[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 25, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 3589-3590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1394]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2010-1398; Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-21]
RIN 2120-AA66

Revision of Compulsory Reporting Points; Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action revises the published description of two low 
altitude Alaskan compulsory reporting points; one in the vicinity of 
Homer and the other in the vicinity of Kenai. Specifically, the FAA is 
revising the description of CLAMS and SKILA to address recent technical 
adjustments to their actual locations.

DATES: Effective 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.



    The FAA has determined that the low altitude Alaskan compulsory 
reporting point CLAMS, in the vicinity of Homer, and SKILA, in the 
vicinity of Kenai, require their published descriptions be revised to 
match updated position information contained in the FAA's aeronautical 
database and align with their actual locations. In addition to improved 
measurement accuracies for describing both low altitude compulsory 
reporting points, SKILA is also affected by the Anchorage VHF 
Omnidirectional Range (VOR) navigation aid relocation from Fire Island, 
AK, onto the Ted Stevens International Airport, AK, property. There are 
no changes to routing or air traffic control procedures resulting from 
this action. 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 revising the low altitude Alaskan compulsory reporting point 
CLAMS and SKILA descriptions to match updated position information 
contained in the FAA aeronautical database and more accurately reflect 
the actual locations of compulsory reporting points.
    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. The compulsory 
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 
    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 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

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any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary 
circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental 

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 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]

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

* * * * *

CLAMS [Amended]

Lat. 59[deg]53'30'' N., long. 152[deg]16'56'' W. (INT Homer, AK, 
294[deg], Kenai, AK, 217[deg] radials).
* * * * *

SKILA [Amended]

Lat. 60[deg]29'50'' N., long. 150[deg]40'02'' W. (INT Anchorage, AK, 
208[deg], Homer, AK, 026[deg] radials).
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 17, 2012.
Gary A. Norek,
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations, & ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-1394 Filed 1-24-12; 8:45 am]