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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cocoa Beach Patrick AFB, FL

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E4 airspace at Cocoa Beach Patrick AFB, FL. 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 establishes a Class E4 airspace extension that is 6.8 miles wide and extends 7.3 miles northeast of the airport.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, July 7, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mark D. Ward, Manager, Airspace and Operations Branch, Eastern En Route and Oceanic Service Area, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305-5586.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On January 21, 2005, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class E4 airspace Cocoa Beach Patrick AFB, FL, (70 FR 3155). This action provides adequate Class E4 airspace for IFR operations at Cocoa Beach Patrick AFB. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas designated as an extension to a Class D airspace area are published in Paragraph 6004 of FAA Order 7400.9M, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation 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 E4 airspace and at Cocoa Beach Patrick AFB, 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 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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2. The incorporation by reference in

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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 Cocoa Beach Patrick AFB, FL [NEW]

Cocoa Beach, Patrick Air Force Base, FL

(Lat. 28°14′06″ N, long. 80°36′36″ W)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 3.4 miles each side of the Patrick TACAN 034° radial, extending from the 5.3-mile radius to 7.3 miles northeast of the airport. This Class E airspace 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 March 11, 2005.

Mark D. Ward,

Acting Area Director, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.

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[FR Doc. 05-6069 Filed 3-28-05; 8:45 am]

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