Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Saint (St.) Mary's, AK, 40447-40448 [E6-11158]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Proposed Rules § 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 Mountain Village, AK [Revised] Mountain Village Airport, AK (Lat. 62°05′41″ N., long. 163°40′58″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Mountain Village Airport. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on July 5, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Director, Flight Service Information Office (AK). [FR Doc. E6–11157 Filed 7–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25184; Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL–22] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Saint (St.) Mary’s, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at St. Mary’s, AK. Three Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being amended and one SIAP is being developed for the St. Mary’s Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from the surface and 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at St. Mary’s Airport, St. Mary’s, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 31, 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–2006–25184/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–22, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 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–2006–25184/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–22.’’ 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. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 40447 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 the Class E airspace at St. Mary’s Airport, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to revise Class E airspace upward from the surface and 700 ft. above the surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at St. Mary’s Airport, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has amended three SIAPs and developed one new SIAP for the St. Mary’s Airport. The amended approaches are (1) the Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) Runway (RWY) 17, Amendment (Amdt) 1; (2) Localizer (LOC)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) RWY 17, Amdt 3 and (3) Direction Finding (DF) RWY 06, Amdt 1. The DF is unpublished but is used in emergency situations by Flight Service Station personnel to aid lost pilots. The new approach is the RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Original. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from the surface and 700 ft. above the surface within the St. Mary’s Airport area would be revised by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing the instrument procedures at the St. Mary’s 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 E:\FR\FM\17JYP1.SGM 17JYP1 40448 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 136 / Monday, July 17, 2006 / Proposed Rules 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, 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 St. Mary’s Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS1 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 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. * * * AAL AK E2 * * St. Mary’s, AK [Revised] St. Mary’s Airport, AK (Lat. 62°03′38″ N., long. 163°18′08″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the St. Mary’s Airport and that airspace 4 miles east and 4 miles west of the 180°(M)/195° (T) bearing from the St. Mary’s Airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 10 miles. This Class E airspace is effective during the specific times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory. AAL AK E5 St. Mary’s, AK [Revised] St. Mary’s Airport, AK (Lat. 62°03′38″ N., long. 163°18′08″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 8.7-mile radius of the St. Mary’s Airport and that airspace 4 miles east and 8 miles west of the 180((M)/195° (T) bearing from the St. Mary’s Airport extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 16 miles. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on July 5, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Director, Flight Service Information Office (AK). [FR Doc. E6–11158 Filed 7–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P The Proposed Amendment 16:34 Jul 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25182; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–21] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Village of Iliamna, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Iliamna, AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended for the Iliamna Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Iliamna Airport, Village of Iliamna, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 31, 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–2006–25182/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–21, 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 In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: VerDate Aug<31>2005 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\17JYP1.SGM 17JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 136 (Monday, July 17, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 40447-40448]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11158]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25184; Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-22]


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Saint (St.) Mary's, 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 St. Mary's, 
AK. Three Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being 
amended and one SIAP is being developed for the St. Mary's Airport. 
Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E 
airspace upward from the surface and 700 feet (ft.) above the surface 
at St. Mary's Airport, St. Mary's, AK.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before August 31, 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-2006-25184/Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-22, 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-2006-25184/
Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-22.'' 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 the Class E airspace 
at St. Mary's Airport, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to 
revise Class E airspace upward from the surface and 700 ft. above the 
surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at St. 
Mary's Airport, AK.
    The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance 
Branch has amended three SIAPs and developed one new SIAP for the St. 
Mary's Airport. The amended approaches are (1) the Area Navigation 
(Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) Runway (RWY) 17, Amendment 
(Amdt) 1; (2) Localizer (LOC)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) RWY 
17, Amdt 3 and (3) Direction Finding (DF) RWY 06, Amdt 1. The DF is 
unpublished but is used in emergency situations by Flight Service 
Station personnel to aid lost pilots. The new approach is the RNAV 
(GPS) RWY 35, Original. Class E controlled airspace extending upward 
from the surface and 700 ft. above the surface within the St. Mary's 
Airport area would be revised by this action. The proposed airspace is 
sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing the instrument 
procedures at the St. Mary's 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

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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, 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 St. Mary's 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 E2 St. Mary's, AK [Revised]

St. Mary's Airport, AK
    (Lat. 62[deg]03'38'' N., long. 163[deg]18'08'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 6.7-
mile radius of the St. Mary's Airport and that airspace 4 miles east 
and 4 miles west of the 180[deg](M)/195[deg] (T) bearing from the 
St. Mary's Airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 10 miles. 
This Class E airspace is effective during the specific times 
established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and 
time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/
Facility Directory.

AAL AK E5 St. Mary's, AK [Revised]

St. Mary's Airport, AK
    (Lat. 62[deg]03'38'' N., long. 163[deg]18'08'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 8.7-mile radius of the St. Mary's Airport and that airspace 
4 miles east and 8 miles west of the 180((M)/195[deg] (T) bearing 
from the St. Mary's Airport extending from the 8.7-mile radius to 16 
miles.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on July 5, 2006.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Director, Flight Service Information Office (AK).
[FR Doc. E6-11158 Filed 7-14-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P