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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Smithville, TN

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class E airspace at Smithville, TN. A Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Dekalb County Hospital, Smithville, TN. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to accommodate the SIAP.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, October 5, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy B. Shelton, Manager, Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5627.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On May 9, 2000, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by amending Class E airspace at Smithville, TN, (65 FR 26787). This action provides adequate Class E airspace for IFR operations at Dekalb County Hospital. Designations for Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface 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 part 71.1. The Class E designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received.

The Rule

This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) amends Class E airspace at Smithville, TN.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amandments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore, (1) is not a “significant regulatory action” under Edxecutive 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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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

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PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS, ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; EO 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More above the Surface of the Earth.

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ASO TN E5 Smithville, TN [Revised]

Smithville Municipal Airport, TN

Lat. 35°59′07″N, long. 85°48′34″W

Dekalb County Hospital

Point in Space Coordinates

Lat. 35°58′17″N, long. 85°49′32″W

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Smithville Municipal Airport and within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (Lat. 35°58′17″N, long. 85°49′32″W) serving Dekalb County Hospital; excluding that airspace within the McMinnville, TN, Class E airspace area.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on June 12, 2000.

John Thompson,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-15946 Filed 6-22-00; 8:45 am]

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