Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States, 11804-11806 [2017-03507]

Download as PDF 11804 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘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 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. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5.a. 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(f), 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES * * * * * AGL WI E5 Milwaukee, WI [Amended] Milwaukee, General Mitchell International Airport, WI (Lat. 42°56′49″ N., long. 87°53′49″ W.) Racine, Batten International Airport, WI (Lat. 42°45′40″ N., long. 87°48′50″ W.) Waukesha, Waukesha County Airport, WI (Lat. 43°02′28″ N., long. 88°14′13″ W.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Milwaukee, Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport, WI (Lat. 43°06′37″ N., long. 88°02′04″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 8.4-mile radius of the General Mitchell International Airport, and within an 8.1-mile radius of the Batten International Airport, and within a 7.5-mile radius of the Waukesha County Airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 282° bearing from the Waukesha County Airport extending from the 7.5-mile radius to 10.5 miles west of the Waukesha County Airport, and within an 8.9-mile radius of Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 8, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–03514 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–0986; Airspace Docket No. 15–AEA–7] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies area navigation (RNAV) routes Q–39 and Q– 67, in the eastern United States. The modifications provide a more efficient airway design within a portion of the airspace assigned to the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, April 27, 2017. 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_ locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking 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 air traffic service routes Q–39 and Q–67 in the eastern United States to maintain the efficient flow of air traffic. History On October 7, 2016, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (81 FR 69729), Docket No. FAA–2016–9086, to amend RNAV routes Q–39 and Q–67 to expand the availability of area navigation routes and provide a more efficient airway design within Indianapolis ARTCC’s airspace. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. One comment was received. Discussion of Comment The commenter asked how much air traffic is actually using routes Q–39 and Q–67. A review of six months Performance Data Analysis and Reporting System (PDARS) information for Q–39 and Q–67 revealed a total of 13,524 aircraft filed the RNAV routes. Area navigation routes are published in paragraph 2006 of FAA Order 7400.11A dated August 3, 2016 and effective September 15, 2016, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The area navigation routes listed E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify RNAV routes Q–39 and Q–67 in the eastern United States. The modifications expand the availability of area navigation routes and provide a more efficient airway design within Indianapolis ARTCC’s airspace. The route modifications are described below. Q–39 RNAV route Q–39 extends between the CLAWD, NC waypoint (WP) and the WISTA, WV, WP. This action shifts the alignment of the route slightly to the east, bypassing the WISTA WP, to cross the TARCI, WV, WP (located at lat. 38°16′36.08″ N., long. 081°18′34.08″ W.); then the route continues northward to a new ASERY, WV, WP (located at lat. 38°28′35.97″ N., long. 081°17′34.14″ W.). Q–67 RNAV route Q–67 extends between the SMTTH, TN, WP to the COLTZ, OH, fix. In its current alignment, the route proceeds from the JONEN, KY, WP northward to the COLTZ, OH, fix. The FAA is eliminating the segment between the JONEN WP and the CLOTZ fix and replacing it with a segment from the JONEN WP to the DARYN, WV, WP (located at lat. 38°46′07.80″ N., long. 082°00′57.92″ W.). The DARYN WP is located near the Henderson, WV, VORTAC. Regulatory Notices and Analyses 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. It, therefore: (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. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action of modifying two RNAV Q-routes qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F. Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, Paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). This action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined that 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 is amended to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 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 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016 and effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 2006 United States Area Navigation Routes * * * Q–39 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES CLAWD, NC TO ASERY, WV [AMENDED] CLAWD, NC WP (Lat. 36°25′08.98″ TARCI, WV WP (Lat. 38°16′36.08″ ASERY, WV WP (Lat. 38°28′35.97″ Q–67 SMTTH, TN TO DARYN, WV [AMENDED] SMTTH, TN WP (Lat. 35°54′41.57″ CEMEX, KY WP (Lat. 36°45′44.94″ IBATE, KY WP (Lat. 36°59′12.36″ TONIO, KY FIX (Lat. 37°15′15.20″ JONEN, KY WP (Lat. 37°59′08.91″ DARYN, WV WP (Lat. 38°46′07.80″ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 N., long. 081°08′49.75″ W.) N., long. 081°18′34.08″ W.) N., long. 081°17′34.14″ W.) N., N., N., N., N., N., Sfmt 9990 long. long. long. long. long. long. 11805 084°00′19.74″ 083°23′33.58″ 083°13′40.36″ 083°01′47.53″ 082°32′46.19″ 082°00′57.92″ E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) W.) 27FER1 * * 11806 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2017. Leslie M. Swann, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2017–03507 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–6986; Airspace Docket No. 16–ACE–6] Revocation of Class E Airspace; Farmington, MO; and Amendment of Class E Airspace for the following Missouri Towns; Ava, MO; Cameron, MO; Chillicothe, MO; Farmington, MO; and Festus, MO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action removes Class E surface area airspace at Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ava Bill Martin Memorial Airport, Ava, MO; Cameron Memorial Airport, Cameron, MO; Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, MO; Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO; and Festus Memorial Airport, Festus, MO. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at these airports. SUMMARY: Effective 0901 UTC, April 27, 2017. 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. 20591; telephone: 202–267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Order 7400.11A at NARA, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Claypool, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177; telephone (817) 222–5711. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking 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 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 removes Class E surface area airspace at Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ava Bill Martin Memorial Airport, Ava, MO; Cameron Memorial Airport, Cameron, MO; Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, MO; Farmington Regional Airport; and Festus Memorial Airport, Festus, MO. History On June 28, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), (81 FR 41900) Docket No. FAA–2016–6986, to remove Class E surface area airspace at Farmington Regional Airport, Farmington, MO; and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ava Bill Martin Memorial Airport, Ava, MO; Cameron Memorial Airport, Cameron, MO; Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Chillicothe, MO; Farmington Regional Airport; and Festus Memorial Airport, Festus, MO. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received from Mr. Wally Roberts stating that the NPRM did not adequately substantiate the reason for PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 removing the Class E surface area airspace at Farmington Regional Airport. The FAA agrees and offers the following in response to Mr. Roberts’ comment. Federal Aviation Administration Order JO 7400.2K, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters, provides the criteria for determining airspace requirements. Chapter 18 of the FAA Order JO 7400.2K outlines the requirements for Class E airspace. For an airport to have Class E surface area airspace designated, it must meet the requirements outlined in paragraph 18– 1–3, which states, ‘‘If the communication and weather requirements described in paragraphs 17–2–9 and 17–2–10 are met, Class E surface airspace may be designated. . .’’ The Farmington Regional Airport meets the weather requirements outlined in paragraph 17–2–10; however, it does not meet the communications requirements in 17–2–9, specifically communication capabilities with aircraft to the runway surface of the airport. This was verified with Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center, which has jurisdiction over Farmington Regional Airport. As the Farmington Regional Airport does not meet the requirements for Class E surface area airspace contained in paragraph 18–1–3, it is not in compliance with FAA Order JO 7400.2K, and the airspace is being removed. The Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Farmington Regional Airport provides for the transition to/ from the airport and provides the airspace required by FAA Order JO 7400.2K to protect the current standard instrument approach procedures at the airport and for the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6002 and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11A, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016, 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. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, E:\FR\FM\27FER1.SGM 27FER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-0986; Airspace Docket No. 15-AEA-7]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United 
States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-39 and Q-
67, in the eastern United States. The modifications provide a more 
efficient airway design within a portion of the airspace assigned to 
the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC).

