Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
Notice of proposed rulemaking.
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Kotzebue, AK. Two new Standard instrument approach procedures are being published for Kotzebue, AK. Additional Class E surface area airspace is needed to protect instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at Kotzebue, AK. The additional Class E surface area airspace will ensure that aircraft executing the new standard instrument approach procedures to Kotzebue, AK remain within controlled airspace. Adoption of this proposal would result in additional Class E surface area airspace at Kotzebue, AK.
Comments must be received on or before October 25, 2004.
Send comments on the proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the docket number FAA-2004-18897/Airspace Docket No. 04-AAL-12, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1-800-647-5527) is on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation NASSIF Building at the above address.
An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Regional Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, Manager, Operations Branch, AAL-530, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. FAA-2004-18897/Airspace Docket No. 04-AAL-12.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.
Availability of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking's (NPRM's)
An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document's Web page at http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara.
Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA-400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591 or by calling (202) 267-8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.
The FAA is considering an amendment to the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 71) by adding Class E surface area airspace at Kotzebue, AK. The intended effect of this proposal is to amend Class E surface area airspace necessary to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Kotzebue, AK.
The FAA Instrument Flight Procedures Production and Maintenance Branch has developed two new SIAPs for the Kotzebue International Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) ( RNAV GPS) Runway (RWY) 26, original; and (2) RNAV (GPS) Runway 8, original. Revised Class E controlled airspace extending upward from the surface within the 4.8-mile radius of the Kotzebue International Airport would be created by this action. The proposed airspace is sufficient to contain aircraft executing the new instrument procedures for the Kotzebue International Airport.
The area would 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 a surface area are published in Start Printed Page 54759paragraph 6002 in 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 designations listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order.
The FAA has determined that this proposed 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, when promulgated, 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 71
- Incorporation by reference
- Navigation (air)
The Proposed Amendment
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows:
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9L, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, is to be amended as follows:
Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface areas.
AAL AK E2 Kotzebue, AK [Revised]
Kotzebue, Ralph Wien Mermorial Airport, AK
(Lat. 66°53′05″ N, long. 162°35′55″ W)
(Lat. 66°53′08″ N, long. 162°32′24″ W)
(Lat. 66°54′05″ N, long. 162°33′52″ W)
Within a 4.8-mile radius of the Ralph Wien Memorial Airport and within 2.6 miles each side of the 039° bearing from Hotham NDB extending from the 4.8 mile radius to 8.9 miles northeast of the airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the 091° radial from the Kotzebue VOR/DME extending from the 4.8-mile radius to 11.5 miles east of the airport and within 2.4 miles each side of the 278° radial from the Kotzebue VOR/DME extending from the 4.8-mile radius to 10.2 miles west of the airport. This Class E airspace is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airman.
The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.
Issued in Anchorage, AK, on August 31, 2004.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Acting Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.
[FR Doc. 04-20486 Filed 9-9-04; 8:45 am]
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