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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lynchburg, VA

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.


Final rule.


This action amends the Class E airspace at Lynchburg, VA. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft operating into Falwell Airport, Lynchburg, VA, under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).


0901 UTC November 25, 2004.

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Mr. Francis Jordan, Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AEA-520, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region, Federal Aviation Administration, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434-4809, telephone: (718) 553-4521.

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On April 13, 2004, a notice proposing to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Lynchburg, VA was published in the Federal Register (69FR 19360-19361). The proposed action would provide additional controlled airspace to accommodate Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP), based on area navigation (RNAV), to Falwell Airport. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA on or before May 13, 2004. No comments to the proposal were received. The rule is adopted as proposed.

The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. Class E airspace area designations for airspace extending upward from the surface of the earth are published in paragraph 6005 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 E airspace designated listed in this document will be published in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) provides controlled Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for aircraft conducting IFR operations within a 6.5-mile radius of Falwell Airport, Lynchburg, VA.

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. Therefore, this regulation: (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 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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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.

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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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AEA VA E5 Lynchburg, VA (Revised)

Lynchburg Regional-Preston Glenn Field, Lynchburg, VA

(Lat. 37°19′36″ N., long. 79°12′02″ W.)

Falwell Airport

(Lat. 37°22′41″ N., long. 79°07′20″ W.)

Lynchburg VORTAC

(Lat. 37°15′17″ N., long. 79°14′11″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of Lynchburg Regional-Preston Glenn Field and within 2.7 miles each side of the Lynchburg VORTAC 200° radial extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 7.4 miles south of the VORTAC and within 3.1 miles each side of the Lynchburg VORTAC 022° radial extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 21.3 miles northeast of the VORTAC and within a 6.5-mile radius of Falwell Airport.

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Issued in Jamaica, New York on May 18, 2004.

John G. McCartney,

Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 04-11895 Filed 5-26-04; 8:45 am]