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Modification of Class E Airspace; Pittsburgh, PA

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action modifies the Class E airspace area at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA by deleting a portion of the designated airspace area. Closure of the Pittsburgh Metro Airport makes this action necessary. This area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, September 6, 2001.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Francis T. Jordan, Jr., Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AEA-520-F.A.A. Eastern Region, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, NY 11434-4809; telephone: (718) 553-4521.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On May 4, 2001, the FAA proposed to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) by modifying the Class E airspace at Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (66 FR 22489).

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 extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth 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 published in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) modifies the Class E airspace area at Pittsburgh, PA by deleting a portion of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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); (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

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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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 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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AEA PA E5, Pittsburgh, PA [REVISED]

Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh, PA

(Lat. 40°29′29″N., long. 80°13′57″W.)

Allegheny County Airport, PA

(Lat. 40°21′16″N., long. 79°55′48″W.)

STARG OM

(Lat. 40°29′15″N., long 80°22′14″W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.9 mile radius of Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and within 3.1 miles each side of the Greater Pittsburgh Runway 10R localizer course extending from the 7.9-mile radius to 5.7 miles west of the STARG OM and within a 6.6-mile radius of Allegheny County Airport.

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Issued in Jamaica, New York on August 13, 2001.

Richard J. Ducharme,

Acting Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 01-21612 Filed 8-27-01; 8:45 am]

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