Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY, 63405-63406 [2018-26567]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 26, 2018. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–26501 Filed 12–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0825; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–17] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, correction. AGENCY: This editorial amendment corrects the legal description published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2018, amending Class E surface area for Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY, by removing excessive language (E–104) from the Class E surface area legal description. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 28, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 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 Louisville VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Dec 07, 2018 Jkt 247001 International Airport, Louisville, KY, to support IFR operations at the airport. History The FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register (83 FR 45820, September 11, 2018) for Doc. No. FAA– 2018–0825, amending Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY, that contained a clerical error in the airspace legal description. ‘E–104’ was incorrectly placed after the geographic coordinates of Louisville International Airport, KY under the Class E surface airspace. Class E airspace designation are published in paragraph 6002, 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 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by correcting a clerical error in the regulatory text of Class E airspace extending upward from the surface at Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY. The text is corrected to read, ‘(Lat. 38°10′27″ N, long. 85°44′11″ W).’ Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedure when the agency for ‘‘good cause’’ finds that these procedures are ‘‘impracticable, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Accordingly, action is taken herein to remove ‘E–104’ from the geographic coordinates for Louisville International Airport. Therefore, in the interest of flight safety, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Section 553(d) of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to determine an effective date of less than 30 days after publication for good cause found PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 63405 and published with the rule. In consideration of the need to correct the airspace description for Louisville International Airport and to avoid confusion on the part of pilots flying in the vicinity of airport, the FAA finds good cause for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days in order to promote the safe and efficient handling of air traffic in the area. 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 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. E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1 63406 § 71.1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 236 / Monday, December 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations [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 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ASO KY E2 Louisville, KY [Amended] Bowman Field Airport, KY (Lat. 38°13′41″ N, long. 85°39′49″ W) Louisville International Airport, KY (Lat. 38°10′27″ N, long. 85°44′11″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 3.9-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville International Airport Field Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion south of the 081° bearing from Louisville International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the Louisville International Airport Class C airspace area and west of a line drawn from lat. 38°11′28″ N, long. 85°42′01″ W direct thru the point where the 030° bearing from Louisville International Airport intersects the 5-mile radius from Louisville International Airport to the point of intersection with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman Field Airport. 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. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 29, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–26567 Filed 12–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0699; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASW–11] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Fayetteville, AR Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D and Class E airspace at Drake Field, Fayetteville, AR. This action is due to the decommissioning of the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 Dec 07, 2018 Jkt 247001 Drake VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary to support instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at this airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 28, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11C, 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: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. 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 and Class E airspace PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 designated as a surface area, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D and Class E airspace at Drake Field, Fayetteville, AR, to support IFR operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (83 FR 47585; September 20, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0699 to amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D and Class E airspace at Drake Field, Fayetteville, AR. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found a typographic error in the airspace legal description for the Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as a surface area in the extension from the Drake Field: RWY 34–LOC. ‘‘Sided’’ should have been ‘‘side’’. This typographical error is corrected in this rule. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6002, and 6004, 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. 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 rule amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by: Amending the Class D airspace at Drake Field, Fayetteville, AR, to within a 4mile radius (decreased from a 4.1-mile radius); and adding an extension 1.1 miles each side of the 181° bearing from the airport from the 4-mile radius to 5.9 miles north of the airport, and adding an extension 1 mile each side of the 172° bearing from the Drake Field: RWY 34– LOC from the 4-mile radius to 4.9 miles E:\FR\FM\10DER1.SGM 10DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 236 (Monday, December 10, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 63405-63406]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26567]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0825; Airspace Docket No. 18-ASO-17]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, correction.

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SUMMARY: This editorial amendment corrects the legal description 
published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2018, amending Class 
E surface area for Louisville International Airport, Louisville, KY, by 
removing excessive language (E-104) from the Class E surface area legal 
description.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 28, 2019. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual 
revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation 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 Louisville International Airport, 
Louisville, KY, to support IFR operations at the airport.

History

    The FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register (83 FR 
45820, September 11, 2018) for Doc. No. FAA-2018-0825, amending Class D 
airspace and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field Airport, 
Louisville, KY, that contained a clerical error in the airspace legal 
description. `E-104' was incorrectly placed after the geographic 
coordinates of Louisville International Airport, KY under the Class E 
surface airspace.
    Class E airspace designation are published in paragraph 6002, 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 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by correcting a clerical error in the regulatory text of Class 
E airspace extending upward from the surface at Louisville 
International Airport, Louisville, KY. The text is corrected to read, 
`(Lat. 38[deg]10'27'' N, long. 85[deg]44'11'' W).'
    Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 
U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment 
procedure when the agency for ``good cause'' finds that these 
procedures are ``impracticable, or contrary to the public interest.'' 
Accordingly, action is taken herein to remove `E-104' from the 
geographic coordinates for Louisville International Airport. Therefore, 
in the interest of flight safety, I find that notice and public 
procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the 
public interest. Section 553(d) of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 
U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to determine an effective date of less than 
30 days after publication for good cause found and published with the 
rule. In consideration of the need to correct the airspace description 
for Louisville International Airport and to avoid confusion on the part 
of pilots flying in the vicinity of airport, the FAA finds good cause 
for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days in order to 
promote the safe and efficient handling of air traffic in the area.

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.

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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, 
effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ASO KY E2 Louisville, KY [Amended]

Bowman Field Airport, KY
    (Lat. 38[deg]13'41'' N, long. 85[deg]39'49'' W)
Louisville International Airport, KY
    (Lat. 38[deg]10'27'' N, long. 85[deg]44'11'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 3.9-
mile radius of Bowman Field Airport, excluding that portion within 
the Louisville International Airport Field Class C airspace area, 
and excluding that portion south of the 081[deg] bearing from 
Louisville International Airport, and also excluding that portion 
north of the Louisville International Airport Class C airspace area 
and west of a line drawn from lat. 38[deg]11'28'' N, long. 
85[deg]42'01'' W direct thru the point where the 030[deg] bearing 
from Louisville International Airport intersects the 5-mile radius 
from Louisville International Airport to the point of intersection 
with the 3.9-mile radius from Bowman Field Airport. 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.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 29, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-26567 Filed 12-7-18; 8:45 am]
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