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Modification of Class E Airspace; Columbus, OH

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action modifies Class E airspace at Columbus, OH. Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPS) have been developed for Darby Dan Airport, Columbus, OH. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of existing controlled airspace at Port Columbus International Airport, OH.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, March 20, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Denis C. Burke, Air Traffic Division, Airspace Branch, AGL-520, Federal Aviation Administration, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018, telephone (847) 294-7568.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On Thursday, September 19, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to modify Class E airspace at Columbus, OH (67 FR 59030). The proposal was to modify existing Class E airspace at Port Columbus International Airport, OH in order to protect for several new RNAV SIAPS.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking Start Printed Page 2423proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the proposal were received. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9K dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 modifies Class E airspace at Columbus, OH, by increasing the radius of controlled airspace around the Port Columbus International Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approach procedures. The area will be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an establishment 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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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, 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 part 71 continues to read as follows:

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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.

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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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AGL OH E5 Columbus, OH [Revised]

Columbus, Port Columbus International Airport, MI

(Lat. 39°59′53″ N., long. 82°53′31″ W.)

Columbus, Rickenbaker International Airport, OH

(Lat. 39°48′50″ N., long. 82°55′40″ W.)

Columbus, Ohio State University Airport, OH

(Lat. 40°04′47″ N., long. 83°04′23″ W.)

Columbus, Bolton Field Airport, OH

(Lat. 39°54′04″ N., long. 83°08′13″ W.)

Columbus, Darby Dan Airport, OH

(Lat. 39°56′31″ N., long. 83°12′18″ W.)

Lancaster, Fairfield County Airport, OH

(Lat. 39°45′20″ N., long. 82°39′26″ W.)

Don Scott NDB

(Lat. 40°04′49″ N., long. 83°04′44″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of Port Columbus International Airport, and within a 7-mile radius of Rickenbacker International Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of the Ohio State University Airport, and within 3 miles either side of the 091° bearing from the Don Scott NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius area to 9.8 miles east of the NDB, and within a 7.4-mile radius of Bolton Field Airport, and within a 6.4-mile radius of Fairfield County Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Darby Dan Airport, excluding that airspace within the London, OH Class E airspace area.

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Issued in Des Plaines, Illinois on January 3, 2003.

Nancy B. Shelton,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Great Lakes Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-1126 Filed 1-16-03; 8:45 am]

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