Federal Register: December 24, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 247)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-31743
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 71
Docket ID: [Docket No. FAA-2003-16359; Airspace Docket No. 03-ASO-18]
ACTION: Airworthiness standards:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Hilton Head Island, SC
EFFECTIVE DATES: 0901 UTC, February 19, 2004.
This action establishes Class D airspace at Hilton Head Island, SC. A federal contract tower with a weather reporting system has been constructed at the Hilton Head Airport. Therefore, the airport meets criteria for Class D Airspace. Class D surface area airspace is required when the control tower is open to contain Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action establishes Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,800 feet MSL within a 4.1mile radius of the airport.
Class D airspace,
On November 14, 2003, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by establishing Class D airspace at Hilton Head Island, SC, (68 FR 64574). This action provides adequate Class D airspace for IFR operations at Hilton Head Airport. Designations for Class D are published in FAA Order 7400.9L, dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class D 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.
This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) establishes Class D airspace at Hilton Head Island, SC.
The FAA has determined that this proposed 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, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). [[Page 74472]]
Adoption of the Amendment
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR Part 71 as follows:
PART 71DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for Part 71 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 19591963 Comp., p. 389.
Sec. 71.1 [Amended]
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9L, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, is amended as follows:
Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.
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ASO SC D Hilton Head Island, SC [NEW]
Hilton Head Airport, SC
(Lat. 32[deg]13'28'' N, long. 80[deg]41'51'' W)
That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,000 feet MSL within a 3.9mile radius of the Hilton Head 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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Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 12, 2003. Walter R. Cochran,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region.
[FR Doc. 0331743 Filed 122303; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 491013M
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) 3055627.