Amendment of Class E Airspace, Augusta, GA, and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Waynesboro, GA, 53983-53985 [2018-23399]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations support standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM in the Federal Register (83 FR 36482, July 30, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2016–9442 to establish Class E surface area airspace at Copiah County Airport, Crystal Springs, MS. 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 6005, of FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document 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. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Copiah County Airport, Crystal Springs, MS, providing the controlled airspace required to support the new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at the airport. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 25, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, 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 MS E5 Crystal Springs, MS [New] Copiah County Airport, MS (Lat. 31°54′09″ N, long. 90°22′00″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Copiah County Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 18, 2018. Debra L. Hogan, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–23402 Filed 10–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53983 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0369; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–8] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace, Augusta, GA, and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Waynesboro, GA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport); removing Burke County Airport and Millen Airport from the airspace designation and establishing these two airports under Waynesboro, GA, designation; and updating the geographic coordinates of Daniel Field, Augusta, GA, and Millen Airport, Waynesboro, GA. This action accommodates airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Millen non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Millen Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 3, 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 7400.11C, 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 7400.11C 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 53984 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 E airspace, at Augusta, GA, and establishes Class E airspace at Waynesboro, GA, to support airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Millen nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Millen Airport. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 39384, August 9, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0369 to amend Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, and establish Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Burke County Airport and Millen Airport, Waynesboro, GA as the Millen NDB has been decommissioned and the NDB approach cancelled. 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 6005, of FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 25, 2018 Jkt 247001 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends 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. Environmental Review The Rule This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) amends part 71 by amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport); removing Burke County Airport and Millen Airport from the airspace designation and establishing these two airports under Waynesboro, GA, designation due to the cancellation of the Millen NDB and cancellation of the associated approach; and updating the geographic coordinates of Daniel Field, Augusta, GA, to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is established at Burke County Airport, Waynesboro, GA, within a 6.7-mile (increased from a 6.6-mile) radius of the airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is established at Millen airport within a 7.4-mile (increased from a 7.3-mile) radius of the airport. The geographic coordinates are adjusted to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. 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 7400.11C, 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 GA E5 Augusta, GA [Amended] Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, GA (Lat. 33°22′12″ N, long. 81°57′52″ W) Daniel Field (Lat. 33°28′00″ N, long. 82°02′22″ W) Emory NDB (Lat. 33°27′46″ N, long. 81°59′49″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.6-mile radius of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, and within 3.2 miles either side of the 168° bearing from the airport extending from the 8.6-mile radius to 12.5 miles south of the airport, and within a 7-mile radius of Daniel Field, and within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 349° bearing from the Emory NDB extending from the 7-mile radius to 16 miles north of the Emory NDB. ASO GA E5 Waynesboro, GA [New] Burke County Airport, GA (Lat. 33°02′29″ N, long. 82°00′10″ W) Millen Airport E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (Lat. 32°53′35″ N, long. 81°57′55″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Burke County Airport, and within a 7.4-mile radius of Millen Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 17, 2018. Ken Brissenden, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–23399 Filed 10–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 91 [Docket No.: FAA–2018–0927; Amdt. No. 91–353] RIN 2120–AL06 Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Baghdad Flight Information Region (FIR) (ORBB) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action reissues, with modifications to reflect changed conditions in Iraq, the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) that prohibits certain flights in the Baghdad Flight Information Region (FIR) (ORBB) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. DATES: This final rule is effective on October 26, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Filippell, Air Transportation Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8166; email michael.e.filippell@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES I. Executive Summary This action reissues, with modifications to address changed conditions in Iraq, Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 77, § 91.1605, which prohibits certain flight operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 25, 2018 Jkt 247001 privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The reissued rule prohibits operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) below Flight Level (FL) 260, except operations necessary to climb out of, or descend into, the Kuwait FIR (OKAC), subject to the approval of, and in accordance with the conditions established by, the appropriate authorities of Iraq. Conditions in Iraq have improved since action was last taken on SFAR No. 77, § 91.1605 by the FAA in May 2015, which expired on May 11, 2017.1 The coalition of Iraqi security forces, allied nations, and supporting militia elements has successfully reduced the area under Islamic State of Iraq and Ash-Sham (ISIS) control. In addition, the operational anti-aircraft-capable weapons possessed by ISIS or other anti-U.S. extremist/militant elements are altitude-limited and would not pose a risk to U.S. civil aviation overflights at or above FL 260, provided that the flights remain clear of areas where fighting is likely to occur or re-emerge. The appropriate authorities of Iraq have taken steps to prohibit civil aviation operations at or above FL 260 in such areas. Therefore, on December 9, 2017, the FAA issued KICZ NOTAM A0025/ 17, amending its prohibition on U.S. civil aviation operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) to allow overflights at or above FL 260. There continues to be an unacceptable level of risk to U.S. civil aviation operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) at altitudes below FL 260, as described in this rule, resulting from the potential for fighting in certain areas of Iraq and ongoing concerns about the extremist/ militant threat to U.S. civil aviation throughout Iraq. With limited exceptions described in this final rule, U.S. civil aviation operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) at altitudes below FL 260 remain prohibited consistent with KICZ NOTAM A0025/17. Consequently, the FAA is reissuing the modified SFAR to remain in effect until October 26, 2018. The FAA finds this action necessary due to continued hazards to U.S. civil aviation operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) at altitudes below FL 260. 1 Due to continuing hazards and to avoid interruption of the flight prohibition, the FAA issued KICZ NOTAM A0010/17 under the Administrator’s emergency authority (49 U.S.C. 46105(c)) to temporarily continue the SFAR flight prohibition until a final rule became effective. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53985 II. Legal Authority and Good Cause A. Legal Authority The FAA is responsible for the safety of flight in the U.S. and for the safety of U.S. civil operators, U.S.-registered civil aircraft, and U.S.-certificated airmen throughout the world. The FAA Administrator’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety is found in title 49, U.S. Code, Subtitle I, sections 106(f) and (g). Subtitle VII of title 49, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. Section 40101(d)(1) provides that the Administrator shall consider in the public interest, among other matters, assigning, maintaining, and enhancing safety and security as the highest priorities in air commerce. Section 40105(b)(1)(A) requires the Administrator to exercise his authority consistently with the obligations of the U.S. Government under international agreements. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in title 49, U.S. Code, subtitle VII, Part A, subpart III, section 44701, General requirements. Under that section, the FAA is charged broadly with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing, among other things, regulations and minimum standards for practices, methods, and procedures that the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce and national security. This regulation is within the scope of FAA’s authority, because it prohibits the persons described in paragraph (a) of SFAR No. 77, § 91.1605, from conducting flight operations in the Baghdad FIR (ORBB) at altitudes below FL 260, with limited exceptions, due to the continued hazards to the safety of U.S. civil flight operations, as described in the preamble to this final rule. The FAA also finds that this action is fully consistent with the obligations under 49 U.S.C. 40105(b)(1)(A) to ensure that the FAA exercises its duties consistently with the obligations of the United States under international agreements. B. Good Cause for Immediate Adoption Section 553(b)(3)(B) of title 5 of the United States Code (5 U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedures for rules when the agency for ‘‘good cause’’ finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Section 553(d) also authorizes agencies to forgo the delay in the effective date of the final rule for good cause found and published with the rule. In this instance, the FAA finds E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 53983-53985]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23399]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0369; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-8]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace, Augusta, GA, and Establishment of 
Class E Airspace, Waynesboro, GA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change 
of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at 
Bush Field Airport); removing Burke County Airport and Millen Airport 
from the airspace designation and establishing these two airports under 
Waynesboro, GA, designation; and updating the geographic coordinates of 
Daniel Field, Augusta, GA, and Millen Airport, Waynesboro, GA. This 
action accommodates airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning 
of the Millen non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of 
the NDB approach at Millen Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary 
for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) 
operations at these airports.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 3, 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 7400.11C, 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 7400.11C 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

