Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK, 7890-7891 [E6-2186]

Download as PDF 7890 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2006 / Proposed Rules radius of the Togiak Airport, and within 4 miles west and 8 miles east of the 218° bearing of the Togiak NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 20 miles southwest of the Togiak NDB, and within 4 miles west and 8 miles east of the 019° bearing of the Togiak NDB extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 16 miles northeast of the Togiak NDB. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on February 7, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Manager, Safety, Area Flight Service Operations. [FR Doc. E6–2182 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] Comments Invited BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–23712; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–05] Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at UgnuKuparuk, AK. Five Special Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being revised, and three Special SIAPs are being produced for the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2006–23712/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–05, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647–5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Manager, Safety, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Feb 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Alaska Flight Service Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, 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: Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2006–23712/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–05.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document’s Web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR Part 71), which would establish Class E airspace at Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to create Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at UgnuKuparuk, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has amended five Special SIAPs and created three new Special SIAPs for the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. The amended approaches are (1) Non-directional Beacon (NDB) Runway (RWY) 05, Amendment (Amdt) 2; (2) NDB RWY 23, Amdt 2; (3) NDB– Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) RWY 05, Amdt 2; (4) NDB–DME RWY 23, Amdt 2; and (5) Localizer (LOC)– DME Back-Course RWY 23, Amdt 2. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global Positioning System (RNAV (GPS)) RWY 05, Original; (2) RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Original; and (3) Instrument Landing System (ILS) RWY 05, Original. This action would create Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. above the surface near the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. The area would 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 foot transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 in FAA Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. E:\FR\FM\15FEP1.SGM 15FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 15, 2006 / Proposed Rules 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. 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 proposes to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, is to be amended as follows: * * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Kuparuk, AK [New] Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport, AK (Lat. 70°19′51″ N., long. 149°35′51″ W.) Pitsand NDB (Lat. 70°19′41″ N., long. 149°38′07″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport, and within 8 miles north and 4 miles south of the 078° bearing of the Pitsand NDB extending from the 7-mile radius to 16 miles east of the Pitsand NDB and within 8 miles north and 4 miles south of the 258° bearing of the Pitsand NDB extending from the 7-mile radius to 16 miles west of the Pitsand NDB. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on February 7, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Manager, Safety, Area Flight Service Operations. [FR Doc. E6–2186 Filed 2–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–23711; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–04] List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Middleton Island, AK AGENCY: The Proposed Amendment cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Feb 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Middleton Island, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being revised, and two SIAPs are being produced for the Middleton Island Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Middleton Island, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 3, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7891 System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2006–23711/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–04, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647–5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Manager, Safety, Alaska Flight Service Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, 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: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2006–23711/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–04.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments E:\FR\FM\15FEP1.SGM 15FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 15, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 7890-7891]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-2186]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-23712; Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-05]


Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Ugnu-
Kuparuk, AK. Five Special Standard Instrument Approach Procedures 
(SIAPs) are being revised, and three Special SIAPs are being produced 
for the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in 
establishment of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the 
surface at Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 3, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management 
System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket 
number FAA-2006-23712/Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-05, at the beginning 
of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at 
http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the 
proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in 
the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-647-5527) 
is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF 
Building at the above address.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours at the office of the Manager, Safety, Alaska Flight Service 
Operations, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 
14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, 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: 

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. 
Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in 
triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to 
acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with 
those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the 
following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA-2006-23712/
Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-05.'' The postcard will be date/time stamped 
and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified closing date 
for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date 
for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs)

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents 
can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov 
or the Superintendent of Document's Web page at http://
www.access.gpo.gov/nara.
    Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by 
submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of 
Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA-400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 267-8783. Communications must 
identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in 
being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the 
FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of 
Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution 
System, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to the Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR Part 71), which would establish Class E airspace at 
Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to create 
Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface to contain 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Ugnu-Kuparuk, AK.
    The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance 
Branch has amended five Special SIAPs and created three new Special 
SIAPs for the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. The amended approaches are (1) Non-
directional Beacon (NDB) Runway (RWY) 05, Amendment (Amdt) 2; (2) NDB 
RWY 23, Amdt 2; (3) NDB-Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) RWY 05, Amdt 
2; (4) NDB-DME RWY 23, Amdt 2; and (5) Localizer (LOC)-DME Back-Course 
RWY 23, Amdt 2. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global 
Positioning System (RNAV (GPS)) RWY 05, Original; (2) RNAV (GPS) RWY 
23, Original; and (3) Instrument Landing System (ILS) RWY 05, Original. 
This action would create Class E controlled airspace extending upward 
from 700 ft. above the surface near the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport. The 
proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing 
instrument procedures at the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport.
    The area would 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 
foot transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 in FAA Order 
7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 
2005, and effective September 15, 2005, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in 
this document would be published subsequently in the Order.

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    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.
    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 proposes to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain 
aircraft executing instrument procedures at Ugnu-Kuparuk 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).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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

    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]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 
2005, is to be amended as follows:
* * * * *

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

* * * * *

AAL AK E5 Kuparuk, AK [New]

Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport, AK
    (Lat. 70[deg]19'51'' N., long. 149[deg]35'51'' W.)
Pitsand NDB
    (Lat. 70[deg]19'41'' N., long. 149[deg]38'07'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7-mile radius of the Ugnu-Kuparuk Airport, and within 8 
miles north and 4 miles south of the 078[deg] bearing of the Pitsand 
NDB extending from the 7-mile radius to 16 miles east of the Pitsand 
NDB and within 8 miles north and 4 miles south of the 258[deg] 
bearing of the Pitsand NDB extending from the 7-mile radius to 16 
miles west of the Pitsand NDB.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on February 7, 2006.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Manager, Safety, Area Flight Service Operations.
[FR Doc. E6-2186 Filed 2-14-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P