Modification and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northcentral United States, 13404-13410 [2018-06268]

Download as PDF 13404 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations before further flight, replace the PBV, P/N HJ1–13243–101–005 or P/N HJ1–13243–101– 007, with the improved design PBV, P/N HJ1–13243–101–009. Do the replacement using the Accomplishment Instructions in Honda Service Bulletin SB–420–32–001, dated January 8, 2018. Before further flight after installing P/N HJ1–13243–101–009, remove the temporary revision from the Honda HA–420 AFM. (i) Optional Terminating Action for Inserting the AFM Temporary Revision/Pilot Checks (1) Instead of inserting the temporary revision or at any time after inserting the temporary revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD, you may replace the installed PBV, P/N HJ1–13243–101–005 or P/N HJ1– 13243–101–007, with the improved design PBV, P/N HJ1–13243–101–009. The replacement must be done using the Accomplishment Instructions in Honda Service Bulletin SB–420–32–001, dated January 8, 2018. Before further flight after installing P/N HJ1–13243–101–009, remove the temporary revision from the Honda HA– 420 AFM. (2) If you choose to follow the temporary revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD instead of the optional replacement in paragraph (i)(1) of this AD, the on-condition replacement required by paragraph (h) of this AD is still required before further flight. (j) No Reporting Requirement Although Honda Service Bulletin SB–420– 32–001, dated January 8, 2018, specifies to submit certain information to the manufacturer, this AD does not require that action. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES (k) Special Flight Permit Special flight permits for this AD are prohibited. (l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Atlanta ACO Branch, 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 certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (m) of this AD. (2) 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. (3) For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with this AD. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (m) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Samuel Kovitch, Aerospace Engineer, Atlanta ACO Branch, FAA, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, Georgia 30337; phone: (404) 474–5570; fax: (404) 474–5605; email: samuel.kovitch@faa.gov. (n) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 510(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Honda Aircraft Company Temporary Revision TR 01.1, dated February 16, 2018, to the Honda Aircraft Company HA–420 Airplane Flight Manual. (ii) Honda Aircraft Company Service Bulletin SB–420–32–001, dated January 8, 2018. (3) For Honda Aircraft Company LLC service information identified in this AD, contact Honda Aircraft Company LLC, 6430 Ballinger Road, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410; telephone (336) 662–0246; internet: http://www.hondajet.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Policy and Innovation Division, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (5) You may view the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 19, 2018. Melvin J. Johnson, Deputy Director, Policy & Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06091 Filed 3–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9555; Airspace Docket No. 16–AGL–2] Modification and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northcentral United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action amends and removes multiple VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United States as part of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) efforts to safely improve the overall efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and due to the decommissioning of the Tiverton, OH, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid. This action also incorporates NAV CANADA’s amendment to one of the airways that crosses into Canada’s airspace. DATES: Effective date 0901, May 24, 2018. 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 7400.11B, 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 https:// 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: Colby Abbott, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it modifies the NAS route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the NAS. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register for Docket No. FAA– 2016–9555 (82 FR 11859; February 27, 2017). The NPRM proposed to amend and remove multiple VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United States to reflect and accommodate route changes being made as part of the FAA’s Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex Project airspace redesign effort. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, the FAA initiated a project for decommissioning the Tiverton, OH, VOR/DME due to the land-lease for the navigation aid expiring and not being renewed. With the planned decommissioning of the Tiverton VOR/DME, several of the Federal airways proposed for amendment in the NPRM were impacted and required additional amendment. Additionally, NAV CANADA amended one of the Federal airways proposed for amendment in the NPRM that crosses into Canada’s airspace. That NAV CANADA amendment required the FAA to adjust the proposed amendment to the airway. Lastly, the FAA reviewed the airway amendments proposed in the NPRM and the Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex project redesign and determined the two activities were in fact independent of each other and not connected. The airway amendments proposed in the NPRM support the FAA’s NextGen efforts to safely improve the overall efficiency of the NAS. Since several airway amendments proposed in the NPRM required further amendment due to the decommissioning of Tiverton VOR/DME and NAV CANADA’s amendment to one of the airways, and the NPRM characterization required clarification that the airway amendments proposed in the NPRM in fact supported the FAA’s NextGen efforts independent from the FAA’s Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex project activities, the FAA determined it was necessary to supplement the proposal and reopen the comment period to provide additional opportunity for public comment. The FAA therefore published a supplemental notice of proposed VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 rulemaking (SNPRM) in the Federal Register for Docket No. FAA–2016–9555 (82 FR 35918; August 2, 2017). The SNPRM proposed to amend three VOR Federal airways in northcentral United States to reflect additional amendments required by the planned decommissioning of the Tiverton VOR/DME navigation aid and amend one VOR Federal airway to reflect NAV CANADA’s additional amendment to the airway within Canada’s airspace. The remaining VOR Federal airway amendments and removals proposed in the NPRM published in the Federal Register (82 FR 11859, February 27, 2017) were unchanged. The SNPRM also clarified the FAA was undertaking this action in support of its NextGen efforts to safely improve the overall efficiency of the NAS. 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 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) contended that, for those VOR NAVAIDs that are to be decommissioned, and for those airways that are correspondingly removed, the FAA should create an RNAV waypoint at the previous NAVAID location and retain all fixes and intersections along that route by amending their definition to that of an RNAV waypoint. Their concern was that with the removal of much of the route structure and their defining fixes, there would be a gap in how pilots could navigate through the area and how they communicate their planned route of flight to air traffic control unless a waypoint system remained. As addressed in the NPRM, and supported in AOPA’s comment, the FAA is retaining the current fixes contained within the airspace area affected by this action and converting them into RNAV waypoints that will remain in place to assist pilots and air traffic controllers already familiar with them, for navigation purposes. Additionally, the FAA is establishing a waypoint within the immediate vicinity of the Tiverton VOR/DME location (60 feet) to further assist pilots navigating through the airspace affected by the Tiverton VOR/DME being decommissioned. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 13405 Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. Difference From NPRM and SNPRM The amendment to V–14 is revised to remove the airway segment between the Flag City, OH, VORTAC and the Erie, PA, VORTAC. The airway segment between the Erie, PA, VORTAC and Dunkirk, NY, VOR/DME that was proposed to be removed, and the airway segment between the Dunkirk, NY, VOR/DME and Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME that was proposed to be retained, were removed in a separate rulemaking action (16–AEA–11) published in the Federal Register (82 FR 26987, June 13, 2017) Docket No. FAA–2017–0107. The amendment to V–464 is revised to remove the airway in its entirety. The airway segment between the Aylmer, ON, Canada, VOR/DME and Geneseo, NY, VOR/DME that was proposed to be retained, was removed in a separate rulemaking action (16–AEA–11) published in the Federal Register (82 FR 26987, June 13, 2017) Docket No. FAA–2017–0107. The amendment to V–522 remains to remove the airway in its entirety. However, the airway was amended in a separate rulemaking action (16–AEA– 11) published in the Federal Register (82 FR 26987, June 13, 2017) Docket No. FAA–2017–0107. The existing airway to be removed extends between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Erie, PA, VORTAC. Lastly, minor editorial corrections have been made to a few of the airway descriptions for standardization. These corrections include removing the word ‘‘via’’ when used between the first and second airway points listed and changing punctuation (commas to semicolons) between airway points contained in the descriptions. With the exception of the above noted changes and minor editorial corrections, this rule is the same as that published in the NPRM and SNPRM. