Amendment of Class D Airspace; Tulsa, OK, 53979-53981 [2018-23401]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in HPC rotor stage 2–5 spool aft spacer arms. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC rotor stage 2–5 spools. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in uncontained spool release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES (g) Required Actions (1) Remove from service HPC rotor stage 2– 5 spools with S/Ns listed in paragraph 4, Appendix A, of GE SB GE90–100 SB 72–0659 R01, dated February 18, 2016, as follows, or before further flight, whichever occurs later: (i) For spools with fewer than 4,500 flight cycles since new (CSN) as of April 21, 2017, remove before exceeding 5,000 CSN. (ii) For spools with 4,500 CSN or more but fewer than 5,200 CSN as of April 21, 2017, remove within 500 CIS but not to exceed 5,500 CSN. (iii) For spools with 5,200 CSN or more but fewer than 5,600 CSN as of April 21, 2017, remove within 300 CIS but not to exceed 5,800 CSN. (iv) For spools with 5,600 CSN or more but fewer than 5,800 CSN as of April 21, 2017, remove within 200 CIS but not to exceed 5,850 CSN. (v) For spools with 5,800 CSN or more but fewer than 6,000 CSN as of April 21, 2017, remove within 50 CIS but not to exceed 6,000 CSN. (vi) For spools with 6,000 CSN or more as of April 21, 2017, remove before the next flight. (2) Remove from service HPC rotor stage 2– 5 spools listed in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD and HPC rotor stage 2–5 spools with S/Ns listed in paragraph 4, Appendix A, of GE SB GE90–100 S/B 72–0714, Revision 01, dated February 16, 2018, before exceeding 8,200 CSN, or before further flight, whichever occurs later. (h) Installation Prohibition (1) After the effective date of this AD, do not install or reinstall onto any engine, any HPC rotor stage 2–5 spool with an S/N listed in paragraph 4, Appendix A, of GE SB No. GE90–100 SB 72–0499 R01, dated February 5, 2014, or paragraph 4, Appendix A, of GE SB GE90–100 SB72–0659 R01, dated February 18, 2016, that exceeds 5,000 CSN. (2) After the effective date of this AD, do not install or reinstall onto any engine, any HPC rotor stage 2–5 spool listed in paragraph (c)(2) of this AD, or HPC rotor stage 2–5 spool with an S/N listed in paragraph 4, Appendix A, of GE SB GE90–100 S/B 72–0714, Revision 01, dated February 16, 2018, that exceeds 8,200 CSN. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, ECO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 25, 2018 Jkt 247001 53979 or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j) of this AD. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@ faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (j) Related Information AGENCY: For more information about this AD, contact David Bethka, Aerospace Engineer, ECO Branch, FAA, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7129; fax: 781–238–7199; email: david.bethka@faa.gov. SUMMARY: (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on November 30, 2018. (i) General Electric Company (GE) Service Bulletin (SB) GE90–100 SB 72–0499 R01, dated February 5, 2014. (ii) GE SB GE90–100 S/B 72–0714, Revision 01, dated February 16, 2018. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on April 21, 2017 (82 FR 16728, April 6, 2017). (i) GE SB GE90–100 SB 72–0659 R01, dated February 18, 2016. (ii) [Reserved.] (5) For service information identified in this AD, contact General Electric Company, 1 Neumann Way, Room 285, Cincinnati, OH 45215; phone: 513–552–3272; email: geae.aoc@ge.com. (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7759. (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 17, 2018. Karen M. Grant, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–23466 Filed 10–25–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0094; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASW–4] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D Airspace; Tulsa, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. This action amends Class D airspace designated as an extension at Tulsa Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK. This action is a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Glenpool VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Newtork (MON) Program and the cancellation of the associated instrument procedures. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated; to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database, as well as an editorial change removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace legal description. Also, the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ is replaced with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. 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 published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 53980 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5857. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES 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 modifies Class D airspace designated as an extension at Tulsa Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK, to support instrument flight rules operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 14785; April 6, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0094 to amend the Class D airspace Designated as an extension at Tulsa Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). In their comment, AOPA stated that the NPRM did not comply with FAA guidance in FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, because a graphic was not included in the docket. Additionally, AOPA encouraged the FAA to follow their guidance in the Order by making the action effective date coincidental to the sectional chart publication date. The FAA has determined AOPA’s comments raised no substantive issues with respect to the proposed changes to the airspace addressed in the NPRM. To the extent the FAA failed to follow its policy guidance reference publishing graphics in the docket and establishing the Class D airspace effective date to match the sectional chart date, we note the following. With respect to AOPA’s comment addressing graphics, FAA Order 7400.2L, paragraph 2–3–3.c. requires the official docket to include available graphics. For this airspace action, no graphics were deemed necessary or produced in the review or development VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 25, 2018 Jkt 247001 of the proposed airspace amendments noted in the NPRM; therefore, no graphics were available to include in the