Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, OR, 54232-54234 [2018-23479]

Download as PDF 54232 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (l) 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. (i) Pratt & Whitney (PW) Alert Service Bulletin PW2000 A73–172, dated October 16, 2017. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For PW service information identified in this AD, contact Pratt & Whitney Division, 400 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06118; phone: 800–565–0140; fax: 860–565–5442. (4) 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. (5) 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 23, 2018. Robert J. Ganley, Manager, Engine and Propeller Standards Branch, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–23526 Filed 10–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Authority for This Rulemaking Federal Aviation Administration 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, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR, to support IFR operations at this airport. 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1034; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–23] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, OR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. Additionally, an editorial change removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations, and replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement in Class D airspace. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 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: Richard Farnsworth, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198– 6547; telephone (206) 231–2244. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 7428; February 21, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1034 to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. Twenty-six comments were received, all in support of the changes. 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. 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, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. Class D airspace is modified to a 4mile radius of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of the 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 4mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport (from a 4.2-mile radius of the airport from the 64° bearing from the airport clockwise to the 142° bearing, extending to a 5-mile radius from the 142° bearing clockwise to the 64° bearing from the airport). Two excluded area cutouts for Lenhardt Airpark and McGee Airport, respectively, (both nearby satellite general aviation airports) are modified by excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°11′51″ N, long. 122°45′45″ W; to lat. 45°12′50″ N, long. 122°44′34″ W; to the point where the 142° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 174° bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning; and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°15′37″ N, long. 122°51′14″ W; to the point where the 235° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281° bearing, thence to the point of beginning (from excluding that airspace below 1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from the airport from the 142° bearing clockwise to the 174° bearing, and that airspace below 1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from the airport from the 250° bearing clockwise to the 266° bearing from the airport). The modification of the excluded areas within the Class D provides additional airspace for visual flight rules operations at the satellite airports while maintaining the required airspace to support IFR operations at Aurora State Airport. Also, an editorial change is made to the legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement. Class E surface area airspace is modified to be coincident with the dimensions of the Class D airspace except no exclusion is provided in the vicinity of Lenhardt Airpark (‘‘excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°11′51″ N, long. 122°45′45″ W; to lat. 45°12′50″ N, long. 122°44′34″ W; to the point where the 142° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 174° bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning’’). Class E surface area airspace is required within this Class D cutout to ensure Class E weather requirements exist from the surface and protect IFR arrival operations to Aurora State Airport. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet is modified to within a 6.5-mile radius (from a 7-mile radius) from the airport 043° bearing clockwise to the airport 350° bearing and within a 9-mile radius (from a 6.5-mile radius) from the airport 350° bearing clockwise to the airport 043° bearing, and within 1.6 miles each side of a 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 9mile radius of the airport to 20.6 miles north of the airport (from within 1.6 miles either side of the 007° bearing from airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 20 miles northeast of the airport), and within 1.8 miles each side of a line extending from lat. 45°21′12″ N, long. 122°58′41″ W, to lat. 45°19′20″ N, long. 122°49′07″ W (from within 1.2 miles either side of the 306° bearing from airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 10.9 miles northwest of the airport). The airport designations for the Class D and E airspace areas are amended by removing the name of the city associated with the airport to be in compliance with a change to FAA Order VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 54233 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * Regulatory Notices and Analyses ANM OR D Aurora, OR [Amended] Aurora State Airport, OR (Lat. 45°14′50″ N, long. 122°46′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Aurora State Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport, excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°11′51″ N, long. 122°45′45″ W; to lat. 45°12′50″ N, long. 122°44′34″ W; to the point where the 142° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 174° bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning, and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°15′37″ N, long. 122°51′14″ W; to the point where the 235° bearing from the airport intersects the 4mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281° bearing, thence to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. 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 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ANM OR E2 Aurora, OR [Amended] Aurora State Airport, OR (Lat. 45°14′50″ N, long. 122°46′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius of Aurora State Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport, excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45°15′37″ N, long. 122°51′14″ W; to the point where the 235° bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281° bearing, thence to the point of beginning. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ANM OR E5 Aurora, OR [Amended] Aurora State Airport, OR (Lat. 45°14′50″ N, long. 122°46′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 9-mile radius of the Aurora State Airport from a 350° bearing from the airport clockwise to a 043° bearing from the airport, and within a 6.5mile radius of the airport from the airport 043° bearing clockwise to the airport 350° bearing, and within 1.6 miles each side of a 007° bearing from the airport extending from the 9-mile radius of the airport to 20.6 miles north of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of a line extending from lat. E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1 54234 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 45°21′12″ N, long. 122°58′41″ W; to lat. 45°19′20″ N, long. 122°49′07″ W. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 19, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–23479 Filed 10–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S 216th St, Des Moines, WA 98198–6547; telephone (206) 231–2245. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1091; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–26] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Atwater, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. Additionally, the airport’s geographic coordinates have been updated to match the FAA’s aeronautical database and the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory is replaced with Chart Supplement in Class D airspace. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport due to the decommissioning of the El Nido VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME). 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 7400.11, 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 this material at NARA, call 202–741– amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Oct 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 and Class E airspace at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 3100; January 23, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1091 to amend Class D and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. Fifteen comments were received, of which twelve were from local political organizations, aviation companies, and the public. In addition, two were duplicates and one was an illustration of a recommended amendment to the rulemaking proposal. Four commenters stated the reasons for the airspace modifications were not clear. The FAA agrees and is including a clearer explanation in the final rule. The proposed modifications are required to bring the airspace into compliance with the common standards required by the FAA, in its orders, directives and guidance. The FAA initiated modifications to the Castle Airport airspace to ensure aircraft arriving Runway (RWY) 31 on the RNAV, VOR/DME, or ILS approaches descend through 1,000 feet above ground level (AGL) within the Class D PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 airspace; that IFR departures from Castle Airport and Merced Regional/Macready Field have adequate airspace to depart and that the minimum airspace needed for safe and efficient terminal IFR and visual flight rules (VFR) operations is maintained. Three commenters were concerned with the economic impact to local businesses in Merced and Atwater, CA. Based on those comments, the FAA considered the operational and economic advantages offered by both Castle Airport, Atwater CA. and Merced Regional/Macready Field, Merced CA., including the importance and interest to the commerce and welfare of the respective communities. The FAA made accommodations, as indicated below, in the design of the airspace. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) in its comments stated that the Merced Regional/ Macready Field Class E2 airspace fulfilled the requirement to ensure the lateral boundary of the Castle Airport Class D area is congruent with the beginning of controlled airspace. The FAA agrees. However, the Merced Regional/Macready Field Class E2 airspace does not provide the airspace needed to protect aircraft on approach to Castle Airport as they descend through 1,000 feet AGL and meet FAA criteria for extensions of less than 2 miles. Thus, the Class D airspace southwest lateral boundary, within the Merced Regional/Macready Field Class E2 area, has been expanded to coincide with the rail line and protects Castle Airport IFR arrivals. AOPA further commented, ‘‘In determining the final configuration of the Castle Airport Class D airspace, it is important the safety and operational impacts it would have on Merced Regional/Macready Field be weighed as well.’’ The FAA agrees all users have the public right of freedom of transit through the NAS. Accordingly, while a sincere effort was made to negotiate equitable solutions regarding the use of the NAS, preservation and safety of aviation was the primary emphasis. We do not agree that defining the Class D lateral boundary from the 297° bearing to the 147° bearing meets the minimum FAA criteria and provides the necessary safety for arrivals and departures from Castle Airport. This configuration would not provide adequate airspace for Castle Airport departures using the Diverse Vector Area or RWY 31 Obstacle Departure Procedure, as it would not meet FAA criteria and provide 1.8 nm either side of the track to be flown. The FAA did agree that modifying the Class D southwest lateral boundary to E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1034; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-23]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, OR