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify VOR Federal airways V–2, V– 5, V–6, V–8, V–10, V–11, V–14, V–26, V–30, V–38, V–43, V–45, V–47, V–59, V–75, V–84, V–92, V–96, V–103, V–116, V–126, V–133, V–170, V–188, V–210, V–221, V–232, V–233, V–450, V–493, and V–542. Additionally, this action removes VOR Federal airways V–40, V– 98, V–176, V–297, V–353, V–383, V– 396, V–406, V–416, V–418, V–426, V– 435, V–443, V–464, V–467, V–486, V– E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES 13406 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 522, V–523, V–525, and V–584. These VOR Federal airway amendments and removals support the FAA’s ongoing NextGen efforts and planned decommissioning of the Tiverton, OH, VOR/DME, and are outlined below. V–2: V–2 extends between the Seattle, WA, VORTAC and Gardner, MA, VOR/ DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Lansing, MI, VORTAC and Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–5: V–5 extends between the Pecan, GA, VOR/DME and London, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and London, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–6: V–6 extends between the Oakland, CA, VORTAC and DuPage, IL, VOR/DME; between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271° radials (NILES fix) and Waterville, OH, VOR/ DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/ DME and La Guardia, NY, VOR/DME; excluding the airspace within restricted areas R–4803, R–4813A, and R–4813B when active. This rule removes the airway segments between the intersection of the Gipper, MI, VORTAC 092° and Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME 196° radials (MODEM fix) and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Clarion, PA, VOR/ DME. Additionally, this rule removes the exclusion statement for the airspace within restricted areas R–4803, R– 4813A, and R–4813B. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–8: V–8 extends between the intersection of the Seal Beach, CA, VORTAC 266° and Ventura, CA, VOR/ DME 144° radials (DOYLE fix) and the Washington, DC, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the Flag City, OH, VORTAC and Briggs, OH, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–10: V–10 extends between the Pueblo, CO, VORTAC and the intersection of the Bradford, IL, VORTAC 058° and Joliet, IL, VORTAC 287° radials (PLANO fix); and between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271° radials (NILES fix) and the Lancaster, PA, VOR/DME; excluding VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME and Youngstown, OH, VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–11: V–11 extends between the Brookley, AL, VORTAC and the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 038° and Carleton, MI, VORTAC 262° radials (CRUXX fix). This rule removes the airway segment between the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, 038° and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME 273° radials (EDGEE fix) and the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 038° and Carleton, MI, VORTAC 262° radials (CRUXX fix). The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–14: V–14 extends between the Chisum, NM, VORTAC and Erie, PA, VORTAC; and between the Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME and Norwich, CT, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the Flag City, OH, VORTAC and Erie, PA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–26: V–26 extends between the Blue Mesa, CO, VOR/DME and Dryer, OH, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Lansing, MI, VORTAC and Dryer, OH, VOR/ DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–30: V–30 extends between the Badger, WI, VORTAC and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Solberg, NJ, VOR/ DME. This rule removes the airway segments between the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME and Waterville, OH, VOR/ DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/ DME and Clarion, PA, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–38: V–38 extends between the Moline, IL, VORTAC and Cape Charles, VA, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 091° and Rosewood, OH, VORTAC 334° radials (WINES fix) and the Appleton, OH, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–40: V–40 extends between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Briggs, OH, VOR/ DME 077° and Youngstown, OH, VORTAC 177° radials (CUTTA fix). V– 40 is removed in its entirety. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 V–43: V–43 extends between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segments between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Youngstown, OH, VORTAC; and between the Erie, PA, VORTAC and Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME. The unaffected portion of the existing airway remains unchanged. V–45: V–45 extends between the New Bern, NC, VOR/DME and Sault Ste Marie, MI, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within restricted areas R– 5502A and R–5502B. This rule removes the airway segment between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and the Saginaw, MI, VOR/DME. Additionally, this proposal removes the exclusion statement for the airspace within restricted areas R–5502A and R–5502B. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–47: V–47 extends between the Pine Bluff, AR, VOR/DME and Pocket City, IN, VORTAC; and between the Cincinnati, KY, VORTAC and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the Flag City, OH, VORTAC and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME, and corrects the state location of the Cincinnati VORTAC to reflect ‘‘Kentucky’’. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–59: V–59 extends between the Pulaski, VA, VORTAC and Briggs, OH, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the Newcomerstown, OH, VOR/DME and Briggs, OH, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–75: V–75 extends between the Morgantown, WV, VORTAC and the intersection of the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME 325° and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME 062° radials (LLEEO fix), excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Briggs, OH, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME 325° and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME 062° radials (LLEEO fix), and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–84: V–84 extends between the Northbrook, IL, VOR/DME and Flint, MI, VORTAC; and between the Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME and Syracuse, NY, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the Lansing, MI, VORTAC and Flint, MI, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–92: V–92 extends between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and Chicago O’Hare, IL, E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations VOR/DME 127° radials (BEBEE fix) and the Armel, VA, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segments between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and Chicago O’Hare, IL, VOR/DME 127° radials (BEBEE fix) and the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC; and between the Goshen, IN, VORTAC and Newcomerstown, OH, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–96: V–96 extends between the Brickyard, IN, VORTAC and Detroit, MI, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 071° and Flag City, OH, VORTAC 289° radials (TWERP fix) and the Detroit, MI, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–98: V–98 extends between the Dayton, OH, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Carleton, MI, VORTAC 243° and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME 321° radials (MIZAR fix). V– 98 is removed in its entirety. V–103: V–103 extends between the Chesterfield, SC, VOR/DME and Lansing, MI, VORTAC, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Akron, OH, VOR/DME and Lansing, MI, VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–116: V–116 extends between the intersection of the Chicago O’Hare, IL, VOR/DME 092° and Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 013° radials (WILLA fix) and the Sparta, NJ, VORTAC, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the intersection of the Chicago O’Hare, IL, VOR/DME 092° and Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 013° radials (WILLA fix) and the Erie, PA, VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–126: V–126 currently extends between the intersection of the Peotone, IL, VORTAC 053° and Knox, IN, VOR/ DME 297° radials (BEARZ fix) and the Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Stonyfork, PA, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the intersection of the Goshen, IN, VORTAC 092° and Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 016° radials (ILTON fix) and the Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Erie, PA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 V–133: V–133 extends between the intersection of the Charlotte, NC, VOR/ DME 305° and Barretts Mountain, NC, VOR/DME 197° radials (LINCO fix) and the Mansfield, OH, VORTAC; and between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and Red Lake, ON, Canada, VOR/DME; excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Zanesville, OH, VOR/DME and Mansfield, OH, VORTAC; and between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and Saginaw, MI, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada remain unchanged. V–170: V–170 extends between the Devils Lake, ND, VOR/DME and Salem, MI, VORTAC; and between the Erie, PA, VORTAC and the intersection of the Andrews, MD, VORTAC 060° and Baltimore, MD, VORTAC 165° radials (POLLA fix); excluding the airspace within restricted area R–5802 when active. This rule removes the airway segment between the Erie, PA, VORTAC and Bradford, PA, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway and the exclusion statement for restricted area R–5802 remain unchanged. V–176: V–176 extends between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and the intersection of the Chardon, OH, VOR/ DME 294° and Dryer, OH, VOR/DME 357° radials (HIMEZ fix), excluding the airspace