Revocation and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Northeast Alaska, AK, 62460-62461 [2010-25481]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 12, 2010 / Rules and Regulations wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with RULES_PART 1 the Barter Island area establish sufficient new Class E airspace to conduct IFR operations and therefore make the existing airspace unnecessary. Additionally, a typographical error (boundary coordinate) was noted in the NPRM airspace description and has been corrected in the final rule. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. 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 Class E airspace areas designated as En Route Domestic Airspace Areas are published in paragraph 6006 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 revising Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska and establishing Class E airspace to accommodate enroute traffic to a new Special RNAV SIAP, and a new obstacle departure procedure (ODP) at the Eagle Airport, Eagle, AK. This Class E6 airspace will provide adequate controlled airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface for safety and management of commercial IFR operations in Northeast Alaska. Air carriers providing service to Eagle, AK, must currently operate under Visual Flight Rules (VFR). With the establishment of an instrument approach at Eagle Airport, the uncontrolled airspace must be converted into controlled airspace. The airspace required to provide for the safety and management of IFR operations at Eagle Airport is designated as E6 Enroute Domestic Airspace and is established by this rule. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:49 Oct 08, 2010 Jkt 223001 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 revokes Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska, establishes Class E airspace to allow IFR access at Eagle Airport, Eagle, 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 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: ■ Paragraph 6006 Airspace Areas. En Route Domestic * * * * * AAL AK E6 Northeast, AK [New] That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area beginning at lat. 63°55′00″ N. long. 141°00′00″ W., then westward along a line of latitude to lat. 63°55′00″ N. long 144°00′00″ PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 W., to lat. 65°30′00″ N. long 144°00′00″ W., then eastward along a line of latitude to lat. 65°30′00″ N. 141°00′00″ W., to the point of beginning. * * * AAL AK E6 * * * * Barter Island, AK [Removed] * * * AAL AK E6 Mentasta Lake/Mountains Area, AK [Removed] Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 29, 2010. Michael A. Tarr, Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. 2010–25481 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–2010–0660; Airspace Docket No. 10–ANM–4] Revocation and Establishment of Class E Airspace; St. George, UT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action will remove Class E airspace at St. George, UT, as the airport will be closing, eliminating the need for controlled airspace. This action will establish Class E airspace for the new St. George Municipal Airport located to the south of the original airport. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS), VHF OmniDirectional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME), Localizer Type Directional Aid/Distance Measuring Equipment (LDA/DME) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the new airport. This will improve the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, January 13, 2011. 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: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: ■ 62461 E:\FR\FM\12OCR1.SGM 12OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 196 (Tuesday, October 12, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-25481]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: 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.

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

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the Barter Island area establish sufficient new Class E airspace to 
conduct IFR operations and therefore make the existing airspace 
unnecessary. Additionally, a typographical error (boundary coordinate) 
was noted in the NPRM airspace description and has been corrected in 
the final rule. With the exception of editorial changes, and the 
changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the 
NPRM.
    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 Class E airspace areas designated as En Route Domestic Airspace 
Areas are published in paragraph 6006 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 revising Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska and 
establishing Class E airspace to accommodate enroute traffic to a new 
Special RNAV SIAP, and a new obstacle departure procedure (ODP) at the 
Eagle Airport, Eagle, AK. This Class E6 airspace will provide adequate 
controlled airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface for safety 
and management of commercial IFR operations in Northeast Alaska. Air 
carriers providing service to Eagle, AK, must currently operate under 
Visual Flight Rules (VFR). With the establishment of an instrument 
approach at Eagle Airport, the uncontrolled airspace must be converted 
into controlled airspace. The airspace required to provide for the 
safety and management of IFR operations at Eagle Airport is designated 
as E6 Enroute Domestic Airspace and is established by this rule.
    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 revokes Class E airspace in Northeast Alaska, establishes Class E 
airspace to allow IFR access at Eagle Airport, Eagle, 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

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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]

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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 6006 En Route Domestic Airspace Areas.

* * * * *

AAL AK E6 Northeast, AK [New]

    That airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface 
within an area beginning at lat. 63[deg]55'00'' N. long. 
141[deg]00'00'' W., then westward along a line of latitude to lat. 
63[deg]55'00'' N. long 144[deg]00'00'' W., to lat. 65[deg]30'00'' N. 
long 144[deg]00'00'' W., then eastward along a line of latitude to 
lat. 65[deg]30'00'' N. 141[deg]00'00'' W., to the point of 
beginning.
* * * * *

AAL AK E6 Barter Island, AK [Removed]

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AAL AK E6 Mentasta Lake/Mountains Area, AK [Removed]

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 29, 2010.
Michael A. Tarr,
Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
[FR Doc. 2010-25481 Filed 10-8-10; 8:45 am]
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