Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action establishes Class E2 airspace at Elizabeth City, NC. The Elizabeth City Airport Traffic Control Tower is a part time facility. When the control tower is closed, Norfolk Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) provides approach control service. This requires establishment of Class E2 surface area airspace.
0901 UTC, July 10, 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 April 3, 2003, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class E2 airspace at Elizabeth City, NC, (68 FR 16229). This action provides adequate Class E2 airspace for IFR operations at Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional 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) establishes Class E2 airspace at Elizabeth City, 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, 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 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (Air)
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration is amending 14 CFR part 71 as follows:End 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 in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9K, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, is amended as follows:End Amendment Part
Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.
ASO MS E2 Elizabeth City, NC [NEW]
Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, NC
(Lat. 36°15′38″ long. 76°10′29″)
That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.1-mile radius of the Elizabeth City CGAS/Municipal Airport.
Issued in College Park, Georgia on May 14, 2003.
Walter R. Cochran,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.
[FR Doc. 03-12816 Filed 5-22-03; 8:45 am]
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