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Amendment of Class D Airspace: Simmons Army Airfield (AAF), NC; and Class E4 Airspace: Key West, FL

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends the Class D Airspace at Simmons AAF, NC, and the Class E4 Airspace at Key West, FL, from continuous to part time, as the air traffic control towers at these locations are now part time.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, November 30, 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.Start Printed Page 51523

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

The air traffic control towers at the Simmons AAF and Key West International Airports no longer operate continuously. Therefore, the Class D airspace at Simmons AAF, NC, and the Class E4 airspace at Key West, FL, must be amended from continuous to part time. This rule will become effective on the date specified in the EFFECTIVE DATE section. Since this action eliminates the impact of controlled airspace on users of the airspace in the vicinity of the Simmons AAF and Key West International Airports during the hours the control towers are closed, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) amends Class D airspace at Simmons AAF, NC, and Class E4 airspace at Key West, FL. Class D airspace designations and Class E4 airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000 and paragraph 6004, respectively, 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 D and Class E4 airspace designations listed in the document will be published subsequently in this Order.

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. It, therefore, (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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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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; 14 CFR 11.69.

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace

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ASO NC D Simmons AAF, NC [Revised]

Simmons AAF, NC

(Lat. 35°07′55″N, long. 78°56′12″W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 1,400 feet MSL within a 3.9-mile radius of Simmons AAF, excluding the portion northwest of a line extending from lat. 35°11′47″N, long. 78°55′36″W; to lat. 35°06′16″N, long. 79°00′31″W; excluding this portion within the Fayetteville, NC, Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Paragraph 6004 Class E4 Airspace Areas Designated as an extension to a Class D Airspace Area.

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ASO FL E4 Key West, FL [Revised]

Key West International Airport, FL

(Lat. 24°33′23″N, long. 81°45′34″W)

Key West NAS

(Lat. 24°34′33″N, long. 81°41′20″W)

Key West VORTAC

(Lat. 24°35′09″N, long. 81°48′02″W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.1 miles each side of Key West VORTAC 309° radial, extending from the 3.9-mile radius of the Key West International Airport and the 5.3-mile radius of the Key West NAS to 7 miles northwest of the VORTAC. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 8, 2000.

Wade T. Carpenter,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-21493 Filed 8-23-00; 8:45 am]

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