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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kokohanok, AK

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final Rule.


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


0901 UTC, January 18, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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Gary Rolf, 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: Internet address:​at.

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On Monday, July 17, 2006, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Kokohanok, AK (71 FR 40444). The action was proposed in order to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing two new SIAPs and one new DP for the Kokohanok Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS) Runway (RWY) 06, Original and (2) RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Original. The DP is unnamed and will be listed in the front of the U.S. Terminal Procedures publication for Alaska. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface in the Kokohanok Airport area is established by this action. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking airfield coordinate location was not accurate. Runway construction currently underway will result in updated location coordinates. The updated coordinates are listed in this final rule.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No public comment 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 700/1,200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 establishes Class E airspace at the Kokohnaok Airport, Alaska. This Class E airspace is created to accommodate aircraft executing two new SIAPs and one DP, and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. Start Printed Page 59373The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for IFR operations at the Kokohanok Airport, Kokohanok, Alaska.

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routing 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.

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 the 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 instrument procedures for the Kokohanok 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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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9563, 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 Kokohanok, AK [New]

Kokohanok Airport, AK

(Lat. 59°26′00″N., long. 154°48′09″W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of the Kokohanok Airport, and that airspace 1 mile north and 1 mile south of the 260° bearing from the Kokohanok Airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 8.8 miles west of the Kokohanok Airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 49-mile radius of the Kokohanok Airport.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 26, 2006.

Anthony M. Wylie,

Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office.

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[FR Doc. 06-8523 Filed 10-6-06; 8:45 am]