docket. Specific to AOPA’s comment regarding the FAA already creating a graphical depiction of new or modified airspace overlaid on a Sectional Chart for quality assurance purposes, this is not correct nor required in all cases. During the airspace reviews, airspace graphics may be created, if deemed necessary, to determine if there are any terrain issues, or if cases are considered complex. However, in many cases when developing an airspace amendment proposal, a graphic is not required. It was unclear if the graphic AOPA argued was already created with a sectional chart background was actually the airspace graphic created by the Aeronautical Informational Services office in preparation of publishing the sectional charts. However, that graphic is normally created after the rulemaking determination is published. With respect to AOPA’s comment addressing effective dates, FAA Order 7400.2L, paragraph 2–3–7.a.4. states that, to the extent practicable, Class D airspace area and restricted area rules should become effective on a sectional chart date and that consideration should be given to selecting a sectional chart date that matches a 56-day en route chart cycle date. The FAA does consider publishing Class D airspace amendment effective dates to coincide with the publication of sectional charts, to the extent practicable; however, this consideration is accomplished after the NPRM comment period ends in the final rule. Substantive comments received to NPRMs, flight safety concerns, management of IFR operations at affected airports, and immediacy of required proposed airspace amendments are some of the factors that must be taken into consideration when selecting the appropriate effective date. After considering all factors, the FAA may determine that selecting an effective date that conforms to a 56-day en route chart cycle date that is not coincidental to sectional chart dates is better for the National Airspace System and its users than awaiting the next sectional chart date. Class D airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000 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 D airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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) part 71 modifies Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,100 feet MSL, within a 4mile radius of Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 190° radial from the airport RWY 01L–LOC extending from the 4-mile radius to 4.1 miles south of the airport (reduced from 1.3 miles each side of the 350° radial of the Glenpool VOR extending from the 4-mile radius to 4.7 miles south of the airport). This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Glenpool VOR as part of the VOR MON Program and cancellation of the associated instrument approach. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Additionally, this action makes an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ‘‘Airport/ Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement.’’ Also, an editorial change will be made removing the airport name from the airspace designation, and removing the word ‘‘Tulsa’’ from the airport name, to comply with a 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 E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 18, 2018. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. Environmental Review BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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. Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 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. [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ Class D Airspace. * * * * khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES ASW OK D * Tulsa, OK [Amended] Richard Lloyd Jones Jr., OK (Lat. 36°02′22″ N, long. 95°59′05″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,100 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 190° bearing from the Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport RWY 01L–LOC from the 4 mile radius to 4.1 miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace within the Tulsa International Airport, OK, Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Oct 25, 2018 Jkt 247001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0468; Airspace Docket No. 18–AEA–13] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cambridge, MD Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport, Cambridge, MD, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Cambridge nondirectional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also corrects the region identifier in the description header, and updates the airport name and geographic coordinates. 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: Adoption of the Amendment Paragraph 5000 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AGENCY: Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 § 71.1 [FR Doc. 2018–23401 Filed 10–25–18; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53981 published yearly and effective on September 15. John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 CambridgeDorchester Regional Airport, Cambridge, MD, to support standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (83 FR 38098, August 3, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0468 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Cambridge-Dorchester Regional Airport, Cambridge, MD. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the airspace designation header was incorrect, and is corrected in this rule. 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 71.1. The 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0094; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASW-4]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D Airspace; Tulsa, OK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace designated as an extension 
at Tulsa Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK. This action is a result of 
an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Glenpool VHF 
omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum 
Operational Newtork (MON) Program and the cancellation of the 
associated instrument procedures. The geographic coordinates of the 
airport are also updated; to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database, as well as an editorial change removing the city associated 
with the airport name in the airspace legal description. Also, the 
outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' is replaced with ``Chart 
Supplement''.

