Modification of Offshore Airspace Area: Control 1487L; Alaska, 32825-32826 [E6-8848]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Class E5 airspace area at Nicholasville, KY, incorporated by reference at § 71.1, 14 CFR 71.1, and published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2000, (65 FR 17133), is corrected by making the following correcting amendment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). Adoption of the Amendment DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22024; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–08] RIN–2120–AA66 Modification of Offshore Airspace Area: Control 1487L; Alaska 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 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 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 [Corrected] 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 16, 2005, is amended as follows: I Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * ASO KY E5 * History * Nicholasville, KY [Corrected] Lucas Field Airport, KY (Lat. 37°52′17″N, long. 84°36′38″W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5 - radius of Lucas Field Airport; excluding that airspace within the Lexington, KY, Class E airspace area. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on May 31, 2006. Mark D. Ward, Acting Area Director, Air Traffic Division, Southern Region. [FR Doc. 06–5186 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES SUMMARY: This action modifies Control 1487L offshore airspace area in the vicinity of the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK; Merle K. Mudhole Smith Airport, Cordova, AK; and Middleton Island Airport, Middleton Island, AK, by lowering the affected airspace floors associated within Control 1487L. The FAA is taking this action to provide additional controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Merle K. Mudhole Smith Airport, and Middleton Island Airport. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 6, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify the Control 1487L offshore airspace area in Alaska (71 FR 17389). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. Offshore Airspace Areas are published in paragraph 6007 of FAA Order 7400.9N dated September 1, 2005 and effective September 15, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Offshore Airspace Areas listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Control 1487L offshore airspace area, AK, by lowering the floor from 5,500 feet mean sea level (MSL) to as low as 700 feet MSL in the vicinity VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:09 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 32825 of the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Merle K. Mudhole Smith Airport and Middleton Island Airport. This action will provide offshore airspace in the vicinity of Merle K. Mudhole Smith Airport, AK, by lowering the offshore airspace floor from 5,500 feet MSL to 1,200 feet MSL. Additionally, this action will re-designate the existing Class E airspace at Anchorage, AK, by extending Control 1487L airspace area westward to the 12-mile shoreline limit within the 149.5-mile radius associated with Anchorage, AK, Class E airspace, and clarify offshore airspace descriptions within already established domestic Class E airspace at Anchorage and Cordova. This action will provide additional controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing IFR operations at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez, Merle K. Mudhole Smith, and Middleton Island Airports, and will correctly designate the existing Class E airspace for Anchorage and Cordova, AK. 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 Department of Transportation (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 proposed 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. ICAO Considerations As part of this rule relates to navigable airspace outside the United States, the notice of this action is submitted in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) International Standards and Recommended Practices. The application of International Standards and Recommended Practices by the FAA, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Airspace & Rules, in areas outside the United States domestic airspace, is governed by the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Specifically, the FAA is governed by Article 12 and Annex 11, which pertain to the establishment of necessary air navigational facilities and services to promote the safe, orderly, E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1 32826 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 7, 2006 / Rules and Regulations and expeditious flow of civil air traffic. The purpose of Article 12 and Annex 11 is to ensure that civil aircraft operations on international air routes are performed under uniform conditions. The International Standards and Recommended Practices in Annex 11 apply to airspace under the jurisdiction of a contracting state, derived from ICAO. Annex 11 provisions apply when air traffic services are provided and a contracting state accepts the responsibility of providing air traffic services over high seas or in airspace of undetermined sovereignty. A contracting state accepting this responsibility may apply the International Standards and Recommended Practices that are consistent with standards and practices utilized in its domestic jurisdiction. In accordance with Article 3 of the Convention, state-owned aircraft are exempt from the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 11. The United States is a contracting state to the Convention. Article 3(d) of the Convention provides that participating state aircraft will be operated in international airspace with due regard for the safety of civil aircraft. Since this action involves, in part, the designation of navigable airspace outside the United States, the Administrator is consulting with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 10854. Control 1487L [Amended] That airspace extending upward from 8,000 feet MSL within 149.5 miles of the Anchorage VOR/DME clockwise from the 090° radial to the 185° radial of the Anchorage VOR/DME; and that airspace extending upward from 5,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58°19′58″ N., long. 148°55′07″ W.; to lat. 59°08′35″ N., long. 147°16′04″ W.; thence counterclockwise via the arc of a 149.5-mile radius centered on the Anchorage VOR/DME to the intersection of the 149.5-mile radius arc and a point 12 miles from and parallel to the U.S. coastline; thence southeast 12 miles from and parallel to the U.S. coastline to a point 12 miles offshore on the Vancouver FIR boundary; to lat. 54°32′57″ N., long. 133°11′29″ W.; to lat. 54°00′00″ N., long. 136°00′00″ W.; to lat. 52°43′00″ N., long. 135°00′00″ W.; to lat. 56°45′42″ N., long. 151°45′00″ W.; to the point of beginning; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 59°33′25″ N., long. 141°03′22″ W.; thence southeast 12 miles from and parallel to the U.S. coastline to lat. 58°56′18″ N., long. 138°45′19″ W.; to lat. 58°40′00″ N., long. 139°30′00″ W.; to lat. 59°00′00″ N., long. 141°10′00″ W.; to the point of beginning, and that airspace within 85 miles of the Biorka Island VORTAC, and that airspace within 42 miles of the Middleton Island VOR/DME, and that airspace within 30 miles of the Glacier River NDB; and that airspace extending upward from 700 feet MSL within 14 miles of the Biorka Island VORTAC and within 4 miles west and 8 miles east of the Biorka Island VORTAC 209° radial extending to 16 miles southwest of the VORTAC. The portion within Canada is excluded. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 * Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Issued in Washington, DC on May 31, 2006. Edith V. Parish, Manager, Airspace and Rules. [FR Doc. E6–8848 Filed 6–6–06; 8:45 am] The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I * * * * BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION I 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: [Docket No. FAA–2006–23708; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–1] Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. RIN–2120–AA66 § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, is amended as follows: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES I Paragraph 6007 Offshore airspace areas. * * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 * 19:09 Jun 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Modification of Control 1234L Offshore Airspace Area; AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action amends Control 1234L offshore airspace area in Alaska. Specifically, this action modifies Control 1234L in the immediate vicinity of the Saint Paul Island Airport, AK, by PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 lowering the airspace floor from 2,000 feet above ground level (AGL) to 700 AGL. Additionally, outside the vicinity of the airport this action lowers the airspace floor from 2,000 AGL to 1,200 feet AGL within a 73-mile radius of the St. Paul Island Airport. The FAA is taking this action to provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the St. Paul Island Airport. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 3, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On April 13, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to modify the Control 1234L offshore airspace area in Alaska (71 FR 19148). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. Offshore Airspace Areas are published in paragraph 6007 of FAA Order 7400.9N dated September 1, 2005 and effective September 15, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Offshore Airspace Areas listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Control 1234L Offshore Airspace Area, AK by lowering the floor to 700 feet AGL in the vicinity of the St. Paul Island Airport, AK, and 1,200 feet AGL within a 73-mile radius of the airport. The action is to establish controlled airspace to support IFR operations at the St. Paul Island Airport, Alaska. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch developed new instrument approach procedures for the St. Paul Island Airport. New controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet AGL and 1,200 feet AGL in international airspace is created by this action. 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’’ E:\FR\FM\07JNR1.SGM 07JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 7, 2006)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32825-32826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8848]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22024; Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-08]
RIN-2120-AA66


