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Establishment of Class D Airspace; Greenville Donaldson Center, SC, Amendment of Class E2 Airspace; Greer, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, SC, and Amendment of Class E5 Airspace; Greenville, SC

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class D airspace at Greenville Donaldson Center, SC, and amends Class E5 airspace at Greenville, SC. A federal contract tower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at the Donaldson Center Airport. Therefore, the airport meets the criteria for establishment of Class D airspace. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain existing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action establishes Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4.2-mile radius of the Donaldson Center Airport. A regional evaluation has determined the existing Class E5 airspace area should be amended to contain the Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) or Global Positioning System (GPS) Runway (RWY) 5 SIAP. As a result, additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) southwest of Donaldson Center Airport is needed to contain the SIAP. This action also makes a technical amendment to Class E2 airspace at Greer, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, SC, and the Class E5 airspace description at Greenville, SC, by changing the name of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, November 28, 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 March 12, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Start Printed Page 21576Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class D airspace at Greenville Donaldson Center, SC, amending Class E2 airspace at Greer, Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, SC, and amending the Class E5 airspace at Greenville, SC (67 FR 11068). Class D airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from the surface of the earth and Class E airspace designations for airspace areas designated as surface areas and airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6002, and 6005 respectively, 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 D and Class E airspace designations 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 D airspace at Greenville Donaldson Center, SC, amends Class E2 Airspace at Greer, Greenville-Spartanburg, SC, and amends Class E5 airspace at Greenville, 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; 14 CFR 11.69.

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[Amended]
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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ASO SC D Greenville Donaldson Center Airport, SC [NEW]

Greenville, Donaldson Center Airport, SC

(Lat. 34°45′30, long. 82°22′35″W)

Greenville Downtown Airport

(Lat. 34°50′52, long. 82°21′00″W)

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

(Lat. 34°53′44, long. 82°13′08″W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,500 feet MSL within a 4.2—mile radius of Donaldson Center Airport, excluding that airspace within the Greenville Downtown Airport Class D airspace area, and excluding that airspace within the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas

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ASO SC E2 Greer, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, SC [REVISED]

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, SC

(Lat. 34°53′44, long. 82°13′08″W)

Within a 5-mile radius of the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. This Class E 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 Director.

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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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ASO SC E5 Greenville, SC [REVISED]

Greenville Downtown Airport, SC

(Lat. 34°50′52, long. 82°21′00″W)

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

(Lat. 34°53′44, long. 82°13′08″W)

Donaldson Center Airport

(Lat. 34°45′30, long. 82°22′35″W)

DYANA NDB

(Lat. 34°41′28, long. 82°26′37″W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Greenville Downtown Airport and within a 10-mile radius of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and within a 6.7-mile radius of Donaldson Center Airport and within 4 miles northwest and 8 miles southeast of the 224° bearing from the DYANA NDB extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 16 miles southwest of the Donaldson Center Airport.

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Dated: Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 19, 2002.

Wade T. Carpenter,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-10646 Filed 4-30-02; 8:45 am]

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