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Amendment Class D Airspace; Huntington, WV

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class D airspace at Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport, Huntington, WV. This action is necessary to insure continuous altitude coverage for Instrument Flight Rues (IFR) operations to the airport. The area would be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC May 15, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Francis Jordan, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AEA-520, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434-4809, telephone (718) 553-4521.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On June 24, 2002 a notice proposing to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by extending Class D airspace upward from 3,300 feet mean sea level (MSL) to 3,400 feet MSL at Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport, Huntington, WV, was published in the Federal Register (67 FR 42511). 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. The rule is adopted as proposed. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. Class D airspace area designations for airspace extending upward from the surface are published in Paragraph 5000 of FAA Order Start Printed Page 650367400.9K, dated August 30, 2002 and effective September 16, 2002. The Class D airspace designation listed in this document will be published in the order.

The Rule

This amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) extends Class D airspace from the surface of the earth to and including 3,400 feet MSL for aircraft conducting IFR operations at Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport, Huntington, WV. The previous Class D airspace ceiling was 3,300 feet.

The FAA has determined that this regulations 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 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—[AMENDED]

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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.

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 5000 Class D airspace areas extending upward from the surface of the earth.

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AEA WV D Huntington, WV [REVISED]

Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport, Huntington, WV

(Lat. 38°22′00″ N., long. 82°33′29″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,400 feet MSL, within a 4-mile radius of Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport.

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Issued in Jamaica, New York on October 8, 2002.

John G. McCartney,

Acting Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-27036 Filed 10-22-02; 8:45 am]

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