Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace, Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY, 35044-35047 [2019-15445]

Download as PDF 35044 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 140 / Monday, July 22, 2019 / Proposed Rules received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.4mile radius (decreased from a 7-mile radius) of the St. James Municipal Airport, St. James, MN; adding an extension 1.1 miles each side of the 147° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 10.4 miles southeast of the airport; and adding an extension 1 mile each side of the 327° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 10.2 miles northwest of the airport. This action is necessary due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR MON Program. 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. 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 15:59 Jul 19, 2019 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AGL MN E5 St. James, MN [Amended] St. James Municipal Airport, MN (Lat. 43°59′11″ N, long. 94°33′29″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of the St. James Municipal Airport, and within 1.1 miles each side of the 147° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 10.4 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 327° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 10.2 miles northwest of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 15, 2019. John Witucki, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–15442 Filed 7–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0109; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–2] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace, Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establish Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport; and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and Bowman Field Airport. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Bowman VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2019– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JYP1.SGM 22JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 140 / Monday, July 22, 2019 / Proposed Rules 0109; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–2, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, 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 http:// 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: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establish Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport; and amend VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jul 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and Bowman Field Airport to support instrument flight rule operations at these airports. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2019–0109/Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–2.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 35045 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by: Amending the Class D airspace to within a 4-mile radius (previously a 3.9mile radius) of Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY; and updating the name of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (previously Louisville International Airport), Louisville, KY, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; Amending the Class E surface airspace to within a 4-mile radius (previously a 3.9-mile radius) of Bowman Field Airport to 2,200 feet MSL; adding an exclusion area above 2,200 MSL; and updating the name of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (previously Louisville International Airport) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; Establishing Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport extending within 1 mile each side of the 165° bearing of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R–LOC extending from the 5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R–LOC; and within 1 mile each side of the 165° bearing of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L–LOC extending from the 5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L–LOC; and within 1 mile each side of the 165° bearing of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport extending from the 5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport; Removing the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport, as it is no longer required; E:\FR\FM\22JYP1.SGM 22JYP1 35046 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 140 / Monday, July 22, 2019 / Proposed Rules And amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 7.5-mile radius (decreased from a 10-mile radius) of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport; and within a 6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 10-mile radius) of Bowman Field Airport; and would update the name of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Bowman VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR MON Program. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 6003, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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. * * * * * ASO KY D Louisville, KY [Amended] Bowman Field Airport, KY (Lat. 38°13′41″ N, long. 85°39′49″ W) Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, KY (Lat. 38°10′27″ N, long. 85°44′11″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 2,200 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion south of the 081° bearing from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the Louisville Muhammad Ali 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 Muhammad Ali International Airport intersects the 5-mile radius from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to the point of intersection with the 4-mile radius from Bowman Field 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 Areas Designated as a Surface Area. Environmental Review * This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. ASO KY E2 Louisville, KY [Amended] Bowman Field Airport, KY (Lat. 38°13′41″ N, long. 85°39′49″ W) Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, KY (Lat. 38°10′27″ N, long. 85°44′11″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 2,200 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville Muhammad Ali International List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jul 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 * Frm 00010 * * Fmt 4702 * Sfmt 4702 Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that portion south of the 081° bearing from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the Louisville Muhammad Ali 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 Muhammad Ali International Airport intersects the 5-mile radius from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to the point of intersection with the 4-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. Paragraph 6003 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class C Surface Area. * * ASO KY E3 * * * Louisville, KY [Established] Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, KY (Lat. 38°10′27″ N, long. 85°44′11″ W) Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R–LOC (Lat. 38°11′21″ N, long. 85°43′55″ W) Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L–LOC (Lat. 38°11′17″ N, long. 85°44′57″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile each side of the 165° bearing from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R–LOC extending from the 5-mile radius of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R–LOC, and within 1 mile each side of the 165° bearing from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L–LOC extending from the 5-mile radius of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L–LOC, and within 1 mile each side of the 165° bearing from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport extending from the 5-mile radius of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * ASO KY E4 [Removed] * * * Louisville Bowman Field, KY Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO KY E5 Louisville, KY [Amended] Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, KY (Lat. 38°10′27″N, long. 85°44′11″W) Bowman Field Airport, KY (Lat. 38°13′41″ N, long. 85°39′49″ W) E:\FR\FM\22JYP1.SGM 22JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 140 / Monday, July 22, 2019 / Proposed Rules That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the ILS localizer east course, extending from the 10-mile radius to 7 miles east of the LOM, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 15, 2019. John Witucki, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–15445 Filed 7–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0549; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–22] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Alpena, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Au Sable 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 name of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, Alpena MI, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 5, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826, or (800) 647–5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2019– 0549; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–22, jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:59 Jul 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, 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 http:// 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 would amend the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI, and support IFR operations at the this airport. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 35047 Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2019–0549; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–22.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace E:\FR\FM\22JYP1.SGM 22JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 140 (Monday, July 22, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 35044-35047]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15445]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0109; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-2]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace, 
Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; 
Louisville, KY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E 
surface airspace at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establish Class E 
surface airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area 
at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; 
revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or 
Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport; and amend Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Louisville 
Muhammad Ali International Airport and Bowman Field Airport. The FAA is 
proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the 
Bowman VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided 
navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, 
as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name 
of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport would also be 
updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 5, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; telephone 
(202) 366-9826, or (800) 647-5527. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2019-

