[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 80732-80733]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33019]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1238; Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-20]


Revocation and Establishment of Compulsory Reporting Point; 
Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies a low altitude and a high altitude 
Alaskan compulsory reporting point in the vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska. 
The FAA is removing the MARLO compulsory reporting point and 
establishing CJAYY in the same location, to avoid confusion with a 
reporting fix of the same name. The boundaries, altitudes, and 
operating requirements remain the same.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, April 5, 2012. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and 
publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace, Regulations 
and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Mission Support Services, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    The FAA has determined that the low and high altitude Alaska 
reporting point MARLO has the same name as another reporting point fix 
that is in use by another country and is contained in the aeronautical 
database. To overcome possible confusion and flight safety issues, the 
FAA is changing the name of the low and high altitude MARLO compulsory 
reporting point in the vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska, to become the CJAYY 
compulsory reporting point by removing MARLO and establishing CJAYY in 
the same location. The latitude and longitude information used to 
define the reporting point, as well as the intersection description 
information, are unchanged. Accordingly, since this is an 
administrative change and does not affect the boundaries, altitudes, or 
operating requirements of the airspace, notice and public procedures 
under Title 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

The Rule

    The FAA amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 
71 by removing the low and high altitude MARLO Alaskan compulsory 
reporting point in the vicinity of Kodiak, Alaska, and establishing the 
low and high altitude CJAYY Alaskan compulsory reporting point in the 
same location.
    Alaskan Low Altitude Reporting Points are listed in paragraph 7004 
of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. Alaskan High 
Altitude Reporting Points are listed in paragraph 7005 of FAA Order 
7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The reporting points 
listed in this document will be revised subsequently in the Order.
    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. 
Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory 
action'' under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' 
under Department of Transportation (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, 
when promulgated, 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 I, 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 I, Section 40103. Under that section, the 
FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it amends Low and High Altitude Compulsory Reporting Points in 
Alaska.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with 311a, FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures.'' This airspace action is not expected to cause any 
potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary 
circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental 
assessment.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 
24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9V, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 9, 2011, and 
effective September 15, 2011, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 7004 Alaskan low altitude reporting points.

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MARLO: [Removed]

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CJAYY: [New]

Lat. 57[deg]27'51'' N., long. 150[deg]31'51'' W. (INT Kodiak, AK, 
107[deg] radial and Anchorage CTA/FIR boundary).
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Paragraph 7005 Alaskan high altitude reporting points.

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MARLO: [Removed]

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CJAYY: [New]

Lat. 57[deg]27'51'' N., long. 150[deg]31'51'' W. (INT Kodiak, AK, 
107[deg] radial and Anchorage CTA/FIR boundary).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2011.
Gary A. Norek,
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2011-33019 Filed 12-23-11; 8:45 am]
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