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Removal of Class E Airspace; Simmons Army Airfield (AAF), NC.

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action removes the Class E4 Airspace at Simmons AAF, NC, as there is no longer a Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) for Simmons AAF requiring an extension to the Class D surface area airspace.

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) 305-5586.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

A review of the controlled airspace for Simmons AAF revealed the existence of an extension to the Class D surface area airspace, although there was no longer a SIAP requiring such an extension. Therefore, the Class E4 airspace area must be removed. This rule will become effective on the date specified in the “DATE” section. Since this action eliminates the impact of controlled airspace on users of the airspace in the vicinity of the Simmons AAF, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. Designations for Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to Class D airspace area are published in FAA Order 7400.9H, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, 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.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) removes Class E4 airspace at Simmons AAF, NC.

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 Start Printed Page 57543“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 6004 Class E4 Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to Class D Airspace Area.

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ASO NC E4 Simmons AAF, NC [Removed]

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 15, 2000.

Wade T. Carpenter,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-24491 Filed 9-22-00; 8:45 am]

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