Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Chicago, IL, 17327-17329 [2018-08033]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Proposed Rules year) and less than 730 days (two years); and (iii) Zero (0) percent of the amount due to be paid of unpaid principal of the outstanding eligible Covered IHC debt securities issued by the Covered IHC in less than 365 days (one year). * * * * * ■ 13. In § 252.165, revise paragraph (d)(3)(i)(C) to read as follows: § 252.165 Covered IHC total lossabsorbing capacity requirement and buffer. * * * * * (d) * * * (3) * * * (i) * * * (C) The ratio (expressed as a percentage) of the Covered IHC’s outstanding eligible Covered IHC longterm debt amount plus 50 percent of the amount of unpaid principal of outstanding eligible Covered IHC debt securities issued by the Covered IHC due to be paid in, as calculated in § 252.162(b)(2), greater than or equal to 365 days (one year) but less than 730 days (two years) to total risk-weighted assets. * * * * * Dated: April 2, 2018. Joseph M. Otting, Comptroller of the Currency. By order of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, April 11, 2018. Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2018–08066 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–P 4810–33–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0230; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–26] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Chicago, IL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: This action proposes to modify two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V–217 and V– 228) in the vicinity of the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, IL. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O’Hare, IL (ORD), VOR/ SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME is being decommissioned to facilitate the construction of a new runway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 4, 2018. 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–2018–0230; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–26 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 17327 safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend the route structure in the Chicago, IL, area as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. 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– 2018–0230; Airspace Docket No. 17– AGL–26) 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–2018–0230; Airspace Docket No. 17–AGL–26.’’ 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. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in E:\FR\FM\19APP1.SGM 19APP1 17328 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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 Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, 76177. 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 document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS Background The FAA is planning to decommission the Chicago O’Hare, IL, VOR/DME in January 2019 in support of construction activities for a new runway at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. With the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O’Hare VOR/DME, the remaining ground-based NAVAIDs in the area do not support the continuity of V–217 and V–228. As such, proposed modifications to V–217 and V–228 would result in a gap in the airways between the BESIE and FARMM fixes located northwest of the Chicago O’Hare International Airport, IL. To overcome the gaps in the airways and enroute structure, instrument flight rules traffic could use adjacent VOR Federal airways (including V–2, V–9, V–24, V–97, V– 177, and V–191) to circumnavigate the affected area, file point to point through the affected area using fixes that will remain in place, or receive air traffic control (ATC) radar vectors through the area. Visual flight rules pilots who elect to navigate via the airways through the affected area could also take advantage of the adjacent VOR Federal airways, fixes, or ATC services previously listed. 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– 217 and V–228. The planned decommissioning of the Chicago O’Hare, IL, VOR/DME has made these actions necessary. The proposed VOR Federal airway changes are described below. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 V–217: V–217 currently extends between the intersection of the Chicago O’Hare, IL, 316°/DuPage, IL, 359° and Northbrook, IL, 291° radials (FARMM fix) and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Chicago O’Hare, IL, 316°/DuPage, IL, 359° and Northbrook, IL, 291° radials (FARMM fix) and the intersection of the Chicago O’Hare 316° and Badger, WI, 193° radials (BESIE fix). Additionally, the BESIE fix would be amended in the airway description to describe it as the intersection of the Madison, WI, 138°(T)/135°(M) radial and the existing Badger, WI, 193° radial, and the spelling of the Winnipeg VORTAC name would be corrected from ‘‘Winnepeg’’ to ‘‘Winnipeg.’’ The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–228: V–228 currently extends between the Dells, WI, VORTAC and the Gipper, MI, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the intersection of the Madison, WI, 138° and Chicago O’Hare, IL, 316° radials (BESIE fix) and the intersection of the Chicago O’Hare, IL, 316° and Northbrook, IL, 291° radials (FARMM fix). Additionally, the BESIE fix will be amended in the airway description to describe it as the intersection of the existing Madison, WI, 138° radial and the Badger, WI, 193°(T)/ 191°(M) radial, and the FARMM fix will be amended in the airway description to describe it as the intersection of the DuPage, IL, 359°(T)/357°(M) radial and the existing Northbrook, IL, 291° radial. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. All radials in the route descriptions below that are unchanged are stated in True degrees. Radials that are stated in True and Magnetic degrees are new computations based on available NAVAIDS. