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Amendment to Class F Airspace; Burlington, VT

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Direct final rule; request for comments.


This action revises the Class Airspace area at Burlington, VT (KBTV) to correct the longitude and latitude coordinates for the Burlington International Airport.


Effective 0901 UTC, April 20, 2000.

Comments for inclusion in the Rules Docket must be received on or before March 8, 2000.


Send comments on the rule to: Manager, Airspace Branch, ANE-520, Federal Aviation Administration, Docket No. 99-ANE-93, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-5299; telephone (781) 238-7520; fax (781) 238-7596. Comments may also be sent electronically via the internet to the following address: “

The official docket file may be examined in the Office of the Regional Counsel, New England Region, ANE-7, Room 401, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-5299; telephone (781) 238-7050; fax (781) 238-7055.

An informal docket may be examined during normal business hours in the Air Traffic Division, Room 408, by contacting the Manager, Airspace Branch at the first address listed above.

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David T. Bayley, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, ANE-520.3, Federal Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803-5299; telephone (781) 238-7586; fax (781) 238-7596.

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This action corrects the longitude and latitude coordinates for the Burlington International Airport. This action is necessary to accurately describe the controlled airspace necessary for aircraft executing instrument approaches to the Burlington Airport at times when Burlington Class C airspace area is active. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas designated as extensions to Class C surface areas are published in paragraph 6003 of FAA Order 7400.9G, dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in this Order.

The Direct Final Rule Procedure

The FAA anticipates that this regulation will not result in adverse of negative comment, and, therefore, issues its as a direct final rule. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments as necessary to keep them operationally current. Unless a written adverse or negative comment, or a written notice of intent to submit an adverse comment is received within the comment period, the regulation will become effective on the date specified above. After the close of the comment period, the FAA will publish a document in the Federal Register indicating that no adverse or negative comments were received and confirming the date on which the final rule will become effective. If the FAA does receive, within the comment period, an adverse or negative comment, or written notice of intent to submit such a comment, a document withdrawing the direct final rule will be published in the Federal Register, and a notice of proposed rulemaking may be published with a new comment period.

Comments Invited

Although this action is in the form of a direct final rule, and was not preceded by a notice of proposed rulemaking, interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Communications should identify the Rules Docket number and be submitted in triplicate to the address specified under the caption ADDRESSES. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered, and this rule may be amended or withdrawn in light of the comments received. Factual information that supports the commenter's ideas and suggestions is extremely helpful in evaluating the effectiveness of this action and determining whether additional rulemaking action would be needed.Start Printed Page 5770

Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify the rule. All comments submitted will be available, both before and after the closing date for comments, in the Rules Docket for examination by interested persons. A report that summarizes each FAA-public contact concerned with the substance of this action will be filed in the Rules Docket.

Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments submitted in response to this rule must submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. 99-ANE-93.” The postcard will be date stamped and returned to the commenter.

Agency Findings

This rule does not have federalism implications, as defined in Executive Order No. 13132, because it does not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Accordingly, the FAA has not consulted with state authorities prior to publication of this rule.

The FAA has determined that this regulation is noncontroversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, I certify that this regulation (1) is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as these routine matters will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation. It is certified that these proposed rules will not have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) as follows:

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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.

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, is amended as follows:

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Paragraph 6003—Class E airspace areas designed as an extension to a Class C surface area

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ANE VT E3 Burlington, VT [Revised]

Burlington International Airport, VT

(Lat. 44°28′23″ N, long. 73°09′01″ W)

Burlington, VORTAC

(Lat. 44°23′50″ N, long. 73° 10′57″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles on each side of the Burlington VORTAC 201° radial extending from a 5-mile radius of the Burlington International Airport to 7 miles southwest of the Burlington VORTAC, and that airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.8 miles on each side of the Burlington International Airport 302° bearing extending from the 5-mile radius to 5.4 miles northwest of the Burlington International Airport.

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Issued in Burlington, MA, on January 20, 2000.

William C. Yuknewicz,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, New England Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-2557 Filed 2-4-00; 8:45 am]