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Amendment to Class E Airspace: Brownsville, PA

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.


Final rule.


This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) at Brownsville Hospital Heliport, Brownsville, PA. Development of a Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), 294 Helicopter Point in Space approach has made this action necessary. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 Feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to accommodate the SIAP at the heliport.


0901 UTC February 8, 2000.

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Mr. Francis Jordan, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AEA-520, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Building #111, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York 11430, telephone: (718) 553-4521.

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On November 23, 1999, a notice proposing to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Brownsville Hospital Heliport, Brownsville, PA was published in the Federal Register (64 FR 65668). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments to the proposal were received. The rule is adopted as proposed.

The coordinates for the airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. Class E airspace areas designations for airspace extending upward from 700 feet AGL are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9G, dated September 10, 1999 and effective September 16, 1999, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be amended in the order.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 71) provides controlled Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet AGL for aircraft executing an SIAP at Brownsville Hospital Heliport.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routing 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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference, navigation (air)
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Adoption of the Amendment

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

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1. The aurhority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows:

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

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The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6 mile radius of Brownsville Hospital Heliport.

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Issued in Jamaica, New York on January 10, 2000.

Franklin D. Hatfield,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-1053 Filed 1-14-00; 8:45 am]