[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 206 (Tuesday, October 25, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 65944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27368]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0757; Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-10]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tatitlek, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Tatitlek, AK, to 
accommodate the creation of one standard instrument approach procedure 
at the Tatitlek Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance 
safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at 
the Tatitlek 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: Martha.ctr.Dunn@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/.



    On Wednesday, August 10, 2011, the FAA published a notice of 
proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to establish Class E 
airspace at Tatitlek, AK (76 FR 49388).
    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 the coordinates for the Tatitlek Airport were 
incorrect. That error is corrected in this action.
    The Class E airspace areas are published in paragraphs 6002 and 
6005, respectively, 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 establishing Class E airspace at the Tatitlek Airport, 
Tatitlek, AK, to accommodate the creation of a standard instrument 
approach procedure. The Class E airspace provides adequate controlled 
airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface 
that 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 
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 establishes Class E airspace sufficient in size to contain aircraft 
executing the instrument procedure at the Tatitlek 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

    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.

* * * * *

AAL AK E5 Tatitlek, AK [Added]

Tatitlek Airport, AK
    (Lat. 60[deg]52'21'' N., long. 146[deg]41'28'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of the Tatitlek Airport, AK and within 2 
miles southwest and 3.4 miles northeast of the 149[deg] radial from 
the Tatitlek Airport, AK extending from the 6.4-mile radius to 11.8 
miles southeast of the Tatitlek Airport, AK and that airspace 
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 60-mile 
radius of the Tatitlek Airport, AK.

    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on October 14, 2011.
Marshall G. Severson,
Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services.
[FR Doc. 2011-27368 Filed 10-24-11; 8:45 am]