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Amendment of Class E Airspace; Blairstown, NJ

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.

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Final rule.


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


0901 UTC October 27, 2005.

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Mr. Francis Jordan, Airspace Specialist, Airspace and Operations, ETSU-530, Eastern Terminal Service Unit, Federal Aviation Administration, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, New York 11434-4809, telephone: (718) 553-4521.

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On May 25, 2005, a notice proposing to amend Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Blairstown, NJ was published in the Federal Register (70FR 30034-30035). The proposed action would provide additional controlled airspace to accommodate Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP), based on area navigation (RNAV), to Blairstown Airport. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA on or before June 24, 2005. 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 7400.9M, 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 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 with a 10-mile radius of Blairstown Airport, Blairstown, NJ.

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

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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Adoption of Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows:

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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 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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AEA NJ E5 Blairstown, NJ (Revised)

Blairstown Airport, NJ

(Lat. 40°58′16″ N., long. 74°59′51″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 10-mile radius of Blairstown, Airport, excluding that airspace that coincides with the New York, NY, and East Stroudsburg, PA, Class E airspace areas.

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Dated: July 12, 2005.

John G. McCartney,

Acting Area Director, Eastern Terminal Operations.

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[FR Doc. 05-14335 Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]