Proposed Modification of VOR Federal Airway V-170 in the Vicinity of Devils Lake, ND, 54860-54862 [2012-21827]

Download as PDF TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 54860 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules (14 CFR) part 71 to establish VOR Federal airway V–629 near Las Vegas, NV. The proposed route would extend between a point approximately 26 NM northeast of the Goffs, CA, VORTAC and the Boulder City, NV, VORTAC. The purpose of the proposed route is to increase the efficiency of the NAS in the vicinity of Las Vegas and to provide positive course guidance for aircraft navigating in an area of marginal radar coverage. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010 of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The airway listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order. 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 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 modifies the route structure as required to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic in the Las Vegas, NV, area. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. 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. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, Dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6010 airways. Domestic VOR Federal * * * * * V–629 [New] From INT Goffs, CA, 033°(T)/018°(M) and the Boulder City, NV, 182°(T)/167°(M) radials to Boulder City. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2012. Gary A. Norek, Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group. [FR Doc. 2012–21824 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0867; Airspace Docket No. 12–AGL–4] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Modification of VOR Federal Airway V–170 in the Vicinity of Devils Lake, ND Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (VOR) Federal airway V–170 between Devils Lake, ND (DVL), and Jamestown, ND (JMS). The FAA is proposing this action to ensure the airway provides the necessary clearance from the western boundary of the newly established restricted area R–5402, Devils Lake, ND, to support non-radar separation requirements when the restricted area is active. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001; telephone: (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2012–0867 and Airspace Docket No. 12–AGL–4 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy & ATC Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, 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– 2012–0867 and Airspace Docket No. 12– AGL–4) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.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–2012–0867 and Airspace Docket No. 12–AGL–4.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified closing date for E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules 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. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. 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 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76137. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs 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 The Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center requested the establishment of a new VOR Federal airway between DVL and JMS, west of V–170, to provide necessary clearance from the western boundary of R–5402, established for hazardous laser training activities, in support of non-radar separation requirements. Their request proposed the new airway use the DVL VOR 180° (M) and JMS VOR 327° (M) radials to provide the required nonradar separation and airway clearance from R–5402, regardless of the restricted area status, as well as 15 degrees of separation from V–170. The Central Service Center (CSC) conducted a feasibility review of the request and recommended amending the existing V– 170 airway between DVL and JMS instead of creating a new airway in that area. The Feasibility Review Panel considered potential impacts to flight procedures, safety, environmental, air traffic control procedures, and other pending en route or terminal actions in their review, and determined that amending V–170 between DVL and JMS VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 would be the best alternative. They also determined that inserting a slight ‘‘dogleg’’ to the west, in V–170 between DVL and JMS, would provide a nonradar routing clear of R–5402 and allow nonparticipating aircraft below 8,000 feet MSL to have unimpeded transit between DVL and JMS. This proposed action to amend V–170 is expected to ensure availability of the airway between DVL and JMS regardless of restricted area status with minimal impact to the aviation community. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify V–170 between Devils Lake, ND, and Jamestown, ND, by inserting a slight dogleg west of the current location. This action is proposed as a result of the V– 170 airway width abeam R–5402 overlapping the western boundary of the recently established R–5402 and to retain the availability of the navigation route structure between DVL and JMS regardless of the activation status of R– 5402. The FAA proposes using the DVL VOR 187° (T)/180° (M) and JMS VOR 337° (T)/327° (M) radials to redefine the airway segment and establish the FARRM fix at the intersection of the DVL VOR 187° (T)/180° (M) and JMS VOR 337° (T)/327° (M) radials. The FARRM fix would be described as the intersection of those navigation aid radials in the legal description. Specifically, the V–170 description would be amended by replacing the ‘‘Jamestown, ND;’’ reference with ‘‘INT Devils Lake 187° (T)/180° (M) and Jamestown, ND, 337° (T)/327° (M) radials; Jamestown;’’. The magnetic radial information would be removed in the final rule. This proposed modification to V–170 would add less than three nautical miles to the existing airway segment, ensure availability of V–170 between DVL and JMS regardless of the status of R–5402, reduce airspace complexity in the area, and enhance flight safety. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.9V dated August 9, 2011 and effective September 15, 2011, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal Airways listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order. 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) PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 54861 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 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 proposes to modify VOR Federal Airways in the vicinity of Devils Lake, ND. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. 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. