Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; McGrath, AK, 58569-58570 [E7-20315]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 16, 2007 / Proposed Rules airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at Chevak 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). 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. [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, 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 Chevak, AK [Revised] Chevak, Chevak Airport, AK (Lat. 61°32′27″N., long. 165°35′03″W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.0-mile radius of the Chevak Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Chevak Airport. ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with PROPOSALS * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on October 5, 2007. Anthony M. Wylie, Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E7–20314 Filed 10–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Oct 15, 2007 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–29012; Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–15] Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; McGrath, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Proposed Amendment § 71.1 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at McGrath, AK. Five Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual departure procedure (DP) are being amended for the McGrath Airport at McGrath, AK. Additionally, one new SIAP is being developed. 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 McGrath Airport, McGrath, AK. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 30, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2007–29012/ Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–15, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at https://www.regulations.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: https:// www.alaska.faa.gov/at. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 58569 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–2007–29012/Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–15.’’ 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 https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at https:// www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document’s Web page at https:// 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 E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 58570 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 16, 2007 / Proposed Rules ebenthall on PROD1PC69 with PROPOSALS 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 the McGrath Airport, in McGrath, 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 McGrath Airport, AK. The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has amended five SIAPs and a DP, and developed one new SIAP for the McGrath Airport. The amended approaches are (1) the High Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) or Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Runway (RWY) 16, Amendment (Amdt) 1, (2) the VOR/ DME or TACAN RWY 16, Amdt 1, (3) the VOR A, Amdt 8, (4) the VOR/DME C, Amdt 1 and (5) the Localizer (LOC)/ DME RWY 16, Amdt 3. The new approach is the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) RWY 16, Original (Orig). Textual DP’s are unnamed and are published in the front of the U.S. Terminal Procedures for Alaska. Class E controlled airspace extending upward, from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface, in the McGrath Airport area would be revised by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing the instrument procedures at the McGrath Airport, McGrath, AK. 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 in FAA Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1200 foot transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 in FAA Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Oct 15, 2007 Jkt 214001 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 McGrath 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 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 September 15, 2007, is to be amended as follows: * * * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * AAL AK E2 McGrath, AK [Revised] McGrath, McGrath Airport, AK (Lat. 62°57′10″ N., long. 155°36′20″ W.) That airspace within a 7.6-mile radius of the McGrath 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 Airport/Facility Directory. * * * * * Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward from 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 McGrath, AK [Revised] McGrath, McGrath Airport, AK (Lat. 62°57′10″ N., long. 155°36′20″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 8.1-mile radius of the McGrath Airport and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 123° bearing from the McGrath Airport, AK extending from the 8.1-mile radius to 16 miles southeast of the McGrath Airport, AK, and within 4 miles east and west of the 008° bearing from the McGrath Airport, AK, extending from the 8.1-mile radius to 11.2 miles north of the McGrath Airport, AK; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 74-mile radius of the McGrath Airport. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on October 5, 2007. Anthony M. Wylie, Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E7–20315 Filed 10–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2007–0376; FRL–8477–5] Approval of Implementation Plans of Illinois: Clean Air Interstate Rule Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted on September 14, 2007. This revision addresses the requirements of EPA’s Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR), E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 199 (Tuesday, October 16, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 58569-58570]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-20315]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-29012; Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-15]


Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; McGrath, 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 McGrath, 
AK. Five Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and a textual 
departure procedure (DP) are being amended for the McGrath Airport at 
McGrath, AK. Additionally, one new SIAP is being developed. 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 
McGrath Airport, McGrath, AK.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 30, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management 
Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-
0001. You must identify the docket number FAA-2007-29012/Airspace 
Docket No. 07-AAL-15, at the beginning of your comments. You may also 
submit comments on the Internet at https://www.regulations.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: https://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-2007-29012/
Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-15.'' 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 https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at https://
www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document's Web page at https://
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

[[Page 58570]]

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 the McGrath Airport, in McGrath, 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 McGrath Airport, AK.
    The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance 
Branch has amended five SIAPs and a DP, and developed one new SIAP for 
the McGrath Airport. The amended approaches are (1) the High Very High 
Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR)/Distance Measuring Equipment 
(DME) or Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) Runway (RWY) 16, Amendment 
(Amdt) 1, (2) the VOR/DME or TACAN RWY 16, Amdt 1, (3) the VOR A, Amdt 
8, (4) the VOR/DME C, Amdt 1 and (5) the Localizer (LOC)/DME RWY 16, 
Amdt 3. The new approach is the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global 
Positioning System (GPS) RWY 16, Original (Orig). Textual DP's are 
unnamed and are published in the front of the U.S. Terminal Procedures 
for Alaska. Class E controlled airspace extending upward, from 700 ft. 
and 1,200 ft. above the surface, in the McGrath Airport area would be 
revised by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to 
contain aircraft executing the instrument procedures at the McGrath 
Airport, McGrath, AK.
    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 in FAA Order 7400.9R, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and 
effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 
CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1200 foot 
transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 in FAA Order 7400.9R, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and 
effective September 15, 2007, 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 McGrath 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 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 
2007, is to be amended as follows:
* * * * *

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AAL AK E2 McGrath, AK [Revised]

McGrath, McGrath Airport, AK
    (Lat. 62[deg]57'10'' N., long. 155[deg]36'20'' W.)

    That airspace within a 7.6-mile radius of the McGrath 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 Airport/Facility Directory.
* * * * *

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward from 700 feet or 
More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

AAL AK E5 McGrath, AK [Revised]

McGrath, McGrath Airport, AK
    (Lat. 62[deg]57'10'' N., long. 155[deg]36'20'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 8.1-mile radius of the McGrath Airport and within 4 miles 
north and 8 miles south of the 123[deg] bearing from the McGrath 
Airport, AK extending from the 8.1-mile radius to 16 miles southeast 
of the McGrath Airport, AK, and within 4 miles east and west of the 
008[deg] bearing from the McGrath Airport, AK, extending from the 
8.1-mile radius to 11.2 miles north of the McGrath Airport, AK; and 
that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within a 74-mile radius of the McGrath Airport.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on October 5, 2007.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
 [FR Doc. E7-20315 Filed 10-15-07; 8:45 am]
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