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Amendment of Class E Airspace; New Bern, NC

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action amends the Class E2 airspace at New Bern, NC, from continuous to part time. A Federal Contract Tower is operational at Craven County Regional Airport, NC. Class D airspace has been established for the airport during the tower hours of operation. Therefore, the Class E2 airspace is amended from continuous to part time.


0901 UTC, January 25, 2001.

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Wade T. Carpenter, Jr., Manager, Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5627.

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On August 28, 2000, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class D airspace at New Bern, NC, (65 FR 52375) as a Federal Contract Tower has opened. This action will provide Class D airspace designated as surface area to accommodate IFR operations at Craven County Regional Airport when the control tower is open. Therefore, the Class E2 airspace at New Bern, NC, must be amended from continuous to part time. Class E airspace designations are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9H, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1, dated September 1, 1999. The Class E airspace designations 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) amends Class E2 airspace at New Bern, 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 “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

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

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

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows:

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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 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, is amended as follows:

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Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ASO NC E2 New Bern, NC [Revised]

Craven County Regional Airport, NC

(Lat. 35°04′23″N, long. 77°02′35″W)

New Bern, VOR/DME

(Lat. 35°04′23″N, long. 77°02′42″W)

Within a 4-mile radius of Craven County Regional Airport and within 2.4-miles each side of New Bern VOR/DME 038° and 210° radials, extending from the 4-mile radius to 7 miles northeast and southwest of the VOR/DME. 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 November 16, 2000.

Wade T. Carpenter,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-29908 Filed 11-21-00; 8:45 am]