[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 16, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22416-22417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08826]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

Docket FAA No. FAA-2013-0283; Airspace Docket No. 13-AWP-3

Amendment of Class E Airspace; St. Helena, CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This action changes the name of the heliport listed in the 
Class E airspace for St. Helena, CA. St. Helena Fire Department 
Heliport has been changed to Napa County Fire Department Heliport, St. 
Helena, CA. This action does not change the boundaries of the airspace.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, June 27, 2013. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4537.



    The FAA's Aeronautical Products Office requested the change to the 
airport name of Napa County Fire Department Heliport, St. Helena, CA.
    The Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005, 
of FAA Order 7400.9W, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E 
airspace designation listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    The FAA amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 
71 by changing the airport name described in Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. Helena, CA, to Napa 
County Fire Department Heliport, formerly St. Helena Fire Department 
Heliport. Accordingly, since this is an administrative change and does 
not involve a change in the dimensions or operation requirements of 
that airspace, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553 (b) are 
    The FAA has determined 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 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 for 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 the 
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 amends

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controlled airspace at Napa County Fire Department Heliport, St. 
Helena, CA.

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.

List 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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is 
amended as follows:

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

* * * * *

AWP CA E5 St. Helena, CA [Amended]

Napa County Fire Department Heliport, CA, Point In Space Coordinates
    (Lat. 38[deg]32'21'' N., long. 122[deg]29'35'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of the Point In Space Coordinates serving the 
Napa County Fire Department Heliport.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on April 4, 2013.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-08826 Filed 4-15-13; 8:45 am]