[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 18, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 64234-64235]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26467]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0707; Airspace Docket No. 11-AEA-17]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Palmyra, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Palmyra, PA, to 
accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) 
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Reigle Field. This action 
enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at the airport. This action also makes a minor adjustment to 
the geographic coordinates of the airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 15, 2011. 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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. 
Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-6364.



    On August 10, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Class E airspace 700 feet 
above the surface, at Palmyra, PA (76 FR 49390). Interested parties 
were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting 
written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 
Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the geographic 
coordinates needed to be adjusted; this rule makes that adjustment. 
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA 
Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 
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.

The Rule

    This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface to support new standard instrument approach procedures 
developed at Reigle Field, Palmyra, PA. This action also adjusts the 
geographic coordinates of the airport to be in concert with the FAAs 
aeronautical database. This enhances the safety and management of IFR 
operations at the airport. Except for the changes noted above, this 
action is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.
    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, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. 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 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 
    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 establishes Class E airspace at Reigle Field, Palmyra, PA.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR Part 71 as follows:


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

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

Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 9, 2011, effective September 15, 2011, is amended 
as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Palmyra, PA [New]

Reigle Field, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]17'12'' N., long. 76[deg]34'37'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 9.6-mile radius of Reigle Field.

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    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 5, 2011.
Barry A. Knight,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air 
Traffic Organization.
[FR Doc. 2011-26467 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]