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[FR Doc. 05–24110 Filed 12–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2005–21381; Airspace Docket No. 05–ASW–2] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Area Navigation Routes; Southwestern and South Central United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action establishes three area navigation (RNAV) routes over Southwestern and South Central United States in support of the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) program. The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, February 16, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Rohring, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 22, 2005, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish three RNAV routes (Q–20, Q–22, and Q–24) over Southwestern and South Central United States in support of the HAR program (70 FR 36085). The FAA PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 74197 believes that establishing Q–20, Q–22, and Q–24 will provide greater freedom to properly equipped users and to achieve the economic benefits of flying user-selected, non-restrictive routings. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received in response to the proposal. With the exception of editorial changes, this amendment is the same as that proposed in the notice. High Altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 2006 of FAA Order 7400.9N dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The high altitude RNAV routes 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 establishing three RNAV routes (Q–20, Q–22, and Q–24) over the Southwestern and South Central United States within the airspace assigned to the Albuquerque and Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC). The FAA believes that this action will enhance safety and facilitate the more flexible and efficient use of the navigable airspace for en route instrument flight rules operations within the Albuquerque and the Fort Worth ARTCCs’ areas of responsibility. 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. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with Paragraph 311(a) of FAA Order 1050.1E, Policies and Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts. This airspace E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1 74198 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 240 / Thursday, December 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations action is not expected to cause any potentially significant impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2005. Edith V. Parish, Manager, Airspace and Rules. [FR Doc. 05–24069 Filed 12–14–05; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Airspace, Incorporation by Reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I 26 CFR Parts 31 and 32 [TD 9233] PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS RIN 1545–BC89 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: AGENCY: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, is amended as follows: I Paragraph 2006—Area Navigation Routes * * * * * Q–20 CNX to JCT [New] CNX VORTAC (lat. 34°22′01″ N., long. 105°40′41″ W) HONDS FIX (lat. 33°33′60″ N., long. 104°51′12″ W) UNNOS WP (lat. 32°57′00″ N., long. 103°56′00″ W) FUSCO WP (lat. 31°11′02″ N., long. 101°19′30″ W) JCT VORTAC (lat. 30°35′53″ N., long. 099°49′03″ W) * * * * * Q–22 GUSTI to CATLN [New] GUSTI FIX (lat. 29°58′15″ N., long. 092°54′35″ W) OYSTY FIX (lat. 30°28′15″ N., long. 090°11′49″ W) RUBAE WP (lat. 30°55′27″ N., long. 088°22′11″ W) CATLN FIX (lat. 31°18′26″ N., long. 087°34′48″ W) * * * * * Q–24 LCH to PAYTN [New] LCH VORTAC (lat. 30°08′29″ N., long. 093°06′20″ W) BTR VORTAC (lat. 30°29′06″ N., long. 091°17′39″ W) IRUBE WP (lat. 31°00′16″ N., long. 088°56′19″ W) PAYTN FIX (lat. 31°28′04″ N., long. 087°53′08″ W) * * * VerDate Aug<31>2005 * * 12:19 Dec 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 Sickness or Accident Disability Payments Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations. SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations providing guidance regarding the treatment of payments made on account of sickness or accident disability under a workers’ compensation law for purposes of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). Effective Date: These regulations are effective December 15, 2005. Applicability Date: These regulations apply to payments on account of sickness or accident disability payments made on or after December 15, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Ford (202) 622–6040 (not toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background This document contains amendments to 26 CFR parts 31 and 32 under section 3121(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). This section excepts from wages for Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) purposes payments made on account of sickness or accident disability that are received under a ‘‘workmen’s compensation law,’’ hereinafter referred to as a workers’ compensation law. Proposed regulations (Reg–160315– 03) under section 3121(a)(2) were published in the Federal Register (70 FR 12164) on March 11, 2005. No written comments responding to the notice of proposed rulemaking were received and a public hearing was not requested or held. Accordingly, the proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations. In addition, this document contains amendments to § 32.1 of the Temporary Employment Tax Regulations to provide guidance PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 that the definition of workers’ compensation law in the final regulations under § 31.3121(a)(2)–1 applies for payments on account of sickness or accident disability made on or after December 15, 2005. Explanation of Provisions Section 3121(a)(2)(A) of the Code excepts from ‘‘wages’’ for FICA tax purposes payments to an employee or any of his dependents on account of sickness or accident disability only if the payments are received under a workers’ compensation law. Section 3121(a)(4) provides that wages does not include any payment on account of sickness or accident disability made by an employer to or on behalf of an employee after the expiration of 6 calendar months following the last calendar month in which the employee worked for the employer. Thus, unless made under a workers’ compensation law, payments received on account of sickness or accident disability are wages subject to FICA during the first 6 months the employee is out of work. These final regulations amend § 31.3121(a)(2)–1 to provide that payments made under a statute in the nature of a workers’ compensation act will be treated as having been made under a workers’ compensation law and, therefore excluded from wages for FICA purposes. For income tax purposes, section 104(a)(1) excludes from gross income certain amounts received under ‘‘workmen’s compensation acts.’’ Section 1.104–1(b) of the Income Tax Regulations, provides that amounts received under section 104(a)(1) include amounts received by an employee under a statute in the nature of a workers’ compensation act. Thus, the final regulations align the interpretation of what constitutes payments received under a workers’ compensation law for FICA purposes with § 1.104–1(b) of the Income tax regulations. The preamble to the proposed regulations specified that § 32.1 of the Temporary Employment Tax Regulations would be amended, if needed. It is necessary to remove the reference to § 31.3121(a)(2)–1(a)(2) in the first phrase of § 32.1(a) and insert a reference to § 31.3121(a)(2)–1(d)(3) in § 32.1(a)(1) to specify that the definition of workers’ compensation law applicable to payments on account of sickness or accident disability made on or after December 15, 2005, is now in final regulation § 31.3121(a)(2)–1(d)(3). No other amendments are made to § 32.1. The preamble to the proposed regulations also specified that guidance E:\FR\FM\15DER1.SGM 15DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 240 (Thursday, December 15, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74197-74198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-24069]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2005-21381; Airspace Docket No. 05-ASW-2]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of Area Navigation Routes; Southwestern and South 
Central United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes three area navigation (RNAV) routes 
over Southwestern and South Central United States in support of the 
High Altitude Redesign (HAR) program. The FAA is taking this action to 
enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable 
airspace.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, February 16, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steve Rohring, Airspace and Rules, 
Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 22, 2005, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to establish three RNAV routes (Q-20, Q-
22, and Q-24) over Southwestern and South Central United States in 
support of the HAR program (70 FR 36085). The FAA believes that 
establishing Q-20, Q-22, and Q-24 will provide greater freedom to 
properly equipped users and to achieve the economic benefits of flying 
user-selected, non-restrictive routings.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No 
comments were received in response to the proposal. With the exception 
of editorial changes, this amendment is the same as that proposed in 
the notice.
    High Altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 2006 of FAA 
Order 7400.9N dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 
2005, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The high 
altitude RNAV routes 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 establishing three RNAV routes (Q-20, Q-22, and Q-24) over 
the Southwestern and South Central United States within the airspace 
assigned to the Albuquerque and Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control 
Centers (ARTCC). The FAA believes that this action will enhance safety 
and facilitate the more flexible and efficient use of the navigable 
airspace for en route instrument flight rules operations within the 
Albuquerque and the Fort Worth ARTCCs' areas of responsibility.
    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.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with Paragraph 311(a) of FAA Order 1050.1E, Policies and Procedures for 
Considering Environmental Impacts. This airspace

