[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 47611-47612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22118]



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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 197 / Friday, October 13, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-0384; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-14]


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Elizabeth City, NC

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time 
status from the legal description of the Class E airspace area 
designated as an extension at Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, 
Elizabeth City, NC, and adds NOTAM part-time language information to 
Class E surface area airspace. This action brings the airspace 
descriptions in line with the airspace hours listed in the applicable 
Chart Supplement. This action also updates the geographic coordinates 
of the airport and the Woodville non-directional radio beacon (NDB) in 
the associated Class D and E airspace. Also, an editorial change is 
made to the Class D and E surface area airspace legal descriptions, 
replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 7, 2017. 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 7400.11B, 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 7400.11A at NARA, call (202)-741-6030, or go 
to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.

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 amends Class D and Class E airspace at Elizabeth City CGAS/
Regional Airport, Elizabeth City, NC, to ensure the efficient use of 
airspace within the National Airspace System.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (82 FR 33837, July 21, 2017) Docket No. FAA-2016-0384 to amend 
Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace 
designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at 
Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, Elizabeth City, NC.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B dated 
August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR part 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 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 
2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, 
Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, 
and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the 
surface at Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, Elizabeth City, NC. 
The NOTAM part-time status is removed from the Class E airspace area 
designated as an extension to a Class D surface area.
    For the associated Class D and E airspace areas, the geographic 
coordinates of the airport and Woodville NDB are adjusted to coincide 
with the FAAs aeronautical database.
    Also, this action replaces the outdated term Airport/Facility 
Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and 
E airspace legal descriptions.

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. 
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

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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 5-6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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

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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 Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 3, 2017, effective September 15, 2017, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO NC D Elizabeth City, NC [Amended]

Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, NC
    (Lat. 36[deg]15'38'' N., long. 76[deg]10'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,500 feet within a 4.1-mile radius of Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional 
Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Area Airspace.

* * * * *

ASO NC E2 Elizabeth City, NC [Amended]

Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, NC
    (Lat. 36[deg]15'38'' N., long. 76[deg]10'28'' W.)

    Within a 4.1-mile radius of Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional 
Airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Chart Supplement.

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

* * * * *

ASO NC E4 Elizabeth City, NC [Amended]

Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, NC
    (Lat. 36[deg]15'38'' N., long. 76[deg]10'28'' W.)
Elizabeth City VOR/DME
    (Lat. 36[deg]15'27'' N., long. 76[deg]10'32'' W.)
Woodville NDB
    (Lat. 36[deg]15'47'' N., long. 76[deg]17'53'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.6 miles 
each side of Elizabeth City VOR/DME 189[deg] radial, extending from 
the 4.1-mile radius of Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport to 9.5 
miles south of the VOR/DME; within 3.3 miles each side of Elizabeth 
City VOR/DME 357[deg] radial, extending from the 4.1-mile radius of 
Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport to 7 miles north of the VOR/
DME; within 1.2 miles each side of the 079[deg] bearing from the 
Woodville NDB, extending from 4.1-mile radius of the airport to the 
NDB.

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

* * * * *

ASO NC E5 Elizabeth City, NC [Amended]

Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, NC
    (Lat. 36[deg]15'38'' N., long. 76[deg]10'28'' W.)
Elizabeth City VOR/DME
    (Lat. 36[deg]15'27'' N., long. 76[deg]10'32'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, and 
within 8 miles east and 4 miles west of Elizabeth City VOR/DME 
189[deg] radial, extending from the VOR/DME to 9.5 miles south of 
the VOR/DME.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 4, 2017.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2017-22118 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]
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