Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action establishes Class E airspace at Akiak, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP). This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Akiak, AK.
0901 UTC, February 19, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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; e-mail: Derril.Bergt@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On Monday, August 11, 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 Akiak, AK (68 FR 47516). The action was proposed in order to add Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing two new SIAPs for the Akiak Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation-Global Positioning System (RNAV GPS) Runway 03 original, and (2) RNAV (GPS) Runway 21 original. New Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Akiak Airport excluding that airspace within the Bethel, Alaska Class E airspace area is established by this action. 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 7400.9L, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, 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.
This revision to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at Akiak, Alaska. This additional Class E airspace was 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 Akiak Airport, Akiak, 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 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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.
AAL AK E5 Akiak, AK [New]
Akiak Airport, AK
(Lat. 60°54′10″ N., long. 161°13′50″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Akiak Airport excluding that airspace within the Bethel, Alaska Class E Airspace area.
Issued in Anchorage, AK, on October 27, 2003.
Trent S. Cummings,
Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.
[FR Doc. 03-28822 Filed 11-18-03; 8:45 am]
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