[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 75 (Tuesday, April 20, 1999)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 19258-19259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-9773]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Airspace Docket No. 98-AAL-21]

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Barter Island, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Barter Island, AK. 
The establishment of Global Positioning System (GPS) and Nondirectional 
Radion Beacon (NDB) instrument approaches to runway (RWY) 06 and RWY 24 
at Barter Island, AK, have made this action necessary. Adoption of this 
proposal will provide adequate controlled airspace for Instrument 
Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Barter Island, AK.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, July 15, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert van Haastert, Operations 
Branch, AAL-538, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, 
Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; telephone number: (907) 271-5863; 
email: Robert.van.H[email protected]; Internet: http://
www.alaska.faa.gov/at or at


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    On December 16, 1998, a proposal to amend part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E airspace at 
Barter Island, AK, was published in the Federal Register (63 FR 69230). 
The proposal was necessary to due to the establishment of GPS 
instrument approaches to RWY 06 and RWY 24. The effect of this proposal 
is to provide adequate controlled airspace for IFR operations at Barter 
Island, AK.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. 
No public comments to the proposal were received, thus the rule is 
adopted as written.
    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 a 700/1200 
foot transition area, are published in paragraph 6005 in FAA Order 
7400.9F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 
10, 1998, and effective September 16, 1998, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1 (63 FR 50139; September 21, 1998). The Class E 
airspace listed in this document will be published in the Order.
    The FAA has determined that this action 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. 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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 7400.9F, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated September 10, 1998, and effective September 16, 
1998, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6005  Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 
feet or more above the surface of the earth.

* * * * *

AAL AK E5  Barter Island, AK [New ]

Barter Island Airport, AK
    (Lat. 70 deg.08'02'' N., long. 143 deg.34'55'' W.)
Barter Island NDB
    (Lat. 70 deg.07'50'' N., long. 143 deg.38'38'' W.)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 4.7 mile radius of the Barter Island Airport; and that 
airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within 
the area bounded by a line beginning at lat. 70 deg.17'07'' N., 
long. 142 deg.47'30'' W. to lat. 69 deg.59'40'' N., long. 
142 deg.55'45'' W. to lat. 69 deg.41'50'' N., long. 143 deg.39'55'' 
W. to lat. 69 deg.42'25'' N., long. 144 deg.03'50'' W. to lat. 
70 deg.05'20'' N., long. 144 deg.30'00'' W. to lat. 70 deg.14'31'' 
N., long. 144 deg.35'00'' W., thence east 12 miles away and parallel 
to the shoreline to the point of beginning.
* * * * *
    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on April 9, 1999.
Willis C. Nelson,
Manager, Air Traffic Division, Alaskan Region.
[FR Doc. 99-9773 Filed 4-19-99; 8:45 am]