Establishment of Colored and VOR Federal Airways; Alaska, 40720-40721 [E8-15934]

Download as PDF 40720 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 16, 2008 / Rules and Regulations SUMMARY: This action will establish Class E airspace at Fort CollinsLoveland Municipal Airport, Fort Collins, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate Instrument flight rules (IFR) operations from this airport located in mountainous terrain and enable positive control at Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, Fort Collins, CO. This will enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, Fort Collins, CO. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, September 25, 2008. 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: Eldon Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Area, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On May 8, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish controlled airspace at Fort CollinsLoveland Municipal Airport, Fort Collins, CO (73 FR 26048). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9R signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing Class E airspace at Fort Collins, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to enhance the safety of IFR aircraft operations at Fort CollinsLoveland Municipal Airport, Fort Collins, CO. 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 DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Jul 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the U.S. Code. Subtitle 1, Section 106 discusses 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 I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it establishes additional controlled airspace at Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, Fort Collins, CO. 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 14 CFR 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 the Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007 is amended as follows: I Paragraph 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as Surface Areas. * * * * * ANM CO E2 Fort Collins, CO [New] Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport, CO (Lat. 40°27′07″ N., long. 105°00′41″ W.) PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Within a 5-mile radius of Fort CollinsLoveland Municipal Airport. * * * * * Issued in Seattle, Washington, on July 1, 2008. Kevin Nolan, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. E8–16192 Filed 7–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0092; Airspace Docket No. 07–AAL–18] Establishment of Colored and VOR Federal Airways; Alaska Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action establishes four Federal airways in the National Airspace System (NAS) to replace four non-part 95 routes in Alaska. The routes consist of three Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, and one Low/Medium Frequency (L/MF) Colored Federal airway in Alaska. The conversion of these non-part 95 routes would change uncharted nonregulatory airways requiring special aircrew authorization to Federal Airways, thus adding to the instrument flight rules (IFR) airway and route infrastructure in Alaska. The addition of these routes improves the management of air traffic operations and thereby enhances safety. A minor change to the description of V–619 also is being made. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, September 25, 2008. 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: Ken McElroy, 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 March 25, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish four Federal Airways in E:\FR\FM\16JYR1.SGM 16JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 16, 2008 / Rules and Regulations dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with RULES Alaska (73 FR 15685). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on this proposal. No comments were received in response to the NPRM. Based on further analysis of Air Traffic Control requirements, this rule incorporates the inclusion of two additional intersections along V–619. The description of V–619 will include the intersections of the Port Heiden 044° radial and the Saldo 200° radial and the Dillingham 099° radial. With the exception of editorial changes, and the change described above, this amendment is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. Colored Federal airways and VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6009 and 6010, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9R signed August 15, 2007 and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Colored Federal airways and 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 by establishing three VOR Federal airways designated V–351, V–414, V–619 and one Colored Federal airway designated Amber 6 (A–6), in Alaska. The FAA is taking this action for the following reasons: (1) The conversion of these uncharted nonregulatory routes to Federal airways adds to the IFR airway and route infrastructure in Alaska; (2) pilots will be provided with minimum en route altitudes and minimum obstruction clearance altitude information; (3) this amendment establishes controlled airspace, thus eliminating some of the commercial IFR operations in uncontrolled airspace; and (4) the addition of these routes improves the management of air traffic operations and thereby enhances safety. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:04 Jul 15, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 I, 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 I, section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it will enhance aviation safety in the state of Alaska. 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: Polices and Procedures. 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). Adoption of the Amendment 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. [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9R, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows: I Paragraph 6009(c) * PO 00000 * Frm 00007 * Amber Federal Airways. * Fmt 4700 * Sfmt 4700 A–6 [New] St. Marys, AK, NDB; to North River, AK, NDB * * * * Paragraph 6010(b) * * * * VOR Federal Airways. * * V–351 [New] From Port Heiden, AK, NDB/DME; to Dillingham, AK, VOR/DME * * * * * V–619 [New] From Port Heiden, AK, NDB/DME; via the INT of Port Heiden, AK, NDB/DME 044° and Saldo, AK, NDB 200° bearings; to Saldo, AK, NDB; to the Dillingham, AK, VOR/DME 099° radial/47° DME; to Dillingham, AK, VOR/DME * * * * * V–414 [New] From Gambell, AK, NDB/DME; to Kukuliak, AK, VOR/DME * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2008. Kenneth McElroy, Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Group. [FR Doc. E8–15934 Filed 7–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0037; Airspace Docket No. 07–AWP–6] Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Routes (T–Routes); Sacramento and San Francisco, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. AGENCY: In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: I § 71.1 40721 SUMMARY: This action delays the effective date for the establishment of four low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) T-routes, designated T–257, T– 259, T–261 and T–263, in the Sacramento and San Francisco, CA, terminal areas until September 25, 2008. The FAA is taking this action to allow additional time for processing and charting. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date of 0901 UTC, July 31, 2008, is delayed to 0901 UTC, September 25, 2008. 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: Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules Group, E:\FR\FM\16JYR1.SGM 16JYR1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 16, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 40720-40721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15934]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0092; Airspace Docket No. 07-AAL-18]


