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Establish Class E Airspace: Charlottesville, VA

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Federal Aviation Administration [FAA] DOT.


Final rule.


This action establishes Class E airspace for University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport. This action is made necessary by the development of a Helicopter Point in Space Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) 062 based on the Global Positioning System (GPS). Sufficient controlled airspace is needed to accommodate the SIAP and for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the heliport. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.


0901 UTC March 15, 2001.

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Mr. Francis Jordan, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AEA-520, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434-4809, telephone: (718) 553-4521.

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On November 22, 2000 a notice proposing to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) at the University of Virginia Medical Center was published in the Federal Register (65FR 70323). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments to the proposal were received. The rule is adopted as proposed. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. Class E airspace areas designations for airspace extending upward from the surface 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 amended in the order.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) provides controlled Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for aircraft conducting IFR operations at University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport, Charlottesville, VA.

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. Therefore, this regulation: (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 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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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.

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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:

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700ft above the surface of the earth.

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AEA VA E5 UVA Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport

(Lat) 38°01′18″ N-(long) 78°30′30″ W

Azalea Park NDB

(Lat) 38°00′37′ N-(long) 78°31′05″ W

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth within a 6 mile radius of the University of Virginia Medical Center Heliport.

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Issued in Jamaica, New York on January 29, 2001.

F.D. Hatfield,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 01-4153 Filed 2-16-01; 8:45 am]