Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK, 17445-17447 [E7-6539]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 67 / Monday, April 9, 2007 / Proposed Rules PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: Dassault Aviation: Docket No. FAA–2007– 27806; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM– 287–AD. Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by May 9, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 airplanes; certificated in any category; with serial number 275 through 293 and 295 through 303 and 305 through 330 inclusive, with the exception of airplanes which have already embodied the Dassault Service Bulletin F50–456. Subject (d) Electrical Power; Equipment/ Furnishings. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: This Airworthiness Directive (AD) is issued following discovery of interferences between the power wire supplying the galley’s coffee-maker and the surrounding structure. These interferences might, by chafing and degrading the wire insulation, generate short circuits between the wire and the aircraft ground through the composite cabinet structure, without activation of the Circuit Breaker (C/B). Several hot spots may then be created and generate a large amount of thick smoke just behind the cockpit. This AD aims to prevent this kind of incident, mandating a wire inspection [for damaged wire sleeves], a check for a proper clearance and if necessary a wire re-routing. The MCAI also requires disabling the galley’s coffee-maker, and, in addition to wire rerouting, any required corrective actions. (Corrective actions include replacing worn or defective wire sleeves and shortening wires.) Actions and Compliance (f) Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) Within 50 flight hours or 1 month after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, disable the galley’s coffee-maker by pulling and locking out the circuit breaker 710HG, as instructed in Dassault Service Bulletin F50–471, dated October 25, 2006. (2) Within 1,530 flight hours or 24 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect for damaged wire sleeves, check their proper clearance, and if a discrepancy is found, prior to next flight, proceed to all applicable corrective actions as indicated in the Accomplishment VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Apr 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 Instructions of Dassault Service Bulletin F50–456, dated October 25, 2006. Doing the actions specified in this paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, and after the actions have been done, the circuit breaker collar required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD may be removed. FAA AD Differences Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: The MCAI does not indicate that doing the actions specified in Dassault Service Bulletin F50– 456, dated October 25, 2006, terminates the requirement to disable the coffee-maker. This AD indicates that doing the actions specified in Dassault Service Bulletin F50–456, terminates the requirements to disable the coffee-maker, and after the actions have been done, the circuit breaker collar may be removed. Other FAA AD Provisions (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356, telephone (425) 227–1137; fax (425) 227–1149. 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. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAAapproved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2006–0329–E, dated October 25, 2006; Dassault Service Bulletin F50–471, dated October 25, 2006; and Dassault Service Bulletin F50–456, dated October 25, 2006; for related information. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 30, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–6590 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 17445 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27439; Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–04] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Red Dog, AK. A review of controlled airspace for two new Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Special Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and an RNAV RNP Special Departure Procedure (DP), after a recent action (06–AAL–40) revealed that a small area of controlled airspace is required for the Red Dog Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Red Dog Airport, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 24, 2007. 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–2007–27439/ Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–04, 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: E:\FR\FM\09APP1.SGM 09APP1 17446 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 67 / Monday, April 9, 2007 / Proposed Rules 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–2007–27439/Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–04.’’ 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. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL 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 Documents’ 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Apr 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 Red Dog Airport, 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 Red Dog Airport, AK. A recent controlled airspace review revealed an additional small area of controlled airspace is necessary for two new Special RNAV RNP instrument approaches and one Special RNAV RNP departure procedure for the Red Dog Airport. The discovery was made too late to correct the recent rulemaking action associated with Red Dog Airport (06–AAL–40). The new approaches are (1) the Area Navigation (RNAV) Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Runway (RWY) 05 and (2) the RNAV RNP RWY 20. The departure procedure is the IHOPO ONE RNAV RNP Departure. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface within the Red Dog Airport area would be revised by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing the Special SIAPs at the Red Dog Airport. The current rulemaking action slated for charting (06–AAL–40) will still take place on May 10, 2007. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 the Red Dog 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 Red Dog, AK Red Dog Airport, AK E:\FR\FM\09APP1.SGM 09APP1 [Revised] Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 67 / Monday, April 9, 2007 / Proposed Rules (Lat. 68°01′53″ N., long. 162°54′11″ W.) Noatak NDB/DME, AK (Lat. 67°34′19″ N., long. 162°58′26″ W.) Selawik VOR/DME, AK (Lat. 66°36′00″ N., long. 159°59′30″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Red Dog Airport, AK; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface within a 14-mile radius of the Red Dog Airport, AK, and within 5 miles either side of a line from the Selawik VOR/ DME, AK, to lat. 67°38′06″ N., long. 162°21′42″ W., to lat. 67°54′30″ N., long. 163°00′00″ W., and within 5 miles either side of a line from the Noatak NDB/DME, AK, to lat. 67°50′20″ N., long. 163°19′16″ W., and within 8 miles either side of the 219° bearing of the Red Dog NDB, AK, extending from the 14-mile radius from the Red Dog NDB, AK, to 30 miles southwest of the Red Dog Airport, AK. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on March 30, 2007. Michael A. Tarr, Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E7–6539 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 637 [FHWA Docket No. FHWA–2006–26501] RIN 2125-AF21 Crash Test Laboratory Requirements for FHWA Roadside Safety Hardware Acceptance Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL SUMMARY: The FHWA proposes to revise its regulation that establishes the general requirements for quality assurance procedures for construction on all Federal-aid highway projects on the National Highway System (NHS).1 Specifically, the FHWA proposes to require accreditation of laboratories that conduct crash tests on roadside hardware by an accrediting body that is recognized by the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation (NCLA) or is a signatory to an International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation 1 The National Highway System (NHS) includes the Interstate Highway System as well as other roads important to the nation’s economy, defense, and mobility. See 23 U.S.C. 103(b). The NHS was developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) in cooperation with the States, local officials, and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Apr 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA), an Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) MRA, or another comparable accreditation body approved by FHWA. The objective of this proposed rule is to improve the agency’s ability to determine that crash test laboratories are qualified to conduct and evaluate tests intended to determine the crashworthiness of roadside safety features. Laboratory accreditation is widely recognized as a reliable indicator of technical competence. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dockets Management Facility, Room PL–401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590– 0001, or submit electronically at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit or fax comments to (202) 493–2251. Alternatively, comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. All comments must include the docket number that appears in the heading of this document. All comments received will be available for examination and copying at the above address from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Those desiring notification of receipt of comments must include a selfaddressed, stamped postcard or you may print the acknowledgment page that appears after submitting comments electronically. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, Pages 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matt Lupes, Office of Safety Design, HSSD, 202–366–6994, Nicholas Artimovich, Office of Safety Design, HSSD, 202– 366–1331, or Raymond Cuprill, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–0791, Federal Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may submit or retrieve comments online through the Document Management System (DMS) at: http:// PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 17447 dms.dot.gov/submit. The DMS is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. Electronic submission and retrieval help and guidelines are available under the help section of the Web site. An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded from the Federal Register’s home page at: http://www.archives.gov and the Government Printing Office’s database at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Please note that even after the comment closing date, we will continue to file relevant information in the Docket as it becomes available. Further, some people may submit late comments and we will consider all late comments to the extent practicable. Accordingly, we recommend that you periodically check the Docket for new material. Background Section 109(c) of title 23, United States Code, as amended by section 304 of the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104– 59; 109 Stat. 188; Nov. 28, 1995), requires the Secretary, in cooperation with the State transportation departments, to approve design and construction standards on the NHS, regardless of funding source. These design standards include not only elements pertaining to the roadway itself, but also to any appurtenances installed along the roadway, such as traffic barriers (roadside and median barriers, and bridge railings), sign and luminaire supports and crash cushions. Statement of the Problem. The roadside safety hardware sector has evolved since the 1960’s and now includes additional crash test laboratories that are not sponsored by an academic institution. During the same period, the FHWA funding of roadside safety hardware testing at crash test laboratories and direct observation of crash test laboratories have decreased. There are about 10 laboratories within the United States that conduct, or have conducted, the types of vehicle/ hardware tests needed to establish crashworthiness. Additionally, there are more manufacturers and increasing types of roadside safety hardware devices available. The FHWA recognized that most State DOT personnel were not experienced in assessing test laboratory reports to determine if the hardware was subjected to all required tests and if all tests met the appropriate evaluation criteria. Therefore, as a service to the State transportation departments, and to the highway safety industry in general, the FHWA began reviewing test reports, upon request, and providing written acknowledgements that specific E:\FR\FM\09APP1.SGM 09APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 67 (Monday, April 9, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17445-17447]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-6539]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-27439; Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-04]