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action is not expected to cause any potentially significant impacts, 
and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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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]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9N, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, 
and effective September 15, 2005, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2006--Area Navigation Routes

* * * * *

Q-20 CNX to JCT [New]

CNX VORTAC
    (lat. 34[deg]22[min]01[sec] N., long. 105[deg]40[min]41[sec] W)
HONDS FIX
    (lat. 33[deg]33[min]60[sec] N., long. 104[deg]51[min]12[sec] W)
UNNOS WP
    (lat. 32[deg]57[min]00[sec] N., long. 103[deg]56[min]00[sec] W)
FUSCO WP
    (lat. 31[deg]11[min]02[sec] N., long. 101[deg]19[min]30[sec] W)
JCT VORTAC
    (lat. 30[deg]35[min]53[sec] N., long. 099[deg]49[min]03[sec] W)
* * * * *

Q-22 GUSTI to CATLN [New]

GUSTI FIX
    (lat. 29[deg]58[min]15[sec] N., long. 092[deg]54[min]35[sec] W)
OYSTY FIX
    (lat. 30[deg]28[min]15[sec] N., long. 090[deg]11[min]49[sec] W)
RUBAE WP
    (lat. 30[deg]55[min]27[sec] N., long. 088[deg]22[min]11[sec] W)
CATLN FIX
    (lat. 31[deg]18[min]26[sec] N., long. 087[deg]34[min]48[sec] W)
* * * * *

Q-24 LCH to PAYTN [New]

LCH VORTAC
    (lat. 30[deg]08[min]29[sec] N., long. 093[deg]06[min]20[sec] W)
BTR VORTAC
    (lat. 30[deg]29[min]06[sec] N., long. 091[deg]17[min]39[sec] W)
IRUBE WP
    (lat. 31[deg]00[min]16[sec] N., long. 088[deg]56[min]19[sec] W)
PAYTN FIX
    (lat. 31[deg]28[min]04[sec] N., long. 087[deg]53[min]08[sec] W)

* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 8, 2005.
Edith V. Parish,
Manager, Airspace and Rules.
[FR Doc. 05-24069 Filed 12-14-05; 8:45 am]
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