Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-8 in the Vicinity of Rifle, CO, 71493-71494 [2012-29001]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2012 / Rules and Regulations This action corrects a final rule; technical amendment, published by the FAA in the Federal Register on October 29, 2012, that adds two waypoints to the description of area navigation (RNAV) route Q–1. This action corrects the spelling of the TOCOS waypoint. SUMMARY: 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. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2012–1193; Airspace Docket No. 12–ANM–26] RIN 2120–AA66 DATES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V– 8 in the Vicinity of Rifle, CO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment. AGENCY: On October 29, 2012, the FAA published a final rule, technical amendment in the Federal Register amending the description of RNAV route Q–1 by adding two new waypoints to the route (77 FR 65461). Subsequent to publication, an error was discovered in the spelling of the TOCOS waypoint. 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. This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V–8 in the vicinity of Rifle, CO, to correct the description contained in part 71 to ensure it matches the information contained in the FAA’s aeronautical database, matches the depiction on the associated charts, and to ensure the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS). DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC December 3, 2012. 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 Regulations and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Mission Support Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction to Final Rule History Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the TACOS, CA, waypoint published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2012 (77 FR 65461) for RNAV route Q–1 is corrected as follows: After a recent review of aeronautical data, the Aeronautical Navigation Products Group identified the current VOR Federal airway V–8 description published in FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, did not match the airway information contained in the FAA’s aeronautical database or the charted depiction of the airway. When V–8 was amended in the Federal Register of September 30, 1993 (58 FR 51010), the airway was realigned over the Rifle, CO, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid between Grand Junction, CO, and Kremmling, CO. In the Federal Register of August 9, 2010 (75 FR 47709), V–8 was renamed from the Findlay, OH, VORTAC to the Flag City, OH, VORTAC. The Rifle, CO, VOR/DME was inadvertently deleted from the airway description. The FAA SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes * * * * * Q–1 [Corrected] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES On page 65461, second column, line 15, remove ‘‘TACOS’’ and insert ‘‘TOCOS.’’ On page 65462, line 7, remove ‘‘TACOS’’ and insert ‘‘TOCOS.’’ Issued in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2012. Colby Abbott, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group. [FR Doc. 2012–28999 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:39 Nov 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71493 aeronautical database retained the Rifle, CO, VOR/DME in the airway description correctly and the associated aeronautical charts remain published accordingly. To overcome any confusion or flight safety issues associated with conflicting airway description information being published, the FAA is amending the V–8 legal description to reflect the airway aligned over the Rifle, CO, VOR/DME. Accordingly, since this is an administrative correction to update the V–8 description to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database and charting, notice and public procedures under Title 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. The Rule The FAA amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending the legal description of VOR Federal airway V–8 in the vicinity of Rifle, CO. Specifically, the FAA amends V–8 to reflect the airway aligned over the Rifle, CO, VOR/DME; thus, matching the information currently contained in the FAA’s aeronautical database and the charted depiction of the airway. VOR Federal airways are listed in paragraph 6010 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 VOR Federal airway listed in this document will be revised 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. 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, E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1 71494 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 232 / Monday, December 3, 2012 / Rules and Regulations 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 amends an existing VOR Federal airway within the NAS. radials; Grantsville; Martinsburg, WV; to Washington, DC. The portion outside the United States has no upper limit. Environmental Review [FR Doc. 2012–29001 Filed 11–30–12; 8:45 am] The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with 311a, FAA Order 1050.1E, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures.’’ 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 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 FAA Order 7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010 VOR Federal Airways. (a) Domestic VOR Federal airways. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * V–8 From INT Seal Beach, CA, 266° and Ventura, CA, 144° radials; Seal Beach; Paradise, CA; 35 miles, 7 miles wide (3 miles SE and 4 miles NW of centerline) Hector, CA; Goffs, CA; INT Goffs 033° and Morman Mesa, NV, 196° radials; Morman Mesa; Bryce Canyon, UT; Hanksville, UT; Grand Junction, CO; Rifle, CO; Kremmling, CO; Mile High, CO; Akron, CO; Hayes Center, NE; Grand Island, NE; Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA; Iowa City, IA; Moline, IL; Joliet, IL; Chicago Heights, IL; Goshen, IN; Flag City, OH; Mansfield, OH; Briggs, OH; Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 107° and Grantsville, MD, 285° VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:39 Nov 30, 2012 Jkt 229001 * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, November 15, 2012. Paul Gallant, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 30870; Amdt. No. 3505] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports. DATES: This rule is effective December 3, 2012. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: For Examination— 1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 3. The National Flight Procedures Office, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or, 4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Availability—All SIAPs are available online free of charge. Visit nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from: 1. FAA Public Inquiry Center (APA– 200), FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; or 2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located. Richard A. Dunham III, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS–420) Flight Technologies and Programs Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK. 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082 Oklahoma City, OK. 73125) telephone: (405) 954–4164. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P–NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference in the amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 97.20 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP contained in FAA form documents is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections and specifies the types of SIAP and the corresponding effective dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure and the amendment number. E:\FR\FM\03DER1.SGM 03DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 232 (Monday, December 3, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71493-71494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29001]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-1193; Airspace Docket No. 12-ANM-26]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-8 in the Vicinity of Rifle, CO

