Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Schenectady, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Albany, NY, 60378-60380 [2018-25564]

Download as PDF 60378 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules in failure of the MRB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. (c) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by January 25, 2019. (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (e) Required Actions Within 25 hours time-in-service, and thereafter at each 100-hour inspection or annual inspection, whichever occurs first: (1) Using a 10X or higher power magnifying glass and a light, inspect each MRB trim tab end at the trailing edge corner where the trim tab and MRB meet for a crack. If there is a crack, before further flight, replace the MRB. (2) Using a 10X or higher power magnifying glass and a light, inspect the top and bottom surface of each MRB adjacent to the inboard trim tab corner for a crack, from the trailing edge towards the leading edge. If there is a crack, before further flight, replace the MRB. (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOC) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Galib Abumeri, Aviation Safety Engineer, Los Angeles ACO Branch, Compliance and Airworthiness Division, FAA, 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712; telephone (562) 627–5374; email 9-ANM-LAACO-AMOC-REQUESTS@ faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. (g) Additional Information (1) Helicopter Technology Company, LLC Mandatory Service Bulletin Notice No. 2100– 9, dated May 25, 2017, which is not incorporated by reference, contains additional information about the subject of this AD. For Helicopter Technology Company, LLC service information identified in this AD, contact Helicopter Technology Company, LLC, 12902 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90061; telephone (310) 523– 2750; or at www.helicoptertech.com. (2) MD Helicopters Service Bulletin No. SB369D–221, SB369E–119, SB369F–106, SB369H–257, SB500N–057, and SB600N– 069, each dated April 2, 2018, which are not incorporated by reference, contain additional information about the subject of this AD. For MD Helicopters service information identified in this AD, contact MD Helicopters, Inc., Attn: Customer Support Division, 4555 E. McDowell Rd., Mail Stop M615, Mesa, AZ 85215–9734; telephone 1– 800–388–3378; fax 480–346–6813; or at http://www.mdhelicopters.com. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 (3) You may review a copy of information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. (h) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 6210 Main Rotor Blade. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 14, 2018. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–25497 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0256; Airspace Docket No. 18–AEA–11] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Schenectady, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Albany, NY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Albany, NY by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport, Saratoga County Airport, Hunter NDB, and Cambridge VORTAC. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would replace the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace of Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 10, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; Telephone: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 FAA–2018–0256; Airspace Docket No. 18–AEA–11, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11C, 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 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 Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave, 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 would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY, to support IFR operations at these airports. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA– 2018–0256 and Airspace Docket No. 18– AEA–11) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number.) You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2018–0256; Airspace Docket No. 18–AEA–11.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by: Amending Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, at Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY and Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Albany, NY, by updating the geographic coordinates of Saratoga County Airport, Hunter NDB, and Cambridge VORTAC to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Also, an editorial change would be made replacing the outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and E airspace legal descriptions for Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY. These changes would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at these airports. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 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 D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed 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. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 60379 Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed 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 This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * AEA NY D Schenectady, NY [Amended] Schenectady County Airport, NY (Lat. 42°51′9″ N, long. 73°55′44″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,900 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Schenectady County Airport, excluding the portion that coincides with the Albany, NY, Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The specific date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. AEA NY D Ithaca, NY [Amended] Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY (Lat. 42°29′29″ N, long. 76°27′31″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,600 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Ithaca Tompkins E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1 60380 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The specific date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace. * * * * * AEA NY E2 Ithaca, NY [Amended] Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY (Lat. 42°29′29″ N, long. 76°27′31″ W) Ithaca VOR/DME (Lat. 42°29′42″ N, long. 76°27′35″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile radius of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport and that airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4-mile radius of the airport to the 5.7-mile radius of the airport clockwise from the 329° bearing to the 081° bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile radius of the airport to the 8.7-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 081° bearing to the 137° bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile radius of the airport to the 6.6-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 137° bearing to the 170° bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile radius to the 5.7-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 170° bearing to the 196° bearing from the airport, and that airspace within 2.7 miles each side of the Ithaca VOR/DME 305° radial extending from the 4-mile radius of the airport to 7.4 miles northwest of the Ithaca VOR/DME. 