Modification of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-20, TX, 20769-20770 [2014-08243]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 25 Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. ■ The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702, 44704. The Special Conditions Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the type certification basis for Embraer S.A. Model EMB–550 airplanes. 1. Flight Envelope Protection: Normal Load Factor (g) Limiting. To meet the intent of adequate maneuverability and controllability required by § 25.143(a), and in addition to the requirements of § 25.143(a) and in the absence of other limiting factors, the following special conditions are issued based on § 25.333(b): (a) The positive limiting load factor must not be less than: (1) 2.5g for the normal state of the electronic flight control system with the high lift devices retracted. (2) 2.0g for the normal state of the electronic flight control system with the high lift devices extended. (b) The negative limiting load factor must be equal to or more negative than: (1) Minus 1.0g for the normal state of the electronic flight control system with the high lift devices retracted. (2) 0.0g for the normal state of the electronic flight control system with high lift devices extended. (c) Maximum reachable positive load factor wings level may be limited by the characteristics of the electronic flight control system or flight envelope protections (other than load factor protection) provided that: (1) The required values are readily achievable in turns, and (2) That wings level pitch up is satisfactory. (d) Maximum achievable negative load factor may be limited by the characteristics of the electronic flight control system or flight envelope protections (other than load factor protection) provided that: (1) Pitch down responsiveness is satisfactory, and (2) From level flight, 0g is readily achievable, or alternatively, a satisfactory trajectory change is readily achievable at operational speeds. For the FAA to consider a trajectory change as satisfactory, the applicant should propose and justify a pitch rate that provides sufficient maneuvering capability in the most critical scenarios. (e) Compliance demonstration with the above requirements may be VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:13 Apr 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 performed without ice accretion on the airframe. (f) These special conditions do not impose an upper bound for the normal load factor limit, nor does it require that the limiter exist. If the limit is set at a value beyond the structural design limit maneuvering load factor n of §§ 25.333(b), 25.337(b), 25.337(c), there should be a very obvious positive tactile feel built into the controller so that it serves as a deterrent to inadvertently exceeding the structural limit. Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 8, 2014. John P. Piccola, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. 20769 March 4, 2014, make the following correction: On page 12040, in the second column heading, correct the amendment number from ‘‘36–29’’ to ‘‘36–30’’. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2014. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2014–07941 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [FR Doc. 2014–08275 Filed 4–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P [Docket No. FAA–2013–0951; Airspace Docket No. 13–ASW–22] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 36 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0948; Amdt. No. 36– 30] RIN 2120–AJ96 Stage 3 Helicopter Noise Certification Standards; Correction Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register of March 4, 2014 a document adopting more stringent noise certification standards for helicopters that are certificated in the United States (U.S.). Inadvertently the incorrect amendment number was assigned. This document corrects the amendment number cited in the heading of the final rule. DATES: This correction is effective April 14, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Haley, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–203, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–5708; fax (202) 267–5075; email ralen.gao@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA published a document in the Federal Register of March 4, 2014 (79 FR 12040) as Amendment Number 36–29. In FR Doc. 2014–04479, Amdt. No. 36–29 is incorrect. This document corrects the amendment number published on March 4, 2014. In FR Doc. 2014–04479, beginning on page 12040 in the Federal Register of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 RIN 2120–AA66 Modification of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q–20, TX Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies RNAV route Q–20 by relocating the FUSCO waypoint (WP) southwest to match the intersection of Jet routes J–15 and J–183. This action enhances the safe and efficient management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, July 24, 2014. 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 Policy and Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: History The FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Q–20 by moving the FUSCO WP to match the intersection of Jet Routes J–15 and J– 183, and re-designate the WP as a fix (78 FR 70900, November 27, 2013). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. E:\FR\FM\14APR1.SGM 14APR1 20770 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 71 / Monday, April 14, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Differences From the NPRM Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, a refined geographic latitude/ longitude position was calculated for the FUSCO WP in the description of RNAV route Q–20. In the NPRM, the FUSCO waypoint geographic position was proposed at ‘‘lat. 31°10′38″ N., long. 101°19′47″ W.’’ It has been determined that a more accurate alignment of the WP position is ‘‘lat. 31°10′37″ N., long. 101°19′45″ W.’’ This rule changes the FUSCO WP geographic position in the RNAV route Q–20 description to ‘‘lat. 31°10′37″ N., long. 101°19′45″ W.’’ to more accurately reflect the WP location and match the information contained in the FAA’s aeronautical database. This is a minor change to more accurately reflect the position of the FUSCO WP in the descriptions of RNAV route Q–20; therefore, notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying Q–20 in support of the Houston Metroplex project to improve air traffic flows, increase capacity and fuel efficiency, and reduced track distances. Q–20 extends between the Corona, NM, VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid and the Junction, TX, VORTAC navigation aid. This action amends Q–20 by relocating the FUSCO WP 0.48 nautical miles southwest to match the intersection of J–15 and J–183. Additionally, this action re-designates FUSCO as a fix. This modification enables aircraft flying eastbound via J–15, J–183, or Q–20, to file direct, after FUSCO, to a published transition to any of the Houston Standard Terminal Arrival Routes. This rule simplifies flight plan filing and flight management computer entries; thus, reducing the potential for routing errors in addition to the benefits mentioned previously. High altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 2006 of FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV route listed in this rule will be subsequently published 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Q–20 CNX, NM to JCT, TX [Amended] Corona (CNX), NM VORTAC HONDS, NM FIX UNNOS, NM WP FUSCO, TX FIX Junction (JCT), TX VORTAC (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. long. long. long. long. long. required to enhance the safe and efficient flow of air traffic in the United States. 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 a modification of an existing airway 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 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 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 2006 United States Area Navigation Routes * 34°22″01′ 33°34″00′ 32°57″00′ 31°10″37′ 30°35″53′ N., N., N., N., N., Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\14APR1.SGM * * 105°40″41′ W.) 104°51″12′ W.) 103°56″00′ W.) 101°19″45′ W.) 99°49″03′ W.) Issued in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2014. Gary A. Norek, Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 71 (Monday, April 14, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-08243]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0951; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASW-22]
RIN 2120-AA66


