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Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Ormond Beach, FL

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class D and E4 airspace at Ormond Beach, FL. A Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system has been constructed at the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport. Therefore, the airport meets criteria for Class D and E4 airspace. Class D surface area airspace and Class E4 airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action establishes Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to but not including 1,200 feet MSL, within a 3.2-mile radius of the Ormond Beach Municipal Airport and a Class E4 airspace extension that is 4.8 miles wide and extends 6.9 miles northwest of the airport.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, February 19, 2004.

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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) 305-5586.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On July 17, 2003, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class D and E4 airspace at Ormond Beach, FL, (68 FR 42322). This action provides adequate Class D and E4 airspace for IFR operations at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport. Class D airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from the surface of the earth and Class E4 airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D surface area are published in Paragraphs 5000 and 6004 respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9L, dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E4 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.

The Rule

This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) establishes Class D and E4 airspace at Ormond Beach, FL.

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) 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 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend

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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 5000 Class D Airspace

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ASO FL D Ormond Beach, FL [NEW]

Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, FL

(Lat. 29°18′04″ N, long. 81°06′50″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface, to but not including 1,200 feet MSL within a 3.2-mile radius of Ormond Beach Municipal Airport; excluding that airspace within the Daytona Beach, FL, Class C airspace area. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Paragraph 6004 Class E4 Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D Airspace Area.

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ASO FL E4 Ormond Beach, FL [NEW]

Ormond Beach Municipal Airport, FL

(Lat. 29°18′04″ N, long. 81°06′50″ W)

Ormond Beach VORTAC

(Lat. 29°18′12″ N, long. 81°06′46″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the Ormond Beach VORTAC 342° radial, extending from the 3.2-mile radius to 6.9 miles northwest of the VORTAC. This Class E4 airspace area is effective during the specific days and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective days and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on November 26, 2003.

Walter R. Cochran,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-30461 Filed 12-8-03; 8:45 am]

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