Modification of Offshore Airspace Area: Control 1487L; Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Control 1487L offshore airspace area in 
the vicinity of the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK; Merle K. 
Mudhole Smith Airport, Cordova, AK; and Middleton Island Airport, 
Middleton Island, AK, by lowering the affected airspace floors 
associated within Control 1487L. The FAA is taking this action to 
provide additional controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft 
executing instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the Sitka Rocky 
Gutierrez Airport, Merle K. Mudhole Smith Airport, and Middleton Island 
Airport.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 3, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules, 
Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On April 6, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to modify the Control 1487L offshore 
airspace area in Alaska (71 FR 17389). Interested parties were invited 
to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments 
on the proposal. No comments were received.
    Offshore Airspace Areas are published in paragraph 6007 of FAA 
Order 7400.9N dated September 1, 2005 and effective September 15, 2005, 
which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Offshore 
Airspace Areas listed in this document will be published subsequently 
in the Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying Control 1487L offshore airspace area, AK, by 
lowering the floor from 5,500 feet mean sea level (MSL) to as low as 
700 feet MSL in the vicinity of the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, 
Merle K. Mudhole Smith Airport and Middleton Island Airport. This 
action will provide offshore airspace in the vicinity of Merle K. 
Mudhole Smith Airport, AK, by lowering the offshore airspace floor from 
5,500 feet MSL to 1,200 feet MSL. Additionally, this action will re-
designate the existing Class E airspace at Anchorage, AK, by extending 
Control 1487L airspace area westward to the 12-mile shoreline limit 
within the 149.5-mile radius associated with Anchorage, AK, Class E 
airspace, and clarify offshore airspace descriptions within already 
established domestic Class E airspace at Anchorage and Cordova. This 
action will provide additional controlled airspace for the safety of 
aircraft executing IFR operations at the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez, Merle 
K. Mudhole Smith, and Middleton Island Airports, and will correctly 
designate the existing Class E airspace for Anchorage and Cordova, AK.
    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 Department of Transportation (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 
proposed 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.

