Amendment Class D and Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK, 59015-59016 [2021-23008]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AWP AZ E5 Marana, AZ [Amended] Marana Regional Airport, AZ (Lat. 32°24′34″ N, long. 111°13′06″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Marana Regional Airport; and within 3.8 miles each side of the 031° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius from the airport to 15.3 miles northeast of the airport; and within 3.4 miles each side of the 330° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius from the airport to 12.7 miles northwest of the airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 19, 2021. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–23048 Filed 10–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0674; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASW–14] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment Class D and Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Arbuckle non-directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Oct 25, 2021 Jkt 256001 Effective 0901 UTC, January 27, 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA JO Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. FAA JO Order 7400.11 is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F at NARA, email: fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Authority for This Rulemaking 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 the Class D airspace, the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, Ardmore, OK, to support instrument flight rule operations at these airports. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (86 FR 48088; August 27, 2021) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0674 to PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59015 amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK. 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 D and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA JO Order 7400.11. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71: Amends the Class D airspace to within a 4.3-mile (increased from a 4.2mile) radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and replaces the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; Amends the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Ardmore Municipal Airport to within 1.4 (increased from 1.3) miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050° (previously 056°) radial extending from the 4.3-mile (increased from 4.2-mile) radius of airport to 7.4 (decreased from 8.4) miles southwest of airport; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and replaces the outdated term ‘‘Airport/Facility Directory’’ with ‘‘Chart Supplement’’; And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ardmore Municipal Airport by adding an extension within 1.5 miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050° radial extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 8.4 miles southwest of the airport; amending the northwest extension to within 1.1 miles each side of the 315° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7 (increased from 6.9) miles northwest of E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 59016 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 26, 2021 / Rules and Regulations the airport; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database; and removes the extension northwest of the Ardmore VORTAC as it is no longer required. These actions are the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Arbuckle NDB which provided guidance to instrument procedures at these airports. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5.a. 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. Lists 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 part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:52 Oct 25, 2021 Jkt 256001 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] bearing from the Ardmore Municipal Airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles northwest of the airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport. 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 18, 2021. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P * * ■ * * [FR Doc. 2021–23008 Filed 10–25–21; 8:45 am] * ASW OK D Ardmore, OK [Amended] Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK (Lat. 34°18′14″ N, long. 97°01′14″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,300 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. AGENCY: * * * * * ASW OK E4 Ardmore, OK [Amended] Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK (Lat. 34°18′14″ N, long. 97°01′14″ W) Ardmore VORTAC (Lat. 34°12′42″ N, long. 97°10′06″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.4 miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050° radial extending from the 4.3-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport to 7.4 miles southwest of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 315° bearing from Ardmore Municipal Airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius of the airport to 5.3 miles northwest of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASW OK E5 Ardmore, OK [Amended] Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK (Lat. 34°18′14″ N, long. 97°01′14″ W) Ardmore VORTAC (Lat. 34°12′42″ N, long. 97°10′06″ W) Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, OK (Lat. 34°08′49″ N, long. 97°07′22″ W) That airspace extending upward from the 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport, and within 1.5 miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050° radial extending from the 6.8mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 8.4 miles southwest of the airport, and within 1.1 miles each side of the 315° PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0634; Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–19] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Fort Leonard Wood, MO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace at WaynesvilleSt. Robert Regional Airport Forney Field, Fort Leonard Wood, MO. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Maples very high frequency (VHF) omnidirectional range (VOR) as part of the VOR Minimal Operational Network (MON) Program. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 27, 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F at NARA, email: fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 204 (Tuesday, October 26, 2021)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-23008]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0674; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASW-14]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment Class D and Class E Airspace; Ardmore, OK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the Class D and Class E airspace at 
Ardmore, OK. This action is the result of an airspace review due to the 
decommissioning of the Arbuckle non-directional beacon (NDB). The 
geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide 
with the FAA's aeronautical database.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 27, 2022. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA JO Order 7400.11 
and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. FAA JO Order 7400.11 is also available for inspection at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F at NARA, email: 
[email protected] or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 
Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222-5711.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    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 the Class D airspace, the Class E airspace area designated 
as an extension to Class D airspace, and the Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ardmore Municipal Airport, 
Ardmore, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, Ardmore, OK, 
to support instrument flight rule operations at these airports.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register (86 FR 48088; August 27, 2021) for Docket No. FAA-2021-0674 to 
amend the Class D and Class E airspace at Ardmore, OK. 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 D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, 
dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
FAA JO Order 7400.11.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class 
A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71:
    Amends the Class D airspace to within a 4.3-mile (increased from a 
4.2-mile) radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport, Ardmore, OK; updates the 
geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's 
aeronautical database; and replaces the outdated term ``Airport/
Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement'';
    Amends the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to 
Class D airspace at Ardmore Municipal Airport to within 1.4 (increased 
from 1.3) miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050[deg] (previously 
056[deg]) radial extending from the 4.3-mile (increased from 4.2-mile) 
radius of airport to 7.4 (decreased from 8.4) miles southwest of 
airport; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide 
with the FAA's aeronautical database; and replaces the outdated term 
``Airport/Facility Directory'' with ``Chart Supplement'';
    And amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Ardmore Municipal Airport by adding an extension 
within 1.5 miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050[deg] radial 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 8.4 miles 
southwest of the airport; amending the northwest extension to within 
1.1 miles each side of the 315[deg] bearing from the airport extending 
from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7 (increased from 6.9) miles 
northwest of

