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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Maxton, NC

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action amends Class E5 airspace at Maxton, NC. A Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), helicopter point in space approach, has been developed for Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, NC. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, December 25, 2003.

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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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On August 20, 2003, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by amending Class E5 airspace at Maxton, NC, (68 FR 50081). This action provides adequate Class E5 airspace for IFR operations at Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, NC. Designations for Class E are published in FAA Order 7400.9L, dated September 16, 2003, and effective September 15, 2004, 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.Start Printed Page 62734

The Rule

This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) amends Class E5 airspace at Maxton, NC.

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.

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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—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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ASO NC E5 Maxton, NC [Revised]

Maxton, Laurinburg—Maxton Airport, NC

(Lat. 34°47′31″ N, long. 79°21′57″ W)

Sandhills VORTAC

(Lat. 35°12′56″ N. long 79°35′17″ W)

Scotland Memorial Hospital Point in Space Coordinates

(Lat. 34°45′49″ N, long. 79°28′10″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface within a 7-mile radius of the Laurinburg—Maxton Airport and within 2.5 miles each side of the Sandhills VORTAC 157° radial, extending from the 7-mile radius to 19 miles southeast of the airport, and that airspace within a 6-mile radius of the point in space (Lat. 34°45′49″ N, long. 79°28′10″ W) serving Scotland Memorial Hospital.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on September 29, 2003.

Walter R. Cochran,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-27903 Filed 11-5-03; 8:45 am]

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