Revision of Class E Airspace; Cordova, AK, 53921-53922 [05-18154]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 53921 The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 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 subsequently in the Order. The Proposed Rulemaking document included an error incorrectly listing the airport coordinates. This Final Rule also corrects the airport coordinates. executing instrument procedures for the Prospect Creek Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2005–21447; Airspace Docket No. 05–AAL–17] The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at Prospect Creek, Alaska. This Class E airspace is revised to accommodate aircraft executing SIAPs at the airport and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Prospect Creek Airport, Prospect Creek, Alaska. 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. 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 a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle 1, 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 1, Section 40103, Sovereignty and use of airspace. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to ensure the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:30 Sep 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. [Amended] 2. 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: * * * * * I Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * AAL AK E5 * * Prospect Creek, AK [Revised] Prospect Creek Airport, AK (Lat. 66°48′51″ N., long. 150°38′37″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the Prospect Creek Airport, and that airspace extending 4 miles either side of the 279° bearing from the Prospect Creek Airport from the 4.2 mile radius to 8 miles west of the airport. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 1, 2005. Joseph Rollins, Acting Director, Alaska Flight Services Area Office. [FR Doc. 05–18153 Filed 9–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14 CFR Part 71 Revision of Class E Airspace; Cordova, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I § 71.1 Federal Aviation Administration SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Cordova, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing new and revised Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This rule results in a revised Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Cordova, AK. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Final rule is effective September 13, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL–538G, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; telephone number (907) 271–5898; fax: (907) 271–2850; e-mail: gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On Friday, June 24, 2005, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise the Class E surface area and the Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Cordova, AK (70 FR 36540). The action was proposed in order to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing SIAPs at the Cordova Airport. Revised Class E controlled airspace extending upward from the surface, and from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface in the Cordova Airport area is established by this action. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No public comments have been received; thus the rule is adopted as proposed. The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1 53922 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 13, 2005 / Rules and Regulations and Reporting Points, 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 subsequently in the Order. The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at Cordova, Alaska. This Class E airspace is revised to accommodate aircraft executing SIAPs at the airport and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Cordova Airport, Cordova, Alaska. 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. 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 will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle 1, 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 1, Section 40103, Sovereignty and use of airspace. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to ensure the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures for the Cordova Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). VerDate Aug<18>2005 15:30 Sep 12, 2005 Jkt 205001 Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: I 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 airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 30-mile radius of the airport and within 6 miles each side of the 115° bearing from the Glacier River NDB extending from the 30-mile radius to 45 miles east of the airport, excluding that airspace within Control Area 1487L. and more than 12 miles from the shoreline. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 1, 2005. Joseph Rollins, Acting Director, Alaska Flight Services Area Office. [FR Doc. 05–18154 Filed 9–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P [Amended] 2. 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: * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF STATE Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace Designated as Surface Areas. AGENCY: I * * * * * * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Cordova, AK [Revised] Cordova, Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport, AK (Lat. 60°29′31″ N., long. 145°28′40″ W.) Glacier River NDB (Lat. 60°29′56″ N., long. 145°28′28″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.6-mile radius of the Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 222° bearing from the Glacier River NDB extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 20 miles southwest of the airport; and that PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RIN 1400–AC11 [Public Notice: 5186] New Passport Amendment Policy ACTION: AAL AK E2 Cordova, AK [Revised] Cordova, Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport, AK (Lat. 60°29′31″ N., Long. 145°28′40″ W.) Glacier River Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) (Lat. 60°29′56″ N., Long. 145°28′28″ W.) Within a 4.1–mile radius of the Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport and within 2 miles each side of the 115° bearing from the Glacier River NDB extending from the 4.1–mile radius to 6 miles southeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 124° bearing from the Glacier River NDB extending from the 4.1–mile radius to 10.4 miles southeast of the airport, and within 3.2 miles northwest and 2.1 miles southeast of the 222° bearing from the Glacier River NDB extending from the 4.1–mile radius to 10 miles southwest of the airport, excluding that airspace north of a line from Lat. 60°31′03″ N., Long. 145°20′59″ W. to Lat. 60°32′45″ N., Long. 145°33′43″ W. * 22 CFR Part 51 Department of State. Final rule. SUMMARY: This rule amends the passport regulations to abolish the U.S. passport amendment process, except for the convenience of the U.S. Government, and broadens the reasons for issuing a replacement passport at no additional cost to the applicant. The rule also adds unpaid fees as a ground for invalidating a passport. DATES: This rule will become effective on September 26, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Palmer-Royston, Office of Passport Policy, Planning and Advisory Services, Bureau of Consular Affairs, telephone 202–663–2662. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Analysis of Comments The proposed rule was published on February 18, 2005. Comments were accepted from the public for 45 days. We received only 2 comments in response to the portion of the proposed rule that we are now publishing in final. Neither comment objected to the proposed change in the amendment process. Rather, both comments asked for greater detail as to how the new procedures will work. The process is discussed below. The comments are available for review at http:// www.travel.state.gov, under the passport section, or at the State Department reading room. Rule Change This rule was originally published in the Federal Register on February 18, E:\FR\FM\13SER1.SGM 13SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 13, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 53921-53922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18154]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2005-21447; Airspace Docket No. 05-AAL-17]


