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Proposed Rule

Class E-2 Airspace

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of proposed rulemaking.


This notice proposes to establish Class E-2 airspace designated as a surface area for Hancock County-Bar harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, Maine. The airport is served by an RNAV/GPS RWY 4 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP), an Instrument Landing System (ILS) RWY 22 SIAP, and a Localizer (LOC)/DME RWY 4 SIAP. This proposed action would accommodate these SIAPs and provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations to the airport.


Comments must be received on or before June 6, 2005.


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-21034/Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-09 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at

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 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, Eastern Region, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, NY 11434-4809.

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Mr. Francis T. Jordan, Jr., Airspace Specialist, Airspace and Operations, Eastern Terminal Service Unit, ETSU, 1 Aviation Plaza, Jamaica, NY 11434-4809, telephone: 718-553-4521.

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Comments Invited

Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposal 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, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify the airspace docket number 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 Airspace Docket No. FAA-2005-21034/Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-09”. The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

Availability of NPRMs

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at or the Superintendent of Documents Web page at​nara. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the 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 the docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677 to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

The FAA is considering an amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) to establish a Class E2 airspace surface area at Bar Harbor, ME, to accommodate current SIAPs and for IFR operations at Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport. Class E2 airspace areas designated as a surface area for an airport are published in Paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9M dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation 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. Therefore, this proposed regulation—(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 regulation evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that would only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule would not have 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 CFR Part 71

  • Airspace
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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The Proposed Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR Part 71 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows:

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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 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9M, dated August 30, 2004, and effective September 16, 2004, is proposed to be amended as follow:

Paragraph 6002 Class E airspace areas designated as a surface area for an airport.

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ANE ME E2 Bar Harbor, ME

Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, ME

(Lat. 44°26′59″ N long. 68°21′41″ W)

Within a 4.2-mile radius of the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport and within 2.7 miles each side of a 204° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 6.2 miles southwest of the airport and within 2.7 miles each side of a 024° bearing from the airport, extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 6.2 miles northeast of the airport. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times 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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Issued in Jamaica, New York, on April 26, 2005.

John G. McCartney,

Acting Area Director, Eastern Terminal Operations.

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[FR Doc. 05-8928 Filed 5-4-05; 8:45 am]