Modification of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q-20, TX

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies RNAV route Q-20 by relocating the FUSCO 
waypoint (WP) southwest to match the intersection of Jet routes J-15 
and J-183. This action enhances the safe and efficient management of 
aircraft within the National Airspace System.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, July 24, 2014. 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 Policy and 
Regulations Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    The FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) to amend Q-20 by moving the FUSCO WP to match the 
intersection of Jet Routes J-15 and J-183, and re-designate the WP as a 
fix (78 FR 70900, November 27, 2013). Interested parties were invited 
to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments 
on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received.

[[Page 20770]]

Differences From the NPRM

    Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, a refined geographic 
latitude/longitude position was calculated for the FUSCO WP in the 
description of RNAV route Q-20. In the NPRM, the FUSCO waypoint 
geographic position was proposed at ``lat. 31[deg]10'38'' N., long. 
101[deg]19'47'' W.'' It has been determined that a more accurate 
alignment of the WP position is ``lat. 31[deg]10'37'' N., long. 
101[deg]19'45'' W.'' This rule changes the FUSCO WP geographic position 
in the RNAV route Q-20 description to ``lat. 31[deg]10'37'' N., long. 
101[deg]19'45'' W.'' to more accurately reflect the WP location and 
match the information contained in the FAA's aeronautical database.
    This is a minor change to more accurately reflect the position of 
the FUSCO WP in the descriptions of RNAV route Q-20; therefore, notice 
and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying Q-20 in support of the Houston Metroplex project 
to improve air traffic flows, increase capacity and fuel efficiency, 
and reduced track distances. Q-20 extends between the Corona, NM, VHF 
Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid 
and the Junction, TX, VORTAC navigation aid. This action amends Q-20 by 
relocating the FUSCO WP 0.48 nautical miles southwest to match the 
intersection of J-15 and J-183. Additionally, this action re-designates 
FUSCO as a fix. This modification enables aircraft flying eastbound via 
J-15, J-183, or Q-20, to file direct, after FUSCO, to a published 
transition to any of the Houston Standard Terminal Arrival Routes. This 
rule simplifies flight plan filing and flight management computer 
entries; thus, reducing the potential for routing errors in addition to 
the benefits mentioned previously.
    High altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 2006 of FAA 
Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, 
which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV route 
listed in this rule will be subsequently published 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 only affects air traffic 
procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when 
promulgated, does 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 enhance the safe and 
efficient flow of air traffic in the United States.

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 a 
modification of an existing airway 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 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 7400.9X, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and 
effective September 15, 2013, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2006 United States Area Navigation Routes

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Q-20 CNX, NM to JCT, TX [Amended]
 
Corona (CNX), NM              VORTAC              (Lat. 34[deg]22''01' N., long. 105[deg]40''41' W.)
HONDS, NM                     FIX                 (Lat. 33[deg]34''00' N., long. 104[deg]51''12' W.)
UNNOS, NM                     WP                  (Lat. 32[deg]57''00' N., long. 103[deg]56''00' W.)
FUSCO, TX                     FIX                 (Lat. 31[deg]10''37' N., long. 101[deg]19''45' W.)
Junction (JCT), TX            VORTAC              (Lat. 30[deg]35''53' N., long. 99[deg]49''03' W.)
 



    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2014.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2014-08243 Filed 4-11-14; 8:45 am]
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