Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northeast ME, 54901-54902 [2014-21801]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations 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/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 29, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21772 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 Docket No. FAA–2014–0273; Airspace Docket No. 14–ANE–2 RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northeast ME Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies VOR Federal airways V–93, V–314, and V– 471; and RNAV route T–295 in northeastern Maine due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Princeton, ME, VOR facility. In addition, an analysis of the airway structure in that area found that some segments of the affected routes are rarely utilized and are therefore being removed. SUMMARY: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 13, 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. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. The Order is also available for inspection at 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://archives.gov/federal_ register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_ locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, 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 three VOR Federal airways and one area navigation route in northeastern Maine (79 FR 29138, May 21, 2014). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. The Rule This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying the descriptions of VOR Federal airways V–93, V–314, V–471 and RNAV route T–295 due to the planned decommissioning of the Princeton VOR in Maine. An analysis of the airway structure in northeastern Maine found that some segments of the affected routes airways are rarely utilized. After coordination with Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, Bangor Airport Traffic Control Tower, and Moncton Center (Canada), the FAA is removing the underutilized segments of the affected routes. The changes are described below. V–93 extends between Patuxent River, MD, and the intersection of the Princeton, ME, 157° radial and the United States/Canadian border. The FAA is terminating the route at the Bangor, ME, VORTAC (BGR), eliminating the route segments between BGR and the United States/Canadian border. V–314 extends from Quebec, PQ, Canada, through United States airspace, to St. John, NB, Canada. This action terminates the route at Millinocket, ME, and eliminates the segments between Millinocket, Princeton, ME, and St. John, NB, Canada. V–471 extends between the intersection of the Princeton, ME, 208° and the Bangor, ME, 132° radials (i.e., the charted BARHA fix) and the intersection of the Houlton, ME, 085° radial and the United States/Canadian border. This action removes the route segment between the Bangor VORTAC and the BARHA fix. T–295 extends between the LOUIE, MD, fix and the Princeton, ME, VOR. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 54901 The amended route terminates at Bangor, ME, eliminating the segment between Bangor and Princeton, ME. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a); and low altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 6011, respectively, 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 VOR Federal airways and area navigation route listed in this document 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 because 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 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 because it modifies the route structure as required to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic in northeastern Maine. 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 E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1 54902 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 178 / Monday, September 15, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. 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: ■ § 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: ■ Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2014. Ellen Crum, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2014–21801 Filed 9–12–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P V–314 [Amended] From Quebec, PQ, Canada, 99 miles 55 MSL, to Millinocket, ME, excluding the airspace within Canada. Paragraph 6010(a)—VOR Federal Airways V–93 [Amended] From Patuxent River, MD, INT Patuxent 013° and Baltimore, MD, 122° radials; Baltimore; INT Baltimore 004° and Lancaster, PA, 214° radials; Lancaster; Wilkes-Barre, PA; to INT Wilkes-Barre 037° and Sparta, NJ T–295 LOUIE, MD TO BANGOR, ME (BGR) LOUIE, MD FIX BAABS, MD WP Lancaster, PA (LRP) VORTAC Wilkes-Barre, PA VORTAC (LVZ) LAAYK, PA FIX SAGES, NY FIX SASHA, MA FIX Keene, NH (EEN) VORTAC Concord, NH (CON) VORTAC Kennebunk, ME VOR/DME (ENE) BRNNS, ME FIX Bangor, ME (BGR) VORTAC [AMENDED] (Lat. 38°36′44″ (Lat. 39°19′51″ (Lat. 40°07′12″ (Lat. 41°16′22″ (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 41°28′33″ 42°02′46″ 42°07′59″ 42°47′39″ 43°13′11″ 43°25′32″ long. long. long. long. long. long. 075°28′57″ 074°19′10″ 073°08′55″ 072°17′30″ 071°34′32″ 070°36′49″ (Lat. 43°54′09″ N., long. 069°56′43″ W.) (Lat. 44°50′30″ N., long. 068°52′26″ W.) Effective Date: September 15, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2700–AE10 I. Background NASA Protective Services Enforcement NASA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 79 FR 37252 on July 1, 2014, to amend its regulations by adding a subpart to establish traffic enforcement regulations, authorities, and procedures at all NASA Centers and component facilities. Amendments to this rule aligns Part 1204 with NASA objectives in the protection of its people and property. The proposed rule published on July 1, 2014. No respondents submitted comments on the proposed rule. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA’s retrospective plan under EO 13563 completed in August 2011. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with RULES2 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Sep 12, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 * W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) [Docket Number—2014–0009] NASA is amending its regulations by adding a subpart for traffic enforcement regulations, authorities, and procedures at all NASA Centers and component facilities. Changes are being made to align this part with NASA objectives in the protection of its people and property. Establishing a traffic safety program is essential for the protection and security * Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes N., N., N., N., N., N., Charles Lombard, 202–358–0891, charles.e.lombard.nasa.gov. SUMMARY: * W.) W.) W.) W.) 14 CFR Part 1204 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. * 076°18′04″ 076°24′41″ 076°17′29″ 075°41′22″ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: * long. long. long. long. 2014. NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION V–471 [Amended] From Bangor, ME; Millinocket, ME; Houlton, ME; INT Houlton 085° radial and the United States/Canadian border. N., N., N., N., of NASA bases, stations, facilities laboratories and of its aircraft, spacecraft, missiles and similar vehicles and of its real and personal property, including property in the custody of NASA contractors and subcontractors. DATES: 300° radials. From INT Sparta 018° and Kingston, NY, 270° radials; Kingston; Pawling, NY; Chester, MA, 12 miles 7 miles wide (4 miles E and 3 miles W of centerline); Keene, NH; Concord, NH; Kennebunk, ME; INT Kennebunk 045° and Bangor, ME, 220° radials; to Bangor. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 II. Regulatory Analysis Section Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) generally requires an agency to conduct a regulatory flexibility analysis of any rule subject to notice and comment rulemaking requirements, unless the agency certifies that the rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. This rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because this rule only pertains to NASA employees. Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess all costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if the regulation is necessary, to select the regulatory approach that maximizes net benefits. This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, because this rule relates solely to the internal operations of NASA. Therefore, the Office of Management and Budget did not review this rule. E:\FR\FM\15SER1.SGM 15SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 178 (Monday, September 15, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 54901-54902]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21801]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2014-0273; Airspace Docket No. 14-ANE-2
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northeast ME

