Amendment of Federal Airways V-163 and V-358 in the Lampasas, TX, Area, 54896-54897 [E9-24662]

Download as PDF 54896 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: ■ PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ 2009–22–06 International Aero Engines AG: Amendment 39–16057. Docket No. FAA–2009–0294; Directorate Identifier 2009–NE–08–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective November 30, 2009. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500–A1, V2527E–A5, V2530–A5, and V2528–D5 turbofan engines. These engines are installed on, but not limited to, Airbus A320 and A321 series, and McDonnell Douglas Corporation MD–90 airplanes. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from IAE updating the low-cycle-fatigue (LCF) life analysis for certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 9–12 disc assemblies. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncontained failure of the HPC stage 9–12 disc assembly, resulting in an inflight engine shutdown and possible damage to the airplane. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified unless the actions have already been done. V2500–A1 Turbofan Engines (f) For V2500–A1 turbofan engines with HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies, P/N 2A3200, 2A3300, 2A3400, 2A3500, 6A4131, and 6A7545, installed, remove from service as follows: (1) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated fewer than 12,000 cyclessince-new (CSN) on the effective date of this AD, remove from service before the disc assembly accumulates 14,600 CSN. (2) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated 12,000 or more CSN but fewer than 14,600 CSN on the effective date of this AD: (i) If the next engine shop visit will occur before accumulating 14,600 CSN, then VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:49 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 remove from service before accumulating 14,600 CSN. (ii) If the next engine shop visit will occur upon accumulating 14,600 or more CSN, then remove from service at the next engine shop visit but not to exceed 15,000 CSN. (3) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated 14,600 or more CSN on the effective date of this AD, remove from service at the next engine shop visit but not to exceed 15,000 CSN. V2527E–A5 and V2530–A5 Turbofan Engines (g) For V2527E–A5 and V2530–A5 turbofan engines with HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies, P/N 6A4156 and 6A7547 installed, remove from service as follows: (1) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated fewer than 9,000 CSN on the effective date of this AD, remove from service before the disc assembly accumulates 11,800 CSN. (2) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated 9,000 or more CSN but fewer than 11,800 CSN on the effective date of this AD: (i) If the next engine shop visit will occur before accumulating 11,800 CSN, then remove from service before accumulating 11,800 CSN. (ii) If the next engine shop visit will occur upon accumulating 11,800 or more CSN, then remove from service at the next engine shop visit but not to exceed 12,000 CSN. (3) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated 11,800 or more CSN on the effective date of this AD, remove from service at the next engine shop visit but not to exceed 12,000 CSN. V2528–D5 Turbofan Engines (h) For V2528–D5 turbofan engines with HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies, P/N 6A4156 and 6A7547 installed, remove from service as follows: (1) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated fewer than 9,000 CSN on the effective date of this AD, remove from service before the disc assembly accumulates 11,800 CSN. (2) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated 9,000 or more CSN but fewer than 11,800 CSN on the effective date of this AD: (i) If the next engine shop visit will occur before accumulating 11,800 CSN, then remove from service before accumulating 11,800 CSN. (ii) If the next engine shop visit will occur upon accumulating 11,800 or more CSN, then remove from service at the next engine shop visit but not to exceed 13,200 CSN. (3) For HPC stage 9–12 disc assemblies that have accumulated 11,800 or more CSN on the effective date of this AD, remove from service at the next engine shop visit but not to exceed 13,200 CSN. Definition (i) For the purpose of this AD, an ‘‘engine shop visit’’ is the induction of an engine into the shop for maintenance involving the separation of pairs of major mating engine flanges except that the separation of engine flanges solely for the purposes of transportation without subsequent engine PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 maintenance does not constitute an engine shop visit. Alternative Methods of Compliance (j) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, has the authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Related Information (k) IAE Alert Service Bulletin No. V2500– ENG–72–A0554, Revision 1, dated June 27, 2008, also pertains to the subject of this AD. Contact International Aero Engines AG, 400 Main Street, East Hartford, CT 06108; telephone: (860) 565–5515; fax: (860) 565– 5510, for a copy of this service information. (l) Contact Kevin Dickert, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; e-mail: Kevin.dickert@faa.gov; telephone (781) 238–7117; fax (781) 238– 7199, for more information about this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (m) None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 16, 2009. Robert J. Ganley, Acting Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E9–25644 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0128; Airspace Docket No. 08–ASW–15] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Federal Airways V–163 and V–358 in the Lampasas, TX, Area AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action amends the legal descriptions of two Federal airways that have ‘‘Lampasas, TX, very high frequency omnidirectional range/ tactical air navigation (VORTAC)’’ included as part of their route structure. Currently, the Lampasas VORTAC and the Lampasas Airport share the same location name and identifier (LZZ). To eliminate confusion and potential flight safety issues, the ‘‘Lampasas VORTAC’’ (LZZ) will be renamed the ‘‘Gooch Springs VORTAC’’ (AGJ). All airways with Lampasas [VORTAC] included in their legal descriptions will be amended, concurrent with the effective date of this final rule, to reflect the name change. E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 205 / Monday, October 26, 2009 / Rules and Regulations erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, December 17, 2009. 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: Colby Abbott, 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: The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the legal descriptions of two Federal airways, V–163 and V–358, that have Lampasas, TX, [VORTAC] included as part of their route structure. Currently, the Lampasas, TX, VORTAC and the Lampasas Airport, Lampasas, TX, share the same name and location identifier (LZZ), but are not co-located. To eliminate the possibility of confusion, and a potential flight safety issue, the Lampasas, TX, VORTAC will be renamed the Gooch Springs, TX, VORTAC (AGJ). All airways with Lampasas, TX, [VORTAC] included in their legal descriptions will be amended to reflect the name change. The name change of the VORTAC will coincide with the effective date of this rulemaking action. Since this action merely involves editorial changes in the legal description of two Federal airways, and does not involve a change in the dimensions or operating requirements of that airspace, notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. 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 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:49 Oct 23, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 the 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 revises the legal descriptions of Federal airways in the vicinity of Lampasas, TX. Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.9T, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The domestic Federal VOR airways listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Paragraph 6010(a) Airways * * * 54897 Domestic VOR Federal * * V–163 [Amended] From Matamoros, Mexico; via Brownsville, TX; 27 miles standard width, 37 miles 7 miles wide (3 miles E. and 4 miles W. of centerline); Corpus Christi, TX; Three Rivers, TX; INT Three Rivers 345° and San Antonio, TX, 168° radials; San Antonio; Gooch Springs, TX; to Glen Rose, TX. * * * * * V–358 [Amended] From San Antonio, TX, via Stonewall, TX; Gooch Springs, TX; INT Gooch Springs 041° and Waco, TX, 280° radials; Waco; Glen Rose, TX; Millsap, TX; Bowie, TX; Ardmore, OK; INT Ardmore 327° and Will Rogers, OK, 195° radials; to Will Rogers. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2009. Edith V. Parish, Manager, Airspace and Rules Group. [FR Doc. E9–24662 Filed 10–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Environmental Review There are no changes to the lateral limits. Therefore, the FAA has determined that this action is not subject to environmental assessments and procedures in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, Policies and Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts, and the National Environmental Policy Act. 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: ■ 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: ■ 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 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 2009, is amended as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0318; Airspace Docket No. 09–AAL–8] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Noorvik, AK AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at Noorvik, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport at Noorvik, AK. Additionally, one textual Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) is being developed. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Robert (Bob) Curtis Memorial Airport, Noorvik, AK. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, December 17, 2009. 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; E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 205 (Monday, October 26, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0128; Airspace Docket No. 08-ASW-15]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Federal Airways V-163 and V-358 in the Lampasas, TX, 
Area

