Amendment of Area Navigation Route Q-1; CA, 65461-65462 [2012-26332]

Download as PDF 65461 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 209 Monday, October 29, 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. 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Docket No. FAA–2012–1049; Airspace Docket No. 12–ANM–12 RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Area Navigation Route Q–1; CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: This action amends the legal description of area navigation (RNAV) route Q–1 by adding two waypoints along the route. In addition, the route description is amended to match a standardized format by adding the appropriate state name to the waypoints, the name and the state of the Point Reyes, CA, navigation aid, and listing of the points in the proper order. DATES: Effective Date: 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: SUMMARY: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with Background RNAV route Q–1 extends along the U.S. west coast between the Point Reyes, CA, VHF omnidirectional range/ tactical air navigation (VORTAC) aid and the ELMAA, WA, waypoint. The FAA is adding two waypoints along to VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:17 Oct 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 route for air traffic control purposes. In addition, the route description is reformatted for standardization. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the legal description of RNAV route Q–1 to add two waypoints along the route and to standardize the description format. The ELENN, CA, waypoint is inserted between the existing ENVIE, CA, and EBINY, OR, waypoints for traffic flow metering with the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center. The TACOS, CA, waypoint is added between the existing ETCHY, CA, and ENVIE, CA, waypoints to provide connectivity with an RNAV arrival to Travis Air Force Base. In addition, the order of the points as listed in the description of FAA Order 7400.9 is reversed to comply with the standard format that the points be listed from south-to-north. Also, the state names are added to the waypoint and the navigation aid names to comply with the standard format. Since this action involves only editorial changes to the legal description of RNAV route Q–1, and does not change the dimensions or operating requirements of the affected route, 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, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 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 ■ E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1 65462 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 209 / Monday, October 29, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Paragraph 2006 United States area navigation routes effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: * Point Reyes, CA (PYE) ETCHY, CA TACOS, CA ENVIE, CA ELENN, CA EBINY, OR EASON, OR ERAVE, WA ELMAA, WA Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2012. Gary A. Norek, Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group. [FR Doc. 2012–26332 Filed 10–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0586; Airspace Docket No. 12–ASO–29] Establishment of Class E Airspace; La Belle, FL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E Airspace at La Belle, FL, to accommodate the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at La Belle Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, January 10, 2013. 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P. O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: History On July 5, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:17 Oct 26, 2012 Jkt 229001 * * * Q–1 Point Reyes, CA to ELMAA, WA [Amended] * VORTAC (Lat. 38°04′47″ N., long. 122°52′04″ W.) WP WP WP WP WP WP WP Fix (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 39°05′28″ 39°57′32″ 41°20′09″ 41°37′10″ 42°28′50″ 44°30′00″ 46°54′35″ 47°08′53″ N., N., N., N., N., N., N., N., long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. 123°08′05″ 123°10′28″ 123°12′32″ 123°13′07″ 123°15′01″ 123°19′44″ 123°24′06″ 123°24′35″ establish Class E airspace at La Belle, FL (77 FR 39652) Docket No. FAA–2012– 0586. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9W dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at La Belle, FL, to provide the controlled airspace required to accommodate the new RNAV GPS Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed for La Belle Municipal Airport. This action is necessary for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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, is non-controversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) 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 controlled airspace at La Belle Municipal Airport, La Belle, FL. 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 is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists 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 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 Federal Aviation ■ E:\FR\FM\29OCR1.SGM 29OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2012-1049; Airspace Docket No. 12-ANM-12
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Area Navigation Route Q-1; CA

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 Q-1 by adding two waypoints along the route. In addition, 
the route description is amended to match a standardized format by 
adding the appropriate state name to the waypoints, the name and the 
state of the Point Reyes, CA, navigation aid, and listing of the points 
in the proper order.

DATES: Effective Date: 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 Q-1 extends along the U.S. west coast between the Point 
Reyes, CA, VHF omnidirectional range/tactical air navigation (VORTAC) 
aid and the ELMAA, WA, waypoint. The FAA is adding two waypoints along 
to route for air traffic control purposes. In addition, the route 
description is reformatted for standardization.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending the legal description of RNAV route Q-1 to add two 
waypoints along the route and to standardize the description format. 
The ELENN, CA, waypoint is inserted between the existing ENVIE, CA, and 
EBINY, OR, waypoints for traffic flow metering with the Oakland Air 
Route Traffic Control Center. The TACOS, CA, waypoint is added between 
the existing ETCHY, CA, and ENVIE, CA, waypoints to provide 
connectivity with an RNAV arrival to Travis Air Force Base.
    In addition, the order of the points as listed in the description 
of FAA Order 7400.9 is reversed to comply with the standard format that 
the points be listed from south-to-north. Also, the state names are 
added to the waypoint and the navigation aid names to comply with the 
standard format.
    Since this action involves only editorial changes to the legal 
description of RNAV route Q-1, and does not change the dimensions or 
operating requirements of the affected route, 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 
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 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

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effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2006 United States area navigation routes

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Q-1 Point Reyes, CA to ELMAA, WA [Amended]

Point Reyes, CA (PYE)   VORTAC                 (Lat. 38[deg]04'47'' N., long. 122[deg]52'04'' W.)
ETCHY, CA               WP                     (Lat. 39[deg]05'28'' N., long. 123[deg]08'05'' W.)
TACOS, CA               WP                     (Lat. 39[deg]57'32'' N., long. 123[deg]10'28'' W.)
ENVIE, CA               WP                     (Lat. 41[deg]20'09'' N., long. 123[deg]12'32'' W.)
ELENN, CA               WP                     (Lat. 41[deg]37'10'' N., long. 123[deg]13'07'' W.)
EBINY, OR               WP                     (Lat. 42[deg]28'50'' N., long. 123[deg]15'01'' W.)
EASON, OR               WP                     (Lat. 44[deg]30'00'' N., long. 123[deg]19'44'' W.)
ERAVE, WA                WP                    (Lat. 46[deg]54'35'' N., long. 123[deg]24'06'' W.)
ELMAA, WA               Fix                    (Lat. 47[deg]08'53'' N., long. 123[deg]24'35'' W.)
 


    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2012.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-26332 Filed 10-26-12; 8:45 am]
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