Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Lompoc, CA, 64241-64242 [2018-26799]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations AGL MI D Jackson, MI [Amended] Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field, MI (Lat. 42°15′38″ N, long. 84°27′44″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field. 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 * * * * * AGL MI E2 Jackson, MI [Amended] Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field, MI (Lat. 42°15′38″ N, long. 84°27′44″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field. 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 Designates as an Extension to Class D and Class E Surface Areas * * * AGL MI E4 * * Jackson, MI [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AGL MI E5 Jackson, MI [Amended] Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field, MI (Lat. 42°15′38″ N, long. 84°27′44″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on December 6, 2018. John A. Witucki, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–26919 Filed 12–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES [Docket No. FAA–2017–1146; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–16] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Lompoc, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 ACTION: Final rule. This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. This action also modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by enlarging the airspace and removing the part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status. This action amends the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. These actions are necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. An editorial change removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations and exclusionary language from the description. Additionally, this action replaces the outdated term ‘‘Airport/ Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, April 25, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https://www.archives.gov/ federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Malgarini, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–2329. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64241 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, Class E airspace, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Lompoc, CA, to support of IFR operations at Vandenberg AFB and Lompoc Airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register (83 FR 7435; February 21, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017– 1146 to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. 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 D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6004 and 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 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 enlarges Class D airspace, reduces Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA, and also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and remove E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 64242 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES part-time NOTAM status at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA. Class D airspace is enlarged to within a 5-mile radius (from a 4.3-mile radius) of Vandenberg AFB. Additionally, an editorial change removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, dated October 12, 2017. An editorial change was also made to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. Class E airspace designated as an extension is removed, as this airspace is not required to protect IFR arrival and departure aircraft at Vandenberg AFB. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Vandenberg AFB has been modified to a 7.3-mile radius of the airport with extensions to 11 miles north, 12.5-miles southeast, and 11 miles south of the airport (from a 7.8-mile radius of the airport and within 1.8 miles each side of the Vandenberg AFB ILS localizer southeast course, extending from 7.8 miles to 10.3 miles southeast of the airport). The exclusionary language contained in the legal description has been removed to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by enlarging the airspace to within a 6.4-mile radius of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 090° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 113° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4mile radius to 20.4 miles southeast of the airport (from a 4.3-mile radius of the airport and within 4.3 miles each side of the Gaviota VORTAC 293° radial extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 10.9 miles west of the Gaviota VORTAC and within 4 miles each side of the 083° bearing from the Lompoc NDB to 8 miles east of the NDB). Also, the parttime NOTAM status has been removed, since this airspace is effective continuously. Finally, this action updates the geographic coordinates of these airports to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ 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. * * * AWP CA E4 * * Lompoc, CA [Removed] Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP CA E5 Lompoc, CA [Amended] Vandenberg AFB, CA (Lat. 34°44′14″ N, long. 120°35′04″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of Vandenberg AFB from the airport 007° bearing clockwise to the airport 143° bearing, and within a 12.5-mile radius of the airport from the airport 143° bearing clockwise to the airport 168° bearing, and within an 11-mile radius of the airport from the airport 168° bearing clockwise to the airport 190° bearing, and within a 7.3-mile radius of the airport from the airport 190° bearing clockwise to the airport 343° bearing, and within an 11-mile radius of the airport from the airport 343° bearing clockwise to the airport 007° bearing. AWP CA E5 Lompoc, CA [Amended] Lompoc Airport, CA (Lat. 34°39′56″ N, long. 120°28′03″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of Lompoc Airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 090° bearing from the airport extending to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 113° bearing from the airport extending to 20.4 miles southeast of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 30, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. 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. [FR Doc. 2018–26799 Filed 12–13–18; 8:45 am] § 71.1 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [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. * * * * * AWP CA D Lompoc, CA [Amended] Vandenberg AFB, CA (Lat. 34°44′14″ N, long. 120°35′04″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,900 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Vandenberg AFB. This Class D airspace area is effective during PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Docket No. FAA–2018–0082; Airspace Docket No. 16–AWP–22] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pago Pago, American Samoa Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 240 (Friday, December 14, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26799]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1146; Airspace Docket No. 17-AWP-16]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E 
Airspace; Lompoc, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E 
airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), 
Lompoc, CA. This action also modifies Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by 
enlarging the airspace and removing the part-time Notice to Airmen 
(NOTAM) status. This action amends the geographic coordinates of the 
airport to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These actions are 
necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations at these airports. An editorial change removes the 
city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations and 
exclusionary language from the description. Additionally, this action 
replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term 
``Chart Supplement''.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, April 25, 2019. The Director of the Federal 
Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 
Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of 
FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go to 
https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Malgarini, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 
S. 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231-2329.

