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Establishment of Class D and E Airspace, Amendment of Class E Airspace; New Smyrna Beach, FL

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class D and Class E4 airspace and amends Class E5 airspace at New Smyrna Beach, FL. A federal contract tower with a weather reporting system is being constructed at the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport. Therefore, the airport will meet the criteria for establishment of Class D and Class 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 existing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action will establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface, to but not including 1,200 feet MSL, within a 3.2-mile radius of the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport and a Class E4 airspace extension that is 5 miles wide and extends 7 miles southeast of the airport. A regional evaluation has determined the existing Class E5 airspace area should be amended to contain the Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) or Global Positioning System (GPS) Runway (RWY) 29 SIAP. As a result, controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) needed to contain the SIAP will increase from a 6.5-mile radius of the airport to a 6.6-mile radius of the airport and provide for the procedure turn area.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, August 5, 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) 305-5627.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On February 19, 2004, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class D airspace and Class E4 airspace and amending Class E5 airspace at New Smyrna Beach, FL (69 FR 7714). This action provides adequate Class D, Class E4 and Class E5 airspace for IFR operations at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport. Designations for Class D Airspace, Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area and Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth are published in paragraphs 5000, 6004 and 6005 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 E airspace 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 airspace and Class E4 airspace and amends Class E5 airspace at New Smyrna Beach, FL.

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 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

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; EO 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389; 14 CFR 11.69.

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[Amended]
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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 New Smyrna Beach, FL [NEW]

New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL

(Lat. 29°03′21″ N, long. 80°56′54″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface, to but not including 1,200 feet MSL, within a 3.2-mile radius of New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport. 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 or Class E Surface Area.

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ASO FL E4 New Smyrna Beach, FL [NEW]

New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL

(Lat. 29°03′21″ N, Long. 80°56′54″ W)

New Smyrna Beach NDB, FL

(Lat. 29°03′16″ N, Long. 80°56′28″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.5 miles each side of the New Smyrna Beach NDB 124° bearing, extending from the 3.2-mile radius to 7 miles southeast of the NDB. 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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Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward from 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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ASO FL E5 New Smyrna Beach, FL [Revised]

New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, FL

(Lat. 29°03′21″ N, Long. 80°56′54″ W)

Massey Ranch Airpark Airport

(Lat. 28°58′44″ N, Long. 80°55′30″ W)

New Smyrna Beach NDB, FL

(Lat. 29°03′16″ N, Long. 80°56′28″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport and within 4 miles northeast and 8 miles southwest of the 124° bearing from the New Smyrna Beach NDB extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 16 miles southeast of the airport and within a 6.5-mile radius of Massey Ranch Airpark Airport.

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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on April 1, 2004.

Jeffrey U. Vincent,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 04-8816 Filed 4-16-04; 8:45 am]

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