Modification of Class D and E Airspace; Kenai, AK, 65208-65209 [2013-25853]

Download as PDF 65208 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (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); (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction; and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared an economic evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2013–20–03 Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell): Amendment 39– 17609; Docket No. FAA–2013–0491; Directorate Identifier 2008–SW–012–AD. (a) Applicability This AD applies to Bell Model 430 helicopters, serial number 49001 through 49111, certificated in any category. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as a third stage turbine vibration, which could result in turbine failure, engine power loss, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES (c) Effective Date This AD becomes effective December 5, 2013. (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (e) Required Actions Within 30 days: (1) Revise the Operating Limitations section of the Model 430 Rotorcraft Flight Manual by inserting Section 1, Limitations, page 1–7, of Bell BHT–430–FM–1, revision 18, dated September 1, 2009. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 (2) Install placard part number 230–075– 213–113, or equivalent, on the instrument panel directly below the pilot audio select panel. (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Safety Management Group, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Chinh Vuong, Aviation Safety Engineer, Safety Management Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone (817) 222–5110; email chinh.vuong@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office, before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. (g) Additional Information (1) Bell Alert Service Bulletin No. 430–05– 34, dated June 10, 2005, which is not incorporated by reference, contains additional information about the subject of this AD. For service information identified in this AD, contact Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4; telephone (450) 437–2862 or (800) 363–8023; fax (450) 433– 0272; or at http://www.bellcustomer.com/ files/. You may review a copy of the service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD No. CF–2005–25, dated July 5, 2005. You may view the TCCA AD on the internet in the AD Docket at http://www.regulations.gov. (h) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 7250: Turbine Section. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Page 1–7 of Section 1, Limitations, of Bell Rotorcraft Flight Manual BHT–430–FM– 1, revision 18, dated September 1, 2009. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Bell service information identified in this AD, contact Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4; telephone (450) 437–2862 or (800) 363–8023; fax (450) 433– 0272; or at http://www.bellcustomer.com/ files/. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 18, 2013. Scott A. Horn, Acting Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–24035 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1174; Airspace Docket No. 12–AAL–12] Modification of Class D and E Airspace; Kenai, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Class D and E airspace at Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. A minor adjustment is made to the geographic coordinates of the airport. Additionally, language establishing dates and times of use of the procedures was inadvertently omitted from the description for the Class E airspace designated as an extension, and is included in this rule. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Kenai airspace area, enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4517. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: History On June 10, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 211 / Thursday, October 31, 2013 / Rules and Regulations wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify controlled airspace at Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK (78 FR 34609). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the text regarding operating hours established by NOTAM was omitted from Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. This action includes the NOTAM information. Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6002 and 6004, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in this Order. procedures and air navigation, it is certified this rule, when promulgated, does 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 discusses 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 amends controlled airspace at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D surface area, at Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. The FAAs biennial review found modification of the airspace necessary for the safety and management of aircraft departing and arriving under IFR operations at the airport. The Class D airspace and Class E surface area airspace excluded below 1100 feet MSL beyond 4 miles from the airport is decreased, and the segment of the Class E airspace designated as an extension extending to 10.2 miles northeast of the airport is adjusted to coincide with the dimensions of the cutout. Also, this action adds the text specifying the operating hours established in advance by NOTAM in the airspace description for Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or E surface area. The FAA has determined 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 regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:19 Oct 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 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 the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013 is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace * * PO 00000 * * Frm 00065 Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 9990 AAL AK D 65209 Kenai, AK [Amended] Kenai Municipal Airport, AK (Lat. 60°34′24″ N., long. 151°14′41″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,600 feet MSL within a 5.2-mile radius of Kenai Municipal Airport, excluding the airspace below 1,100 feet MSL beyond 4 miles from the airport extending from the 310° bearing clockwise to the 346° bearing of the airport. This Class D 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 Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas. * * * AAL AK E2 * * Kenai, AK [Amended] Kenai Municipal Airport, AK (Lat. 60°34′24″ N., long. 151°14′41″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2600 feet MSL within a 5.2-mile radius of Kenai Municipal Airport, excluding the airspace below 1,100 feet MSL beyond 4 miles from the airport extending from the 310° bearing clockwise to the 346° bearing of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from the surface beginning at lat. 60°39′25″ N., long. 151°17′17″ W.; to lat. 60°45′01″ N., long. 151°10′27″ W.; to lat. 60°41′12″ N., long. 150°57′33″ W.; to lat. 60°35′34″ N., long. 151° 04′25″ W., thence counterclockwise along the 5.2-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. 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 Airport/Facility Directory. Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to Class D or Class E surface area. * * AAL AK E4 * * * Kenai, AK [Amended] Kenai Municipal Airport, AK (Lat. 60°34′24″ N., long. 151°14′41″ W.) That airspace extending upward from the surface beginning at lat. 60°39′25″ N., long. 151°17′17″ W.; to lat. 60°45′01″ N., long. 151°10′27″ W.; to lat. 60°41′12″ N., long. 150°57′33″ W.; to lat. 60°35′34″ N., long. 151° 04′25″ W., thence counterclockwise along the 5.2-mile radius of the airport to the point of beginning. 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 Airport/Facility Directory. Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 23, 2013. Clark Desing, Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2013–25853 Filed 10–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\31OCR1.SGM 31OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 211 (Thursday, October 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65208-65209]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25853]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1174; Airspace Docket No. 12-AAL-12]