within Canada. V–176 is removed in its entirety. V–188: V–188 extends between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and Groton, CT, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and Tidioute, PA, VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–210: V–210 extends between the Los Angeles, CA, VORTAC and Okmulgee, OK, VOR/DME; and between the Brickyard, IN, VORTAC and Yardley, PA, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Revloc, PA, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–221: V–221 extends between the Bible Grove, IL, VORTAC and Erie, PA, VORTAC, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 016° and Goshen, IN, VORTAC 092° radials (ILTON fix) and the Erie, PA, VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 13407 portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–232: V–232 extends between the Chardon, OH, VOR/DME and Colts Neck, NJ, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the Chardon, OH, VOR/DME and Keating, PA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–233: V–233 extends between the Spinner, IL, VORTAC and Pellston, MI, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME and Mount Pleasant, MI, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–297: V–297 extends between the Johnstown, PA, VORTAC and the intersection of the Akron, OH, VOR/ DME 305° and Waterville, OH, VOR/ DME 062° radials (LLEEO fix), excluding the airspace within Canada. V–297 is removed in its entirety. V–353: V–353 extends between the Jackson, MI, VOR/DME and Flint, MI, VORTAC. V–353 is removed in its entirety. V–383: V–383 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Detroit, MI, VOR/DME. V–383 is removed in its entirety. V–396: V–396 extends between the Windsor, ON, Canada, VOR/DME and Chardon, OH, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V–396 is removed in its entirety. V–406: V–406 extends between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and London, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V–406 is removed in its entirety. V–416: V–416 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and the intersection of the Mansfield, OH, VORTAC 045° and Dryer, OH, VOR/ DME 123° radials (JAKEE fix). V–416 is removed in its entirety. V–418: V–418 extends between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and Jamestown, NY, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V–418 is removed in its entirety. V–426: V–426 extends between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and Dryer, OH, VOR/DME. V–426 is removed in its entirety. V–435: V–435 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Dryer, OH, VOR/DME. V–435 is removed in its entirety. V–443: V–443 extends between the intersection of the Newcomerstown, OH, VOR/DME 099° and Bellaire, OH, VOR/DME 044° radials (WISKE fix) and the Aylmer, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V–443 is removed in its entirety. E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES 13408 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations V–450: V–450 extends between the Escanaba, MI, VOR/DME and London, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Flint, MI, VORTAC and London, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–464: V–464 extends between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and Aylmer, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V–464 is removed in its entirety. V–467: V–467 extends between the Richmond, IN, VORTAC and Detroit, MI, VOR/DME. V–467 is removed in its entirety. V–486: V–486 extends between the intersection of the Akron, OH, VOR/ DME 316° and Chardon, OH, VOR/DME 260° radials (LEBRN fix) and the Jamestown, NY, VOR/DME. V–486 is removed in its entirety. V–493: V–493 extends between the Livingston, TN, VORTAC and Carleton, MI, VORTAC; and between the Menominee, MI, VOR/DME and Rhinelander, WI, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Carleton, MI, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–522: V–522 extends between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Erie, PA, VORTAC. V–522 is removed in its entirety. V–523: V–523 extends between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Erie, PA, VORTAC. V–523 is removed in its entirety. V–525: V–525 extends between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Dryer, OH, VOR/DME. V–525 is removed in its entirety. V–542: V–542 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Lebanon, NH, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Tidioute, PA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged. V–584: V–584 extends between the Waterville, OH, VOR/DME and Dryer, OH, VOR/DME. V–584 is removed in its entirety. All radials in the route descriptions are stated in True degrees. 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 will be subsequently published in the Order. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 amending and removing multiple VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United States qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act and its agency-specific implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ regarding categorical exclusions for procedural actions at paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from full environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points. Therefore, this airspace action is not expected to result in any 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 7400.11B, 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–2 [Amended] From Seattle, WA; Ellensburg, WA; Moses Lake, WA; Spokane, WA; Mullan Pass, ID; Missoula, MT; Helena, MT; INT Helena 119° and Livingston, MT, 322° radials; Livingston; Billings, MT; Miles City, MT; 24 miles, 90 miles, 55 MSL, Dickinson, ND; 10 miles, 60 miles, 38 MSL, Bismarck, ND; 14 miles, 62 miles, 34 MSL, Jamestown, ND; Fargo, ND; Alexandria, MN; Gopher, MN; Nodine, MN; Lone Rock, WI; Madison, WI; Badger, WI; Muskegon, MI; to Lansing, MI. From Buffalo, NY; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; Utica, NY; Albany, NY; INT Albany 084° and Gardner, MA, 284° radials; to Gardner. * * * * * V–5 [Amended] From Pecan, GA; Vienna, GA; Dublin, GA; Athens, GA; INT Athens 340° and Electric City, SC, 274° radials; INT Electric City 274° and Choo Choo, GA, 127° radials; Choo Choo; Bowling Green, KY; New Hope, KY; Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; to Appleton, OH. V–6 [Amended] From Oakland, CA; INT Oakland 039° and Sacramento, CA, 212° radials; Sacramento; Squaw Valley, CA; Mustang, NV; Lovelock, NV; Battle Mountain, NV; INT Battle Mountain 062° and Wells, NV, 256° radials; Wells; 5 miles, 40 miles, 98 MSL, 85 MSL, Lucin, UT; 43 miles, 85 MSL, Ogden, UT; 11 miles, 50 miles, 105 MSL, Fort Bridger, WY; Rock Springs, WY; 20 miles, 39 miles 95 MSL, Cherokee, WY; 39 miles, 27 miles 95 MSL, Medicine Bow, WY; INT Medicine Bow 106° and Sidney, NE, 291° radials; Sidney; North Platte, NE; Grand Island, NE; Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA; Iowa City, IA; Davenport, IA; INT Davenport 087° and DuPage, IL, 255° radials; to DuPage. From INT Chicago Heights, IL, 358° and Gipper, MI, 271° radials; Gipper; to INT Gipper 092° and Litchfield, MI, 196° radials. From Clarion, PA; Philipsburg, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; Allentown, PA; Solberg, NJ; INT Solberg 107° and Yardley, PA, 068° radials; INT Yardley 068° and La Guardia, NY, 213° radials; to La Guardia. * E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM * * 29MRR1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations V–8 [Amended] From INT Seal Beach, CA, 266° and Ventura, CA, 144° radials; Seal Beach; Paradise, CA; 35 miles, 7 miles wide (3 miles SE and 4 miles NW of centerline) Hector, CA; Goffs, CA; INT Goffs 033° and Morman Mesa, NV, 196° radials; Morman Mesa; Bryce Canyon, UT; Hanksville, UT; Grand Junction, CO; Rifle, CO; Kremmling, CO; Mile High, CO; Akron, CO; Hayes Center, NE; Grand Island, NE; Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA; Iowa City, IA; Moline, IL; Joliet, IL; Chicago Heights, IL; Goshen, IN; to Flag City, OH. From Briggs, OH; Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 107° and Grantsville, MD, 285° radials; Grantsville; Martinsburg, WV; to Washington, DC. The portion outside the United States has no upper limit. * * * * * V–10 [Amended] From Pueblo, CO; 18 miles, 48 miles, 60 MSL, Lamar, CO; Garden City, KS; Dodge City, KS; Hutchinson, KS; Emporia, KS; INT Emporia 063°and Napoleon, MO, 243° radials; Napoleon; Kirksville, MO; Burlington, IA; Bradford, IL; to INT Bradford 058° and Joliet, IL, 287° radials. From INT Chicago Heights, IL, 358° and Gipper, MI, 271° radials; Gipper; to Litchfield, MI. From Youngstown, OH; INT Youngstown 116° and Revloc, PA, 300° radials; Revloc; INT Revloc 107° and Lancaster, PA, 280° radials; to Lancaster. V–11 [Amended] From Brookley, AL; Greene County, MS; INT Greene County 315° and Magnolia, MS, 133° radials; Magnolia; Sidon, MS; Holly Springs, MS; Dyersburg, TN; Cunningham, KY; Pocket City, IN; Brickyard, IN; Marion, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 038° and Waterville, OH, 273° radials. * * * * * V–14 [Amended] From Chisum, NM; Lubbock, TX; Childress, TX; Hobart, OK; Will Rogers, OK; INT Will Rogers 052° and Tulsa, OK, 246° radials; Tulsa; Neosho, MO; Springfield, MO; Vichy, MO; INT Vichy 067° and St. Louis, MO, 225° radials; St. Louis; Vandalia, IL; Terre Haute, IN; Brickyard, IN; Muncie, IN; to Flag City, OH. From Buffalo, NY; Geneseo, NY; Georgetown, NY; INT Georgetown 093° and Albany, NY, 270° radials; Albany; INT Albany 084° and Gardner, MA, 284° radials; Gardner; to Norwich, CT. