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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Akhiok, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action establishes Class E airspace at Akhiok, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) and a new Departure Procedure. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 feet above the surface at Akhiok, AK.

DATES:

Effective Date: 0901 UTC, June 10, 2004.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jesse Patterson, AAL-538G, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; telephone number (907) 271-5898; fax: (907) 271-2850; e-mail: Jesse.ctr.Patterson@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/​at.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 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. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Akhiok, AK (69 FR 5093). The action was proposed in order to add Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing a new Standard Instrument Approach Procedure and a new Departure Procedure for the Akhiok Airport. The new approach is Area Navigation-Global Positioning System (RNAV GPS) A original. The new departure procedure is the JOGMO ONE RNAV Departure. New Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet and 1,200 feet above the surface in the Akhiok Airport 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.

The Rule

This revision to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at Akhiok, Alaska. This additional Class E airspace was created to accomodate aircraft executing a new SIAP 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 Akhiok Airport, Akhiok, 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 Start Printed Page 19923so 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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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 Akhiok, AK [New]

Akhiok Airport, AK

(lat. 56°56′19″ N., long. 154°10′57″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Akhiok Airport and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by 57°11′ N. 154°10′30″ W. to 56°47′ N. 153°36′ W. to 56°35′ N. 154°04′ W to 56°35′ N. 154°25′ W to 56°56′30″ N. 154°55′ W to point of beginning.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on April 1, 2004.

Judith G. Heckl,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.

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[FR Doc. 04-8504 Filed 4-14-04; 8:45 am]

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