Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA, 64250-64252 [2018-26805]

Download as PDF 64250 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 Bethel Regional Airport, Bethel, ME, to support IFR operations at this airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 50050, October 4, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0883 to amend Class E airspace at Bethel Regional Airport, Bethel, ME, to support IFR operations at this airport. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. Two comments supporting this action 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface within an 8.6-mile radius (increased from a 6-mile radius) of Bethel Regional Airport, Bethel, ME, providing the controlled airspace required to support the new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 procedures for IFR operations at Bethel Regional Airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport are amended to coincide with 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. 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 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. [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 ■ PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. ANE ME E5 Bethel, ME [Amended] Bethel Regional Airport, ME (Lat. 44°25′31″ N, long. 70°48′36″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.6-mile radius of Bethel Regional Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 4, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–26801 Filed 12–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1033; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–19] RIN 2120–AA66 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. § 71.1 effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), Moses Lake, WA. This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport name and geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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– 6547; 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 and Class E surface airspace at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA, to support standard instrument approach procedures under IFR operations at the airport. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 2018–19650; May 4, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1033 to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. However, an error omitting the full radius of the Class D airspace was identified in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 legal description, and is corrected for the final rule. 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 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removing Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport, Moses Lake, WA. Class D airspace is modified to a 5.3mile radius (from a 5.7-mile radius) of the airport, and the excluded area southeast of the airport would be redefined as ‘‘within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 147° bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47°09′59″ N, long. 119°14′55″ W, to the point where the 103° bearing from the airport intersects the airport 5.3-mile radius, thence clockwise along the 5.3mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning.’’ Class E surface area airspace is modified to be coincident with the dimensions of the Class D airspace, and would be effective during the hours when the Class D is not in effect to protect IFR operations continuously. Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area is modified by removing the segments extending to the northeast (within 2.2 miles each side of the Moses Lake VOR/DME 050 radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the airport to 13.5 miles northeast of the VOR/ DME, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Moses Lake VOR/DME 063° radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the airport to 12.9 miles northeast of the PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 64251 VOR/DME). Also, the segment extending north of the airport is enlarged to within 4.2 miles west and 3.9 miles east of the 339° bearing from Grant County International Airport extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 15.3 miles north of the airport (from within 1.8 miles each side of the Ephrata VORTAC 156° radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of Grant County Airport to 2.7 miles southeast of the VORTAC), excluding the Ephrata Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface area airspace. Also, a small extension south of the airport is added within 1.0 mile each side of the airport 162° bearing extending from the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to 5.9 miles south of the airport. This action also removes the NOTAM part-time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, which would be in effect continuously. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet is modified to within a 7.1-mile (from a 16.6-mile) radius of Grant County International Airport, and within 3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles northeast of a 336° bearing extending from the airport to 27.5 miles northwest of the airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending to 22.3 miles east of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 162° bearing from the airport extending to 22 miles south of the airport, and within 4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 223° bearing from the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of the airport (from a 16.6-mile radius of the Ephrata VORTAC). Also, the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at the airport is removed as it is wholly contained within the larger Spokane Class E en route airspace area, and duplication is not necessary. Additionally, this action updates the airport name from Grant County Airport to Grant County International Airport, and the geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and Class E airspace areas to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. Finally, an editorial change is made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. An editorial change is also made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designation to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, dated October 12, 2017. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1 64252 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: 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 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. Class D Airspace. * * * * * ANM WA D Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,700 feet MSL within a 5.3-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, excluding that airspace within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 147° bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47°09′59″ N, long. 119°14′55″ W, to the point where the 103° bearing from the airport intersects the airport 5.3-mile radius, thence clockwise along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). ANM WA E2 Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.3-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, excluding that airspace within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 147° bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47°09′59″ N, long. 119°14′55″ W, to the point where the 103° bearing from the airport intersects the airport 5.3 mile radius, thence clockwise along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Adoption of the Amendment * In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: ANM WA E4 Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 4.2 miles west and 3.9 miles east of the 339° bearing from Grant County International Airport extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 15.3 miles north of the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of the airport 162° bearing extending from the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to 5.9 miles south of the airport, excluding that airspace within the Ephrata Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface area. 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 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: ■ amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES Paragraph 5000 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, ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:07 Dec 13, 2018 Jkt 247001 * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00030 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 ANM WA E5 Moses Lake, WA [Amended] Grant County International Airport, WA (Lat. 47°12′31″ N, long. 119°19′09″ W) That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.1-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, and within 3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles northeast of a 336° bearing extending from the airport to 27.5 miles northwest of the airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 069° bearing from the airport extending to 22.3 miles east of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 162° bearing from the airport extending to 22 miles south of the airport, and within 4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 223° bearing from the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of the airport. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 30, 2018. Shawn M. Kozica, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–26805 Filed 12–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0485; Airspace Docket No. 18–ASO–10] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class E Airspace; Leitchfield, KY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at LeitchfieldGrayson County Airport, Leitchfield, KY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (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 on line at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14DER1.SGM 14DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1033; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-19]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area 
airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at 
Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), 
Moses Lake, WA. This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-
time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates 
the airport name and geographic coordinates for the airport in the 
associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical 
database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign 
for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) 
operations at the 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

