Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; East Central United States, 33151-33152 [E7-11534]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 115 / Friday, June 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations (9) The Instructions for Continued Airworthiness required by 14 CFR 25.1529 must contain maintenance requirements for measurements of battery capacity at appropriate intervals to ensure that batteries whose function is required for safe operation of the airplane will perform their intended function as long as the battery is installed in the airplane. The Instructions for Continued Airworthiness must also contain procedures for the maintenance of lithium ion batteries in spares storage to prevent the replacement of batteries whose funciton is required for safe operation of the airplane with batteries that have experienced degraded charge retention ability or other damage due to prolonged storage at a low state of charge. Note: These special conditions are not intended to replace 14 CFR 25.1353(c) in the certification basis of the Boeing Model 777– 300ER airplane. These special conditions apply only to lithium ion batteries and their installations. The requirements of 14 CFR 25.1353(c) remain in effect for batteries and battery installations of the Boeing Model 777–300ER airplane that do not use lithium ion batteries. Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 1, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 07–2939 Filed 6–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–24926; Airspace Docket No. 06–ASW–1] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; East Central United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes VOR Federal Airway, V–65 over the East Central United States in support of the Midwest Airspace Enhancement Plan (MASE). The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC). DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 30, 2007. The Director of the Federal rmajette on PROD1PC64 with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jun 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: Steve Rohring, Airspace and Rules Group, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On June 16, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish 16 VOR Federal Airways (V–65, V–176, V– 383, V–396, V–406, V–410, V–414, V– 416, V–418, V–426, V–467, V–486, V– 542, V–584, V–586, and V–609); modify 13 VOR Federal Airways (V–14, V–26, V–40, V–72, V–75, V–90, V–96, V–103, V–116, V–133, V–297, V–435, and V– 526); and revoke one VOR Federal Airway (V–42) (71 FR 34854). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received objecting to the proposal. On January 18, 2007, the FAA published in the Federal Register a final rule (72 FR 2182) taking action on all of the above proposed airway establishments, modifications and revocations except V–65 and V–133. Establishment of V–65 was deferred because the Sandusky VOR was out of service. This action establishes V–65 now that the Sandusky VOR has been returned to service. Modification of V– 133 was deferred because the original routing proposed in the NPRM did not pass flight check. Action on V–133 will be taken under a separate rulemaking action. VOR Federal Airways are published in paragraph 6010 of FAA Order 7400.9P dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal Airways 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 to establish VOR Federal Airway V–65 over the East Central United States within the airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis ARTCCs. This action enhances safety and facilitates the more flexible and efficient use of the navigable airspace. Further, this action enhances the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33151 management of aircraft operations within the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis 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 Environment Policy Act in accordance with 311a and 311b., FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environment impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of 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 Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I 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: 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 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, is amended as follows: I E:\FR\FM\15JNR1.SGM 15JNR1 33152 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 115 / Friday, June 15, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Paragraph 6010 VOR Federal Airways. * * * * * V–65 [New] From DRYER, OH; INT Sandusky, OH 288° and Carleton, MI 157° radials; to Carleton. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC on June 6, 2007. Kenneth McElroy, Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Group. [FR Doc. E7–11534 Filed 6–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Parts 4022 and 4044 Benefits Payable in Terminated SingleEmployer Plans; Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans; Interest Assumptions for Valuing and Paying Benefits Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with RULES SUMMARY: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s regulations on Benefits Payable in Terminated Single-Employer Plans and Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans prescribe interest assumptions for valuing and paying benefits under terminating singleemployer plans. This final rule amends the regulations to adopt interest assumptions for plans with valuation dates in July 2007. Interest assumptions are also published on the PBGC’s Web site (http://www.pbgc.gov). DATES: Effective July 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine B. Klion, Manager, Regulatory and Policy Division, Legislative and Regulatory Department, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202–326– 4024. (TTY/TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800– 877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4024.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PBGC’s regulations prescribe actuarial assumptions—including interest assumptions—for valuing and paying plan benefits of terminating singleemployer plans covered by title IV of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jun 14, 2007 Jkt 211001 the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. The interest assumptions are intended to reflect current conditions in the financial and annuity markets. Three sets of interest assumptions are prescribed: (1) A set for the valuation of benefits for allocation purposes under section 4044 (found in Appendix B to Part 4044), (2) a set for the PBGC to use to determine whether a benefit is payable as a lump sum and to determine lump-sum amounts to be paid by the PBGC (found in Appendix B to Part 4022), and (3) a set for private-sector pension practitioners to refer to if they wish to use lump-sum interest rates determined using the PBGC’s historical methodology (found in Appendix C to Part 4022). This amendment (1) adds to Appendix B to part 4044 the interest assumptions for valuing benefits for allocation purposes in plans with valuation dates during July 2007, (2) adds to Appendix B to part 4022 the interest assumptions for the PBGC to use for its own lump-sum payments in plans with valuation dates during July 2007, and (3) adds to Appendix C to part 4022 the interest assumptions for private-sector pension practitioners to refer to if they wish to use lump-sum interest rates determined using the PBGC’s historical methodology for valuation dates during July 2007. For valuation of benefits for allocation purposes, the interest assumptions that the PBGC will use (set forth in Appendix B to part 4044) will be 5.33 percent for the first 20 years following the valuation date and 5.00 percent thereafter. These interest assumptions represent an increase (from those in effect for June 2007) of 0.19 percent for the first 20 years following the valuation date and 0.19 percent for all years thereafter. The interest assumptions that the PBGC will use for its own lump-sum payments (set forth in Appendix B to part 4022) will be 3.25 percent for the period during which a benefit is in pay status and 4.00 percent during any years preceding the benefit’s placement in pay status. These interest assumptions represent an increase of 0.25 percent in the immediate rate from those in effect for June 2007. For private-sector payments, the interest assumptions (set PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 forth in Appendix C to part 4022) will be the same as those used by the PBGC for determining and paying lump sums (set forth in Appendix B to part 4022). The PBGC has determined that notice and public comment on this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. This finding is based on the need to determine and issue new interest assumptions promptly so that the assumptions can reflect current market conditions as accurately as possible. Because of the need to provide immediate guidance for the valuation and payment of benefits in plans with valuation dates during July 2007, the PBGC finds that good cause exists for making the assumptions set forth in this amendment effective less than 30 days after publication. The PBGC has determined that this action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the criteria set forth in Executive Order 12866. Because no general notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this amendment, the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 does not apply. See 5 U.S.C. 601(2). List of Subjects 29 CFR Part 4022 Employee benefit plans, Pension insurance, Pensions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. 29 CFR Part 4044 Employee benefit plans, Pension insurance, Pensions. I In consideration of the foregoing, 29 CFR parts 4022 and 4044 are amended as follows: PART 4022—BENEFITS PAYABLE IN TERMINATED SINGLE-EMPLOYER PLANS 1. The authority citation for part 4022 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 29 U.S.C. 1302, 1322, 1322b, 1341(c)(3)(D), and 1344. 2. In appendix B to part 4022, Rate Set 165, as set forth below, is added to the table. I Appendix B to Part 4022—Lump Sum Interest Rates for PBGC Payments * E:\FR\FM\15JNR1.SGM * * 15JNR1 * *

