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Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; Tri-City, TN

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E2 airspace at Tri-City, for the Tri-City Regional Airport. The Tri-City Airport Traffic Control Tower is a part time facility. When the control tower is closed, Atlanta Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) provides approach control service. This requires establishment of Class E2 surface area airspace.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

March 13, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

The Tri-City Regional Airport lies within Class D airspace. The Tri-City Airport Traffic Control Tower hours of operation have changed and it is now a part time facility. When the control tower closes, Atlanta ARTCC provides approach control service for the Tri-City Regional Airport. Since the Atlanta ARTCC provides approach control service and the proper classification of airspace to accommodate aircraft conducting standard instrument approach procedures is not available, flight safety interests may be affected. Accordingly, immediate corrective action is taken herein, in the interest of flight safety, to establish Class E2 airspace in the vicinity of Tri-City Regional Airport. Therefore, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Designations for Class E 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 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) establishes Class E2 airspace at Tri-City, TN.

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 citiation 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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ASO TN E2 Tri-City, TN [New]

Tri-City Regional Airport, TN

(Lat. 36°28′30″N, long. 82°24′27″W)

Tri-City Localizer

(Lat. 36°27′44″N, long. 82°25′22″W)

Within a 4.3-mile radius of Tri-City Regional Airport and within 2 miles each side of Tri-City localizer northeast course, extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Tri-City Regional Airport to the OM. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific days 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 January 23, 2001.

Wade T. Carpenter,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 01-3651 Filed 2-12-01; 8:45 am]

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