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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Calipatria, CA

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes a Class E airspace area at Calipatria, CA. The establishment of a Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positing System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) RNAV (GPS) Runway (RWY) 08 SIAP to Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport, Calipatria, CA has made action necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 SIAP to Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules operations at Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport, Calipatria, CA.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC June 13, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jeri Carson, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AWP-520, Air Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Lawndale, California 90261, telephone (310) 725-6611.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On April 29, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 establishing a Class E airspace area at Calipatria, CA (67 FR 20921). Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 SIAP to Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport. This action will provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 SIAP to Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport, Calipatria, CA.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking, proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments to the proposal were received. Class E airspace designations for airspace extending 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 subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes a Class E airspace area at Calipatria, CA. The establishment of a RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 SIAP to Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport has made this action necessary. The effect of this action will provide adequate airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 08 SIAP to Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport, Calipatria, CA.

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 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; 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;E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389; 14 CFR 11.69.

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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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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AWP CA E5 Calipatria, CA [New]

Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport, CA

(Lat 33°07′47″ N, long. 115°31′18″ W)

Brawley Municipal Airport, CA

(Lat. 32°59′35″ N., long. 115°31′01″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3 mile radius of the Cliff Hatfield Memorial Airport; excluding that portion within the Brawley Municipal Airport, CA, Class E airspace area.

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Issued in Los Angeles, California, on May 14, 2002.

Dawna J. Vicars,

Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division Western-Pacific Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-13710 Filed 5-30-02; 8:45 am]

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