Revision of Class E Airspace; Unalakleet, AK, 62459-62460 [2010-25478]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 12, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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 revises Class E airspace at Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport, Tanana, AK, 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; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE 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 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: * * * * * wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Tanana, AK [Revised] Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport, AK (Lat. 65°10′28″ N., long. 152°06′34″ W.) Tanana VOR/DME VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:49 Oct 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 (Lat. 65°10′38″ N., long. 152°10′39″ W.) Bear Creek NDB (Lat. 65°10′26″ N., long. 152°12′22″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of the Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport, AK, and within 4 miles north and 8 miles south of the 250° bearing from the Bear Creek NDB extending from the Bear Creek NDB to 16 miles west of the Bear Creek NDB, and within 1.4 miles north of the Tanana VOR/DME 276° radial extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 8.8 miles west of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport, AK. Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 30. 2010. Michael A. Tarr, Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. 2010–25480 Filed 10–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0119 Airspace Docket No. 10–AAL–6] Revision of Class E Airspace; Unalakleet, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action revises Class E airspace at Unalakleet, AK. The amendment and development of two (each) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), and the development of one Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at the Unalakleet Airport have made this action necessary to enhance safety by ensuring that sufficient Class E airspace exists for air traffic management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 13, 2011. 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 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derril Bergt, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; telephone number (907) 271–2796; fax: (907) 271–2850; email: derril.bergt@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 62459 headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/ systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On Thursday, June 10, 2010, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to revise Class E airspace at Unalakleet, AK (75 FR 32865). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. There was an error in the notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the E5 airspace coordinates for the Unalakleet VOR/DME. This error has been corrected in the final rule. The coordinates for the Unalakleet airport have been updated from those used in previous airspace revisions made in 1996 and 1998 as a result of more accurate survey data now available. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. The Class E airspace areas designated as a surface area for an airport are published in paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1,200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by enlarging Class E5 airspace at the Unalakleet Airport, Unalakleet, AK, to accommodate a new departure procedure, and 2 new and amended SIAPs at Unalakleet Airport. The new SIAPs and the amendments to existing SIAPs require that the orientation and dimensions of Class E airspace be revised for the safety and efficiency of management of air IFR traffic. The revised Class E airspace provides adequate controlled airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface for the safety of IFR operations at Unalakleet Airport by ensuring that Class E airspace is sufficient for management of air traffic. E:\FR\FM\12OCR1.SGM 12OCR1 62460 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 12, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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. Because 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 creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures for the Unalakleet Airport, Unalakleet, Alaska, and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. § 71.1 [Amended] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: * * * * * Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * AAL AK E2 * * Unalakleet, AK [Revised] Unalakleet Airport, AK (Lat. 63°53′19″ N., long. 160°47′57″ W.) Unalakleet Localizer (Lat. 63°52′52″ N., long. 160°47′42″ W.) Within a 4.2-mile radius of the Unalakleet Airport, AK, and within 3.2 miles each side of the Unalakleet Localizer front course, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 12.6 miles northwest of the Unalakleet Airport, AK. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by 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 * * Unalakleet, AK [Revised] In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Unalakleet Airport, AK (Lat. 63°53′19″ N., long. 160°47′57″ W.) Unalakleet Localizer (Lat. 63°52′52″ N., long. 160°47′42″ W.) Unalakleet VOR/DME (Lat. 63°53′31″ N., long. 160°41′04″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of the Unalakleet Airport, AK, and within 3.8 miles either side of the 289° radial of the Unalakleet VOR/DME, extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 15.4 miles west of the Unalakleet VOR/DME, and within 3.6 miles either side of the Unalakleet Localizer front course, extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 13.6 miles northwest of the Unalakleet Airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 74mile radius of the Unalakleet Airport, AK. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 30, 2010. Michael A. Tarr, Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: [FR Doc. 2010–25478 Filed 10–8–10; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 ■ ■ BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:49 Oct 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0445; Airspace Docket No. 10–AAL–13] Revocation and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Northeast Alaska, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action removes redundant Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska and establishes Class E airspace near Eagle, Alaska. The recent removal of a Colored Federal Airway near Kaktovik, AK, duplication of controlled airspace near Mentasta Lake, AK, and the establishment of one Special Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Eagle Airport, AK, have made these actions necessary to enhance safety by ensuring that sufficient airspace exists for the management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 13, 2011. 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 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derril Bergt, AAL–BAL, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513– 7587; telephone number (907) 271– 2796; fax: (907) 271–2850; e-mail: derril.bergt@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/ headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/ systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On Wednesday, June 2, 2010, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to remove some Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska and establish other Class E airspace near the Eagle Airport, Eagle, AK (75 FR 30746). The proposal did not fully explain why the Class E6 area associated with Barter Island, AK was being removed. The Barter Island Non-directional radio beacon (NDB) is scheduled for decommissioning. The current airspace description is defined by the Barter Island NDB, which is no longer in service. Additionally, recent Area Navigation routes charted to/from E:\FR\FM\12OCR1.SGM 12OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 196 (Tuesday, October 12, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 62459-62460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-25478]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0119 Airspace Docket No. 10-AAL-6]


