81 FR 12845 - Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the Following Oklahoma Towns; Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 48 (March 11, 2016)

Page Range12845-12847
FR Document2016-05177

This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as surface areas, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK. The decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and/or cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above locations. This action also would note the updated airport names of David Jay Perry Airport, Goldsby, OK; El Reno Regional Airport, Shawnee Regional Airport, and Chandler Regional Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action would update the geographic coordinates for Tinker AFB, El Reno Regional Airport, Wiley Post Airport, Sundance Airpark, Seminole Municipal Airport, Prague Municipal Airport, Chandler Regional Airport, Tilghman NDB, Cushing Municipal Airport, Cushing NDB, and Cushing Regional Hospital Heliport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2015-7857; Airspace Docket No. 15-ASW-22]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace for the 
Following Oklahoma Towns; Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Oklahoma City 
Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E 
airspace designated as surface areas, and Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Antlers, OK; Oklahoma City, 
OK; Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK; and Shawnee, OK. The 
decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB) and/or 
cancellation of NDB approaches due to advances in Global Positioning 
System (GPS) capabilities have made this action necessary for the 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at 
the above locations. This action also would note the updated airport 
names of David Jay Perry Airport, Goldsby, OK; El Reno Regional 
Airport, Shawnee Regional Airport, and Chandler Regional Airport to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this 
action would update the geographic coordinates for Tinker AFB, El Reno 
Regional Airport, Wiley Post Airport, Sundance Airpark, Seminole 
Municipal Airport, Prague Municipal Airport, Chandler Regional Airport, 
Tilghman NDB, Cushing Municipal Airport, Cushing NDB, and Cushing 
Regional Hospital Heliport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; 
telephone (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-2015-
7857; Airspace Docket No. 15-ASW-22, 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. The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-
647-5527) is on the ground floor of the building at the above address.
    FAA Order 7400.9Z, 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 7400.9Z at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.9, 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 Class E airspace at Antlers Municipal Airport, 
Antlers, OK; El Reno Regional Airport, Oklahoma City, OK; and Prague 
Municipal Airport, Shawnee, OK.

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

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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-2015-7857/Airspace Docket No. 15-ASW-22.'' 
The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

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/airports_airtraffic/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.
    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRMs should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, 
for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application 
procedure.

Availability and Summary of Documents Proposed for Incorporation by 
Reference

    This document would amend FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 
2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.9Z 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 modifying Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Antlers Municipal Airport, 
Antlers, OK; El Reno Regional Airport, Oklahoma City, OK; and Prague 
Municipal Airport, Shawnee, OK. The proposed airspace reconfigurations 
are due to decommissioning of NDBs and/or cancellation of the NDB 
approaches at each airport. This action is necessary for the safety and 
management of IFR operations under Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures. Additionally, this proposal would note the name change of 
the following airports: El Reno Regional Airport (formerly El Reno 
Municipal Airpark; David Jay Perry Airport, Goldsby, OK (formerly David 
J. Perry Airport, Norman, OK); Shawnee Regional Airport (formerly 
Shawnee Municipal Airport); and Chandler Regional Airport (formerly 
Chandler Municipal Airport). Geographic coordinates also would be 
adjusted for the following airports and navigation aids: Tinker AFB; El 
Reno Regional Airport; Wiley Post Airport; Sundance Airpark; Seminole 
Municipal Airport; Prague Municipal Airport; Chandler Regional Airport; 
Tilghman NDB; Cushing Municipal Airport; Cushing NDB; and Cushing 
Regional Hospital Heliport.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6002, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9Z, 
dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, 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 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

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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.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9Z, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and 
effective September 15, 2015, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASW OK D Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK [Amended]

Oklahoma City, Wiley Post Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]32'03'' N., long. 97[deg]38'49'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,800 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Wiley Post Airport 
excluding that airspace within the Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World 
Airport, OK, Class C airspace area. 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.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

ASW OK E2 Oklahoma City Wiley Post Airport, OK [Amended]

Oklahoma City, Wiley Post Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]32'03'' N., long. 97[deg]38'49'' W.)

    Within a 4.3-mile radius of Wiley Post Airport excluding that 
airspace within the

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Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World Airport, OK, Class C airspace area. 
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.

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

* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Antlers, OK [Amended]

Antlers Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]11'33'' N., long. 95[deg]38'59'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of Antlers Municipal Airport.
* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Oklahoma City, OK [Amended]

Oklahoma City, Will Rogers World Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]23'35'' N., long. 97[deg]36'03'' W.)
Oklahoma City, Tinker AFB, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]24'53'' N., long. 97[deg]23'12'' W.)
Norman, University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airpark, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]14'44'' N., long. 97[deg]28'20'' W.)
University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airpark ILS Localizer
    (Lat. 35[deg]14'58'' N., long. 97[deg]27'51'' W.)
Goldsby, David Jay Perry Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]09'18'' N., long. 97[deg]28'13'' W.)
Oklahoma City, Clarence E. Page Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]29'17'' N., long. 97[deg]49'25'' W.)
El Reno Regional Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]28'22'' N., long. 98[deg]00'21'' W.)
Oklahoma City, Wiley Post Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]32'03'' N., long. 97[deg]38'49'' W.)
Oklahoma City, Sundance Airpark, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]36'07'' N., long. 97[deg]42'22'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.1-mile radius of Will Rogers World Airport, and within 
an 8.2-mile radius of Tinker AFB, and within an 8.9-mile radius of 
University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airpark, and within 1.8 miles each 
side of the University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airpark ILS Localizer 
southwest course extending from the 8.9- mile radius to 12 miles 
southwest of the airport, and within a 6.3-mile radius of David Jay 
Perry Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Clarence E. Page 
Airport, and within a 6.6-mile radius of El Reno Regional Airport, 
and within a 6.8-mile radius of Wiley Post Airport, and within a 
6.8-mile radius of Sundance Airpark.
* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Shawnee, OK [Amended]

Shawnee Regional Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]21'26'' N., long. 96[deg]56'34'' W.)
Seminole, Seminole Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]16'28'' N., long. 96[deg]40'31'' W.)
Prague Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]28'51'' N., long. 96[deg]43'08'' W.)
Chandler Regional Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]43'21'' N., long. 96[deg]49'13'' W.)
Tilghman NDB
    (Lat. 35[deg]43'21'' N., long. 96[deg]49'07'' W.)
Cushing Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 35[deg]57'00'' N., long. 96[deg]46'24'' W.)
Cushing NDB
    (Lat. 35[deg]53'24'' N., long. 96[deg]46'24'' W.)
Cushing Regional Hospital Heliport, OK, Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 35[deg]58'41'' N., long. 96[deg]45'27'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Shawnee Regional Airport, and within a 
6.6-mile radius of Seminole Municipal Airport, and within a 6.3-mile 
radius of Prague Municipal Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of 
Chandler Regional Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the 
352[deg] bearing from the Tilghman NDB extending from the 6.4-mile 
radius to 7.3 miles north of the airport, and within a 6.5-mile 
radius of Cushing Municipal Airport and within 2.1 miles each side 
of the 185[deg] bearing from the Cushing NDB extending from the 6.5-
mile radius to 9.3 miles south of the airport, and that airspace 
within a 6-mile radius of the Point In Space serving Cushing 
Regional Hospital Heliport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 29, 2016.
Vonnie Royal,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2016-05177 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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PublisherOffice of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
SectionProposed Rules
ActionNotice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
DatesComments must be received on or before April 25, 2016.
ContactJeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.
FR Citation81 FR 12845 
CFR AssociatedAirspace; Incorporation by Reference and Navigation (air)

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