Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States, 24047-24050 [R1-2018-10446]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Proposed Rules assessment income. The Committee determined that this level of assessment revenue would be adequate to cover budgeted expenses for the 2018–2019 fiscal period without unduly increasing reserve funds. A review of historical information and preliminary information pertaining to the upcoming fiscal year indicates that the average producer price for the 2018– 2019 season should be approximately $9.26 per hundredweight of potatoes. Therefore, the estimated assessment revenue for the 2018–2019 fiscal period as a percentage of total producer revenue would be about 0.06 percent. This proposed action would increase the assessment obligation imposed on handlers. While assessments impose some additional costs on handlers, the costs are minimal and uniform on all handlers. Some of the additional costs may be passed on to producers. However, these costs would be offset by the benefits derived by the operation of the Order. In addition, the Committee’s meetings were widely publicized throughout the Colorado potato industry. All interested persons were invited to attend the meetings and participate in Committee deliberations on all issues. Like all Committee meetings, the March 15, 2018 meeting was a public meeting and all entities, both large and small, were able to express views on this issue. Finally, interested persons are invited to submit comments on this proposed rule, including the regulatory and information collection impacts of this action on small businesses. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Order’s information collection requirements have been previously approved by the OMB and assigned OMB No. 0581–0178, Generic Vegetable and Specialty Crops. No changes in those requirements would be necessary as a result of this action. Should any changes become necessary, they would be submitted to OMB for approval. This proposed rule would not impose any additional reporting or recordkeeping requirements on either small or large Colorado potato handlers. As with all Federal marketing order programs, reports and forms are periodically reviewed to reduce information requirements and duplication by industry and public sector agencies. AMS is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. USDA has not identified any relevant Federal rules that duplicate, overlap, or conflict with this proposed rule. A small business guide on complying with fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing agreements and orders may be viewed at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ rules-regulations/moa/small-businesses. Any questions about the compliance guide should be sent to Richard Lower at the previously mentioned address in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 948 Marketing agreements, Potatoes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 948 is proposed to be amended as follows: PART 948—IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN COLORADO 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 948 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. 2. Section 948.216 is revised to read as follows: ■ § 948.216 Assessment rate. On and after September 1, 2018, an assessment rate of $0.006 per hundredweight is established for Colorado Area No. 2 potatoes. Dated: May 18, 2018. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2018–11084 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0232; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–33] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States Editorial Note: Proposed Rule document 2018–10466 was originally published on pages 22891 through 22894 in the issue of Thursday, May 17, 2018. In that publication, on pages 22893 through 22894, the latitude coordinates appeared incorrectly. The corrected document is published here in its entirety. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 24047 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend six United States Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (Q–88, Q–90, Q–114, Q–126, Q–136, and Q–150) and establish one RNAV route (Q–92) in the western United States. The routes would support standard instrument departures (SIDs) and standard terminal arrival routes (STARs) for Denver International Airport. Additionally, the routes will promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV enroute procedures while enhancing capacity for adjacent airports. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 2, 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–2018–0232; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–33 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: Kenneth Ready, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in E:\FR\FM\24MYP1.SGM 24MYP1 24048 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Proposed Rules 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 modifies the route structure as necessary to support the flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 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– 2018–0232; Airspace Docket No. 17– ANM–33) 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–2018–0232; Airspace Docket No. 17–ANM–33.’’ 