Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kodiak, AK, 58761-58762 [E6-16494]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Proposed Rules 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 Tok Junction 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 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, is to be amended as follows: * * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS * * * * * AAL AK E5 Tok Junction, AK [Revised] Tok Junction Airport, AK (Lat. 63°19′46″ N., long. 142°57′13″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of the Tok Junction Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 above the surface within a 64.8-mile radius of the Tok Junction Airport, excluding that airspace east of 141°00′00″ W longitude. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 26, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office. [FR Doc. E6–16495 Filed 10–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25763; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–26] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kodiak, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kodiak, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch staff have noticed that a section of uncontrolled airspace north of Kodiak should be controlled airspace. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kodiak, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 20, 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–2006–25763/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–26, 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, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 58761 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–2006–25763/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–26.’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 58762 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Proposed Rules ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS 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 Kodiak, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to revise Class E airspace upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Kodiak, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has noticed that a section of uncontrolled airspace north of the Kodiak Airport should be controlled airspace. This action would revise Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface near the Kodiak Airport to correct this situation. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at the Kodiak 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 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 Kodiak 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 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, 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 Kodiak, AK [Revised] Kodiak Airport, AK (Lat. 57°45′00″ N., long. 152°29′38″ W.) Kodiak VORTAC (Lat. 57°46′30″ N., long. 152°20′23″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.8-mile radius of the Kodiak Airport, and within 5 miles south and 9 miles north of the 050°(M)/ PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 070°(T) radial of the Kodiak VORTAC extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 17 miles northeast of the Kodiak VORTAC and within 8 miles north and 4 miles south of the Kodiak Localizer front course extending from 6.8-mile radius to 20.3 miles east of the Kodiak airport and within 14 miles of the Kodiak VORTAC extending from the 338(M)/ 358°(T) radial clockwise to the 087°(M)/ 107°(T) radial; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within lat. 57°57′06″ N., long. 152°45′00″ W. to lat. 57°55′00″ N., long. 152°28′00″ W. to lat. 57°53′00″ N., long. 152°27′06″ W. to point of beginning and within 27 miles of the Kodiak VORTAC extending from the 003(M)/ 023°(T) radial clockwise to the 068°(M)/ 088°(T) radial and within 8 miles north and 5 miles south of the Kodiak Localizer front course extending from the Kodiak airport to 32 miles east of the Kodiak airport; and that airspace extending upward from 3,500 feet above the surface within 4 miles either side of the 352((M)°012°(T) radial of the Kodiak VORTAC to 40 miles north of the Kodiak VORTAC. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 26, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office. [FR Doc. E6–16494 Filed 10–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25825; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–27] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; St. Michael, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at St. Michael, AK. One amended Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being developed for the St. Michael Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revising Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at St. Michael, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 20, 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–2006–25825/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–27, at the beginning of your comments. You may E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 193 (Thursday, October 5, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 58761-58762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-16494]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25763; Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-26]


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Kodiak, 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 Kodiak, AK. 
The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch 
staff have noticed that a section of uncontrolled airspace north of 
Kodiak should be controlled airspace. Adoption of this proposal would 
result in revising Class E airspace upward from 1,200 ft. above the 
surface at Kodiak, AK.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 20, 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-2006-25763/Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-26, 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-2006-25763/
Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-26.'' 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

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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 
Kodiak, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to revise Class E 
airspace upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface to contain Instrument 
Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Kodiak, AK.
    The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance 
Branch has noticed that a section of uncontrolled airspace north of the 
Kodiak Airport should be controlled airspace. This action would revise 
Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 1,200 ft. above the 
surface near the Kodiak Airport to correct this situation. The proposed 
airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument 
procedures at the Kodiak 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 
7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 
2006, and effective September 15, 2006, 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 Kodiak 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 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 
2006, 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 Kodiak, AK [Revised]

Kodiak Airport, AK
    (Lat. 57[deg]45'00'' N., long. 152[deg]29'38'' W.)

Kodiak VORTAC
    (Lat. 57[deg]46'30'' N., long. 152[deg]20'23'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.8-mile radius of the Kodiak Airport, and within 5 miles 
south and 9 miles north of the 050[deg](M)/070[deg](T) radial of the 
Kodiak VORTAC extending from the 6.8-mile radius to 17 miles 
northeast of the Kodiak VORTAC and within 8 miles north and 4 miles 
south of the Kodiak Localizer front course extending from 6.8-mile 
radius to 20.3 miles east of the Kodiak airport and within 14 miles 
of the Kodiak VORTAC extending from the 338(M)/358[deg](T) radial 
clockwise to the 087[deg](M)/107[deg](T) radial; and that airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within lat. 
57[deg]57'06'' N., long. 152[deg]45'00'' W. to lat. 57[deg]55'00'' 
N., long. 152[deg]28'00'' W. to lat. 57[deg]53'00'' N., long. 
152[deg]27'06'' W. to point of beginning and within 27 miles of the 
Kodiak VORTAC extending from the 003(M)/023[deg](T) radial clockwise 
to the 068[deg](M)/088[deg](T) radial and within 8 miles north and 5 
miles south of the Kodiak Localizer front course extending from the 
Kodiak airport to 32 miles east of the Kodiak airport; and that 
airspace extending upward from 3,500 feet above the surface within 4 
miles either side of the 352((M)[deg]012[deg](T) radial of the 
Kodiak VORTAC to 40 miles north of the Kodiak VORTAC.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 26, 2006.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office.
 [FR Doc. E6-16494 Filed 10-4-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P