[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 9995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03739]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71


Docket No. FAA-2013-0017; Airspace Docket No. 13-AAL-1 
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Central, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Central Airport, 
Central, AK. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate the new 
Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard 
instrument approach procedures at the airport. This action enhances the 
safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.

DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, May 29, 2014. 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: Richard Roberts, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 
Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203-4517.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On October 31, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish controlled airspace 
at Central Airport, Central, AK (78 FR 65237). Interested parties were 
invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written 
comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.
    Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005, of 
FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E 
airspace designations listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in that Order.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
Part 71 by establishing Class E airspace at Central, AK. Class E 
airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Central 
Airport, is established within an area 17 miles east and west of the 
airport and 4 miles north and 9 miles south of the airport to 
accommodate new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach and departure 
procedures. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft 
operations at the airport.
    The FAA has determined 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 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 
only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified 
this rule, when promulgated, does 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 U.S. Code. 
Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses 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 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 establishes 
controlled airspace at Central Airport, Central, AK.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to 
cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no 
extraordinary circumstances exist to 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 FAA amends 14 CFR Part 71 as 
follows:

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 14 CFR 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 the FAA Order 
7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 
2013, and effective September 15, 2013 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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AAL AK E5 Central, AK [New]

Central Airport, AK
    (Lat. 65[deg]34'26'' N., long. 144[deg]46'51'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 65[deg]44'11'' N., long. 
145[deg]29'55'' W.; to lat. 65[deg]34'00'' N., long. 144[deg]04'28'' 
W.; to lat. 65[deg]22'44'' N., long. 144[deg]10'35'' W.; to lat. 
65[deg]26'43'' N., long. 145[deg]19'38'' W.; thence to the point of 
origin.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 11, 2014.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
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