Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williamsport, PA, 61297-61298 [07-5328]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 30, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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, will 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 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 establishes controlled airspace at Elk Regional Medical Center, St. Marys, PA. (Lat. 41°26′09″ N., long. 78°34′20″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of St. Marys Municipal Airport and within 3.1 miles each side of a 091° bearing from the center of the St. Marys Municipal Airport extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 8.7 miles east of the airport; and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (lat. 41°26′09″ N., long. 78°34′20″ W.) serving the Elk Regional Medical Center. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 AGENCY: 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: I 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: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 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 Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows: I Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES * * * * * AEA PA E5 St. Marys, PA [Amended] St. Marys Municipal Airport, PA (Lat. 41°24′45″ N., long. 78°30′09″ W.) Elk Regional Medical Center Point In Space Coordinates [Added] VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Oct 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 5, 2007. Mark D. Ward, Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 07–5327 Filed 10–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M 61297 the public docket containing the rule, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room C210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daryl Daniels, Airspace Specialist, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–5581. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration The Direct Final Rule Procedure 14 CFR Part 71 The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse or negative comments, and, therefore, issues it as a direct final rule. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Unless a written adverse or negative comment or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse or negative comments were received and confirming the effective date. If the FAA receives, within the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct final rule will be published in the Federal Register, and a notice of proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period. [Docket No. FAA–2005–22491; Airspace Docket No. 05–AEA–019] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williamsport, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace at Williamsport, PA, to provide adequate airspace for a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed to serve the Williamsport Hospital (66PA), Williamsport, PA. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 20, 2007. 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 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before November 28, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: 1–800–647– 5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2005– 22491; Airspace Docket No. 05–AEA– 019, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. You may review PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Comments Invited Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule, and was not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and E:\FR\FM\30OCR1.SGM 30OCR1 61298 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 30, 2007 / Rules and Regulations this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify the rule. Factual information that supports the commenter’s ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether additional rulemaking action would be needed. All comments submitted will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. Those wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2005–22491; Airspace Docket No. 05–AEA–019.’’ The postcard will be date stamped and returned to the commenter. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class E airspace at Williamsport, PA establishing the additionally required controlled airspace to support the newly developed RNAV (GSP) helicopter Point in Space (PinS) approach serving Williamsport Hospital. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is required to contain the IAP and for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations to the extent practical, therefore, the FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish additional Class E5 Airspace at Williamsport, PA. The controlled airspace at Williamsport does not provide adequate airspace to support this new approach, thus this action, which provides the required controlled airspace. Designations for Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the Earth are published in FAA Order 7400.9R, signed August 15, 2007 effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Agency Findings The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among various level of government. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule does not have VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:42 Oct 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. 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, will 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 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 the authority as it establishes controlled airspace at Williamsport Hospital, Williamsport, PA. Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AEA PA E5 Williamsport, PA [Amended] Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport, Williamsport, PA (Lat. 41°14′31″ N., long. 76°55′18″ W.) Picture Rocks NDB (Lat. 41°16′36″ N., long. 76°42′37″ W.) Williamsport Hospital Point In Space Coordinates (Lat. 41°14′43″ N., long. 77°00′04″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 17.9-mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 025° bearing to a 067° bearing from the airport and within a 12.6-mile radius of WilliamsportLycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 067° bearing to a 099° bearing from the airport and within a 6.7mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 099° bearing to a 270° bearing from the airport and within 17.9-mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 270° bearing to a 312° bearing from the airport and within a 19.6-mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 312° bearing to a 350° bearing from the airport and within a 6.7-mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 350° bearing to a 025° bearing from the airport and within 4.4 miles each side of the WilliamsportLycoming County Airport ILS localizer east course extending from the Picture Rocks NDB to 11.3 miles east of the NDB; and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (lat. 41°14′43″ N., long. 77°00′04″ W.) serving the Williamsport Hospital. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 * Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 5, 2007. Mark D. Ward, Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 07–5328 Filed 10–29–07; 8:45 am] Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I * * * * BILLING CODE 4910–13–M PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: 14 CFR Part 71 I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 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 Federal Aviation I PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2005–22489; Airspace Docket No. 05–AEA–017] Amendment to Class E Airspace; Du Bois, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\30OCR1.SGM 30OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 209 (Tuesday, October 30, 2007)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-5328]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22491; Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-019]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williamsport, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E Airspace at Williamsport, PA, to 
provide adequate airspace for a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global 
Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) 
that has been developed to serve the Williamsport Hospital (66PA), 
Williamsport, PA.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 20, 2007. 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 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. 
Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or 
before November 28, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to Docket Management Facility, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey, SE., West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001; Telephone: 1-
800-647-5527; Fax: 202-493-2251. You must identify the Docket No. FAA-
2005-22491; Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-019, 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 
rule, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the 
Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
Holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Room C210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, 
Georgia 30337.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daryl Daniels, Airspace Specialist, 
System Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation 
Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 
305-5581.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