Modification of Class D and E Airspace; Kenai, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Class D and E airspace at Kenai Municipal 
Airport, Kenai, AK. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate 
aircraft using the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System 
(GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. A minor 
adjustment is made to the geographic coordinates of the airport. 
Additionally, language establishing dates and times of use of the 
procedures was inadvertently omitted from the description for the Class 
E airspace designated as an extension, and is included in this rule. 
This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Kenai airspace 
area, enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the 
airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4517.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On June 10, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of

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proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify controlled airspace at Kenai 
Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK (78 FR 34609). Interested parties were 
invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written 
comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 
Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the text regarding 
operating hours established by NOTAM was omitted from Class E airspace 
designated as an extension to a Class D surface area. This action 
includes the NOTAM information.
    Class D and Class E airspace designations are published in 
paragraph 5000, 6002 and 6004, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9X dated 
August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class D and Class E airspace 
designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
this Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by modifying Class D airspace, Class E surface airspace and 
Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D surface area, at 
Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK. Also, the geographic coordinates of 
the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical 
database. The FAAs biennial review found modification of the airspace 
necessary for the safety and management of aircraft departing and 
arriving under IFR operations at the airport. The Class D airspace and 
Class E surface area airspace excluded below 1100 feet MSL beyond 4 
miles from the airport is decreased, and the segment of the Class E 
airspace designated as an extension extending to 10.2 miles northeast 
of the airport is adjusted to coincide with the dimensions of the 
cutout. Also, this action adds the text specifying the operating hours 
established in advance by NOTAM in the airspace description for Class E 
airspace designated as an extension to Class D or E surface area.
    The FAA has determined 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 regulatory evaluation as the 
anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that 
only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 
this rule, when promulgated, does 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 discusses 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 amends 
controlled airspace at the Kenai Municipal Airport, Kenai, AK.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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

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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 the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace

* * * * *

AAL AK D Kenai, AK [Amended]

Kenai Municipal Airport, AK
    (Lat. 60[deg]34'24'' N., long. 151[deg]14'41'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2,600 feet MSL within a 5.2-mile radius of Kenai Municipal Airport, 
excluding the airspace below 1,100 feet MSL beyond 4 miles from the 
airport extending from the 310[deg] bearing clockwise to the 
346[deg] bearing of the airport. This Class D 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 Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.

* * * * *

AAL AK E2 Kenai, AK [Amended]

Kenai Municipal Airport, AK
    (Lat. 60[deg]34'24'' N., long. 151[deg]14'41'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
2600 feet MSL within a 5.2-mile radius of Kenai Municipal Airport, 
excluding the airspace below 1,100 feet MSL beyond 4 miles from the 
airport extending from the 310[deg] bearing clockwise to the 
346[deg] bearing of the airport; and that airspace extending upward 
from the surface beginning at lat. 60[deg]39'25'' N., long. 
151[deg]17'17'' W.; to lat. 60[deg]45'01'' N., long. 151[deg]10'27'' 
W.; to lat. 60[deg]41'12'' N., long. 150[deg]57'33'' W.; to lat. 
60[deg]35'34'' N., long. 151[deg] 04'25'' W., thence 
counterclockwise along the 5.2-mile radius of the airport to the 
point of beginning. 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 Airport/Facility Directory.

Paragraph 6004 Class E airspace areas designated as an extension to 
Class D or Class E surface area.

* * * * *

AAL AK E4 Kenai, AK [Amended]

Kenai Municipal Airport, AK
    (Lat. 60[deg]34'24'' N., long. 151[deg]14'41'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface beginning at 
lat. 60[deg]39'25'' N., long. 151[deg]17'17'' W.; to lat. 
60[deg]45'01'' N., long. 151[deg]10'27'' W.; to lat. 60[deg]41'12'' 
N., long. 150[deg]57'33'' W.; to lat. 60[deg]35'34'' N., long. 
151[deg] 04'25'' W., thence counterclockwise along the 5.2-mile 
radius of the airport to the point of beginning. 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 Airport/
Facility Directory.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on October 23, 2013.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2013-25853 Filed 10-30-13; 8:45 am]
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