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES * * * * * V–26 [Amended] From Blue Mesa, CO; Montrose, CO; 13 miles, 112 MSL, 131 MSL; Grand Junction, CO; Meeker, CO; Cherokee, WY; Muddy Mountain, WY; 14 miles 12 AGL, 37 miles 75 MSL, 84 miles 90 MSL, 17 miles 12 AGL; Rapid City, SD; Philip, SD; Pierre, SD; Huron, SD; Redwood Falls, MN; Farmington, MN; Eau Claire, WI; Waussau, WI; Green Bay, WI; INT Green Bay 116° and White Cloud, MI, 302° radials; White Cloud; to Lansing, MI. * * * * * V–30 [Amended] From Badger, WI; INT Badger 102° and Pullman, MI, 303° radials; Pullman; to VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Mar 28, 2018 Jkt 244001 Litchfield, MI. From Clarion, PA; Philipsburg, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; East Texas, PA; INT East Texas 095° and Solberg, NJ, 264° radials; to Solberg. * * * * * V–38 [Amended] From Moline, IL; INT Moline 082° and Peotone, IL, 281° radials; Peotone; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 091° and Rosewood, OH, 334° radials. From Appleton, OH; Zanesville, OH; Parkersburg, WV; Elkins, WV; Gordonsville, VA; Richmond, VA; Harcum, VA; to Cape Charles, VA. * * * * * * * V–40 [Removed] * * * V–43 [Amended] From Youngstown, OH; to Erie, PA. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * V–59 [Amended] From Pulaski, VA; Beckley, WV; Parkersburg, WV; to Newcomerstown, OH. * * * * * V–75 [Amended] From Morgantown, WV; Bellaire, OH; to Briggs, OH. * * * * * V–84 [Amended] From Northbrook, IL; Pullman, MI; to Lansing, MI. From Buffalo, NY; Geneseo, NY; INT Geneseo 091° and Syracuse, NY, 240° radials; to Syracuse. * * * * * V–92 [Amended] From Chicago Heights, IL; to Goshen, IN. From Newcomerstown, OH; Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 107° and Grantsville, MD, 285° radials; Grantsville; INT Grantsville 124° and Armel, VA, 292° radials; to Armel. * * * * * V–96 [Amended] From Brickyard, IN; Kokomo, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 071° and Flag City, OH, 289° radials. * * * * * * * V–98 [Removed] * PO 00000 * * Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * * * V–116 [Amended] From Erie, PA; Bradford, PA; Stonyfork, PA; INT Stonyfork 098° and Wilkes-Barre, PA, 310° radials; Wilkes-Barre; INT WilkesBarre 084° and Sparta, NJ, 300° radials; to Sparta. * * * * * V–126 [Amended] From INT Peotone, IL, 053° and Knox, IN, 297° radials; INT Knox 297° and Goshen, IN, 270° radials; Goshen; to INT Goshen 092° and Fort Wayne, IN, 016° radials. From Erie, PA; Bradford, PA; to Stonyfork, PA. * * * * V–133 [Amended] From INT Charlotte, NC, 305° and Barretts Mountain, NC, 197° radials; Barretts Mountain; Charleston, WV; to Zanesville, OH. From Saginaw, MI; Traverse City, MI; Escanaba, MI; Sawyer, MI; Houghton, MI; Thunder Bay, ON, Canada; International Falls, MN; to Red Lake, ON, Canada. The airspace within Canada is excluded. * V–47 [Amended] From Pine Bluff, AR; Gilmore, AR; Dyersburg, TN; Cunningham, KY; to Pocket City, IN. From Cincinnati, KY; Rosewood, OH; to Flag City, OH. * V–103 [Amended] From Chesterfield, SC; Greensboro, NC; Roanoke, VA; Elkins, WV; Clarksburg, WV; Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 327° and Akron, OH, 181° radials; to Akron. * V–45 [Amended] From New Bern, NC; Kinston, NC; RaleighDurham, NC; INT Raleigh-Durham 275° and Greensboro, NC, 105° radials; Greensboro; INT Greensboro 334° and Pulaski, VA, 147° radials; Pulaski; Bluefield, WV; Charleston, WV; Henderson, WV; to Appleton, OH. From Saginaw, MI; Alpena, MI; to Sault Ste Marie, MI. 13409 * * * * V–170 [Amended] From Devils Lake, ND; INT Devils Lake 187° and Jamestown, ND, 337° radials; Jamestown; Aberdeen, SD; Sioux Falls, SD; Worthington, MN; Fairmont, MN; Rochester, MN; Nodine, MN; Dells, WI; INT Dells 097° and Badger, WI, 304° radials; Badger; INT Badger 121° and Pullman, MI, 282° radials; Pullman; to Salem, MI. From Bradford, PA; Slate Run, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; Ravine, PA; INT Ravine 125° and Modena, PA, 318° radials; Modena; Dupont, DE; INT Dupont 223° and Andrews, MD, 060° radials; to INT Andrews 060° and Baltimore, MD, 165° radials. The airspace within R–5802 is excluded when active. * * * * * * * V–176 [Removed] * * * V–188 [Amended] From Tidioute, PA; Slate Run, PA; Williamsport, PA; Wilkes-Barre, PA; INT Wilkes-Barre 084° and Sparta, NJ, 300° radials; Sparta; INT Sparta 082° and Carmel, NY, 243° radials; Carmel; INT Carmel 078° and Groton, CT, 276° radials; to Groton. * * * * * V–210 [Amended] From Los Angeles, CA; INT Los Angeles 083° and Pomona, CA, 240° radials; Pomona; INT Daggett, CA, 229° and Hector, CA, 263° radials; Hector; Goffs, CA; 13 miles, 23 miles 71 MSL, 85 MSL, Peach Springs, AZ; Grand Canyon, AZ; Tuba City, AZ; 10 miles 90 MSL, 91 miles 105 MSL, Rattlesnake, NM; Alamosa, CO; INT Alamosa 074° and Lamar, CO, 250° radials; 40 miles, 51 miles, 65 MSL, Lamar; 13 miles, 79 miles, 55 MSL, Liberal, E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1 13410 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2018 / Rules and Regulations KS; INT Liberal 137° and Will Rogers, OK, 284° radials; Will Rogers; INT Will Rogers 113° and Okmulgee, OK, 238° radials; to Okmulgee. From Brickyard, IN; Muncie, IN; to Rosewood, OH. From Revloc, PA; INT Revloc 096° and Harrisburg, PA, 285° radials; Harrisburg; Lancaster, PA; INT Lancaster 095° and Yardley, PA, 255° radials; to Yardley. * * * * * V–221 [Amended] From Bible Grove, IL; Hoosier, IN; Shelbyville, IN; Muncie, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 016° and Goshen, IN, 092° radials. * * * * * V–232 [Amended] From Keating, PA; Milton, PA; INT Milton 099° and Solberg, NJ, 299° radials; Solberg; INT Solberg 137° and Colts Neck, NJ, 263° radials; to Colts Neck. V–233 [Amended] From Spinner, IL; INT Spinner 061° and Roberts, IL, 233° radials; Roberts; Knox, IN; Goshen, IN; to Litchfield, MI. From Mount Pleasant, MI; INT Mount Pleasant 351° and Gaylord, MI, 207° radials; Gaylord; to Pellston, MI. * * * V–493 [Amended] From Livingston, TN; Lexington, KY; York, KY; INT York 030° and Appleton, OH, 183° radials; to Appleton. From Menominee, MI; to Rhinelander, WI. * * * * * * * V–522 [Removed] V–523 [Removed] * * * * * * * V–542 [Amended] From Tidioute, PA; Bradford, PA; INT Bradford 078° and Elmira, NY, 252° radials; Elmira; Binghampton, NY; Rockdale, NY; Albany, NY; Cambridge, NY; INT Cambridge 063° and Lebanon, NH, 214° radials; to Lebanon. * * * * * V–584 [Removed] Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2018. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2018–06268 Filed 3–28–18; 8:45 am] * * BILLING CODE 4910–13–P * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION * * Federal Aviation Administration * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * V–297 [Removed] * * * V–353 [Removed] * * * V–383 [Removed] * * * 14 CFR Part 93 [Docket No. FAA–2004–17005; Amdt. No. 93–91A] V–396 [Removed] * * * RIN 2120–AI17 V–406 [Removed] * * * Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area; Technical Amendment V–416 [Removed] * * * Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: V–418 [Removed] * * * V–426 [Removed] * * * * * * V–443 [Removed] * * * V–450 [Amended] From Escanaba, MI; Menominee, MI; Green Bay, WI; Muskegon, MI; INT Muskegon 094° and Flint, MI, 280° radials; to Flint. rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES * * * * * * * * * * * V–464 [Removed] * * * V–467 [Removed] * * * V–486 [Removed] * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:09 Mar 28, 2018 Currently, FAA regulations require all pilots operating aircraft to or from College Park Airport, Potomac Airfield or Washington Executive/Hyde Field Airport to file instrument flight rules (IFR), DC Flight Restricted Zone (FRZ), or DC Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) flight plans with the Washington Hub Flight Service Station (FSS). The FAA is transferring the responsibility for processing flight plans within the DC FRZ from the Washington Hub FSS to the Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This document revises the regulations by updating the organization responsible for processing the flight plans and by updating the flight plans required for flight operations in the DC FRZ. SUMMARY: V–435 [Removed] Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Effective on March 29, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Rosenbloom, Airspace and Rules, AJV–113, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3783; email scott.rosenbloom@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Good Cause for Immediate Adoption Without Prior Notice V–525 [Removed] * DATES: Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment procedures for rules when the agency for ‘‘good cause’’ finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under this section, an agency, upon finding good cause, may issue a final rule without seeking comment prior to the rulemaking. Section 553(d)(3) of the Administrative Procedure Act requires that agencies publish a rule not less than 30 days before its effective date, except as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found and published with the rule. This document revises § 93.343(a) of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) by updating the organization responsible for processing IFR and FRZ flight plans from/to College Park, Potomac Airfield, and Washington Executive/Hyde Field airports. This revision will not impose any additional restrictions on the persons affected by these regulations. Furthermore, any additional delay in revising the regulations would be contrary to the public interest because it would create confusion among pilots operating in the DC SFRA including the DC FRZ. Accordingly, the FAA finds that (i) public comment on this change prior to promulgation is unnecessary and contrary to public interest, and (ii) good cause exists to make this rule effective in less than 30 days. Background Currently, § 93.343(a) requires pilots to file IFR, DC FRZ, or DC SFRA flight plans with the Washington Hub FSS for each departure and arrival from/to College Park, Potomac Airfield, and Washington Executive/Hyde Field Airports, whether or not the aircraft makes an immediate stop. An objective of the Administrator’s Flight Service National Airspace System (NAS) Efficient Streamlined Services Initiative is to realign activities through more efficient delivery of services. As part of this initiative, the FAA is E:\FR\FM\29MRR1.SGM 29MRR1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 61 (Thursday, March 29, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 13404-13410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06268]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9555; Airspace Docket No. 16-AGL-2]


