[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 139 (Thursday, July 19, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 42430-42432]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17469]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0301; Airspace Docket No. 12-AEA-3]


Revocation of Class E Airspace; Lloydsville, PA, and Amendment of 
Class D and E Airspace; Latrobe, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action removes Class E airspace listed at Lloydsville, 
PA, for Latrobe Hospital Heliport (old name), and incorporates Excela 
Health Latrobe Hospital Heliport (new name) onto Class

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E airspace at Latrobe, PA. Also, this action amends Class D and E 
airspace at Latrobe, PA, as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures 
have been developed at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. The geographic 
coordinates for both the heliport and the airport are updated. This 
action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight 
Rules (IFR) operations in the Latrobe, PA, area. This action also 
recognizes the airport name change to Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September 20, 2012. 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On May 11, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice 
of proposed rulemaking to remove Class E airspace in the Lloydsville, 
PA, and amend Class D and E airspace in Latrobe, PA (77 FR 27667). 
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 D and E airspace designations are 
published in Paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, 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 D and E 
airspace designation 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 removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above 
the surface in Lloydsville, PA, for Latrobe Hospital Heliport, and 
incorporate Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Heliport, formerly Latrobe 
Hospital Heliport, into existing Class E airspace extending upward from 
700 feet above the surface, at Latrobe, PA. Class D airspace, Class E 
surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface are amended to support new standard instrument 
approach procedures at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Latrobe, PA, 
formerly Westmoreland County Airport. The geographic coordinates for 
the heliport and the airport are adjusted to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database.
    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 
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 removes controlled airspace In Lloydsville, PA and amends 
controlled airspace in Latrobe, PA.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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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]

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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:
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Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace.

AEA PA D Latrobe, PA [Amended]

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Latrobe, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]16'29'' N., long. 79[deg]24'24'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,700 feet MSL within a 5-mile radius of Arnold Palmer Regional 
Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a 
Class D Surface Area.

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AEA PA E4 Latrobe, PA [Amended]

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Latrobe, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]16'2'' N., long. 79[deg]24'24'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface of Arnold Palmer 
Regional Airport within the 045[deg] bearing from the airport 
clockwise to the 210[deg] bearing, extending from the 5-mile radius 
of the airport to 10 miles southwest. This Class E airspace area 
shall be effective during the specific dates and times established 
in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will 
thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility 
Directory.

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 Lloydsville, PA [Removed]

AEA PA E5 Latrobe, PA [Amended]

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Latrobe, PA
    Lat. 40[deg]16'29'' N., long. 79[deg]24'24'' W.)
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Heliport
    (Lat. 40[deg]19'13'' N., long. 79[deg]23'37'' W.)


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    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 12-mile radius of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, and 
within a 6-mile radius of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital Heliport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 9, 2012.
Barry A. Knight,
Manager, Operations Support Group Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2012-17469 Filed 7-18-12; 8:45 am]
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