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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Waynesburg, PA

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule; correction.


This action amends the Class E airspace area at Waynesburg, PA, to accommodate a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) that has been developed for Green County Airport. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) will be expanded to contain the SIAP and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Green County Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP. A minor correction is also being made in the geographic position coordinates of the Green County Airport.


Effective 0901 UTC, June 5, 2008. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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Melinda Giddens, System Support, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5610.

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On February 21, 2008, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Waynesburg, PA (73 FR 9504). The proposed action would provide additional controlled airspace to accommodate RNAV (GPS) approaches for Runway 09/27 at the Green County Airport. After publication, a minor error was discovered in the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action also corrects that error.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. Start Printed Page 28321No comments objecting to the proposal were received. Class E airspace areas extending from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraphs 6005 of FAA Order 7400.96, signed August 14, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The class airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Waynesburg, PA, by providing additional controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) Runway 09/27 to the Green County Airport. This action also corrects the geographic position coordinates of the airport.

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. It, therefore, (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, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in the Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority.

This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it modifies Class E Airspace at Waynesburg, PA.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

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

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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AEA PA E5 Waynesburg, PA [Revised]

Green County Airport, PA

(Lat. 39°54′04″ N., long. 80°07′51″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the Earth within an 8.3-mile radius of Green County Airport.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 21, 2008.

Lynda G. Otting,

Acting Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization.

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[FR Doc. E8-10425 Filed 5-15-08; 8:45 am]