Modification and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) 
Routes; Northcentral United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This action amends and removes multiple VHF Omnidirectional 
Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United States as part of 
the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) efforts 
to safely improve the overall efficiency of the National Airspace 
System (NAS) and due to the decommissioning of the Tiverton, OH, VOR/
Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid. This action also 
incorporates NAV CANADA's amendment to one of the airways that crosses 
into Canada's airspace.

DATES: Effective date 0901, May 24, 2018. 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 7400.11B, 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 https://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: Colby Abbott, 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

[[Page 13405]]

safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation 
is within the scope of that authority as it modifies the NAS route 
structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air 
traffic within the NAS.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the 
Federal Register for Docket No. FAA-2016-9555 (82 FR 11859; February 
27, 2017). The NPRM proposed to amend and remove multiple VHF 
Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in northcentral United 
States to reflect and accommodate route changes being made as part of 
the FAA's Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex Project airspace redesign effort. 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were 
received.
    Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, the FAA initiated a project 
for decommissioning the Tiverton, OH, VOR/DME due to the land-lease for 
the navigation aid expiring and not being renewed. With the planned 
decommissioning of the Tiverton VOR/DME, several of the Federal airways 
proposed for amendment in the NPRM were impacted and required 
additional amendment. Additionally, NAV CANADA amended one of the 
Federal airways proposed for amendment in the NPRM that crosses into 
Canada's airspace. That NAV CANADA amendment required the FAA to adjust 
the proposed amendment to the airway. Lastly, the FAA reviewed the 
airway amendments proposed in the NPRM and the Cleveland/Detroit 
Metroplex project redesign and determined the two activities were in 
fact independent of each other and not connected. The airway amendments 
proposed in the NPRM support the FAA's NextGen efforts to safely 
improve the overall efficiency of the NAS.
    Since several airway amendments proposed in the NPRM required 
further amendment due to the decommissioning of Tiverton VOR/DME and 
NAV CANADA's amendment to one of the airways, and the NPRM 
characterization required clarification that the airway amendments 
proposed in the NPRM in fact supported the FAA's NextGen efforts 
independent from the FAA's Cleveland/Detroit Metroplex project 
activities, the FAA determined it was necessary to supplement the 
proposal and reopen the comment period to provide additional 
opportunity for public comment.
    The FAA therefore published a supplemental notice of proposed 
rulemaking (SNPRM) in the Federal Register for Docket No. FAA-2016-9555 
(82 FR 35918; August 2, 2017). The SNPRM proposed to amend three VOR 
Federal airways in northcentral United States to reflect additional 
amendments required by the planned decommissioning of the Tiverton VOR/
DME navigation aid and amend one VOR Federal airway to reflect NAV 
CANADA's additional amendment to the airway within Canada's airspace. 
The remaining VOR Federal airway amendments and removals proposed in 
the NPRM published in the Federal Register (82 FR 11859, February 27, 
2017) were unchanged. The SNPRM also clarified the FAA was undertaking 
this action in support of its NextGen efforts to safely improve the 
overall efficiency of the NAS. 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 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) contended that, 
for those VOR NAVAIDs that are to be decommissioned, and for those 
airways that are correspondingly removed, the FAA should create an RNAV 
waypoint at the previous NAVAID location and retain all fixes and 
intersections along that route by amending their definition to that of 
an RNAV waypoint. Their concern was that with the removal of much of 
the route structure and their defining fixes, there would be a gap in 
how pilots could navigate through the area and how they communicate 
their planned route of flight to air traffic control unless a waypoint 
system remained.
    As addressed in the NPRM, and supported in AOPA's comment, the FAA 
is retaining the current fixes contained within the airspace area 
affected by this action and converting them into RNAV waypoints that 
will remain in place to assist pilots and air traffic controllers 
already familiar with them, for navigation purposes. Additionally, the 
FAA is establishing a waypoint within the immediate vicinity of the 
Tiverton VOR/DME location (60 feet) to further assist pilots navigating 
through the airspace affected by the Tiverton VOR/DME being 
decommissioned.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends 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 document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

Difference From NPRM and SNPRM

    The amendment to V-14 is revised to remove the airway segment 
between the Flag City, OH, VORTAC and the Erie, PA, VORTAC. The airway 
segment between the Erie, PA, VORTAC and Dunkirk, NY, VOR/DME that was 
proposed to be removed, and the airway segment between the Dunkirk, NY, 
VOR/DME and Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME that was proposed to be retained, were 
removed in a separate rulemaking action (16-AEA-11) published in the 
Federal Register (82 FR 26987, June 13, 2017) Docket No. FAA-2017-0107.
    The amendment to V-464 is revised to remove the airway in its 
entirety. The airway segment between the Aylmer, ON, Canada, VOR/DME 
and Geneseo, NY, VOR/DME that was proposed to be retained, was removed 
in a separate rulemaking action (16-AEA-11) published in the Federal 
Register (82 FR 26987, June 13, 2017) Docket No. FAA-2017-0107.
    The amendment to V-522 remains to remove the airway in its 
entirety. However, the airway was amended in a separate rulemaking 
action (16-AEA-11) published in the Federal Register (82 FR 26987, June 
13, 2017) Docket No. FAA-2017-0107. The existing airway to be removed 
extends between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Erie, PA, VORTAC.
    Lastly, minor editorial corrections have been made to a few of the 
airway descriptions for standardization. These corrections include 
removing the word ``via'' when used between the first and second airway 
points listed and changing punctuation (commas to semi-colons) between 
airway points contained in the descriptions. With the exception of the 
above noted changes and minor editorial corrections, this rule is the 
same as that published in the NPRM and SNPRM.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to modify VOR Federal airways V-2, V-5, V-6, V-8, V-10, V-11, 
V-14, V-26, V-30, V-38, V-43, V-45, V-47, V-59, V-75, V-84, V-92, V-96, 
V-103, V-116, V-126, V-133, V-170, V-188, V-210, V-221, V-232, V-233, 
V-450, V-493, and V-542. Additionally, this action removes VOR Federal 
airways V-40, V-98, V-176, V-297, V-353, V-383, V-396, V-406, V-416, V-
418, V-426, V-435, V-443, V-464, V-467, V-486, V-

[[Page 13406]]

522, V-523, V-525, and V-584. These VOR Federal airway amendments and 
removals support the FAA's ongoing NextGen efforts and planned 
decommissioning of the Tiverton, OH, VOR/DME, and are outlined below.
    V-2: V-2 extends between the Seattle, WA, VORTAC and Gardner, MA, 
VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the 
airway segment between the Lansing, MI, VORTAC and Buffalo, NY, VOR/
DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-5: V-5 extends between the Pecan, GA, VOR/DME and London, ON, 
Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule 
removes the airway segment between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and London, 
ON, Canada, VOR/DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace 
within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain 
unchanged.
    V-6: V-6 extends between the Oakland, CA, VORTAC and DuPage, IL, 
VOR/DME; between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 
358[deg] and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271[deg] radials (NILES fix) and 
Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and La 
Guardia, NY, VOR/DME; excluding the airspace within restricted areas R-
4803, R-4813A, and R-4813B when active. This rule removes the airway 
segments between the intersection of the Gipper, MI, VORTAC 092[deg] 
and Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME 196[deg] radials (MODEM fix) and 
Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and 
Clarion, PA, VOR/DME. Additionally, this rule removes the exclusion 
statement for the airspace within restricted areas R-4803, R-4813A, and 
R-4813B. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain 
unchanged.
    V-8: V-8 extends between the intersection of the Seal Beach, CA, 
VORTAC 266[deg] and Ventura, CA, VOR/DME 144[deg] radials (DOYLE fix) 
and the Washington, DC, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment 
between the Flag City, OH, VORTAC and Briggs, OH, VOR/DME. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-10: V-10 extends between the Pueblo, CO, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Bradford, IL, VORTAC 058[deg] and Joliet, IL, 
VORTAC 287[deg] radials (PLANO fix); and between the intersection of 
the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358[deg] and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 
271[deg] radials (NILES fix) and the Lancaster, PA, VOR/DME; excluding 
the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment 
between the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME and Youngstown, OH, VORTAC, and the 
exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-11: V-11 extends between the Brookley, AL, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 038[deg] and Carleton, MI, 
VORTAC 262[deg] radials (CRUXX fix). This rule removes the airway 
segment between the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, 038[deg] and 
Waterville, OH, VOR/DME 273[deg] radials (EDGEE fix) and the 
intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 038[deg] and Carleton, MI, 
VORTAC 262[deg] radials (CRUXX fix). The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-14: V-14 extends between the Chisum, NM, VORTAC and Erie, PA, 
VORTAC; and between the Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME and Norwich, CT, VOR/DME. 
This rule removes the airway segment between the Flag City, OH, VORTAC 
and Erie, PA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway 
remain unchanged.
    V-26: V-26 extends between the Blue Mesa, CO, VOR/DME and Dryer, 
OH, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes 
the airway segment between the Lansing, MI, VORTAC and Dryer, OH, VOR/
DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-30: V-30 extends between the Badger, WI, VORTAC and Waterville, 
OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Solberg, NJ, VOR/
DME. This rule removes the airway segments between the Litchfield, MI, 
VOR/DME and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME 
and Clarion, PA, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing 
airway remain unchanged.
    V-38: V-38 extends between the Moline, IL, VORTAC and Cape Charles, 
VA, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 091[deg] and Rosewood, OH, 
VORTAC 334[deg] radials (WINES fix) and the Appleton, OH, VORTAC. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-40: V-40 extends between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and the 
intersection of the Briggs, OH, VOR/DME 077[deg] and Youngstown, OH, 
VORTAC 177[deg] radials (CUTTA fix). V-40 is removed in its entirety.
    V-43: V-43 extends between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Buffalo, 
NY, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segments between the 
Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Youngstown, OH, VORTAC; and between the Erie, 
PA, VORTAC and Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME. The unaffected portion of the 
existing airway remains unchanged.
    V-45: V-45 extends between the New Bern, NC, VOR/DME and Sault Ste 
Marie, MI, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within restricted areas R-
5502A and R-5502B. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
Appleton, OH, VORTAC and the Saginaw, MI, VOR/DME. Additionally, this 
proposal removes the exclusion statement for the airspace within 
restricted areas R-5502A and R-5502B. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-47: V-47 extends between the Pine Bluff, AR, VOR/DME and Pocket 
City, IN, VORTAC; and between the Cincinnati, KY, VORTAC and 
Waterville, OH, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between 
the Flag City, OH, VORTAC and Waterville, OH, VOR/DME, and corrects the 
state location of the Cincinnati VORTAC to reflect ``Kentucky''. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-59: V-59 extends between the Pulaski, VA, VORTAC and Briggs, OH, 
VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
Newcomerstown, OH, VOR/DME and Briggs, OH, VOR/DME. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-75: V-75 extends between the Morgantown, WV, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME 325[deg] and Waterville, OH, 
VOR/DME 062[deg] radials (LLEEO fix), excluding the airspace within 
Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Briggs, OH, 
VOR/DME and the intersection of the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME 325[deg] and 
Waterville, OH, VOR/DME 062[deg] radials (LLEEO fix), and the exclusion 
statement for the airspace within Canada. The unaffected portions of 
the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-84: V-84 extends between the Northbrook, IL, VOR/DME and Flint, 
MI, VORTAC; and between the Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME and Syracuse, NY, 
VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the Lansing, MI, 
VORTAC and Flint, MI, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing 
airway remain unchanged.
    V-92: V-92 extends between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, 
IL, VORTAC 358[deg] and Chicago O'Hare, IL,

