Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Homer, AK, 58758-58760 [E6-16509]

Download as PDF 58758 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Proposed Rules Inspection and Corrective Actions for Model Mystere-Falcon 50 Airplanes (g) For Model Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes: Within 330 flight hours or 7 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the identification plates of the outboard slats to determine the type of identification plates and the part numbers (P/ Ns), in accordance with the applicable service bulletin. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of the inspection if the type of identification plate and the P/Ns of the outboard slats can be determined conclusively from that review. If a ‘‘type 3’’ identification plate is installed and mentions ‘‘REP,’’ ‘‘WILMINGTON,’’ ‘‘LITTLE ROCK,’’ or any other repair station, or if the conformity of the slat with the airplane’s type design cannot be positively confirmed, before further flight, do a ‘‘go-nogo’’ diameter check of the air distribution holes of the manifold using a drill bit shank, in accordance with the applicable service bulletin. If the drill bit shank can be inserted through the air distribution holes of the manifold, or if a ‘‘type 1’’ identification plate is installed and inscribed with P/N FGFB134XX or P/N FGFB144XX, or if a slat has multiple identification plates and the vertical field of the most recent plate is inscribed with ‘‘F900’’ or ‘‘MF900,’’ do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Before further flight after the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Revise the Limitations and Normal Procedures sections of the Dassault Mystere-Falcon 50 Airplane Flight Manual (AFM), DTM 813, to include the information in Dassault Temporary Change (TC) 61, dated January 27, 2006, as specified in the TC; or revise the Limitations and Normal Procedures sections of the Dassault Mystere-Falcon 50EX AFM, FM813EX, to include the information in Dassault TC 75, dated January 27, 2006, as specified in the TC; as applicable. These TCs introduce procedures for operation in icing conditions. Operate the airplane according to the limitations and procedures in the applicable TC. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS Note 1: This may be done by inserting a copy of TC 61 or TC 75 in the AFM, as applicable. When the TC has been included in the general revisions of the AFM, the general revisions may be inserted in the AFM, provided that the relevant information in the general revision is identical to that in TC 61 or TC 75, as applicable. (2) Within 1,530 flight hours after accomplishing the inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Replace the antiicing manifold with an anti-icing manifold of the correct type design, by accomplishing all of the actions specified in the applicable service bulletin, except as provided by paragraph (f) of this AD. Accomplishing the replacement terminates the requirements of paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. After the replacement has been done, the AFM limitation required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD may be removed from the AFM. Inspection and Replacement for Certain Airplanes (h) For Model Mystere-Falcon 900 airplanes and Falcon 900EX airplanes, and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 Model Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX airplanes: Within 330 flight hours or 7 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the identification plates of the outboard slats to determine the type of identification plates and the P/Ns, and do all related investigative and corrective actions, by accomplishing all of the actions specified in the service bulletin, as applicable, except as provided by paragraph (f) of this AD. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. A review of airplane maintenance records is acceptable in lieu of the inspection if the type of identification plate and the P/Ns of the outboard slats can be determined conclusively from that review. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. Related Information (j) European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) airworthiness directive 2006–0037, dated February 1, 2006, also addresses the subject of this AD. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 28, 2006. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–16452 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–2006–25762; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–25] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Homer, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Homer, AK. Four new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Homer 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 Homer, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 20, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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–2006–25762/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–25, 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: ADDRESSES: 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–2006–25762/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–25.’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Proposed Rules 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. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document’s Web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 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 Homer, 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 Homer, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has developed four new SIAPs for the Homer Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) Z Runway (RWY) 03, Original, (2) RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 21, Original, (3) RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 03, Original and (4) RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 21, Original. This action would revise Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface near the Homer Airport. Some of the necessary airspace lies over an area more than 12 miles offshore designated as Offshore Airspace, and is named Woody Island Low and Control 1487L. That Offshore Airspace action will be addressed in a separate pending VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 rulemaking case. This domestic airspace action has no jurisdiction more than 12 miles offshore. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at the Homer 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 Homer Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 58759 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 E2 Homer, AK [Revised] Homer Airport, AK (Lat. 59°38′44″ N., long. 151°28′36″ W.) Within a 4.2-mile radius of the Homer Airport and within 1.9 miles either side of the 034°(M)/055°(T) bearing from the Homer airport to 7.2-miles northeast of the Homer airport, and within 2.4-miles north and 4.2miles south of the Kachemak NDB 214°(M)/ 235°(T) radial extending from the Kachemak NDB to 8.3-miles southwest the Kachemak NDB. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Supplement Alaska (Airport/Facility Directory). AAL AK E5 Homer, AK [Revised] Homer Airport, AK (Lat. 59°38′44″ N., long. 151°28′36″ W.) Kachemak NDB (Lat. 59°38′29″ N., long. 151°30′01″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Homer Airport and within 4 miles either side of the 034°(M)/055°(T) bearing from the Homer airport to 12-miles northeast of the Homer airport, and within 8miles north and 4.2-miles south of the Kachemak NDB 214°(M)/235°(T) bearing extending from the Kachemak NDB to 16 miles southwest of the Kachemak NDB; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1 58760 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 193 / Thursday, October 5, 2006 / Proposed Rules feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Homer Airport. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 26, 2006. Anthony M. Wylie, Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office. [FR Doc. E6–16509 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–2006–25826; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–28] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Tok Junction, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Tok Junction, AK. One new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being developed for the Tok Junction 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 Tok Junction, 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–2006–25826/ Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–28, 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:51 Oct 04, 2006 Jkt 211001 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–2006–25826/Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–28.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document’s web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 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 Tok Junction, 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 Tok Junction, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has produced one new SIAP for the Tok Junction Airport. The new approach is the Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) A, Original. This action would revise Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface near the Tok Junction Airport. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at the Tok Junction 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 E:\FR\FM\05OCP1.SGM 05OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 193 (Thursday, October 5, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 58758-58760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-16509]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25762; Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-25]


