Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.
This action establishes Class E airspace at Stafford, VA. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface is needed to accommodate flights operating into Stafford Regional Airport under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
0901 UTC December 27, 2001.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On July 24, 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 700 feet above the surface within a 6.2 mile radius of the Stafford Regional Airport, Stafford, VA was published in the Federal Register (66 FR 38385-38386). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA on or before August 23, 2001. 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 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9J, dated August 31, 2001 and effective September 16, 2001, 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.
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 the Stafford Regional Airport, Stafford, 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (air)
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9J, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 31, 2001 and effective September 16, 2001, is amended as follows:End Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
AEA VA E5 Stafford, VA [New]
Stafford Community Airport
(Lat. 38°23′53″N., long. 77°27′26″W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.2 mile radius of the Stafford Regional Airport, Start Printed Page 49520Stafford, VA excluding Special Use Airspace (SUA).Start Signature
Issued in Jamaica, New York on September 13, 2001.
Richard J. Ducharme,
Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.
[FR Doc. 01-23941 Filed 9-27-01; 8:45 am]
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