[[Page 53984]]

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 E airspace, at Augusta, GA, and establishes Class E 
airspace at Waynesboro, GA, to support airspace reconfiguration due to 
the decommissioning of the Millen non-directional radio beacon (NDB) 
and cancellation of the NDB approach at Millen Airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 39384, August 9, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2018-0369 to 
amend Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more 
above the surface, and establish Class E airspace area extending upward 
from 700 feet or more above the surface at Burke County Airport and 
Millen Airport, Waynesboro, GA as the Millen NDB has been 
decommissioned and the NDB approach cancelled.
    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 6005, of 
FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 
2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 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 7400.11C, 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 Rule

    This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
amends part 71 by amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change 
of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at 
Bush Field Airport); removing Burke County Airport and Millen Airport 
from the airspace designation and establishing these two airports under 
Waynesboro, GA, designation due to the cancellation of the Millen NDB 
and cancellation of the associated approach; and updating the 
geographic coordinates of Daniel Field, Augusta, GA, to be in concert 
with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
is established at Burke County Airport, Waynesboro, GA, within a 6.7-
mile (increased from a 6.6-mile) radius of the airport.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
is established at Millen airport within a 7.4-mile (increased from a 
7.3-mile) radius of the airport. The geographic coordinates are 
adjusted to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.

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. 
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 5-6.5a. 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

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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 GA E5 Augusta, GA [Amended]

Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]22'12'' N, long. 81[deg]57'52'' W)
Daniel Field
    (Lat. 33[deg]28'00'' N, long. 82[deg]02'22'' W)
Emory NDB
    (Lat. 33[deg]27'46'' N, long. 81[deg]59'49'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.6-mile radius of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field, 
and within 3.2 miles either side of the 168[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 8.6-mile radius to 12.5 miles south of 
the airport, and within a 7-mile radius of Daniel Field, and within 
8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 349[deg] bearing from the Emory 
NDB extending from the 7-mile radius to 16 miles north of the Emory 
NDB.

ASO GA E5 Waynesboro, GA [New]

Burke County Airport, GA
    (Lat. 33[deg]02'29'' N, long. 82[deg]00'10'' W)
Millen Airport

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    (Lat. 32[deg]53'35'' N, long. 81[deg]57'55'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Burke County Airport, and within a 7.4-
mile radius of Millen Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 17, 2018.
Ken Brissenden,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-23399 Filed 10-25-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P