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Revision of Class E Airspace; Dillingham, AK

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This action revises Class E airspace at Dillingham, AK, to accommodate amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs), conventional SIAPs, and an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at Dillingham Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Dillingham Airport.

DATES:

Effective 0901 UTC, June 3, 2010. 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 Wednesday, December 16, 2009, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register to revise Class E airspace at Dillingham, AK (74 FR 66595).

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 Class E airspace areas designated as surface areas are published in paragraph 6002 of FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1,200 ft. transition areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, 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.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by revising Class E airspace at Dillingham Airport, AK, to accommodate amended SIAPs, and an ODP at Dillingham Airport. This Class E airspace will provide adequate controlled airspace upward from the surface, and from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface, for safety and management of IFR operations at Dillingham Airport.

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 E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft executing instrument procedures for the Dillingham 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; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE 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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas.

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AAL AK E2 Dillingham, AK [Revised]

Dillingham Airport, AK

(Lat. 59°02′41″ N., long. 158°30′20″ W.)

Dillingham VOR/DME

(Lat. 58°59′39″ N., long. 158°33′08″ W.)

Within a 4.4-mile radius of the Dillingham Airport, AK, and within 3.1 miles each side of the 206° radial of the Dillingham VOR/DME, extending from the 4.4-mile radius to 10.4 miles southwest of the Dillingham 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 6005 Class E Airspace Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

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AAL AK E5 Dillingham, AK [Revised]

Dillingham Airport, AK

(Lat. 59°02′41″ N., long. 158°30′20″ W.)

Dillingham VOR/DME

(Lat. 58°59′39″ N., long. 158°33′08″ W.)

That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7-mile radius of the Dillingham Airport, AK, and within 3.1 miles either side of the 206° radial of the Dillingham VOR/DME, extending from the 7-mile radius to 14.1 miles southwest of the Dillingham Airport, AK; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 22-mile radius of the Dillingham Airport, AK.

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Issued in Anchorage, AK, on February 19, 2010.

Anthony M. Wylie,

Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.

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[FR Doc. 2010-5268 Filed 3-16-10; 8:45 am]

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