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, April 27, 2017. 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 7400.11 and publication of conforming 
amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of FAA Order 7400.11A at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal-regulations/ibr_locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace Policy Group, 
Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    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 air traffic service routes Q-39 and Q-67 in 
the eastern United States to maintain the efficient flow of air 
traffic.

History

    On October 7, 2016, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) (81 FR 69729), Docket No. FAA-2016-9086, to amend 
RNAV routes Q-39 and Q-67 to expand the availability of area navigation 
routes and provide a more efficient airway design within Indianapolis 
ARTCC's airspace.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. One comment was 
received.

Discussion of Comment

    The commenter asked how much air traffic is actually using routes 
Q-39 and Q-67. A review of six months Performance Data Analysis and 
Reporting System (PDARS) information for Q-39 and Q-67 revealed a total 
of 13,524 aircraft filed the RNAV routes.
    Area navigation routes are published in paragraph 2006 of FAA Order 
7400.11A dated August 3, 2016 and effective September 15, 2016, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The area navigation routes 
listed

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in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11A, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016, and effective September 15, 
2016. FAA Order 7400.11A is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to modify RNAV routes Q-39 and Q-67 in the eastern United 
States. The modifications expand the availability of area navigation 
routes and provide a more efficient airway design within Indianapolis 
ARTCC's airspace. The route modifications are described below.
    Q-39 RNAV route Q-39 extends between the CLAWD, NC waypoint (WP) 
and the WISTA, WV, WP. This action shifts the alignment of the route 
slightly to the east, bypassing the WISTA WP, to cross the TARCI, WV, 
WP (located at lat. 38[deg]16'36.08'' N., long. 081[deg]18'34.08'' W.); 
then the route continues northward to a new ASERY, WV, WP (located at 
lat. 38[deg]28'35.97'' N., long. 081[deg]17'34.14'' W.).
    Q-67 RNAV route Q-67 extends between the SMTTH, TN, WP to the 
COLTZ, OH, fix. In its current alignment, the route proceeds from the 
JONEN, KY, WP northward to the COLTZ, OH, fix. The FAA is eliminating 
the segment between the JONEN WP and the CLOTZ fix and replacing it 
with a segment from the JONEN WP to the DARYN, WV, WP (located at lat. 
38[deg]46'07.80'' N., long. 082[deg]00'57.92'' W.). The DARYN WP is 
located near the Henderson, WV, VORTAC.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    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. 
It, therefore: (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.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action of modifying two RNAV Q-
routes qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National 
Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR 
part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F. Environmental 
Impacts: Policies and Procedures, Paragraph 5-6.5a, which categorically 
excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions 
that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, 
and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, 
D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting 
Points). This action is not expected to cause any potentially 
significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 
1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this 
action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a 
normally categorically excluded action may have a significant 
environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined 
that 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

0
1. The authority citation for part 71 is amended to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p.389


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

0
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11A, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2016 and 
effective September 15, 2016, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2006 United States Area Navigation Routes

* * * * *

Q-39 CLAWD, NC to ASERY, WV [Amended]
 
CLAWD, NC              WP                    (Lat. 36[deg]25'08.98'' N., long. 081[deg]08'49.75'' W.)
TARCI, WV              WP                    (Lat. 38[deg]16'36.08'' N., long. 081[deg]18'34.08'' W.)
ASERY, WV              WP                    (Lat. 38[deg]28'35.97'' N., long. 081[deg]17'34.14'' W.)
Q-67 SMTTH, TN to DARYN, WV [Amended]
 
SMTTH, TN              WP                    (Lat. 35[deg]54'41.57'' N., long. 084[deg]00'19.74'' W.)
CEMEX, KY              WP                    (Lat. 36[deg]45'44.94'' N., long. 083[deg]23'33.58'' W.)
IBATE, KY              WP                    (Lat. 36[deg]59'12.36'' N., long. 083[deg]13'40.36'' W.)
TONIO, KY              FIX                   (Lat. 37[deg]15'15.20'' N., long. 083[deg]01'47.53'' W.)
JONEN, KY              WP                    (Lat. 37[deg]59'08.91'' N., long. 082[deg]32'46.19'' W.)
DARYN, WV              WP                    (Lat. 38[deg]46'07.80'' N., long. 082[deg]00'57.92'' W.)
 



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    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2017.
Leslie M. Swann,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2017-03507 Filed 2-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P