Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Beaver Falls, PA; and Zelienople, PA, 49482-49483 [2018-21305]

Download as PDF 49482 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations standards district office/certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of this AD, for any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Airbus SAS’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA AD 2018–0189, dated August 30, 2018, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2018–0804. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Section, Transport Standards Branch, FAA, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98351; telephone and fax 206– 231–3223. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on September 20, 2018. John P. Piccola, Acting Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–21347 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0954; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–16] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Beaver Falls, PA; and Zelienople, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Beaver County Airport Beaver Falls, PA, as the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required. The geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VOR/DME, (incorrectly identified as VORTAC), is amended in the associated Class E airspace. Also, the term Airport Facility Directory is replaced with Chart Supplement. This action also amends amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Oct 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Zelienople Municipal Airport (formerly Zelienople Airport), PA, by recognizing the airport’s name change and updating the airport’s geographic coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 3, 2019. 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online 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 7400.11C 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 Class D and Class E airspace at Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, PA, and PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Zelienople Municipal Airport, Zelienople, PA, to support IFR operations at these airports. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 13708, March 30, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–0954 to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or E surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, PA, and Zelienople Municipal Airport, Zelienople, PA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found the navaid incorrectly listed as a VORTAC, instead of as a VOR/DME (VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment), and the navaid longitude coordinate was incorrect in the Beaver Falls, PA, designation, and is corrected in this rule. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class D and 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 proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C 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 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Beaver Falls, PA, by removing University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport, contained within the Beaver County Airport airspace description, as the heliport has closed. The Ellwood City navaid name is corrected to VOR/DME from VORTAC. E:\FR\FM\02OCR1.SGM 02OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 191 / Tuesday, October 2, 2018 / Rules and Regulations The geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VOR/DME are amended in the associated Class E airspace to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Also, an editorial change is made to the associated Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport Facility Directory with Chart Supplement. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, the airport name is changed to Zelienople Municipal Airport, Zelienople, PA, from Zelienople Airport, and the geographic coordinates of this airport are adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Finally, the exclusionary language is removed from the airspace descriptions of both airports, as it is not needed to describe the boundaries. Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Oct 01, 2018 Jkt 247001 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: ■ 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ 49483 AEA PA E5 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended] Beaver County Airport, PA (Lat. 40°46′21″ N, long. 80°23′29″ W) Ellwood City VOR/DME (Lat. 40°49′30″ N, long. 80°12′42″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of Beaver County Airport, and within 1.8-miles each side of Ellwood City VOR/ DME 248° radial extending from the 6.4-mile radius to the VOR/DME. * * * * * AEA PA E5 Zelienople, PA [Amended] Zelienople Municipal Airport, PA (Lat. 40°48′07″ N, long. 80°09′39″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6-mile radius of Zelienople Municipal Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 24, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–21305 Filed 10–1–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. * * * * 14 CFR Part 71 * AEA PA D Beaver Falls, PA [Amended] Beaver County Airport, PA (Lat. 40°46′21″ N, long. 80°23′29″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,800 feet MSL within a 3.9-mile radius of Beaver County Airport. 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. [Docket No. FAA–2017–1214; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASO–24] Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class D or E Surface Area. SUMMARY: * * * * * AEA PA E4 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended] Beaver County Airport, PA (Lat. 40°46′21″ N, long. 80°23′29″ W) Ellwood City VOR/DME (Lat. 40°49′30″ N, long. 80°12′42″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles each side of the Ellwood City VOR/DME 248° radial extending from the 3.9-mile radius of Beaver County Airport to 1.3 miles west of the VOR/ DME. 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. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * PO 00000 * * Frm 00025 * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace, Knoxville, TN; and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Madisonville, TN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class E surface airspace at Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, Knoxville, TN, by adding to the airspace description the exclusion of a 1-mile radius around University of Tennessee Medical Center Heliport, to allow helicopters departing from the heliport to no longer require a clearance. Also, the Benfi non-directional radio beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring redesign of Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at McGheeTyson Airport, and Monroe County Airport, Madisonville, TN, is moved to stand-alone airspace with its own designation. This action is necessary to further the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Knoxville Downtown Island Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport, and GatlinburgPigeon Forge Airport in the associated E:\FR\FM\02OCR1.SGM 02OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 191 (Tuesday, October 2, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-21305]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0954; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-16]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Beaver Falls, PA; and 
Zelienople, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface at Beaver County Airport Beaver Falls, 
PA, as the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley 
Heliport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required. The 
geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VOR/DME, (incorrectly 
identified as VORTAC), is amended in the associated Class E airspace. 
Also, the term Airport Facility Directory is replaced with Chart 
Supplement. This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet or more above the surface at Zelienople Municipal Airport 
(formerly Zelienople Airport), PA, by recognizing the airport's name 
change and updating the airport's geographic coordinates. Controlled 
airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument 
flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 3, 2019. 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online 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 7400.11C 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 Class D and Class E airspace at Beaver County Airport, 
Beaver Falls, PA, and Zelienople Municipal Airport, Zelienople, PA, to 
support IFR operations at these airports.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (83 FR 13708, March 30, 2018) for Docket No. FAA-2017-0954 to 
amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to 
Class D or E surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet or more above the surface at Beaver County Airport, Beaver 
Falls, PA, and Zelienople Municipal Airport, Zelienople, PA.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received.
    Subsequent to publication, the FAA found the navaid incorrectly 
listed as a VORTAC, instead of as a VOR/DME (VHF omnidirectional range/
distance measuring equipment), and the navaid longitude coordinate was 
incorrect in the Beaver Falls, PA, designation, and is corrected in 
this rule.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 
5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 
13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class D and 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 proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective 
September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C 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 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more 
above the surface at Beaver Falls, PA, by removing University of 
Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport, contained within the 
Beaver County Airport airspace description, as the heliport has closed.
    The Ellwood City navaid name is corrected to VOR/DME from VORTAC.

