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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Russian Mission, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E airspace at Russian Mission, AK. The establishment of two Global Positioning System (GPS) instrument approach procedures at Russian Mission Airport made this action necessary. The Russian Mission Airport status changes from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). This rule provides adequate controlled airspace for aircraft flying IFR procedures at Russian Mission, AK.

EFFECTIVE DATES:

0901 UTC, April 20, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bob Durand, Operations Branch, AAL-531, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; telephone number (907) 271-5898; fax: (907) 271-2850; email: Bob.Durand@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/​at.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On October 5, 1999, a proposal to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish the Class E airspace at Russian Mission, AK, was published in the Federal Register (64 FR53956). The proposal was necessary due to the establishment of two GPS instrument approaches at Russian Mission, AK. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No public comments to the proposal were received; thus, the rule is adopted as written.

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 in FAA Order 7400.9G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, 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.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes the Class E airspace at Russian Mission, AK, through the establishment of two GPS instrument approach procedures. The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace for IFR operations at Russian Mission, AK.

The FAA has determined that this rule 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 is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when Start Printed Page 7723promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of the Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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PART 71— DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, is amended as follows:

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Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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AAL AK E5 Russian Mission, AK [New]

Russian Mission Airport

(lat. 61° 46′ 47″ N., long. 161° 19′ 10″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within 6.2-mile radius of the Russian Mission Airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 62° 10′ 00″ N. long. 162° 45′ 00″ W., to lat. 62° 34′ 00″ N. long. 160° 30′ 00″ W., to lat. 61° 30′ 00″ N. long. 160° 30′ 00″ W., along lat. 61° 30′ 00″ to lat 61° 30′ 00″ N. long. 162° 45′ 00″ W., to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on February 9, 2000.

Willis C. Nelson

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-3701 Filed 2-15-00; 8:45 am]

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