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal 
Airway V-8 in the vicinity of Rifle, CO, to correct the description 
contained in part 71 to ensure it matches the information contained in 
the FAA's aeronautical database, matches the depiction on the 
associated charts, and to ensure the safety and efficiency of the 
National Airspace System (NAS).

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC December 3, 2012. 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 Regulations and 
ATC Procedures Group, Office of Mission Support Services, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    After a recent review of aeronautical data, the Aeronautical 
Navigation Products Group identified the current VOR Federal airway V-8 
description published in FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, did not match the airway information contained in the 
FAA's aeronautical database or the charted depiction of the airway. 
When V-8 was amended in the Federal Register of September 30, 1993 (58 
FR 51010), the airway was realigned over the Rifle, CO, VHF 
Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation 
aid between Grand Junction, CO, and Kremmling, CO. In the Federal 
Register of August 9, 2010 (75 FR 47709), V-8 was renamed from the 
Findlay, OH, VORTAC to the Flag City, OH, VORTAC. The Rifle, CO, VOR/
DME was inadvertently deleted from the airway description. The FAA 
aeronautical database retained the Rifle, CO, VOR/DME in the airway 
description correctly and the associated aeronautical charts remain 
published accordingly. To overcome any confusion or flight safety 
issues associated with conflicting airway description information being 
published, the FAA is amending the V-8 legal description to reflect the 
airway aligned over the Rifle, CO, VOR/DME. Accordingly, since this is 
an administrative correction to update the V-8 description to be in 
concert with the FAA's aeronautical database and charting, notice and 
public procedures under Title 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

The Rule

    The FAA amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 
71 by amending the legal description of VOR Federal airway V-8 in the 
vicinity of Rifle, CO. Specifically, the FAA amends V-8 to reflect the 
airway aligned over the Rifle, CO, VOR/DME; thus, matching the 
information currently contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and 
the charted depiction of the airway.
    VOR Federal airways are listed in paragraph 6010 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 VOR Federal airway 
listed in this document will be revised 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. 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,

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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 amends an 
existing VOR Federal airway within the NAS.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with 311a, FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures.'' 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

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

Paragraph 6010 VOR Federal Airways.

    (a) Domestic VOR Federal airways.
* * * * *

V-8

    From INT Seal Beach, CA, 266[deg] and Ventura, CA, 144[deg] 
radials; Seal Beach; Paradise, CA; 35 miles, 7 miles wide (3 miles 
SE and 4 miles NW of centerline) Hector, CA; Goffs, CA; INT Goffs 
033[deg] and Morman Mesa, NV, 196[deg] radials; Morman Mesa; Bryce 
Canyon, UT; Hanksville, UT; Grand Junction, CO; Rifle, CO; 
Kremmling, CO; Mile High, CO; Akron, CO; Hayes Center, NE; Grand 
Island, NE; Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA; Iowa City, IA; Moline, IL; 
Joliet, IL; Chicago Heights, IL; Goshen, IN; Flag City, OH; 
Mansfield, OH; Briggs, OH; Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 107[deg] and 
Grantsville, MD, 285[deg] radials; Grantsville; Martinsburg, WV; to 
Washington, DC. The portion outside the United States has no upper 
limit.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, November 15, 2012.
Paul Gallant,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-29001 Filed 11-30-12; 8:45 am]
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