Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace, Establishment of Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Louisville, KY, 7871-7873 [2020-02743]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. 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. The FAA is issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (3) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with RULES ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 2020–03–11 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–19836; Docket No. FAA–2016–9073; Product Identifier 2015–NM–062–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective March 18, 2020. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 707–100 long body, –200, –100B long body, –100B short body, –300, –300B, –300C, and –400 series airplanes; and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes; certificated in any category; excluding airplanes equipped with a flammability reduction means (FRM) approved by the FAA as compliant with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) requirements of 14 CFR 25.981(b) or 14 CFR 26.33(c)(1). 7871 (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO Branch, FAA, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (i) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Jon Regimbal, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; phone and fax: 206–231–3557; email: Jon.Regimbal@faa.gov. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued on February 3, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel. [FR Doc. 2020–02667 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by the FAA’s analysis of the Model 707/720 fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. The FAA is issuing this AD to address ignition sources inside the center fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Modification Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, modify the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions, using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (h) of this AD. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMSeattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Company Organization Designation Authorization PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0109; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–2] RIN 2120–AA66 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: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establishes Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revokes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport; and modifies the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and Bowman Field Airport. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Bowman VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FER1.SGM 12FER1 7872 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Effective 0901 UTC, May 21, 2020. 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 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// 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 7400.11D at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. 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: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with RULES DATES: 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 the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establishes Class E surface airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revokes the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area at Bowman Field Airport; and modifies the 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (84 FR 35044; July 22, 2019) for Docket No. FAA–2019–0109 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. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA discovered an error in the proposed amendment of the Class E airspace extending upward form 700 feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY. The extension ‘‘. . . 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 . . .’’ should have been removed in the proposed action and from the airspace legal description as it is no longer needed. Those errors are corrected in this action. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002, 6003, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D 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 by: Amending the Class D airspace to within a 4-mile radius (increased from PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 (increased from 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; 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; removing the extension to the east of the LOM as it is no longer needed; within a 6.5-mile radius (decreased from a 10-mile radius) of Bowman Field Airport; and updating 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. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is E:\FR\FM\12FER1.SGM 12FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Rules and Regulations published yearly and effective on September 15. Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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. 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, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5.a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with RULES § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:54 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area. * * * * * 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 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. (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] * * * Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 * * * 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) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 5, 2020. Marty Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2020–02743 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P * Sfmt 9990 * Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. ASO KY E3 Louisville, KY [Established] Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, KY PO 00000 * Louisville Bowman Field, KY Paragraph 6003 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class C Surface Area. * 7873 E:\FR\FM\12FER1.SGM 12FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 7871-7873]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02743]


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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


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: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies the Class D airspace and Class E surface 
airspace at Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establishes Class E surface 
airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at 
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revokes 
the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E 
surface area at Bowman Field Airport; and modifies the Class E airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad 
Ali International Airport and Bowman Field Airport. This action is due 
to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Bowman VHF 
omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation information to 
the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum 
Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the Louisville Muhammad 
Ali International Airport is also being updated to coincide with the 
FAA's aeronautical database.

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DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 21, 2020. 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 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://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 7400.11D at NARA, email [email protected] 
or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it modifies the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace at 
Bowman Field, Louisville, KY; establishes Class E surface airspace 
designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Louisville 
Muhammad Ali International Airport, Louisville, KY; revokes the Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface 
area at Bowman Field Airport; and modifies the 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.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (84 FR 35044; July 22, 2019) for Docket No. FAA-2019-0109 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. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Subsequent to publication, the FAA discovered an error in the 
proposed amendment of the Class E airspace extending upward form 700 
feet above the surface at Louisville Muhammad Ali International 
Airport, Louisville, KY. The extension ``. . . 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 . . .'' should have been removed in 
the proposed action and from the airspace legal description as it is no 
longer needed. Those errors are corrected in this action.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, 6003, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11D, 
dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 
2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D 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 by:
    Amending the Class D airspace to within a 4-mile radius (increased 
from 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 
(increased from 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;
    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; removing the 
extension to the east of the LOM as it is no longer needed; within a 
6.5-mile radius (decreased from a 10-mile radius) of Bowman Field 
Airport; and updating 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.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is

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published yearly and effective on September 15.

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, does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5.a. 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 7400.11D, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and 
effective September 15, 2019, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of Louisville Muhammad Ali International 
Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Bowman Field Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 5, 2020.
Marty Skinner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2020-02743 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P