Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Barter Island, AK, 35225-35226 [E6-9589]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–23714; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–07] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Barter Island, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Barter Island, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed and one SIAP is being amended for the Barter Island Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in amending Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Barter Island, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 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–2006–23714/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–07, 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: 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–2006–23714/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–07.’’ 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. Comments Invited Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking’s (NPRM’s) 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. Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to the Code of Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:57 Jun 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 35225 Regulations (14 CFR part 71), which would revise Class E airspace at Barter Island, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to revise Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Barter Island, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has developed two new SIAPs, and amended one SIAP for the Barter Island Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) RWY 07, Original and (2) RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Original. The amended approach is the Non Directional Beacon (NDB) RWY 07, Amendment 1. This action would revise Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface near the Barter Island Airport. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at the Barter Island 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. 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, E:\FR\FM\19JNP1.SGM 19JNP1 35226 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 117 / Monday, June 19, 2006 / Proposed Rules 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 Barter Island 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. § 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. * * * wwhite on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS AAL AK E5 * * Barter Island, AK [Revised] Barter Island Airport, AK (Lat. 70°08′02″ N., long. 143°34′55″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.7-mile radius of the Barter Island Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 83-mile radius of Barter Island Airport, excluding that airspace east of 141° West Longitude. * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 * * 18:57 Jun 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 Issued in Anchorage, AK, on June 8, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Director, Flight Service Information Office (AK). [FR Doc. E6–9589 Filed 6–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 260 [Docket No. RM06–18–000] Revision of Regulations To Require Reporting of Damage to Natural Gas Pipeline Facilities Issued June 9, 2006. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to amend its regulations requiring the reporting of natural gas pipeline service interruptions to add a requirement that jurisdictional natural gas pipelines report damage to pipeline facilities that results in loss of or reduction in service through such facilities, and when service through such facilities has been restored. The Commission also proposes to amend its regulations to eliminate references to reporting by telegraph and to require reporting by e-mail or, as currently provided, by facsimile. The Commission further proposes to amend its regulations to change, from 20 to 30 days, the time by which a company must file with the Commission a copy of any incident report required by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Commission invites public comments on these proposed revisions, which the Commission has determined are needed to ensure timely identification of damage to the nation’s natural gas infrastructure as the result of hurricanes or other causes. DATES: Comments are due July 19, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments may be filed electronically via the eFiling link on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov. The Commission encourages electronic filing. Commenters unable to file comments electronically must send an original and 14 copies of their comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Refer to the Comment Procedures section of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the preamble for additional information on how to file comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Berne Mosley, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. berne.mosley@ferc.gov. (202) 502– 8625. Howard Wheeler, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. howard.wheeler@ferc.gov. (202) 502– 8688. William Blome, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. william.blome@ferc.gov. (202) 502– 8462. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Introduction 1. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to amend section 260.9 of its regulations.1 Currently, section 260.9 requires that a natural gas company submit a report only when it experiences a serious service interruption involving facilities operated under certificate authority granted by the Commission under the Natural Gas Act (Act).2 However, in situations where natural gas pipeline facilities are damaged, service interruptions can sometimes be avoided by rerouting gas supplies through other facilities or by means of other delivery arrangements. In these situations, section 260.9 does not presently require that companies report the damage to their pipeline facilities. 2. Even when arrangements can be made to avoid service interruptions as the result of damage to specific pipeline facilities, such damage can nevertheless place a strain on the nation’s natural gas infrastructure. Widespread, severe damage can seriously threaten the stability of the infrastructure. The damage done by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast area in late summer 2005 was widespread and severe. Offshore energy production was shut-in; pipelines, power lines, and other means of energy transportation were seriously damaged; and other important parts of the energy infrastructure system, such as natural gas processing plants, were closed. Hurricane recovery efforts are still ongoing.3 1 18 CFR 260.9 (2005). U.S.C. 717–717z (2006). 3 As of May 3, 2006, shut-in gas production in the Gulf of Mexico from the two hurricanes was 2 15 E:\FR\FM\19JNP1.SGM 19JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 117 (Monday, June 19, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-23714; Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-07]


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Barter Island, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Barter 
Island, AK. Two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are 
being developed and one SIAP is being amended for the Barter Island 
Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in amending Class E 
airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at 
Barter Island, AK.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 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-2006-23714/Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-07, 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-2006-23714/
Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-07.'' 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 Rulemaking's (NPRM's)

    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 revise Class E airspace at 
Barter Island, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to revise 
Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface to 
contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Barter Island, AK.
    The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance 
Branch has developed two new SIAPs, and amended one SIAP for the Barter 
Island Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global 
Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) RWY 07, Original and (2) RNAV (GPS) 
RWY 25, Original. The amended approach is the Non Directional Beacon 
(NDB) RWY 07, Amendment 1. This action would revise Class E controlled 
airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface 
near the Barter Island Airport. The proposed airspace is sufficient in 
size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at the Barter 
Island 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.
    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,

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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 Barter Island 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.

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AAL AK E5 Barter Island, AK [Revised]

Barter Island Airport, AK
    (Lat. 70[deg]08[min]02[sec] N., long. 143[deg]34[min]55[sec] W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4.7-mile radius of the Barter Island Airport; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 
83-mile radius of Barter Island Airport, excluding that airspace 
east of 141[deg] West Longitude.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on June 8, 2006.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Director, Flight Service Information Office (AK).
[FR Doc. E6-9589 Filed 6-16-06; 8:45 am]
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