[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 36 (Monday, February 24, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 9994]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03737]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0078; Airspace Docket No. 12-AAL-1]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Brevig Mission, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Brevig Mission 
Airport, Brevig Mission, AK. Controlled airspace is necessary to 
accommodate aircraft using 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.



    On October 31, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
(NPRM) to establish controlled airspace at Brevig Mission Airport, 
Brevig Mission, AK (78 FR 65239). 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 extending upward from 700 feet 
above the surface at Brevig Mission Airport, Brevig Mission, AK. 
Controlled airspace extending 2 miles north, 6 miles south, 8 miles 
southeast and 11 miles northwest of the airport is necessary to 
accommodate the new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures 
at the airport, and enhances the safety and management of aircraft 
    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 Brevig Mission Airport, Brevig Mission, 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 


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 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

* * * * *


Brevig Mission Airport, AK
    (Lat. 65[deg]19'53'' N., long. 166[deg]27'57'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a line beginning at lat. 65[deg]14'37'' N. long. 
166[deg]38'26'' W., to lat. 65[deg]13'20'' N. long. 166[deg]15'02'' 
W., to lat. 65[deg]16'35'' N. long. 166[deg]11'17'' W., to lat. 
65[deg]28'29'' N. long. 166[deg]45'20'' W., to lat. 65[deg]26'22'' 
N. long. 166[deg]52'31'' W., thence to the point of beginning.

    Issued in Seattle, Washington, on February 11, 2014.
Clark Desing,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center.
[FR Doc. 2014-03737 Filed 2-21-14; 8:45 am]