[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 221 (Thursday, November 17, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 69648-69649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22767]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22022; Airspace Docket No. 05-AAL-21]


Establishment of Class E Airspace; Nenana, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Nenana, AK to provide 
adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard 
Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This rule results in revised 
Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Nenana 
Municipal Airport, AK.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, February 16, 2006.

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: 
[email protected]. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On Friday, September 9, 2005, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of 
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E 
airspace upward from 700 ft. above the surface at Nenana, AK (70 FR 
53597). The action was proposed in order to revise Class E airspace to 
be sufficient in size to contain aircraft while executing SIAPs. The 
change is necessary in order to account for magnetic variation changes 
associated with runway orientation. Class E controlled airspace 
extending upward from 700 ft. above the surface in the Nenana 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 public comments have been 
received; thus 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 
7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 
2005, and effective September 15, 2005, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in 
this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 71 revises Class E airspace at 
Nenana, Alaska. This Class E airspace is established to accommodate 
magnetic variation changes associated with runway orientation, 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 Rule (IFR) operations at Nenana Municipal Airport, 
Nenana, Alaska.
    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established

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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. Since this 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 Nenana Municipal Airport and 
represents the FAA's continuing effort to safely and efficiently use 
the navigable airspace.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

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

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 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 Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, is 
amended as follows:
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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 Nenana, AK [Revised]

Nenana Airport, AK
    (Lat. 64[deg]32'50'' N., long. 149[deg]04'26'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.5-mile radius of the Nenana Municipal Airport and within 
3 miles each side of the 239[deg] bearing of the Ice Pool 
Nondirectional Beacon (NDB) extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 
10.3 miles West of the airport.
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    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on November 8, 2005.
Michael A. Tarr,
Manager, Operations Support.
[FR Doc. 05-22767 Filed 11-16-05; 8:45 am]
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