Federal Register: March 11, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 47)
DOCID: FR Doc 05-4746
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 71
Docket ID: [Docket No. FAA-2004-19696; Airspace Docket No. 04-AAL-24]
ACTION: Airworthiness directives:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beluga, AK
DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, May 12, 2005.
This action establishes Class E airspace at Beluga, AK to
provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing
Special Instrument Approach Procedures. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from
700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Beluga Airport, AK.
Class E airspace,
On Thursday, December 30, 2004, the FAA proposed to revise part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to create new Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface at Beluga, AK (69 FR 78371). The action was proposed in order to establish Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures at the Beluga Airport. New Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. above the surface within a 5mile radius of the Beluga Airport is established by this action. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No public comments have been received, thus, the rule is adopted as proposed.
The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The coordinates for this airspace docket are based on North American Datum 83. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1200 foot transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
This revision to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at Beluga Airport, Alaska. This additional Class E airspace was created to accommodate aircraft executing Special Instrument Flight Procedures and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for IFR operations at Beluga Airport, Alaska.
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. Since this 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 Approach Procedures for the Beluga 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 71DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; 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, 19591963 Comp., p. 389.
Sec. 71.1 [Amended]
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, is amended as follows:
* * * * *
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
* * * * *
AAL AK E5 Beluga, AK [New]
Beluga, Airport, AK
(Lat. 61[deg]10'20'' N., long. 151[deg]02'38'' W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 5mile radius of the Beluga Airport.
* * * * *
Issued in Anchorage, AK, on March 4, 2005.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Acting Area Director, Alaska Flight Services Area Office.
[FR Doc. 054746 Filed 31005; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 491013P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Jesse Patterson, AAL-538G, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 995137587; telephone number (907) 2715898; fax: (907) 2712850; e mail: Jesse.ctr.Patterson@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at .