Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-266; in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA, 25559-25561 [2017-11080]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 105 / Friday, June 2, 2017 / Proposed Rules actions before further flight. Repeat the general visual inspections at intervals not exceeding 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first. (1) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the right-hand side engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). (2) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the left-hand side engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). (3) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the EFP electrical wiring conduit outlet at the lower body fairing area for engine EFPs and at the right-hand landing light compartment for the APU EFP. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS (h) General Visual Inspection and Corrective Action—Model CL–600–2B16 Airplanes, Having Serial Numbers 5701 Through 5955 Inclusive, 5957, 5960 Through 5966 Inclusive, 5968 Through 5971 Inclusive, and 5981 For Model CL–600–2B16 airplanes, having serial numbers 5701 through 5955 inclusive, 5957, 5960 through 5966 inclusive, 5968 through 5971 inclusive, and 5981: Within 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD, do general visual inspections of the locations specified in paragraphs (h)(1), (h)(2), and (h)(3) of this AD, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions in Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28–010, dated October 19, 2015; except where Bombardier Service Bulletin 605–28–010, dated October 19, 2015 specifies to contact the manufacturer, before further flight accomplish corrective actions in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i)(2) of this AD. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the general visual inspections at intervals not exceeding 600 flight hours or 12 months, whichever occurs first. (1) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the right-hand side engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). (2) Do a general visual inspection for traces of fuel coming from the left-hand side engine boost pump at the location of the belly fairing screw (FS412, BL 0.0). (3) Do a general visual inspection of the right-hand side landing light compartment for traces of fuel coming from the APU EFP. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:14 Jun 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 telephone: 516–228–7300; fax: 516–794– 5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2016–32R1, dated October 12, 2016, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2017–0521. (2) For more information about this AD, contact Steven Dzierzynski, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Services Branch, ANE–172, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7367; fax 516–794–5531; email: Steven.Dzierzynski@faa.gov. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; Widebody Customer Response Center North America toll-free telephone 1– 866–538–1247 or direct-dial telephone 1– 514–855–2999; fax 514–855–7401; email ac.yul@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 19, 2017. Victor Wicklund, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–11002 Filed 6–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0438; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–6] Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airways V–66, V–189, V–260, and V– 266; in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 25559 This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–66, V–189, V– 260, and V–266 in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA. The modifications are required due to the planned decommissioning of the Franklin, VA, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above routes. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1 (800) 647–5527 or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2017–0438 and Airspace Docket No. 17– AEA–6 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1 (800) 647–5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. 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: SUMMARY: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in E:\FR\FM\02JNP1.SGM 02JNP1 25560 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 105 / Friday, June 2, 2017 / Proposed Rules nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS 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 would modify the VOR Federal airway route structure in the eastern United States to maintain the efficient flow of air traffic. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2017–0438 and Airspace Docket No. 17– AEA–6) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2017–0438 and Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–6.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified comment closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:14 Jun 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA, 30337. amended route would, therefore, extend between the Electric City, SC, VORTAC and the South Boston, VA, VORTAC; and between the Elizabeth City, NC, VORTAC and the Wright Brothers, NC, VOR/DME. Consequently, there would be a gap in the route between the South Boston, VA, VORTAC and the Elizabeth City, NC, VORTAC. Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) 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 VOR Federal airways listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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 proposed rule. FAA Order 7400.11A lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify the descriptions of VOR Federal airways V– 66, V–189, V–260, and V–266 due to the planned decommissioning of the Franklin, VA, VORTAC. The proposed route changes are described below. V–66: V–66 currently extends between the Mission Bay, CA, VORTAC and the Franklin, VA, VORTAC. The amended route would be terminated on the east end at the Raleigh-Durham, NC, VORTAC instead of Franklin, VA. V–189: V–189 currently extends between the Wright Brothers, NC, VOR/ DME and the Hopewell, VA, VORTAC. The amended route would be terminated at the Tar River, NC, VORTAC eliminating the segments to Franklin, VA and Hopewell, VA. V–260: V–260 currently extends between the Charleston, WV, VORTAC and the Cofield, NC, VORTAC. The amended route would be terminated at the Hopewell, VA, VORTAC, eliminating the segments to Franklin, VA and Cofield, NC. V–266: V–266 currently extends between the Electric City, SC, VORTAC and the Wright Brothers, NC, VOR/ DME. The proposed amendment would remove the route segment between the South Boston, VA, VORTAC and the Elizabeth City, NC, VORTAC. The PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The FAA has determined that this proposed 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed 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. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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: ■ E:\FR\FM\02JNP1.SGM 02JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 105 / Friday, June 2, 2017 / Proposed Rules 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 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: ■ * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–66 [Amended] From Mission Bay, CA; Imperial, CA; 13 miles, 24 miles, 25 MSL; Bard, AZ; 12 miles, 35 MSL; INT Bard 089° and Gila Bend, AZ, 261° radials; 46 miles, 35 MSL; Gila Bend; Tucson, AZ, 7 miles wide (3 miles south and 4 miles north of centerline); Douglas, AZ; INT Douglas 064° and Columbus, NM, 277° radials; Columbus; El Paso, TX; 6 miles wide; INT El Paso 109° and Hudspeth, TX, 287° radials; 6 miles wide; Hudspeth; Pecos, TX; Midland, TX; INT Midland 083° and Abilene, TX, 252° radials; Abilene; to Millsap, TX. From Crimson, AL, Brookwood, AL; LaGrange, GA; INT LaGrange 120° and Columbus, GA, 068° radials; INT Columbus 068° and Athens, GA, 195° radials; Athens; Greenwood, SC; Sandhills, NC; to RaleighDurham, NC. V–189 [Amended] From Wright Brothers, NC; to Tar River, NC. The airspace within R–5302 and R–5314 is excluded when activated. V–260 [Amended] From Charleston, WV, Rainelle, WV; Roanoke, VA, Lynchburg, VA; Flat Rock, VA; Richmond, VA; to Hopewell, VA. V–266 [Amended] From Electric City, SC, to Spartanburg, SC. From Greensboro, NC; to South Boston, VA. From Elizabeth City, NC; to Wright Brothers, NC. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2017. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2017–11080 Filed 6–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9473; Airspace Docket No. 16–ANM–7] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Cheyenne, WY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field Airport (formerly, Cheyenne Airport), Cheyenne, WY. Airspace redesign is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Cheyenne instrument landing system (ILS) locator outer marker and removal of the Cheyenne VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) from the airspace description as the FAA transitions from ground-based navigation aids to satellite-based navigation. Also, this action would update the airport name and geographic coordinates for Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA’s current aeronautical database. SUMMARY: [Amended] Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: 13:14 Jun 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 Comments must be received on or before July 17, 2017. DATES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1– 800–647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA– 2016–9473; Airspace Docket No. 16– ANM–7, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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 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: Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 25561 Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4511. 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 would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Cheyenne Regional/Jerry Olson Field Airport, Cheyenne, WY to support instrument flight rules operations at the airport. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2016–9473/Airspace Docket No. 16–ANM–7.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the E:\FR\FM\02JNP1.SGM 02JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 105 (Friday, June 2, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 25559-25561]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11080]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0438; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-6]


Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-
266; in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) 
Federal airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-266 in the Vicinity of 
Franklin, VA. The modifications are required due to the planned 
decommissioning of the Franklin, VA, VORTAC navigation aid which 
provides navigation guidance for portions of the above routes.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1 
(800) 647-5527 or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-
2017-0438 and Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-6 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the 
proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in 
the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1 (800) 
647-5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address.
    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

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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 would modify the VOR Federal airway route structure in the 
eastern United States to maintain the efficient flow of air traffic.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2017-0438 and Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-6) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments 
to FAA Docket No. FAA-2017-0438 and Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-6.'' The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified comment 
closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, 
GA, 30337.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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 proposed rule. FAA Order 7400.11A 
lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service 
routes, and reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify the descriptions of VOR Federal 
airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-266 due to the planned 
decommissioning of the Franklin, VA, VORTAC. The proposed route changes 
are described below.
    V-66: V-66 currently extends between the Mission Bay, CA, VORTAC 
and the Franklin, VA, VORTAC. The amended route would be terminated on 
the east end at the Raleigh-Durham, NC, VORTAC instead of Franklin, VA.
    V-189: V-189 currently extends between the Wright Brothers, NC, 
VOR/DME and the Hopewell, VA, VORTAC. The amended route would be 
terminated at the Tar River, NC, VORTAC eliminating the segments to 
Franklin, VA and Hopewell, VA.
    V-260: V-260 currently extends between the Charleston, WV, VORTAC 
and the Cofield, NC, VORTAC. The amended route would be terminated at 
the Hopewell, VA, VORTAC, eliminating the segments to Franklin, VA and 
Cofield, NC.
    V-266: V-266 currently extends between the Electric City, SC, 
VORTAC and the Wright Brothers, NC, VOR/DME. The proposed amendment 
would remove the route segment between the South Boston, VA, VORTAC and 
the Elizabeth City, NC, VORTAC. The amended route would, therefore, 
extend between the Electric City, SC, VORTAC and the South Boston, VA, 
VORTAC; and between the Elizabeth City, NC, VORTAC and the Wright 
Brothers, NC, VOR/DME. Consequently, there would be a gap in the route 
between the South Boston, VA, VORTAC and the Elizabeth City, NC, 
VORTAC.
    Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) 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 VOR 
Federal airways listed in this document would be subsequently published 
in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed 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 will only affect air traffic 
procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed 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.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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:


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    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]

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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 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways.

* * * * *

V-66 [Amended]

    From Mission Bay, CA; Imperial, CA; 13 miles, 24 miles, 25 MSL; 
Bard, AZ; 12 miles, 35 MSL; INT Bard 089[deg] and Gila Bend, AZ, 
261[deg] radials; 46 miles, 35 MSL; Gila Bend; Tucson, AZ, 7 miles 
wide (3 miles south and 4 miles north of centerline); Douglas, AZ; 
INT Douglas 064[deg] and Columbus, NM, 277[deg] radials; Columbus; 
El Paso, TX; 6 miles wide; INT El Paso 109[deg] and Hudspeth, TX, 
287[deg] radials; 6 miles wide; Hudspeth; Pecos, TX; Midland, TX; 
INT Midland 083[deg] and Abilene, TX, 252[deg] radials; Abilene; to 
Millsap, TX. From Crimson, AL, Brookwood, AL; LaGrange, GA; INT 
LaGrange 120[deg] and Columbus, GA, 068[deg] radials; INT Columbus 
068[deg] and Athens, GA, 195[deg] radials; Athens; Greenwood, SC; 
Sandhills, NC; to Raleigh-Durham, NC.

V-189 [Amended]

    From Wright Brothers, NC; to Tar River, NC. The airspace within 
R-5302 and R-5314 is excluded when activated.

V-260 [Amended]

    From Charleston, WV, Rainelle, WV; Roanoke, VA, Lynchburg, VA; 
Flat Rock, VA; Richmond, VA; to Hopewell, VA.

V-266 [Amended]

    From Electric City, SC, to Spartanburg, SC. From Greensboro, NC; 
to South Boston, VA. From Elizabeth City, NC; to Wright Brothers, 
NC.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2017.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2017-11080 Filed 6-1-17; 8:45 am]
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