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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 98198-6547; 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 and Class E surface airspace at Grant County 
International Airport, Moses Lake, WA, to support standard instrument 
approach procedures under IFR operations at the airport.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 2018-19650; May 4, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2017-1033 
to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E 
airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County 
International Airport, Moses Lake, WA. Interested parties were invited 
to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments 
on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. However, an 
error omitting the full radius of the Class D airspace was identified 
in the legal description, and is corrected for the final rule.
    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 71.1. The Class E 
airspace designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

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

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class 
E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removing Class E airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County 
International Airport, Moses Lake, WA.
    Class D airspace is modified to a 5.3-mile radius (from a 5.7-mile 
radius) of the airport, and the excluded area southeast of the airport 
would be re-defined as ``within an area bounded by a line beginning at 
the point where the 147[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 
5.3-mile radius of the airport to lat. 47[deg]09'59'' N, long. 
119[deg]14'55'' W, to the point where the 103[deg] bearing from the 
airport intersects the airport 5.3-mile radius, thence clockwise along 
the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning.''
    Class E surface area airspace is modified to be coincident with the 
dimensions of the Class D airspace, and would be effective during the 
hours when the Class D is not in effect to protect IFR operations 
continuously.
    Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E 
surface area is modified by removing the segments extending to the 
northeast (within 2.2 miles each side of the Moses Lake VOR/DME 050 
radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the airport to 13.5 miles 
northeast of the VOR/DME, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Moses 
Lake VOR/DME 063[deg] radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of the 
airport to 12.9 miles northeast of the VOR/DME). Also, the segment 
extending north of the airport is enlarged to within 4.2 miles west and 
3.9 miles east of the 339[deg] bearing from Grant County International 
Airport extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 15.3 miles north 
of the airport (from within 1.8 miles each side of the Ephrata VORTAC 
156[deg] radial extending from the 5.7-mile radius of Grant County 
Airport to 2.7 miles southeast of the VORTAC), excluding the Ephrata 
Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface area airspace. Also, a small 
extension south of the airport is added within 1.0 mile each side of 
the airport 162[deg] bearing extending from the 5.3-mile radius of the 
airport to 5.9 miles south of the airport. This action also removes the 
NOTAM part-time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, 
which would be in effect continuously.
    Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet is modified to 
within a 7.1-mile (from a 16.6-mile) radius of Grant County 
International Airport, and within 3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles 
northeast of a 336[deg] bearing extending from the airport to 27.5 
miles northwest of the airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles 
south of the 069[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 22.3 miles 
east of the airport, and within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 
162[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 22 miles south of the 
airport, and within 4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 
223[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of 
the airport (from a 16.6-mile radius of the Ephrata VORTAC). Also, the 
Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at 
the airport is removed as it is wholly contained within the larger 
Spokane Class E en route airspace area, and duplication is not 
necessary.
    Additionally, this action updates the airport name from Grant 
County Airport to Grant County International Airport, and the 
geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and Class E airspace 
areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Finally, an editorial change is made to the Class D and Class E 
airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' 
with the term ``Chart Supplement''. An editorial change is also made 
removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace 
designation to comply with a recent change to FAA Order 7400.2L, 
Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, dated October 12, 2017.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 
7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective

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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 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.

* * * * *

ANM WA D Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,700 feet MSL within a 5.3-mile radius of Grant County 
International Airport, excluding that airspace within an area 
bounded by a line beginning at the point where the 147[deg] bearing 
from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to 
lat. 47[deg]09'59'' N, long. 119[deg]14'55'' W, to the point where 
the 103[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the airport 5.3-
mile radius, thence clockwise along the 5.3-mile radius of the 
airport to the point of beginning. This Class D airspace area is 
effective during the specific dates and times established in advance 
by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter 
be continuously published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ANM WA E2 Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 5.3-
mile radius of Grant County International Airport, excluding that 
airspace within an area bounded by a line beginning at the point 
where the 147[deg] bearing from the airport intersects the 5.3-mile 
radius of the airport to lat. 47[deg]09'59'' N, long. 
119[deg]14'55'' W, to the point where the 103[deg] bearing from the 
airport intersects the airport 5.3 mile radius, thence clockwise 
along the 5.3-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. 
This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates 
and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Chart Supplement.
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ANM WA E4 Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 4.2 miles 
west and 3.9 miles east of the 339[deg] bearing from Grant County 
International Airport extending from the airport 5.3-mile radius to 
15.3 miles north of the airport, and within 1.0 mile each side of 
the airport 162[deg] bearing extending from the 5.3-mile radius of 
the airport to 5.9 miles south of the airport, excluding that 
airspace within the Ephrata Municipal Airport, WA, Class E surface 
area.

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

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ANM WA E5 Moses Lake, WA [Amended]

Grant County International Airport, WA
    (Lat. 47[deg]12'31'' N, long. 119[deg]19'09'' W)

    That airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 
7.1-mile radius of Grant County International Airport, and within 
3.8 miles southwest and 9-miles northeast of a 336[deg] bearing 
extending from the airport to 27.5 miles northwest of the airport, 
and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 069[deg] bearing 
from the airport extending to 22.3 miles east of the airport, and 
within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of the 162[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending to 22 miles south of the airport, and within 
4-miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 223[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending to 21.5 miles southwest of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on November 30, 2018.
Shawn M. Kozica,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-26805 Filed 12-13-18; 8:45 am]
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