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Establishment of Class D and Class E4 Airspace; St. Augustine, FL

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class D and Class E4 airspace at St. Augustine, FL. A Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system has been constructed at the St. Augustine Airport. Therefore, the airport meets the criteria for establishment of Class D and Class E4 airspace. Class D surface area airspace and Class E4 airspace designated as an extension to Class D 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 2,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of the St. Augustine Airport and Class E4 airspace extensions that are 4.8 miles wide and extend 7 miles northwest and southeast of the airport.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, October 3, 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) 305-5627.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On January 22, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class D and Class E4 airspace at St. Augustine, FL, (67 FR 2835) to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain IFR operations at the St. Augustine Airport. Class D airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from the surface of the earth and Class E4 airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area are published in Paragraphs 5000 and 6004 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 E4 designations listed in this document Start Printed Page 53877will 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 and Class E4 airspace at St. Augustine, FL.

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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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

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ASO FL D St. Augustine, FL [NEW]

St. Augustine Airport, FL

(Lat. 29°57′33″ N, long. 81°20′23″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4-mile radius of St. Augustine Airport. 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 6004 Class E4 Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D Airspace Area.

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ASO FL E4 St. Augustine, FL [NEW]

St. Augustine Airport, FL

(Lat. 29°57′33″ N, long. 81°20′23″ W)

St. Augustine VOR/DME FL

(Lat. 29°57′29″ N, long. 81°20′18″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the St. Augustine VOR/DME 127° and 313° radials, extending from the 4-mile radius to 7 miles northwest and southeast of the VOR/DME. This Class E4 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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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on August 13, 2002.

Walter R. Cochran,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-21135 Filed 8-19-02; 8:45 am]

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