Revision of Class E Airspace; Cordova, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Cordova, AK to provide 
adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing new and 
revised Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This rule 
results in a revised Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward 
from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Cordova, AK.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This Final rule is effective September 13, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL-538G, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; 
telephone number (907) 271-5898; fax: (907) 271-2850; e-mail: 
gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On Friday, June 24, 2005, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise the Class E 
surface area and the Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. 
above the surface at Cordova, AK (70 FR 36540). The action was proposed 
in order to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain 
aircraft while executing SIAPs at the Cordova Airport. Revised Class E 
controlled airspace extending upward from the surface, and from 700 ft. 
and 1,200 ft. above the surface in the Cordova Airport area is 
established by this action. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written 
comments on the proposal to the FAA. No public comments have been 
received; thus the rule is adopted as proposed.
    The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot 
reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North 
American Datum 83. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1200 
ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 
7400.9M, Airspace Designations

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and Reporting Points, 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 
subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at 
Cordova, Alaska. This Class E airspace is revised to accommodate 
aircraft executing SIAPs at the airport and will be depicted on 
aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this 
rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight 
Rule (IFR) operations at Cordova Airport, Cordova, Alaska.
    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. 
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 will not have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle 1, 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 1, Section 40103, Sovereignty and use of 
airspace. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing 
regulations to ensure the safe and efficient use of the navigable 
airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because 
it creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft 
executing instrument procedures for the Cordova Airport and represents 
the FAA's continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable 
airspace.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND 
CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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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.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. 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 6002 Class E airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AAL AK E2 Cordova, AK [Revised]

Cordova, Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport, AK
    (Lat. 60[deg]29'31'' N., Long. 145[deg]28'40'' W.)
Glacier River Non-Directional Beacon (NDB)
    (Lat. 60[deg]29'56'' N., Long. 145[deg]28'28'' W.)

    Within a 4.1-mile radius of the Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport 
and within 2 miles each side of the 115[deg] bearing from the 
Glacier River NDB extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 6 miles 
southeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 
124[deg] bearing from the Glacier River NDB extending from the 4.1-
mile radius to 10.4 miles southeast of the airport, and within 3.2 
miles northwest and 2.1 miles southeast of the 222[deg] bearing from 
the Glacier River NDB extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 10 miles 
southwest of the airport, excluding that airspace north of a line 
from Lat. 60[deg]31'03'' N., Long. 145[deg]20'59'' W. to Lat. 
60[deg]32'45'' N., Long. 145[deg]33'43'' W.
* * * * *

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

* * * * *

AAL AK E5 Cordova, AK [Revised]

Cordova, Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport, AK
    (Lat. 60[deg]29'31'' N., long. 145[deg]28'40'' W.)
Glacier River NDB
    (Lat. 60[deg]29'56'' N., long. 145[deg]28'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.6-mile radius of the Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith Airport, 
and within 4 miles each side of the 222[deg] bearing from the 
Glacier River NDB extending from the 6.6-mile radius to 20 miles 
southwest of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 
1,200 feet above the surface within a 30-mile radius of the airport 
and within 6 miles each side of the 115[deg] bearing from the 
Glacier River NDB extending from the 30-mile radius to 45 miles east 
of the airport, excluding that airspace within Control Area 1487L. 
and more than 12 miles from the shoreline.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 1, 2005.
Joseph Rollins,
Acting Director, Alaska Flight Services Area Office.
[FR Doc. 05-18154 Filed 9-12-05; 8:45 am]
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