Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action amends the ceiling of the Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport Class D Surface Area to extend from the surface up to, but not including, 3,000 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL). The action enhances air traffic operational safety by allowing airspace to be charted in a manner more consistent with the nature of the operations routinely conducted at Phoenix-Goodyear Municpal Airport.
November 1, 2001.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jeri Carson, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AWP-520.11, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, telephone number (310) 725-6611.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On June 5, 2001, the FAA published a document (66 FR 30118) proposing to modify the Class D airspace at Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting comments on the proposal to the FAA. In the ensuing comment period, which closed on July 20, 2001, the FAA received no comments on the proposed action.
This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by lowering the ceiling of the Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport Class D Surface Area to extend from the surface up to, but not including, 3,000 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL). 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 a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Class D airspace areas are published in Paragraph 5000 of FAA Order 7400.9H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, through September 15, 2001, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 71 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace
AWP AZ D Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport, AZ [REVISED]
Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport, AZ
(Lat. 33°25′22″ N, long. 112°22′34″ W)
That airspace extending upward from the surface to, but not including, 3,000 feet MSL within a 3-mile radius of Phoenix-Goodyear Municipal Airport, excluding the portion within the Phoenix, Luke AFB, AZ, Class D airspace area. This Class D 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.
Issued in Los Angeles, California, on August 6, 2001.
Manager, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 01-20814 Filed 8-16-01; 8:45 am]
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