[[Page 13407]]

VOR/DME 127[deg] radials (BEBEE fix) and the Armel, VA, VOR/DME. This 
rule removes the airway segments between the intersection of the 
Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358[deg] and Chicago O'Hare, IL, VOR/DME 
127[deg] radials (BEBEE fix) and the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC; and 
between the Goshen, IN, VORTAC and Newcomerstown, OH, VOR/DME. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-96: V-96 extends between the Brickyard, IN, VORTAC and Detroit, 
MI, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 071[deg] and Flag City, OH, 
VORTAC 289[deg] radials (TWERP fix) and the Detroit, MI, VOR/DME. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-98: V-98 extends between the Dayton, OH, VOR/DME and the 
intersection of the Carleton, MI, VORTAC 243[deg] and Waterville, OH, 
VOR/DME 321[deg] radials (MIZAR fix). V-98 is removed in its entirety.
    V-103: V-103 extends between the Chesterfield, SC, VOR/DME and 
Lansing, MI, VORTAC, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule 
removes the airway segment between the Akron, OH, VOR/DME and Lansing, 
MI, VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. 
The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-116: V-116 extends between the intersection of the Chicago 
O'Hare, IL, VOR/DME 092[deg] and Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 013[deg] 
radials (WILLA fix) and the Sparta, NJ, VORTAC, excluding the airspace 
within Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
intersection of the Chicago O'Hare, IL, VOR/DME 092[deg] and Chicago 
Heights, IL, VORTAC 013[deg] radials (WILLA fix) and the Erie, PA, 
VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-126: V-126 currently extends between the intersection of the 
Peotone, IL, VORTAC 053[deg] and Knox, IN, VOR/DME 297[deg] radials 
(BEARZ fix) and the Waterville, OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, 
VOR/DME and Stonyfork, PA, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway 
segment between the intersection of the Goshen, IN, VORTAC 092[deg] and 
Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 016[deg] radials (ILTON fix) and the Waterville, 
OH, VOR/DME; and between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Erie, PA, VORTAC. 
The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-133: V-133 extends between the intersection of the Charlotte, NC, 
VOR/DME 305[deg] and Barretts Mountain, NC, VOR/DME 197[deg] radials 
(LINCO fix) and the Mansfield, OH, VORTAC; and between the Salem, MI, 
VORTAC and Red Lake, ON, Canada, VOR/DME; excluding the airspace within 
Canada. This rule removes the airway segment between the Zanesville, 
OH, VOR/DME and Mansfield, OH, VORTAC; and between the Salem, MI, 
VORTAC and Saginaw, MI, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway and the exclusion statement for the airspace within 
Canada remain unchanged.
    V-170: V-170 extends between the Devils Lake, ND, VOR/DME and 
Salem, MI, VORTAC; and between the Erie, PA, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Andrews, MD, VORTAC 060[deg] and Baltimore, MD, 
VORTAC 165[deg] radials (POLLA fix); excluding the airspace within 
restricted area R-5802 when active. This rule removes the airway 
segment between the Erie, PA, VORTAC and Bradford, PA, VOR/DME. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway and the exclusion statement 
for restricted area R-5802 remain unchanged.
    V-176: V-176 extends between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Chardon, OH, VOR/DME 294[deg] and Dryer, OH, VOR/
DME 357[deg] radials (HIMEZ fix), excluding the airspace within Canada. 
V-176 is removed in its entirety.
    V-188: V-188 extends between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and Groton, 
CT, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes 
the airway segment between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and Tidioute, PA, 
VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-210: V-210 extends between the Los Angeles, CA, VORTAC and 
Okmulgee, OK, VOR/DME; and between the Brickyard, IN, VORTAC and 
Yardley, PA, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Revloc, PA, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions 
of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-221: V-221 extends between the Bible Grove, IL, VORTAC and Erie, 
PA, VORTAC, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule removes the 
airway segment between the intersection of the Fort Wayne, IN, VORTAC 
016[deg] and Goshen, IN, VORTAC 092[deg] radials (ILTON fix) and the 
Erie, PA, VORTAC, and the exclusion statement for the airspace within 
Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain 
unchanged.
    V-232: V-232 extends between the Chardon, OH, VOR/DME and Colts 
Neck, NJ, VOR/DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
Chardon, OH, VOR/DME and Keating, PA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions 
of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-233: V-233 extends between the Spinner, IL, VORTAC and Pellston, 
MI, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the 
Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME and Mount Pleasant, MI, VOR/DME. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-297: V-297 extends between the Johnstown, PA, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Akron, OH, VOR/DME 305[deg] and Waterville, OH, 
VOR/DME 062[deg] radials (LLEEO fix), excluding the airspace within 
Canada. V-297 is removed in its entirety.
    V-353: V-353 extends between the Jackson, MI, VOR/DME and Flint, 
MI, VORTAC. V-353 is removed in its entirety.
    V-383: V-383 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Detroit, 
MI, VOR/DME. V-383 is removed in its entirety.
    V-396: V-396 extends between the Windsor, ON, Canada, VOR/DME and 
Chardon, OH, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V-396 is 
removed in its entirety.
    V-406: V-406 extends between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and London, ON, 
Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V-406 is removed 
in its entirety.
    V-416: V-416 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Mansfield, OH, VORTAC 045[deg] and Dryer, OH, VOR/
DME 123[deg] radials (JAKEE fix). V-416 is removed in its entirety.
    V-418: V-418 extends between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and Jamestown, 
NY, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V-418 is removed in 
its entirety.
    V-426: V-426 extends between the Carleton, MI, VORTAC and Dryer, 
OH, VOR/DME. V-426 is removed in its entirety.
    V-435: V-435 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Dryer, 
OH, VOR/DME. V-435 is removed in its entirety.
    V-443: V-443 extends between the intersection of the Newcomerstown, 
OH, VOR/DME 099[deg] and Bellaire, OH, VOR/DME 044[deg] radials (WISKE 
fix) and the Aylmer, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within 
Canada. V-443 is removed in its entirety.

