Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elizabethton, TN, 47577-47578 [2018-20225]

Download as PDF 47577 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 183 Thursday, September 20, 2018 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0745; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–15] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elizabethton, TN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Mountain City, TN, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving Johnson County Airport. In addition, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be established in Elizabethton, TN to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: The U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2018–0745; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–15, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS2 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Sep 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line 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 7400.11C 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 would amend Class E airspace at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN, and establish Class E airspace at Elizabethton Municipal, Elizabethton, TN, to support IFR operations at these airports. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA– 2018–0745 and Airspace Docket No. 18– ASO–15) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number.) You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2018–0745; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–15.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1 47578 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS2 The Proposal The FAA proposes an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN, by increasing the northeast extension to 14.4 miles (from 10.9 miles), and creating a 14-mile extension southwest of the airport, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. Additionally, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be established at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton, TN, within a 9.5-mile radius of the airport, and within 4-miles each side of the 243° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9.5-mile radius to 15-miles southwest of the airport to accommodate RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at these airports. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005, of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, 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. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Sep 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed 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 This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: radius of Elizabethton Municipal Airport, and within 4-miles each side of the 243° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9.5-mile radius to 15-miles southwest of the airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 10, 2018. Christopher Cox, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–20225 Filed 9–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0698; Airspace Docket No. 18–AGL–20] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Pontiac, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS AGENCY: 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: SUMMARY: ■ 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO TN E5 Mountain City, TN [Amended] Johnson County Airport, TN (Lat. 36°25′04″ N, long. 81°49′31″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Johnson County Airport, and within 3.2 miles each side of the 066° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14.4 miles northeast of the airport, and within 3.2 miles each side of the 251° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14-miles southwest of the airport. ASO TN E5 Elizabethton, TN [New] Elizabethton Municipal Airport, TN (Lat. 36°22′16″ N, long. 82°10′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 9.5-mile PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Oakland County International Airport, Pontiac, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pontiac VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. This action would also replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2018– 0698; Airspace Docket No. 18–AGL–20, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between E:\FR\FM\20SEP1.SGM 20SEP1

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[FR Doc No: 2018-20225]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 183 / Thursday, September 20, 2018 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0745; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-15]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and 
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elizabethton, TN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface in Mountain City, TN, to 
accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) 
standard instrument approach procedures serving Johnson County Airport. 
In addition, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface would be established in Elizabethton, TN to accommodate area 
navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument 
approach procedures at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Controlled 
airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument 
flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 5, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: The U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001; 
Telephone: (800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the 
Docket No. FAA-2018-0745; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-15, at the 
beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed on line 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 7400.11C 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 would amend Class E airspace at Johnson County Airport, Mountain 
City, TN, and establish Class E airspace at Elizabethton Municipal, 
Elizabethton, TN, to support IFR operations at these airports.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA-
2018-0745 and Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-15) and be submitted in 
triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the 
address and phone number.) You may also submit comments through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2018-0745; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-15.'' The postcard 
will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation

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Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective 
September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists 
Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA proposes an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet or more above the surface at Johnson County Airport, 
Mountain City, TN, by increasing the northeast extension to 14.4 miles 
(from 10.9 miles), and creating a 14-mile extension southwest of the 
airport, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning 
system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport.
    Additionally, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface would be established at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, 
Elizabethton, TN, within a 9.5-mile radius of the airport, and within 
4-miles each side of the 243[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 9.5-mile radius to 15-miles southwest of the airport to 
accommodate RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for IFR 
operations at these airports.
    Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005, of 
FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 
2018, 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.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
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 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this proposed 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

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is 
amended as follows:

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

* * * * *

ASO TN E5 Mountain City, TN [Amended]

Johnson County Airport, TN
    (Lat. 36[deg]25'04'' N, long. 81[deg]49'31'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of the Johnson County Airport, and within 
3.2 miles each side of the 066[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14.4 miles northeast of the 
airport, and within 3.2 miles each side of the 251[deg] bearing from 
the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14-miles 
southwest of the airport.

ASO TN E5 Elizabethton, TN [New]

Elizabethton Municipal Airport, TN
    (Lat. 36[deg]22'16'' N, long. 82[deg]10'24'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 9.5-mile radius of Elizabethton Municipal Airport, and 
within 4-miles each side of the 243[deg] bearing from the airport, 
extending from the 9.5-mile radius to 15-miles southwest of the 
airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 10, 2018.
Christopher Cox,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-20225 Filed 9-19-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P