Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-20, V-31, V-33, V-308, and V-433; and Revocation of V-379; in the Vicinity of Nottingham, MD, 48011-48013 [2017-22235]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to within a 6.4mile radius (reduced from a 7-mile radius) of Northeast Iowa Regional Airport (previously Charles City Municipal Airport), Charles City, IA, and updating the name of the airport to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to cancellation of the instrument approach procedures associated with the decommissioned Charles City NDB, and to bring the airspace in compliance with FAA Order 7400.2L, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for IFR operations at this airport. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, 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. 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, is noncontroversial and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, would 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, 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 14 CFR 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 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ACE IA E5 Charles City, IA [Amended] Northeast Iowa Regional Airport, IA (lat. 43°04′21″ N., long. 92°36′39″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of Northeast Iowa Regional Airport. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on October 5, 2017. Walter Tweedy, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2017–22233 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0932; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–9] Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V–20, V–31, V–33, V–308, and V–433; and Revocation of V–379; in the Vicinity of Nottingham, MD Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 48011 This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–20, V–31, V– 33, V–308, and V–433; and remove V– 379; in the vicinity of Nottingham, MD. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Nottingham, MD, VORTAC navigation aid, which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above routes. The Nottingham VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 30, 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– 2017–0932 and Airspace Docket No. 17– AEA–9 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 7400.11B, 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 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ 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: E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 48012 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS 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– 2017–0932 and Airspace Docket No. 17– AEA–9) 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–2017–0932 and Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–9.’’ 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 An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:01 Oct 13, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017 and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this proposed rule. FAA Order 7400.11B 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– 20, V–31, V–33, V–308, and V–433; and to remove V–379; in the Vicinity of Nottingham, MD, due to the planned decommissioning of the Nottingham, MD, VORTAC. The proposed route changes are described below. V–20: V–20 currently extends between McAllen, TX, and Nottingham, MD. The airway segments between Richmond, VA, and Nottingham, MD, would be removed. The amended route would, therefore, extend between McAllen, TX, and Richmond, VA. V–31: V–31 currently extends between Patuxent River, MD, and Buffalo, NY. This proposal would remove the airway segment between Patuxent River, MD, and Nottingham, MD. The amended route would extend between Baltimore, MD, and Buffalo, NY. V–33: V–33 currently extends between Harcum, VA, and Buffalo, NY. This action proposes to remove the segments between Harcum, VA, and Baltimore, MD. The amended route would extend between Baltimore, MD, and Buffalo, NY. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 V–308: V–308 currently extends between Nottingham, MD, and Norwich, CT. This action would remove the route segment between Nottingham, MD, and Waterloo, DE. The amended route would extend between Waterloo, DE, and Norwich, CT. V–379: V–379 currently extends between Nottingham, MD, and Smyrna, DE. V–379 would be removed in its entirety. V–433: V–433 currently extends between Nottingham, MD, and Syracuse, NY. The segments between Nottingham, MD, and Dupont, DE, would be removed. The amended route would extend between Dupont, DE, and Syracuse, NY. Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, 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: E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM 16OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 198 / Monday, October 16, 2017 / Proposed Rules PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Bridgeport 324° and Pawling, NY, 160° radials; Pawling; INT Pawling 304° and Rockdale, NY, 116° radials; Rockdale; INT Rockdale 325° and Syracuse, NY, 100° radials; to Syracuse. 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2017. Gemechu Gelgelu, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. ■ 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 [FR Doc. 2017–22235 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017 and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * * Federal Energy Regulatory Commission V–31 [Amended] From Baltimore, MD; INT Baltimore 004° and Harrisburg, PA, 147° radials; Harrisburg; Selinsgrove, PA; Williamsport, PA; Elmira, NY; INT Elmira 002° and Rochester, NY, 120° radials; Rochester; to INT Rochester 279° and Buffalo, NY 023° radials. ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS V–33 [Amended] From Baltimore, MD; INT Baltimore 004° and Harrisburg, PA, 147° radials; Harrisburg; Philipsburg, PA; Keating, PA; Bradford, PA; Buffalo, NY. V–308 [Amended] From Waterloo, DE; Sea Isle; NJ; INT Sea Isle 050° and Hampton, NY, 223° radials; Hampton; Groton, CT; to Norwich, CT. The airspace below 2,000 feet MSL that lies outside the United States and the airspace below 3,000 feet MSL between Kennedy, NY, 087° and 141° radials is excluded. V–379 [Removed] V–433 [Amended] From Dupont, DE; Yardley, PA; INT Yardley 047° and Kennedy, NY, 253° radials; INT Kennedy 253° and LaGuardia, NY, 213° radials; LaGuardia; Bridgeport, CT; INT 16:01 Oct 13, 2017 [FR Doc. 2017–22215 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 18 CFR Part 35 [Docket No. RM18–1–000] * V–20 [Amended] From McAllen, TX, via INT McAllen 038° and Corpus Christi, TX, 178° radials; 10 miles 8 miles wide, 37 miles 7 miles wide (3 miles east and 4 miles west of centerline), Corpus Christi; INT Corpus Christi 054° and Palacios, TX, 226° radials; Palacios; Hobby, TX; Beaumont, TX; Lake Charles, LA; Lafayette, LA; Reserve, LA; INT Reserve 084° and Gulfport, MS, 247° radials; Gulfport; Semmes, AL; INT Semmes 048° and Monroeville, AL, 231° radials; Monroeville; Montgomery, AL; Tuskegee, AL; Columbus, GA; INT Columbus 068° and Athens, GA, 195° radials; Athens; Electric City, SC; Sugarloaf Mountain, NC; Barretts Mountain, NC; South Boston, VA; to Richmond, VA. The airspace on the main airway above 14,000 feet MSL from McAllen to 49 miles northeast and the airspace within Mexico is excluded. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Organization Act,1 the Secretary of Energy (Secretary) published in the Federal Register a proposed rule for final action (Proposal) by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission).2 All comments will be placed in the Commission’s public files and may be viewed, printed, or downloaded remotely. Commenters on the Proposal are not required to serve copies of their comments on other commenters. Dated: October 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Domestic VOR Federal 48013 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing 26 CFR Parts 1 and 301 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. ACTION: Proposed rule; Request for Comments. Executive Order 13789—Second Report to the President on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is inviting comments on the proposed rule published on October 10, 2017 in the Federal Register by the Commission at the direction of the Department of Energy. ACTION: AGENCY: SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on all matters and issues regarding the Proposal. Comments are due on or before October 23, 2017. Reply comments are due on or before November 7, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments must refer to Docket No. RM18–1–000 and must include the commenter’s name, the organization they represent, if applicable, and their address. The Commission encourages comments to be filed electronically via the eFiling link on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov. The Commission accepts most standard word processing formats. Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format. Commenters filing electronically do not need to make a paper filing. Commenters that are not able to file comments electronically must send an original of their comments to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 10, 2017, pursuant to section 403 of the Department of Energy DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Department of the Treasury. Regulatory review. AGENCY: On April 21, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13789 (82 FR 19317), a directive designed to reduce tax regulatory burdens. The order directed the Secretary of the Treasury to identify significant tax regulations issued on or after January 1, 2016, that impose an undue financial burden on U.S. taxpayers, add undue complexity to the Federal tax laws, or exceed the statutory authority of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In an interim Report to the President dated June 22, 2017, Treasury identified eight such regulations. Executive Order 13789 further directs the Secretary to submit to the President and publish in the Federal Register a report recommending specific actions to mitigate the burden imposed by regulations identified in the interim report. This Second Report sets forth the Secretary’s recommendations. DATES: October 16, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Austin Bramwell, Senior Advisor, Office of Tax Policy, (202) 622–7827 (not a toll-free call). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Introduction This Second Report recommends actions to eliminate, and in other cases mitigate, consistent with law, the burdens imposed on taxpayers by eight regulations that the Department of the 1 42 2 82 E:\FR\FM\16OCP1.SGM U.S.C. 7173 (2012). FR 46940 (Oct. 10, 2017). 16OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 198 (Monday, October 16, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 48011-48013]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22235]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0932; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-9]


Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-20, V-31, V-33, V-
308, and V-433; and Revocation of V-379; in the Vicinity of Nottingham, 
MD

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-20, V-31, V-33, V-308, and V-433; and remove V-379; 
in the vicinity of Nottingham, MD. This action is necessary due to the 
planned decommissioning of the Nottingham, MD, VORTAC navigation aid, 
which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above routes. 
The Nottingham VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the VOR 
Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 30, 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-
2017-0932 and Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-9 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 7400.11B, 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 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/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: 

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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-2017-0932 and Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-9) 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-2017-0932 and Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-9.'' 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

    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 7400.11B, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017 and effective 
September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this proposed rule. FAA Order 7400.11B 
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-20, V-31, V-33, V-308, and V-433; and to remove V-379; in the 
Vicinity of Nottingham, MD, due to the planned decommissioning of the 
Nottingham, MD, VORTAC. The proposed route changes are described below.
    V-20: V-20 currently extends between McAllen, TX, and Nottingham, 
MD. The airway segments between Richmond, VA, and Nottingham, MD, would 
be removed. The amended route would, therefore, extend between McAllen, 
TX, and Richmond, VA.
    V-31: V-31 currently extends between Patuxent River, MD, and 
Buffalo, NY. This proposal would remove the airway segment between 
Patuxent River, MD, and Nottingham, MD. The amended route would extend 
between Baltimore, MD, and Buffalo, NY.
    V-33: V-33 currently extends between Harcum, VA, and Buffalo, NY. 
This action proposes to remove the segments between Harcum, VA, and 
Baltimore, MD. The amended route would extend between Baltimore, MD, 
and Buffalo, NY.
    V-308: V-308 currently extends between Nottingham, MD, and Norwich, 
CT. This action would remove the route segment between Nottingham, MD, 
and Waterloo, DE. The amended route would extend between Waterloo, DE, 
and Norwich, CT.
    V-379: V-379 currently extends between Nottingham, MD, and Smyrna, 
DE. V-379 would be removed in its entirety.
    V-433: V-433 currently extends between Nottingham, MD, and 
Syracuse, NY. The segments between Nottingham, MD, and Dupont, DE, 
would be removed. The amended route would extend between Dupont, DE, 
and Syracuse, NY.
    Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of 
FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 
2017, 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:

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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]

0
 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 
7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 
2017 and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways.

* * * * *

V-20 [Amended]

    From McAllen, TX, via INT McAllen 038[deg] and Corpus Christi, 
TX, 178[deg] radials; 10 miles 8 miles wide, 37 miles 7 miles wide 
(3 miles east and 4 miles west of centerline), Corpus Christi; INT 
Corpus Christi 054[deg] and Palacios, TX, 226[deg] radials; 
Palacios; Hobby, TX; Beaumont, TX; Lake Charles, LA; Lafayette, LA; 
Reserve, LA; INT Reserve 084[deg] and Gulfport, MS, 247[deg] 
radials; Gulfport; Semmes, AL; INT Semmes 048[deg] and Monroeville, 
AL, 231[deg] radials; Monroeville; Montgomery, AL; Tuskegee, AL; 
Columbus, GA; INT Columbus 068[deg] and Athens, GA, 195[deg] 
radials; Athens; Electric City, SC; Sugarloaf Mountain, NC; Barretts 
Mountain, NC; South Boston, VA; to Richmond, VA. The airspace on the 
main airway above 14,000 feet MSL from McAllen to 49 miles northeast 
and the airspace within Mexico is excluded.

V-31 [Amended]

    From Baltimore, MD; INT Baltimore 004[deg] and Harrisburg, PA, 
147[deg] radials; Harrisburg; Selinsgrove, PA; Williamsport, PA; 
Elmira, NY; INT Elmira 002[deg] and Rochester, NY, 120[deg] radials; 
Rochester; to INT Rochester 279[deg] and Buffalo, NY 023[deg] 
radials.

V-33 [Amended]

    From Baltimore, MD; INT Baltimore 004[deg] and Harrisburg, PA, 
147[deg] radials; Harrisburg; Philipsburg, PA; Keating, PA; 
Bradford, PA; Buffalo, NY.

V-308 [Amended]

    From Waterloo, DE; Sea Isle; NJ; INT Sea Isle 050[deg] and 
Hampton, NY, 223[deg] radials; Hampton; Groton, CT; to Norwich, CT. 
The airspace below 2,000 feet MSL that lies outside the United 
States and the airspace below 3,000 feet MSL between Kennedy, NY, 
087[deg] and 141[deg] radials is excluded.

V-379 [Removed]

V-433 [Amended]

    From Dupont, DE; Yardley, PA; INT Yardley 047[deg] and Kennedy, 
NY, 253[deg] radials; INT Kennedy 253[deg] and LaGuardia, NY, 
213[deg] radials; LaGuardia; Bridgeport, CT; INT Bridgeport 324[deg] 
and Pawling, NY, 160[deg] radials; Pawling; INT Pawling 304[deg] and 
Rockdale, NY, 116[deg] radials; Rockdale; INT Rockdale 325[deg] and 
Syracuse, NY, 100[deg] radials; to Syracuse.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2017.
Gemechu Gelgelu,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2017-22235 Filed 10-13-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P