Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gettysburg, PA, 8593-8594 [08-615]

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E8–2626 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0309; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–20] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gettysburg, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E Airspace at Gettysburg, PA. The existing controlled airspace from nearby Gettysburg Regional Airport does not adequately support a new Area VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Feb 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) that has been developed for medical flight operations for the Gettysburg Hospital. This action will enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing the required controlled airspace to protect for this approach at Gettysburg, PA. Additionally this action imparts a technical correction to the airport name. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 05, 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 Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001; Telephone: 1–800– 647–5527; Fax: 202–493–2251. You must identify the Docket Number FAA–2007–0309; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–20, 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 at 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; Fax (404) 305–5572. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 8593 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 via 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 you may comment 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 No. FAA–2007–0309; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–20.’’ The postcard E:\FR\FM\14FER1.SGM 14FER1 8594 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 31 / Thursday, February 14, 2008 / Rules and Regulations will be date stamped and returned to the commenter. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class E5 airspace at Gettysburg, PA, providing the controlled airspace required to support the new Copter Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 070 Point in Space (PinS) approach developed to facilitate helicopter arrival and departures at the Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg. Although Class E exists near the area, it is insufficient for the protection for this approach that will serve medical flights. Controlled airspace, known as Class E5 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 Rule (IFR) operations. The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify existing Class E5 airspace by adding a 6-mile radius around the Point in Space Coordinates that serve the Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg, 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 17.1. The Class E designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. In 1996, the airport experienced a name change from ‘‘Gettysburg Airport and Travel Center’’ to Gettysburg Regional Airport and this rule provides for that technical correction for this amended Class E5 airspace. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Feb 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 amends controlled airspace at Gettysburg, PA near the Gettysburg Hospital. 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 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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * AEA PA E5 Gettysburg, PA [Amended] Gettysburg Regional Airport, Gettysburg, PA (Lat. 39°50′27″ N., long. 77°16′27″ W.) Gettysburg Hospital Heliport PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (Lat. 39°49′29″ N., long. 77°14′09″ W.) Point in Space Coordinates (Lat. 39°49′09″ N., long. 77°14′53″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth within a 6-mile radius of the Gettysburg Regional Airport and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the Point in Space Coordinates (lat. 39°49′09″ N., long. 77°14′53″ W.) serving the Gettysburg Hospital. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 30, 2008. Barry A. Knight, Acting Manager, Systems Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 08–615 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–2007–0153; Airspace Docket No. 07–AEA–12] Amendment of Class E Airspace; Honesdale, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action confirms the effective date of a direct final rule that modifies a Class E airspace area to support Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (IAPs) that serve the Honesdale Sports Complex Heliport, Honesdale, PA. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daryl Daniels, Airspace Specialist, System Support, AJO2–E2B.12, FAA Eastern Service Center, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–5581; fax (404) 305–5572. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Confirmation of Effective Date The FAA published this direct final rule with a request for comments in the Federal Register on December 13, 2007 (72 FR 70769–70771). The title of the document used the word ‘‘Establishment’’ of Class E Airspace. Although technically this action established additional controlled E:\FR\FM\14FER1.SGM 14FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: 08-615]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0309; Airspace Docket No. 07-AEA-20]


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Gettysburg, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule, request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E Airspace at Gettysburg, PA. The 
existing controlled airspace from nearby Gettysburg Regional Airport 
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 for the 
Gettysburg Hospital. This action will enhance the safety and management 
of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations by providing the required 
controlled airspace to protect for this approach at Gettysburg, PA. 
Additionally this action imparts a technical correction to the airport 
name.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, June 05, 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 Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001; 
Telephone: 1-800-647-5527; Fax: 202-493-2251. You must identify the 
Docket Number FAA-2007-0309; Airspace Docket No. 07-AEA-20, 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 at 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; Fax (404) 305-
5572.

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 via 
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 you may comment 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 No. FAA-
2007-0309; Airspace Docket No. 07-AEA-20.'' The postcard

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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 E5 airspace at Gettysburg, PA, providing the 
controlled airspace required to support the new Copter Area Navigation 
(RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 070 Point in Space (PinS) 
approach developed to facilitate helicopter arrival and departures at 
the Gettysburg Hospital in Gettysburg. Although Class E exists near the 
area, it is insufficient for the protection for this approach that will 
serve medical flights. Controlled airspace, known as Class E5 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 Rule (IFR) operations. The 
FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 
to modify existing Class E5 airspace by adding a 6-mile radius around 
the Point in Space Coordinates that serve the Gettysburg Hospital in 
Gettysburg, 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 17.1. 
The Class E designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.
    In 1996, the airport experienced a name change from ``Gettysburg 
Airport and Travel Center'' to Gettysburg Regional Airport and this 
rule provides for that technical correction for this amended Class E5 
airspace.

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 amends controlled airspace at Gettysburg, PA near the Gettysburg 
Hospital.

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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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AEA PA E5 Gettysburg, PA [Amended]

Gettysburg Regional Airport, Gettysburg, PA
    (Lat. 39[deg]50'27'' N., long. 77[deg]16'27'' W.)
Gettysburg Hospital Heliport
    (Lat. 39[deg]49'29'' N., long. 77[deg]14'09'' W.)
Point in Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 39[deg]49'09'' N., long. 77[deg]14'53'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
of the Earth within a 6-mile radius of the Gettysburg Regional 
Airport and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the Point in 
Space Coordinates (lat. 39[deg]49'09'' N., long. 77[deg]14'53'' W.) 
serving the Gettysburg Hospital.
* * * * *

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 30, 2008.
Barry A. Knight,
Acting Manager, Systems Support Group, Eastern Service Center.
[FR Doc. 08-615 Filed 2-13-08; 8:45 am]
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