Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Liberal, KS, 51620-51621 [2022-18009]

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[FR Doc. 2022–18064 Filed 8–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2022–1004; Airspace Docket No. 22–ACE–16] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Liberal, KS Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Liberal, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review as part of the decommissioning of the Liberal very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport and the name of the navigational aid lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Aug 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 7, 2022. 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–2022– 1004/Airspace Docket No. 22–ACE–16 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at 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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at 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. 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 E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, Liberal, KS, to support instrument flight rule operations at this airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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–2022–1004/Airspace Docket No. 22–ACE–16.’’ 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 www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at 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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 162 / Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / Proposed Rules in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by: Amending the Class E surface airspace at Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, Liberal, KS, by removing the Liberal VORTAC and associated extensions from the airspace legal description; updating the name (previously Liberal Municipal Airport) and geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and updating the outdated terms ‘‘Notice to Airmen’’ with ‘‘Notice to Air Missions’’ and ‘‘Airport/ Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; And amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile (increased form a 6.4-mile) radius of Liberal MidAmerica Regional Airport; removing the Liberal VORTAC and associated extensions from the airspace legal description; updating the extension south of the airport to 3.9 (increased from 3) miles each side of the 180° bearing from the Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 35–LOC (previously ILS localizer course) extending from the 6.7mile (increased from 6.4-mile) radius of the airport to 11.9 (decreased from 12) miles south of the airport; and updating the name (previously Liberal Municipal Airport) and geographic coordinates of the airport and the name of the Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 35–LOC (previously Liberal Municipal Airport ILS) to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. This action is necessary due to an airspace review as part of the decommissioning of the Liberal VOR, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR MON Program. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:03 Aug 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ACE KS E2 Liberal, KS [Amended] Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, KS (Lat. 37°02′38″ N, long. 100°57′36″ W) PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 51621 Within a 4.2-mile radius of Liberal Municipal Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Air Missions. The effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ACE KS E5 Liberal, KS [Amended] Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, KS (Lat. 37°02′38″ N, long. 100°57′36″ W) Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 35–LOC (Lat. 37°03′27″ N, long. 100°57′23″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport; and within 3.9 miles each side of the 180° bearing from the Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 35–LOC extending from the 6.7-mile radius of the airport to 11.9 miles south of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 17, 2022. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2022–18009 Filed 8–22–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2022–1002; Airspace Docket No. 22–ASW–20] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Bartlesville and Miami, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend and remove Class E airspace at Bartlesville and Miami, OK. The FAA is proposing this action due to airspace reviews conducted as part of the decommissioning of the Oswego very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airports and navigation aids would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 7, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUP1.SGM 23AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 23, 2022)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-18009]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2022-1004; Airspace Docket No. 22-ACE-16]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Liberal, KS

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace at Liberal, 
KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace 
review as part of the decommissioning of the Liberal very high 
frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal 
Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates 
of the airport and the name of the navigational aid would also be 
updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 7, 2022.

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-2022-1004/Airspace Docket No. 22-ACE-16 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at 
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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at 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.

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 E surface airspace, and the Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Liberal 
Mid-America Regional Airport, Liberal, KS, to support instrument flight 
rule operations at this airport.

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-2022-1004/
Airspace Docket No. 22-ACE-16.'' 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 www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at 
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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective 
September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as 
listed

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in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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 14 CFR part 71 by:
    Amending the Class E surface airspace at Liberal Mid-America 
Regional Airport, Liberal, KS, by removing the Liberal VORTAC and 
associated extensions from the airspace legal description; updating the 
name (previously Liberal Municipal Airport) and geographic coordinates 
of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database; and 
updating the outdated terms ``Notice to Airmen'' with ``Notice to Air 
Missions'' and ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart 
Supplement'';
    And amending the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface within a 6.7-mile (increased form a 6.4-mile) radius 
of Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport; removing the Liberal VORTAC 
and associated extensions from the airspace legal description; updating 
the extension south of the airport to 3.9 (increased from 3) miles each 
side of the 180[deg] bearing from the Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 
35-LOC (previously ILS localizer course) extending from the 6.7-mile 
(increased from 6.4-mile) radius of the airport to 11.9 (decreased from 
12) miles south of the airport; and updating the name (previously 
Liberal Municipal Airport) and geographic coordinates of the airport 
and the name of the Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 35-LOC 
(previously Liberal Municipal Airport ILS) to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.
    This action is necessary due to an airspace review as part of the 
decommissioning of the Liberal VOR, which provided navigation 
information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the 
VOR MON Program.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, 
and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 
14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document 
will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
is 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 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

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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]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ACE KS E2 Liberal, KS [Amended]

Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, KS
    (Lat. 37[deg]02'38'' N, long. 100[deg]57'36'' W)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of Liberal Municipal Airport. This 
Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and 
times established in advance by a Notice to Air Missions. The 
effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published 
in the Chart Supplement.

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

* * * * *

ACE KS E5 Liberal, KS [Amended]

Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport, KS
    (Lat. 37[deg]02'38'' N, long. 100[deg]57'36'' W)
Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 35-LOC
    (Lat. 37[deg]03'27'' N, long. 100[deg]57'23'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Liberal Mid-America Regional Airport; 
and within 3.9 miles each side of the 180[deg] bearing from the 
Liberal Mid-America Regional: RWY 35-LOC extending from the 6.7-mile 
radius of the airport to 11.9 miles south of the airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 17, 2022.
Martin A. Skinner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2022-18009 Filed 8-22-22; 8:45 am]
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