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Modification of Class E Airspace; Needles Airport, CA

Action

Final Rule.

Summary

This action modifies the Class E airspace area at Needles Airport, CA. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) RNAV (GPS) Runway (RWY) 29 SIAP to Needles Airport, Needles, CA has made action necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules operations at Needles Airport, Needles, CA.

 

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EFFECTIVE DATE: Back to Top

0901 UTC January 23, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Jeri Carson, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AWP-520, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, telephone (310) 725-6611.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

History Back to Top

On August 27, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace area at Needles Airport, CA (67 FR 54977). Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport. This action will provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport, Needles, CA.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking, proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments to the proposal were received. Class E airspace designations for airspace extending from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9K, dated August 31, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, 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 Back to Top

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies the Class E airspace area at Needles Airport, CA. The establishment of a RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport has made this action necessary. The effect of this action will provide adequate airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport, Needles, CA.

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 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 will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Back to Top

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Adoption of the Amendment Back to Top

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

PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS. Back to Top

1.The authority citation for 14 CFR 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; 14 CFR 11.69.

§ 71.1 [Amended]

2.The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9K, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 31, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, is amended as follows:

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

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AWP CA E5Needles Airport, CA [Revised] Back to Top

Needles Airport, CA

(Lat.34°45′58″ N, long. 114°37′24″ W)

Needles VORTAC

(Lat. 34°45′58″ N, long. 114°28′27″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of the Needles Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1200 feet above the surface within 7.8 miles south and 11.3 miles north of the Needles VORTAC 092° and 272° radials, extending from 9.6 miles west to 20.9 miles east of the Needles VORTAC.

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Issued in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2002.

John Clancy,

Manager, All Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region.

[FR Doc. 02-28829 Filed 11-12-02; 8:45 am]

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