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0109; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-2, at the beginning of your comments. 
You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the 
proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in 
the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except federal holidays.
    FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, 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 http://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 would amend the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at 
Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establish Class E surface airspace 
designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville 
Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revoke the Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface 
area at Bowman Field Airport; and amend Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad Ali 
International Airport and Bowman Field Airport to support instrument 
flight rule operations at these airports.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2019-0109/
Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-2.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) 
between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic 
Organization, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

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

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by:
    Amending the Class D airspace to within a 4-mile radius (previously 
a 3.9-mile radius) of Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY; and 
updating the name of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport 
(previously Louisville International Airport), Louisville, KY, to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database;
    Amending the Class E surface airspace to within a 4-mile radius 
(previously a 3.9-mile radius) of Bowman Field Airport to 2,200 feet 
MSL; adding an exclusion area above 2,200 MSL; and updating the name of 
the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (previously 
Louisville International Airport) to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database;
    Establishing Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to 
a Class C surface area at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport 
extending within 1 mile each side of the 165[deg] bearing of the 
Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R-LOC extending from the 
5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 
miles south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R-LOC; 
and within 1 mile each side of the 165[deg] bearing of the Louisville 
Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L-LOC extending from the 5-mile 
radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles 
south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L-LOC; and 
within 1 mile each side of the 165[deg] bearing of the Louisville 
Muhammad Ali International Airport extending from the 5-mile radius of 
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of the 
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport;
    Removing the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D 
and Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport, as it is no longer 
required;

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    And amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface to within a 7.5-mile radius (decreased from a 10-mile 
radius) of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport; and within a 
6.5-mile radius (reduced from a 10-mile radius) of Bowman Field 
Airport; and would update the name of Louisville Muhammad Ali 
International Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the 
decommissioning of the Bowman VOR, which provided navigation 
information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of 
the VOR MON Program.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, 6003, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C, 
dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, would not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

0
 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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.

* * * * *

ASO KY D Louisville, KY [Amended]

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

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not 
including 2,200 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Bowman Field 
Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville Muhammad Ali 
International Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that 
portion south of the 081[deg] bearing from Louisville Muhammad Ali 
International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the 
Louisville Muhammad Ali 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 Muhammad Ali International Airport intersects the 5-
mile radius from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 
the point of intersection with the 4-mile radius from Bowman Field 
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 Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

* * * * *

ASO KY E2 Louisville, KY [Amended]

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

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to but not 
including 2,200 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of Bowman Field 
Airport, excluding that portion within the Louisville Muhammad Ali 
International Airport Class C airspace area, and excluding that 
portion south of the 081[deg] bearing from Louisville Muhammad Ali 
International Airport, and also excluding that portion north of the 
Louisville Muhammad Ali 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 Muhammad Ali International Airport intersects the 5-
mile radius from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 
the point of intersection with the 4-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.

Paragraph 6003 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to 
a Class C Surface Area.

* * * * *

ASO KY E3 Louisville, KY [Established]

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, KY
    (Lat. 38[deg]10'27'' N, long. 85[deg]44'11'' W)
Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R-LOC
    (Lat. 38[deg]11'21'' N, long. 85[deg]43'55'' W)
Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L-LOC
    (Lat. 38[deg]11'17'' N, long. 85[deg]44'57'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1 mile 
each side of the 165[deg] bearing from the Louisville Muhammad Ali 
International: RWY 35R-LOC extending from the 5-mile radius of the 
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south of 
the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35R-LOC, and within 1 
mile each side of the 165[deg] bearing from the Louisville Muhammad 
Ali International: RWY 35L-LOC extending from the 5-mile radius of 
the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles south 
of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International: RWY 35L-LOC, and 
within 1 mile each side of the 165[deg] bearing from the Louisville 
Muhammad Ali International Airport extending from the 5-mile radius 
of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport to 5.5 miles 
south of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.

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

* * * * *

ASO KY E4 Louisville Bowman Field, KY [Removed]

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

* * * * *

ASO KY E5 Louisville, KY [Amended]

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


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    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International 
Airport, and within 2.4 miles each side of the ILS localizer east 
course, extending from the 10-mile radius to 7 miles east of the 
LOM, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 15, 2019.
John Witucki,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2019-15445 Filed 7-19-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P