Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action modifies the Class E airspace area at Willits, CA. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway (RWY) 16 and RWY 34 at Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 7000 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RBAV RWY 16 and RWY 34 SIAP to Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport, Willits, CA.
0901 UTC August 10, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Larry Tonish, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AWP-520, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, telephone (310) 725-6539.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On March 22, 2000, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace area at Willis, CA (65 FR 15282). Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV RWY 16 and RWY 34 SIAP at Ells Field-Willis Municipal Airport. This action will provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV RWY 16 and RWY 34 SIAP at Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport, Willits, 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 designation for airspace extending from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 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 E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies the Class E airspace area at Willits, CA. The development of a RNAV RWY 16 and RWY 34 SIAP has made this action necessary. The effect of this action will provide adequate airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV RWY 16 and RWY 34 SIAP at Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport, Willits, 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (air)
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part Start Printed Page 34393
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, is amended as follow:End Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
AWP CA E5 Willits, CA [Revised]
Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport, CA
(Lat. 39°27′03″ N, long. 123°22′12″ W)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport and that airspace bounded by a line beginning at lat. 39°28′00″ N, long. 123°30′15″ W; to lat. 39°48′30″ N, long. 123°42′00″ W; to lat. 39°53′30″ N, long. 123°28′30″ W; to lat. 39°32′11″ N, long. 123°17′27″ W, thence clockwise along the 6.3-mile radius of the Ells Field-Willits Municipal Airport, to the point of beginning.
Issued in Los Angeles, California, on April 25, 2000.
William D. Marino, Jr.,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 00-13461 Filed 5-26-00; 8:45 am]
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