Revision of Class E Airspace; Talkeetna, AK, 43824-43825 [2011-18451]

Download as PDF 43824 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2011 / Rules and Regulations of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. 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 safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it creates additional Class E airspace at the Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK for the safe and efficient use of the National Airspace System. 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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES ■ 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 ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Jul 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 Feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * AAL AK E5 Yakutat, AK [Revised] Yakutat Airport, AK (Lat. 59°30′12″ N., long. 139°39′37″ W.) Yakutat VOR/DME (Lat. 59°30′39″ N., long. 139°38′53″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within the area bounded by lat. 59°47′42″ N., 139°58′48″ W., to lat. 59°37′33″ N., long. 139°40′54″ W., then along the 7 mile radius of the Yakutat VOR/ DME clockwise to 59°28′54″ N., long. 139°25′36″ W., to lat. 59°20′16″ N., long. 139°10′20″ W., to lat. 59°02′49″ N. long. 139°47′45″ W., to lat. 59°30′15″ N. long. 140°36′43″ W., to the point of beginning, excluding that area outside 12 miles from the shoreline within Gulf of Alaska Low Control Area; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 75mile radius of the Yakutat VOR/DME, excluding that area extending over Canada, and that area outside 12 miles from the shoreline within Control 1487L. Issued in Anchorage, AK, on June 30, 2011. Michael A. Tarr, Manager, Alaska Flight Services. [FR Doc. 2011–17973 Filed 7–21–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0444; Airspace Docket No. 11–AAL–07] List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 § 71.1 Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: * * * * * Revision of Class E Airspace; Talkeetna, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action revises Class E airspace at Talkeetna, AK, to accommodate the amendment of four Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and the Obstacle Departure Procedure at Talkeetna Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Talkeetna Airport. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 20, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Dunn, 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: Martha.ctr.Dunn@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, May 12, 2011, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to revise Class E airspace at Talkeetna, AK (76 FR 27619). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received noting that the longitude of the Talkeetna VOR/ DME was incorrect. The FAA agrees and will correct the error. The Class E airspace areas are published in paragraphs 6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed 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. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E airspace at the Talkeetna Airport, Talkeetna, AK, to accommodate four amended standard instrument approach procedures and the revised obstacle departure procedure. This Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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 E:\FR\FM\22JYR1.SGM 22JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 141 / Friday, July 22, 2011 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘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 Talkeetna Airport and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 AAL AK E2 Talkeetna, AK [Revised] Talkeetna Airport, AK (Lat. 62°19′14″ N., long. 150°05′37″ W.) Talkeetna VOR/DME (Lat. 62°17′55″ N., long. 150°06′20″ W.) Within a 5-mile radius of the Talkeetna Airport, and within 2.5 miles each side of the Talkeetna VOR/DME 191° radial and within 1 mile each side of the Talkeetna VOR/DME 207° radial extending from the 5-mile radius to 8.4 miles southwest of the 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 Talkeetna, AK [Revised] Talkeetna Airport, AK (Lat. 62°19′14″ N., long. 150°05′37″ W.) Talkeetna VOR/DME (Lat 62°17′55″ W., long. 150°06′20″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.5-mile radius of the Talkeetna Airport and within 3.2 miles each side of the Talkeetna VOR/ DME 191° radial and within 2.5 miles each side of the Talkeetna VOR/DME 207° radial extending from the 7.5-mile radius to 12.4 miles southwest of the airport and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 72-mile radius of Talkeetna Airport. 43825 lightning and lightning triggered by the flight of an expendable launch vehicle through or near an electrified environment in or near a cloud. These changes also increase launch availability and implement changes already adopted by the United States Air Force. The direct final rule published June 8, 2011 (76 FR 33139) is effective on July 25, 2011. DATES: The complete docket for the direct final rule, Docket No. FAA–2011– 0181, may be examined at http:// www.regulations.gov at any time or go to Docket operations in Room W12–140 West Building, Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: For technical questions concerning this rule contact Karen Shelton-Mur, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, AST–300, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–7985; facsimile (202) 267–5463, e-mail Karen.SheltonMur@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this rule contact Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney for Commercial Space Transportation, Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3150; facsimile (202) 267–7971, e-mail laura.montgomery@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Issued in Anchorage, AK, on July 12, 2011. Michael A. Tarr, Manager, Alaska Flight Services. Adoption of the Amendment [FR Doc. 2011–18451 Filed 7–21–11; 8:45 am] In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Direct Final Rule Procedure PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Federal Aviation Administration The FAA anticipated that this regulation would not result in adverse or negative comment and therefore is issued as a direct final rulemaking. Because the changes to the lightning commit criteria will increase launch availability and are already for U.S. Government launchs at Air Force launch ranges, the public interest is well served by this rulemaking. The comment period closed July 8, 2011, and the FAA received no comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14 CFR Part 417 [Docket No.: FAA–2011–0181; Amendment No. 417–2] 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ RIN 2120–AJ84 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. Launch Safety: Lightning Criteria for Expendable Launch Vehicles § 71.1 AGENCY: [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES ■ Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas * * * VerDate Mar<15>2010 * * 18:10 Jul 21, 2011 Jkt 223001 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule; Confirmation of effective date. This action confirms the effective date of July 25, 2011, for the direct final rule issued June 8, 2011. No comments were received on this final rule. This action amends flight criteria for mitigating against naturally occurring SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Conclusion In light of the fact that no comments were submitted in response to the direct final rule, the FAA has determined that no further rulemaking action is necessary. Therefore, Amendment No. 417–2 takes effect as of July 25, 2011. E:\FR\FM\22JYR1.SGM 22JYR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 141 (Friday, July 22, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 43824-43825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18451]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0444; Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-07]