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Availability of NPRMs The Proposal An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198. The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify United States RNAV routes Q–88, Q–90, Q–114, Q– 126, Q–136, Q–150; and establish United States RNAV route Q–92. The proposed route changes are outlined below. Q–88: Q–88 currently extends from waypoint HAKMN, NV to waypoint CHESZ, UT. The amended route would connect airports in the northeastern United States (U.S.) and Canada with Los Angeles and Las Vegas. As well as, provide Denver International Airport departures to the north a routing to Minneapolis. Q–90: Q–90 currently extends from waypoint DNERO, CA to waypoint JASSE, AZ. The amended route would add connection to Chicago O’Hare Airport. Additionally, the route would provide an alternate south departure route from Denver International airport to the Los Angeles, CA, basin satellite airports. Q–92: Q–92 would be established to support departures from Denver International Airport bound for airports in the midwest and east coast. Q–114: Q–114 currently extends from waypoint NATEE, NV to waypoint BUGGG, UT. The amended route would connect Chicago area airports to the Los Angeles basin airports. Additionally, the amended route would support Denver International Airport west departures to the Los Angeles, CA, basin satellite airports. Q–126: Q–126 currently extends from waypoint TIPRE, CA to VOR/DME Meeker, CO, (EKR). The amended route would link airports on the U.S. west coast to airports in the midwest. Q–126 would add utility by supporting Denver International Airport arrival traffic from the west. Additional waypoints were added to the airway to provide for oxygen escape routes. Q–136: Q–136 currently extends from VORTAC Coaldale, NV (OAL) to FIX VOAXA, CO. The amended route would link airports on the U.S. west coast to airports in the midwest. Q–136 would support Denver International Airport west departures to the San Francisco Bay area and departures to the midwest and east coast airports. Additional waypoints were added to the airway to provide for oxygen escape routes. Q–150: Q–150 currently extends from waypoint STEVS, WA to waypoint OPPEE, WY. The amended route would support overflight traffic between Seattle area airports and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, as well as Calgary and Edmonton airports in Canada. Q–150 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 Denver, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) requested the FAA to amend six existing and establish one new RNAV Q-Routes. These routes would support new SIDs and STARs that are being developed for Denver International Airport and surrounding airports. Moreover, the current routes are being amended to connect the midwest and east coast airports with west coast airports. Additional waypoints are being strategically added to existing routes over the Rocky Mountains to provide more flexibility in route planning to avoid mountain wave effect (severe turbulence, strong vertical currents, and icing) and to provide flexibility in flight planning for oxygen escape routes (oxygen escape routes are used in the event of cabin depressurization during a flight). Furthermore, amending the six existing routes and adding the one new route will facilitate the implementation of traffic management initiatives such as adjacent ARTCC metering (ACM) and time based flow management. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\24MYP1.SGM 24MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Proposed Rules would support Denver departures enroute to Boise, ID; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA. United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 2006 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 United States Area Navigation Routes listed in this document will 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 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 2006—United States Area Navigation Routes (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 35°30′28.31″ 36°05′07.72″ 37°30′06.70″ 39°22′47.16″ 41°30′42.77″ 43°51′37.63″ 45°22′17.00″ N, N, N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. long. long. 115°04’47.04″ 114°17′09.16″ 111°52′12.94″ 107°12′15.76″ 102°52′39.47″ 099°59′15.44″ 097°37′27.00″ W) W) W) W) W) W) W) * * * * * Q–90 DNERO, CA to WELKY, IA [Amended] DNERO, CA WP YAMHA, CO WP DAAYE, CO WP WELKY, IA WP (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 35°02′07.14″ 37°04′15.31″ 38°00′40.43″ 40°38′57.01″ N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. 