Establishment of Class E Airspace; Farmington, ME, 71761-71762 [07-6070]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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 near the Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan, ME. 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: 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, signed August 15, 2007, 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. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES * * * * * ANE ME E5 Skowhegan, ME [NEW] Redington-Fairview General Hospital Heliport (Lat. 44°45′28″ N., long. 69°42′51″ W.) Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 44°46′03″ N., long. 69°43′14″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth within a VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:18 Dec 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 6-mile radius of the Point in Space coordinates (lat. 44°46′03″ N., long. 69°43′14″ W.) serving the Redington-Fairview General Hospital Heliport. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 10, 2007. Barry A. Knight, Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 07–6071 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0243; Airspace Docket No. 07–ANE–93] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Farmington, ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action establishes additional Class E Airspace at Farmington, ME. The existing controlled airspace does not adequately support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing the required controlled airspace to protect for this approach around Franklin Memorial Hospital DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 14, 2008. 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 February 4, 2008. 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 Number FAA–2007– 0243; Airspace Docket No. 07–ANE–93, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the rule, any comments PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71761 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 210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daryl Daniels, 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 rule 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. The direct final rule is used in this case to facilitate the timing of the charting schedule and enhance the operation at the airport, while still allowing and requesting public comment on this rulemaking action. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from http://www.regulations.gov. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1 71762 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 19, 2007 / Rules and Regulations mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with RULES triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES above or through the Web site. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov or the Federal Register’s Web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ fr/index.html. 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–2007–0243; Airspace Docket No. 07–ANE–93.’’ 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 establishes Class E Airspace at Farmington, ME providing the controlled airspace required to support the new Copter RNAV (GPS) 288 Point in Space (PinS) approach developed to allow helicopter departure and arrival operations in support of the Franklin Memorial Hospital. Although Class E airspace exists near the area, it is insufficient for the protection for this approach that will serve medical flights. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is required to encompass all instrument approach procedures (IAPs) to the extent practical and for general instrument flight rules (IFR) operations, therefore, the FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish Class E5 airspace at Farmington, ME. 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 and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E designations VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:31 Dec 18, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 levels 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 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 near the Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, ME. 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: I PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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, signed August 15, 2007, 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. * * * * * ANE ME E5 Farmington, ME [NEW] Franklin Memorial Hospital Heliport (Lat. 44°37′36″ N., long. 70°09′44″ W.) Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 44°38′11″ N., long. 70°09′02″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth within a 6-mile radius of the point in space coordinates (lat. 44°38′11″ N., long. 70°09′02″ W.) serving the Franklin Memorial Hospital Heliport. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 10, 2007. Barry A. Knight, Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 07–6070 Filed 12–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0104; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–10] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Oil City, PA. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Oil City, 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 Northwest Medical Center (PS42). This action will E:\FR\FM\19DER1.SGM 19DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 19, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71761-71762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-6070]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0243; Airspace Docket No. 07-ANE-93]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Farmington, ME

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:  Direct final rule, request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes additional Class E Airspace at 
Farmington, ME. The existing controlled airspace does not adequately 
support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 
Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for 
medical flight operations. This action enhances the safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing the 
required controlled airspace to protect for this approach around 
Franklin Memorial Hospital

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 14, 2008. 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 February 4, 
2008.

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 Number 
FAA-2007-0243; Airspace Docket No. 07-ANE-93, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit and review received 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 
210, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daryl Daniels, 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 rule 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. The direct final rule is used in this 
case to facilitate the timing of the charting schedule and enhance the 
operation at the airport, while still allowing and requesting public 
comment on this rulemaking action. An electronic copy of this document 
may be downloaded from http://www.regulations.gov. Communications 
should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in

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triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES above 
or through the Web site. All communications received on or before the 
closing date for comments will be considered, and this rule may be 
amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Recently 
published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's 
Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Federal Register's Web page at 
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html.
    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-
2007-0243; Airspace Docket No. 07-ANE-93.'' 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 establishes Class E Airspace at Farmington, ME providing the 
controlled airspace required to support the new Copter RNAV (GPS) 288 
Point in Space (PinS) approach developed to allow helicopter departure 
and arrival operations in support of the Franklin Memorial Hospital. 
Although Class E airspace exists near the area, it is insufficient for 
the protection for this approach that will serve medical flights. 
Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level 
(AGL) is required to encompass all instrument approach procedures 
(IAPs) to the extent practical and for general instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations, therefore, the FAA is amending Title 14, Code of 
Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish Class E5 airspace at 
Farmington, ME. 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 and 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 levels 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 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 near the Franklin Memorial 
Hospital in Farmington, ME.

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, signed August 15, 2007, 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.
* * * * *

ANE ME E5 Farmington, ME [NEW]

Franklin Memorial Hospital Heliport
    (Lat. 44[deg]37'36'' N., long. 70[deg]09'44'' W.)
Point in Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 44[deg]38'11'' N., long. 70[deg]09'02'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
of the Earth within a 6-mile radius of the point in space 
coordinates (lat. 44[deg]38'11'' N., long. 70[deg]09'02'' W.) 
serving the Franklin Memorial Hospital Heliport.

* * * * *

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 10, 2007.
Barry A. Knight,
Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center.
[FR Doc. 07-6070 Filed 12-18-07; 8:45 am]
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