Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-56 and V-209 in the Vicinity of Kewanee, AL, 40737-40738 [2017-18106]

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(2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; telephone 562–797–1717; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 17, 2017. Jeffrey E. Duven, Director, System Oversight Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2017–18164 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0665; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASO–7] Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V–56 and V–209 in the Vicinity of Kewanee, AL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–56 and V–209, in the vicinity of Kewanee, AL. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Kewanee, AL, VORTAC navigation aid, which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. This proposal would provide for the safe and efficient use of navigable airspace within the National Airspace System. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 12, 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– 2017–0665 and Airspace Docket No. 17– ASO–7 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, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 40737 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 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– 2017–0665 and Airspace Docket No. 17– ASO–7) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for address and E:\FR\FM\28AUP1.SGM 28AUP1 40738 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Proposed Rules 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–2017–0665 and Airspace Docket No. 17–ASO–7.’’ 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. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with PROPOSALS Availability of NPRM’s 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 VOR Federal airways V–56 and V–209, in the vicinity of Kewanee, AL, due to the planned VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 decommissioning of the Kewanee, AL, VORTAC. This proposal would also correct the location for the Choo Choo VORTAC to read Tennessee. The proposed route changes are described below. V–56: V–56 currently extends between Meridian, MS, and New Bern, NC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segments between Meridian, MS, and Tuskegee, AL. Therefore, the proposed amended route would extend between Tuskegee, AL, and New Bern, NC. V–209: V–209 currently extends between Semmes, AL, and Choo Choo, TN. The FAA proposes to eliminate the Kewanee VORTAC from the route, which would result in a gap in the airway between the intersection of the Semmes, AL, 356° and Eaton, MS, 080° radials (i.e., the charted YARBO fix, located approximately 43 NM north of Semmes, AL), and the intersection of the Bigbee, MS 139°(T)/135°(M) and Brookwood, AL 230°(T)/230°(M) radials (i.e., the charted EUTAW fix, located approximately 41 NM northeast of Kewanee). Therefore, the proposed amended V–209 route would consist of two sections: First, between Semmes, AL, and the YARBO fix; and, after the gap, the airway would resume between the EUTAW fix, as currently charted, to Choo Choo, TN. Note: In the V–209 description, both True (T) and Magnetic (M) degrees are stated because new radials are being used to describe the EUTAW fix. All other radials in this notice are stated in True degrees only since they are unchanged from currently published data. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 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: ■ 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 6010(a) Airways. * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–56 [Amended] From Tuskegee, AL; Columbus, GA; INT Columbus 087° and Macon, GA, 266° radials; Macon; Colliers, SC; Columbia, SC; Florence, SC; Fayetteville, NC, 41 miles 15 MSL, INT Fayetteville 098° and New Bern, NC 256° radials; to New Bern. V–209 [Amended] From Semmes, AL, via INT Semmes 356° and Eaton, MS, 080° radials. From INT Bigbee, MS 139°(T)/135°(M) and Brookwood, AL 230°(T)/230°(M) radials; Brookwood; Vulcan, AL; INT Vulcan 097° and Gadsden, AL, 233° radials; Gadsden; INT Gadsden 042° and Choo Choo, TN, 214° radials; Choo Choo. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 22, 2017. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2017–18106 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\28AUP1.SGM 28AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-18106]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0665; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-7]


Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-56 and V-209 in the 
Vicinity of Kewanee, AL

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-56 and V-209, in the vicinity of Kewanee, AL. This 
action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Kewanee, 
AL, VORTAC navigation aid, which provides navigation guidance for 
segments of the routes. This proposal would provide for the safe and 
efficient use of navigable airspace within the National Airspace 
System.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 12, 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-
2017-0665 and Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-7 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 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-2017-0665 and Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-7) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and

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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-2017-0665 and Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-7.'' 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 NPRM's

    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 VOR Federal airways V-56 and V-
209, in the vicinity of Kewanee, AL, due to the planned decommissioning 
of the Kewanee, AL, VORTAC. This proposal would also correct the 
location for the Choo Choo VORTAC to read Tennessee. The proposed route 
changes are described below.
    V-56: V-56 currently extends between Meridian, MS, and New Bern, 
NC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segments between Meridian, 
MS, and Tuskegee, AL. Therefore, the proposed amended route would 
extend between Tuskegee, AL, and New Bern, NC.
    V-209: V-209 currently extends between Semmes, AL, and Choo Choo, 
TN. The FAA proposes to eliminate the Kewanee VORTAC from the route, 
which would result in a gap in the airway between the intersection of 
the Semmes, AL, 356[deg] and Eaton, MS, 080[deg] radials (i.e., the 
charted YARBO fix, located approximately 43 NM north of Semmes, AL), 
and the intersection of the Bigbee, MS 139[deg](T)/135[deg](M) and 
Brookwood, AL 230[deg](T)/230[deg](M) radials (i.e., the charted EUTAW 
fix, located approximately 41 NM northeast of Kewanee). Therefore, the 
proposed amended V-209 route would consist of two sections: First, 
between Semmes, AL, and the YARBO fix; and, after the gap, the airway 
would resume between the EUTAW fix, as currently charted, to Choo Choo, 
TN.

    Note: In the V-209 description, both True (T) and Magnetic (M) 
degrees are stated because new radials are being used to describe 
the EUTAW fix. All other radials in this notice are stated in True 
degrees only since they are unchanged from currently published data.

    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

0
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.


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-56 [Amended]

    From Tuskegee, AL; Columbus, GA; INT Columbus 087[deg] and 
Macon, GA, 266[deg] radials; Macon; Colliers, SC; Columbia, SC; 
Florence, SC; Fayetteville, NC, 41 miles 15 MSL, INT Fayetteville 
098[deg] and New Bern, NC 256[deg] radials; to New Bern.

V-209 [Amended]

    From Semmes, AL, via INT Semmes 356[deg] and Eaton, MS, 080[deg] 
radials. From INT Bigbee, MS 139[deg](T)/135[deg](M) and Brookwood, 
AL 230[deg](T)/230[deg](M) radials; Brookwood; Vulcan, AL; INT 
Vulcan 097[deg] and Gadsden, AL, 233[deg] radials; Gadsden; INT 
Gadsden 042[deg] and Choo Choo, TN, 214[deg] radials; Choo Choo.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 22, 2017.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2017-18106 Filed 8-25-17; 8:45 am]
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