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Amendment of Class E5 Airspace; Asheville, NC

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends the Class E5 airspace at Asheville, NC. A Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for St. Josephs-Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) northeast of Asheville, NC is needed to contain the SIAP.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, January 23, 2003.

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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 August 16, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by amending Class E5 airspace at Asheville, NC, (67 FR 53536). This action provides adequate Class E airspace for IFR operations at Asheville, NC. Designations for Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface are published in FAA Order 7400.9K, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E 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 Highlands, NC.

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 Subject is 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 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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ASO NC E5 Asheville, NC [Revised]

Asheville Regional Airport, NC

(Lat. 35°26′10″ N, long. 82°32′30″ W)

St. Josephs-Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC

Point In Space Coordinates

(Lat. 35°33′53″ N, long. 82°33′06″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 6 miles each side of Runway 16/34 centerline, extending 17 miles north and 21 miles south of the Asheville Regional Airport and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (lat. 35°33′53″ N, long. 82°33′06″ W) serving St. Josephs-Mission Hospital.

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Dated: Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 4, 2002.

Walter R. Cochran,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-26283 Filed 10-15-02; 8:45 am]

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