Federal Register: December 16, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 240)
DOCID: fr16de09-5 FR Doc E9-29848
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 71
Docket ID: [Docket No. FAA-2009-0197; Airspace Docket No. 09-AAL-4]
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Clarks Point, AK
DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 11, 2010. 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.
This action establishes Class E airspace at Clarks Point, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Clarks Point Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Clarks Point Airport.
Class E Airspace; Establishment:
On Wednesday, October 7, 2009, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to establish Class E airspace at Clarks Point, AK (74 FR 51524).
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. The rule is adopted as proposed.
The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1,200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, 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.
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace at Clarks Point Airport, AK, to accommodate new RNAV SIAPs at Clarks Point Airport. This Class E airspace will provide adequate controlled airspace upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface, for the safety and management of IFR operations at Clarks Point 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 ``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 Clarks Point 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; 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, 19591963 Comp., p. 389.
Sec. 71.1 [Amended]
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, is amended as follows:
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 Clarks Point, AK [New]
Clarks Point Airport, AK
(Lat. 58[deg]50'01'' N., long. 158[deg]31'46'' W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface
within a 6.3mile radius of the Clarks Point Airport, AK; and that
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73mile radius of the Clarks Point Airport, AK.
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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on December 3, 2009.
Michael A. Tarr,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group. [FR Doc. E929848 Filed 121509; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 491013P
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Gary Rolf, AAL-538G, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 995137587; telephone number (907) 2715898; fax: (907) 2712850; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/ office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/ alaskan/rulemaking/.