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the legal descriptions of two Federal 
airways that have ``Lampasas, TX, very high frequency omnidirectional 
range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC)'' included as part of their 
route structure. Currently, the Lampasas VORTAC and the Lampasas 
Airport share the same location name and identifier (LZZ). To eliminate 
confusion and potential flight safety issues, the ``Lampasas VORTAC'' 
(LZZ) will be renamed the ``Gooch Springs VORTAC'' (AGJ). All airways 
with Lampasas [VORTAC] included in their legal descriptions will be 
amended, concurrent with the effective date of this final rule, to 
reflect the name change.

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DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, December 17, 2009. 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: Colby Abbott, 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:

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending the legal descriptions of two Federal airways, V-
163 and V-358, that have Lampasas, TX, [VORTAC] included as part of 
their route structure. Currently, the Lampasas, TX, VORTAC and the 
Lampasas Airport, Lampasas, TX, share the same name and location 
identifier (LZZ), but are not co-located. To eliminate the possibility 
of confusion, and a potential flight safety issue, the Lampasas, TX, 
VORTAC will be renamed the Gooch Springs, TX, VORTAC (AGJ). All airways 
with Lampasas, TX, [VORTAC] included in their legal descriptions will 
be amended to reflect the name change. The name change of the VORTAC 
will coincide with the effective date of this rulemaking action.
    Since this action merely involves editorial changes in the legal 
description of two Federal airways, and does not involve a change in 
the dimensions or operating requirements of that airspace, notice and 
public comment under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.
    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 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 the 
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 revises the legal descriptions of Federal airways in the vicinity 
of Lampasas, TX.
    Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of 
FAA Order 7400.9T, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 
2009, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The domestic 
Federal VOR airways listed in this document will be published 
subsequently in the Order.

Environmental Review

    There are no changes to the lateral limits. Therefore, the FAA has 
determined that this action is not subject to environmental assessments 
and procedures in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, Policies and 
Procedures for Considering Environmental Impacts, and the National 
Environmental Policy Act.

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 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 the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, and effective September 15, 
2009, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways

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V-163 [Amended]

    From Matamoros, Mexico; via Brownsville, TX; 27 miles standard 
width, 37 miles 7 miles wide (3 miles E. and 4 miles W. of 
centerline); Corpus Christi, TX; Three Rivers, TX; INT Three Rivers 
345[deg] and San Antonio, TX, 168[deg] radials; San Antonio; Gooch 
Springs, TX; to Glen Rose, TX.
* * * * *

V-358 [Amended]

    From San Antonio, TX, via Stonewall, TX; Gooch Springs, TX; INT 
Gooch Springs 041[deg] and Waco, TX, 280[deg] radials; Waco; Glen 
Rose, TX; Millsap, TX; Bowie, TX; Ardmore, OK; INT Ardmore 327[deg] 
and Will Rogers, OK, 195[deg] radials; to Will Rogers.
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    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 6, 2009.
Edith V. Parish,
Manager, Airspace and Rules Group.
[FR Doc. E9-24662 Filed 10-23-09; 8:45 am]
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