[[Page 13408]]

    V-450: V-450 extends between the Escanaba, MI, VOR/DME and London, 
ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. This rule 
removes the airway segment between the Flint, MI, VORTAC and London, 
ON, Canada, VOR/DME, and the exclusion statement for the airspace 
within Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain 
unchanged.
    V-464: V-464 extends between the Salem, MI, VORTAC and Aylmer, ON, 
Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. V-464 is removed 
in its entirety.
    V-467: V-467 extends between the Richmond, IN, VORTAC and Detroit, 
MI, VOR/DME. V-467 is removed in its entirety.
    V-486: V-486 extends between the intersection of the Akron, OH, 
VOR/DME 316[deg] and Chardon, OH, VOR/DME 260[deg] radials (LEBRN fix) 
and the Jamestown, NY, VOR/DME. V-486 is removed in its entirety.
    V-493: V-493 extends between the Livingston, TN, VORTAC and 
Carleton, MI, VORTAC; and between the Menominee, MI, VOR/DME and 
Rhinelander, WI, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between 
the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Carleton, MI, VORTAC. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-522: V-522 extends between the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME and Erie, PA, 
VORTAC. V-522 is removed in its entirety.
    V-523: V-523 extends between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Erie, PA, 
VORTAC. V-523 is removed in its entirety.
    V-525: V-525 extends between the Appleton, OH, VORTAC and Dryer, 
OH, VOR/DME. V-525 is removed in its entirety.
    V-542: V-542 extends between the Rosewood, OH, VORTAC and Lebanon, 
NH, VORTAC. This rule removes the airway segment between the Rosewood, 
OH, VORTAC and Tidioute, PA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway remain unchanged.
    V-584: V-584 extends between the Waterville, OH, VOR/DME and Dryer, 
OH, VOR/DME. V-584 is removed in its entirety.
    All radials in the route descriptions are stated in True degrees.
    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 will be subsequently published in the Order.

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 amending and removing 
multiple VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in 
northcentral United States qualifies for categorical exclusion under 
the National Environmental Policy Act and its agency-specific 
implementing regulations in FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: 
Policies and Procedures'' regarding categorical exclusions for 
procedural actions at paragraph 5-6.5a, which categorically excludes 
from full environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate 
or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting 
points. Therefore, this airspace action is not expected to result in 
any 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(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-2 [Amended]

    From Seattle, WA; Ellensburg, WA; Moses Lake, WA; Spokane, WA; 
Mullan Pass, ID; Missoula, MT; Helena, MT; INT Helena 119[deg] and 
Livingston, MT, 322[deg] radials; Livingston; Billings, MT; Miles 
City, MT; 24 miles, 90 miles, 55 MSL, Dickinson, ND; 10 miles, 60 
miles, 38 MSL, Bismarck, ND; 14 miles, 62 miles, 34 MSL, Jamestown, 
ND; Fargo, ND; Alexandria, MN; Gopher, MN; Nodine, MN; Lone Rock, 
WI; Madison, WI; Badger, WI; Muskegon, MI; to Lansing, MI. From 
Buffalo, NY; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; Utica, NY; Albany, NY; INT 
Albany 084[deg] and Gardner, MA, 284[deg] radials; to Gardner.
* * * * *

V-5 [Amended]

    From Pecan, GA; Vienna, GA; Dublin, GA; Athens, GA; INT Athens 
340[deg] and Electric City, SC, 274[deg] radials; INT Electric City 
274[deg] and Choo Choo, GA, 127[deg] radials; Choo Choo; Bowling 
Green, KY; New Hope, KY; Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; to 
Appleton, OH.

V-6 [Amended]

    From Oakland, CA; INT Oakland 039[deg] and Sacramento, CA, 
212[deg] radials; Sacramento; Squaw Valley, CA; Mustang, NV; 
Lovelock, NV; Battle Mountain, NV; INT Battle Mountain 062[deg] and 
Wells, NV, 256[deg] radials; Wells; 5 miles, 40 miles, 98 MSL, 85 
MSL, Lucin, UT; 43 miles, 85 MSL, Ogden, UT; 11 miles, 50 miles, 105 
MSL, Fort Bridger, WY; Rock Springs, WY; 20 miles, 39 miles 95 MSL, 
Cherokee, WY; 39 miles, 27 miles 95 MSL, Medicine Bow, WY; INT 
Medicine Bow 106[deg] and Sidney, NE, 291[deg] radials; Sidney; 
North Platte, NE; Grand Island, NE; Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA; Iowa 
City, IA; Davenport, IA; INT Davenport 087[deg] and DuPage, IL, 
255[deg] radials; to DuPage. From INT Chicago Heights, IL, 358[deg] 
and Gipper, MI, 271[deg] radials; Gipper; to INT Gipper 092[deg] and 
Litchfield, MI, 196[deg] radials. From Clarion, PA; Philipsburg, PA; 
Selinsgrove, PA; Allentown, PA; Solberg, NJ; INT Solberg 107[deg] 
and Yardley, PA, 068[deg] radials; INT Yardley 068[deg] and La 
Guardia, NY, 213[deg] radials; to La Guardia.
* * * * *

[[Page 13409]]

V-8 [Amended]

    From INT Seal Beach, CA, 266[deg] and Ventura, CA, 144[deg] 
radials; Seal Beach; Paradise, CA; 35 miles, 7 miles wide (3 miles 
SE and 4 miles NW of centerline) Hector, CA; Goffs, CA; INT Goffs 
033[deg] and Morman Mesa, NV, 196[deg] radials; Morman Mesa; Bryce 
Canyon, UT; Hanksville, UT; Grand Junction, CO; Rifle, CO; 
Kremmling, CO; Mile High, CO; Akron, CO; Hayes Center, NE; Grand 
Island, NE; Omaha, NE; Des Moines, IA; Iowa City, IA; Moline, IL; 
Joliet, IL; Chicago Heights, IL; Goshen, IN; to Flag City, OH. From 
Briggs, OH; Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 107[deg] and Grantsville, MD, 
285[deg] radials; Grantsville; Martinsburg, WV; to Washington, DC. 
The portion outside the United States has no upper limit.
* * * * *

V-10 [Amended]

    From Pueblo, CO; 18 miles, 48 miles, 60 MSL, Lamar, CO; Garden 
City, KS; Dodge City, KS; Hutchinson, KS; Emporia, KS; INT Emporia 
063[deg]and Napoleon, MO, 243[deg] radials; Napoleon; Kirksville, 
MO; Burlington, IA; Bradford, IL; to INT Bradford 058[deg] and 
Joliet, IL, 287[deg] radials. From INT Chicago Heights, IL, 358[deg] 
and Gipper, MI, 271[deg] radials; Gipper; to Litchfield, MI. From 
Youngstown, OH; INT Youngstown 116[deg] and Revloc, PA, 300[deg] 
radials; Revloc; INT Revloc 107[deg] and Lancaster, PA, 280[deg] 
radials; to Lancaster.

V-11 [Amended]

    From Brookley, AL; Greene County, MS; INT Greene County 315[deg] 
and Magnolia, MS, 133[deg] radials; Magnolia; Sidon, MS; Holly 
Springs, MS; Dyersburg, TN; Cunningham, KY; Pocket City, IN; 
Brickyard, IN; Marion, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 
038[deg] and Waterville, OH, 273[deg] radials.
* * * * *

V-14 [Amended]

    From Chisum, NM; Lubbock, TX; Childress, TX; Hobart, OK; Will 
Rogers, OK; INT Will Rogers 052[deg] and Tulsa, OK, 246[deg] 
radials; Tulsa; Neosho, MO; Springfield, MO; Vichy, MO; INT Vichy 
067[deg] and St. Louis, MO, 225[deg] radials; St. Louis; Vandalia, 
IL; Terre Haute, IN; Brickyard, IN; Muncie, IN; to Flag City, OH. 
From Buffalo, NY; Geneseo, NY; Georgetown, NY; INT Georgetown 
093[deg] and Albany, NY, 270[deg] radials; Albany; INT Albany 
084[deg] and Gardner, MA, 284[deg] radials; Gardner; to Norwich, CT.
* * * * *

V-26 [Amended]

    From Blue Mesa, CO; Montrose, CO; 13 miles, 112 MSL, 131 MSL; 
Grand Junction, CO; Meeker, CO; Cherokee, WY; Muddy Mountain, WY; 14 
miles 12 AGL, 37 miles 75 MSL, 84 miles 90 MSL, 17 miles 12 AGL; 
Rapid City, SD; Philip, SD; Pierre, SD; Huron, SD; Redwood Falls, 
MN; Farmington, MN; Eau Claire, WI; Waussau, WI; Green Bay, WI; INT 
Green Bay 116[deg] and White Cloud, MI, 302[deg] radials; White 
Cloud; to Lansing, MI.
* * * * *

