Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action revises Class E airspace at Hooper Bay, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing two new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This rule results in the revision of Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Hooper Bay, AK.
Effective Date: 0901 UTC, March 15, 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.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On Thursday, October 5, 2006, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise Class E airspace upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Hooper Bay, AK (71 FR 58765). The action was proposed in order to create Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing two new SIAPs for the Hooper Bay Airport. The new approaches are (1) Area Navigation (Global Positioning System) (RNAV (GPS)) Runway (RWY) 05, Original and (2) RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Original. Class E controlled airspace extending upward from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface in the Hooper Bay Airport area is revised by this action. Some of the necessary controlled airspace lies over an area more than 12 miles offshore, and is designated as Offshore Airspace Area, Norton Sound Low. That Offshore Airspace action will be addressed in a separate pending rulemaking case.
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 700/1,200 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.
This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at the Hooper Bay Airport, Alaska. This Class E airspace is revised to accommodate aircraft executing two 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 the Hooper Bay Airport, Hooper Bay, 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 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 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 instrument procedures for the Hooper Bay Airport and represents the FAA's continuing effort to safely and efficiently use the navigable airspace.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation forEnd Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth
AAL AK E5 Hooper Bay, AK [Revised]
Hooper Bay Airport, AK
(Lat. 61°31′26″ N., long. 166°08′48″ W.)
That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Hooper Bay Airport, AK; and Start Printed Page 75863that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 45-mile radius of Hooper Bay Airport, AK.
Issued in Anchorage, AK, on December 8, 2006.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Manager, Alaska Flight Service Information Office.
[FR Doc. E6-21532 Filed 12-18-06; 8:45 am]
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