Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.
Final rule; request for comments.
This action removes the description of the Class E airspace designated for Cortland, NY, Cortland County-Chase Field Airport (N03); Ithaca, NY, Tompkins County Airport (ITH); Elmira, NY, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM); Endicott, NY, Tri-Cities Airport (CZG); and Sayre, PA, Start Printed Page 61736Robert Parker Hospital Heliport. The affected Class E-5 airspace for the airports included in these descriptions will be consolidated into the amended Binghamton, NY airspace description contained in Docket No. FAA-2005-22100, Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-16, effective February 16, 2006.
Effective date: February 16, 2006.
Comment Date: Comments must be received on or before November 25, 2005.
Send comments on the rule to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket number FAA-2005-22494; Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-22 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the rule, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Docket Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-647-5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address.
An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Area Director, Eastern Terminal Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, NY 11434-4890.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Francis T. Jordan, Jr., Airspace Specialist, Airspace and Operations, ETSU, Federal Aviation Administration, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, NY 11434-4809, telephone: (718) 553-4521.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Although this action is a final rule, which involves the amendment of Class E airspace surrounding Binghamton, NY, by consolidating that airspace into one description, and was not preceded by notice and public procedure, comments are invited on the rule. This rule will become effective on the date specified in the DATES section. However, after the review of any comments, if the FAA finds that further changes are appropriate, it will initiate rulemaking proceedings to extend the effective date or to amend the regulation.
Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in evaluating the effects of the rule, and in determining whether additional rulemaking is required. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the rule which might suggest the need to modify the rule.
This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) amends the description of Class E airspace in the Binghamton, NY area by removing the airspace designations for Cortland, NY, Cortland County-Chase Field Airport (N03); Ithaca, NY, Tompkins County Airport (ITH); Elmira, NY, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM); Endicott, NY, Tri-Cities Airport (CZG); and Sayre, PA, Robert Parker Hospital Heliport. It consolidates those airspace areas into the amended Binghamton, NY description. The proliferation of airports with Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations within the Binghamton, NY geographic area has resulted in the overlap of numerous Class E airspace areas that complicate the chart depictions.
This action clarifies the airspace and diminishes the scope and complexity of charting. The IFR airports within those areas will be incorporated into the Binghamton, NY Class E airspace area. Accordingly, since this action merely consolidates these airspace areas into one airspace designation and has inconsequential impact on aircraft operations in the area, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.
Class E airspace designations for airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9N, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 16, 2005, 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. 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.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
PART 71—[AMENDED]End 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 from 700 feet of more above the surface of the earth.
AEA NY E5 Cortland, NY [Removed]
AEA NY E5 Ithaca, NY [Removed]
AEA NY E5 Elmira, NY [Removed]
AEA NY E5 Endicott, NY [Removed]
AEA PA E5 Sayre, PA [Removed]
Issued in Jamaica, New York on October 11, 2005.
John G. McCartney,
Acting Area Director, Eastern Terminal Operations.
[FR Doc. 05-21321 Filed 10-25-05; 8:45 am]
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