Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Juneau, AK, 56711-56713 [2018-24721]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 220 / Wednesday, November 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2018–23–10 Airbus SAS: Amendment 39– 19496; Docket No. FAA–2018–0637; Product Identifier 2018–NM–091–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 19, 2018. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus SAS Model A350–941 airplanes, certificated in any category, except those on which Airbus modification (mod) 111435 or mod 111440 has been embodied in production. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 38, Water/waste. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by leakage of shrouded pipe T-boxes in the potable water system. We are issuing this AD to address the possible leakage of water into the avionics bay. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to the loss of systems/equipment located inside the avionics bay and possible loss of control of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Nov 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 (g) Required Actions Within 36 months after the effective date of this AD: Replace the affected potable water T-boxes and clamps with new parts in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A350– 38–P004, dated April 11, 2018. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: Airbus Maintenance Procedure (MP) Task A350–A– 20–51–64–01001–25BA–A provides additional information for installing and torqueing the hardware. (h) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Section, Transport Standards 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 or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Section, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOCREQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus SAS’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOAauthorized signature. (3) Required for Compliance (RC): If any service information contains procedures or tests that are identified as RC, those procedures and tests must be done to comply with this AD; any procedures or tests that are not identified as RC are recommended. Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. (i) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2018–0111R1, dated May 30, 2018, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0637. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Kathleen Arrigotti, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56711 St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax 206–231–3218. (3) Service information identified in this AD that is not incorporated by reference is available at the addresses specified in paragraphs (j)(3) and (j)(4) of this AD. (j) 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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Airbus Service Bulletin A350–38–P004, dated April 11, 2018. (ii) [Reserved] (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus SAS, Airworthiness Office—EAL, Rond-Point Emile Dewoitine No: 2, 31700 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 45 80; email continuedairworthiness.a350@airbus.com; internet https://www.airbus.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. (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: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on November 5, 2018. Chris Spangenberg, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–24686 Filed 11–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0125; Airspace Docket No. 18–AAL–5] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Juneau, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1 56712 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 220 / Wednesday, November 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Airport, Juneau, AK. 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. This action also updates the airport’s geographic coordinates to match the FAA’s aeronautical database for the associated Class D and E airspace areas, and replaces the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with Chart Supplement in the Class D airspace legal description. 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 https://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 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 Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198– 6547; telephone (206) 231–2245. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Nov 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 scope of that authority as it modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK, to support IFR operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 19653; May 4, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0125 to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One commenter was concerned that VFR operations would be problematic because the Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) would not be able to see to the lateral boundaries of the proposed Class D area and weather may be inconsistent between the outer areas of the proposed Class D and the area closer to the airport. The FAA’s response is that these conditions exist in several locations across the CONUS and Air Traffic Control is skilled at operations within these environments. Pilots operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) at the lateral boundaries of the proposed Class D may continue to operate VFR provided weather minimums can be maintained and Special VFR requirements are applied, when appropriate. In addition, the commenter wrote that communication below 1,500 feet above ground level (AGL) was limited in the proposed airspace to the west. The FAA performed a communication analysis at both 1,000 and 1,500 feet AGL and determined that communication in the area is provided by both a Remote Communications Air/ Ground facility (RCAG) and a Back Up Emergency Communication (BUEC) facility. The analysis determined that, while some terrain features may create communication difficulties in specific locations, the available systems should provide communication coverage either on the primary frequency with Juneau ATCT or the BUEC through Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and removes Class E designated as an extension at Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK. Class D airspace is modified to within a 