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of the FAA Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1 54862 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Proposed Rules Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6010(a) Airways * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–170 [Amended] From Devils Lake, ND; INT Devils Lake 187° (T)/180° (M) and Jamestown, ND, 337° (T)/327° (M) radials; Jamestown; Aberdeen, SD; Sioux Falls, SD; Worthington, MN; Fairmont, MN; Rochester, MN; Nodine, MN; Dells, WI; INT Dells 097° and Badger, WI, 304° radials; Badger; INT Badger 121° and Pullman, MI, 282° radials; Pullman; Salem, MI. From Erie, PA; Bradford, PA; Slate Run, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; Ravine, PA; INT Ravine 125° and Modena, PA, 318° radials; Modena; Dupont, DE; INT Dupont 223° and Andrews, MD, 060° radials; to INT Andrews 060° and Baltimore, MD, 165° radials. The airspace within R–5802 is excluded. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2012. Gary A. Norek, Manager, Airspace Policy & ATC Procedures Group. [FR Doc. 2012–21827 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] LLP, Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth St. NW., Washington, DC 20004. The petition proposes to amend the color additive regulations in 21 CFR part 73, Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification to provide for the safe use of spirulina concentrate made from the edible blue-green cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis (also known as Spirulina platensis) as a color additive in food. The Agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.32(k) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. Dated: August 31, 2012. Dennis M. Keefe, Director, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. [FR Doc. 2012–21917 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Internal Revenue Service DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 26 CFR Part 1 Food and Drug Administration RIN 1545–BI93 21 CFR Part 73 Integrated Hedging Transactions of Qualifying Debt [REG–138489–09] [Docket No. FDA–2012–C–0900] GNT USA, Inc.; Filing of Color Additive Petition AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of petition. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 16:15 Sep 05, 2012 In the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register, the IRS and the Treasury Department are issuing temporary regulations (TD 9598) under section 988(d) of the Internal Revenue Code. These regulations address certain integrated transactions that involve a foreign currency denominated debt instrument and multiple associated hedging transactions. The text of the temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. DATES: Written or electronic comments and requests for a public hearing must be received by December 5, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send submissions to: CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–138489–09), room 5203, Internal Revenue Service, PO Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044. Submissions may be handdelivered Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that GNT USA, Inc. (GNT) has filed a petition proposing that the color additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of spirulina concentrate, made from the edible bluegreen cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis (also known as Spirulina platensis) as a color additive in food. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raphael A. Davy, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–265), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740– 3835, 240–402–1272. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (section 721(d)(1) (21 U.S.C. 379e(d)(1))), notice is given that a color additive petition (CAP 2C0297) has been filed by GNT, c/o Hogan Lovells US SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking by cross-reference to temporary regulations. AGENCY: Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 to CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG–138489–09), Courier’s Desk, Internal Revenue Service, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC, or sent electronically, via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at www.regulations.gov (IRS and REG– 138489–09). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the regulations, Sheila Ramaswamy, at (202) 622–3870; concerning submissions and delivery of comments, Oluwafunmilayo Taylor, 202–622–7180 (not toll-free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The temporary regulations published in the Rules and Regulations section of this issue of the Federal Register provide guidance regarding certain integrated transactions that involve a foreign currency denominated debt instrument and multiple associated hedging transactions. The text of those temporary regulations also serves as the text of these proposed regulations. The preamble to the temporary regulations explains the temporary regulations and these proposed regulations. Special Analyses It has been determined that this notice of proposed rulemaking is not a significant regulatory action as defined in Executive Order 12866. Therefore, a regulatory assessment is not required. It has also been determined that section 553(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 5) does not apply to these regulations, and because these regulations do not impose a collection of information on small entities, the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. chapter 6) do not apply. Pursuant to section 7805(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, this notice of proposed rulemaking will be submitted to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the Small Business Administration for comment on its impact on small business. Comments and Public Hearing Before these proposed regulations are adopted as final regulations, consideration will be given to any written (a signed original and eight (8) copies) or electronic comments that are submitted timely to the IRS. The IRS and the Treasury Department request comments on the clarity of the proposed rules and how they can be made easier to understand. All comments will be available for public inspection and copying. A public hearing may be scheduled if requested in writing by any person that timely submits written comments. If a public hearing is scheduled, notice of the date, time, and E:\FR\FM\06SEP1.SGM 06SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2012)]
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[Pages 54860-54862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21827]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0867; Airspace Docket No. 12-AGL-4]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Modification of VOR Federal Airway V-170 in the Vicinity 
of Devils Lake, ND

