Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Emmonak, AK, 54148-54149 [2011-22227]

Download as PDF 54148 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules to that in the TRs specified in table 1 of this AD, and these TRs may be removed. FAA AD Differences Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Note 2: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information as follows: (1) Although the MCAI tells you to do an inspection for discrepancies, 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB–328–76–486, Revision 3, dated April 7, 2010, does not include this action. The off-wing inspection included in the MCAI is not required to address the unsafe condition. The modification addresses the identified unsafe condition. Therefore, this AD does not include that requirement. (2) Although the MCAI and service information do not include revising the AFM, this AD includes that requirement. The TRs specified in table 1 of this AD introduce preflight operational tests of the warning system modification, along with abnormal procedures that provide guidance to the flightcrew in the event of various potential warning system faults. These procedures must be adopted at the same time the modification is installed to ensure proper use and operation of the power lever warning system. This has been coordinated with EASA. Other FAA AD Provisions (j) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Groves, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; telephone (425) 227–1503; fax (425) 227–1149. Information may be e-mailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. Related Information (k) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2009–0196, dated September 4, 2009; 328 Support Services Service Bulletin SB–328–76–486, Revision 3, dated April 7, 2010; and the TRs specified in Table 1 of this AD; for related information. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 23, 2011. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2011–22226 Filed 8–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0880 Airspace Docket No. 11–AAL–17] Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Emmonak, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Emmonak, AK. The amendment of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Emmonak Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before October 17, 2011. 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–2011–0880/ Airspace Docket No. 11–AAL–17 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://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: Martha Dunn, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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: 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–2011–0880/Airspace Docket No. 11–AAL–17.’’ 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 NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/ air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. 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 E:\FR\FM\31AUP1.SGM 31AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 169 / Wednesday, August 31, 2011 / Proposed Rules identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. Emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposal This action proposes to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E5 airspace at the Emmonak Airport in Emmonak, AK, to accommodate the revision of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Emmonak Airport. This Class E airspace would provide adequate controlled airspace upward from the 700 feet and 1,200 feet above the surface, for the safety and management of IFR operations at the Emmonak Airport. A portion of the airspace lies further than 12 miles offshore and overlaps Norton Sound Low. That offshore airspace area will be amended in a future rule-making action. Class E5 airspace designated as 700 and 1200 foot transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 in 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 airspaces listed in this document would be subsequently published in that 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. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:28 Aug 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 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 revise Class E airspace at the Emmonak Airport, Emmonak, AK, and represents the FAA’s continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace. 54149 Issued in Anchorage, AK, on August 19, 2011. Marshall G. Severson, Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services . [FR Doc. 2011–22227 Filed 8–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0866 Airspace Docket No. 11–AAL–15] Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kipnuk, AK The Proposed Amendment AGENCY: In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: SUMMARY: 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: 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, signed August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 2010, 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 Emmonak, AK [Revised] Emmonak Airport, AK (Lat. 62°47′10″ N., long. 164°29′27″ W.) Emmonak VOR/DME (Lat. 62°47′05″ N., long. 164°29′15″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-mile radius of the Emmonak Airport, AK and within 4 miles east and 8 miles west of the Emmonak VOR/DME 353° radial extending from the VOR/DME to 16 miles north and within 4 miles east and 8 miles west of the Emmonak VOR/DME 182° radial extending from the VOR/DME to 16 miles south and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the Emmonak Airport, AK, excluding that area outside 12 miles from the shoreline that overlies Norton Sound Low. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kipnuk, AK. The amendment of two standard instrument approach procedures at the Kipnuk Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. Comments must be received on or before October 17, 2011. 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–2011–0866/ Airspace Docket No. 11–AAL–15 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://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: Martha Dunn, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; telephone number (907) 271–5898; fax: DATES: E:\FR\FM\31AUP1.SGM 31AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 169 (Wednesday, August 31, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 54148-54149]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22227]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0880 Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-17]


Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Emmonak, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Emmonak, 
AK. The amendment of two standard instrument approach procedures at the 
Emmonak Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and 
management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 17, 2011.

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-2011-0880/Airspace Docket 
No. 11-AAL-17 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit 
comments on the Internet at http://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: Martha Dunn, 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:

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-2011-0880/
Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-17.'' 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 NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    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

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identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in 
being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should contact the 
FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of 
Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution 
System, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

    This action proposes to amend Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations 
(14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E5 airspace at the Emmonak Airport 
in Emmonak, AK, to accommodate the revision of two standard instrument 
approach procedures at the Emmonak Airport. This Class E airspace would 
provide adequate controlled airspace upward from the 700 feet and 1,200 
feet above the surface, for the safety and management of IFR operations 
at the Emmonak Airport. A portion of the airspace lies further than 12 
miles offshore and overlaps Norton Sound Low. That offshore airspace 
area will be amended in a future rule-making action.
    Class E5 airspace designated as 700 and 1200 foot transition areas 
are published in paragraph 6005 in 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 airspaces listed in this document would be subsequently 
published in that 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. 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 proposes to revise Class E airspace at the Emmonak Airport, Emmonak, 
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).

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, 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:

    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, signed August 18, 2010, and effective September 15, 
2010, 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 Emmonak, AK [Revised]

Emmonak Airport, AK
    (Lat. 62[deg]47'10'' N., long. 164[deg]29'27'' W.)
Emmonak VOR/DME
    (Lat. 62[deg]47'05'' N., long. 164[deg]29'15'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of the Emmonak Airport, AK and within 4 
miles east and 8 miles west of the Emmonak VOR/DME 353[deg] radial 
extending from the VOR/DME to 16 miles north and within 4 miles east 
and 8 miles west of the Emmonak VOR/DME 182[deg] radial extending 
from the VOR/DME to 16 miles south and that airspace extending 
upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of 
the Emmonak Airport, AK, excluding that area outside 12 miles from 
the shoreline that overlies Norton Sound Low.

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on August 19, 2011.
Marshall G. Severson,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services .
[FR Doc. 2011-22227 Filed 8-30-11; 8:45 am]
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