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Revision of Class E Airspace; Nome, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final Rule.

SUMMARY:

This action revises Class E airspace at Nome, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP). This Rule results in additional Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Nome, AK.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, July 7, 2005.

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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 Friday, March 11, 2005, the FAA proposed to revise part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to create additional Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Nome, AK (70 FR 12162). The action was proposed in order to add Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for the Nome Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation-Global Positioning System (RNAV GPS) Runway (RWY) 3, original; (2) RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, original; (3) RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, original; and (4) Non-directional Beacon (NDB)-A, original. 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 surface areas are published in paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9M, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be revised subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This revision to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at Nome, Alaska. This additional Class E airspace was created to accommodate 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 Nome Airport, Nome, 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.

The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority.

This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart 1, Section 40103, Sovereignty and use of airspace. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to ensure the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it creates Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing new and existing instrument procedures for the Nome Airport and represents the FAA's continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace.

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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 6002 Class E airspace designated as surface area.

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AAL AK E2 Nome, AK [Revised]

Nome Airport, AK

(Lat. 64°30′44″ N., long. 165°26′43″ W.)

Within a 4.1-mile radius of the Nome Airport and within 3.4 miles each side of the Nome Airport 106° bearing extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 13.2 miles east of the airport, and within 3.4 miles each side of the Nome Airport 288° bearing extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 6 miles west of the airport, and within 3.5 miles each side of the Nome Airport 229° bearing extending from the 4.1-mile radius to 6 miles west of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and time established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.

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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 Nome, AK [Revised]

Nome Airport, AK

(Lat. 64°30′44″ N., long. 165°26′43″ W.)

Nome VORTAC

(Lat. 64°29′06″ N., long. 165°15′11″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within an 25-mile radius of the Nome Airport excluding that airspace beyond 12-miles of the shoreline; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an 77.4-mile radius of the Nome VORTAC, excluding that airspace beyond 12-miles of the shoreline.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on April 25, 2005.

Anthony M. Wylie,

Acting Area Director, Alaska Flight Services Operations.

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[FR Doc. 05-8723 Filed 4-29-05; 8:45 am]

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