Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Routes (RNAV), Western United States, 25712-25713 [E7-8603]

Download as PDF 25712 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 87 Monday, May 7, 2007 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27270; Airspace Docket No. 07–ANM–1] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Routes (RNAV), Western United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish a high altitude RNAV route in the Seattle, WA area to facilitate air traffic operations by providing a direct route to the Phoenix, AZ area. The FAA is implementing this route to enhance safety and to provide a more efficient use of navigable airspace. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2007–27270 and Airspace Docket No. 07–ANM–1, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations and Safety, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2007–27270 and Airspace Docket No. 07–ANM–1) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2007–27270 Airspace Docket No. 07–ANM–1.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRM’s An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http://www.faa.gov, or the Federal Register’s web page at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ‘‘ADDRESSES’’ section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Western Service Center, Air Traffic PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Organization, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue, 15000 SW., Renton, WA 98055. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. Background As part of the on-going efforts to establish area navigation routings the FAA is establishing RNAV routes to provide greater freedom to properly equipped users, and to achieve the safety and economic benefits of flying user-selected non-restrictive routings. The new RNAV routes will be identified by the letter prefix ‘‘Q’’ followed by a number consisting of from one to three digits. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has allocated the ‘‘Q’’ prefix, along with the number set 1 through 499, for use by the U.S. for designating domestic RNAV routes. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish an RNAV route within the airspace assigned to the Seattle, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City and Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This route is proposed to provide a direct route from the Seattle, WA area to Phoenix, AZ, that would enhance the safety, and facilitate a more flexible and efficient use of navigable airspace for en route instrument flight rules operations. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this proposed 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 proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial E:\FR\FM\07MYP1.SGM 07MYP1 25713 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Proposed Rules 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 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 that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Q–35 IMB to DRK [New] IMB ................................................................ NEERO ........................................................... WINEN ........................................................... CORKR ........................................................... DRK ................................................................ * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2007. Edith V. Parish, Manager, Airspace and Rules Group. [FR Doc. E7–8603 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary 32 CFR Part 216 [DoD–2006–OS–0136] RIN 0790–AI15 Military Recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps Program Access to Institutions of Higher Education Department of Defense. Proposed rule. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Defense proposes to amend the current rule addressing military recruiting and Reserve Officer Training Corps program access at institutions of higher education. This proposed rule would implement 10 U.S.C. 983, as amended by the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Pub. L. 108–375 (October 28, 2004)). As amended, 10 U.S.C. 983 clarifies access to campuses, access to students and access to directory information on students for the purposes of military recruiting, and now states that access to campuses and students on campuses shall be provided in a manner that is at least equal in quality and scope to that provided to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: § 71.1 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 16, 2006, is amended as follows: Paragraph 2006 Area Navigation Routes. * * * N., N., N., N., N., long. long. long. long. long. * * 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: VORTAC ........................................................ WP ................................................................. WP ................................................................. Fix .................................................................. VORTAC ........................................................ (lat. (lat. (lat. (lat. (lat. any other employer. The prohibition against providing Federal funds when there is a violation of 10 U.S.C. 983 has an exception for any Federal funds provided to an institution of higher education, or to an individual, that are available solely for student financial assistance, related administrative costs, or costs associated with attendance. Such funds may be used for the purpose for which the funding is provided. A similar provision in section 8120 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–79; 113 Stat. 1260) has been repealed. This rule also rescinds the previous policy that established an exception that would limit recruiting on the premises of the covered school only in response to an expression of student interest when the covered school certified that too few students had expressed interest to warrant accommodating military recruiters. Comments must be received by July 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number and or RIN number and title, by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–1160. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 44°38′54″ 41°49′03″ 37°56′00″ 36°05′02″ 34°42′09″ 119°42′42″ 118°01′29″ 113°30′00″ 112°24′01″ 112°28′49″ W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Leong, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), 4000 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301–4000 (telephone: (703) 695–5529). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ‘‘Covered funds’’ is defined in 10 U.S.C. 983 to be any funds made available for the Departments of Defense, Transportation, Homeland Security, or National Nuclear Security Administration of the Department of Energy, the Central Intelligence Agency, or for any department or agency in which regular appropriations are made in the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. None of these covered funds may be provided by contract or grant to a covered school (including any subelement of a covered school) that has a policy or practice (regardless of when implemented) that either prohibits, or in effect prevents, the Secretary of Defense from establishing or operating a Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at that covered school (or any subelement of that covered school); or that either prohibits, or in effect prevents, a student at that covered school (or any subelement of that covered school) from enrolling in a ROTC unit at another institution of higher education. The Federal law further provides similar sanctions E:\FR\FM\07MYP1.SGM 07MYP1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Proposed 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-27270; Airspace Docket No. 07-ANM-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Routes (RNAV), Western 
United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish a high altitude RNAV route 
in the Seattle, WA area to facilitate air traffic operations by 
providing a direct route to the Phoenix, AZ area. The FAA is 
implementing this route to enhance safety and to provide a more 
efficient use of navigable airspace.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 21, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management 
System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify FAA Docket 
No. FAA-2007-27270 and Airspace Docket No. 07-ANM-1, at the beginning 
of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at 
http://dms.dot.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as 
they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2007-27270 and Airspace Docket No. 07-ANM-1) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments 
to FAA Docket No. FAA-2007-27270 Airspace Docket No. 07-ANM-1.'' The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified closing date 
for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date 
for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRM's

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents 
can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov, 
or the Federal Register's web page at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/
index.html.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see ``ADDRESSES'' section for address and phone number) between 
9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An 
informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at 
the office of the Western Service Center, Air Traffic Organization, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue, 15000 SW., Renton, 
WA 98055.
    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRM's should contact the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, 
for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application 
procedure.

Background

    As part of the on-going efforts to establish area navigation 
routings the FAA is establishing RNAV routes to provide greater freedom 
to properly equipped users, and to achieve the safety and economic 
benefits of flying user-selected non-restrictive routings. The new RNAV 
routes will be identified by the letter prefix ``Q'' followed by a 
number consisting of from one to three digits. The International Civil 
Aviation Organization (ICAO) has allocated the ``Q'' prefix, along with 
the number set 1 through 499, for use by the U.S. for designating 
domestic RNAV routes.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish an RNAV route within the 
airspace assigned to the Seattle, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Salt Lake 
City and Denver Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This route is 
proposed to provide a direct route from the Seattle, WA area to 
Phoenix, AZ, that would enhance the safety, and facilitate a more 
flexible and efficient use of navigable airspace for en route 
instrument flight rules operations.
    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
Therefore, this proposed 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 proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial

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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 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 that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment.

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:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

    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 
7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 
2006, and effective September 16, 2006, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2006 Area Navigation Routes.

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Q-35 IMB to DRK [New]
IMB.........................  VORTAC..............  (lat. 44[deg]38'54'' N., long. 119[deg]42'42'' W.)
NEERO.......................  WP..................  (lat. 41[deg]49'03'' N., long. 118[deg]01'29'' W.)
WINEN.......................  WP..................  (lat. 37[deg]56'00'' N., long. 113[deg]30'00'' W.)
CORKR.......................  Fix.................  (lat. 36[deg]05'02'' N., long. 112[deg]24'01'' W.)
DRK.........................  VORTAC..............  (lat. 34[deg]42'09'' N., long. 112[deg]28'49'' W.)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2007.
Edith V. Parish,
Manager, Airspace and Rules Group.
 [FR Doc. E7-8603 Filed 5-4-07; 8:45 am]
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