn M. Kozica,
Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-19727 Filed 9-12-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P