[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 30 (Thursday, February 13, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8606-8607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02951]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0622; Airspace Docket No. 13-AWP-10]


Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Kailua-Kona, HI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class D and E airspace at Kona 
International Airport at Keahole, Kailua-Kona, HI, to accommodate the 
Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) and the 
Instrument Landing System (ILS) or Localizer (LOC) standard instrument 
approach procedures at the airport. This action also adjusts the 
geographic coordinates of the airport in the respective Class D and E 
airspace areas, and the airport name is corrected to Kona International 
Airport at Keahole. This action, initiated by the biennial review of 
the Kona airspace area, improves the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. In addition, a 
correction to the south segment extension of Class E airspace is made.

DATES: Effective Date, 0901 UTC, May 29, 2014. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and 
publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Nugent, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4518.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On October 31, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend controlled airspace at 
Kailua-Kona, HI (78 FR 65241). 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 found that in the proposal section of the NPRM, 
the south extension miles were inverted. It should read ``. . . is 
decreased from 14.5 miles to 8.5 miles south of the airport . . .'' The 
Class E regulatory text is correctly entered.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraphs 5000, 6004 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X 
dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface, at Kona International Airport at Keahole, Kailua-
Kona, HI, to accommodate the RNAV (GPS) and ILS or LOC standard 
instrument approach procedures at the airport. The segment of 
controlled airspace extending from the 7.4-mile radius of the airport 
is decreased from 14.5 miles to 8.5 miles south of the airport. The 
geographic coordinates of the airport for the respective Class D and 
Class E airspace are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database. The airport formerly called Keahole Airport, Kailua-Kona, HI, 
is corrected to Kona International Airport at Keahole, Kailua-Kona, HI. 
This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR 
operations.
    The FAA has determined this regulation only involves an established 
body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments 
are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this 
regulation: (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 
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. The FAA's authority to issue rules 
regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. 
Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses the authority of the FAA 
Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more 
detail the scope of the agency's authority. This rulemaking is 
promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, 
Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with 
prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to 
ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This 
regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends 
controlled airspace at Kona International Airport at Keahole, Kailua-
Kona, HI.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. 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.

List 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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 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 the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace

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AWP HI D Kailua-Kona, HI [Modified]

Kona International Airport at Keahole, HI
    (Lat. 19[deg]44'20'' N., long. 156[deg]02'44'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Kona

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International Airport at Keahole. 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 Airport/Facility Directory, Pacific 
Chart Supplement.

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

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AWP HI E4 Kailua-Kona, HI [Modified]

Kona International Airport at Keahole, HI
    (Lat. 19[deg]44'20'' N., long. 156[deg]02'44'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.8 miles 
either side of the 186[deg] bearing of Kona International Airport at 
Keahole extending from the 4.3-mile radius of the airport to 5.7 
miles south of the airport, and within 4.3 miles either side of the 
006[deg] bearing of the airport extending from the 4.3-mile radius 
to 11.5 miles north of the 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 Airport/Facility Directory, Pacific 
Chart Supplement.

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

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AWP HI E5 Kailua-Kona, HI [Modified]

Kona International Airport at Keahole, HI
    (Lat. 19[deg]44'20'' N., long. 156[deg]02'44'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.4-mile radius of Kona International Airport at Keahole, 
and within 4.3 miles each side of the 006[deg] bearing of the 
airport extending from the 7.4-mile radius to 11.5 miles north of 
the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 186[deg] bearing of 
the airport extending from the 7.4-mile radius to 8.5 miles south of 
the airport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on January 30, 2014.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-02951 Filed 2-12-14; 8:45 am]
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