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class D airspace, Class E surface 
area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. Additionally, 
an editorial change removes the city associated with the airport name 
in the airspace designations, and replaces the outdated term Airport/
Facility Directory with Chart Supplement in Class D airspace. These 
changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety 
and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the 
National Airspace System.

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 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: Richard Farnsworth, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198-6547; telephone (206) 231-2244.

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, Class E surface area airspace, and 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at 
Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR, to support IFR operations at this 
airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 7428; February 21, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2017-1034 
to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora 
State Airport, Aurora, OR. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. Twenty-six comments were received, all in 
support of the changes.
    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.

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, Class E surface area airspace, and 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at 
Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR.
    Class D airspace is modified to a 4-mile radius of the airport, and 
within 1.8 miles each side of the 007[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport 
(from a 4.2-mile radius of the airport from the 64[deg] bearing from 
the airport clockwise to the 142[deg] bearing, extending to a 5-mile 
radius from the 142[deg] bearing clockwise to the 64[deg] bearing from 
the airport). Two excluded area cutouts for Lenhardt Airpark and McGee 
Airport, respectively, (both nearby satellite general aviation 
airports) are modified by excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL 
within the area bounded by lat. 45[deg]11'51'' N, long. 122[deg]45'45'' 
W; to lat. 45[deg]12'50'' N, long. 122[deg]44'34'' W; to the point 
where the 142[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile 
radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius 
to the 174[deg] bearing from the airport, thence to the point of 
beginning; and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the 
area bounded by lat. 45[deg]15'37'' N, long. 122[deg]51'14'' W; to the 
point where the 235[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile 
radius of the airport, thence