Revision of Class E Airspace; Unalakleet, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Unalakleet, AK. The 
amendment and development of two (each) Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures (SIAPs), and the development of one Obstacle Departure 
Procedure (ODP) at the Unalakleet Airport have made this action 
necessary to enhance safety by ensuring that sufficient Class E 
airspace exists for air traffic management of Instrument Flight Rules 
(IFR) operations.

DATES:  Effective 0901 UTC, January 13, 2011. 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 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Derril Bergt, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; 
telephone number (907) 271-2796; fax: (907) 271-2850; email: 
derril.bergt@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On Thursday, June 10, 2010, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking in the Federal Register to revise Class E airspace at 
Unalakleet, AK (75 FR 32865).
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. 
No comments were received.
    There was an error in the notice of proposed rulemaking regarding 
the E5 airspace coordinates for the Unalakleet VOR/DME. This error has 
been corrected in the final rule. The coordinates for the Unalakleet 
airport have been updated from those used in previous airspace 
revisions made in 1996 and 1998 as a result of more accurate survey 
data now available. With the exception of editorial changes, and the 
changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the 
NPRM.
    The Class E airspace areas designated as a surface area for an 
airport are published in paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective 
September 15, 2010, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1,200 ft. transition areas 
are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective 
September 15, 2010, 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 action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by enlarging Class E5 airspace at the Unalakleet Airport, 
Unalakleet, AK, to accommodate a new departure procedure, and 2 new and 
amended SIAPs at Unalakleet Airport. The new SIAPs and the amendments 
to existing SIAPs require that the orientation and dimensions of Class 
E airspace be revised for the safety and efficiency of management of 
air IFR traffic.
    The revised Class E airspace provides adequate controlled airspace 
upward from the surface, and from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface 
for the safety of IFR operations at Unalakleet Airport by ensuring that 
Class E airspace is sufficient for management of air traffic.

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    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. Because 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 creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft 
executing instrument procedures for the Unalakleet Airport, Unalakleet, 
Alaska, 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; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE 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]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 
2010, is amended as follows:
* * * * *

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

* * * * *

AAL AK E2 Unalakleet, AK [Revised]

Unalakleet Airport, AK
    (Lat. 63[deg]53'19'' N., long. 160[deg]47'57'' W.)
Unalakleet Localizer
    (Lat. 63[deg]52'52'' N., long. 160[deg]47'42'' W.)

    Within a 4.2-mile radius of the Unalakleet Airport, AK, and 
within 3.2 miles each side of the Unalakleet Localizer front course, 
extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 12.6 miles northwest of the 
Unalakleet Airport, AK. This Class E airspace area is effective 
during the specific dates and times established in advance by 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 Unalakleet, AK [Revised]

Unalakleet Airport, AK
    (Lat. 63[deg]53'19'' N., long. 160[deg]47'57'' W.)
Unalakleet Localizer
    (Lat. 63[deg]52'52'' N., long. 160[deg]47'42'' W.)
Unalakleet VOR/DME
    (Lat. 63[deg]53'31'' N., long. 160[deg]41'04'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.3-mile radius of the Unalakleet Airport, AK, and within 
3.8 miles either side of the 289[deg] radial of the Unalakleet VOR/
DME, extending from the 7.3-mile radius to 15.4 miles west of the 
Unalakleet VOR/DME, and within 3.6 miles either side of the 
Unalakleet Localizer front course, extending from the 7.3-mile 
radius to 13.6 miles northwest of the Unalakleet Airport; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 
74-mile radius of the Unalakleet Airport, AK.

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 30, 2010.
Michael A. Tarr,
Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
[FR Doc. 2010-25478 Filed 10-8-10; 8:45 am]
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