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 rule’’ under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ 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) Airways. * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–217 [Amended] From INT Madison, WI, 138°(T)/135°(M) and Badger, WI, 193° radials; Badger; Green Bay, WI; Rhinelander, WI; Duluth, MN; Hibbing, MN; Baudette, MN; INT Baudette 313° and Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 117° radials; to Winnipeg. The airspace within Canada is excluded. In addition, the portion of this airway that lies within the Beaver MOA is excluded when the Beaver MOA is active. * E:\FR\FM\19APP1.SGM * * 19APP1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Proposed Rules V–228 [Amended] From Dells, WI; Madison, WI;to INT Madison 138° and Badger, WI, 193°(T)/ 191°(M) radials. From INT DuPage, IL, 359°(T)/357°(M) and Northbrook, IL, 291° radials; Northbrook; INT Northbrook 110° and Gipper, MI, 290° radials; to Gipper. view on Regulations.gov. If you have received a Comment Tracking Number, your comment has been successfully submitted and there is no need to resubmit the same comment. Paper comments that duplicate the electronic submission are not necessary and are discouraged. Should you, however, wish to mail a paper comment in lieu of an electronic comment, it should be sent via regular or express mail to: Drug Enforcement Administration, Attention: DEA Federal Register Representative/ DRW, 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Lewis, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration; Mailing Address: 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152; Telephone: (202) 598–8953. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2018. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2018–08033 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration 21 CFR Part 1303 [Docket No. DEA–480] RIN 1117–AB48 Controlled Substances Quotas Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is publishing this proposed rule to strengthen controls over diversion of controlled substances and make other improvements in the quota management regulatory system for the production, manufacturing, and procurement of controlled substances. DATES: Written comments must be postmarked, and electronic comments must be sent, on or before May 4, 2018. Comments received by mail will be considered timely if they are postmarked on or before the last day of the comment period. The electronic Federal Docket Management System will accept electronic comments until Midnight Eastern Time at the end of that day. ADDRESSES: To ensure proper handling of comments, please reference ‘‘Docket No. DEA–480’’ on all correspondence, including any attachment. The Drug Enforcement Administration encourages that all comments be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal which provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on the web page or to attach a file for lengthier comments. Please go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions at that site for submitting comments. Upon completion of your submission you will receive a Comment Tracking Number for your comment. Please be aware that submitted comments are not instantaneously available for public daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 Posting of Public Comments Please note that all comments received are considered part of the public record. They will, unless reasonable cause is given, be made available by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for public inspection online at http:// www.regulations.gov and in DEA’s public docket. Such information includes personal identifying information (such as your name, address, etc.) voluntarily submitted by the commenter. If you want to submit personal identifying information (such as your name, address, etc.) as part of your comment, but do not want it to be posted online or made available in the public docket, you must include the phrase ‘‘PERSONAL IDENTIFYING INFORMATION’’ in the first paragraph of your comment. You must also place all the personal identifying information you do not want posted online or made available in the public docket in the first paragraph of your comment and identify what information you want redacted. If you want to submit confidential business information as part of your comment, but do not want it to be posted online or made available in the public docket, you must include the phrase ‘‘CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS INFORMATION’’ in the first paragraph of your comment. You must also prominently identify confidential business information to be redacted within the comment. If a comment has so much confidential business information that it cannot be effectively redacted, all or part of that comment may not be posted online or made available in the public docket. Personal identifying information and confidential business information PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 17329 identified and located as set forth above will be redacted and the comment, in redacted form, will be posted online and placed in DEA’s public docket file. Please note that the Freedom of Information Act applies to all comments received. If you wish to inspect the agency’s public docket file in person by appointment, please see the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION paragraph. Legal Authority Provisions of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq., authorize the Attorney General to issue rules and regulations relating to registration and control of the manufacture, distribution, and dispensing of controlled substances and listed chemicals. 21 U.S.C. 821. Pursuant to this authority, the Attorney General, through the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), has issued and administers regulations setting aggregate production quotas for each basic class of controlled substances in schedules I and II, manufacturing quotas for individual manufacturers, and procurement quotas for manufacturers to produce other controlled substances or to convert the substances into dosage form. See 21 CFR part 1303. The current regulations, issued initially in 1971, need to be updated to reflect changes in the manufacture of controlled substances, changing patterns of substance abuse and markets in illicit drugs, and the challenges presented by the current national crisis of controlled substance abuse. This proposed rule modifies the regulations to strengthen controls over diversion—that is, the redirection of controlled substances which may have lawful uses into illicit channels—and makes other improvements in the controlled substance regulatory quota system. The quota process, in general terms, is a critical element of the Controlled Substances Act’s regulatory system that seeks to prevent or limit diversion by preventing the accumulation of controlled substances in amounts exceeding legitimate need. The measures the proposed rule adopts to strengthen the system include authorizing the requisition from quota applicants of additional information helpful in detecting and preventing diversion, and ensuring that DEA’s determinations regarding the appropriate quotas are adequately informed by input from other federal agencies, from the states, and from quota applicants. E:\FR\FM\19APP1.SGM 19APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 17327-17329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08033]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0230; Airspace Docket No. 17-AGL-26]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the 
Vicinity of Chicago, IL