The Direct Final Rule Procedure

    The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse 
or negative comments, and, therefore, issues it as a direct final rule. 
The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
Unless a written adverse or negative comment or a written notice of 
intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the 
comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date 
specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will 
publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse 
or negative comments were received and confirming the effective date. 
If the FAA receives, within the comment period, an adverse or negative 
comment, or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a 
document withdrawing the direct final rule will be published in the 
Federal Register, and a notice of proposed rulemaking may be published 
with a new comment period.

Comments Invited

    Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule, and was 
not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are 
invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, 
or arguments as they may desire. Communications should identify both 
docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified 
under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on or before 
the closing date for comments will be considered, and

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this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments 
received.
    Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify the rule. Factual information that supports 
the commenter's ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in 
evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether 
additional rulemaking action would be needed. All comments submitted 
will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, 
in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. Those 
wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in 
response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on 
which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-
2005-22491; Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-019.'' The postcard will be date 
stamped and returned to the commenter.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class E airspace at Williamsport, PA establishing the 
additionally required controlled airspace to support the newly 
developed RNAV (GSP) helicopter Point in Space (PinS) approach serving 
Williamsport Hospital. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 
feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is required to contain the IAP and for 
Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations to the extent practical, 
therefore, the FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations 
(14 CFR) part 71 to establish additional Class E5 Airspace at 
Williamsport, PA. The controlled airspace at Williamsport does not 
provide adequate airspace to support this new approach, thus this 
action, which provides the required controlled airspace. Designations 
for Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above 
the surface of the Earth are published in FAA Order 7400.9R, signed 
August 15, 2007 effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E designations listed in this 
document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Agency Findings

    The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct 
effects on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among various level of government. Therefore, it is 
determined that this final rule does not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132.
    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, will 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 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 the authority 
as it establishes controlled airspace at Williamsport Hospital, 
Williamsport, PA.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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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(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 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows:

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

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Williamsport, PA [Amended]

Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport, Williamsport, PA
    (Lat. 41[deg]14[min]31[sec] N., long. 76[deg]55[min]18[sec] W.)
Picture Rocks NDB
    (Lat. 41[deg]16[min]36[sec] N., long. 76[deg]42[min]37[sec] W.)
Williamsport Hospital
Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 41[deg]14[min]43[sec] N., long. 77[deg]00[min]04[sec] W.)


    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 17.9-mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport 
extending clockwise from a 025[deg] bearing to a 067[deg] bearing 
from the airport and within a 12.6-mile radius of Williamsport-
Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 067[deg] bearing 
to a 099[deg] bearing from the airport and within a 6.7-mile radius 
of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 
099[deg] bearing to a 270[deg] bearing from the airport and within 
17.9-mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending 
clockwise from a 270[deg] bearing to a 312[deg] bearing from the 
airport and within a 19.6-mile radius of Williamsport-Lycoming 
County Airport extending clockwise from a 312[deg] bearing to a 
350[deg] bearing from the airport and within a 6.7-mile radius of 
Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport extending clockwise from a 
350[deg] bearing to a 025[deg] bearing from the airport and within 
4.4 miles each side of the Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport ILS 
localizer east course extending from the Picture Rocks NDB to 11.3 
miles east of the NDB; and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of 
the point in space (lat. 41[deg]14[min]43[sec] N., long. 
77[deg]00[min]04[sec] W.) serving the Williamsport Hospital.
* * * * *

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 5, 2007.
Mark D. Ward,
Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center.
[FR Doc. 07-5328 Filed 10-29-07; 8:45 am]
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