Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action amends Class E airspace at Terre Haute, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Union Hospital Heliport, Terre Haute, IN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Effective date: 0901 UTC, June 30, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137; telephone (817) 321-7716.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On January 31, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace for Terre Haute, IN, creating additional controlled airspace at Union Hospital Heliport (76 FR 5302) Docket No. FAA-2010-1034. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9U dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to accommodate the new COPTER RNAV (POINT-IN-SPACE) standard instrument approach procedures at Union Hospital Heliport, Terre Haute, IN. This action will enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the heliport.
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, 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 Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, 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 creates controlled airspace at Union Hospital Heliport, Terre Haute, IN.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the Amendment
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:Start Part Start Printed Page 22010
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd 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.
AGL IN E5 Terre Haute, IN [Amended]
Terre Haute, Terre Haute Inernational Airport/Hulman Field
(Lat. 39°27′05″ N., long. 87°18′27″ W.)
Terre Haute, Sky King Airport, IN
(Lat. 39°32′52″ N., long. 87°22′38″ W.)
Brazil, Brazil Clay County Airport, IN
(Lat. 39°28′36″ N., long. 87°05′59″ W.)
Terre Haute, Union Hospital Heliport, IN Point In Space
(Lat. 39°29′43″ N., long. 87°24′00″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of Terre Haute International Airport/Hulman Field, and within a 6.3-mile radius of Sky King Airport, and within a 6.8-mile radius of Brazil Clay County Airport, and within a 6-mile radius of the Union Hospital Heliport point in space coordinates at lat. 39°29′43″ N., long. 87°24′00″ W.Start Signature
Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 23, 2011.
Walter L. Tweedy,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-9378 Filed 4-19-11; 8:45 am]
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