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) 
Federal airway V-170 between Devils Lake, ND (DVL), and Jamestown, ND 
(JMS). The FAA is proposing this action to ensure the airway provides 
the necessary clearance from the western boundary of the newly 
established restricted area R-5402, Devils Lake, ND, to support non-
radar separation requirements when the restricted area is active.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590-0001; 
telephone: (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-2012-
0867 and Airspace Docket No. 12-AGL-4 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy & ATC 
Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, 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-2012-0867 and Airspace Docket No. 12-AGL-4) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.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-2012-0867 and Airspace Docket No. 12-AGL-4.'' The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified closing date 
for

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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 NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    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 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the office of the Central Service Center, Operations 
Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 2601 Meacham Blvd., 
Fort Worth, TX 76137.
    Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future 
NPRMs 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

    The Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center requested the 
establishment of a new VOR Federal airway between DVL and JMS, west of 
V-170, to provide necessary clearance from the western boundary of R-
5402, established for hazardous laser training activities, in support 
of non-radar separation requirements. Their request proposed the new 
airway use the DVL VOR 180[deg] (M) and JMS VOR 327[deg] (M) radials to 
provide the required non-radar separation and airway clearance from R-
5402, regardless of the restricted area status, as well as 15 degrees 
of separation from V-170. The Central Service Center (CSC) conducted a 
feasibility review of the request and recommended amending the existing 
V-170 airway between DVL and JMS instead of creating a new airway in 
that area.
    The Feasibility Review Panel considered potential impacts to flight 
procedures, safety, environmental, air traffic control procedures, and 
other pending en route or terminal actions in their review, and 
determined that amending V-170 between DVL and JMS would be the best 
alternative. They also determined that inserting a slight ``dogleg'' to 
the west, in V-170 between DVL and JMS, would provide a non-radar 
routing clear of R-5402 and allow nonparticipating aircraft below 8,000 
feet MSL to have unimpeded transit between DVL and JMS.
    This proposed action to amend V-170 is expected to ensure 
availability of the airway between DVL and JMS regardless of restricted 
area status with minimal impact to the aviation community.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify V-170 between Devils Lake, ND, 
and Jamestown, ND, by inserting a slight dogleg west of the current 
location. This action is proposed as a result of the V-170 airway width 
abeam R-5402 overlapping the western boundary of the recently 
established R-5402 and to retain the availability of the navigation 
route structure between DVL and JMS regardless of the activation status 
of R-5402.
    The FAA proposes using the DVL VOR 187[deg] (T)/180[deg] (M) and 
JMS VOR 337[deg] (T)/327[deg] (M) radials to redefine the airway 
segment and establish the FARRM fix at the intersection of the DVL VOR 
187[deg] (T)/180[deg] (M) and JMS VOR 337[deg] (T)/327[deg] (M) 
radials. The FARRM fix would be described as the intersection of those 
navigation aid radials in the legal description. Specifically, the V-
170 description would be amended by replacing the ``Jamestown, ND;'' 
reference with ``INT Devils Lake 187[deg] (T)/180[deg] (M) and 
Jamestown, ND, 337[deg] (T)/327[deg] (M) radials; Jamestown;''. The 
magnetic radial information would be removed in the final rule. This 
proposed modification to V-170 would add less than three nautical miles 
to the existing airway segment, ensure availability of V-170 between 
DVL and JMS regardless of the status of R-5402, reduce airspace 
complexity in the area, and enhance flight safety.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 
7400.9V dated August 9, 2011 and effective September 15, 2011, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal Airways 
listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order.
    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 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 proposes to modify VOR Federal Airways in the vicinity of Devils 
Lake, ND.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures,'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

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 the FAA Order 
7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting

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Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways

* * * * *

V-170 [Amended]

    From Devils Lake, ND; INT Devils Lake 187[deg] (T)/180[deg] (M) 
and Jamestown, ND, 337[deg] (T)/327[deg] (M) radials; Jamestown; 
Aberdeen, SD; Sioux Falls, SD; Worthington, MN; Fairmont, MN; 
Rochester, MN; Nodine, MN; Dells, WI; INT Dells 097[deg] and Badger, 
WI, 304[deg] radials; Badger; INT Badger 121[deg] and Pullman, MI, 
282[deg] radials; Pullman; Salem, MI. From Erie, PA; Bradford, PA; 
Slate Run, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; Ravine, PA; INT Ravine 125[deg] and 
Modena, PA, 318[deg] radials; Modena; Dupont, DE; INT Dupont 
223[deg] and Andrews, MD, 060[deg] radials; to INT Andrews 060[deg] 
and Baltimore, MD, 165[deg] radials. The airspace within R-5802 is 
excluded.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 28, 2012.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy & ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-21827 Filed 9-5-12; 8:45 am]
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