Revision of Class E Airspace; Galena, AK, 7559-7560 [E9-3199]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 18, 2009 / Rules and Regulations SUMMARY: This action amends Class E airspace at Tulsa, OK. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, May 7, 2009. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Ft. Worth, TX 76193–0530; telephone (817) 321– 7716. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with RULES History On December 16, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class E airspace at Tulsa, OK, adding additional controlled airspace at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK (73 FR 76293, Docket No. FAA–2008–1231). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by amending Class E airspace at Tulsa, OK, adding additional controlled airspace at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this regulation: (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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:38 Feb 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 U.S. 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 I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it adds additional controlled airspace in the Tulsa, OK airspace area, at William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, Sand Springs, OK. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). 7559 Sand Springs, William R. Pogue Municipal Airport, OK (Lat. 36°10′31″ N., long. 96°09′07″ W.) Tulsa VORTAC (Lat. 36°11′47″ N., long. 95°47′17″ W.) Glenpool VOR/DME (Lat. 35°55′15″ N., long. 95°58′07″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 8-mile radius of Tulsa International Airport and within 1.6 miles each side of the 089° radial of the Tulsa VORTAC extending from the 8-mile radius to 11.9 miles east of the airport and within a 6.4-mile radius of Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, and within a 7.2-mile radius of William R. Pogue Municipal Airport and within 4 miles each side of the 355° bearing from William R. Pogue Municipal Airport extending from the 7.2-mile radius to 10.9 miles north of the airport, and within 4 miles each side of the 175° bearing from William R. Pogue Municipal Airport extending from the 7.2-mile radius to 10.9 miles south of the airport and within 4.1 miles each side of the 330° radial of the Glenpool VOR/DME extending from the 7.2-mile radius of William R. Pogue Municipal Airport to 8.3 miles northwest of the airport. * * * * * Issued in Fort Worth, TX, on February 5, 2009. Anthony D. Roetzel, Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. E9–3006 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR Part 71 as follows: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 14 CFR Part 71 ■ 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR Part 71 continues to read as follows: Revision of Class E Airspace; Galena, AK Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. ■ § 71.1 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1 of the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface. * * * * ASW OK E5 Tulsa, OK [Amended] Tulsa International Airport, OK (Lat. 36°11′54″ N., long. 95°53′17″ W.) Tulsa, Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport, OK (Lat. 36°02′23″ N., long. 95°59′05″ W.) PO 00000 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0957; Airspace Docket No. 08–AAL–27] [Amended] ■ * Federal Aviation Administration Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Galena, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being amended for the Edward G. Pitka Airport at Galena, AK. This action revises existing Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Edward G. Pitka Airport, Galena, AK. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, May 7, 2009. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order E:\FR\FM\18FER1.SGM 18FER1 7560 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 18, 2009 / Rules and Regulations 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL–538G, 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.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/ systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On Friday, November 7, 2008, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface and from 1,200 ft. above the surface at Galena, AK (73 FR 66207). The action was proposed in order to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing amended instrument procedures for the Edward G. Pitka Airport. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface in the Edward G. Pitka Airport area is revised by this action. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. The rule is adopted as proposed with the following exceptions. The airport’s location coordinates have been corrected, and the navigation aid used in the airspace description has been changed to a Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME). The area will 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 700/1,200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with RULES The Rule This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at the Edward G. Pitka Airport, at Galena, Alaska. This Class E airspace is revised to accommodate aircraft executing amended instrument procedures, and will be depicted on aeronautical charts VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:38 Feb 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 for pilot reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Edward G. Pitka Airport, Galena, Alaska. The FAA has determined that this 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. Because this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule 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 creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures for the Edward G. Pitka 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). Adoption of the Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 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: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Galena, AK [Revised] Galena, Galena International Airport, AK (Lat. 64°44′10″ N., long. 156°56′15″ W.) Galena VOR/DME (Lat. 64°44′17″ N., long. 156°46′38″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Edward G. Pitka Airport, AK, and within 14 miles of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, extending clockwise from the 088° radial to the 163° radial of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, and within 22 miles of the Galena VOR/ DME, AK, extending from the 268° radial to the 315° radial of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, and within 4 miles north of the 088° radial of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, extending from the 6.7-mile radius of the Edward G. Pitka Airport to 14 miles east of the Galena VOR/ DME, AK, and within 4 miles south of the 268° radial of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 22 miles west of the Galena VOR/DME, AK; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Edward G. Pitka Airport, AK. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on January 14, 2009. Michael A. Tarr, Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E9–3199 Filed 2–17–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0988; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–20] Revocation of Class E Airspace; Rockport, TX AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action removes Class E airspace at Rockport, TX. This airspace has been incorporated into the Corpus Christi, TX, Class E airspace area under E:\FR\FM\18FER1.SGM 18FER1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 18, 2009)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 7559-7560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-3199]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0957; Airspace Docket No. 08-AAL-27]


Revision of Class E Airspace; Galena, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Galena, AK to provide 
adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being amended for 
the Edward G. Pitka Airport at Galena, AK. This action revises existing 
Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the 
surface at Edward G. Pitka Airport, Galena, AK.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, May 7, 2009. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual 
revision of FAA Order

[[Page 7560]]

7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL-538G, 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.faa.gov/about/
office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/
alaskan/rulemaking/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On Friday, November 7, 2008, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of 
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise Class E 
airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface and from 1,200 ft. above 
the surface at Galena, AK (73 FR 66207). The action was proposed in 
order to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft 
while executing amended instrument procedures for the Edward G. Pitka 
Airport. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 
1,200 ft. above the surface in the Edward G. Pitka Airport area is 
revised by this action.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. 
No comments were received. The rule is adopted as proposed with the 
following exceptions. The airport's location coordinates have been 
corrected, and the navigation aid used in the airspace description has 
been changed to a Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Distance 
Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME).
    The area will 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 700/1,200 
ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 
7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 
2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in 
this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at the 
Edward G. Pitka Airport, at Galena, Alaska. This Class E airspace is 
revised to accommodate aircraft executing amended instrument 
procedures, and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot 
reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate 
controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the 
Edward G. Pitka Airport, Galena, Alaska.
    The FAA has determined that this 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. Because this is a routine matter that 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule 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 creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft 
executing instrument procedures for the Edward G. Pitka 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).

Adoption of the Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration 
amends 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

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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]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or 
More Above the Surface of the Earth.
* * * * *

AAL AK E5 Galena, AK [Revised]

Galena, Galena International Airport, AK
    (Lat. 64[deg]44'10'' N., long. 156[deg]56'15'' W.)
Galena VOR/DME
    (Lat. 64[deg]44'17'' N., long. 156[deg]46'38'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.7-mile radius of the Edward G. Pitka Airport, AK, and 
within 14 miles of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, extending clockwise from 
the 088[deg] radial to the 163[deg] radial of the Galena VOR/DME, 
AK, and within 22 miles of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, extending from 
the 268[deg] radial to the 315[deg] radial of the Galena VOR/DME, 
AK, and within 4 miles north of the 088[deg] radial of the Galena 
VOR/DME, AK, extending from the 6.7-mile radius of the Edward G. 
Pitka Airport to 14 miles east of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, and within 
4 miles south of the 268[deg] radial of the Galena VOR/DME, AK, 
extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 22 miles west of the Galena 
VOR/DME, AK; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet 
above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Edward G. Pitka 
Airport, AK.
* * * * *

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on January 14, 2009.
Michael A. Tarr,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
[FR Doc. E9-3199 Filed 2-17-09; 8:45 am]
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