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 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Shelby, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support

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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 modifies Class D airspace designated as an extension at Tulsa 
Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK, to support instrument flight rules 
operations at this airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 14785; April 6, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2018-0094 to 
amend the Class D airspace Designated as an extension at Tulsa Lloyd 
Jones Jr. Airport, Tulsa, OK. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received from the Aircraft 
Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). In their comment, AOPA stated 
that the NPRM did not comply with FAA guidance in FAA Order 7400.2L, 
Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, because a graphic was not 
included in the docket. Additionally, AOPA encouraged the FAA to follow 
their guidance in the Order by making the action effective date 
coincidental to the sectional chart publication date.
    The FAA has determined AOPA's comments raised no substantive issues 
with respect to the proposed changes to the airspace addressed in the 
NPRM. To the extent the FAA failed to follow its policy guidance 
reference publishing graphics in the docket and establishing the Class 
D airspace effective date to match the sectional chart date, we note 
the following.
    With respect to AOPA's comment addressing graphics, FAA Order 
7400.2L, paragraph 2-3-3.c. requires the official docket to include 
available graphics. For this airspace action, no graphics were deemed 
necessary or produced in the review or development of the proposed 
airspace amendments noted in the NPRM; therefore, no graphics were 
available to include in the docket.
    Specific to AOPA's comment regarding the FAA already creating a 
graphical depiction of new or modified airspace overlaid on a Sectional 
Chart for quality assurance purposes, this is not correct nor required 
in all cases. During the airspace reviews, airspace graphics may be 
created, if deemed necessary, to determine if there are any terrain 
issues, or if cases are considered complex. However, in many cases when 
developing an airspace amendment proposal, a graphic is not required. 
It was unclear if the graphic AOPA argued was already created with a 
sectional chart background was actually the airspace graphic created by 
the Aeronautical Informational Services office in preparation of 
publishing the sectional charts. However, that graphic is normally 
created after the rulemaking determination is published.
    With respect to AOPA's comment addressing effective dates, FAA 
Order 7400.2L, paragraph 2-3-7.a.4. states that, to the extent 
practicable, Class D airspace area and restricted area rules should 
become effective on a sectional chart date and that consideration 
should be given to selecting a sectional chart date that matches a 56-
day en route chart cycle date. The FAA does consider publishing Class D 
airspace amendment effective dates to coincide with the publication of 
sectional charts, to the extent practicable; however, this 
consideration is accomplished after the NPRM comment period ends in the 
final rule. Substantive comments received to NPRMs, flight safety 
concerns, management of IFR operations at affected airports, and 
immediacy of required proposed airspace amendments are some of the 
factors that must be taken into consideration when selecting the 
appropriate effective date. After considering all factors, the FAA may 
determine that selecting an effective date that conforms to a 56-day en 
route chart cycle date that is not coincidental to sectional chart 
dates is better for the National Airspace System and its users than 
awaiting the next sectional chart date.
    Class D airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000 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 D 
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 7400.11C, 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) 
part 71 modifies Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to 
and including 3,100 feet MSL, within a 4-mile radius of Richard Lloyd 
Jones Jr. Airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 190[deg] radial 
from the airport RWY 01L-LOC extending from the 4-mile radius to 4.1 
miles south of the airport (reduced from 1.3 miles each side of the 
350[deg] radial of the Glenpool VOR extending from the 4-mile radius to 
4.7 miles south of the airport). This action is necessary due to the 
decommissioning of the Glenpool VOR as part of the VOR MON Program and 
cancellation of the associated instrument approach.
    The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this 
action makes an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal 
description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart 
Supplement.''
    Also, an editorial change will be made removing the airport name 
from the airspace designation, and removing the word ``Tulsa'' from the 
airport name, to comply with a 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

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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:

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 7400.11C, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and 
effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASW OK D Tulsa, OK [Amended]

Richard Lloyd Jones Jr., OK
    (Lat. 36[deg]02'22'' N, long. 95[deg]59'05'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,100 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. 
Airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 190[deg] bearing from 
the Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport RWY 01L-LOC from the 4 mile 
radius to 4.1 miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace 
within the Tulsa International Airport, OK, Class C airspace area. 
This Class D airspace 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 Fort Worth, Texas, on October 18, 2018.
Walter Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-23401 Filed 10-25-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P