ICAO Considerations

    As part of this rule relates to navigable airspace outside the 
United States, the notice of this action is submitted in accordance 
with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) International 
Standards and Recommended Practices.
    The application of International Standards and Recommended 
Practices by the FAA, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, 
Airspace & Rules, in areas outside the United States domestic airspace, 
is governed by the Convention on International Civil Aviation. 
Specifically, the FAA is governed by Article 12 and Annex 11, which 
pertain to the establishment of necessary air navigational facilities 
and services to promote the safe, orderly,

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and expeditious flow of civil air traffic. The purpose of Article 12 
and Annex 11 is to ensure that civil aircraft operations on 
international air routes are performed under uniform conditions.
    The International Standards and Recommended Practices in Annex 11 
apply to airspace under the jurisdiction of a contracting state, 
derived from ICAO. Annex 11 provisions apply when air traffic services 
are provided and a contracting state accepts the responsibility of 
providing air traffic services over high seas or in airspace of 
undetermined sovereignty. A contracting state accepting this 
responsibility may apply the International Standards and Recommended 
Practices that are consistent with standards and practices utilized in 
its domestic jurisdiction.
    In accordance with Article 3 of the Convention, state-owned 
aircraft are exempt from the Standards and Recommended Practices of 
Annex 11. The United States is a contracting state to the Convention. 
Article 3(d) of the Convention provides that participating state 
aircraft will be operated in international airspace with due regard for 
the safety of civil aircraft. Since this action involves, in part, the 
designation of navigable airspace outside the United States, the 
Administrator is consulting with the Secretary of State and the 
Secretary of Defense in accordance with the provisions of Executive 
Order 10854.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

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, B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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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, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 
7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 
2005, and effective September 15, 2005, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6007 Offshore airspace areas.

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Control 1487L [Amended]

    That airspace extending upward from 8,000 feet MSL within 149.5 
miles of the Anchorage VOR/DME clockwise from the 090[deg] radial to 
the 185[deg] radial of the Anchorage VOR/DME; and that airspace 
extending upward from 5,500 feet MSL within the area bounded by a 
line beginning at lat. 58[deg]19'58'' N., long. 148[deg]55'07'' W.; 
to lat. 59[deg]08'35'' N., long. 147[deg]16'04'' W.; thence 
counterclockwise via the arc of a 149.5-mile radius centered on the 
Anchorage VOR/DME to the intersection of the 149.5-mile radius arc 
and a point 12 miles from and parallel to the U.S. coastline; thence 
southeast 12 miles from and parallel to the U.S. coastline to a 
point 12 miles offshore on the Vancouver FIR boundary; to lat. 
54[deg]32'57'' N., long. 133[deg]11'29'' W.; to lat. 54[deg]00'00'' 
N., long. 136[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 52[deg]43'00'' N., long. 
135[deg]00'00'' W.; to lat. 56[deg]45'42'' N., long. 151[deg]45'00'' 
W.; to the point of beginning; and that airspace extending upward 
from 1,200 feet MSL within the area bounded by a line beginning at 
lat. 59[deg]33'25'' N., long. 141[deg]03'22'' W.; thence southeast 
12 miles from and parallel to the U.S. coastline to lat. 
58[deg]56'18'' N., long. 138[deg]45'19'' W.; to lat. 58[deg]40'00'' 
N., long. 139[deg]30'00'' W.; to lat. 59[deg]00'00'' N., long. 
141[deg]10'00'' W.; to the point of beginning, and that airspace 
within 85 miles of the Biorka Island VORTAC, and that airspace 
within 42 miles of the Middleton Island VOR/DME, and that airspace 
within 30 miles of the Glacier River NDB; and that airspace 
extending upward from 700 feet MSL within 14 miles of the Biorka 
Island VORTAC and within 4 miles west and 8 miles east of the Biorka 
Island VORTAC 209[deg] radial extending to 16 miles southwest of the 
VORTAC. The portion within Canada is excluded.
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    Issued in Washington, DC on May 31, 2006.
Edith V. Parish,
Manager, Airspace and Rules.
 [FR Doc. E6-8848 Filed 6-6-06; 8:45 am]
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