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 115 (Friday, June 15, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 33151-33152]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-11534]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2006-24926; Airspace Docket No. 06-ASW-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal 
Airways; East Central United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes VOR Federal Airway, V-65 over the East 
Central United States in support of the Midwest Airspace Enhancement 
Plan (MASE). The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to 
improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the 
Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers 
(ARTCC).

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 30, 2007. 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: Steve Rohring, Airspace and Rules 
Group, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On June 16, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking to establish 16 VOR Federal Airways (V-
65, V-176, V-383, V-396, V-406, V-410, V-414, V-416, V-418, V-426, V-
467, V-486, V-542, V-584, V-586, and V-609); modify 13 VOR Federal 
Airways (V-14, V-26, V-40, V-72, V-75, V-90, V-96, V-103, V-116, V-133, 
V-297, V-435, and V-526); and revoke one VOR Federal Airway (V-42) (71 
FR 34854). Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No 
comments were received objecting to the proposal.
    On January 18, 2007, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
final rule (72 FR 2182) taking action on all of the above proposed 
airway establishments, modifications and revocations except V-65 and V-
133. Establishment of V-65 was deferred because the Sandusky VOR was 
out of service. This action establishes V-65 now that the Sandusky VOR 
has been returned to service. Modification of V-133 was deferred 
because the original routing proposed in the NPRM did not pass flight 
check. Action on V-133 will be taken under a separate rulemaking 
action.
    VOR Federal Airways are published in paragraph 6010 of FAA Order 
7400.9P dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, 
which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal 
Airways 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 to establish VOR Federal Airway V-65 over the East Central 
United States within the airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, 
and Indianapolis ARTCCs. This action enhances safety and facilitates 
the more flexible and efficient use of the navigable airspace. Further, 
this action enhances the management of aircraft operations within the 
Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis 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 Environment Policy Act in accordance with 
311a and 311b., FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures''. This airspace action is not expected to cause any 
potentially significant environment impacts, and no extraordinary 
circumstances exist that warrant preparation of 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 7400.9P, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2006, 
and effective September 15, 2006, is amended as follows:

[[Page 33152]]

Paragraph 6010 VOR Federal Airways.

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V-65 [New]

From DRYER, OH; INT Sandusky, OH 288[deg] and Carleton, MI 157[deg] 
radials; to Carleton.
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    Issued in Washington, DC on June 6, 2007.
Kenneth McElroy,
Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Group.
[FR Doc. E7-11534 Filed 6-14-07; 8:45 am]
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