Federal Register: December 8, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 236)
DOCID: fr08de08-10 FR Doc E8-28977
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 71
Docket ID: [Docket No. FAA-2008-0455; Airspace Docket No. 08-AAL-14]
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
ACTION: Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Umiat, AK
DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 22, 2009.
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Umiat, AK. Two Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) are being developed for the Umiat Airport at Umiat, AK, along with a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP). Adoption of this proposal would result in creating Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at the Umiat Airport, Umiat, AK.
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 energyrelated 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 selfaddressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket No. FAA20080455/ Airspace Docket No. 08AAL14.'' 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 Notice of Proposed Rulemakings (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, ATA400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 2678783. Communications must 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) 2679677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 112A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.
The FAA is considering an amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 71), which would establish Class E airspace at the Umiat Airport, in Umiat, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to create Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the Umiat Airport, Umiat, AK.
The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and [[Page 74378]]
Maintenance Branch has created two new SIAPs for the Umiat Airport. The SIAPs are (1) the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Runway (RWY) 06, Original and (2) the RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Original. The Textual ODP is unnamed and will be published in the front of the U.S. Terminal Procedures for Alaska. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface in the Umiat Airport area would be established by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing the instrument procedures at the Umiat Airport, Umiat, AK.
The area would 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 in FAA Order 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document would be published subsequently in the 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 create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures at the Umiat Airport, 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, 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 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and
Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, is to be amended as follows:
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Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.
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AAL AK E5 Umiat, AK [New]
Umiat, Umiat Airport, AK
(Lat. 69[deg]22'16'' N., Long. 152[deg]08'08'' W)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface
within a 6.5mile radius of the Umiat Airport, AK, and within 4
miles either side of the 266[deg](T)/289[deg](M) bearing from the
Umiat Airport, AK, extending from the 6.5mile radius to 11.6 miles
west of the Umiat Airport, AK, and within 4 miles either side of the
082[deg](T)/115[deg](M) bearing from the Umiat Airport, AK,
extending from the 6.5mile radius to 11.6 miles east of the Umiat
Airport, AK; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet
above the surface within a 73mile radius of the Umiat Airport, AK. * * * * *
Issued in Anchorage, AK, on November 21, 2008.
Marshall G. Severson,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E828977 Filed 12508; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Gary Rolf, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 995137587; telephone number (907) 2715898; fax: (907) 2712850; email: email@example.com. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/ office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/ alaskan/rulemaking/.