Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action modifies Class E airspace at Steubenville, OH. A Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), 293° helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Trinity West Hospital. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 to 1200 feet above ground level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft executing the approach. This action modifies the existing controlled airspace for Steubenville, OH, to the northeast in order to include the point in space approach serving Trinity West Hospital.
0901 UTC, April 20, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Denis C. Burke, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, AGL-520, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 294-7568.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On Wednesday, November 3, 1999, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Steubenville, OH (63 FR 59689). The proposal was to modify controlled airspace extending upward from 700 to 1200 feet AGL to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations in controlled airspace during portions of the terminal operation and while transiting between the enroute and terminal environments. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9G dated September 1, 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 published subsequently in the Order.
This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies Class E airspace at Steubenville, OH, to accommodate aircraft executing the proposed GPS SIAP 293° helicopter point in space approach for Trinity West Hospital by modifying the existing controlled airspace. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.
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 a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part Start Printed Page 4874
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS, AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 Feet or more above the surface of the earth.
AGL OH E5 Steubenville, OH [Revised]
Steubenville, Jefferson County Airport, OH
(Lat. 40°21′34′′ N., long. 080°42′00′′ W.
Trinity West Hospital, OH
Point In Space Coordinates
(Lat. 40°22′00′′ N., long. 080°39′31′′ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Jefferson County Airport, and within a 6.0-mile radius of the point in space serving Trinity West Hospital, excluding the airspace within the Wheeling, WV, Class E airspace area.
Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on January 7, 2000.
Christopher R. Blum,
Manager, Air Traffic Division.
[FR Doc. 00-2257 Filed 2-1-00; 8:45 am]
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