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, Class E airspace, and removes Class E airspace 
designated as an extension at Lompoc, CA, to support of IFR operations 
at Vandenberg AFB and Lompoc Airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the 
Federal Register (83 FR 7435; February 21, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-
2017-1146 to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated 
as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. 
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 D airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, and 
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6004 and 6005 
of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 
15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1.

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 enlarges Class D airspace, reduces Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace 
designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, 
CA, and also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface and remove

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part-time NOTAM status at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA.
    Class D airspace is enlarged to within a 5-mile radius (from a 4.3-
mile radius) of Vandenberg AFB. Additionally, an editorial change 
removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace 
designation to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, dated 
October 12, 2017. An editorial change was also made to the Class D 
airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' 
with ``Chart Supplement''.
    Class E airspace designated as an extension is removed, as this 
airspace is not required to protect IFR arrival and departure aircraft 
at Vandenberg AFB.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Vandenberg AFB has been modified to a 7.3-mile radius of the airport 
with extensions to 11 miles north, 12.5-miles southeast, and 11 miles 
south of the airport (from a 7.8-mile radius of the airport and within 
1.8 miles each side of the Vandenberg AFB ILS localizer southeast 
course, extending from 7.8 miles to 10.3 miles southeast of the 
airport). The exclusionary language contained in the legal description 
has been removed to comply with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for 
Handling Airspace Matters.
    This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by enlarging the 
airspace to within a 6.4-mile radius of the airport, and within 4 miles 
each side of the 090[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 
6.4-mile radius to 12.8 miles east of the airport, and within 4 miles 
each side of the 113[deg] bearing from the airport extending from the 
6.4-mile radius to 20.4 miles southeast of the airport (from a 4.3-mile 
radius of the airport and within 4.3 miles each side of the Gaviota 
VORTAC 293[deg] radial extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 10.9 miles 
west of the Gaviota VORTAC and within 4 miles each side of the 083[deg] 
bearing from the Lompoc NDB to 8 miles east of the NDB). Also, the 
part-time NOTAM status has been removed, since this airspace is 
effective continuously.
    Finally, this action updates the geographic coordinates of these 
airports to match the FAA's aeronautical database.

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.

* * * * *

AWP CA D Lompoc, CA [Amended]

Vandenberg AFB, CA
    (Lat. 34[deg]44'14'' N, long. 120[deg]35'04'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,900 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Vandenberg 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 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

AWP CA E4 Lompoc, CA [Removed]

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

* * * * *

AWP CA E5 Lompoc, CA [Amended]

Vandenberg AFB, CA
    (Lat. 34[deg]44'14'' N, long. 120[deg]35'04'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.3-mile radius of Vandenberg AFB from the airport 007[deg] 
bearing clockwise to the airport 143[deg] bearing, and within a 
12.5-mile radius of the airport from the airport 143[deg] bearing 
clockwise to the airport 168[deg] bearing, and within an 11-mile 
radius of the airport from the airport 168[deg] bearing clockwise to 
the airport 190[deg] bearing, and within a 7.3-mile radius of the 
airport from the airport 190[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 
343[deg] bearing, and within an 11-mile radius of the airport from 
the airport 343[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 007[deg] 
bearing.

AWP CA E5 Lompoc, CA [Amended]

Lompoc Airport, CA
    (Lat. 34[deg]39'56'' N, long. 120[deg]28'03'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Lompoc Airport, and within 4 miles each 
side of the 090[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 12.8 
miles east of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 
113[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 20.4 miles southeast 
of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 30, 2018.
Shawn M. Kozica,
Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-26799 Filed 12-13-18; 8:45 am]
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