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 Surface Area. * * * * * AEA NY E4 Schenectady, NY [Amended] Schenectady County Airport, NY (Lat. 42°51′9″ N, long. 73°55′44″ W) Hunter NDB (Lat. 42°51′15″ N, long. 73°56′01″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.5 miles each side of a 032° bearing from the Hunter NDB extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Schenectady County Airport to 7 miles northeast of the NDB. This Class E airspace area is effective during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The specific date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. AEA NY E4 Ithaca, NY [Amended] Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY (Lat. 42°29′29″ N, long. 76°27′31″ W) Ithaca VOR/DME (Lat. 42°29′42″ N, long. 76°27′35″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4-mile radius of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to the 5.7-mile radius of the airport; clockwise from the 329° bearing to the 081° bearing from the airport; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 that airspace from the 4-mile radius of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to the 8.7-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 081° bearing to the 137° from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile radius of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport; to the 6.6-mile radius of the airport, extending clockwise from the 137° bearing to the 170° bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile radius to the 5.7-mile radius of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, extending clockwise from the 170° bearing to the 196° bearing from the airport; and that airspace within 2.7 miles each side of the Ithaca VOR/ DME 305° radial extending from the 4-mile radius of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to 7.4 miles northwest of the Ithaca VOR/ DME. mile radius of Saratoga County Airport and within 3.5 miles each side of the Cambridge VORTAC 279° radial extending from 37.5 miles west of the Cambridge VORTAC to the 6.4-mile radius area. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. Federal Aviation Administration * * * * * AEA NY E5 Albany, NY [Amended] Albany VORTAC (Lat. 42°44′50″ N, long. 73°48′11″ W) Hunter NDB (Lat. 42°51′15″ N, long. 73°56′01″ W) Schenectady County Airport, NY (Lat. 42°51′9″ N, long. 73°55′44″ W) Saratoga County Airport, NY (Lat. 43°03′03″ N, long. 73°51′42″ W) Cambridge VORTAC (Lat. 42°59′39″ N, long. 73°20′38″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within the area bounded by a point on the Albany VORTAC 007° radial 20 miles north of the VORTAC, thence clockwise along the arc of a 20-mile radius circle centered on the Albany VORTAC to its point of intersection with the Albany VORTAC 037° radial, thence southwest along the Albany VORTAC 037° radial to a point 10.5 miles northeast of the VORTAC, thence clockwise along the arc of a 10.5-mile radius circle centered on the Albany VORTAC, to its point of intersection with a line 3.5 miles southeast of the Hunter NDB 207° bearing and within 3.5 miles each side of the 206° bearing from the Hunter NDB extending from the Hunter NDB to 15.3 miles southwest of the NDB and thence clockwise along the arc of the 7.9-mile radius circle centered on the Hunter NDB to its point of intersection with a line 1.8 miles south and parallel to the extended centerline of the Schenectady County Airport Runway 28, thence west along this parallel line to its point of intersection with the arc of a 11.3mile radius circle centered on the Hunter NDB, thence clockwise along the arc of this 11.3-mile radius circle to its point of intersection with the 342° bearing from the Hunter NDB, thence north along a line bearing 356° from this point to the point of intersection of this line and the arc of a 16.6mile radius circle centered on the Hunter NDB and thence clockwise along the arc of the 16.6-mile radius circle centered on the NDB to its point of intersection with the arc of a 20-mile radius circle centered on the Albany VORTAC and within 4.4 miles each side of the Albany VORTAC 082° radial extending from the Albany VORTAC to 16.1 miles east of the VORTAC and within a 6.4- PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 14, 2018. Matthew Cathcart, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–25564 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0940; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASW–15] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Carrizo Springs, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dimmit County Airport, Carrizo Springs, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of the decommissioning of the Dimmit nondirectional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 10, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2018– 0940; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASW–15, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0256; Airspace Docket No. 18-AEA-11]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; 
Schenectady, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Albany, NY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the 
surface at Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Albany, NY 
by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport, Saratoga County 
Airport, Hunter NDB, and Cambridge VORTAC. Controlled airspace is 
necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would replace the 
outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement 
in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace of 
Schenectady County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Ithaca Tompkins 
Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 10, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; Telephone: 
(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the Docket No.
    FAA-2018-0256; Airspace Docket No. 18-AEA-11, at the beginning of 
your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov.
    FAA Order 7400.11C, 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 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 Administration, 1701 
Columbia Ave, 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 would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Schenectady County 
Airport, Schenectady, NY and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, 
NY, to support IFR operations at these airports.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory