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify two VHF Omnidirectional Range 
(VOR) Federal airways (V-217 and V-228) in the vicinity of the Chicago 
O'Hare International Airport, IL. The FAA is proposing this action due 
to the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O'Hare, IL (ORD), VOR/
Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which 
provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. 
The Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME is being decommissioned to facilitate the 
construction of a new runway at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 4, 2018.

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-2018-0230; Airspace Docket No. 17-AGL-26 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    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 safety of aircraft and the 
efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that 
authority as it would amend the route structure in the Chicago, IL, 
area as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air 
traffic within the National Airspace System.

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-2018-0230; Airspace Docket No. 17-AGL-26) 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-2018-0230; Airspace Docket No. 17-AGL-26.'' 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. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received and any final disposition in

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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 Operations Support Group, 
Central Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood 
Blvd., Fort Worth, TX, 76177.

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

Background

    The FAA is planning to decommission the Chicago O'Hare, IL, VOR/DME 
in January 2019 in support of construction activities for a new runway 
at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.
    With the planned decommissioning of the Chicago O'Hare VOR/DME, the 
remaining ground-based NAVAIDs in the area do not support the 
continuity of V-217 and V-228. As such, proposed modifications to V-217 
and V-228 would result in a gap in the airways between the BESIE and 
FARMM fixes located northwest of the Chicago O'Hare International 
Airport, IL. To overcome the gaps in the airways and enroute structure, 
instrument flight rules traffic could use adjacent VOR Federal airways 
(including V-2, V-9, V-24, V-97, V-177, and V-191) to circumnavigate 
the affected area, file point to point through the affected area using 
fixes that will remain in place, or receive air traffic control (ATC) 
radar vectors through the area. Visual flight rules pilots who elect to 
navigate via the airways through the affected area could also take 
advantage of the adjacent VOR Federal airways, fixes, or ATC services 
previously listed.

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-217 and V-228. The planned decommissioning of the Chicago 
O'Hare, IL, VOR/DME has made these actions necessary. The proposed VOR 
Federal airway changes are described below.
    V-217: V-217 currently extends between the intersection of the 
Chicago O'Hare, IL, 316[deg]/DuPage, IL, 359[deg] and Northbrook, IL, 
291[deg] radials (FARMM fix) and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VOR/Tactical 
Air Navigation (VORTAC). The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment 
between the Chicago O'Hare, IL, 316[deg]/DuPage, IL, 359[deg] and 
Northbrook, IL, 291[deg] radials (FARMM fix) and the intersection of 
the Chicago O'Hare 316[deg] and Badger, WI, 193[deg] radials (BESIE 
fix). Additionally, the BESIE fix would be amended in the airway 
description to describe it as the intersection of the Madison, WI, 
138[deg](T)/135[deg](M) radial and the existing Badger, WI, 193[deg] 
radial, and the spelling of the Winnipeg VORTAC name would be corrected 
from ``Winnepeg'' to ``Winnipeg.'' The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-228: V-228 currently extends between the Dells, WI, VORTAC and 
the Gipper, MI, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment 
between the intersection of the Madison, WI, 138[deg] and Chicago 
O'Hare, IL, 316[deg] radials (BESIE fix) and the intersection of the 
Chicago O'Hare, IL, 316[deg] and Northbrook, IL, 291[deg] radials 
(FARMM fix). Additionally, the BESIE fix will be amended in the airway 
description to describe it as the intersection of the existing Madison, 
WI, 138[deg] radial and the Badger, WI, 193[deg](T)/191[deg](M) radial, 
and the FARMM fix will be amended in the airway description to describe 
it as the intersection of the DuPage, IL, 359[deg](T)/357[deg](M) 
radial and the existing Northbrook, IL, 291[deg] radial. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway would remain as charted.
    All radials in the route descriptions below that are unchanged are 
stated in True degrees. Radials that are stated in True and Magnetic 
degrees are new computations based on available NAVAIDS.
    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:

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

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

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, 
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-217 [Amended]

    From INT Madison, WI, 138[deg](T)/135[deg](M) and Badger, WI, 
193[deg] radials; Badger; Green Bay, WI; Rhinelander, WI; Duluth, 
MN; Hibbing, MN; Baudette, MN; INT Baudette 313[deg] and Winnipeg, 
MB, Canada, 117[deg] radials; to Winnipeg. The airspace within 
Canada is excluded. In addition, the portion of this airway that 
lies within the Beaver MOA is excluded when the Beaver MOA is 
active.
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V-228 [Amended]

    From Dells, WI; Madison, WI;to INT Madison 138[deg] and Badger, 
WI, 193[deg](T)/191[deg](M) radials. From INT DuPage, IL, 
359[deg](T)/357[deg](M) and Northbrook, IL, 291[deg] radials; 
Northbrook; INT Northbrook 110[deg] and Gipper, MI, 290[deg] 
radials; to Gipper.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2018.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2018-08033 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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