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Revision of Class E Airspace; Ambler, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action revises Class E airspace at Ambler, AK. The establishment of a Global Positioning System (GPS) instrument approach procedure to runway (RWY) 36 at Ambler, AK, made this action necessary. This rule provides adequate controlled airspace for aircraft flying Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Ambler, AK.

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EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, November 30, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bob Durand, Operations Branch, 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 or at address http://162.58.28.41/​at.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

Only June 13, 2000, a proposal to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise the Class E airspace at Ambler, AK, was published in the Federal Register (65 FR 37089). The proposal was necessary due to establishment of the GPS instrument approach to RWY 36 at Ambler, 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 of FAA Order 7400.9H, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be revised and published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at Ambler, AK, through the establishment of a GPS instrument approach to RWY 36. The area 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 Ambler, AK.

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. Since 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.

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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

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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 Ambler, AK [Revised]

Ambler Airport, AK

(Lat. 67°06′22″ N, long. 157°51′13″ N)

Ambler NDB

(Lat. 67°06′24″ N, long. 157°51′29″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Ambler Airport and within 3.5 miles each side of the 193° bearing of the Ambler NDB extending from the 6.3-mile radius to 7.2 miles southwest of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within 4 miles west and 8 miles east of the Ambler NDB 193° bearing extending from the NDB to 20 miles southwest of the NDB, and 4 miles either side of a line from lat. 66°20′57″ N long. 158°54′51″ W to lat. 66°56′52″ N long. 158°01′13″ W, and 4 miles either side of a line from lat. 66°51′40″ N long. 158°55′07″ W to lat. 66°56′52″ N long. 158°01′13″ W.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 14, 2000.

Anthony M. Wylie,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-24487 Filed 9-22-00; 8:45 am]

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