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Establishment of Class E Airspace: Salisbury, MD

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E airspace at Salisbury, MD Airport necessitated by the opening of a new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at the airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to accommodate instrument flight rules (IFR) operations when the ATCT is closed.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC May 17, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On January 12, 2001, a document proposing to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) by establishing Class E airspace extending upward from the surface at Salisbury-Ocean City, Wicomico County Regional Airport, Salisbury, MD was published in the Federal Register (66 FR 2850). 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 designated as surface areas 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. 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 the surface for aircraft conducting IFR operations at Salisbury-Ocean City, Wicomico Regional Airport.

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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PART 71—[AMENDED]

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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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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

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AEA MD E2 Salisbury, MD [REVISED]

Salisbury-Ocean City, Wicomico County Regional Airport

(Lat 38°20.43′ N/long. 75°30.62′ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1 mile radius of the Salisbury-Wicomico County Airport and within 3.1 miles each side of the Salisbury VORTAC 209° radial extending from the 4.1 mile radius to 9.2 miles southwest of the VORTAC and within 3.1 miles each side of the Salisbury VORTAC 052° radial extending from the 4.1 mile radius to 8.3 miles northeast of the VORTAC and within 1 mile each side of the Salisbury-Wicomico County Airport localizer northwest course extending from the 4.1 mile radius to 4.8 miles northwest of the localizer and within 3.1 miles each side of the Salisbury VORTAC 132° radial extending from the 4.1 mile radius to 9.2 miles southeast of the VORTAC. This Class E airspace area is effective during those times when the Class D airspace is not in effect.

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Issued in Jamaica, New York on March 12, 2001.

F.D. Hatfield,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 01-7419 Filed 4-12-01; 8:45 am]

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