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decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the 
overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-
related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA-
2018-0256 and Airspace Docket No. 18-AEA-11) and be submitted in 
triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the 
address and phone number.) You may also submit comments through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2018-0256; Airspace Docket No. 18-AEA-11.'' The postcard 
will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 
350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

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

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by:
    Amending Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D surface area, at Schenectady County Airport, 
Schenectady, NY and Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface at Albany, NY, by updating the 
geographic coordinates of Saratoga County Airport, Hunter NDB, and 
Cambridge VORTAC to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Also, an editorial change would be made replacing the outdated term 
Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the 
associated Class D and E airspace legal descriptions for Schenectady 
County Airport, Schenectady, NY, and Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, 
Ithaca, NY. These changes would enhance the safety and management of 
IFR operations at these airports.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
Paragraphs 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 D and E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed 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 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this proposed 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

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA NY D Schenectady, NY [Amended]

Schenectady County Airport, NY
    (Lat. 42[deg]51'9'' N, long. 73[deg]55'44'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,900 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Schenectady County 
Airport, excluding the portion that coincides with the Albany, NY, 
Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective 
during specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice 
to Airmen. The specific date and time will thereafter be 
continuously published in the Chart Supplement.

AEA NY D Ithaca, NY [Amended]

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY
    (Lat. 42[deg]29'29'' N, long. 76[deg]27'31'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,600 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Ithaca Tompkins

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Regional Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The specific date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Airspace.

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AEA NY E2 Ithaca, NY [Amended]

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY
    (Lat. 42[deg]29'29'' N, long. 76[deg]27'31'' W)
Ithaca VOR/DME
    (Lat. 42[deg]29'42'' N, long. 76[deg]27'35'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4-mile 
radius of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport and that airspace 
extending upward from the surface from the 4-mile radius of the 
airport to the 5.7-mile radius of the airport clockwise from the 
329[deg] bearing to the 081[deg] bearing from the airport; that 
airspace from the 4-mile radius of the airport to the 8.7-mile 
radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 081[deg] bearing 
to the 137[deg] bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-
mile radius of the airport to the 6.6-mile radius of the airport 
extending clockwise from the 137[deg] bearing to the 170[deg] 
bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile radius to 
the 5.7-mile radius of the airport extending clockwise from the 
170[deg] bearing to the 196[deg] bearing from the airport, and that 
airspace within 2.7 miles each side of the Ithaca VOR/DME 305[deg] 
radial extending from the 4-mile radius of the airport to 7.4 miles 
northwest of the Ithaca VOR/DME. 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 Surface Area.

