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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pilot Point, AK

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action establishes Class E airspace at Pilot Point, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) and one Departure Procedure (DP). This rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the ground at Pilot Point, AK.


0901 UTC, October 30, 2003.

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Derril Bergt, AAL-531, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; telephone number (907) 271-2796; fax: (907) 271-2850; email: Internet address:​at .

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On Monday, May 5, 2003, the FAA proposed to revise part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to create new Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface at Pilot Point, AK (68 FR 23624). The action was proposed in order to add Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing two new SIAPs and one new DP for the Pilot Point Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation-Global Positioning System (RNAV GPS) Runway 25 original, and (2) RNAV (GPS) Runway 07 original and the new DP is the Zilko One RNAV Departure. 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 proposed.

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 revoked and revised subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This revision to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at Pilot Point, Alaska. This additional Class E airspace is being created to accomodate aircraft executing 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 Pilot Point Airport, Pilot Point, 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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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 Pilot Point, AK [New]

Pilot Point Airport, AK

(Lat. 57°34′49″N., long. 157°74′03″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Pilot Point Airport and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat. 57°51′00″N. long. 158°03′00″W., to lat. 57°51′00″N. long. 157°05′00″W., to lat. 57°24′45″N. long. 157°05′00″W., to lat. 57°24′45″N. long. 158°03′00″W., to the point of beginning.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on July 29, 2003.

Judith G. Heckl,

Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.

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[FR Doc. 03-20404 Filed 8-8-01; 8:45 am