V-30 [Amended]

    From Badger, WI; INT Badger 102[deg] and Pullman, MI, 303[deg] 
radials; Pullman; to Litchfield, MI. From Clarion, PA; Philipsburg, 
PA; Selinsgrove, PA; East Texas, PA; INT East Texas 095[deg] and 
Solberg, NJ, 264[deg] radials; to Solberg.
* * * * *

V-38 [Amended]

    From Moline, IL; INT Moline 082[deg] and Peotone, IL, 281[deg] 
radials; Peotone; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 091[deg] and 
Rosewood, OH, 334[deg] radials. From Appleton, OH; Zanesville, OH; 
Parkersburg, WV; Elkins, WV; Gordonsville, VA; Richmond, VA; Harcum, 
VA; to Cape Charles, VA.
* * * * *

V-40 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-43 [Amended]

    From Youngstown, OH; to Erie, PA.
* * * * *

V-45 [Amended]

    From New Bern, NC; Kinston, NC; Raleigh-Durham, NC; INT Raleigh-
Durham 275[deg] and Greensboro, NC, 105[deg] radials; Greensboro; 
INT Greensboro 334[deg] and Pulaski, VA, 147[deg] radials; Pulaski; 
Bluefield, WV; Charleston, WV; Henderson, WV; to Appleton, OH. From 
Saginaw, MI; Alpena, MI; to Sault Ste Marie, MI.
* * * * *

V-47 [Amended]

    From Pine Bluff, AR; Gilmore, AR; Dyersburg, TN; Cunningham, KY; 
to Pocket City, IN. From Cincinnati, KY; Rosewood, OH; to Flag City, 
OH.
* * * * *

V-59 [Amended]

    From Pulaski, VA; Beckley, WV; Parkersburg, WV; to 
Newcomerstown, OH.
* * * * *

V-75 [Amended]

    From Morgantown, WV; Bellaire, OH; to Briggs, OH.
* * * * *

V-84 [Amended]

    From Northbrook, IL; Pullman, MI; to Lansing, MI. From Buffalo, 
NY; Geneseo, NY; INT Geneseo 091[deg] and Syracuse, NY, 240[deg] 
radials; to Syracuse.
* * * * *

V-92 [Amended]

    From Chicago Heights, IL; to Goshen, IN. From Newcomerstown, OH; 
Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 107[deg] and Grantsville, MD, 285[deg] 
radials; Grantsville; INT Grantsville 124[deg] and Armel, VA, 
292[deg] radials; to Armel.
* * * * *

V-96 [Amended]

    From Brickyard, IN; Kokomo, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort 
Wayne 071[deg] and Flag City, OH, 289[deg] radials.
* * * * *

V-98 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-103 [Amended]

    From Chesterfield, SC; Greensboro, NC; Roanoke, VA; Elkins, WV; 
Clarksburg, WV; Bellaire, OH; INT Bellaire 327[deg] and Akron, OH, 
181[deg] radials; to Akron.
* * * * *

V-116 [Amended]

    From Erie, PA; Bradford, PA; Stonyfork, PA; INT Stonyfork 
098[deg] and Wilkes-Barre, PA, 310[deg] radials; Wilkes-Barre; INT 
Wilkes-Barre 084[deg] and Sparta, NJ, 300[deg] radials; to Sparta.
* * * * *

V-126 [Amended]

    From INT Peotone, IL, 053[deg] and Knox, IN, 297[deg] radials; 
INT Knox 297[deg] and Goshen, IN, 270[deg] radials; Goshen; to INT 
Goshen 092[deg] and Fort Wayne, IN, 016[deg] radials. From Erie, PA; 
Bradford, PA; to Stonyfork, PA.
* * * * *

V-133 [Amended]

    From INT Charlotte, NC, 305[deg] and Barretts Mountain, NC, 
197[deg] radials; Barretts Mountain; Charleston, WV; to Zanesville, 
OH. From Saginaw, MI; Traverse City, MI; Escanaba, MI; Sawyer, MI; 
Houghton, MI; Thunder Bay, ON, Canada; International Falls, MN; to 
Red Lake, ON, Canada. The airspace within Canada is excluded.
* * * * *

V-170 [Amended]

    From Devils Lake, ND; INT Devils Lake 187[deg] and Jamestown, 
ND, 337[deg] radials; Jamestown; Aberdeen, SD; Sioux Falls, SD; 
Worthington, MN; Fairmont, MN; Rochester, MN; Nodine, MN; Dells, WI; 
INT Dells 097[deg] and Badger, WI, 304[deg] radials; Badger; INT 
Badger 121[deg] and Pullman, MI, 282[deg] radials; Pullman; to 
Salem, MI. From Bradford, PA; Slate Run, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; 
Ravine, PA; INT Ravine 125[deg] and Modena, PA, 318[deg] radials; 
Modena; Dupont, DE; INT Dupont 223[deg] and Andrews, MD, 060[deg] 
radials; to INT Andrews 060[deg] and Baltimore, MD, 165[deg] 
radials. The airspace within R-5802 is excluded when active.
* * * * *

V-176 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-188 [Amended]

    From Tidioute, PA; Slate Run, PA; Williamsport, PA; Wilkes-
Barre, PA; INT Wilkes-Barre 084[deg] and Sparta, NJ, 300[deg] 
radials; Sparta; INT Sparta 082[deg] and Carmel, NY, 243[deg] 
radials; Carmel; INT Carmel 078[deg] and Groton, CT, 276[deg] 
radials; to Groton.
* * * * *

V-210 [Amended]

    From Los Angeles, CA; INT Los Angeles 083[deg] and Pomona, CA, 
240[deg] radials; Pomona; INT Daggett, CA, 229[deg] and Hector, CA, 
263[deg] radials; Hector; Goffs, CA; 13 miles, 23 miles 71 MSL, 85 
MSL, Peach Springs, AZ; Grand Canyon, AZ; Tuba City, AZ; 10 miles 90 
MSL, 91 miles 105 MSL, Rattlesnake, NM; Alamosa, CO; INT Alamosa 
074[deg] and Lamar, CO, 250[deg] radials; 40 miles, 51 miles, 65 
MSL, Lamar; 13 miles, 79 miles, 55 MSL, Liberal,

[[Page 13410]]

KS; INT Liberal 137[deg] and Will Rogers, OK, 284[deg] radials; Will 
Rogers; INT Will Rogers 113[deg] and Okmulgee, OK, 238[deg] radials; 
to Okmulgee. From Brickyard, IN; Muncie, IN; to Rosewood, OH. From 
Revloc, PA; INT Revloc 096[deg] and Harrisburg, PA, 285[deg] 
radials; Harrisburg; Lancaster, PA; INT Lancaster 095[deg] and 
Yardley, PA, 255[deg] radials; to Yardley.
* * * * *

V-221 [Amended]

    From Bible Grove, IL; Hoosier, IN; Shelbyville, IN; Muncie, IN; 
Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 016[deg] and Goshen, IN, 092[deg] 
radials.
* * * * *

V-232 [Amended]

    From Keating, PA; Milton, PA; INT Milton 099[deg] and Solberg, 
NJ, 299[deg] radials; Solberg; INT Solberg 137[deg] and Colts Neck, 
NJ, 263[deg] radials; to Colts Neck.

V-233 [Amended]

    From Spinner, IL; INT Spinner 061[deg] and Roberts, IL, 233[deg] 
radials; Roberts; Knox, IN; Goshen, IN; to Litchfield, MI. From 
Mount Pleasant, MI; INT Mount Pleasant 351[deg] and Gaylord, MI, 
207[deg] radials; Gaylord; to Pellston, MI.
* * * * *

V-297 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-353 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-383 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-396 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-406 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-416 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-418 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-426 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-435 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-443 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-450 [Amended]

    From Escanaba, MI; Menominee, MI; Green Bay, WI; Muskegon, MI; 
INT Muskegon 094[deg] and Flint, MI, 280[deg] radials; to Flint.
* * * * *

V-464 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-467 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-486 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-493 [Amended]

    From Livingston, TN; Lexington, KY; York, KY; INT York 030[deg] 
and Appleton, OH, 183[deg] radials; to Appleton. From Menominee, MI; 
to Rhinelander, WI.
* * * * *

V-522 [Removed]

V-523 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-525 [Removed]

* * * * *

V-542 [Amended]

    From Tidioute, PA; Bradford, PA; INT Bradford 078[deg] and 
Elmira, NY, 252[deg] radials; Elmira; Binghampton, NY; Rockdale, NY; 
Albany, NY; Cambridge, NY; INT Cambridge 063[deg] and Lebanon, NH, 
214[deg] radials; to Lebanon.
* * * * *

V-584 [Removed]

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 22, 2018.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2018-06268 Filed 3-28-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P