Amendment of Area Navigation Route T-240; AK, 65253-65254 [2012-26324]

Download as PDF 65253 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 208 Friday, October 26, 2012 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. description currently includes the ‘‘NAMRE’’ waypoint. The FAA determined that NAMRE is no longer required for air traffic control purposes and has deleted NAMRE from the NASR database. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the legal description of RNAV route T–240 in Alaska to remove the NAMRE waypoint. The NAMRE waypoint is no longer required for air traffic control purposes and has been deleted from the NASR database. The removal of NAMRE does not affect the alignment or use of T–240. In addition, this action updates the description of T– 240 by adding the names of the navigation aids that form the route. This standardizes the format for RNAV route descriptions in FAA Order 7400.9. Since this action merely involves editorial changes to the legal description of RNAV route T–240, and does not involve a change in the dimensions or operating requirements of the affected route, I find that notice and public procedures 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 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1048; Airspace Docket No. 12–AAL–7] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Area Navigation Route T–240; AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: This action amends the legal description of area navigation (RNAV) route T–240 in Alaska by removing one waypoint that is no longer required and has been deleted from the National Airspace System Resources (NASR) database. In addition, the route description is amended to include the names of the navigation aids that comprise the route. The alignment of T– 240 is not affected by this action. DATES: Effective Dates: 0901 UTC, January 10, 2013. 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: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Background RNAV route T–240 extends between the Bettles, AK, VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid and the Deadhorse, AK, VOR/DME. The route VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:26 Oct 25, 2012 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 description of an RNAV route to maintain currency. United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 6011 of FAA Order 7400.9W, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV route listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. 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: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 311a. This airspace action consists of editorial changes only and 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 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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6011 United States area navigation routes * E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM * * 26OCR1 * * 65254 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / Rules and Regulations T–240 Bettles, AK to Deadhorse, AK [Amended] Bettles, AK (BTT) VOR/DME (Lat. 66°54′18″ N., long. 151°32′09″ W.) Deadhorse, AK (SCC) VOR/DME (Lat. 70°11′57″ N., long. 148°24′58″ W.) Gary A. Norek, Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group. [FR Doc. 2012–26324 Filed 10–25–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1047; Airspace Docket No. 12–AEA–11] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Area Navigation Routes Q–42 and Q–480; PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: This action amends the legal descriptions of area navigation (RNAV) routes Q–42 and Q–480 by changing the name of one waypoint common to each route. To avoid confusion with a similar sounding waypoint this will enhance safety within the National Airspace System and does not change the alignment or operating requirements of the routes. DATES: Effective Dates: 0901 UTC, January 10, 2013. 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: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Background RNAV routes Q–42 and Q–480 both include the waypoint ‘‘BTRIX’’ in their descriptions. Q–480 also includes a waypoint named ‘‘BEETS.’’ With the extensive use of the routes in recent months, air traffic control facilities have identified a problem whereby ‘‘BTRIX’’ is being confused with ‘‘BEETS.’’ To eliminate any chance of confusion and VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:26 Oct 25, 2012 Jkt 229001 enhance safety, the FAA is changing the name ‘‘BTRIX’’ to ‘‘MIKYG’’ in the descriptions of Q–42 and Q–480. This action is a name change only. The geographic position of the waypoint is not changing and the current alignments of Q–42 and Q–480 are not affected. In addition, the geographic coordinates for the ‘‘BEETS’’ waypoint, in the description of Q–480, are changed from ‘‘lat. 39°57′20″ N., long. 77°26′59″ W.,’’ to ‘‘lat. 39°57′21″ N., long. 77°27′00″ W.’’ This is a minor change by adding one second of latitude and one second of longitude due to more accurate plotting of the point. This change does not alter the alignment of Q–480. 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 updates the legal descriptions of RNAV routes to avoid the use of similar sounding waypoint names. United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 2006 of FAA Order 7400.9W, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV routes 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 changing the name of one waypoint in the descriptions of RNAV routes Q–42 and Q–480 from ‘‘BTRIX’’ to ‘‘MIKYG.’’ In addition, a minor increase of one second of latitude and one second of longitude is made to the coordinates of the BEETS waypoint in Q–480. Since this action involves only editorial changes to the legal descriptions of RNAV routes and does not change the dimensions or operating requirements of the affected routes, notice and public procedures 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 Environmental Review PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 311a. This airspace action consists of editorial changes only and 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 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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 2006 United States area navigation routes * E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM * * 26OCR1 * *

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 208 / Friday, October 26, 2012 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1048; Airspace Docket No. 12-AAL-7]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Area Navigation Route T-240; AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the legal description of area navigation 
(RNAV) route T-240 in Alaska by removing one waypoint that is no longer 
required and has been deleted from the National Airspace System 
Resources (NASR) database. In addition, the route description is 
amended to include the names of the navigation aids that comprise the 
route. The alignment of T-240 is not affected by this action.

DATES: Effective Dates: 0901 UTC, January 10, 2013. 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: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy and ATC 
Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    RNAV route T-240 extends between the Bettles, AK, VHF 
omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) navigation 
aid and the Deadhorse, AK, VOR/DME. The route description currently 
includes the ``NAMRE'' waypoint. The FAA determined that NAMRE is no 
longer required for air traffic control purposes and has deleted NAMRE 
from the NASR database.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending the legal description of RNAV route T-240 in Alaska 
to remove the NAMRE waypoint. The NAMRE waypoint is no longer required 
for air traffic control purposes and has been deleted from the NASR 
database. The removal of NAMRE does not affect the alignment or use of 
T-240. In addition, this action updates the description of T-240 by 
adding the names of the navigation aids that form the route. This 
standardizes the format for RNAV route descriptions in FAA Order 
7400.9.
    Since this action merely involves editorial changes to the legal 
description of RNAV route T-240, and does not involve a change in the 
dimensions or operating requirements of the affected route, I find that 
notice and public procedures 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 description of an RNAV route to maintain 
currency.
    United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 
6011 of FAA Order 7400.9W, dated August 8, 2012, and effective 
September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The RNAV route listed in this document will be published subsequently 
in the Order.

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: Policies and Procedures, 
paragraph 311a. This airspace action consists of editorial changes only 
and 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

    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 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 
2012, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6011 United States area navigation routes

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T-240 Bettles, AK to Deadhorse, AK [Amended]

Bettles, AK (BTT) VOR/DME
    (Lat. 66[deg]54'18'' N., long. 151[deg]32'09'' W.)
Deadhorse, AK (SCC) VOR/DME
    (Lat. 70[deg]11'57'' N., long. 148[deg]24'58'' W.)

Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-26324 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P