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the airport; updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to 
coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database; and removes the 
extension northwest of the Ardmore VORTAC as it is no longer required.
    These actions are the result of airspace reviews caused by the 
decommissioning of the Arbuckle NDB which provided guidance to 
instrument procedures at these airports. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on 
September 15.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    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, is 
non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative 
comments. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the 
criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 5-6.5.a. 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.

Lists 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

0
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

0
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

ASW OK D Ardmore, OK [Amended]

Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]18'14'' N, long. 97[deg]01'14'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,300 feet MSL within a 4.3-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal 
Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective dates and times will thereafter be continuously published 
in the Chart Supplement.

6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D 
or Class E Surface Area.

* * * * *

ASW OK E4 Ardmore, OK [Amended]

Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]18'14'' N, long. 97[deg]01'14'' W)
Ardmore VORTAC
    (Lat. 34[deg]12'42'' N, long. 97[deg]10'06'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.4 miles 
each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050[deg] radial extending from the 
4.3-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport to 7.4 miles southwest 
of the airport, and within 1 mile each side of the 315[deg] bearing 
from Ardmore Municipal Airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius of 
the airport to 5.3 miles northwest of the airport. This Class E 
airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective dates 
and times will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart 
Supplement.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

ASW OK E5 Ardmore, OK [Amended]

Ardmore Municipal Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]18'14'' N, long. 97[deg]01'14'' W)
Ardmore VORTAC
    (Lat. 34[deg]12'42'' N, long. 97[deg]10'06'' W)
Ardmore Downtown Executive Airport, OK
    (Lat. 34[deg]08'49'' N, long. 97[deg]07'22'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the 700 feet above the 
surface within a 6.8-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport, and 
within 1.5 miles each side of the Ardmore VORTAC 050[deg] radial 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius of Ardmore Municipal Airport 
extending from the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 8.4 miles 
southwest of the airport, and within 1.1 miles each side of the 
315[deg] bearing from the Ardmore Municipal Airport extending from 
the 6.8-mile radius of the airport to 7 miles northwest of the 
airport, and within a 6.5-mile radius of Ardmore Downtown Executive 
Airport.

    Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 18, 2021.
Martin A. Skinner,
Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2021-23008 Filed 10-25-21; 8:45 am]
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