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Amendment of Class E5 Airspace; Columbus, GA

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action makes a technical amendment to the Class E5 airspace at Columbus, GA. The Lawson VOR has been upgraded to a VOR/DME. Therefore, the airspace legal description must be amended to reflect this change.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, March 22, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Wade T. Carpenter, Jr., 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

The Lawson VOR was upgraded to a VOR/DME. As a result the airspace legal description must be amended. This rule will become effective on the date specified in the EFFECTIVE DATE section. Since this action has no impact on users of the airspace in the vicinity of the Columbus Metropolitan Airport, Columbus, GA, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9H, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, 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.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) amends Class E5 airspace at Columbus, GA.

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 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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ASO GA E5 Columbus, GA [Revised]

Columbus Metropolitan Airport, GA

(Lat. 32°30′59″ N, long. 84°56′20″ W)

Lawson AAF

(Lat. 32°20′17″ N, long. 84°59′32″ W)

Lawson VOR/DME

(Lat. 32°19′57″ N, long. 84°59′36″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10-mile radius of Columbus Metropolitan Airport and within a 7.6-mile radius of Lawson AAF and within 2.5 miles each side of Lawson VOR/DME 340° radial, extending from the 7.6-radius to 15 miles north of the VOR/DME, excluding that airspace within Restricted Area 3002 when it is active.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 29, 2000.

Wade T. Carpenter,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-31707 Filed 12-12-00; 8:45 am]

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