Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Fort Yukon, AK, 28626-28627 [E7-9758]

Download as PDF 28626 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 22, 2007 / Proposed Rules of the Kotzebue VOR/DME within 18 miles of the Kotzebue VOR/DME; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 74-mile radius of the Kotzebue VOR/DME. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on May 14, 2007. Michael A. Tarr, Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E7–9759 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 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: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Comments Invited Federal Aviation Administration 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–2007–18145/Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–06.’’ 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. 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–28145; Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–6] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Fort Yukon, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Fort Yukon, AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended and three new SIAPs are being developed for the Fort Yukon Airport. A Departure Procedure (DP) and a Direction Finding (DF) procedure (used by Flight Service Station personnel) is also being amended. Adoption of this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace upward from the surface, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface, at Fort Yukon Airport, Fort Yukon, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 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–2007–18145/ Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–06, 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:18 May 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 Fort Yukon Airport, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to revise Class E airspace upward from the surface, from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface, to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Fort Yukon Airport, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has amended one SIAP and developed three new SIAPs. They have also amended a DP and a DF for the Fort Yukon Airport. The amended approach is the Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) or Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Runway (RWY) 22, Amendment (Amdt) 2. The three new SIAPs are (1) the VOR/DME or TACAN A, Original, (2) the Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) RWY 04, Original and (3) the RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Original. DP’s are unnamed and are published in the front of the U.S. Terminal Procedures for Alaska. DF’s are for use by Flight Service Station personal to aid lost pilots. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from the surface, from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface, in the Fort Yukon Airport area would be revised by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing the instrument procedures at the Fort Yukon 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 surface areas are published in paragraph 6002 of 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 areas E:\FR\FM\22MYP1.SGM 22MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 22, 2007 / Proposed Rules 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 Fort Yukon Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSALS 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: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:18 May 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas. * * * AAL AK E2 * * Fort Yukon, AK [Revised] Fort Yukon Airport, AK (Lat. 66°34′17″ N., long. 145°15′02″ W.) Within a 4.7-mile radius of the Fort Yukon Airport. 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. Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * AAL AK E5 * * Fort Yukon, AK [Revised] Fort Yukon Airport, AK (Lat. 66°34′17″ N., long. 145°15′02″ W.) Fort Yukon VORTAC (Lat. 66°34′28″ N., long. 145°16′36″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.2-mile radius of the Fort Yukon VORTAC, and within 4 miles either side of the 076°(T)/ 045°(M) bearing from the Fort Yukon VORTAC, extending from the 7.2-mile radius of the Fort Yukon VORTAC, to 21 miles east of the Fort Yukon VORTAC; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 71-mile radius of the Fort Yukon VORTAC. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on May 14, 2007. Michael A. Tarr, Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E7–9758 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–28147; Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–8] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Noatak, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Noatak, AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended for the Noatak Airport at Noatak, AK. A Departure Procedure (DP) is also being amended. 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 the Noatak Airport, Noatak, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 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–2007–28147/ Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–08, 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 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 28627 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\22MYP1.SGM 22MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 22, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 28626-28627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-9758]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-28145; Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-6]


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Fort Yukon, 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 Fort Yukon, 
AK. One Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) is being amended 
and three new SIAPs are being developed for the Fort Yukon Airport. A 
Departure Procedure (DP) and a Direction Finding (DF) procedure (used 
by Flight Service Station personnel) is also being amended. Adoption of 
this proposal would result in revision of existing Class E airspace 
upward from the surface, from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the 
surface, at Fort Yukon Airport, Fort Yukon, AK.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 6, 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-2007-18145/Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-06, 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-2007-18145/
Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-06.'' 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 Fort Yukon Airport, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to 
revise Class E airspace upward from the surface, from 700 ft. and 1,200 
ft. above the surface, to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) 
operations at Fort Yukon Airport, AK.
    The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance 
Branch has amended one SIAP and developed three new SIAPs. They have 
also amended a DP and a DF for the Fort Yukon Airport. The amended 
approach is the Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR)/
Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) or Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) 
Runway (RWY) 22, Amendment (Amdt) 2. The three new SIAPs are (1) the 
VOR/DME or TACAN A, Original, (2) the Area Navigation (Global 
Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) RWY 04, Original and (3) the RNAV 
(GPS) RWY 22, Original. DP's are unnamed and are published in the front 
of the U.S. Terminal Procedures for Alaska. DF's are for use by Flight 
Service Station personal to aid lost pilots. Class E controlled 
airspace extending upward from the surface, from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. 
above the surface, in the Fort Yukon Airport area would be revised by 
this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain 
aircraft executing the instrument procedures at the Fort Yukon 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 surface 
areas are published in paragraph 6002 of 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 areas

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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 Fort Yukon 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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

* * * * *

AAL AK E2 Fort Yukon, AK [Revised]

Fort Yukon Airport, AK
    (Lat. 66[deg]34'17'' N., long. 145[deg]15'02'' W.)

    Within a 4.7-mile radius of the Fort Yukon Airport. 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.

Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or 
more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

AAL AK E5 Fort Yukon, AK [Revised]

Fort Yukon Airport, AK
    (Lat. 66[deg]34'17'' N., long. 145[deg]15'02'' W.)
Fort Yukon VORTAC
    (Lat. 66[deg]34'28'' N., long. 145[deg]16'36'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.2-mile radius of the Fort Yukon VORTAC, and within 4 
miles either side of the 076[deg](T)/045[deg](M) bearing from the 
Fort Yukon VORTAC, extending from the 7.2-mile radius of the Fort 
Yukon VORTAC, to 21 miles east of the Fort Yukon VORTAC; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 
71-mile radius of the Fort Yukon VORTAC.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on May 14, 2007.
Michael A. Tarr,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
 [FR Doc. E7-9758 Filed 5-21-07; 8:45 am]
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