Establishment of Class E Airspace: Greensburg, PA
This action establishes Class E airspace at Greensburg, PA. An Area Navigation (RNAV), based on the Global Positioning System (GPS), Helicopter Point in Space Approach (GPS 029) at Westmoreland Hospital Heliport, Greensburg, PA has made this action necessary. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to protect aircraft executing the approach to the Westmoreland Hospital Heliport.
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- EFFECTIVE DATE:
- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
- SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
- The Rule
- List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
- Adoption of the Amendment
- PART 71—[AMENDED]
- Paragraph 6005Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
- AEA PA E5 Greensburg, PA [NEW]
EFFECTIVE DATE: Back to Top
0901 UTC Sept. 6, 2001.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top
Mr. Francis Jordan, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AEA-520, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434-4809, telephone: (718) 553-4521.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top
History Back to Top
On April 4, 2001 a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) for an RNAV, Helicopter Point in Space Approach to the Westmoreland Hospital Heliport, Greensburg, PA was published in the Federal Register (66 FR 17827-17828).
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA on or before May 4, 2001. No comments to the proposal were received. The rule is adopted as proposed. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83.
Class E airspace areas designations for airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9H, dated September 1, 2000 and effective September 16, 2000, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published in the order.
The Rule Back to Top
This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) provides controlled Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for aircraft conducting Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Westmoreland Hospital Heliport, Greensburg, PA.
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. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation it is certified that this rule will not have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Adoption of the Amendment Back to Top
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:
PART 71—[AMENDED] Back to Top
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows:
§ 71.1 [Amended]
2.The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 6005Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
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AEA PA E5 Greensburg, PA [NEW] Back to Top
Westmoreland Hospital Heliport, Greensburg, PA
Point in Space Coordinates
(Lat. 40°17′14″ N., long. 79°33′12″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6 mile radius of the Point in Space serving the Westmoreland Hospital Heliport.
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Issued in Jamaica, New York on July 2, 2001.
Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.
[FR Doc. 01-18225 Filed 7-23-01; 8:45 am]
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