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Revision of Class D and E Airspace; King Salmon, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action revises Class D and E airspace at King Salmon, AK, to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Nine SIAPs, and a textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) are being amended for the King Salmon Airport. This action revises Class D and E airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at King Salmon Airport, King Salmon, AK.

DATES:

Effective Date: 0901 UTC, May 7, 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.

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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: gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/​about/​office_​org/​headquarters_​offices/​ato/​service_​units/​systemops/​fs/​alaskan/​rulemaking/.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

On Monday, Decemer 8, 2008, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to revise Class D and E airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface at King Salmon, AK (73 FR 74378). The action was proposed in order to create Class D and E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing instrument procedures for the King Salmon Airport. Class D and E controlled airspace extending upward from the surface, and from 700 ft. and 1,200 ft. above the surface in the King Salmon Airport area is revised 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 with the following exception. The airport location has been updated to reflect current survey data. With the exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.

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 D airspace area designations are published in paragraph 5000 in 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 E2 surface areas are published in paragraph 6002 in 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 E4 surface areas designated as extensions to Class D surface areas are published in paragraph 6004 in 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 areas designated as 700/1200 foot transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 in 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 D and E airspace designations listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class D and E airspace at the King Salmon Airport, Alaska. This Class D and E airspace is revised to accommodate aircraft executing amended instrument procedures, and will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference. The intended effect of this rule is to provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the King Salmon Airport, King Salmon, 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. 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 creates Class D and E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures for the King Salmon 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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PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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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 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in

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Paragraph 5000 General.

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AAL AK D King Salmon, AK [Revised]

King Salmon, King Salmon Airport, AK

(Lat. 58°40′35″ N., long. 156°38′55″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 2,500 feet MSL within a 4.4-mile radius of the King Salmon Airport, AK. This Class D 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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Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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AAL AK E2 King Salmon, AK [Revised]

King Salmon, King Salmon Airport, AK

(Lat. 58°40′35″ N., long. 156°38′55″ W.)

Within a 4.4-mile radius of the King Salmon Airport, AK. 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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Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area.

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AAL AK E4 King Salmon, AK [Revised]

King Salmon, King Salmon Airport, AK

(Lat. 58°40′35″ N., long. 156°38′55″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from the surface within 4 miles either side of the 312° bearing from the King Salmon Airport, AK, to 10.7 miles northwest of the King Salmon Airport, AK.

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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 King Salmon, AK [Revised]

King Salmon, King Salmon Airport, AK

(Lat. 58°40′35″ N., long. 156°38′55″ W.)

King Salmon VORTAC

(Lat. 58°43′29″ N., long. 156°45′08″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of the King Salmon Airport, AK, and within 5 miles north and 9 miles south of the 132° radial of the King Salmon VORTAC, AK, extending from the King Salmon VORTAC, AK, to 36 miles southeast of the King Salmon VORTAC, AK, and within 3.9 miles either side of the 312° radial of the King Salmon VORTAC, AK, extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 13.9 miles northwest of the King Salmon VORTAC, AK; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 73-mile radius of the King Salmon Airport, AK.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on February 13, 2009.

James L. Krause,

Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.

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[FR Doc. E9-3825 Filed 2-23-09; 8:45 am]

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