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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Egegik, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E airspace at Egegik, AK. The establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) instrument approaches at the Egegik Airport made this action necessary. The Egegik Airport status Start Printed Page 15028will change from Visual Flight Rules (VFR) to Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). This rule provides adequate controlled airspace for aircraft flying IFR procedures at Egegik, AK.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, May 17, 2001.

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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

On December 28, 2000, a proposal to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish the Class E airspace at Egegik, AK, was published in the Federal Register (65 FR 82300). The proposal was necessary due to establishment of new RNAV instrument approaches to runway (RWY) 12 and RWY 30 at Egegik, 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; however, the coordinates for the Egegik Airport contained errors. The airport coordinates have been corrected to read “lat. 58°11′18″ N, long. 157°22′52″ W.” The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that this change is editorial in nature and will not increase the scope of this rule. Except for the non-substantive change just discussed, 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 establishes the Class E airspace at Egegik, AK, through the establishment of RNAV instrument approaches to RWY 12 and RWY 30 at Egegik, AK. The Egegik Airport status will change from VFR to IFR. The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this proposal is to provide adequate controlled airspace for IFR operations at Egegik Airport, Egegik, AK.

The FAA has determined that these regulations only involve 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 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

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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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 areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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AAL AK E5 Egegik, AK [Revised]

Egegik Airport, AK

(Lat. 58°11′18″ N., long. 157°22′52″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3 mile radius of the Egegik Airport.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on March 6, 2001.

Stephen P. Creamer,

Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.

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[FR Doc. 01-6373 Filed 3-14-01; 8:45 am]

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