Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route (T-284); Houston, TX, 16336-16337 [2010-7245]

Download as PDF 16336 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 62 / Thursday, April 1, 2010 / Rules and Regulations States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among various levels of government. Therefore, it is determined that this direct final rule does not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. 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. It, therefore, (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 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 Class E airspace at Mount Pleasant, SC. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air). Adoption of Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES ■ PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND CLASS 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:00 Mar 31, 2010 Jkt 220001 § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009, effective September 15, 2009, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO SC E5 Mount Pleasant, SC [New] Mt Pleasant Regional Airport-Faison Field, SC (Lat. 32°53′52″ N., long. 79°46′58″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.3-mile radius of the Mt Pleasant Regional AirportFaison Field. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on March 18, 2010. Michael Vermuth, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2010–6831 Filed 3–31–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2009–0878; Airspace Docket No. 09–ASW–7] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route (T–284); Houston, TX AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: This action establishes a low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route, designated T–284, in the Houston, TX, terminal area, to expedite the handling of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) overflight aircraft transitioning busy terminal airspace. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Houston, TX, terminal area. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, July 29, 2010. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History On Friday, November 13, 2009, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish low altitude area navigation route T–284 (74 FR 58571). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. The following editorial changes are corrected in this final rule. The airway identifier presented in the regulatory text of the NPRM was incorrectly listed as T–254 instead of T–284. Additionally, the points WEMAR and DROPP identified in the route description were incorrectly listed as WPs (waypoints) instead of fixes. With the exception of the editorial changes noted above, this amendment is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by establishing area navigation route T–284 between the WEMAR, TX, navigation fix and the Scholes, TX, VORTAC. The new route will enhance the flow of air traffic in the Houston, TX, terminal area. Low altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 6011 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 low altitude RNAV routes listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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. E:\FR\FM\01APR1.SGM 01APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 62 / Thursday, April 1, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 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 establishes a low altitude RNAV route (T-route) in Houston, TX. 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, 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). 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.T, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009 and effective September 15, 2009, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * * * T–284 WEMAR, TX to Scholes, TX [New] WEMAR, TX—Fix (Lat. 29°39′37″ N., long. 97°00′37″ W.) DROPP, TX—Fix (Lat. 29°13′38″ N., long. 95°32′04″ W.) Scholes, TX (VUH)—VORTAC (Lat. 29°16′10″ N., long. 94°52′04″ W.) Issued in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2010. Kelly Neubecker, Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Group. [FR Doc. 2010–7245 Filed 3–31–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 284 In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: [Docket Nos. RM96–1–030 and RM96–1– 036; Order No. 587–U] Standards for Business Practices for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Final Rule. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is ■ amending its regulations that establish standards for interstate natural gas pipeline business practices and electronic communications to incorporate by reference into its regulations the most recent version of the standards, Version 1.9, adopted by the Wholesale Gas Quadrant (WGQ) of the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) applicable to natural gas pipelines, with certain enumerated exceptions. This rule upgrades the Commission’s current business practice and communication standards to include standards governing IndexBased Capacity Release and Flexible Delivery and Receipt Points and to reflect the Commission’s findings in Order Nos. 698, 712, 717, and 682. This rule will increase the efficiency of the pipeline grid and make pipelines’ electronic communications more secure. DATES: Effective Date: This rule will become effective May 3, 2010. Natural gas pipelines are required to file tariff sheets to reflect the changed standards on September 1, 2010, to take effect on November 1, 2010. Implementation of these standards is required on and after November 1, 2010. The incorporation by reference of certain publications in this rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of May 3, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adoption of the Amendment ■ 16337 Ryan M. Irwin (technical issues), Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–6454. Gary D. Cohen (legal issues), Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8321. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TABLE OF CONTENTS emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES Paragraph Nos. I. Background ............................................................................................................................................................................................ II. Discussion ............................................................................................................................................................................................ A. Incorporation of the NAESB Standards by Reference ................................................................................................................ B. Issues Raised by Commenters ...................................................................................................................................................... 1. Waivers of the Index-Based Capacity Release Pricing Standards ....................................................................................... 2. Issues on Which Consensus Could Not Be Reached ........................................................................................................... a. Intra-Day Nominations ................................................................................................................................................... b. Gas Quality Posting ........................................................................................................................................................ III. Implementation Schedule and Procedures ....................................................................................................................................... IV. Notice of Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards ............................................................................................................................ V. Information Collection Statement ....................................................................................................................................................... VI. Environmental Analysis ..................................................................................................................................................................... VII. Regulatory Flexibility Act ................................................................................................................................................................. VIII. Document Availability ..................................................................................................................................................................... IX. Effective Date and Congressional Notification ................................................................................................................................. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 62 (Thursday, April 1, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-7245]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0878; Airspace Docket No. 09-ASW-7]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route (T-284); 
Houston, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes a low altitude area navigation (RNAV) 
route, designated T-284, in the Houston, TX, terminal area, to expedite 
the handling of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) overflight aircraft 
transitioning busy terminal airspace. The FAA is taking this action to 
enhance the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace in the 
Houston, TX, terminal area.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, July 29, 2010. 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:

History

    On Friday, November 13, 2009, the FAA published in the Federal 
Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish low 
altitude area navigation route T-284 (74 FR 58571). Interested parties 
were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting 
written comments on the proposal. No comments were received.
    The following editorial changes are corrected in this final rule. 
The airway identifier presented in the regulatory text of the NPRM was 
incorrectly listed as T-254 instead of T-284. Additionally, the points 
WEMAR and DROPP identified in the route description were incorrectly 
listed as WPs (waypoints) instead of fixes. With the exception of the 
editorial changes noted above, this amendment is the same as that 
proposed in the NPRM.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by establishing area navigation route T-284 between the WEMAR, 
TX, navigation fix and the Scholes, TX, VORTAC. The new route will 
enhance the flow of air traffic in the Houston, TX, terminal area.
    Low altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 6011 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 low altitude 
RNAV routes listed in this document will be published subsequently in 
the Order.
    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.

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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 establishes a low altitude RNAV route (T-route) in Houston, TX.

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, 
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).

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.T, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 27, 2009 and 
effective September 15, 2009, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

* * * * *

T-284 WEMAR, TX to Scholes, TX [New]

WEMAR, TX--Fix
    (Lat. 29[deg]39[min]37[sec] N., long. 97[deg]00[min]37[sec] W.)
DROPP, TX--Fix
    (Lat. 29[deg]13[min]38[sec] N., long. 95[deg]32[min]04[sec] W.)
Scholes, TX (VUH)--VORTAC
    (Lat. 29[deg]16[min]10[sec] N., long. 94[deg]52[min]04[sec] W.)

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 25, 2010.
Kelly Neubecker,
Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Group.
[FR Doc. 2010-7245 Filed 3-31-10; 8:45 am]
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