114°54′16.39″ 108°51′39.33″ 105°46′44.19″ 093°33′40.60″ W) W) W) W) * * * * * Q–92 CHUWY, NE to JORDY, IA [New] CHUWY, NE WP KUTCH, NE WP MAASI, NE WP JORDY, IA FIX (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 41°30′42.77″ 41°48′23.73″ 41°59′36.09″ 42°05′11.53″ N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. 102°52′39.47″ 101°01′44.06″ 097°34′21.90″ 093°31′32.82″ W) W) W) W) * * * * * Q–114 NATEE, NV to LEONG, IA [Amended] NATEE, NV WP BAWER, UT WP AVVVS, CO FIX AYOLE, NE WP LEONG, IA WP (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 35°37′14.00″ 37°38′06.68″ 40°02′07.82″ 41°08′59.40″ 41°24′02.01″ N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. 115°22′26.00″ 112°16′45.89″ 104°46′03.16″ 100°43′20.63″ 093°44′57.66″ W) W) W) W) W) * * * * * Q–126 TIPRE, CA to BRAFF, CO [Amended] TIPRE, CA WP INSLO, NV WP LBATO, UT WP WP BASNN, CO BRAFF, CO WP sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Q–88 HAKMN, NV to DKOTA, SD [Amended] HAKMN, NV WP LAKRR, NV WP PROMT, UT WP ZAKRY, CO WP CHUWY, NE WP VIVID, SD FIX DKOTA, SD WP (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 38°12′21.00″ 38°40′44.90″ 39°47′17.82″ 39°55′53.98″ 40°08′35.62″ N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. 121°02′09.00″ 117°17′53.20″ 110°04′48.60″ 109°00′50.73″ 104°23′26.75″ W) W) W) W) W) * * * * * Q–136 COALDALE, NV (OAL) to BAACN, IA [Amended] COALDALE, NV (OAL) VORTAC (Lat. 38°00′11.74″ N, long. 117°46′13.60″ W) RUMPS, NV WP (Lat. 38°07′10.00″ N, long. 117°16′15.00″ W) KATTS, NV WP (Lat. 38°20′00.00″ N, long. 116°20′00.00″ W) WEEMN, UT WP (Lat. 39°21′57.00″ N, long. 109°58′02.80″ W) COUGH, CO WP (Lat. 39°53′45.04″ N, long. 105°14′56.79″ W) ZIRKL, NE WP (Lat. 40°07′56.94″ N, long. 101°22′17.29″ W) WP (Lat. 40°58′29.04″ N, long. 093°47′25.79″ W) BAACN, IA * * * * * Q–150 STEVS, WA to EXHAS, KS [Amended] STEVS, WA WP GANNE, WY WP DUUZE, KS WP EXHAS, KS WP VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. Fmt 4702 47°14′54.49″ 43°18′37.17″ 38°51′00.00″ 38°20′04.70″ Sfmt 4702 N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. 24049 120°32′09.93″ 109°30′23.85″ 101°42′00.00″ 101°09′35.23″ E:\FR\FM\24MYP1.SGM W) W) W) W) 24MYP1 24050 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Proposed Rules Issued in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2018. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. published yearly and effective on September 15. [FR Doc. R1–2018–10446 Filed 5–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1202; Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–31] Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Los Angeles, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to establish Class E en route airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface to accommodate instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft under control of the Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC), Los Angeles, CA. Establishment of this airspace area would ensure controlled airspace exists in those areas where the Federal airway structure is inadequate. DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 9, 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– 2017–1202; Airspace Docket No. 17– AWP–31, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 Tom Clark, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198–6547; telephone (206) 231–2253. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would establish Class E en route airspace at Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center, Los Angeles, CA. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2017–1202/Airspace Docket No. 17–AWP–31.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the ADDRESSES section for the 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 Northwest Mountain Regional Office of the Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, 2200 S 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198–6547. 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 Current airspace design is primarily based on airport terminal areas and airways, often leaving small areas of uncontrolled airspace between airports. Class E en route domestic airspace provides controlled airspace in those areas where there is a requirement to provide IFR en route air traffic control services but the Federal airway structure is inadequate. Numerous smaller Class E en route areas have been established to provide controlled airspace where the airway structure is inadequate; however, additional areas of uncontrolled airspace have been discovered due to technological improvements in locating and mapping. Also, as aging groundbased navigation aids are removed from service, the airway structure is reduced, uncovering larger areas of uncontrolled airspace. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 to establish Class E en route airspace extending upward from E:\FR\FM\24MYP1.SGM 24MYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0232; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-33]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic 
Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States

