[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61258-61259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25160]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0756; Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-09]

Revision of Class E Airspace; Allakaket, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Allakaket, AK, to 
accommodate the amendment of one Standard Instrument Approach Procedure 
at the Allakaket Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at 
the Allakaket Airport.

DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, December 15, 2011. 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.

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.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/.



    On Friday, July 29, 2011, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to revise Class E airspace at 
Allakaket, AK (76 FR 45477).
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. A 
comment was received that reference to Class E2 airspace should be 
removed as it is not applicable to Allakaket. The FAA agrees and has 
removed those references.
    Class E airspace areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 
7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed September 
9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, 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. With the 
exception of editorial changes, and the changes described above, this 
rule is the same as that proposed in the NPRM.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by revising Class E airspace at the Allakaket Airport, 
Allakaket, AK, to accommodate the amendment of a standard instrument 
approach procedure. The additional Class E airspace provides adequate 
controlled airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the 
surface is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at 
the 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

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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 
    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 Allakaket Airport, AK 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

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


1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 

    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]

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

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 Allakaket, AK [Revised]

Allakaket Airport, AK
    (Lat. 66[deg]33'07'' N., long. 152[deg]37'20'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within an 8.6-mile radius of the Allakaket Airport, AK and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 
71-mile radius of the Allakaket Airport, AK.

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on September 21, 2011.
Marshall G. Severson,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-25160 Filed 10-3-11; 8:45 am]