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AEA NY E4 Schenectady, NY [Amended]

Schenectady County Airport, NY
    (Lat. 42[deg]51'9'' N, long. 73[deg]55'44'' W)
Hunter NDB
    (Lat. 42[deg]51'15'' N, long. 73[deg]56'01'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.5 miles 
each side of a 032[deg] bearing from the Hunter NDB extending from 
the 4.3-mile radius of Schenectady County Airport to 7 miles 
northeast of the NDB. This Class E airspace area is effective during 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The specific date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

AEA NY E4 Ithaca, NY [Amended]

Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY
    (Lat. 42[deg]29'29'' N, long. 76[deg]27'31'' W)
Ithaca VOR/DME
    (Lat. 42[deg]29'42'' N, long. 76[deg]27'35'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface from the 4-mile 
radius of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to the 5.7-mile 
radius of the airport; clockwise from the 329[deg] bearing to the 
081[deg] bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile 
radius of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to the 8.7-mile radius of 
the airport extending clockwise from the 081[deg] bearing to the 
137[deg] from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile radius of 
Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport; to the 6.6-mile radius of the 
airport, extending clockwise from the 137[deg] bearing to the 
170[deg] bearing from the airport; that airspace from the 4-mile 
radius to the 5.7-mile radius of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional 
Airport, extending clockwise from the 170[deg] bearing to the 
196[deg] bearing from the airport; and that airspace within 2.7 
miles each side of the Ithaca VOR/DME 305[deg] radial extending from 
the 4-mile radius of Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport to 7.4 miles 
northwest of the Ithaca VOR/DME.

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

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AEA NY E5 Albany, NY [Amended]

Albany VORTAC
    (Lat. 42[deg]44'50'' N, long. 73[deg]48'11'' W)
Hunter NDB
    (Lat. 42[deg]51'15'' N, long. 73[deg]56'01'' W)
Schenectady County Airport, NY
    (Lat. 42[deg]51'9'' N, long. 73[deg]55'44'' W)
Saratoga County Airport, NY
    (Lat. 43[deg]03'03'' N, long. 73[deg]51'42'' W)
Cambridge VORTAC
    (Lat. 42[deg]59'39'' N, long. 73[deg]20'38'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within the area bounded by a point on the Albany VORTAC 007[deg] 
radial 20 miles north of the VORTAC, thence clockwise along the arc 
of a 20-mile radius circle centered on the Albany VORTAC to its 
point of intersection with the Albany VORTAC 037[deg] radial, thence 
southwest along the Albany VORTAC 037[deg] radial to a point 10.5 
miles northeast of the VORTAC, thence clockwise along the arc of a 
10.5-mile radius circle centered on the Albany VORTAC, to its point 
of intersection with a line 3.5 miles southeast of the Hunter NDB 
207[deg] bearing and within 3.5 miles each side of the 206[deg] 
bearing from the Hunter NDB extending from the Hunter NDB to 15.3 
miles southwest of the NDB and thence clockwise along the arc of the 
7.9-mile radius circle centered on the Hunter NDB to its point of 
intersection with a line 1.8 miles south and parallel to the 
extended centerline of the Schenectady County Airport Runway 28, 
thence west along this parallel line to its point of intersection 
with the arc of a 11.3-mile radius circle centered on the Hunter 
NDB, thence clockwise along the arc of this 11.3-mile radius circle 
to its point of intersection with the 342[deg] bearing from the 
Hunter NDB, thence north along a line bearing 356[deg] from this 
point to the point of intersection of this line and the arc of a 
16.6-mile radius circle centered on the Hunter NDB and thence 
clockwise along the arc of the 16.6-mile radius circle centered on 
the NDB to its point of intersection with the arc of a 20-mile 
radius circle centered on the Albany VORTAC and within 4.4 miles 
each side of the Albany VORTAC 082[deg] radial extending from the 
Albany VORTAC to 16.1 miles east of the VORTAC and within a 6.4-mile 
radius of Saratoga County Airport and within 3.5 miles each side of 
the Cambridge VORTAC 279[deg] radial extending from 37.5 miles west 
of the Cambridge VORTAC to the 6.4-mile radius area.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 14, 2018.
Matthew Cathcart,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-25564 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]
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