Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Direct final rule; request for comments.
This document modifies Class E airspace at Washington Court House, OH. A Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) 305° helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Washington Court House, OH. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the approach. This action modifies existing controlled airspace for Washington Court House, OH, in order to include the point in space approach serving Fayette County Memorial Hospital.
Effective 0901 UTC, August 08, 2002. Comments must be received on or before April 22, 2002.
Send comments on the rule in triplicate to: Federal Aviation Administration, Office of the Regional Counsel, AGL-7 Rules Docket No. 01-AGL-20, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018. The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Regional Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Denis C. Burke, Airspace Branch, AGL-520, Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 294-7568.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies Class E airspace at Washington Court House, Ohio, to accommodate aircraft executing the proposed GPS SIAP 305° helicopter point in space approach for Fayette County Memorial Hospital by modifying existing controlled airspace. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9J, dated August 31, 2001, and effective September 16, 2001, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Sec. 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the order.
The Direct Final Rule Procedure
The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse or negative comment and therefore is issuing it as a direct final rule. A substantial number of previous opportunities provided to the public to comment on substantially identical actions have resulted in negligible adverse comments or objections. Unless a written adverse or negative comment, or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse or negative comment is received within the comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse or negative comments were received and confirming the date on which the final rule will become effective. If the FAA does receive, within the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, Start Printed Page 10841or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a document will be published in the Federal Register. This document may withdraw the direct final rule in whole or in part.
After considering the adverse or negative comment, we may publish another direct final rule or publish a notice of proposed rulemaking with a new comment period.
Although this action is in the form of a final rule and was not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, comments are invited on this rule. Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Communications should identify the Rules docket number and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Factual information that supports the commenter's ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether additional rulemaking action is needed.
Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify the rule. All comments submitted will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. A report that summarizes each FAA-public contact concerned with the substance of this action will be filed in the Rules Docket.
Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. 01-AGL-20.” The postcard will be date stamped and returned to the commenter.
The regulations adopted herein will not have substantial direct effects on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, it is determined that this final rule will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132.
Further, the FAA has determined that this regulation is noncontroversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments and only involves an established body of technical regulations that require frequent and routine amendments to keep them operationally current. Therefore, I certify that 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) if promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Since this rule involves routine matters that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis because the anticipated impact is so minimal.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (air)
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR Part 71 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
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 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9J, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 31, 2001, and effective September 16, 2001, is amended as follows:End Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
AGL OH E5 Washington Court House, OH [Revised]
Washington Court House, Fayette County Airport, OH
(Lat. 39°34′13″ N., long. 83°25′14″ W.)
Court House NDB
(Lat. 39°35′58″ N., long. 83°23′32″ W.)
Washington County Court House, Fayette County Memorial Hospital, OH
Point in Space Coordinates
(Lat. 39°32′18″ N., long. 82°25′15″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radious of the Fayette County Airport and within 6.4 miles either side of the 037° bearing from the Court House NDB, extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 7 miles northeast of the NDB, and within 2.2 miles either side of the 037° bearing from the Court House NDB, extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10 miles northeast of the NDB and within a 6 mile radius of the Point in Space serving Fayette County Memorial Hospital.
Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on December 27, 2001.
Nancy B. Shelton,
Manager, Air Traffic Division, Great Lakes Region.
[FR Doc. 02-5628 Filed 3-8-02; 8:45 am]
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