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Homer, 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 Homer, AK. 
Four new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being 
developed for the Homer 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 Homer, 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-2006-25762/Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-25, 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-2006-25762/
Airspace Docket No. 06-AAL-25.'' 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

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proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments 
received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in 
the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. 
A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel 
concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.

Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs)

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents 
can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov 
or the Superintendent of Document's Web page at http://
www.access.gpo.gov/nara.
    Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by 
submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of 
Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA-400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 267-8783. Communications must 
identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in 
being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 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 
Homer, 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 Homer, AK.
    The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance 
Branch has developed four new SIAPs for the Homer Airport. The new 
approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV 
(GPS)) Z Runway (RWY) 03, Original, (2) RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 21, Original, 
(3) RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 03, Original and (4) RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 21, 
Original. This action would revise Class E controlled airspace 
extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface near the 
Homer Airport. Some of the necessary airspace lies over an area more 
than 12 miles offshore designated as Offshore Airspace, and is named 
Woody Island Low and Control 1487L. That Offshore Airspace action will 
be addressed in a separate pending rulemaking case. This domestic 
airspace action has no jurisdiction more than 12 miles offshore. The 
proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing 
instrument procedures at the Homer 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 Homer 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 E2 Homer, AK [Revised]

Homer Airport, AK
    (Lat. 59[deg]38'44'' N., long. 151[deg]28'36'' W.)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of the Homer Airport and within 1.9 
miles either side of the 034[deg](M)/055[deg](T) bearing from the 
Homer airport to 7.2-miles northeast of the Homer airport, and 
within 2.4-miles north and 4.2-miles south of the Kachemak NDB 
214[deg](M)/235[deg](T) radial extending from the Kachemak NDB to 
8.3-miles southwest the Kachemak NDB. This Class E airspace area is 
effective during the specific dates and times established in advance 
by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter 
be continuously published in the Supplement Alaska (Airport/Facility 
Directory).

AAL AK E5 Homer, AK [Revised]

Homer Airport, AK
    (Lat. 59[deg]38'44'' N., long. 151[deg]28'36'' W.)
Kachemak NDB
    (Lat. 59[deg]38'29'' N., long. 151[deg]30'01'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of the Homer Airport and within 4 miles 
either side of the 034[deg](M)/055[deg](T) bearing from the Homer 
airport to 12-miles northeast of the Homer airport, and within 8-
miles north and 4.2-miles south of the Kachemak NDB 214[deg](M)/
235[deg](T) bearing extending from the Kachemak NDB to 16 miles 
southwest of the Kachemak NDB; and that airspace extending upward 
from 1,200

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feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Homer Airport.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 26, 2006.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office.
 [FR Doc. E6-16509 Filed 10-4-06; 8:45 am]
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