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Revision of Class E Airspace; Point Hope, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action revises Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Point Hope, AK. The FAA has developed two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for the Point Hope Airport. Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface is necessary to ensure that Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations remain within controlled airspace when executing the new SIAPs. The current Class E airspace is not sufficient to contain the two new SIAPs. The intended effect of this rule is to create additional controlled Class E airspace necessary to contain the new SIAPs.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, March 20, 2003.

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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 September 27, 2002, a proposal to revise part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise Class E airspace at Point Hope, AK, was published in the Federal Register (67 FR 61046-61047). The proposal was necessary because two new SIAPs have been developed to the Point Hope Airport and current Class E airspace is not sufficient to contain the new SIAPs. The new SIAPs are the Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV/GPS) Runway 1 and the RNAV (GPS) Runway 19 approaches. This action will extend Class E airspace, upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, to contain the new SIAPs. 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 7400.9K, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be revised subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This revision to 14 CFR part 71 adds additional Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Point Hope, Alaska. Additional Class E airspace is being created to contain aircraft executing two new SIAPs and 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 Point Hope Airport, Point Hope, 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 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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[Amended]
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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 Point Hope, AK [Revised]

Point Hope Airport, AK

(Lat. 68° 20′ 56″ N, long. 166° 47′ 58″ W)

Point Hope NDB

(Lat. 68 20′ 41″ N, long. 166 47′ 51″ W)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of the Point Hope Airport and within 3 miles each side of the 207 bearing of the Point Hope NDB extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 10.3 miles southwest of the airport and within 3 miles either side of the Point Hope NDB 017 bearing extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 9.9 miles northeast of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within lat. 68°45′00″ N, long. 166°00′00″ W; to lat. 68°15′00″ N, long. 165°53′00″ W; to lat. 67°55′00″ N, long. 166deg;03′00″ W; to lat. 68 deg;01′30″ N, long. 167 deg;65′00″ W; to lat. 68°45′00″ N, long. 166°52′30″ W to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on December 20, 2002.

Trent S. Cummings,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.

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[FR Doc. 02-33128 Filed 12-31-02; 8:45 am]

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