Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Olympia, WA, 67059-67060 [2018-28098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 14, 2018. Byron Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2018–28085 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1012; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–20] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Olympia, WA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension at Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport). This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport name and geographic coordinates 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 within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. 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). amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 67059 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: associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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 and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 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 designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Authority for This Rulemaking 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 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 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension at Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport). This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport name and geographic coordinates 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 within the National Airspace System. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 1201; January 10, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1012 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 feet above the surface at Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport), WA; remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for Class E airspace designated as an extension; and update the airport name and geographic coordinates in the PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The Rule This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Olympia Regional Airport to contain IFR departure and arrival aircraft below 1,200 and 1,500 feet above the surface, respectively. This airspace duplicates the larger Seattle Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, but ensures no future changes at Seattle inadvertently impact aircraft operations at Olympia Regional Airport. The FAA also modifies the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Olympia Regional Airport, Olympia, WA, by removing the segments north (within 1.8 miles each side of the Olympia VORTAC 010° radial extending from the 4-mile radius of the airport to 4.8 miles north of the VORTAC) and south (within 3.5 miles each side of the Olympia VORTAC 195° radial extending from the 4-mile radius of Olympia Airport to 9.2 miles south of the VORTAC) of the airport, and establishing a 2-mile wide segment extending to approximately 5.5 miles southeast of the airport. Also, this action also eliminates the following language from the legal description of Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at the airport, ‘‘This Class E airspace is effective E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1 67060 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 248 / Friday, December 28, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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 Airport/Facility Directory.’’ Finally, this action updates the airport name from Olympia Airport to Olympia Regional Airport, updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA’s aeronautical database, and replaces the outdated term Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions. This airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:02 Dec 27, 2018 Jkt 247001 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * ANM OR D * * * * Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * * ANM OR E4 Olympia, WA [Amended] Olympia Regional Airport, WA (Lat. 46°58′10″ N, long. 122°54′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46°57′14″ N, long. 122°48′28″ W; to lat. 46°56′44″ N, long. 122°47′08″ W; to lat. 46°55′28″ N, long. 122°47′10″ W; to lat. 46°54′42″ N, long. 122°47′45″ W; to lat. 46°55′28″ N, long. 122°49′51″ W; thence counter-clockwise along the 4-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00028 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Parts 8 and 141 [Docket No. RM18–14–000; Order No. 852] Elimination of Form 80 and Revision of Regulations on Recreational Opportunities and Development at Licensed Hydropower Projects Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: ANM OR E2 Olympia, WA [Amended] Olympia Regional Airport, WA (Lat. 46°58′10″ N, long. 122°54′09″ W) That airspace within a 4-mile radius of Olympia Regional 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. * [FR Doc. 2018–28098 Filed 12–27–18; 8:45 am] Olympia, WA [Amended] Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 14, 2018. Byron Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Olympia Regional Airport, WA (Lat. 46°58′10″ N, long. 122°54′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Olympia Regional Airport. 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. * ANM OR E5 Olympia, WA [New] Olympia Regional Airport, WA (Lat. 46°58′10″ N, long. 122°54′09″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Olympia Regional Airport from the airport 211° bearing clockwise to the airport 088° bearing, and within an 8.2-mile radius of the airport from the airport 088° bearing clockwise to the airport 122° bearing, and within a 12.4-mile radius of the airport from the airport 122° bearing clockwise to the airport 211° bearing, and within 1 mile each side of the 011° bearing from the airport extending to 11.6 miles north of the airport. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issues this Final Rule to amend its regulations to eliminate the Licensed Hydropower Development Recreation Report, designated as FERC Form No. 80 (Form 80). Form 80 solicits information on the use and development of recreation facilities at hydropower projects licensed by the Commission under the Federal Power Act. In addition, the Commission is revising its regulations on recreational use and development at licensed hydropower projects in order to modernize licensee public notice practices, clarify recreational signage requirements, and provide flexibility to assist licensees’ compliance with these requirements. DATES: This rule is effective March 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jon Cofrancesco (Technical Information), Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502– 8951, jon.cofrancesco@ferc.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28DER1.SGM 28DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 248 (Friday, December 28, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67059-67060]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-28098]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1012; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-20]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class D and 
Class E Airspace; Olympia, WA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface and modifies Class E airspace designated as 
an extension at Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport). 
This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for 
Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport 
name and geographic coordinates 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 
within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change is made 
to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing 
Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.

