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Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Hoquiam, WA

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of proposed rulemaking.


This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Hoquiam, WA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Bowerman Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Bowerman Airport, Hoquiam, WA.


Comments must be received on or before July 16, 2007.


Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-2006-25788; Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-9, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at

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Ed Haeseker, Federal Aviation Administration, Western Service Area Office, System Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 917-6714.

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Comments Invited

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 (FAA Docket No. FAA 2006-25788 and Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-9) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at

Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA-2006-25788 and Airspace Docket No. 06-ANM-9”. 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 action 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 NPRM's

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 Federal Register's Web page at​fr/​index.html.

You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Area, System Support Group, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057.

Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E airspace at Hoquiam, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the new RNAV (GPS) Start Printed Page 30500SIAP at Bowerman Airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of IFR aircraft operations at Bowerman Airport, Hoquiam, WA.

Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9P, 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 this 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 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 proposed rule, when promulgated, would not have a 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 14 CFR Part 71

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The Proposed Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, 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 the FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006 is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005. Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth.

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ANM WA, E5 Hoquiam, WA [Revise]

Bowerman Airport, WA

(Lat. 46°58′16″ N., long. 123°56′12″ W.)

Hoquiam VORTAC

(Lat. 46°56′49″ N., long. 124°08′57″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 4.0-mile radius of Bowerman Airport and within a 13-mile radius arc of the airport bounded on the north by a line 1.8 miles north of and parallel to the Hoquiam VORTAC 068° radial and on the south by a line 3 miles south of and parallel to the Hoquiam VORTAC 088° radial; that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface beginning lat. 47°20′00″ N., long. 124° 40′00″ W.; thence to lat. 47°20′00″ N., long. 123°30′00″ W.; thence to lat. 46°30′00″ N., long. 123°30′00″ W.; thence to lat. 46°30′00″ N., long. 124°30′00″ W.; thence to lat. 47°00′00″ N., long. 124°39′00″ W.; thence to point of beginning.

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Issued in Seattle, Washington, on May 11, 2007.

Clark Desing,

Manager, System Support Group, Western Service Area.

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[FR Doc. E7-10567 Filed 5-31-07; 8:45 am]