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Revision of Class E Airspace; Cold Bay, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final Rule.

SUMMARY:

This action revises Class E airspace at Cold Bay, AK. Due to the development of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Runway (Rwy) 26 Instrument Approach Procedure for the Cold Bay airport, additional Class E airspace to protect Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations is needed. The additional Class E surface area airspace ensures that aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) Rwy 26 standard instrument approach procedure remain within controlled airspace. This rule results in additional Class E airspace at Cold Bay, AK.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, October 3, 2002.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Derril Bergt, AAL-538, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; telephone number (907) 271-2796; fax: (907) 271-2850; email: Derril.CTR.Bergt@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 February 6, 2002, a proposal to revise part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to add to the Class E airspace at Cold Bay, AK, was published in the Federal Register (67 FR 5529). Due to the development of a standard instrument approach procedure, RNAV (GPS) Runway 26, additional Class E controlled airspace is necessary to contain IFR operations at Cold Bay, AK Airport. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No public comments have been 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 7400.9J, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2001, and effective September 16, 2001, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be revoked and revised subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This revision to 14 CFR part 71 adds to the Class E airspace at Cold Bay, Alaska. Additional Class E airspace is being created to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) Runway 26 Approach and 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 Cold Bay Airport, Cold Bay, Alaska.

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. Since this 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

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

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AAL AK E5 Cold Bay, AK [New]

Cold Bay Airport, AK

(Lat. 55°12′20″ N., long. 162°43′27″ W.)

Cold Bay VORTAC

(Lat. 55°16′03″ N., long. 162°46′27″ W.)

Elfee NDB

(Lat. 55°17′46″ N., long. 162°47′21″ W.)

Cold Bay Localizer

(Lat. 55°11′41″ N., long. 162°43′07″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 14-mile radius of Cold Bay VORTAC extending clockwise from the 253° radial to the 041° radial of the VORTAC and within 4 miles south of the 253° radial Cold Bay VORTAC extending from the VORTAC to 7.2 miles west of the Cold Bay Airport and within 4 miles south of the 041° radial extending from the VORTAC to 7.2 miles east of the airport and within 4.5 miles west and 8 miles east of the Elfee NDB 318° bearing extending from the NDB to 21.7 northwest of the airport and that airspace within 3 miles each side of the Cold Bay VORTAC 150° radial extending from the VORTAC to 18.2 miles south of the airport and within 2.8 miles west of the Cold Bay Localizer back course extending from the airport to 15.7 miles south of the airport; excluding that airspace more than 12 miles from the shoreline; and that airspace extending from 1,200 feet above the surface within 18.3 miles from the Cold Bay VORTAC extending clockwise from the Cold Bay VORTAC 085° radial to the Cold Bay VORTAC 142° radial.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on July 1, 2002.

Stephen P. Creamer,

Assistant Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-18621 Filed 7-24-02; 8:45 am]

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