    Editorial Note: Proposed Rule document 2018-10466 was originally 
published on pages 22891 through 22894 in the issue of Thursday, May 
17, 2018. In that publication, on pages 22893 through 22894, the 
latitude coordinates appeared incorrectly. The corrected document is 
published here in its entirety.

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend six United States Area 
Navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-88, Q-90, Q-114, Q-126, Q-136, and Q-150) 
and establish one RNAV route (Q-92) in the western United States. The 
routes would support standard instrument departures (SIDs) and standard 
terminal arrival routes (STARs) for Denver International Airport. 
Additionally, the routes will promote operational efficiencies for 
users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV enroute 
procedures while enhancing capacity for adjacent airports.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 2, 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-2018-0232; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-33 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: Kenneth Ready, 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

[[Page 24048]]

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 modifies the route structure as necessary to support the 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-
2018-0232; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-33) 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-2018-0232; Airspace Docket No. 17-ANM-33.'' 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 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 Western Service Center, Operations 
Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th St., 
Des Moines, WA 98198.

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 Denver, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis Air Route Traffic 
Control Centers (ARTCCs) requested the FAA to amend six existing and 
establish one new RNAV Q-Routes. These routes would support new SIDs 
and STARs that are being developed for Denver International Airport and 
surrounding airports. Moreover, the current routes are being amended to 
connect the midwest and east coast airports with west coast airports. 
Additional waypoints are being strategically added to existing routes 
over the Rocky Mountains to provide more flexibility in route planning 
to avoid mountain wave effect (severe turbulence, strong vertical 
currents, and icing) and to provide flexibility in flight planning for 
oxygen escape routes (oxygen escape routes are used in the event of 
cabin depressurization during a flight).
    Furthermore, amending the six existing routes and adding the one 
new route will facilitate the implementation of traffic management 
initiatives such as adjacent ARTCC metering (ACM) and time based flow 
management.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify United States RNAV routes Q-88, 
Q-90, Q-114, Q-126, Q-136, Q-150; and establish United States RNAV 
route Q-92. The proposed route changes are outlined below.
    Q-88: Q-88 currently extends from waypoint HAKMN, NV to waypoint 
CHESZ, UT. The amended route would connect airports in the northeastern 
United States (U.S.) and Canada with Los Angeles and Las Vegas. As well 
as, provide Denver International Airport departures to the north a 
routing to Minneapolis.
    Q-90: Q-90 currently extends from waypoint DNERO, CA to waypoint 
JASSE, AZ. The amended route would add connection to Chicago O'Hare 
Airport. Additionally, the route would provide an alternate south 
departure route from Denver International airport to the Los Angeles, 
CA, basin satellite airports.
    Q-92: Q-92 would be established to support departures from Denver 
International Airport bound for airports in the midwest and east coast.
    Q-114: Q-114 currently extends from waypoint NATEE, NV to waypoint 
BUGGG, UT. The amended route would connect Chicago area airports to the 
Los Angeles basin airports. Additionally, the amended route would 
support Denver International Airport west departures to the Los 
Angeles, CA, basin satellite airports.
    Q-126: Q-126 currently extends from waypoint TIPRE, CA to VOR/DME 
Meeker, CO, (EKR). The amended route would link airports on the U.S. 
west coast to airports in the midwest. Q-126 would add utility by 
supporting Denver International Airport arrival traffic from the west. 
Additional waypoints were added to the airway to provide for oxygen 
escape routes.
    Q-136: Q-136 currently extends from VORTAC Coaldale, NV (OAL) to 
FIX VOAXA, CO. The amended route would link airports on the U.S. west 
coast to airports in the midwest. Q-136 would support Denver 
International Airport west departures to the San Francisco Bay area and 
departures to the midwest and east coast airports. Additional waypoints 
were added to the airway to provide for oxygen escape routes.
    Q-150: Q-150 currently extends from waypoint STEVS, WA to waypoint 
OPPEE, WY. The amended route would support overflight traffic between 
Seattle area airports and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, as well as Calgary 
and Edmonton airports in Canada. Q-150

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would support Denver departures enroute to Boise, ID; Portland, OR; and 
Seattle, WA.
    United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 
2006 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 United States Area Navigation Routes listed in this document will 
be subsequently published in the Order.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures 
(44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation 
of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. 
Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic 
procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, 
when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

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

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

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

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


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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 2006--United States Area Navigation Routes

Q-88 HAKMN, NV to DKOTA, SD [Amended]
 
HAKMN, NV                               WP                                       (Lat. 35[deg]30'28.31'' N, long. 115[deg]04'47.04'' W)
LAKRR, NV                               WP                                       (Lat. 36[deg]05'07.72'' N, long. 114[deg]17'09.16'' W)
PROMT, UT                               WP                                       (Lat. 37[deg]30'06.70'' N, long. 111[deg]52'12.94'' W)
ZAKRY, CO                               WP                                       (Lat. 39[deg]22'47.16'' N, long. 107[deg]12'15.76'' W)
CHUWY, NE                               WP                                       (Lat. 41[deg]30'42.77'' N, long. 102[deg]52'39.47'' W)
VIVID, SD                               FIX                                      (Lat. 43[deg]51'37.63'' N, long. 099[deg]59'15.44'' W)
DKOTA, SD                               WP                                       (Lat. 45[deg]22'17.00'' N, long. 097[deg]37'27.00'' W)
 
* * * * *
Q-90 DNERO, CA to WELKY, IA [Amended]
 
