Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action established Class E5 airspace at Reform, AL. A Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GOP) Runway (RWY) 19 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) has been developed for North Pickens Airport, Reform, AL. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at North Pickens Airport. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP.
0901 UTC, December 27, 2001.Start Further Info
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) 305-5586.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On September 5, 2001, the FAA proposed to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) by establishing Class E5 airspace at Reform, AL, (66 FR 46406) to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain the RNAV (GPS) RWY 19 SIAP and other IFR operations at North Pickens Airport. Class E airspace designations for airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in 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 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.
This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) establishes Class E5 airspace at Reform, AL.
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 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 have a 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 71End List of Subjects
Airspace, 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 Start Printed Page 53951
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 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: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.End Amendment Part
ASO AL E5 Reform, AL [New]
North Pickens Airport
(Lat. 33&°23′20″ N, long. 88°00′20″ W)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of North Pickens Airport.
Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 11, 2001.
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.
[FR Doc. 01-26924 Filed 10-24-01; 8:45 am]
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