Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elizabethton, TN, 58743-58744 [2018-25329]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 establishes Class E surface airspace within a 5.4-mile radius of Tyndall AFB, FL, for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. In addition, the geographic coordinates of the airport in Class D airspace are updated to coincide with the FAA’s database. Finally, the outdated term ‘Airport/ Facility Directory’ is replaced with ‘Chart Supplement’ under the Class D description. These changes are necessary for continued safety and management of IFR operations at this airport. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Nov 20, 2018 Jkt 247001 58743 is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0745; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–15] 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, effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASO FL D Tyndall AFB, FL [Amended] Tyndall AFB, FL (Lat. 30°04′09″ N, long. 85°34′30″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 5.4-mile radius of Tyndall AFB. 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. * * * * * ASO FL E2 Tyndall AFB, FL [New] Tyndall AFB, FL (Lat. 30°04′09″ N, long. 85°34′30″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.4-mile radius of Tyndall AFB. This Class E airspace is effective during 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 College Park, Georgia, on November 13, 2018. Matthew Cathcart, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–25328 Filed 11–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace, Mountain City, TN; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Elizabethton, TN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Mountain City, TN, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving Johnson County Airport. In addition, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is established in Elizabethton, TN, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at Elizabethton Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. DATES: 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1 58744 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 21, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Rule 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 Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN, and establishes Class E airspace at Elizabethton Municipal, Elizabethton, TN, to support IFR operations at these airports. This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 will amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN, by increasing the northeast extension to 14.4 miles (from 10.9 miles), and creating a 14-mile extension southwest of the airport, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. Additionally, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is established at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, Elizabethton, TN, within a 9.5-mile radius of the airport, and within 4-miles each side of the 243° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9.5-mile radius to 15-miles southwest of the airport to accommodate RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at these airports. History Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 47577, September 20, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0745 to amend Class E airspace at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN, and establish Class E airspace at Elizabethton Municipal, Elizabethton, TN, to support IFR operations at these airports. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005, of FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Authority for This Rulemaking Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Nov 20, 2018 Jkt 247001 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. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * ASO TN E5 * * Mountain City, TN [Amended] Johnson County Airport, TN (Lat. 36°25′04″ N, long. 81°49′31″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7 -mile radius of the Johnson County Airport, and within 3.2 miles each side of the 066° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14.4 miles northeast of the airport, and within 3.2 miles each side of the 251° bearing from the airport, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14-miles southwest of the airport. ASO TN E5 Elizabethton, TN [New] Elizabethton Municipal Airport, TN (Lat. 36°22′16″ N, long. 82°10′24″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 9.5-mile radius of Elizabethton Municipal Airport, and within 4-miles each side of the 243° bearing from the airport, extending from the 9.5-mile radius to 15-miles southwest of the airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 13, 2018. Matthew Cathcart, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–25329 Filed 11–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\21NOR1.SGM 21NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 225 (Wednesday, November 21, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25329]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

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


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

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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

DATES: 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: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation

[[Page 58744]]

Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone 
(404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it amends Class E airspace at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, 
TN, and establishes Class E airspace at Elizabethton Municipal, 
Elizabethton, TN, to support IFR operations at these airports.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 47577, September 20, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2018-0745 
to amend Class E airspace at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN, 
and establish Class E airspace at Elizabethton Municipal, Elizabethton, 
TN, to support IFR operations at these airports.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005, of 
FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 
2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class 
E airspace designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

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

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 will amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or 
more above the surface at Johnson County Airport, Mountain City, TN, by 
increasing the northeast extension to 14.4 miles (from 10.9 miles), and 
creating a 14-mile extension southwest of the airport, to accommodate 
new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard 
instrument approach procedures at the airport.
    Additionally, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface is established at Elizabethton Municipal Airport, 
Elizabethton, TN, within a 9.5-mile radius of the airport, and within 
4-miles each side of the 243[deg] bearing from the airport, extending 
from the 9.5-mile radius to 15-miles southwest of the airport to 
accommodate RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for IFR 
operations at these airports.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT 
Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); 
and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the 
anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that 
only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 
that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

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

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

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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

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

* * * * *

ASO TN E5 Mountain City, TN [Amended]

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

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

ASO TN E5 Elizabethton, TN [New]

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

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

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 13, 2018.
Matthew Cathcart,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-25329 Filed 11-20-18; 8:45 am]
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