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies VOR Federal airways V-93, V-314, and V-
471; and RNAV route T-295 in northeastern Maine due to the scheduled 
decommissioning of the Princeton, ME, VOR facility. In addition, an 
analysis of the airway structure in that area found that some segments 
of the affected routes are rarely utilized and are therefore being 
removed.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 13, 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.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://
www.faa.gov/airtraffic/publications/. The Order is also 
available for inspection at 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://archives.gov/
federalregister/codeoffederal-regulations/
ibrlocations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15. For further 
information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-8783.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, 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 three VOR Federal airways and one area 
navigation route in northeastern Maine (79 FR 29138, May 21, 2014). 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were 
received.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying the descriptions of VOR Federal airways V-93, V-
314, V-471 and RNAV route T-295 due to the planned decommissioning of 
the Princeton VOR in Maine.
    An analysis of the airway structure in northeastern Maine found 
that some segments of the affected routes airways are rarely utilized. 
After coordination with Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, Bangor 
Airport Traffic Control Tower, and Moncton Center (Canada), the FAA is 
removing the underutilized segments of the affected routes. The changes 
are described below.
    V-93 extends between Patuxent River, MD, and the intersection of 
the Princeton, ME, 157[deg] radial and the United States/Canadian 
border. The FAA is terminating the route at the Bangor, ME, VORTAC 
(BGR), eliminating the route segments between BGR and the United 
States/Canadian border.
    V-314 extends from Quebec, PQ, Canada, through United States 
airspace, to St. John, NB, Canada. This action terminates the route at 
Millinocket, ME, and eliminates the segments between Millinocket, 
Princeton, ME, and St. John, NB, Canada.
    V-471 extends between the intersection of the Princeton, ME, 
208[deg] and the Bangor, ME, 132[deg] radials (i.e., the charted BARHA 
fix) and the intersection of the Houlton, ME, 085[deg] radial and the 
United States/Canadian border. This action removes the route segment 
between the Bangor VORTAC and the BARHA fix.
    T-295 extends between the LOUIE, MD, fix and the Princeton, ME, 
VOR. The amended route terminates at Bangor, ME, eliminating the 
segment between Bangor and Princeton, ME.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a); and low 
altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 6011, respectively, 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 VOR 
Federal airways and area navigation route listed in this document 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 because 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 
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 
because it modifies the route structure as required to preserve the 
safe and efficient flow of air traffic in northeastern Maine.