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Red Dog, 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 Red Dog, 
AK. A review of controlled airspace for two new Area Navigation (RNAV) 
Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Special Instrument Approach 
Procedures (SIAPs) and an RNAV RNP Special Departure Procedure (DP), 
after a recent action (06-AAL-40) revealed that a small area of 
controlled airspace is required for the Red Dog Airport. Adoption of 
this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace 
upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Red Dog Airport, AK.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 24, 2007.

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-2007-27439/Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-04, 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:

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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-2007-27439/
Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-04.'' 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 Documents' 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 the Class E airspace 
at Red Dog Airport, 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 Red Dog Airport, 
AK.
    A recent controlled airspace review revealed an additional small 
area of controlled airspace is necessary for two new Special RNAV RNP 
instrument approaches and one Special RNAV RNP departure procedure for 
the Red Dog Airport. The discovery was made too late to correct the 
recent rulemaking action associated with Red Dog Airport (06-AAL-40). 
The new approaches are (1) the Area Navigation (RNAV) Required 
Navigation Performance (RNP) Runway (RWY) 05 and (2) the RNAV RNP RWY 
20. The departure procedure is the IHOPO ONE RNAV RNP Departure. Class 
E controlled airspace extending upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface 
within the Red Dog Airport area would be revised by this action. The 
proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing 
the Special SIAPs at the Red Dog Airport. The current rulemaking action 
slated for charting (06-AAL-40) will still take place on May 10, 2007.
    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 the Red Dog 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 Red Dog, AK [Revised]

Red Dog Airport, AK

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    (Lat. 68[deg]01'53'' N., long. 162[deg]54'11'' W.)
Noatak NDB/DME, AK
    (Lat. 67[deg]34'19'' N., long. 162[deg]58'26'' W.)
Selawik VOR/DME, AK
    (Lat. 66[deg]36'00'' N., long. 159[deg]59'30'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.3-mile radius of the Red Dog Airport, AK; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 ft. above the surface within a 
14-mile radius of the Red Dog Airport, AK, and within 5 miles either 
side of a line from the Selawik VOR/DME, AK, to lat. 67[deg]38'06'' 
N., long. 162[deg]21'42'' W., to lat. 67[deg]54'30'' N., long. 
163[deg]00'00'' W., and within 5 miles either side of a line from 
the Noatak NDB/DME, AK, to lat. 67[deg]50'20'' N., long. 
163[deg]19'16'' W., and within 8 miles either side of the 219[deg] 
bearing of the Red Dog NDB, AK, extending from the 14-mile radius 
from the Red Dog NDB, AK, to 30 miles southwest of the Red Dog 
Airport, AK.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on March 30, 2007.
Michael A. Tarr,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
[FR Doc. E7-6539 Filed 4-6-07; 8:45 am]
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