3-mile radius of Juneau International Airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the 271° bearing from the airport extending from the 3-mile radius to 5.2 miles west of the airport, and within 1 mile southwest and 2.6 miles northeast of the airport 135° bearing extending from the airport 3-mile radius to 5 miles southeast of the airport, excluding that airspace below 2,000 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58°19′35″ N, long. 134°24′31″ W, to lat. 58°19′02″ N, long. 134°25′33″ W, to lat. 58°20′16″ N, long. 134°27′28″ W, to lat. 58°20′34″ N, long. 134°26′22″ W, thence to the point of beginning. The areas to the west and southeast of the airport contains IFR departures and arrivals. A small area within the extended area to the southeast near Salmon Creek is excluded from Class D airspace below 2,000 feet MSL to ensure 2-way radio communication with the Juneau Airport Traffic Control Tower is possible prior to entering Class D airspace from that area. Class E surface area airspace is modified to be coincident with the Class D airspace area described above. Class E airspace designated as an extension is removed since the Class D airspace contains arrival aircraft within 1,000 feet of the surface, and a Class E arrival extension is not required. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is modified to a polygon approximately 12–18 miles wide by 42-miles long (from approximately 48 miles wide by 70 miles long) oriented northwest to E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 220 / Wednesday, November 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations southeast (from west to east). The area is defined as that airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58°27′33″ N, long. 134°37′40″ W, to lat. 58°13′13″ N, long. 134°11′51″ W, to lat. 58°05′59″ N, long. 134°21′04″ W, to lat. 58°10′51″ N, long. 134°59′18″ W, to lat. 58°23′41″ N, long. 135°31′13″ W, to lat. 58°32′22″ N, long. 135°18′32″ W, to lat. 58°27′17″ N, long. 135°01′27″ W, thence to the point of beginning. This modification reduces the airspace area to only that area necessary to contain IFR operations as they transition between the airport and en route environments. Also, Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface designated for Juneau International Airport is removed since this airspace is wholly contained within the Southeast Alaska Class E en route airspace, and duplication is not necessary. This action also makes an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement. 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. PART 71 —DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS airport 3-mile radius to 5 miles southeast of the airport, excluding that airspace below 2,000 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58°19′35″ N, long. 134°24′31″ W, to lat. 58°19′02″ N, long. 134°25′33″ W, to lat. 58°20′16″ N, long. 134°27′28″ W, to lat. 58°20′34″ N, long. 134°26′22″ W, thence to the point of beginning. This Class E 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. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. 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: ■ 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: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * AAL AK D Juneau, AK [Amended] Juneau International Airport, AK (Lat. 58°21′17″ N, long. 134°34′42″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 3-mile radius of Juneau International Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 271° bearing from the airport extending from the 3-mile radius to 5.2 miles west of the airport, and within 1 mile southwest and 2.6 miles northeast of the airport 135° bearing extending from the airport 3-mile radius to 5 miles southeast of the airport, excluding that airspace below 2,000 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58°19′35″ N, long. 134°24′31″ W, to lat. 58°19′02″ N, long. 134°25′33″ W, to lat. 58°20′16″ N, long. 134°27′28″ W, to lat. 58°20′34″ N, long. 134°26′22″ W, 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. Environmental Review Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. 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. * VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Nov 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 56713 * * * * AAL AK E2 Juneau, AK [Amended] Juneau International Airport, AK (Lat. 58°21′17″ N, long. 134°34′42″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 3-mile radius of Juneau International Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 271° bearing from the airport extending from the 3-mile radius to 5.2 miles west of the airport, and within 1 mile southwest and 2.6 miles northeast of the airport 135° bearing extending from the PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * AAL AK E4 * * Juneau, AK [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Juneau, AK [Amended] Juneau International Airport, AK (Lat. 58°21′17″ N, long. 134°34′42″ W) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58°27′33″ N, long. 134°37′40″ W, to lat. 58°13′13″ N, long. 134°11′51″ W, to lat. 58°05′59″ N, long. 134°21′04″ W, to lat. 58°10′51″ N, long. 134°59′18″ W, to lat. 58°23′41″ N, long. 135°31′13″ W, to lat. 58°32′22″ N, long. 135°18′32″ W, to lat. 58°27′17″ N, long. 135°01′27″ W, thence to the point of beginning. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 1, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–24721 Filed 11–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Parts 51, 60, and 63 [EPA–HQ–OAR–2016–0510; FRL–9986–42– OAR] RIN 2060–AS95 Testing Regulations for Air Emission Sources Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends certain existing testing regulations to reflect corrections, updates, and the addition of alternative equipment and methods for source testing of emissions. These revisions will improve the quality of data and provide flexibility in the use of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14NOR1.SGM 14NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0125; Airspace Docket No. 18-AAL-5]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of 
Class E Airspace; Juneau, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D airspace, Class E surface area 
airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the 
surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at 
Juneau International

