[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 6 (Monday, January 11, 1999)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 1558-1559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-502]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 98-AGL-68]


Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Bryan, OH

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This notice proposed to modify Class E airspace at Bryan, OH. 
A Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedure (SIAP), 010 deg. helicopter point in space approach, has been 
developed for Community Hospitals of Williams County, Inc. Heliport. 
Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 to 1200 feet above ground 
level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft executing the approach. This 
action proposes to modify existing controlled airspace for Bryan, OH, 
in order to include the point in space approach serving Community 
Hospitals of Williams County, Inc. Heliport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 26, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of the Assistant Chief Counsel, AGL-7, 
Rules Docket No. 98-AGL-68, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, 
Illinois 60018.
    The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Assistant 
Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, 
Des Plaines, Illinois. An informal docket may also be examined during 
normal business hours at the Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, 
Illinois

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle M. Behm, Air Traffic 
Division, Airspace Branch, AGL-520, Federal Aviation Administration, 
2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 
294-7568.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify the airspace docket number and be 
submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing 
the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must 
submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which 
the following statement is made: ``Comments to Airspace Docket No. 98-
AGL-68.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the 
commenter. All communications received on or before the specified 
closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on 
the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed 
in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available 
for examination in the Rules Docket, FAA, Great Lakes Region, Office of 
the Assistant Chief Counsel, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, 
Illinois, both before and after the closing date for comments. A report 
summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel 
concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.

Avilability of NPRM's

    Any person may obtain a copy of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, 
Office of Public Affairs, Attention: Public Inquiry Center, APA-230, 
800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 
267-3484. Communications must identify the notice number of this NPRM. 
Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's 
should also request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, which 
describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to modify 
Class E airspace at Bryan, OH, to accommodate aircraft executing the 
proposed GPS SIAP 010 deg. helicopter point in space approach for 
Community Hospitals of Williams County, Inc. Heliport by modifying 
existing controlled airspace. Controlled airspace extending upward from 
700 to 1200 feet AGL is needed to contain aircraft executing the 
approach. The area would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical 
charts. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending 
upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are 
published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9F dated September 10, 
1998, and effective September 16, 1998, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in 
this document would be published subsequently in the Order.
    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
Therefore this, proposed 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 proposed rule will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number small 
entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal 
Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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

    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.


Sec. 71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9F, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1998, and effective September 
16, 1998, is amended as follows:

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

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AGL OH E5  Bryan, OH [Revised]

Bryan, William County Airport, OH
    (Lat. 41 deg. 28' 02'' N., long 84 deg. 30' 23'' W)
Bryan NDB
    (Lat. 41 deg. 28' 47'' N., long. 84 deg. 27' 58'' W)
Community Hospitals of Williams County, Inc., OH
Points in Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 41 deg. 27' 47''N, long. 84 deg. 33' 28'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Williams County Airport and within 1.7 
miles each side of the 068 deg. bearing from the Bryan NDB, 
extending from the NDB to 7.0 miles east of the NDB, and within a 
6.0-mile radius of the Point in Space serving Community Hospitals of 
Williams County, Inc., excluding the airspace within the Defiance, 
OH, Class E airspace area.
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    Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on December 24, 1998.
Michelle M. Behm,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division.
[FR Doc. 99-502 Filed 1-8-99; 8:45 am]
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