Establishment of Class E Airspace; Seneca, PA, 8595-8596 [08-614]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2008 / Rules and Regulations airspace, because controlled airspace previously existed at Honesdale, the Title should have read, ‘‘Amendment’’ of Class E Airspace. The essence of the rule was not affected. The FAA uses the direct final rulemaking procedure for a non-controversial rule where the FAA believes that there will be no adverse public comment. This direct final rule advised the public that no adverse comments were anticipated, and that unless a written adverse comment, or a written notice of intent to submit such an adverse comment, were received within the comment period, the regulation would become effective on February 14, 2008. No adverse comments were received, and thus this notice confirms that effective date. Issued in College Park, GA on January 30, 2008. Barry A. Knight, Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 08–617 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0277; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–17] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Seneca, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action established Class E Airspace at Seneca, PA to support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations into the University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC) Northwest Heliport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing that required controlled airspace to protect for this approach around Seneca, PA. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 5, 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 on or before March 31, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Feb 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: 1–800–647– 5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA–2007– 0277; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–17, at the beginning of your comments. You must also submit and review received comments through the Internet at https://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: Melinda Giddens, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–5610. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 8595 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. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from and comments may be submitted and reviewed at https:// www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at https://www.faa.gov or the Federal Register’s Web page at https:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 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. 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 FAA–2007–0277; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–17.’’ 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 of Seneca, PA providing the controlled airspace required to support the new Copter Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 033 Point in Space (PinS) approach developed for the UPMC Northwest Heliport. In today’s environment where speed of treatment for medical injuries is imperative, landing sites have been developed for helicopter medical Lifeguard flights or Lifeflights at the local hospitals. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is required for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and to encompass all Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) to the extent E:\FR\FM\14FER1.SGM 14FER1 8596 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2008 / Rules and Regulations ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES practical. Therefore, the FAA is amending part 71 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 71), to establish a 6-mile radius Class E5 airspace at Seneca, PA. 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 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 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 established controlled airspace near the UPMC Northwest Heliport in Seneca, PA. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Feb 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. * * * * * AEA PA E5 Seneca, PA [NEW] UPMC Northwest Heliport (Lat. 41°21′44″ N., long. 79°42′03″ W.) Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 41°21′09″ N., long. 79°42′24″ 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. 41°21′09″ N., long. 79°42′24″ W.) serving the UPMC Northwest Heliport. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 30, 2008. Barry A. Knight, Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 08–614 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0278; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–18] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cranberry Township, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at Cranberry Township, PA to support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) PassavantCranberry Heliport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing that required controlled airspace to protect for this approach around Cranberry Township, PA. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 5, 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 on or before March 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone 1–800–647– 5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA–2007– 0278; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–18, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the Internet at https://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: Melinda Giddens, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, GA 30320; telephone (404) 305–5610. 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 E:\FR\FM\14FER1.SGM 14FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 8595-8596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 08-614]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0277; Airspace Docket No. 07-AEA-17]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Seneca, PA

AGENCY:  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:  Direct final rule, request for comments.

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SUMMARY:  This action established Class E Airspace at Seneca, PA to 
support a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 
Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for 
medical flight operations into the University of Pittsburg Medical 
Center (UPMC) Northwest Heliport. This action enhances the safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing that 
required controlled airspace to protect for this approach around 
Seneca, PA.

DATES:  Effective 0901 UTC, June 5, 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 on or before March 31, 
2008.

ADDRESSES:  Send comments on this rule to: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building, Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001; Telephone: 1-
800-647-5527; Fax: 202-493-2251. You must identify the Docket Number 
FAA-2007-0277; Airspace Docket No. 07-AEA-17, at the beginning of your 
comments. You must also submit and review received comments through the 
Internet at https://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:  Melinda Giddens, System Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5610.

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. An electronic copy of this document 
may be downloaded from and comments may be submitted and reviewed at 
https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can 
also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at https://www.faa.gov or 
the Federal Register's Web page at https://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/
index.html. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be 
submitted in 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.
    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 FAA-2007-
0277; Airspace Docket No. 07-AEA-17.'' 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 of Seneca, PA providing the 
controlled airspace required to support the new Copter Area Navigation 
(RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 033 Point in Space (PinS) 
approach developed for the UPMC Northwest Heliport. In today's 
environment where speed of treatment for medical injuries is 
imperative, landing sites have been developed for helicopter medical 
Lifeguard flights or Lifeflights at the local hospitals. Controlled 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is 
required for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and to encompass 
all Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) to the extent

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practical. Therefore, the FAA is amending part 71 of Title 14, Code of 
Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 71), to establish a 6-mile radius 
Class E5 airspace at Seneca, PA. 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 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 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 established controlled airspace near the UPMC Northwest Heliport 
in Seneca, PA.

Lists 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.

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Seneca, PA [NEW]

UPMC Northwest Heliport
    (Lat. 41[deg]21'44'' N., long. 79[deg]42'03'' W.)
Point in Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 41[deg]21'09'' N., long. 79[deg]42'24'' 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. 41[deg]21'09'' N., long. 79[deg]42'24'' W.) 
serving the UPMC Northwest Heliport.
* * * * *

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 30, 2008.
Barry A. Knight,
Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center.
[FR Doc. 08-614 Filed 2-13-08; 8:45 am]
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