[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 33 (Thursday, February 17, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9220-9221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3550]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2010-1031; Airspace Docket No. 10-AGL-19]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Martinsville, IN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Martinsville, IN, 
to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures (SIAP) at Morgan Hospital Heliport, Martinsville, IN. The 
FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the heliport.

DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, May 5, 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.

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-



    On November 8, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class E airspace for 
Martinsville, IN, creating additional controlled airspace at Morgan 
Hospital Heliport (75 FR 68557) Docket No. FAA-2010-1031. 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.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by establishing 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 Morgan Hospital Heliport, 
Martinsville, IN. This action is necessary for 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

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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 establishes controlled airspace at Morgan Hospital Heliport, 
Martinsville, IN.

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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 

    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 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 
2010, is amended as follows:

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

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AGL IN E5 Martinsville, IN [New]

Martinsville, Morgan Hospital Heliport, IN Point in Space
    (Lat. 39[deg]25'00'' N., long. 86[deg]24'49'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6-mile radius of the Morgan Hospital Heliport point in 
space at lat. 39[deg]25'00'' N., long. 86[deg]24'49'' W.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 8, 2011.
Richard J. Kervin, Jr.,
Acting Manager Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2011-3550 Filed 2-16-11; 8:45 am]