[[Page 49483]]

The geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VOR/DME are amended in 
the associated Class E airspace to be in concert with the FAA's 
aeronautical database. Also, an editorial change is made to the 
associated Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport 
Facility Directory with Chart Supplement. Controlled airspace is 
necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules 
(IFR) operations at these airports.
    Additionally, the airport name is changed to Zelienople Municipal 
Airport, Zelienople, PA, from Zelienople Airport, and the geographic 
coordinates of this airport are adjusted to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.
    Finally, the exclusionary language is removed from the airspace 
descriptions of both airports, as it is not needed to describe the 
boundaries.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 
5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11C, dated August 
13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in 
this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

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

0
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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 13, 2018, effective September 15, 2018, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA PA D Beaver Falls, PA [Amended]

Beaver County Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]46'21'' N, long. 80[deg]23'29'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,800 feet MSL within a 3.9-mile radius of Beaver County Airport. 
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.

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

* * * * *

AEA PA E4 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended]

Beaver County Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]46'21'' N, long. 80[deg]23'29'' W)
Ellwood City VOR/DME
    (Lat. 40[deg]49'30'' N, long. 80[deg]12'42'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles 
each side of the Ellwood City VOR/DME 248[deg] radial extending from 
the 3.9-mile radius of Beaver County Airport to 1.3 miles west of 
the VOR/DME. 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.

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

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended]

Beaver County Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]46'21'' N, long. 80[deg]23'29'' W)
Ellwood City VOR/DME
    (Lat. 40[deg]49'30'' N, long. 80[deg]12'42'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Beaver County Airport, and within 1.8-
miles each side of Ellwood City VOR/DME 248[deg] radial extending 
from the 6.4-mile radius to the VOR/DME.
* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Zelienople, PA [Amended]

Zelienople Municipal Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]48'07'' N, long. 80[deg]09'39'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6-mile radius of Zelienople Municipal Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 24, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-21305 Filed 10-1-18; 8:45 am]
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