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Amendment of Class D and Class E2 Airspace; Augusta, GA

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class D and Class E2 airspace of Augusta, GA. As a result of a regional evaluation, it has been determined the Augusta Regional At Bush Field Airport Class D and Class E2 airspace areas should be increased to provide adequate controlled airspace for the Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) Runway (RWY) 17. This action would amend the lateral limits of the existing Class D and E2 airspace from a 4.3-mile radius to a 5.3-mile radius of the Augusta Regional At Bush Field Airport.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, November 1, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Walter R. Cochran, Manager, Airspace Branch, Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5627.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On May 29, 2001, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by amending Class D and Class E2 airspace at Augusta, GA (66 FR 29057). Class D and Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from the surface of the earth are published in Paragraphs 5000 and 6002 respectively, 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 D and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received.

The Rule

This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) amends Class D and Class E2 airspace at Augusta, 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 Start Printed Page 38147impact 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 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ASO GA D Augusta, GA [Revised]

Augusta Regional At Bush Field Airport, GA

(Lat. 33°22′12″ N, long. 81°57′52″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 5.3-mile radius of the Augusta Regional At Bush Field Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice of Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Paragraph 6002 Class E2 Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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ASO GA E2 Augusta, GA [Revised]

Augusta Regional At Bush Field, GA

(Lat. 33°22′12″ N, long. 81°57′52″ W)

Within a 5.3-mile radius of the Augusta Regional At Bush Field Airport. 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 July 10, 2001.

Wade T. Carpenter,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 01-18224 Filed 7-20-01; 8:45 am]

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