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Establishment of Class E5 Airspace; Union, SC

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E5 airspace at Union, SC. A Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) Runway (RWY) 5 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) has been developed for Union County, Troy Shelton Field, Union, SC. 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 Union County, Troy Shelton Field. The operating status of the airport will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to include IFR operations concurrent with the publication of the SIAP.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, April 18, 2002.

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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) 305-5586.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On November 20, 2001, the FAA proposed to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class E5 airspace at Union, SC, (66 FR 58081) to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain the NDB RWY 5 SIAP and other IFR operations at Union County, Troy Shelton Field. 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.

The Rule

This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) establishes Class E5 airspace at Union, SC.

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 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.

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 6055 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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ASO SC E5 Union, SC [New]

Union County, Troy Shelton Field, SC

(Lat. 34°41′11″ N, Long. 81°38′30″ W)

Union NDB

(Lat. 34°41′02″ N, Long. 81°38′32″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of Union County, Troy Shelton Field and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 241° bearing from the Union NDB Start Printed Page 513extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 16 miles southwest of the airport.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia on December 27, 2001.

Cesar I. Perez,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-162 Filed 1-3-02; 8:45 am]

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