DNERO, CA                               WP                                       (Lat. 35[deg]02'07.14'' N, long. 114[deg]54'16.39'' W)
YAMHA, CO                               WP                                       (Lat. 37[deg]04'15.31'' N, long. 108[deg]51'39.33'' W)
DAAYE, CO                               WP                                       (Lat. 38[deg]00'40.43'' N, long. 105[deg]46'44.19'' W)
WELKY, IA                               WP                                       (Lat. 40[deg]38'57.01'' N, long. 093[deg]33'40.60'' W)
 
* * * * *
Q-92 CHUWY, NE to JORDY, IA [New]
 
CHUWY, NE                               WP                                       (Lat. 41[deg]30'42.77'' N, long. 102[deg]52'39.47'' W)
KUTCH, NE                               WP                                       (Lat. 41[deg]48'23.73'' N, long. 101[deg]01'44.06'' W)
MAASI, NE                               WP                                       (Lat. 41[deg]59'36.09'' N, long. 097[deg]34'21.90'' W)
JORDY, IA                               FIX                                      (Lat. 42[deg]05'11.53'' N, long. 093[deg]31'32.82'' W)
 
* * * * *
Q-114 NATEE, NV to LEONG, IA [Amended]
 
NATEE, NV                               WP                                       (Lat. 35[deg]37'14.00'' N, long. 115[deg]22'26.00'' W)
BAWER, UT                               WP                                       (Lat. 37[deg]38'06.68'' N, long. 112[deg]16'45.89'' W)
AVVVS, CO                               FIX                                      (Lat. 40[deg]02'07.82'' N, long. 104[deg]46'03.16'' W)
AYOLE, NE                               WP                                       (Lat. 41[deg]08'59.40'' N, long. 100[deg]43'20.63'' W)
LEONG, IA                               WP                                       (Lat. 41[deg]24'02.01'' N, long. 093[deg]44'57.66'' W)
 
* * * * *
Q-126 TIPRE, CA to BRAFF, CO [Amended]
 
TIPRE, CA                               WP                                       (Lat. 38[deg]12'21.00'' N, long. 121[deg]02'09.00'' W)
INSLO, NV                               WP                                       (Lat. 38[deg]40'44.90'' N, long. 117[deg]17'53.20'' W)
LBATO, UT                               WP                                       (Lat. 39[deg]47'17.82'' N, long. 110[deg]04'48.60'' W)
BASNN, CO                               WP                                       (Lat. 39[deg]55'53.98'' N, long. 109[deg]00'50.73'' W)
BRAFF, CO                               WP                                       (Lat. 40[deg]08'35.62'' N, long. 104[deg]23'26.75'' W)
 
* * * * *
Q-136 COALDALE, NV (OAL) to BAACN, IA [Amended]
 
COALDALE, NV                            (OAL) VORTAC                            (Lat. 38[deg]00'11.74'' N, long. 117[deg]46'13.60'' W)
RUMPS, NV                               WP                                       (Lat. 38[deg]07'10.00'' N, long. 117[deg]16'15.00'' W)
KATTS, NV                               WP                                       (Lat. 38[deg]20'00.00'' N, long. 116[deg]20'00.00'' W)
WEEMN, UT                               WP                                       (Lat. 39[deg]21'57.00'' N, long. 109[deg]58'02.80'' W)
COUGH, CO                               WP                                       (Lat. 39[deg]53'45.04'' N, long. 105[deg]14'56.79'' W)
ZIRKL, NE                               WP                                       (Lat. 40[deg]07'56.94'' N, long. 101[deg]22'17.29'' W)
BAACN, IA                               WP                                       (Lat. 40[deg]58'29.04'' N, long. 093[deg]47'25.79'' W)
 
* * * * *
Q-150 STEVS, WA to EXHAS, KS [Amended]
 
STEVS, WA                               WP                                       (Lat. 47[deg]14'54.49'' N, long. 120[deg]32'09.93'' W)
GANNE, WY                               WP                                       (Lat. 43[deg]18'37.17'' N, long. 109[deg]30'23.85'' W)
DUUZE, KS                               WP                                       (Lat. 38[deg]51'00.00'' N, long. 101[deg]42'00.00'' W)
EXHAS, KS                               WP                                       (Lat. 38[deg]20'04.70'' N, long. 101[deg]09'35.23'' W)
 



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    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2018.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. R1-2018-10446 Filed 5-23-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 1301-00-D