Revision of Class E Airspace; Talkeetna, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Talkeetna, AK, to 
accommodate the amendment of four Standard Instrument Approach 
Procedures and the Obstacle Departure Procedure at Talkeetna Airport. 
The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of 
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Talkeetna Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 20, 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: Martha Dunn, 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: Martha.ctr.Dunn@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, May 12, 2011, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to revise Class E airspace at 
Talkeetna, AK (76 FR 27619).
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. 
One comment was received noting that the longitude of the Talkeetna 
VOR/DME was incorrect. The FAA agrees and will correct the error.
    The Class E airspace areas are published in paragraphs 6002 and 
6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, signed 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. With the exception of editorial changes, and 
the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in 
the NPRM.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by revising Class E airspace at the Talkeetna Airport, 
Talkeetna, AK, to accommodate four amended standard instrument approach 
procedures and the revised obstacle departure procedure. This Class E 
surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 
1,200 feet above the surface is necessary for the safety and management 
of IFR operations at the airport.
    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

[[Page 43825]]

``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 Talkeetna 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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

0
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]

0
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9U, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, signed August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas

* * * * *

AAL AK E2 Talkeetna, AK [Revised]

Talkeetna Airport, AK
    (Lat. 62[deg]19'14'' N., long. 150[deg]05'37'' W.)
Talkeetna VOR/DME
    (Lat. 62[deg]17'55'' N., long. 150[deg]06'20'' W.)

    Within a 5-mile radius of the Talkeetna Airport, and within 2.5 
miles each side of the Talkeetna VOR/DME 191[deg] radial and within 
1 mile each side of the Talkeetna VOR/DME 207[deg] radial extending 
from the 5-mile radius to 8.4 miles southwest of the 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 Talkeetna, AK [Revised]

Talkeetna Airport, AK
    (Lat. 62[deg]19'14'' N., long. 150[deg]05'37'' W.)
Talkeetna VOR/DME
    (Lat 62[deg]17'55'' W., long. 150[deg]06'20'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 7.5-mile radius of the Talkeetna Airport and within 3.2 
miles each side of the Talkeetna VOR/DME 191[deg] radial and within 
2.5 miles each side of the Talkeetna VOR/DME 207[deg] radial 
extending from the 7.5-mile radius to 12.4 miles southwest of the 
airport and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the 
surface within a 72-mile radius of Talkeetna Airport.

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on July 12, 2011.
Michael A. Tarr,
Manager, Alaska Flight Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-18451 Filed 7-21-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P