Establishment of Class E Airspace; Everett, WA

Summary:

This action will establish Class E surface airspace at Everett, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft executing Special Visual Flight Rules (SVFR) operations at Everett, Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, WA. This will improve the safety of SVFR aircraft at the Everett, Snohomish County Airport. Additionally this action also corrects the geographic location of Everett, Snohomish County Airport.

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For further information contact:

Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Area Office, System Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 917-6726.

Supplementary information:

History

On June 1, 2007, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish Class E airspace at Everett, WA, (72 FR 30500). This action would improve the safety of SVFR aircraft at Everett, Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, WA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9P dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace at Everett, WA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate SVFR aircraft at Everett, Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), Everett, WA.

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, 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).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

Part 71—designation of class a, b, c, d, and e airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points

1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

§ 71.1 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002Class E Airspace Areas Designated as a Surface Area.

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ANM WA E2Everett, WA [New]

Everett, Snohomish County Airport (Paine Field), WA

(Lat. 47°54′23″ N., long. 122°16′53″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,100 feet MSL within a 4.5-mile radius of the Snohomish County Airport. This Class E airspace is effective when the tower is not in operation. The effective date and time will be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on August 2, 2007. Clark Desing,

Manager, System Support Group, Western Service Center.

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