Establishment of Colored and VOR Federal Airways; Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes four Federal airways in the National 
Airspace System (NAS) to replace four non-part 95 routes in Alaska. The 
routes consist of three Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) 
Federal airways, and one Low/Medium Frequency (L/MF) Colored Federal 
airway in Alaska. The conversion of these non-part 95 routes would 
change uncharted nonregulatory airways requiring special aircrew 
authorization to Federal Airways, thus adding to the instrument flight 
rules (IFR) airway and route infrastructure in Alaska. The addition of 
these routes improves the management of air traffic operations and 
thereby enhances safety. A minor change to the description of V-619 
also is being made.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, September 25, 2008. 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: Ken McElroy, 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 March 25, 2008, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish four Federal Airways 
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Alaska (73 FR 15685). Interested parties were invited to participate in 
this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on this proposal. 
No comments were received in response to the NPRM. Based on further 
analysis of Air Traffic Control requirements, this rule incorporates 
the inclusion of two additional intersections along V-619. The 
description of V-619 will include the intersections of the Port Heiden 
044[deg] radial and the Saldo 200[deg] radial and the Dillingham 
099[deg] radial. With the exception of editorial changes, and the 
change described above, this amendment is the same as that proposed in 
the NPRM.
    Colored Federal airways and VOR Federal airways are published in 
paragraph 6009 and 6010, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9R signed 
August 15, 2007 and effective September 15, 2007, which is incorporated 
by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Colored Federal airways and 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 by establishing three VOR Federal airways designated V-351, V-
414, V-619 and one Colored Federal airway designated Amber 6 (A-6), in 
Alaska. The FAA is taking this action for the following reasons: (1) 
The conversion of these uncharted nonregulatory routes to Federal 
airways adds to the IFR airway and route infrastructure in Alaska; (2) 
pilots will be provided with minimum en route altitudes and minimum 
obstruction clearance altitude information; (3) this amendment 
establishes controlled airspace, thus eliminating some of the 
commercial IFR operations in uncontrolled airspace; and (4) the 
addition of these routes improves the management of air traffic 
operations and thereby enhances safety.
    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.
    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, 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 I, section 40103. Under that section, the 
FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it will enhance aviation safety in the state of Alaska.

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: Polices and Procedures. 
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).

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 7400.9R, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 15, 2007, and 
effective September 15, 2007, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6009(c) Amber Federal Airways.

* * * * *

A-6 [New]

St. Marys, AK, NDB; to North River, AK, NDB
* * * * *

Paragraph 6010(b) VOR Federal Airways.

* * * * *

V-351 [New]

From Port Heiden, AK, NDB/DME; to Dillingham, AK, VOR/DME
* * * * *

V-619 [New]

From Port Heiden, AK, NDB/DME; via the INT of Port Heiden, AK, NDB/
DME 044[deg] and Saldo, AK, NDB 200[deg] bearings; to Saldo, AK, 
NDB; to the Dillingham, AK, VOR/DME 099[deg] radial/47[deg] DME; to 
Dillingham, AK, VOR/DME
* * * * *

V-414 [New]

From Gambell, AK, NDB/DME; to Kukuliak, AK, VOR/DME
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2008.
Kenneth McElroy,
Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Group.
[FR Doc. E8-15934 Filed 7-15-08; 8:45 am]
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