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clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281[deg] 
bearing, thence to the point of beginning (from excluding that airspace 
below 1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from the airport from the 142[deg] 
bearing clockwise to the 174[deg] bearing, and that airspace below 
1,200 feet beyond 3.3 miles from the airport from the 250[deg] bearing 
clockwise to the 266[deg] bearing from the airport). The modification 
of the excluded areas within the Class D provides additional airspace 
for visual flight rules operations at the satellite airports while 
maintaining the required airspace to support IFR operations at Aurora 
State Airport. Also, an editorial change is made to the legal 
description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement.
    Class E surface area airspace is modified to be coincident with the 
dimensions of the Class D airspace except no exclusion is provided in 
the vicinity of Lenhardt Airpark (``excluding that airspace below 1,500 
feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45[deg]11'51'' N, long. 
122[deg]45'45'' W; to lat. 45[deg]12'50'' N, long. 122[deg]44'34'' W; 
to the point where the 142[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 
4-mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile 
radius to the 174[deg] bearing from the airport, thence to the point of 
beginning''). Class E surface area airspace is required within this 
Class D cutout to ensure Class E weather requirements exist from the 
surface and protect IFR arrival operations to Aurora State Airport.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet is modified to 
within a 6.5-mile radius (from a 7-mile radius) from the airport 
043[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 350[deg] bearing and within a 
9-mile radius (from a 6.5-mile radius) from the airport 350[deg] 
bearing clockwise to the airport 043[deg] bearing, and within 1.6 miles 
each side of a 007[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 9-
mile radius of the airport to 20.6 miles north of the airport (from 
within 1.6 miles either side of the 007[deg] bearing from airport 
extending from the 7-mile radius to 20 miles northeast of the airport), 
and within 1.8 miles each side of a line extending from lat. 
45[deg]21'12'' N, long. 122[deg]58'41'' W, to lat. 45[deg]19'20'' N, 
long. 122[deg]49'07'' W (from within 1.2 miles either side of the 
306[deg] bearing from airport extending from the 7-mile radius to 10.9 
miles northwest of the airport).
    The airport designations for the Class D and E airspace areas are 
amended by removing the name of the city associated with the airport to 
be in compliance 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 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

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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 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.

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ANM OR D Aurora, OR [Amended]

Aurora State Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]14'50'' N, long. 122[deg]46'12'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Aurora State Airport and 
within 1.8 miles each side of the 007[deg] bearing from the airport 
extending from the 4-mile radius to 5.1 miles north of the airport, 
excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded 
by lat. 45[deg]11'51'' N, long. 122[deg]45'45'' W; to lat. 
45[deg]12'50'' N, long. 122[deg]44'34'' W; to the point where the 
142[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of 
the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the 
174[deg] bearing from the airport, thence to the point of beginning, 
and excluding that airspace below 1,500 feet MSL within the area 
bounded by lat. 45[deg]15'37'' N, long. 122[deg]51'14'' W; to the 
point where the 235[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 4-
mile radius of the airport, thence clockwise along the airport 4-
mile radius to the airport 281[deg] bearing, thence to the point of 
beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ANM OR E2 Aurora, OR [Amended]

Aurora State Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]14'50'' N, long. 122[deg]46'12'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile 
radius of Aurora State Airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the 
007[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 4-mile radius 
to 5.1 miles north of the airport, excluding that airspace below 
1,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by lat. 45[deg]15'37'' N, 
long. 122[deg]51'14'' W; to the point where the 235[deg] bearing 
from the airport intersects the 4-mile radius of the airport, thence 
clockwise along the airport 4-mile radius to the airport 281[deg] 
bearing, thence to the point of beginning.

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

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ANM OR E5 Aurora, OR [Amended]

Aurora State Airport, OR
    (Lat. 45[deg]14'50'' N, long. 122[deg]46'12'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 9-mile radius of the Aurora State Airport from a 350[deg] 
bearing from the airport clockwise to a 043[deg] bearing from the 
airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of the airport from the 
airport 043[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 350[deg] bearing, 
and within 1.6 miles each side of a 007[deg] bearing from the 
airport extending from the 9-mile radius of the airport to 20.6 
miles north of the airport, and within 1.8 miles each side of a line 
extending from lat.

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45[deg]21'12'' N, long. 122[deg]58'41'' W; to lat. 45[deg]19'20'' N, 
long. 122[deg]49'07'' W.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 19, 2018.
Shawn M. Kozica,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-23479 Filed 10-26-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P