Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace, Philipsburg, PA, 26839-26840 [2018-12410]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 112 / Monday, June 11, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 31, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–12411 Filed 6–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0755; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–11] RIN 2120–AA66 Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace, Philipsburg, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action removes Class E surface airspace at Mid-State Airport, as the airport no longer qualifies for surface airspace. Also, this action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Philipsburg Area Hospital Heliport, as the Hospital has closed. Controlled airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at Mid-State Airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 19, 2018. 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: 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. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Jun 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 amends and removes Class E airspace in the Philipsburg, PA, area to support IFR operations. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 1584, January 12, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–0755 to remove Class E surface airspace at MidState Airport as the airport no longer qualifies for the airspace. Also, the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface surrounding Philipsburg Area Hospital Heliport is removed as the hospital has closed. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002 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 part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends 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, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 26839 air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 removes Class E surface airspace at MidState Airport as the airport no longer qualifies for the airspace. Also, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Phillipsburg, PA, by removing the controlled airspace area surrounding Philipsburg Area Hospital Heliport as the hospital has closed. Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. 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: 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: ■ E:\FR\FM\11JNR1.SGM 11JNR1 26840 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 112 / Monday, June 11, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PART 65—[REMOVED] Office of the Secretary ■ § 71.1 32 CFR Part 65 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: Accordingly, by the authority of 5 U.S.C. 301, 32 CFR part 65 is removed. Dated: June 6, 2018. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. ■ Paragraph 6002 Airspace. * * * AEA PA E2 * * Philipsburg, PA [Removed] * AEA PA E5 * Philipsburg, PA [Amended] Mid-State Airport, PA (Lat. 40°53′04″ N, long. 78°05′14″ W) Philipsburg VORTAC (Lat. 40°54′59″ N, long. 77°59′34″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending clockwise from the 261° bearing to the 012° bearing from the airport and within a 7.4mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending clockwise from the 012° bearing to the 098° bearing from the airport and within a 6.6mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending clockwise from the 098° bearing to the 183° bearing from the airport, and within a 8.3mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending clockwise from the 183° bearing to the 261° bearing from the airport and within 3.1 miles each of the Philipsburg VORTAC 067° radial extending from the VORTAC to 10 miles northeast of the VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each side of the 327° bearing from a point at lat. 40°53′09″ N, long. 78°05′06″ W, extending from said point to a point 7.4 miles northwest, and within 2.2 miles each side of the Philipsburg VORTAC 330° radial extending from the VORTAC to 5.3 miles northwest of the VORTAC and within 3.1 miles each side of the Philipsburg VORTAC 301° radial extending from the VORTAC to 10 miles northwest of the VORTAC. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 31, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Operations Support Group. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 4910–13–P BILLING CODE 5001–06–P Post-9/11 GI Bill This final rule removes the Department of Defense (DoD) regulation concerning the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In 2009, when first published, this part included significant information explaining the entire program, including the responsibilities of both DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). When the part was revised at 78 FR 34251 on June 7, 2013, however, it only addressed DoD responsibilities, as VA responsibilities are now addressed in that agency’s regulations. All burdens and responsibilities pertaining to persons who are not members of the Uniformed Services are addressed in VA regulations, and repeal of this regulation will have no effect on VA regulations. Repealing this rule supports website best practices because the public user is linked to the original and appropriate source, VA. This rule is internal to DoD and should be removed. DATES: This rule is effective on June 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Leopard at 571–256–0590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing DoD internal policies and procedures that are publically available on the Department’s issuance website. DoD internal guidance concerning the Post-9/11 GI Bill will continue to be published in DoD Instruction 1341.13, ‘‘Post-9/11 GI Bill’’ available at http:// www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/ Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/ 134113p.pdf. This rule is not significant under Executive Order (E.O.) 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review,’’ therefore, E.O. 13771, ‘‘Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs’’ does not apply. SUMMARY: * [FR Doc. 2018–12410 Filed 6–8–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–12457 Filed 6–8–18; 8:45 am] Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, DoD. ACTION: Final rule. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * RIN 0790–AJ94 AGENCY: Class E Surface Area * [Docket ID: DOD–2017–OS–0046] List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 65 Armed forces, Education. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:51 Jun 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 290 [Docket ID: DOD–2017–OS–0020] RIN 0790–AJ61 Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Freedom of Information Act Program Defense Contract Audit Agency, DoD. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This final rule removes DoD’s regulation concerning the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Freedom of Information Act program. On February 6, 2018, the DoD published a revised FOIA program rule as a result of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. When the DoD FOIA program rule was revised, it included DoD component information and removed the requirement for component supplementary rules. The DoD now has one DoD-level rule for the FOIA program that contains all the codified information required for the Department. Therefore, this part can be removed from the CFR. DATES: This rule is effective on June 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Mastromichalis at 571–448–3153. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: It has been determined that publication of this CFR part removal for public comment is impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to public interest since it is based on removing DoD internal policies and procedures that are publically available on the Department’s website. DCAA internal guidance concerning the implementation of the FOIA within DCAA will continue to be published in DCAA Instruction No. 5410.8 (available at http://www.dcaa.mil/Content/ Documents/DCAAI_5410.8.pdf). This rule is one of 14 separate DoD FOIA rules. With the finalization of the DoD-level FOIA rule at 32 CFR part 286, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11JNR1.SGM 11JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 112 (Monday, June 11, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 26839-26840]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12410]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0755; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-11]
RIN 2120-AA66


Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace, Philipsburg, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes Class E surface airspace at Mid-State 
Airport, as the airport no longer qualifies for surface airspace. Also, 
this action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Philipsburg Area Hospital Heliport, as the 
Hospital has closed. Controlled airspace redesign is necessary for the 
safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at 
Mid-State Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 19, 2018. 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: 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.
    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 Ave., College Park, GA 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 amends and removes Class E airspace in the Philipsburg, PA, area 
to support IFR operations.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 1584, January 12, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2017-0755 to 
remove Class E surface airspace at Mid-State Airport as the airport no 
longer qualifies for the airspace. Also, the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet or more above the surface surrounding Philipsburg 
Area Hospital Heliport is removed as the hospital has closed. 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6002 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 part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this 
document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends 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 Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 removes Class E surface airspace at Mid-State Airport as the 
airport no longer qualifies for the airspace. Also, this action amends 
Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the 
surface at Phillipsburg, PA, by removing the controlled airspace area 
surrounding Philipsburg Area Hospital Heliport as the hospital has 
closed.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    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. 
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 
only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 
that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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:

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:


[[Page 26840]]


    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 FAA Order 7400.11B, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, 
effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Surface Area Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA PA E2 Philipsburg, PA [Removed]

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

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Philipsburg, PA [Amended]

Mid-State Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]53'04'' N, long. 78[deg]05'14'' W)
Philipsburg VORTAC
    (Lat. 40[deg]54'59'' N, long. 77[deg]59'34'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending clockwise 
from the 261[deg] bearing to the 012[deg] bearing from the airport 
and within a 7.4-mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending 
clockwise from the 012[deg] bearing to the 098[deg] bearing from the 
airport and within a 6.6-mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending 
clockwise from the 098[deg] bearing to the 183[deg] bearing from the 
airport, and within a 8.3-mile radius of Mid-State Airport extending 
clockwise from the 183[deg] bearing to the 261[deg] bearing from the 
airport and within 3.1 miles each of the Philipsburg VORTAC 067[deg] 
radial extending from the VORTAC to 10 miles northeast of the 
VORTAC, and within 3.5 miles each side of the 327[deg] bearing from 
a point at lat. 40[deg]53'09'' N, long. 78[deg]05'06'' W, extending 
from said point to a point 7.4 miles northwest, and within 2.2 miles 
each side of the Philipsburg VORTAC 330[deg] radial extending from 
the VORTAC to 5.3 miles northwest of the VORTAC and within 3.1 miles 
each side of the Philipsburg VORTAC 301[deg] radial extending from 
the VORTAC to 10 miles northwest of the VORTAC.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 31, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Operations 
Support Group.
[FR Doc. 2018-12410 Filed 6-8-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P