Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Erie, PA, 8210-8212 [2018-03655]

Download as PDF 8210 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules Environmental Review Paragraph 6002 Airspace. Class E Surface Area DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. * * Federal Aviation Administration Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment * * * ASO MS E2 Biloxi, MS [Amended] Keesler AFB, MS (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) Within a 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB, excluding the portion west of long. 89°00′00″ W. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS ASO MS E4 Biloxi, MS [Amended] Keesler AFB, MS (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) Keesler TACAN (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 88°55′47″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.4 miles each side of the Keesler TACAN 204° radial, extending from the 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB to 6 miles southwest of the TACAN. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * * ASO MS D Biloxi, MS [Amended] Keesler AFB, MS (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Keesler AFB, excluding the portion west of long. 89°00′00″ W. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS * * * * * ASO MS D Gulfport, MS [Amended] Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 89°04′12″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport; excluding that portion of airspace within the Biloxi, MS, Class D airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 * * * * * * * * * * ASO MS E4 Gulfport, MS [Amended] Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 89°04′12″ W) Gulfport VORTAC (Lat. 30°24′25″ N, long. 89°04′36″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.3 miles each side of Gulfport VORTAC 130° and 322° radials, extending from the 4.5-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport to 7 miles southeast and northwest of the VORTAC; excluding that portion within the Biloxi, MS, Class D and E airspace areas. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO MS E5 Gulfport, MS [Amended] Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, MS (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 89°04′12″ W) Keesler AFB (Lat. 30°24′38″ N, long. 88°55′28″ W) Keesler TACAN (Lat. 30°24′26″ N, long. 88°55′47″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and within a 6.5-mile radius of Keesler AFB and within 2 miles each side of Keesler TACAN 204° radial, extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.6 miles southwest of the TACAN. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 14, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–03660 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1195; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–24] Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Erie, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, by updating the name to Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA. This action also proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Erie, PA, by updating the name to St. Vincent Health Center Heliport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport and heliport, and would replace the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with the term ‘‘Chart Supplement’’ in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 12, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone (800) 647–5527 or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2017– 1195; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–24, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030 or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26FEP1.SGM 26FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field and St Vincent Health Center Heliport, Erie, PA, to support IFR operations at the airport. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA– 2017–1195 and Airspace Docket No. 17– AEA–24) and be submitted in triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number.) You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2017–1195; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–24.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, by updating the airport name to Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field (formerly Erie International Airport). The geographic coordinates also would be amended to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 8211 Additionally, this action would make an editorial change to the airspace legal description replacing ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. This action also would amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by updating the heliport name to St. Vincent Health Center Heliport (formerly Life Star Base Heliport), Erie, PA. These changes would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport and heliport. In addition, this action would remove extension information from the Class E surface airspace description of the airport, as it duplicates the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area description, which is now continuous. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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. 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 proposed 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. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). E:\FR\FM\26FEP1.SGM 26FEP1 8212 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 38 / Monday, February 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 * * * * AEA PA D Erie, PA [Amended] Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA (Lat. 42°04′59″ N, long. 80°10′26″ W) Erie VORTAC (Lat. 42°01′03″ N, long. 80°17′34″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,200 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6002 Airspace. Class E Surface Area * * * * daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS * * * AEA PA E4 Erie, PA [Amended] Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA (Lat. 42°04′59″ N, long. 80°10′26″ W) VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * * AEA PA E5 Erie, PA [Amended] Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA (Lat. 42°04′59″ N, long. 80°10′26″ W) St. Vincent Health Center Heliport, PA (Lat. 42°06′43″ N, long. 80°04′51″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, and within 4.4 miles each side of the 054° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14 miles northeast of the airport and within a 6-mile radius of St. Vincent Health Center Heliport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 14, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–03655 Filed 2–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P * Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. * * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AEA PA E2 Erie, PA [Amended] Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA (Lat. 42°04′59″ N, long. 80°10′26″ W) Erie VORTAC (Lat. 42°01′03″ N, long. 80°17′34″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * Class D Airspace. * Erie VORTAC (Lat. 42°01′03″ N, long. 80°17′34″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface extending northeast of the Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field 4.2mile radius from within 4 miles northwest of the Erie VORTAC 054° radial to 3.5 miles southeast of the Erie ILS localizer northeast course then extending southwest from a point located along the Erie localizer northeast course 9.2 miles NE of lat. 42°07′30″ N, long. 80°05′36″ W, to the 4.2mile radius of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. 17:05 Feb 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 40 CFR Parts 700, 720, 723, 725, 790, and 791 [EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0401; FRL–9974–31] RIN 2070–AK27 User Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: As permissible under section 26(b) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA or the Act), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is proposing to set user fees applicable to any person required to submit information to EPA under the TSCA section 4 or a notice, including an exemption or other information, to be reviewed by the Administrator under TSCA section 5, or who manufactures SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (including imports) a chemical substance that is the subject of a risk evaluation under TSCA section 6(b). This notice of proposed rulemaking provides a description of proposed TSCA fees and fee categories for fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021, and explains the methodology by which the proposed TSCA user fees were determined and would be determined for subsequent fiscal years. In proposing these new TSCA user fees, the Agency also proposes amending long standing user fee regulations governing the review of premanufacture notices, exemption applications and notices, and significant new use notices. After implementation of final TSCA user fees regulations, certain manufacturers and processors would be required to pay a prescribed fee for each notice, exemption application and data set submitted or chemical substance subject to a risk evaluation in order for EPA to recover certain costs associated with carrying out certain work under TSCA. With this action, EPA is also proposing standards for determining which persons qualify as small business concerns and thus would be subject to lower fee payments. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 27, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA–HQ–OPPT–2016–0401, by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. • Mail: Document Control Office (7407M), Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. • Hand Delivery: To make special arrangements for hand delivery or delivery of boxed information, please follow the instructions at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets/contacts.html. Additional instructions on commenting or visiting the docket, along with more information about dockets generally, is available at http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: Mark Hartman, Immediate Office, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (202) E:\FR\FM\26FEP1.SGM 26FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 38 (Monday, February 26, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 8210-8212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03655]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-1195; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-24]


Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; 
Erie, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E 
surface airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a 
Class D surface area, by updating the name to Erie International 
Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA. This action also proposes to amend 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in 
Erie, PA, by updating the name to St. Vincent Health Center Heliport. 
This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport 
and heliport, and would replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility 
Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the legal 
descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA's 
aeronautical database.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 12, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone 
(800) 647-5527 or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA-
2017-1195; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-24, at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the 
Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-8783. 
The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of 
FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741-6030 or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

[[Page 8211]]

    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30337; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Erie International 
Airport/Tom Ridge Field and St Vincent Health Center Heliport, Erie, 
PA, to support IFR operations at the airport.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (Docket No. FAA-
2017-1195 and Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-24) and be submitted in 
triplicate to DOT Docket Operations (see ADDRESSES section for the 
address and phone number.) You may also submit comments through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA 
Docket No. FAA-2017-1195; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-24.'' The postcard 
will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this document may be changed in light of the 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 
350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective 
September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists 
Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface 
airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D 
surface area, by updating the airport name to Erie International 
Airport/Tom Ridge Field (formerly Erie International Airport). The 
geographic coordinates also would be amended to be in concert with the 
FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action would make an 
editorial change to the airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/
Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement''.
    This action also would amend Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface by updating the heliport name to St. Vincent 
Health Center Heliport (formerly Life Star Base Heliport), Erie, PA. 
These changes would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations 
at the airport and heliport. In addition, this action would remove 
extension information from the Class E surface airspace description of 
the airport, as it duplicates the Class E airspace designated as an 
extension to a Class D surface area description, which is now 
continuous.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
Paragraphs 5000, 6002, 6004, and 6005, respectively of FAA Order 
7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    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. 
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 proposed 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.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

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The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA PA D Erie, PA [Amended]

Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA
    (Lat. 42[deg]04'59'' N, long. 80[deg]10'26'' W)

Erie VORTAC
    (Lat. 42[deg]01'03'' N, long. 80[deg]17'34'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,200 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of Erie International 
Airport/Tom Ridge Field. This Class D airspace area is effective 
during the specific days and times established in advance by a 
Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be 
continuously published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Area Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA PA E2 Erie, PA [Amended]

Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA
    (Lat. 42[deg]04'59'' N, long. 80[deg]10'26'' W)
Erie VORTAC
    (Lat. 42[deg]01'03'' N, long. 80[deg]17'34'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-
mile radius of Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field. This 
Class E airspace area is effective during the specific days and 
times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective 
days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the 
Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D Surface Area.

* * * * *

AEA PA E4 Erie, PA [Amended]

Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA
    (Lat. 42[deg]04'59'' N, long. 80[deg]10'26'' W)
Erie VORTAC
    (Lat. 42[deg]01'03'' N, long. 80[deg]17'34'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface extending 
northeast of the Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field 4.2-mile 
radius from within 4 miles northwest of the Erie VORTAC 054[deg] 
radial to 3.5 miles southeast of the Erie ILS localizer northeast 
course then extending southwest from a point located along the Erie 
localizer northeast course 9.2 miles NE of lat. 42[deg]07'30'' N, 
long. 80[deg]05'36'' W, to the 4.2-mile radius of the airport. This 
Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and 
times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen.

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

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AEA PA E5 Erie, PA [Amended]

Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, PA
    (Lat. 42[deg]04'59'' N, long. 80[deg]10'26'' W)
St. Vincent Health Center Heliport, PA
    (Lat. 42[deg]06'43'' N, long. 80[deg]04'51'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge 
Field, and within 4.4 miles each side of the 054[deg] bearing from 
the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 14 miles northeast 
of the airport and within a 6-mile radius of St. Vincent Health 
Center Heliport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on February 14, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-03655 Filed 2-23-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P