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This action revokes Class E airspace at Metlakatla, AK. The privately funded special instrument approaches serving Metlakatla Airport have been removed. There is no longer a requirement for the controlled airspace. This action revokes existing Class E airspace surrounding the Metlakatla Airport, Metlakatla, AK.
Effective Date: 0901 UTC, March 12, 2009. 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.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On Friday, October 17, 2008, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revoke the Class E airspace at Metlakatla, AK (73 FR 61752). The action was proposed in order to remove controlled airspace no longer necessary, due to the removal of the existing instrument approach procedure previously serving the Metlakatla Airport. Class E controlled airspace associated with the Metlakatla Airport area is revoked by this action.
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. 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 7400.9S, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.
This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revokes Class E airspace at the Metlakatla Airport, Alaska. This Class E airspace is revoked because there are no longer any instrument procedures at the Metlakatla Airport, and the airspace depiction will be removed from aeronautical charts.
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. Because 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 revokes Class E airspace no longer necessary for the Metlakatla 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 Metlakatla, AK [Revoked]
Issued in Anchorage, AK, on December 4, 2008.
Anthony M. Wylie,
Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.
[FR Doc. E8-30013 Filed 12-17-08; 8:45 am]
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