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 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 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface and modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension at 
Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport). This action 
removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for Class E 
airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport name and 
geographic coordinates 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 within the National Airspace 
System.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 1201; January 10, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2017-1012 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 feet above the surface at Olympia Regional Airport 
(formerly Olympia Airport), WA; remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) 
part-time status for Class E airspace designated as an extension; and 
update the airport name and geographic coordinates in the associated 
Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database. 
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 and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
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 
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 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Olympia Regional Airport to contain IFR departure 
and arrival aircraft below 1,200 and 1,500 feet above the surface, 
respectively. This airspace duplicates the larger Seattle Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, but ensures 
no future changes at Seattle inadvertently impact aircraft operations 
at Olympia Regional Airport.
    The FAA also modifies the Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Olympia Regional 
Airport, Olympia, WA, by removing the segments north (within 1.8 miles 
each side of the Olympia VORTAC 010[deg] radial extending from the 4-
mile radius of the airport to 4.8 miles north of the VORTAC) and south 
(within 3.5 miles each side of the Olympia VORTAC 195[deg] radial 
extending from the 4-mile radius of Olympia Airport to 9.2 miles south 
of the VORTAC) of the airport, and establishing a 2-mile wide segment 
extending to approximately 5.5 miles southeast of the airport.
    Also, this action also eliminates the following language from the 
legal description of Class E airspace designated as an extension to a 
Class D or Class E surface area at the airport, ``This Class E airspace 
is effective

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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 Airport/Facility Directory.''
    Finally, this action updates the airport name from Olympia Airport 
to Olympia Regional Airport, updates the geographic coordinates of the 
airport to match the FAA's aeronautical database, and replaces the 
outdated term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement 
in the associated Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions. This 
airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport.

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

0
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]

0
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 OR D Olympia, WA [Amended]

Olympia Regional Airport, WA
    (Lat. 46[deg]58'10'' N, long. 122[deg]54'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,700 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Olympia Regional Airport. 
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.

* * * * *

ANM OR E2 Olympia, WA [Amended]

Olympia Regional Airport, WA
    (Lat. 46[deg]58'10'' N, long. 122[deg]54'09'' W)

    That airspace within a 4-mile radius of Olympia Regional 
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.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

ANM OR E4 Olympia, WA [Amended]

Olympia Regional Airport, WA
    (Lat. 46[deg]58'10'' N, long. 122[deg]54'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within the area 
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 46[deg]57'14'' N, long. 
122[deg]48'28'' W; to lat. 46[deg]56'44'' N, long. 122[deg]47'08'' 
W; to lat. 46[deg]55'28'' N, long. 122[deg]47'10'' W; to lat. 
46[deg]54'42'' N, long. 122[deg]47'45'' W; to lat. 46[deg]55'28'' N, 
long. 122[deg]49'51'' W; thence counter-clockwise along the 4-mile 
radius of the airport to the point of beginning.

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

* * * * *

ANM OR E5 Olympia, WA [New]

Olympia Regional Airport, WA
    (Lat. 46[deg]58'10'' N, long. 122[deg]54'09'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile radius of Olympia Regional Airport from the 
airport 211[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 088[deg] bearing, 
and within an 8.2-mile radius of the airport from the airport 
088[deg] bearing clockwise to the airport 122[deg] bearing, and 
within a 12.4-mile radius of the airport from the airport 122[deg] 
bearing clockwise to the airport 211[deg] bearing, and within 1 mile 
each side of the 011[deg] bearing from the airport extending to 11.6 
miles north of the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on December 14, 2018.
Byron Chew,
Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2018-28098 Filed 12-27-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P