Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action modifies the Class E airspace area at Needles Airport, CA. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) RNAV (GPS) Runway (RWY) 29 SIAP to Needles Airport, Needles, 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 29 SIAP to Needles Airport. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules operations at Needles Airport, Needles, CA.
0901 UTC January 23, 2003.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On August 27, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace area at Needles Airport, CA (67 FR 54977). Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport. This action will provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport, Needles, 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 7400.9K, dated August 31, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, 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.
This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies the Class E airspace area at Needles Airport, CA. The establishment of a RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport has made this action necessary. The effect of this action will provide adequate airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) RWY 29 SIAP to Needles Airport, Needles, 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 Start Printed Page 68759under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS.End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
AWP CA E5 Needles Airport, CA [Revised]
Needles Airport, CA
(Lat.34°45′58″ N, long. 114°37′24″ W)
(Lat. 34°45′58″ N, long. 114°28′27″ W)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of the Needles Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1200 feet above the surface within 7.8 miles south and 11.3 miles north of the Needles VORTAC 092° and 272° radials, extending from 9.6 miles west to 20.9 miles east of the Needles VORTAC.
Issued in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2002.
Manager, All Traffic Division, Western-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. 02-28829 Filed 11-12-02; 8:45 am]
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