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On April 10, 2012, the FAA published in the
Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Augusta, GA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Bushe NDB at Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport, Augusta, GA, and the Burke County NDB at Burke County Airport, Waynesboro, GA, thereby cancelling the NDB approaches. This action ensures the continued safety and management of IFR operations within the Augusta, GA airspace area. This action also adjusts the latitude degree coordinate of the Burke County Airport from 32° to 33° to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established
The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority.
This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends controlled airspace in the Augusta, GA area.
The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, “Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,” paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment.
Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:
49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565; 3 CFR, 1959-1963; Comp., p. 389.
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8.6-mile radius of Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport, and within 3.2 miles either side of the 168° bearing from the airport extending from the 8.6-mile radius to 12.5 miles south of the airport, and within a 7-mile radius of Daniel Field Airport, and within 8 miles west and 4 miles east of the 349° bearing from the Emory NDB extending from the 7-mile radius to 16 miles north of the Emory NDB, and within a 6.6-mile radius of Burke County Airport, and within a 7.3-mile radius of the Millen Airport, and within 4 miles east and 8 miles west of the 357° bearing from the Millen NDB extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 16 miles north of the airport.