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Airport, Juneau, AK. 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. This action also updates the airport's geographic 
coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database for the associated 
Class D and E airspace areas, and replaces the outdated term Airport/
Facility Directory with Chart Supplement in the Class D airspace legal 
description.

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 https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
    For 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 Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 
S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198-6547; telephone (206) 231-2245.

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, Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes 
Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International 
Airport, Juneau, AK, to support IFR operations at this airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 19653; May 4, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2018-0125 to 
modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and remove 
Class E airspace designated as an extension at Juneau International 
Airport, Juneau, AK. Interested parties were invited to participate in 
this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal 
to the FAA. One commenter was concerned that VFR operations would be 
problematic because the Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) would not 
be able to see to the lateral boundaries of the proposed Class D area 
and weather may be inconsistent between the outer areas of the proposed 
Class D and the area closer to the airport.
    The FAA's response is that these conditions exist in several 
locations across the CONUS and Air Traffic Control is skilled at 
operations within these environments. Pilots operating under Visual 
Flight Rules (VFR) at the lateral boundaries of the proposed Class D 
may continue to operate VFR provided weather minimums can be maintained 
and Special VFR requirements are applied, when appropriate.
    In addition, the commenter wrote that communication below 1,500 
feet above ground level (AGL) was limited in the proposed airspace to 
the west.
    The FAA performed a communication analysis at both 1,000 and 1,500 
feet AGL and determined that communication in the area is provided by 
both a Remote Communications Air/Ground facility (RCAG) and a Back Up 
Emergency Communication (BUEC) facility. The analysis determined that, 
while some terrain features may create communication difficulties in 
specific locations, the available systems should provide communication 
coverage either on the primary frequency with Juneau ATCT or the BUEC 
through Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, 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, Class 
E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and removes 
Class E designated as an extension at Juneau International Airport, 
Juneau, AK.
    Class D airspace is modified to within a 3-mile radius of Juneau 
International Airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the 271[deg] 
bearing from the airport extending from the 3-mile radius to 5.2 miles 
west of the airport, and within 1 mile southwest and 2.6 miles 
northeast of the airport 135[deg] bearing extending from the airport 3-
mile radius to 5 miles southeast of the airport, excluding that 
airspace below 2,000 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line 
beginning at lat. 58[deg]19'35'' N, long. 134[deg]24'31'' W, to lat. 
58[deg]19'02'' N, long. 134[deg]25'33'' W, to lat. 58[deg]20'16'' N, 
long. 134[deg]27'28'' W, to lat. 58[deg]20'34'' N, long. 
134[deg]26'22'' W, thence to the point of beginning. The areas to the 
west and southeast of the airport contains IFR departures and arrivals. 
A small area within the extended area to the southeast near Salmon 
Creek is excluded from Class D airspace below 2,000 feet MSL to ensure 
2-way radio communication with the Juneau Airport Traffic Control Tower 
is possible prior to entering Class D airspace from that area.
    Class E surface area airspace is modified to be coincident with the 
Class D airspace area described above.
    Class E airspace designated as an extension is removed since the 
Class D airspace contains arrival aircraft within 1,000 feet of the 
surface, and a Class E arrival extension is not required.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
is modified to a polygon approximately 12-18 miles wide by 42-miles 
long (from approximately 48 miles wide by 70 miles long) oriented 
northwest to

