Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action establishes Class E airspace at the surface at St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, UT. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, UT.
0901 UTC, August 8, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Brian Durham, ANM-520.7, Federal Aviation Administration, Docket No. 01-ANM-19, 1601 Lind Avenue SW, Renton, Washington 98055-4056: telephone number: (425) 227-2527.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On February 21, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class E surface area airspace at St. George, UT, in order to provide a safer IFR environment at St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, UT (67 FR 7980). This amendment provides additional Class E2 Surface Area controlled airspace at St. George, UT, to contain aircraft conducting instrument flight operations at St. George Municipal Airport. Interested parties were invited to participate in the rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received.
This amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) establishes Class E airspace at St. George, UT in order to provide adequate controlled airspace for IFR operations at St. George Municipal Airport, St. George, UT. This amendment establishes Class E2 Surface Area airspace at St. George, UT to enhance safety and efficiency of IFR flight operations in the St. George, UT terminal area. The FAA establishes Class E airspace where necessary to contain aircraft transitioning between the terminal and en route environments. This rule is designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under IFR at the St. George Municipal Airport and between the terminal and en route transition stages.
The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. Class E airspace areas designated as surface areas for an airport, are published in Paragraph 6002, 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 subsequently in the Order.
The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are Start Printed Page 31947necessary 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.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—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 the 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 6002 Class E airspace areas designated as surface areas for an airport.
ANM UT E2 St. George, UT [NEW]
St. George Municipal Airport, UT
(Lat. 37°05′26″ N., long. 113°35′35″ W.)
Within a 4.5-mile radius of St. George Municipal Airport. This Class E airspace is effective during 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 Directory.
Issued in Seattle, Washington on April 30, 2002.
Charles E. Davis,
Acting Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Northwest Mountain Region.
[FR Doc. 02-11903 Filed 5-10-02; 8:45 am]
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