Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action amends Class E5 airspace at Memphis, TN. As a result of an evaluation, the Memphis, TN, Class E5 airspace area has been amended to contain the Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) Runway (RWY) 9 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Memphis International Airport and the NDB RWY 17 and NDB—B SIAP's to West Memphis Municipal Airport. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP's.
0901 UTC, May 15, 2003.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On December 24, 2002, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by amending Class E5 airspace at Memphis, TN, (67 FR 78397). This action provides adequate Class E airspace for IFR operations at Memphis International Airport and West Memphis Municipal Airport. Designations for Class E 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 designations 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.
This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) amends Class E5 airspace at Memphis, TN.
The FAA has determined that this proposed 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, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under 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 proposes to amendEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
ASO TN E5 Memphis, TN [REVISED]
Memphis International Airport, TN
Lat. 35°02′33″ N, long. 89°58′36″ W
Olive Branch Airport
Lat. 34°58′44″ N, long. 89°47′13″ W
West Memphis Municipal Airport
Lat. 35°08′06″ N, long. 90°14′04″ W
General DeWitt Spain Airport
Lat. 35°12′02″ N, long. 90°03′14″ W
Lat. 35°03′41″ N, long. 90°04′18″ W
West Memphis NDB
Lat. 35°08′22″ N, long. 90°13′57″ W
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8-mile radius of Memphis International Airport, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 271° bearing from the Elvis NDB extending from the 8-mile radius to 16 miles west of the Elvis NDB, and within a 7.5-mile radius of Olive Branch Airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of West Memphis Municipal Airport, and within 4 miles east and 8 west of the 197° from the West Memphis NDB extending from the 6.5-miles radius to 16 miles south of the West Memphis NDB, and within 4 miles east and 8 miles west of the 353° bearing from the West Memphis NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 16 miles north of the West Memphis NDB, and within a 6.4-mile radius of General DeWitt Spain Airport; excluding that airspace within the Millington, TN, Class E airspace area.
Issued in College Park, Georgia, on January 31, 2003.
Walter R. Cochran,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.
[FR Doc. 03-3270 Filed 2-7-03; 8:45 am]
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