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southeast (from west to east). The area is defined as that airspace 
upward from 700 feet above the surface within the area bounded by a 
line beginning at lat. 58[deg]27'33'' N, long. 134[deg]37'40'' W, to 
lat. 58[deg]13'13'' N, long. 134[deg]11'51'' W, to lat. 58[deg]05'59'' 
N, long. 134[deg]21'04'' W, to lat. 58[deg]10'51'' N, long. 
134[deg]59'18'' W, to lat. 58[deg]23'41'' N, long. 135[deg]31'13'' W, 
to lat. 58[deg]32'22'' N, long. 135[deg]18'32'' W, to lat. 
58[deg]27'17'' N, long. 135[deg]01'27'' W, thence to the point of 
beginning. This modification reduces the airspace area to only that 
area necessary to contain IFR operations as they transition between the 
airport and en route environments. Also, Class E airspace extending 
upward from 1,200 feet above the surface designated for Juneau 
International Airport is removed since this airspace is wholly 
contained within the Southeast Alaska Class E en route airspace, and 
duplication is not necessary.
    This action also makes an editorial change to the Class D airspace 
legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with Chart 
Supplement.

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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AAL AK D Juneau, AK [Amended]

Juneau International Airport, AK
    (Lat. 58[deg]21'17'' N, long. 134[deg]34'42'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 3-mile radius of Juneau International 
Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 271[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 3-mile radius to 5.2 miles west of 
the airport, and within 1 mile southwest and 2.6 miles northeast of 
the airport 135[deg] bearing extending from the airport 3-mile 
radius to 5 miles southeast of the airport, excluding that airspace 
below 2,000 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line beginning at 
lat. 58[deg]19'35'' N, long. 134[deg]24'31'' W, to lat. 
58[deg]19'02'' N, long. 134[deg]25'33'' W, to lat. 58[deg]20'16'' N, 
long. 134[deg]27'28'' W, to lat. 58[deg]20'34'' N, long. 
134[deg]26'22'' W, 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 Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

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AAL AK E2 Juneau, AK [Amended]

Juneau International Airport, AK
    (Lat. 58[deg]21'17'' N, long. 134[deg]34'42'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 3-mile 
radius of Juneau International Airport, and within 2.5 miles each 
side of the 271[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 3-
mile radius to 5.2 miles west of the airport, and within 1 mile 
southwest and 2.6 miles northeast of the airport 135[deg] bearing 
extending from the airport 3-mile radius to 5 miles southeast of the 
airport, excluding that airspace below 2,000 feet MSL within the 
area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58[deg]19'35'' N, long. 
134[deg]24'31'' W, to lat. 58[deg]19'02'' N, long. 134[deg]25'33'' 
W, to lat. 58[deg]20'16'' N, long. 134[deg]27'28'' W, to lat. 
58[deg]20'34'' N, long. 134[deg]26'22'' W, thence to the point of 
beginning. This Class E 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 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D or Class E Surface Area.

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AAL AK E4 Juneau, AK [Removed]

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

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AAL AK E5 Juneau, AK [Amended]

Juneau International Airport, AK
    (Lat. 58[deg]21'17'' N, long. 134[deg]34'42'' W)

    That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within the 
area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58[deg]27'33'' N, long. 
134[deg]37'40'' W, to lat. 58[deg]13'13'' N, long. 134[deg]11'51'' 
W, to lat. 58[deg]05'59'' N, long. 134[deg]21'04'' W, to lat. 
58[deg]10'51'' N, long. 134[deg]59'18'' W, to lat. 58[deg]23'41'' N, 
long. 135[deg]31'13'' W, to lat. 58[deg]32'22'' N, long. 
135[deg]18'32'' W, to lat. 58[deg]27'17'' N, long. 135[deg]01'27'' 
W, thence to the point of beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 1, 2018.
Shawn M. Kozica,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-24721 Filed 11-13-18; 8:45 am]
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