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

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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

0
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 6010(a)--VOR Federal Airways

V-93 [Amended]

    From Patuxent River, MD, INT Patuxent 013[deg] and Baltimore, 
MD, 122[deg] radials; Baltimore; INT Baltimore 004[deg] and 
Lancaster, PA, 214[deg] radials; Lancaster; Wilkes-Barre, PA; to INT 
Wilkes-Barre 037[deg] and Sparta, NJ 300[deg] radials. From INT 
Sparta 018[deg] and Kingston, NY, 270[deg] radials; Kingston; 
Pawling, NY; Chester, MA, 12 miles 7 miles wide (4 miles E and 3 
miles W of centerline); Keene, NH; Concord, NH; Kennebunk, ME; INT 
Kennebunk 045[deg] and Bangor, ME, 220[deg] radials; to Bangor.

V-314 [Amended]

    From Quebec, PQ, Canada, 99 miles 55 MSL, to Millinocket, ME, 
excluding the airspace within Canada.

V-471 [Amended]

    From Bangor, ME; Millinocket, ME; Houlton, ME; INT Houlton 
085[deg] radial and the United States/Canadian border.
* * * * *

Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes

T-295 LOUIE, MD to Bangor, ME (BGR) [Amended]
LOUIE, MD                     FIX                 (Lat. 38[deg]36'44'' N., long. 076[deg]18'04'' W.)
BAABS, MD                     WP                  (Lat. 39[deg]19'51'' N., long. 076[deg]24'41'' W.)
Lancaster, PA (LRP)           VORTAC              (Lat. 40[deg]07'12'' N., long. 076[deg]17'29'' W.)
Wilkes-Barre, PA (LVZ)        VORTAC              (Lat. 41[deg]16'22'' N., long. 075[deg]41'22'' W.)
LAAYK, PA                     FIX                 (Lat. 41[deg]28'33'' N., long. 075[deg]28'57'' W.)
SAGES, NY                     FIX                 (Lat. 42[deg]02'46'' N., long. 074[deg]19'10'' W.)
SASHA, MA                     FIX                 (Lat. 42[deg]07'59'' N., long. 073[deg]08'55'' W.)
Keene, NH (EEN)               VORTAC              (Lat. 42[deg]47'39'' N., long. 072[deg]17'30'' W.)
Concord, NH (CON)             VORTAC              (Lat. 43[deg]13'11'' N., long. 071[deg]34'32'' W.)
Kennebunk, ME (ENE)           VOR/DME             (Lat. 43[deg]25'32'' N., long. 070[deg]36'49'' W.)
BRNNS, ME                     FIX                 (Lat. 43[deg]54'09'' N., long. 069[deg]56'43'' W.)
Bangor, ME (BGR)              VORTAC              (Lat. 44[deg]50'30'' N., long. 068[deg]52'26'' W.)
 


    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 8, 2014.
Ellen Crum,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2014-21801 Filed 9-12-14; 8:45 am]
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