Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pottsville, PA, 47016-47017 [2020-16857]

Download as PDF 47016 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 150 / Tuesday, August 4, 2020 / Rules and Regulations fedreg.legal@nara.gov, or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued on July 20, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0277; Airspace Docket No. 20–AEA–5] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pottsville, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, Pottsville, PA due to the extension of runway 11. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport (formerly Pottsville Hospital). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 5, 2020. 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 7400.11D, 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 7400.11D at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Aug 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 The FAA’s authority to issue rule 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 E airspace at Schuylkill County/ Joe Zerbey Airport, Pottsville, PA, to support IFR operations in the area. This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, Pottsville, PA, from a 6.8-mile radius to a 7-mile radius, due to the extension of runway 11. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport, and the name and geographic coordinates of Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport, are updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. These changes are necessary for continued safety and management of IFR operations in the area. Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, the FAA found the airport name (Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport) required modification. This action makes the correction. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. History Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA published a notice of prosed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 33587, June 2, 2020) for Docket No. FAA–2020–0277 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, Pottsville, PA from a 6.8-mile radius to a 7-mile radius. In addition, the FAA proposes to update the airport’s geographic coordinates, and the name and geographic coordinates of Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport, to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. 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 Paragraph 6005, of FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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 an 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. Authority for This Rulemaking [FR Doc. 2020–16892 Filed 8–3–20; 8:45 am] The Rule Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic routes, and reporting points. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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). E:\FR\FM\04AUR1.SGM 04AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 150 / Tuesday, August 4, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AEA PA E5 Pottsville, PA [Amended] Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, PA (Lat. 40°42′24″ N, long. 76°22′23″ W) Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport (Lat. 40°41′25″ N, long. 76°11′32″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the point in space for Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 29, 2020. Matthew N. Cathcart, Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team North, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2020–16857 Filed 8–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0353; Airspace Docket No. 19–AWP–19] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Las Vegas, NV Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES AGENCY: This action modifies Class E airspace by adding an area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. This action also SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 Aug 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 implements several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 5, 2020. 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 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// wwWfaa.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 7400.11D at NARA, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Van Der Wal, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone (206) 231–3695. 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 North Las Vegas Airport, Las Vegas, NV, to ensure the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (85 FR 27180; May 7, 2020) for Docket No. FAA–2020–0353 to amend Class D and Class E airspace at North Las Vegas Airport, Las Vegas, NV. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 47017 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 D, E4, and E5 airspace designations are published in paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, 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. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D 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 modifies Class E airspace at North Las Vegas Airport, Las Vegas, NV. This action adds an area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, to the northwest of the airport. The area extends from the airport’s Class D airspace. This area is described as follows: That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2 miles each side of the 314° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.3-mile radius to 13.2 miles northwest of North Las Vegas Airport. 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. This action implements several administrative amendments to the airspace legal descriptions for the Class D and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The first line of the airspace text headers is updated to ‘‘AWP NV D Las Vegas, NV’’ and ‘‘AWP NV E5 Las Vegas, NV’’, respectively. The second line of the airspace text headers for both areas is updated to ‘‘North Las Vegas Airport, NV’’. The airport’s geographic coordinates are updated to lat. 36°12′39″ N, long. 115°11′40″ W. The term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ in the Class D airspace description is updated to ‘‘Chart Supplement’’. E:\FR\FM\04AUR1.SGM 04AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 150 (Tuesday, August 4, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-16857]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0277; Airspace Docket No. 20-AEA-5]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pottsville, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 
feet above the surface at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, 
Pottsville, PA due to the extension of runway 11. This action also 
updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, and Schuylkill 
Medical Center Heliport (formerly Pottsville Hospital). Controlled 
airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument 
flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 5, 2020. 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 7400.11D, 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 7400.11D at NARA, email [email protected] 
or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

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 rule 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 E airspace at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, 
Pottsville, PA, to support IFR operations in the area.

History

    The FAA published a notice of prosed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (85 FR 33587, June 2, 2020) for Docket No. FAA-2020-0277 to 
amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, Pottsville, PA from a 6.8-mile 
radius to a 7-mile radius. In addition, the FAA proposes to update the 
airport's geographic coordinates, and the name and geographic 
coordinates of Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport, to coincide with the 
FAA's aeronautical database.
    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 Paragraph 6005, of 
FAA Order 7400.11D, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 
2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 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 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 
2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic 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 above 
the surface at Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, Pottsville, PA, 
from a 6.8-mile radius to a 7-mile radius, due to the extension of 
runway 11. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport, and the 
name and geographic coordinates of Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport, 
are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. These 
changes are necessary for continued safety and management of IFR 
operations in the area. Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, the FAA 
found the airport name (Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport) required 
modification. This action makes the correction.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

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 an 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).

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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:

    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 7400.11D, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, 
effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows:

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

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Pottsville, PA [Amended]

Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]42'24'' N, long. 76[deg]22'23'' W)
Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport
    (Lat. 40[deg]41'25'' N, long. 76[deg]11'32'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport, and 
that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the point in space for 
Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport.


    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 29, 2020.
Matthew N. Cathcart,
Manager, Airspace & Procedures Team North, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2020-16857 Filed 8-3-20; 8:45 am]
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