[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 8, 2010)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 32271-32272]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13631]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION



Federal Aviation Administration



14 CFR Part 71



[Docket No. FAA-2010-0081; Airspace Docket No. 10-AAL-3]




Revision of Class E Airspace; Nenana, AK



AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.



ACTION: Final rule.



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SUMMARY: This action revises Class E airspace at Nenana, AK, to 

accommodate amended Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach 

Procedures (SIAPs), and one Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) at 

Nenana Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance 

safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at 

Nenana Municipal Airport.



DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, July 29, 2010. 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.



FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL-538G, Federal Aviation 

Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513-7587; 

telephone number (907) 271-5898; fax: (907) 271-2850; e-mail: 

gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/ato/service_units/systemops/fs/alaskan/rulemaking/.



SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 



History



    On Thursday, March 11, 2010, the FAA published a notice of proposed 

rulemaking in the Federal Register to revise Class E airspace at 

Nenana, AK (75 FR 11481).

    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 

proceeding by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. 

No comments were received. The rule is adopted as proposed.

    The Class E airspace areas designated as 700/1,200 ft. transition 

areas are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9T, Airspace 

Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and 

effective September 15, 2009, 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.



The Rule



    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 

part 71 by revising Class E airspace at Nenana Municipal Airport, AK, 

to accommodate amended RNAV SIAPs, and an ODP at Nenana Municipal 

Airport. This Class E airspace will provide adequate controlled 

airspace upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface for safety 

and management of IFR operations at Nenana Municipal 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 

authority.

    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 Nenana Municipal 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



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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration 

amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:



PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND 

CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING 

POINTS



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1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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]



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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 

Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting 

Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, is 

amended as follows:





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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 Nenana, AK [Revised]



Nenana Municipal Airport, AK

    (Lat. 64[deg]32'50'' N., long. 149[deg]04'26'' W.)

Ice Pool NDB

    (Lat. 64[deg]32'44'' N., long. 149[deg]04'37'' W.)



That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 

within a 6.5-mile radius of the Nenana Municipal Airport, AK, and 

within 3 miles each side of the 249 bearing of the Ice Pool NDB, 

extending from the 6.5-mile radius to 10.3 miles southwest of the 

Nenana Municipal Airport, AK.

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    Issued in Anchorage, AK, on May 26, 2010.

Michael A. Tarr,

Acting Manager, Alaska Flight Services Information Area Group.

[FR Doc. 2010-13631 Filed 6-7-10; 8:45 am]

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